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Ghada Culler

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Bears Den - A Taste of Heaven from a Bearly Rustic Point of View

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Shenandoah Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Mountain Views - Rest, Relax & Renew!

Serenity, tranquility, beautiful views and lasting memories with family and friends - The Bears Den Cabin is the ultimate getaway!

Experience an exhilarating time at a superb cabin mountain retreat located in Shenandoah Valley, located neary Luray, Virginia. Take in and enjoy the panoramic breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains all from the expansive decking of the cabin. The Cabin is situated on the borders of the Shenandoah National Park with river access to the Shenandoah River.

This luxurious 5 bedroom cabin loaded with amenities has something for everyone. It is equipped with satellite TVs, high speed internet, courtesy lap top, and free local calling. An entertainment room that has a 42” LCD TV, blue ray DVD, PS2, large movie selection, regulation size pool table, foosball, dart board, and many board games to choose from. For those that enjoying cuddling by the fire there is a free standing wood burning stove for those cool nights.

The main level has an open floor plan, a grand stone fireplace, 47” LCD/HD TV. The bedrooms are furnished with log style furniture, queen size beds, luxury bedding, flat panel LCD HD TV’s. There are also two queen size sleeper sofas. The master suite has a king size bed, 32” LCD HD TV, luxurious 1000 TC sheets. In the master bath there is a large Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, heated floors, and walk-in shower.

Step outdoors onto the expansive full length deck with beautiful mountain views, and custom log furniture. Enjoy outdoor dining prepared on a large Jenair grill for that perfect meal. On the lower deck there is a wonderfully soothing 6 person hot tub under the stars, and a fire pit area great for late night gatherings and unforgettable mountain memories.

Luxuriously appointed yet rustically located allows for privacy, relaxation, and the perfect setting for making unforgettable cherished memories.

With its high quality amenities, The Bears Den is high on the “best” places to stay list in the Shenandoah Valley! It’s only a click away to that vacation getaway you desire.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ghada Culler (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Ghada Culler

My husband and I live in Virginia Beach, VA...just a few hours away from the cabin. We have always wanted a place to escape to in the mountains and we found it at the Bears Den. We fell in love with the serenity and quaintness of the area and wanted to own this beautiful cabin from the moment we walked in the door.

We are always looking for ways to improve the property and make it exactly what a guest would want for an unforgettable get-a-way. Since purchasing the cabin, we have built a brand new deck on the lower level, upgraded the downstairs bathroom and renovated the fire pit area (among many other smaller projects).

We try to head up to our retreat every couple of months and always have a hard time leaving to come back to reality! We also love bring along our family and friends and always make lasting memories during our stays. Some of our favorite moments is watching the sunset over the mountain while we enjoy enjoy a cocktail. And, of course, the hot tub is a magnificent place to relax while gazing at the stars! We couldn't have dreamt of a better place to escape to.

Ghada Culler purchased this cabin in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

The pictures are great, but the cabin is even better! And the location is perfect -- feels secluded without being secluded! Beautiful sunsets, campfires in the firepit, fireflies, smores, wine on the deck . . . it doesn't get much better! Great vacation home for adventures in Shenandoah! We will be back!
Sep 2013
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Bears Den - A Taste of Heaven from a Bearly Rustic Point of View
average rating of 4.894737 based on 53 reviews

Perfect Home in a Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway at Bear's Den with multiple couples. The house was very spacious and perfectly set up for all of us. There was so much to do between hanging out by the fire pit, relaxing in the hot tub, playing pool, darts, video systems, etc. There was plenty of room for 6 couples and our dog. The kitchen was fully stocked and the grill was a great added perk. The river is a short walk away too for those looking to go on a little adventure. We also went into Harrisonburg when it rained and was well worth the 45 minute drive. Would highly recommend Bear's Den! The owner was great to work with!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family stayed at the Bear's Den for 6 days last week. The home's layout was perfect for our three families. There was ample bedrooms for children and adults. The open living space on the first floor worked great during meal times. The kids and adults both enjoyed spending time playing pool, foosball and darts downstairs. the deck and hot tub offer gorgeous views of the mountains. The kitchen was well equipped. We liked the cabin's decor and found the beds and furniture to be very comfortable. Shenandoah National Park, Luray Caverns and other area attractions are only a short drive arrive. Ghada was responsive and very easy to work with. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The Bear's Den Cabin was exactly what we (a group of two couples) were looking for. Peaceful and rustic, yet luxurious enough with all the amenities. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views, a short walk to the Shenandoah Park and River, 15 minute drive to the Food Lion to grab any food that you may have forgotten. Ghada was very responsive and helpful, and as a first time VRBO user, gave me complete confidence in our experience. Would highly recommend this cabin and would definitely rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

