About Pamela Robinson
We are busy professionals who live only an hour away. We work a lot. We never seem to stop. The only time we don't work is when we get away. We have always rented cabins in various places. Our friends own a cabin in Galax that we frequented often. Finally we decided to purchase and allow other to experience the peace of getting away from it all. We hope you enjoy our cabin as much as we do. It is truly a special place.
Pamela Robinson purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Pamela Robinson chose Fancy Gap
We fell in love with this property because it is totally private when trees are in bloom. Once we enter the gate, it feels as though we are in another world. The views are amazing from inside and out. We live in a neighborhood with rows of houses and wanted this to be a place of refuge. There are 4 acres of woods for us to play in. We love sitting by the stream and talking about our future plans. The woods are full of wild flower, beautiful ferns, and rhododendrons. Every time we arrive, we are greeted by dozens of beautiful deer. In Winston-Salem the summers are extremely hot and humid. In Virginia, the temperature is normally 10 degrees lower. On our mountain top, there seems to always be a cool breeze with less humidity. We love sitting inside on the sofa looking at views of Pilot Mountain or pulling out our telescope to find the Winston-Salem skyline. There are amazing mountain views all around us. In the winter you can even see Buffalo Mountain. In the mornings, we enjoy walking out on the patio with the warmth of the sun on our face and views of the lower gap/valleys below. Even when it's 30 degrees outside, the sun keeps us warm without a coat. The nights are chilly and perfect for sitting by the firepit making smores. Imagine looking down on other cities and seeing nothing but lights. I always feel the presence of God there and marvel at his creation.
What makes this Cabin unique
Located in The Blue Ridge Parkway. Totally private in season. Gated Entrance. Bedroom on the main. Open floor plan. Views of mountains and valleys from the front porch year round. Convenient location nly 55 minutes from Winston-Salem
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We loved every second at the black bear retreat!! The view of the mountains and cities were amazing!!!! House was perfect! Plenty of space, very clean, cozy, and so much more! We made wonderful memories and very much enjoyed Virginia!
The property was very clean with gorgeous mountain views. The only thing that we were disappointed in was that the hot tub didn’t work which was one of the main amenities that we wanted for our getaway. Even though it wasn’t working, it was still a great getaway for us. Will probably visit this property again.
We loved our weekend get away! The only issues were the hot tub wasn't in working order which we were well aware of and 2 of the 3 bathrooms didn't seem to have water??? Not exactly sure what the issue was but we made due! Overall beautiful place!
Stayed Dec 27 thru Jan 1. Had an awesome time.
What a great place to stay. We loved it. You definately need an all wheel drive or 4WD to safely make it to the cabin. A few cons... the Hot tub didnt work but we were well infowmed about it. We arrive and got unloaded then went out to get some supplies, upon our return there was a cable guy inside playing with the wi-fi system that had been knocked out by a storm. We were not notified of this and was a surprise to find someone in our cabin. The gas grill propane tank was empty. We had to go exchange it although we were reimbursed I feel this should have been checked before we arrived. The firepit was more like a fire-spot and we didn’t feel comfortable starting a fire in the location due to the proximity of dried brush. Disappointed. Pros.... We had a great view, the amenities were perfect, everything in the house worked. The comfortable feeling made us feel right at home. We fully enjoyed our stay and would recommend this gem to anyone who is looking for peace and quiet.
Enjoyed our stay!
Very nice home. Enjoyed our stay. The driveway was not that hard to navigate even with the rain. Great views off the deck.
Black Bear Retreat
Beautiful property. Definitely recommend 4-wheel drive. Beautiful, comfortable interiors. Incredible view. Several wineries/cideries/meaderies in the area. Right off the BRP. Hot tub you can park a canoe in.
Stayed just after the remains of Hurricane Michael blew through. The storm knocked the well pump out. Manager was very quick to get the issue resolved promptly. Water was flowing within 2 hours of notification.
Great property and great management.
We are so glad you enjoyed the cabin. You took great care of it. We couldn't even tell you were there.