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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage W Hot Tub Overlooking River.

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Peaceful Bears Den

Peaceful Bears Den Eat In Kitchen Living room Queen Bedroom Queen size bed Trumpet Vine over porch Hot Tub on deck overlooking property, mountains In the Garden Hot Tub River below property Bathroom This is the little stream on our property. Us, the owners!


Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville cabin description

Bears Den cottage is located on a dead end mountain road backing up to the Pisgah Natl Forest, just N. of Asheville. It is just minutes from Navitat, WNC's only zipline!! The home is decorated to match the mountains, easy going and peaceful. Sit by the creek on the property or listen to the roar of the river below. There is hiking at Douglas Falls down the road. The lawn is beautifully landscaped with different varieties of flowers all season long. When in season, pick fresh blackberries and raspberries in the front yard. Enjoy a book or glass of wine on the wrap around porch or soak in the 6 person hot tub that sits up on a deck. The property is very secluded and quiet, yet close to many fun things to do...including whitewater rafting, gem mining, shopping, restaurants and the Biltmore Estate. It is the perfect vacation spot, we love it and know you will too. Behaved Pets welcome.

Our Mission: It is our goal to provide you with everything that you will need to make Bear's Den your home away from home. If you have special requests prior to arrival, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. All you will need is your toiletries and food.

Our Story: We own and operate Bears Den Cottage ourselves. We both have a background in hospitality including running a 4 star AAA rated bed and breakfast in Colorado. We lived in Asheville and ran the property ourselves for 9 years. We fell in love with Bears Den the first time we saw it. We now live in Colorado and still manage the property ourselves. We have an excellent team of care takers that make sure it is just how we would have it. We now visit twice a year for maintenance, updating and a little R & R.
Bears Den has a magical feel to can almost see the fairies dancing in the flower gardens. :) We sit on the porch for hours watching the birds, butterflies and humming birds and listening to the river below. The house is open and airy with a big picture window looking out into the forest. The cottage is decorated appropriately with bears, flowers and inspirational signs to make your trip the mountains relaxing and enjoyable. There is a good chance of seeing wild life at this property. We guarantee you will have an excellent time.

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Massage


                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    We provide an ashtray outside on the porch, please no smoking in the house....moreless

                  • Pets Considered:

                    We love pets! We have a small non refundable pet fee to accommodate the extra cleaning time....moreless

                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

                  • Bedroom: 1 queen

                    luxury mattress...moreless

                  • Bedroom: 1 queen

                    luxury mattress...moreless

                  • Sleeper Sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon


                  • Bedroom: 1 baby crib

                    We have a pack n play in the cottage, not a full size crib....moreless

                  • The beds have pillow top mattresses and high quality linens. The futon sofa sleeper has a coiled spring mattress for extra support and comfort. We also have a pack and play.There are 4 pillows per bed plus a complete set of sheets, comforter & pillows for the futon. There are extra blankets all around the house....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


                  • We supply plenty of towels, washcloths and hot tub towels.

                  Other Amenities

                      • Kitchen and living space have open floor plan for comfortable living. There are games, books, movies, CD's and an IPOD docking station for you to begin your great time at Bears Den. Outdoor games include horseshoes, bocci ball & croquet. There are chairs on the deck for enjoying your company or reading a good book while listening to the sound of the river. The gas grill is located on the wrap around porch. There are many different kinds of wildlife at Bears Den to enjoy; deer, wild turkeys, lots of birds that we feed and once in a while you will spot a bear. Not to worry though, they haven't done anything but eat the berries out of the yard. We will inform you if the bears are active during your stay....moreless


                      • Television:

                        32' flat screen TV, new in 2012...moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        We have 100 channels and music channels....moreless

                      • Video Library:

                        We do have several DVD's on hand you can watch....moreless

                      • Toys:

                        We have a basket of toys, suitable for toddlers along with some books....moreless

                      • DVD Player
                      • Books
                      • Books For Adults
                      • Books For Kids
                      • Games
                      • Games For Kids