A group of 11 plus 2 dogs stayed at Ghada's cabin for 2 nights. The cabin is beautiful and very well maintained. The hot tub and firepit were great, and Ghada set us up with someone to deliver firewood. The pricing was very reasonable, and we have nothing but good things to say about our stay. Ghada made everything very easy and was a great communicator.

We will definitely come here to stay again :)

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home -- but bring snow shovels!

  • 3 of 5

My extended family traveled from all over VA for a weekend together. Parts of VA had rec'd significant snowfall the weekend before we traveled. The first folks to arrive were "surprised" to find that while the driveway had been pushed, no shoveling to the front door had been done. The back decks -- to the hot tub and the path to the fire pit were all deep in snow. Fortunately the second group to arrive had a snow shovel and the fellows took advantage of it but "male bonding" as they cleared paths for the rest of us. The Bears Den is a lovely property however with 10 of us staying -- we found the hot water supply was not adequate nor were there enough towels for us -- several of us had beach towels --thank goodness! I do hope future winter guests don't need their own shovels a week after a snowfall. The views are lovely and the village of Shenandoah was fun to explore -- check out the Rolling Pen for baked goods, homemade soups, etc!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for bringing these issues to our attention. As you can see from our other reviews, we try very hard to make your vacation planning easy and your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. A phone number is provided via email and it is also posted at the cabin in case you need anything. If we had been notified, we would have been more than happy to have someone come take care of the snow on the porches as we did with the driveway (usually, there is a shovel on our front porch and our snow falls are only a few inches... so this record-breaking 30 inches was a learning experience for all!) Housekeeping puts towels out depending on the amount of people staying at the cabin, if there was an error in the count, we do apologize.
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All we could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time with vrbo. Ghada was wonderful with all our questions. This was a first time extended family vacation for a full week! Four couples and 2 young children and all had a great time. Plenty of room, if someone wanted space but plenty of family time with the large living room and downstairs game room. The hot tub was a hit, since none of our sons and families had even used one. Plenty to do and such a nice place to just relax. Such a wonderful place to bond as a family and make memories to cherish. Driving home, I asked my husband if he would do it again, his response was in a heartbeat yes!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and lies on the border of the Shenandoah National Park. This area provides an abundant amount of sightseeing and outdoor recreational activities. Popular outdoor activities include skiing, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and horseback riding. There are also wonderful sights to see including Luray Caverns, civil war battelfields, and fantastic wineries wineries. Massanutten Ski Resort, which is only 30 minutes away, also has numerous activities that include skiing, tubing, an indoor & outdoor waterpark, a golf course that has breathtaking views and a day spa.

Whether your looking for an action filled or quiet relaxing getaway, the area has something for everyone!


Rates & Availability

Shenandoah Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rate based on 2 person occupancy. Additional guest charge of $25 per person per night beyond the first two guests. 2 children (under 16) free. A 8 adult minimum is charged unless it's a midweek stay during non-peak season.

Holidays & October bookings are a 3 night minimum, Thanksgiving & Christmas are a 4 night minimum, mid-June thru Labor Day there is a 5 night minimum unless check-in is less than 2 weeks away. (Exceptions are made for the minimum stay depending on availability and current bookings)

50% deposit required to book the requested dates and the balance is due 30 days prior to check in.

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Shenandoah Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) One queen size bed in each of the 4 other bedrooms 'winter' 'spring' 'summer' and 'fall'!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Both are located in the lower level
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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