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Papa Bear's River Cabin- 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront

Papa Bear invites you to come relax in this beautiful riverfront log cabin, with all the right amenities and a view second to none. Located near the beautiful Skyline Drive and Ski Slopes. Explore the famous Luray Caverns or take a short drive to the home of Thomas Jefferson. Maybe just relax, or fish or read a good book. This cabin will certainly create memories for a lifetime.

Live Well.....Love Much.........Laugh Often-

Papa Bear

Mr. Hensley - contact by e-mail first
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Hensley Family,

Thank you so much for renting your beautiful cabin to our family. Our children absolutely loved every minute staying there and were quite sad to leave. The warmth of your cabin , the decor , the outdoor amenities like the fire pit and wrap around porch , along with the perfect setting along the Shenandoah River made for a magical and relaxing family vacation.We could see all of the thought and details that went into your home ; it is perfect for a family retreat and everything we needed. It was also a nice addition that there were children toys and movies available for down times.

We were able to visit the beautiful Shenandoah Caverns and accompanying family friendly museums as well as eat a delicious lunch at the stunning historic Mimslyn Inn , all was fantastic ! Everywhere we went everyone had great hospitality and K

kindness. The mountains and scenery in the Shenandoah area are breathtaking and something everyone should experience.

Thank you again for opening your cabin to us. We had a wonderful time ; our children are already asking when we can return to Papa Bear's River Cabin ! ( They loved the stuffed Papa Bear and Baby Bear in the cabin as well as all the bears throughout your decor ! )

Best Regards,

Amelia and Michael and Children
Oct 2014
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Shenandoah Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There will be a $100.00 penalty for each unpaid guest per night !!
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both baths have tub w/ showers.Towels and wash cloths provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • This cabin has three bedroom with TV in each. The bedroom upstairs has a queen bed, a twin w/ trundle, a full bath and also a walk in closet. The bedrooms down stairs shares a full bath.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The cabin is nicely equipped. The cabin is secluded by being surrounded by 280 ac of privately owned mountain land with beautiful river frontage but within easy driving distance to the town of Shenandoah and Luray. . Hot Tub ! Relax in this 6 person hot tub and watch the Shenandoah River drift by. Outdoor fire pit to roast hot dogs or make some yummy roasted marshmallows !! Firewood is provided !!!


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Papa Bear's River Cabin- 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront
average rating of 4.7419353 based on 50 reviews

Perfect spot surrounded by nature

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Papa Bears Cabin over Labor Day weekend. It was the perfect spot for all the trips we had planned. The house and property were so beautiful that I wish we had planned more time to enjoy it's surroundings. We hope to plan a trip here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Papa Bear's River Cabin. We love having guest like you and look forward to having you stay again. Kind Regards , The Hensley Family
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Relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the quiet woods. The fishing and river view was nice. We had a nice fire every night at the fire pit. The property was clean and lived up to expectations.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank you for choosing Papa Bear's River Cabin for your stay here in the Shenandoah Valley . We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay ! Hope to have you visit us again soon !! The Hensley Family
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Great Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the Christmas Holiday weekend at Papa Bear's River Cabin and had an absolute blast. The cabin was exactly what we wanted and we felt so recharged. There were 4 of us two adults, a 2 year old and 7 month old. When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a saucer for the baby. They also had a preschooler table and toys that my 2 year old enjoyed. My husband and I loved sitting in the hot tub looking out at the river. While there we also spent one day at the water park at Massanutten which we all loved. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review our property . We love having guest like you and your family visit Papa Bear's River Cabin and hope you will return again soon !!! Happy 2017 !!! The Hensley Family
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A weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Papa Bear's River Cabin is a an excellent place to enjoy the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. It is close to Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive and sits on the river. So there is plenty to do. The word cabin does not adequately describe how nice the home is. It is comfortable and clean.

Hardwood floors, fireplace and leather sofa are inside. Hot tub and wraparound are on the outside of the home.

Just a perfect place to get away .

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review our cabin. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Shenandoah Valley. Papa Bear would love to have you visit his property again. Thank you for leaving our property in wonderful condition. It is a pleasure to have guest like you !!! You are always welcome here !! The Hensley Family
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Riverfront serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Papa Bears river cabin is a bucolic dream in the Virginia countryside. Beautifully landscaped right on the Shenandoah river. Completely private, yet close to Luray and Skyline drive. This is our second vacation here and we love this place! The house is perfectly appointed,super clean and instantly feels like...home. My boyfriend is an avid fisherman and caught 30 bass in 3 days! After a full day of hiking we just love pulling into the long driveway and seeing our cabin. It truly is a warm,welcoming respite. The Hensleys are a delight and are eager to answer any questions or concerns and do so promptly. I feel they truly enjoy sharing their little slice of heaven with all of us. We will return, yet again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review our property !! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Papa Bear's . We want to thank you for taking such good care of our property and hope you will return again soon !!! Best, The Hensley Family
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Comfortable, quiet, spacious and well-appointed

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a weekend in late summer. Beautiful property with very responsive owners. Plenty of room in the primary bedrooms, and has a well-equipped kitchen. The only improvement we could suggest is adding a window-air conditioner in the upstairs bedroom, as it gets a bit warm, even with the AC set at 70 degrees. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello , Thank you so much for taking time to review our property . Sometimes when previous guest leave the cabin , they close off some of the upstairs air vents . We try to remember to check the vents after the guest leave . When the vents are closed , it will get warm upstairs. Thank you again for letting us know and we will check on this issue. We would love to have you visit again !!! The Hensley Family
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Car: necessary

Located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Ideal location for couple's anniversary, honeymoon, quick getaway, family vacation or retreat. Enjoy being nestled between the Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive, The George Washington National Forest and the legendary Shenandoah River. Beautiful views and peaceful surroundings that nature has to offer. 1 Mountain + 1 River = A Perfect Vacation at Papa Bear's River Cabin


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

15% discount for 6 nights or more. Children under 12 years old are free.

Cancellation: Tenant shall receive a refund of all
payments made by Tenant, less a cancellation fee equal to ten percent of the total rent amount if the Premises are re-rented on the terms set forth herein. If the premises are not re-rented, Tenant will not be entitled to a refund of any rent payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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