                      • Romantic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Tourist Attractions


                          • Necessary


                          • Recreation Center
                          • Autumn Foliage
                          • Forests
                          • Restaurants
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Arboretum
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Waterfalls
                          • Library
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Live Theater
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Synagogues
                          • Festivals

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Sledding
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Photography

                          local services and businesses

                          • Hospital
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Massage Therapist

                          Location Type

                          • Mountain:

                            We are in the bowl of the mountain so there are trees, some long range views, wildlife and splendor all around....moreless

                          • Rural:

                            The cottage is considered to be in the country but you are not isolated. It's private but easy to get to and only 13 miles to some very nice restaurants, grocery stores, etc. ...moreless

                          • River:

                            There is a small stream on the property and a larger river at the base of the property that you can hear all year and see in the winter/spring months....moreless

                          • Mountain View:

                            Bears Den is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains. It backs up to the Pisgah Natl Forest so is very quiet and beautiful!...moreless

                          sports and adventure activities

                          • Hunting
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Rafting
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                              • Dining Area
                              • Child's Highchair


                              • Telephone:

                                No long distance but there is a phone for family members to call you on or if you have an emergency and your cell phone doesn't work there....moreless

                              • Air Conditioning:

                                We have window units we keep in the house from Memorial Day to Labor Day....moreless

                              • Heating:

                                Along with the gas fireplace, each room has electric baseboard heaters....moreless

                              • Living Room:

                                The living room has a futon sofa sleeper and 2 chairs. There is a 32' flat screen tv, an Ipod docking station, DVD player, gas fireplace, lots of books and games....moreless

                              • Fireplace:

                                There is a gas fireplace in the living room....moreless

                              • Internet:

                                DSL Broadband Internet...moreless

                              • Linens Provided
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Parking


                              • Kitchen:

                                The kitchen, dining and living room are one open space so no one feels left out while preparing meals....moreless

                              • Stove:

                                Glass top stove, new in 2013....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher:

                                New in 2012...moreless

                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer


                              • Sand Box
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Porch Furniture
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                There is a wrap around porch that is lovely to sit on and listen to the river below....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                There are lots of gardens around the house with flowers blooming all season. ...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Gas grill, new in 2011...moreless

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Hot Tub:

                                The hot tub is outside and seats 6 people....moreless



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                              • True Relaxation

                                True Relaxation

                                • Guest Ian & Janice (Hexham, Northumberland, UK)
                                • Date of stay 07/28/08
                                • Review Submitted 08/08/08
                                My wife and I have just spent four nights at this delightful hideaway. The setting is indeed idyllic, with a huge variety of flowers in the garden, which is surrounded by enormous trees and attracts all manner of wildlife - huge butterflies, wild turkeys wandering past, hummingbirds, etc., etc. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a luxurious hot tub. A car is essential, and it is true to say that a fair bit of driving is required to visit the many local attractions (The Biltmore Estate at Asheville is a must!), but it is worth it. Owners are great to deal with and were very helpful in making the arrangements for our stay. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the area who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                                Owner response: We work very hard to make Bears Den the perfect vacation spot for you and your family. Come enjoy the beauty of the mountains.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Wonderful little cottage for a getaway!

                                Wonderful little cottage for a getaway!

                                • Guest KK
                                • Date of stay 03/14/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/17/14
                                My husband and I had a good friend visit us from another state, so we rented this cottage for a long weekend. We had a wonderful time. The cottage is very clean, pleasant, and cozy. We took full advantage of the hot-tub and grill. The bed were very comfortable as well. We chose this cottage because it's outside of the city but not too terribly far from downtown Asheville. The owners are very nice and helpful! We would definitely stay again. The only suggestion I would make to improve the cottage is to replace the futon with a better couch. Futons are rarely comfortable!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Very cute and secluded cabin

                                Very cute and secluded cabin

                                • Guest Kelly W.
                                • Date of stay 04/04/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                                We shared a girl's weekend at the cabin. Everyone loved the place and hot tub. Will definitely be returning in the future!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Aptly Named

