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Secluded/Private -Hottub -Vir.Creeper Trail/ Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

A long gravel driveway leads you to 'Black Bear Retreat' nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Located on 22 acres with awesome mountain views from the deck and master bdrm. If you desire a peaceful, scenic, private hideaway, yet something that is close to many activities, then Black Bear Retreat is for you! Our retreat includes all modern amenities, but in a secluded atmosphere. There are no other homes in plain view! Sit on the deck and look at the beautiful views, or just relax in our 64 jet HOT TUB. Many types of wildlife may be seen at anytime. So come spend you deserved time away at 'Black Bear Retreat'.

(Virginia Creeper Trails, Callantee ATV Trails)

Keywords: house,cabin, mountains, retreat, getaway, secluded, private, honeymoon,vacation,views,hottub,spa,cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tsetting is surreal. The Mtn. view you don't want to leave! The Hot Tub under the stars or by day cannot be described! You thought of every detail in building and furnishing this great place.

So peaceful and renewing!
Aug 2013
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Mountain City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Campfire Ring, Wrap around deck on three sides, porch swing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Secluded/Private -Hottub -Vir.Creeper Trail/ Mountain Views
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 19 reviews
Stillwater, NJ

Quiet, secluded, slightly rustic, EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5

My Dad and I stayed here for 2 nights in October and had a great time! We used the home as a base for traveling in the area (Grayson Highlands, AT, Damascus). The hot tub under the stars was great! It was nice and clean. The owners were very helpful - I had no complaints! If I return to this area, I will certainly try to use this place again!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5


I would Never recommend anyone rent this house.

To say it is weathered and dated is an understatement.

The laundry list of issues with this rental are numerous

from difficulty taking showers due to broken shower knobs

to preparing meals with dirty and limited cookware.

The final straw is the hot tub which caused physical damage to

my skin due to Inadequate chemical.

Our family rents two cabins a year which always have hot tubs

This is the 1st time we have ever experienced the problems we

experienced with this rental. This is also the 1st review I have ever

taken the time to write a review due to the frustration & injuries my family experienced.

This house should be taken off all rental sites until it is completely remodeled.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a relaxing weekend at this cabin. It was very clean and had everything we needed. Loved the hot tub!! Weather did not cooperate but we enjoyed the privacy as there is nothing around you. Only item people should be aware of is the steep and very rugged road to get to the cabin. Not ideal for a small car as it's really very rough. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Julia and Sarah

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I met here for a mother-daughter weekend biking and hiking trip. The cabin was a perfect size and the hot tub was so relaxing after our Virginia Creeper bike ride and the hike at Gentry Creek Falls. Leon, the owner, was quick to respond to my emails and had everything ready for us. He even suggested some great places to eat in Mountain City! My son and his wife want to bike the trail and I will definitely recommend staying at Black Bear Retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It is so peaceful here! Leon is great to work with and the "directions" for using the cabin were the shortest, easiest list we have ever had! The hot tub is absolutely awesome, esp. after the Creeper Trail! The place could use a little TLC, but was great for 2 married couples. The beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC


  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away! No one around you at all! The hot tub was fantastic, it worked really well. At night you could see so many stars and just relax.

We rode the Virginia Creeper trail from Whitetop to Damascus through the Bike Station, it was a good time. We got to the top around 10:30 and made it back to Damascus by 3:30. It was nice to get back to the cabin and relax with the amazing view and some dinner. Make sure to call people before you get there- no cellphone service, which we enjoyed! (Saying that I must mention that there is a land line in the cabin.)

Leon was great! He was very friendly and helpful. I have recommended this place to quite a few family members and coworkers. We hope to get back to the Black Bear Retreat soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional Location Information:

Only 10 min. from Damascus, VA

Virginia Creeper Trail 10 min.

Applachian Trail

Watagua Lake 25 min.

Boone NC 35 min.

50 min. from Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol TN/VA 40 min.

Johnson City 60 min.

Tri-City Airport 60 min.

Callantee 5 min. ATV/ 130 miles of trails

Blue Ridge Parkway 40 Min

Mount Rogers State Park

Ski Resorts 45 min.

White Water Rafting 40 min

Barter Theatre

Red Tail Mountain Golf Course


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