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The Black Bear, a Beautiful Log Home

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Retreat at Pipestem is a beautiful ten acre property, sitting quietly, hidden in the woods, right next to Pipestem State Park. Golf is only a 15 minute walk away, hiking trails start within minutes from the Retreat and all the activities the State Park has to offer are available to our guests as well. You can choose how active you want to be, from playing golf, to horseback riding, antiquing, dining, archery, a visit to the nature centre, to boating, hunting and fishing, or enjoy the quiet nature around you from the deck or the porch.

Our newest of three cabins, the Black Bear was finished late 2009 and incorporates all the things we learned from remarks our guests made. Simple things like a bedroom on the main floor, a Jacuzzi tub, cathedral ceilings, a loft with TV, an complete kitchen, a Jacuzzi tub, a three zoned air and heating system and a pellet stove as a fireplace to sit around with a life fire on a chilly evening in fall. There is a huge deck of 10 x 40 feet and a covered porch for when it's raining.

The cabin (and we can hardly call this a cabin anymore) is built of full logs and the wall in the living room and loft has windows from floor to the top of the roof. Inside, the cabin is fitted out with good comfortable furniture. A real log dining room and master bed room set, make this cabin complete.

Our own website gopipestem.com will give a more complete picture of what we have to offer, including online booking and secure payments and floorplans.

Keywords: Log Home, Log cabin, secluded, Golf, Hiking, hunting, Pipestem State Park, WV, West Virginia, lodging,

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years for the lead person...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Retreat is kid friendly. While there are slopes, none of them ar dangerous....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have three houses at the Retreat and the other two are per friendly...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    To reach the front porch, there is a gently sloping wide ramp from the parking lot to the porch. Inside, the house is spacious with the master on the first floor, but NOT specifically designed for handicapped people...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    There is good cell phone reception by ATT and Verizon. We have not checked other carriers....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is ample parking right at the house...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wifi is available in the Lodge of the State Park, just over a mile away....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    There is a pellet stove in the living room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    What you would have at home is available in the Black Bear...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    The house has a huge deck and a covered porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The State Park has an indoor and an outdoor pool available for a small fee. These are just over a mile away....moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 16 - Sep 2, 2015
2 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall Colors
Sep 25 - Oct 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanks Giving
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer
May 20 - May 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer
May 29 - Aug 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer
Aug 21 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

fall Colors
Sep 30 - Oct 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanks Giving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$210 $240
Fri, Sat
$1,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $186 Nightly


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

See our website www.gopipestem.com for more information about us and our properties


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My name is Lisa Mateboer and I was born and raised in West Virginia. I became a teacher in Charlotte, NC, but always was traveling back to West Virginia to visit my mother who still lives there. Wanting a place to stay I found what we later called The Retreat at Pipestem. My husband works out of the country a lot and one of the things I looked at was whether I would stay there alone. Being a teacher in a big city, I always longed to go back to West Virginia. Having two cats, always made it difficult to find a good place to stay and the Cardinal is just ideal to bring them. As my husband works on ships and is away from home for months at a time, I wanted a place where I could be close to my mother who still lives in West Virginia and also feel safe.

Why the Owner Chose Pipestem:
When we found The Retreat at Pipestem we simply fell in love with the place. It's so beautiful and quiet and yet so close by the State Park that we could not resist. There were two log homes at that time and the Black Bear we built a few years later. We found a local builder who did a beautiful job building and finishing the log home. The location is ideal, right next to the StatePark, away from the main roads, but still easy accesible.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The saying that for real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location is certainly true for the Black Bear. Within a mile of the Lodge of Pipestem State Park with all the activities going with it. Being away from the main roads but still within of few miles of them, make this place a true gem amongst vacation homes.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front view of the Black Bear

    Front view of the Black Bear

  • The kitchen with dining room

    The kitchen with dining room

  • The loft, seen from the living room

    The loft, seen from the living room

  • Master bed room

    Master bed room

  • Master bathroom with shower and jacuzzi tub

    Master bathroom with shower and jacuzzi tub

  • Family room

    Family room

  • Lower level

    Lower level

  • The spacious front deck

    The spacious front deck

  • Behind the house. There is a grill as well.

    Behind the house. There is a grill as well.

  • Early morning mist at the Retreat

    Early morning mist at the Retreat

  • Fall, colors

    Fall, colors

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Christmas

    Christmas

  • Master Bed Room on main floor

    Master Bed Room on main floor

  • Family room in the lower level

    Family room in the lower level

  • The Black Bear seen from the drive way.

    The Black Bear seen from the drive way.

  • Bedroom on lower level

    Bedroom on lower level

  • Relax on a swing under the porch

    Relax on a swing under the porch

  • Winter

    Winter

  • Abundant wildlife

    Abundant wildlife

  • Sandstone Falls

    Sandstone Falls

  • The State Park next door

    The State Park next door

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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