                                Aptly Named

                                • Guest Dakotah S. (St. Petersburg, FL)
                                • Date of stay 05/29/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/06/13
                                Absolutely awesome. The cottage is nestled deep in the woods of the mountains. Open windows and listen to the stream all night. Private and quiet. Place is aptly named as saw a black bear of first day there and wild turkey every morning. It is a plesant drive into Asheville. Property was well maintained and Ericka is very attentive, even if she is out of town. This will definately turn into an annual retreat for us and for longer time. I did not want to leave and force them to have to evict us. You will love it.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Why Leave the Property?

                                Why Leave the Property?

                                • Guest Holly R.
                                • Date of stay 04/14/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/28/13
                                What a wonderful time! The setting is just amazing, whether you're looking for drinks and relaxation, laughs with friends, grilling, hiking or trying your hand at bocce ball! Luckily we traveled as a group of five because when a couple were interested in touring the Biltmore, the others didn't want to leave the property! I highly recommend the short drive to Douglas Falls! It will be about half mile hike - but you arrive at a fall that is a must see! Ericka was attentive to our questions and suggestions. What a WONDERFUL time!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Tranquil woods, Relaxing vacation

                                Tranquil woods, Relaxing vacation

                                • Guest Lillian C.
                                • Date of stay 01/04/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/20/13
                                My experience at Bear's den was nothing short of wonderful! The house had a quaint cabin feel, cozy and inviting. The hot tub was an added on pleasure that was perfect after those long days of hiking the parkway and shopping downtown. This was the perfect getaway for a long weekend away with friends. Would definitely recommend both Bears Den and a trip to Asheville and the mountains of North Carolina to anyone!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Fine but not great.

                                Fine but not great.

                                • Guest Amy S.
                                • Date of stay 12/05/12
                                • Review Submitted 01/02/13
                                We spent a long weekend at the Bear's Den and while it was somewhat clean inside, the outside was not as neat and tidy as was advertised. From inside, part of your view is a large junk pile that sits to the left of the cabin. Also, all of the chairs on the porch were rotted. The shower curtain was very mildewed and there was no way we were using the bathtub for a bath. Perhaps our biggest concern was that to get your deposit back, you have to clean your own sheets and towels. I feel like part of what you are paying for when you rent a place to stay is for someone to clean the linens. Sitting around waiting to leave because we had to clean our sheets was frustrating.

                                Owner response: I am so disheartened by this review because in 6 years, we've never had less than a 5 star review. We have a sheet in the cottage that states "unless you tell us, we don't know; so please let us know of any issues during your stay." To explain some things: we had a barn fall from the snow and we have a dumpster coming in January to throw the things away that were in it. We did not want to undertake this while renters were there during the busy Holiday season. The chair cushions on the porch are dirty I'm sure but I do not know of them being rotted. I will check into that and replace them if needed. We recently adopted twin infants so have hired someone to help us clean in between renters. I've never had a complaint about her work until now so I will be addressing that as a clean bathroom is one of our pet peaves. We do charge a small cleaning fee compared to most other rentals and ask that the renters wash their sheets and then they can leave them in the dryer. They do not have to wait around for them to finish. We love Bears Den and have always maintained it fully ourselves. With the adoption, we have tried to step away from a few things but we will make sure that it is kept to our highest standards. It is our customers that keep it going and we want everyone to enjoy it equally and to return.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Had a Great Time !!

                                Had a Great Time !!

                                • Guest Dave R.
                                • Date of stay 05/17/12
                                • Review Submitted 05/22/12
                                This was a very clean cabin nestled outside of the city on a back road. Everything was great - the cabin was clean, the bed comfortable, and everything worked ! Thanks again !

