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Beautiful home offers a large yard, generous deck and convenient location.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

The mountains are alive inside and out of this beautiful mountain home. Inside enjoy colorful, creative furnishings and finishes that compliment and resound the beauty on the other side of the door. Outside enjoy a large yard with plenty of running room for kids of all ages. Ample decks and porches provide surround seats for the sights and sounds of nature. Every season holds a reason to enjoy Bear’s Lair. Inside enjoy a wood-burning fireplace, pool table, WIFI and multiple TV’s. Outside show off your grill skills, take time to star gaze and enjoy the outside hot tub. Well behaved dogs are welcome to vacation at Bear’s Lair too! **WARNING: Staying at Bear's Lair may create addictive mountain vacation behavior. You will definitely feel like you need to come back again and again!!

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Property Manager
Best of Canaan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Amenities

Old Timberline House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 Twin bed, 3 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful home offers a large yard, generous deck and convenient location.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
Bedford, PA
5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

WE have been coming to Canaan West Va for about 20 years and have stayed at this house four times. This is by far one of the nicest homes we stay at. The property description is accurate regarding the location, layout and amenities. The property was clean and well maintained. The owner is so very nice and made our stay even better and the Donna at Best of Canaan was very nice and provided great customer service. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative matter of fact I already did We enjoyed hiking Dolly Sods, Blackwater Falls and so many of the other places. Also got some biking in. The Grandchildren loved Big Johns arcade and the state park watching the deer and just relaxing in the hot tub at the house. We enjoyed the new restaurant Wicked their food was really good and the service was super .

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Best of Canaan
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Midlothian, VA
5

Vacation away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

After the kid puking in the car, and a tire going flat on the mountain up; we arrived at the realty company without further incident. The staff was wonderful and gave us brochures and recommendations of things to do around town. We didnt need to, but felt like we could call for anything. Regardless of how major or minor our question/problem would be. We arrived at the bears lair and were greeted by a family of deer. That set the scene for the rest of the vacation. We got away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escaped to this beautiful home. Two families, kids range from 10 to 10 months all had something to do and no one felt on top of each other. We really did not need to leave the community (minus a grocery run, and sight seeing). This house had the best lot in the community. A dry creek bed, a yard (with the best grass for kids to crawl), hot tub for the adults, and a game room away from the bedrooms, stars,a canoe down the road, etc. It was a much needed escape from society, a place to rejuvenate and spend time with the family. I know most people go for the skiing, but tje summertime is just as wonderful. The house is beautiful we loved the layout and all the large windows. Such a beautiful piece of property and home. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Best of Canaan
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Shepherdstown, WV
5

Bear's Lair is the Grrrreatest

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We rented bears lair for five nights for our annual Canaan Valley New Year's week trip . We have been renting homes in that area including timberline for the past 10 years. We can honestly say this is the best one we have rented that is dog friendly. We had two families total of eight people and the set up is perfect to allow privacy for everyone but also lots of very nice communal space for playing games sitting in front of the massive stone fireplace or playing pool . The hot tub was perfectly functioning and clean. The yard is beautiful. We had warmer than usual weather for January but the kids had a great time playing in the creek that passes through the property and building forts in the woods. There's amazing hiking and biking trails right out the door including around the two lakes or up into the mountains on timberline roads . We look forward to returning to Bears layer on a more typical snowy week since skiing is literally right through the guard gate less than a mile away. We also love the fact that Bear's Lair is very accessible and does not require going uphill on the mountain roads which can be pretty treacherous in timberline when it's really snowy . Another added bonus of this home is there are two huge Master bedrooms which is great if you have two families since neither of the adults have to compromise.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Best of Canaan
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3

Needs some major work

  • 3 of 5

We rented this house about 8 years ago and liked it. So recently we decided to rent it again, and unfortunately were disappointed. As another reviewer said, it needs some major TLC. From issues that didn't effect us - like lots of water stains on the ceiling from a leaky roof - to the ones that did - wobbly/unsafe pool table, old appliances, cookware, mouse droppings, very old linens, etc etc etc. I honestly thought about asking to switch rentals - was not comfortable with the mouse droppings or cleanliness especially. Would not rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Severn, MD
4

Great House, Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My group and I had an amazing time at Bear's Lair just a few weeks ago! There were a few kinks (which I noted in the guest book at the house) but generally, we loved it! The layout of the house is very interesting and works well for a large group. The kitchen table and chairs were cozy and we were able to all fit around it to enjoy and break bread together. The ambiance of the whole resort area is very serene during their off season, it was perfect for us! It was great to have Blackwater Falls and the Shop and Save were great to have so close to where we were staying. A few recommendations would include: - the owner should have notified me that there was no air conditioning. We only found out when we got there. I contacted the owner and she placed the blame on me of being confused, which was off-putting. - the outside fire pit is placed under a few low-hanging branches and I would suggest to have them cut back. - The back door was unlocked upon our arrival, and would not lock or unlock properly during our stay. Other than those few kinks we really enjoyed our stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Best of Canaan
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Portsmouth, VA
3

Beautiful house but needs a little TLC

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house location and layout were nice but there were several issues with the property. Upon arriving the kitchen was full of flies, there was no can opener to be found, no baking sheets, and the pots and pans were very worn. The kitchen appliances are very dated and there was no ice maker in the refrigerator. The pool cues were so worn that there was no felt on the tips which made it near impossible to play a game of pool. The hot tub was nice but there were nozzles and other parts laying in the bottom. We couldn't find many towels until we looked in the dryer. I would have thought the cleaning staff would have at least folded the towels and put them back. The grill was disgusting and still had lots of food on the grates. We had to scrape it off before using. I really wanted to like this property enough to come back during ski season but I don't think I will return. The fire pit was nice and the guard at the guard house was very helpful when we needed a place to take our car for repairs.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Best of Canaan
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