Dancing Bear Lodge - Private Mountain Getaway Close to Skiing
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Canaan Valley house description
Inviting and beautifully appointed mountain cabin located in the gated Timberline Resort Community in the Canaan Valley of West Virginia. Just minutes by car to ski resorts and state parks!
The native fieldstone fireplace, hickory floors, tasteful furnishings and antique accents reflect the owners attention to detail in providing the perfect mountain getaway. Enjoyed by many repeat visitors as the setting for family reunions, retreats and even weddings, Dancing Bear Lodge provides a beautiful relaxing mountain getaway atmosphere. Enjoy a warm crackling fire from the comfortable leather sofa or relish the quiet from the covered wraparound porch. Settle into a rocking chair with a good book or take in a movie on the cable TV. Kids will love the play room with their own movies, toys, games, puzzles and lots of bears!
Relax in the private hot tub on the front porch while watching sunsets or the deer walking through the ferns. Explore the creek or sit in an adirondack chair overlooking the serene spring fed pond. Walk to the lake or hike up the mountain to Dolly Sods Wilderness - all right from the property. Dancing Bear Lodge is the perfect setting for enjoying nature, abundant peace and quiet, or exploring the recreational opportunities just outside your door.
Keywords: Retreat,Cozy,Relaxing,Private,Crackling fire,Getaway
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
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We had some plumbing issues that were resolved very promptly by maintenance staff. The support staff overall was absolutely wonderful. Outside the very-promptly resolved plumbing issues, the cabin was quite relaxing and well-stocked, definitely home away from home. Nice and quiet, with a stream right next to the cabin. We really enjoyed canoeing on the lake, being so close to Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and having such super-easy access to Dolly Sods (within Timberline development). The WIFI worked fine. Nicely decorated, well-lit interior. Pet-friendly means dog-friendly, we inquired on bringing our cat and were told no cats. Did end up bringing a dog. Would recommend, but pet-friendly should be changed to dog-friendly.
- Guest CanaanValleyFan (Baltimore, MD)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 12/30/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
Loved this house!
Loved this house!
We had a group of 8, including a young teenager, and two 70-something year olds, and this house was just perfect. With 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, there was plenty of space for everybody. The kitchen is not huge, but it is more than well-stocked, with several full sets of dishes, and a nice assortment of pots and pans. The house has lots of storage space in general, with a dresser and full-size closets in each bedroom. Unfortunately, we didn't have great weather for our visit, so we weren't able to take full advantage of the lake and hiking trails, etc. But we certainly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, especially the large, covered porch, which is actually so deep as to be able to sit out there during a pretty strong rain storm and not get wet. The owner was very responsive to questions, both about the house itself, as well as the general area. The location is a bit remote, which we enjoyed, but there are 2 convenience stores within 10-15 minutes, and a full grocery store about 25 minutes away, as well as some good local restaurants. We would all go back to this house in a heartbeat, and I really hope that we get the opportunity!!
- Guest A very satisfied renter (Laurel Springs, NJ)
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 06/28/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Great house, with wonderfully secluded location. We had a full crew and there was plenty of room for all. The use of the canoes was a great perk. We had a bear visit the driveway one evening and the kids loved looking for frogs in the pond on the lot. We got a kick out of the abundance of coffee machines at our disposal. Clearly a lot of like minded coffee drinkers rent this place.
- Guest Renter (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 07/18/10
- Review Submitted 08/07/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Terrific Vacation Home
Terrific Vacation Home
A wonderful, secluded & spacious home filled with tasteful charm that will invite you to relax! Sitting out on the porch your senses will experience the mountain air & the wildlife that make their home in the valley. With plenty of nearby activities such as horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, listening to live country music, antiquing and visiting the local towns of Davis & Thomas, you will also find that relaxation easily blends in with those activities!!
- Guest April&John (Fanwood, NJ, USA)
- Date of stay 08/16/09
- Review Submitted 08/25/09
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Summer ....... $ 575/weekend (3 nights) .. $965/week. Winter ....... $925/weekend (3 nights) .. $1425/week. Security Deposit - $300. Lodging taxes 12%, reservation fee $35, hot tub $50-$75 Summer Season: Mid Mar-Mid Dec Winter Season: Mid Dec-Mid Mar Holidays: Christmas/NY's Week, MLK & Presidents Wknds. Pls call for rates. Canine visitors require a $60 additional fee. Can substitute Vacation insurance for Security deposit - $49
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Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: We are a family of five who take great pleasure in escaping the rat race and returning to our serene mountain getaway. The house is always better than we remembered and we are always sorry to leave but refreshed and reinvigorated.
Why the Owner Chose Canaan Valley:
Canaan Valley is such a unique place for someone who is looking for a truly beautiful and relaxing mountain experience. There is only one stop light in the county and that is 35 miles away! There are no chain restaurants or hotels, just local shops and restaurants that reflect the individual character of this incredibly beautiful region.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The three acre setting has trails that lead from the house to special areas such as a firepit, a spring fed pond, and a lean-to hand made from logs which is a favorite hangout for kids. Spruce Island Lake is a short 10 minute walk away where we keep a canoe for our visitors use. The lake is surrounded by a walking trail with several benches along the way that showcase exceptional mountain vistas. We can take our two Samoyeds and not see another person for the entire hour it takes us to get around the lake. The privacy and serenity of the area is what draws us to it.
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Walking in front door
Dining with a view
Master bedroom with king size bed and skylight for star gazing - second floor
Double bed - first floor
Kid's bedroom with toys, videos, puzzles and books - first floor
Danding Bear Lodge Pond
Christmas week - 2010
Gracious cedar and stone mountain home in a peaceful wooded setting
Native stone fireplace
Dining room and kitchen
Bedroom with queen bed - first floor
Bedroom with two double beds - second floor
Sheltered front porch with sunset views
Enjoy sunsets from the sheltered hot tub
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Date last modified - Monday, October 14, 2013
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