Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage W Hot Tub Overlooking River.(89 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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 operate Bears Den Cottage ourselves. We both have a background in hospitality including working at a 4 star AAA rated bed and breakfast in Colorado. We fell in love with Bears Den the first time we saw it. We have an excellent team of care takers that make sure it is just how we would have it.
Bears Den has a magical feel to it...you 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.
Member since: 2005
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- 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
- We supply plenty of towels, washcloths and hot tub towels.
- 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 For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Porch Furniture
- Sand Box
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
March, April, May '17
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
June, July, August '17
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 31
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $75
- Cleaning Fee $85 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We do also accept Pay Pal and checks. Please inquire with any questions. Thank you!
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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 Barnardsville, NC, USA:
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.
Links to more information:
Peaceful Bears Den
Trumpet Vine over porch
Hot Tub on deck overlooking property, mountains
River below property
This is the little stream on our property.
There are lots and lots of butterflies and hummingbirds in the summer.
Us, the owners!
The Biltmore at Christmas time.
Beautiful Asheville…come visit soon!
Eat In Kitchen
Open floor plan
Queen size bed
We pride ourselves on cleanliness!
From behind the house on our walking trail.
Hot Tub, slight long range mountain views.
May at Bears Den
Spring flowers galore!
Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lots of hiking, waterfalls, beauty!
Weaverville is under 20 min with cute shops and great independent restaurants.
Us! April 2016
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