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The Black Bear, a Beautiful Log Home

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Last updated: 06/01/2010

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Pipestem house 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,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Pets Not Allowed:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years for the lead person...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              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

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Zoo
                  • Shopping
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 2 - Aug 17, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500

                  Changeover Day: Sunday


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

                  Late summer
                  Aug 18 - Sep 3, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $240 $260
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500

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

                  Fall
                  Sep 4 - Sep 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $220 $260
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,400

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

                  Fall colors
                  Sep 26 - Oct 28, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $240 $260
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500

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

                  Fall / Winter
                  Oct 29 - Nov 26, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $230
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,300

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

                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $240 $260
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500

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

                  Winter
                  Dec 3 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $230
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,300

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

                  Christmas / New year
                  Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $240 $260
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500

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

                  Winter
                  Jan 6 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $210 $240
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,300

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

                  Memorial Day Weekend
                  May 22 - May 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $240 $260
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500

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

                  Summer
                  May 29 - Aug 16, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500

                  Changeover Day: Sunday


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

                  Summer
                  Aug 17 - Sep 7, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $240 $260
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,500

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


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

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

                  25% deposit when booking.

                  Full payment 2 weeks before check in.

                  Security deposit will be returned within one week

                  Cancellation fees apply

                  5% discount for returning guests

                  PET FEE IS $10 / NIGHT

                  In case you see a $10 quote, for the whole stay, this is not correct. VRBO does not allow to set a daily rate for pets.

                  Please check our website www.gopipestem.com for detailed information.


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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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.


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                  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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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, May 01, 2014

                  $200 - $260 per night (USD)
                  3

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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