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Lisa or Hans

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, german

The Black Bear, a Beautiful Log Home

5 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

West Virginia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The Retreat at Pipestem is a beautiful ten acre property, sitting quietly, hidden in the woods, right next to Pipestem State Park. Golf is only a 15 minute walk away, hiking trails start within minutes from the Retreat and all the activities the State Park has to offer are available to our guests as well. You can choose how active you want to be, from playing golf, to horseback riding, antiquing, dining, archery, a visit to the nature centre, to boating, hunting and fishing, or enjoy the quiet nature around you from the deck or the porch.

Our newest of three cabins, the Black Bear was finished late 2009 and incorporates all the things we learned from remarks our guests made. Simple things like a bedroom on the main floor, a Jacuzzi tub, cathedral ceilings, a loft with TV, an complete kitchen, a Jacuzzi tub, a three zoned air and heating system and a pellet stove as a fireplace to sit around with a life fire on a chilly evening in fall. There is a huge deck of 10 x 40 feet and a covered porch for when it's raining.

The cabin (and we can hardly call this a cabin anymore) is built of full logs and the wall in the living room and loft has windows from floor to the top of the roof. Inside, the cabin is fitted out with good comfortable furniture. A real log dining room and master bed room set, make this cabin complete.

Our own website gopipestem.com will give a more complete picture of what we have to offer, including online booking and secure payments and floorplans.

Keywords: Log Home, Log cabin, secluded, Golf, Hiking, hunting, Pipestem State Park, WV, West Virginia, lodging,

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa or Hans (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Lisa or Hans

My name is Lisa Mateboer and I was born and raised in West Virginia. I became a teacher in Charlotte, NC, but always was traveling back to West Virginia to visit my mother who still lives there. Wanting a place to stay I found what we later called The Retreat at Pipestem. My husband works out of the country a lot and one of the things I looked at was whether I would stay there alone.

Being a teacher in a big city, I always longed to go back to West Virginia. Having two cats, always made it difficult to find a good place to stay and the Cardinal is just ideal to bring them.

As my husband works on ships and is away from home for months at a time, I wanted a place where I could be close to my mother who still lives in West Virginia and also feel safe.

Lisa or Hans purchased this house in 2006

Why Lisa or Hans chose West Virginia

When we found The Retreat at Pipestem we simply fell in love with the place. It's so beautiful and quiet and yet so close by the State Park that we could not resist. There were two log homes at that time and the Black Bear we built a few years later. We found a local builder who did a beautiful job building and finishing the log home. The location is ideal, right next to the StatePark, away from the main roads, but still easy accesible.

What makes this house unique

The saying that for real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location is certainly true for the Black Bear. Within a mile of the Lodge of Pipestem State Park with all the activities going with it. Being away from the main roads but still within of few miles of them, make this place a true gem amongst vacation homes.

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

The Black Bear, a Beautiful Log Home
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

October Black Bear Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Last month we enjoyed a 3 night stay at the Black Bear Cabin in Pipestem. We were blessed with the peak of Fall splendor and all it's colors. It was a perfect time for my husband to return to his West Virginia roots and celebrate another Birthday.

The Black Bear cabin is very lovely and nestled in the woods. It is tastefully furnished yet comfortable. I was grateful not to have to bring linens. Additionally, we appreciated amenities such as a pellet stove, outside fire pit, porch swing, washer & dryer and an ionic hairdryer. The kitchen offers modern appliances and cookware.

It was great having access to the manicured grounds of Pipestem Park. I recommend the breakfast buffet at the Lodge - the food was excellent for a modest price. We enjoyed a hike and paddle boat rental on the lake. The sky-lift tram down to the Creek Lodge and Restaurant provided a spectacular view and it was fun. The journey along Skyline Drive was phenomenal. My pictures are incredible. Do not leave home without a camera!

The Owners (Lisa and Hans) answered all my questions within a reasonable amount of time. VRBO also did a nice job on accurate presentation.

Above all, it was a blessing to relax in beautiful surroundings and take in plenty of fresh air

Loved The Bears!!

Mila and Keith (Robert)

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, WV
4

Week-end breakaway

  • 4 of 5

Black Bear is a beautiful property with all the amenities needed. We loved the outside BBQ and fire pit.