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Bear's Den Cabin

                                Bear's Den Cabin

                                • Guest christine f.
                                • Date of stay 01/26/12
                                • Review Submitted 02/07/12
                                Excellent secluded cabin in the mountains surrounding Asheville. A perfect place for a family, couple, or "girls weekekend!" The beds were extraordinarily comfortable, fireplace wonderful, the kitchen stocked well with necessary items, setting absolutely beautiful even in the middle of winter,very clean and well maintained. The sounds of the creek below the cabin relaxing. Hot tub extremely relaxing. And the price is definitely right! Erika has obviously made a great effort to assure that this place is well stocked, comfortable, relaxing, and has thought of all the little things that vacationers might need and are likely to forget. She was immediately responsive to communications while in the process of renting-answered questions thoroughly and promptly, and was flexible with dates and circumstances. Activities-go to the Biltmore estate, check out downtown Asheville with its eclectic shops and restaurants, stop by the visitor center there-they were very knowlegable and helpful. I have already recommended this cabin to several friends and family members and will continue to do so!

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                              • Perfect!


                                • Guest Abby G.
                                • Date of stay 09/25/10
                                • Review Submitted 11/13/11
                                My husband and I rented Bear's Den for our honeymoon and it was the perfect choice. From the minute I walked in the door, I felt myself relax and could literally have moved right in! The beds were comfortable, the decor was perfect, and the location was breathtaking. All the little necessities were there in the house and we loved having coffee on the front deck in the mornings. Great hot tub location, too! I highly recommend this house rental. Someday we will be back!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              March, April, May
                              Mar 1 - Apr 30
                              2 night min stay
                              $125 $135
                              Fri, Sat
                              June, July, August
                              Jun 1 - Aug 31
                              2 night min stay
                              $135 $145
                              Fri, Sat
                              Sep 1 - Sep 30
                              2 night min stay
                              $125 $130
                              Fri, Sat
                              Oct 1 - Oct 31
                              3 night min stay
                              $145 $145
                              Fri, Sat
                              November, December
                              Nov 1 - Dec 31
                              2 night min stay
                              $125 $135
                              Fri, Sat
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
                              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 7%


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                              Payment due 30 days prior to stay.

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                              Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                              • Nearest Airport: Asheville Regional Airport at 30 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: 19/23 N Future 26 at 9 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Folly Beach, SC (wonderful, small town beach) at 298 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Wolf Laurel Ski Resort at 26 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Reems Creek Golf Club at 13 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Weaverville, NC at 14 Miles

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About the owner: I worked in a 21 room country inn/bed and breakfast in Colorado in 2000 which I really enjoyed. After moving to Asheville in 2001, I wanted to pursue owing a vacation rental and we found Bears Den in 2006. I find hospitality is my gift. We owned other cottages but are back to having just this one, it's our favorite and our 'baby' you could say. We hope to one day own a bed and breakfast. We love having this cottage and want to make you feel like you are home away from home.

                              Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
                              I was in the mortgage business and was constantly being told about cabins and cottages from Realtors I was working with as we were looking. We knew right away Bears Den was the one. I cannot describe the magic and charm you feel. It may look rustic on the outside but it's very well kept inside and the grounds are beautiful and display everything the Western North Carolina Mountains hold.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              Renters love listening to the river below while on the porch with either a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. The hot tub is also a favorite because it sits up on a deck so it offers better views and is like it's own destination. Several renters have seen deer and turkeys in the yard. It's very quiet yet close to everything.

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                              • Peaceful Bears Den

                                Peaceful Bears Den

                              • Living room

                                Living room

                              • Queen size bed

                                Queen size bed

                              • Trumpet Vine over porch

                                Trumpet Vine over porch

                              • In the Garden

                                In the Garden

                              • River below property

                                River below property

                              • Bathroom


                              • Us, the owners!

                                Us, the owners!

                              • Eat In Kitchen

                                Eat In Kitchen

                              • Queen Bedroom

                                Queen Bedroom

                              • Hot Tub on deck overlooking property, mountains

                                Hot Tub on deck overlooking property, mountains

                              • Hot Tub

                                Hot Tub

                              • This is the little stream on our property.

                                This is the little stream on our property.

                              $125 - $145 per night (USD)

                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 04/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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