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Back-to-Nature Magical Cottage, Spring-Fed Pond, Hiking Trails

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Walking up to cottage along lighted stone path.

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Dancing Bears Guest Cottage is located on a knoll near Jump Mountain in beautiful Rockbridge County, Virginia. Slow down and enjoy the ultimate relaxation in this secluded, picturesque area. The custom craftsmanship of the cottage is truly amazing. Downstairs you will find the main living area with an open living and dining area as well as the kitchen and bathroom with shower. Up the spiral stairs is a sitting area and work station with a futon which converts to a double bed. Just beyond the bookshelves is a sleeping area with a queen bed.

The cottage is adjacent to our main house via a large deck with hot tub and fire pit. Enjoy gazing at the stars at night without the glare of city lights. We are about 16 miles from Lexington with the Horse Center, VMI, and Washington and Lee University as well as about 20 miles from Staunton with Mary Baldwin College and The Blackfriars Playhouse.



Keywords: Timber frame cottage, cabin, get-away, chalet, nature, pond, mountain views, hiking trails, fishing, kayak, canoe, peaceful, quiet

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Queen size Beds (1), (1) Futon converts to double bed.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy the large (1 acre) spring fed pond with waterfall for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. A two person Old Towne canoe, two single kayaks and life preservers are all available for your use. There are also hiking trails through the woods, along the creek, and up the mountain!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books for all interests and ages, including local info....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A large variety of games, including the popular handmade marble whacker!...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV for watching movies....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Extensive DVD/VHS collection...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Enjoy your meals at the antiques walnut table by the window, or at one of the several outdoor table and chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units, ceiling fan and cool mountain air!...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plush, fresh, new and clean!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Small European stackable washer and dryer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Beautiful Tulikivi soapstone stove heats the entire cottage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to prepare your meals is provided as well as a coffee maker, blender, toaster, mixer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Nicely appointed Wedgewood dishes, well stocked utensils and glassware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Small efficient dishwasher....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Lovely custom kitchen with stainless steel Sub-Zero refigerator and Jenn-Air combinatin gas/electric range. The kitchen is very well stocked with most everything you could need for cooking meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Most everything you will need, including flour, sugar, salt, pepper, a large variety of spices, condiments, foil, baggies, paper towels, napkins, trash bags....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized Sub-Zero fridge with freezer drawer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless Steel Jenn-Air combination gas/electric range....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck for relaxing and enjoying the view....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A two person canoe and two kayaks are available for your use along with life preservers....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Relax by the fish pond with the sound of the waterfall....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas grill by the cottage and a charcoal grill by the pond....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Cozy four person hot tub with awesome mountain views!...moreless

 

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$200/night on weekends and holidays
$180/night weekdays
Discounts for extended stays.
Two night minimum covers the cleaning fee.
Three night minimum for most holiday weekends.
$10/per person extra for more than two guests

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

Come back to nature in a simple yet gorgeous cottage on the edge of the woods with views of Jump Mountain. Our 100 acre property adjoins 22,000 acres of a Wildlife Management Area, so you are likely to see a variety of wildlife such as deer, turkeys and the occasional black bear. You will also find it offers excellent birding opportunites for a large variety of birds. Relax in the hammock, on the deck, or in the hot tub. Hike several well-marked trails through the woods or fish and kayak in the spring-fed pond. Children will love catching crayfish in the creeks and playing in the tree house. No need to leave the property for entertainment!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Our family fell in love with the area right away and knew we were 'home!'

Why the Owner Chose Raphine, VA, USA:
It is a medicinal place where the beauty of nature seems to restore your mind and body. It offers a unique opportunity to slow way down and appreciate the quiet serenity as well as witness the magical beauty of nature.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A visually stunning and peaceful place to unwind, reconnect with nature, and be rejuvenated.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Walking up to cottage along lighted stone path.

    Walking up to cottage along lighted stone path.

  • Patio with gas grill, firepit and table and chairs for relaxing.

    Patio with gas grill, firepit and table and chairs for relaxing.

  • Main living areas with Tulikivi soapstone stove

    Main living areas with Tulikivi soapstone stove

  • Relax in the leather sofa, club chair with ottoman or reclining chair.

    Relax in the leather sofa, club chair with ottoman or reclining chair.

  • View of well equipped kitchen

    View of well equipped kitchen

  • Upstairs sitting area with futon that converts to double bed

    Upstairs sitting area with futon that converts to double bed

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • Hot tub on deck

    Hot tub on deck

  • Dining area up on deck

    Dining area up on deck

  • Fish from the dock!

    Fish from the dock!

  • Cottage as viewed from the back by professional photographer & guest Rusty Smith

    Cottage as viewed from the back by professional photographer & guest Rusty Smith

  • View of the cottage with wisteria in bloom

    View of the cottage with wisteria in bloom

  • Welcome to Dancing Bears Cottage!

    Welcome to Dancing Bears Cottage!

  • Foyer

    Foyer

  • Dining area, living area with spiral stairs

    Dining area, living area with spiral stairs

  • Living room with entertainment center.

    Living room with entertainment center.

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Work station at top of spiral stairs

    Work station at top of spiral stairs

  • Sleeping area with queen bed and cabinetry

    Sleeping area with queen bed and cabinetry

  • View from the new hot tub!

    View from the new hot tub!

  • Large pond for fishing (catch and release) or kayaking!

    Large pond for fishing (catch and release) or kayaking!

  • Entrance to Dancing Bears Cottage

    Entrance to Dancing Bears Cottage

  • Tree house with slide tucked away in the woods

    Tree house with slide tucked away in the woods

  • Geese at the pond

    Geese at the pond

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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