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

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Last updated: 10/13/2014
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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


                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome
                  • 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

                  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


                      • Books
                      • Books For Adults
                      • Books For Kids
                      • DVD Player
                      • Games
                      • Games For Kids
                      • Satellite / Cable:

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

                      • Television:

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

                      • Toys:

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

                      • Video Library:

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


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


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

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      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

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

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

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

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

                      • Internet:

                        DSL Broadband Internet...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • 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

                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • 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

                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher:

                        New in 2012...moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen:

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

                      • Lobster Pot


                      • 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

                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Sand Box
                      • Wood Deck

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

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

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 44 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      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
                      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
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
                      • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 7%


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                      Last updated: 10/13/2014
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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Asheville Regional Airport
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Reems Creek Golf Club
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      19/23 N Future 26
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Weaverville, NC
                      26 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
                      298 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Folly Beach, SC (wonderful, small town beach)

                      Car: Necessary

                      The cottage is located NORTH of Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate, fine dining, antiquing, shopping and live music. It is also convenient to Wolf Laurel Skiing, Hot Springs Spa, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are many outdoor and indoor activities nearby including biking, white water rafting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, a nature center, museums and children's play places. Come enjoy the large Belle Chere festival that takes place the last weekend of July with lots of crafts & arts & live music. Asheville now hosts the MoogFest over Halloween weekend with tons and tons of music!!

                      Other Activities: Just min to Reems Creek Golf Course, Blue Ridge Parkway, white water rafting, hiking, Navitat zip line, antiquing, river boarding, kayaking, and much, much more!

                      Golf: Reems Creek Golf Club was labeled our nicest public course by Golf Digest. It is conveniently located 15 min South of Bears Den.

                      Ski: Wolf Laurel Ski Resort is about 35 min North of the cottage.


                      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 10/13/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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