The dish washer gave the ladies a break from doing dishes.

The only problem, not just with this property, (also hotels, B&B, lodges etc) is the fact that one must be out by 10;30 am on a Sunday.....Surely, everybody comes for the weekend, Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. As it turns out, basically, renters have only the full Saturday to enjoy such a lovely place. Sunday morning is wake-up, pack-up and go ! ...... Certainly, most of the time, there won't be anybody moving in so soon.

But we did enjoy our stay, and may be back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Augustine, FL
5

Great girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

Seven Concord sorority sisters from decades ago spent a wonderful October week- end at the Black Bear. Great cabin in the woods with all Pipestem has to offer. The house is very well appointed from the comfy beds to the thick towels. Kitchen had lots of spices,oils, etc. Lots of nice extra touches in the seasonal pumpkins,gourds, etc. Everything you would want in your home away!

We highly recommend dinner down the tram at Mountain Creek. Great atmosphere and food. We may have disturbed a few couples looking for a romantic,quiet dinner...Perfect spot for couples unless a bunch of chatty women show up! Great hiking and leaf peeping.

We shall return! Thanks again to the gracious owners for such a nice experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lorida, Fl.
5

AWESOME CABIN AND OWNERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 rented this beautiful cabin nestled next to Pipestem State Park at the Retreat. The owner (name left out due to policy) is very nice to work with and gives you plenty of ideas on things to do/see; thank you L! The cabin itself was more then described and perfect 4 us. The teenagers had the top floor/bthrm, us older folks had the main floor and my son/wife had the bottom floor. There are 4 bdrms and 3 full baths so this was ideal and gave us some privacy. The kitchen has all u can ask for including a waffle maker and slow cooker (good for those busy and/or snow days). The jets in the main bath were great after a long day of exploring. The views from the cabin are nice with lots of trees. The road butting up to the driveway is great for nice walks.

We had a wonderful time enjoying the local parks,snow and the surrounding towns. We utilized the golf course to take a jab at skiing and sledding; a must!!!! The cost was $2-$5 per hr.!!! I scratched another item off my "bucket list"; horseback riding in the snow. It was 19 degrees and our guide was a hoot along with Doc the QH I rode. The staff at Pipestem Resort were informative and friendly.

We saw up to 60 deer at a time and no less then 12 multiple times a day/night. One evening while driving in the town of Princeton, 4 deer ran out in front of us and we missed them by inches; snow was thick. Deer came up to our cabin most nights/mornings for a "winter treat".

The cabin is centrally located to many area attractions. We visted the Organ Cave and had a private 3 hr tour with a very knowledgable guide along with the resident bobcat-cross. The cat took a liking 2 me and was with me every step of the way. The cave is full of bats who were sleeping and trying to stay warm (32 degrees). The state parks were magnificant and we look forward to visiting again.

We found a nice Mexican Rest. in Princeton, The El Dorado (nestled in a tiny strip mall/hard to see from the road). Our waiter, "Red" was a hoot and enjoyed making strawberry daquiri's 4 us girls and fruit for the baby. The food was excellent and the service #1. Ask for "Red" when you go.

If you are looking for a nice place to stay and a wonderful owner to work with look no further. The Black Bear Cabin is a MUST!!!!! We rented this cabin for a week and did not make much of a dent in all the things we wanted to see and do. L., Thank you for letting us share your beautiful cabin in the woods of WV. We look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC
5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed for 1 week and it was wonderful. Plenty of room, kitchen well stocked, clean, comfy beds, would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
The Retreat at Pipestem
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Golf Course
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Kayaking and fishing
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Mc Keever Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Lookout tower
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Aerial Tramway
Nearest Point of Interest
Open Air theatre
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Open air cinema
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Dinner Club
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Rates & Availability

Pipestem House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 29 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
fall Colors
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanks Giving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
fall Colors
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$230
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - Jun 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 3 2018 - Aug 18 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Colors
Sep 28 2018 - Oct 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $150

See our website www.gopipestem.com for more information about us and our properties

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Virginia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • There are two bedrooms with a queen bed, two rooms with two twins each. In the loft there is a queen size futon. There are two coaches and two love seats.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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