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Come relax at Bear Necessity, away from the hustle bustle of daily life. This cabin in the woods is all you could want to enjoy a vacation. Bear Necessity is located within 7 minutes from Wisp Ski Resort, 10 minutes to Deep Creek State Park and 14 minutes from Swallow Falls State Park giving you easy access to the amenities in the Deep Creek area. After a day of skiing, hiking, swimming or boating come retreat back to the peace and quiet of Bear Necessity. This cabin in the woods features 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The Master bedroom is on the upper level with a full bath, king size bed, soaking tub and small deck for privacy. The main level is an open layout making a wonderful area to entertain and socialize while making dinner or relaxing. We updated the great room furniture to provide more comfortable seating for our guests, in addition to a comfortable reading area in the loft with great views! The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare and serve meals on the dining table that seats 10, available are a dishwasher, electric coffee pot, crock pots, blender, and mixer. The great room and dining area over look the deck, woods and wood burning fireplace. To the rear of the main floor are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a full/twin bunk bed and trundle, both have easy access to the full bath with tub. On the lower level is the game room with queen size sleeper sofa. This room has been recently painted and updated. Enjoy playing board games, watching TV or listening to music with the surround sound while playing a game on the pool table or dart board. The full bath has a tub and in the back room there is a washer and dryer for your convenience. Out the sliding glass doors is a hot tub where you can melt away the aches of the day while watching the chipmunks and birds frolic in the woods or if you are lucky have a deer pass through. The covered deck has a porch swing that is great for sitting and having your morning coffee. On the open deck enjoy barbequing on the new gas grill and dining in the outdoors. Bear Necessity is a pet friendly home and dogs are welcome, but you can never tell that a dog has been in the home due to the surperb cleaning and maintenance of this home. The house has Direct TV, wifi internet access, and state park access passes . On clear evenings a short walk up the road will give you a wonderful view as the sun sets into the mountains and is always worth the calorie burn. So if you are looking for the perfect mix of play and relaxation Bear Necessity is the vacation home for you.
Hope you come and enjoy your vacation at our home. We have received excellent reviews from previous guests. Our home is locally managed by Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty, which is local and can address any concerns that occur during your visit. We hope you give 'Bear Necessity' the opportunity to provide you with a wonderful vacation experience. And we look forward to hearing about your experience afterwards....moreless
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Early Summer May 22 - Jun 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Summer Jun 20 - Aug 25, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Summer Aug 26 - Sep 11, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Sep 12 - Oct 16, 2015 2 night min stay
Late Fall Oct 17 - Dec 11, 2015 2 night min stay
Winter Dec 12 - Mar 13, 2016 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
Processing and Insurance$140
The Pet fee is $50.00/dog. To figure the cost of a 2 day visit whether mid week or weekend, multiply the nightly rate by 2. There is a discounted rate for any additional days added on to the 2 or 7 day reservation.
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About: Our family lives in the Northern VA area. My husband, Jim, and I have 2 teenage boys who love being at Bear Necessity. Never once in the 11 years we have owned the cabin have either boys ever said, 'We don't want to go!' Both boys have grown up and spent many holidays and vacations enjoying the cabin, skiing at Wisp and hiking on the many trails. I am retired from the federal government and my husband, Jim still works, much to his chagrin. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and Jim is from Parkersburg, WV. We find the DC area to be right between our families.
Why Oakland: We fell in love with the cabin from the first time we saw it. The original owners, who built our cabin, put so much of themselves into the cabin. From the first time we walked through the door, we knew that this was the vacation home for us. We love the privacy of the cabin, without losing any of the conveniences. On the night we met with the original owner to close the deal to purchase the cabin, as we were leaving and returning to our truck, a black bear stood up right at the hood of our truck. Talk about a surprise! It seemed only right to name our home 'Bear Necessity' to celebrate our first guest. While bears are still in the area, they don't wander through very often, now that we, and everyone else in the area, have a bear proof garbage container! Our neighbors are a distance from the cabin, you can see their homes in the winter, but they are mostly blocked once everything turns green again in the spring. I never feel bad about sitting on the porch swing in my bathrobe having my first cup of morning coffee! The house is big enough so that we can have friends and family gather here and not lose the cozy cabin feeling. We have celebrated many special family and friend weekends. We decorated our home with our comfort in mind, so everyone who stays here always comment on how at home they felt. We love hearing how much visitors enjoyed their stay and are always open to make improvements that are suggested. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation that allows everyone on the family to enjoy themselves, no matter what their age, then a vacation in Deep Creek at Bear Necessity is the place to stay.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: Location, location, location! Bear Necessity is so close to the activities in the Deep Creek area, yet you still get to have your privacy in the cabin nestled in the woods. Our cabin has amenities galore to entertain guests when they are here. There is Direct TV, a pool table, dart board, and hot tub. Deer walk through on a regular basis so if you are letting your dog out, make sure you check before opening the door! The cabin is set up so you can cook just about any meal, with room for all to gather together to dine. There are ceiling fans and box fans available, which is all you really need to be comfortable up in the mountains surrounded by trees. We hope you love staying at our home as much as we do.
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