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The Black Bear, a Beautiful Log Home

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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,
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is right off the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking:

    For up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wifi, just ask us for the access code...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    For rent at Bluestone Lake Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    At the State park, two miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    For rent at the State park...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    At Winterplace....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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 26 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

Summer
Jun 4 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

Late Summer
Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

Labor day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

fall Colors
Sep 29 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

MLK Weekend
Jan 12 - Jan 14, 2018
3 night min stay
$230 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,400

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

Memorial Day
May 25 - Jun 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

Summer
Jun 3 - Aug 18, 2018
7 night min stay
$285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

Changeover Day: Sunday


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

Late Summer
Aug 19 - Aug 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

Fall Colors
Sep 28 - Oct 27, 2018
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2018
4 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$230 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,400

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

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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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, WV, USA:
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, german
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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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

VRBO #264577

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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