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Bears Den - A Taste of Heaven from a Bearly Rustic Point of View

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Mountain Views - Rest, Relax & Renew!

Serenity, tranquility, beautiful views and lasting memories with family and friends - The Bears Den Cabin is the ultimate getaway!

Experience an exhilarating time at a superb cabin mountain retreat located in Shenandoah Valley, located near Luray, Virginia. Take in and enjoy the panoramic breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains all from the expansive decking of the cabin. The Cabin is situated on the borders of the Shenandoah National Park with river access to the Shenandoah River.

This luxurious 5 bedroom cabin loaded with amenities has something for everyone. It is equipped with satellite TVs, high speed internet, courtesy lap top, and free local calling. An entertainment room that has a 42” LCD TV, blue ray DVD, PS2, large movie selection, regulation size pool table, foosball, dart board, and many board games to choose from. For those that enjoying cuddling by the fire there is a free standing wood burning stove for those cool nights.

The main level has an open floor plan, a grand stone fireplace, 47” LCD/HD TV. The bedrooms are furnished with log style furniture, queen size beds, luxury bedding, flat panel LCD HD TV’s. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the lower level. The master suite has a king size bed, 32” LCD HD TV, luxurious 1000 TC sheets. In the master bath there is a large Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, heated floors, and walk-in shower.

Step outdoors onto the expansive full length deck with beautiful mountain views, and custom log furniture. Enjoy outdoor dining prepared gas grill for that perfect meal. On the lower deck there is a wonderfully soothing 6 person hot tub under the stars, and a fire pit area great for late night gatherings and unforgettable mountain memories.

Luxuriously appointed yet rustically located allows for privacy, relaxation, and the perfect setting for making unforgettable cherished memories.

With its high quality amenities, The Bears Den is high on the “best” places to stay list in the Shenandoah Valley!

(We also have another cabin on the same street that is very similar. Please take a look at property number 609691 if the Bears Den is booked.)

More Details

Ghada Culler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Ghada Culler

My husband and I live in Virginia Beach, VA...just a few hours away from the cabin. We have always wanted a place to escape to in the mountains and we found it at the Bears Den. We fell in love with the serenity and quaintness of the area and wanted to own this beautiful cabin from the moment we walked in the door.

We are always looking for ways to improve the property and make it exactly what a guest would want for an unforgettable get-a-way. Since purchasing the cabin, we have built a brand new deck on the lower level, upgraded the downstairs bathroom and renovated the fire pit area (among many other smaller projects).

We try to head up to our retreat every couple of months and always have a hard time leaving to come back to reality! We also love bring along our family and friends and always make lasting memories during our stays. Some of our favorite moments is watching the sunset over the mountain while we enjoy enjoy a cocktail. And, of course, the hot tub is a magnificent place to relax while gazing at the stars! We couldn't have dreamt of a better place to escape to.

Ghada Culler purchased this cabin in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

OMG where do I even begin?! I booked the Bears Den for a bachelorette weekend in the woods and I was so nervous about it for many reasons .BUT as soon as we walked into the cabin all my worries were gone ! It had everything we needed from all the kitchen utensils to the amazing hot tub and fire pit ! We spent most of our 3 days just going from relaxing in the cabin during day to spending the evenings in the hot tub and around the fire pit :) we felt so relaxed, which is so easy to do at the Bears den , I had a lot of DIY projects planned to keep the girls entertained that we didn't even do them Bc we were soooo relaxed ; we didn't even take advantage of the impressive basement filled with games , a pool table and a dart board ! We did spend an afternoon tubing ( just Bc i booked a reservation ) , which was conveniently only 15 mins away and shopped at the little shops on the way back to the cabin. All in all everyone was happy with the weekend and cabin that some of the girls wanted to come back with other friends for other celebrations and I KNOW i want to as well ! OH and what also made the Bear den so great was Ghada! She was so nice and easy to work with between booking to questions we had along the way ! You can tell her and her family really paid attention to detail regarding the cabin from cute little decorations to all the supplies you may need for a weekend in the woods ! You do need to bring your own wood for the fire pit but after paying our last portion to the cabin , Ghada provided contact person who can deliver the wood straight to the cabin ( who btw was also really nice and easy to work with .) All in all the bear den was the PERFECT! Definitely a great getaway cabin for families, couples , and friends !!!!
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Shenandoah Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • At checkout: -Leave the home in the condition it was in when you arrived -Put away all the items in correct location -Load & run dishwasher
  • -Remove all used bed linens along with all towels & place in hampers -Replace blankets & comforters back in their drawers/hangers -Empty out fridge
  • -Clean grill -Lock up -ALL trash (indoors & out) is to be removed from the property. Dump site is closed on Sundays - you must plan accordingly.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    lower level den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) One queen size bed in each of the 4 other bedrooms ('winter' 'spring' 'summer' and 'fall') and a Sleep Sofa located in the lower level
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Bears Den - A Taste of Heaven from a Bearly Rustic Point of View
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New Year

  • 5 of 5

Hi!!We were here in New Year Eve!!We liked this amazing place. Very comfortable house, there is very beautiful view from the hot tub. Not far from there is a river where you can go with children walk along and make photos!! Thank you Owners!!! I reccomend this place!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Layout was great. 2 big rooms to hang out with. Beds were super comfy. View was great!

  • 5 of 5

Had 8 friends from college just catching up n enjoying a great weekend away from home. House was in great condition. Hot tub was nice. Fire pit was great as well. Overall very enjoyable. Would come back

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Bears Den is the perfect family getaway location. The cabin was very clean and well appointed. The kitchen had everything we needed plus some. The bedrooms were large and the beds were super comfortable. The kids had a blast hanging out downstairs and in the hot tub. The location is perfect for all types of activies, skyline drive, Luray, Massanutten, Shenandoah river and so much more. We will stay again for sure. Thanks Ghada and Dave!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and Location for a Group Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Bear's Den is a great choice for a group getaway. It has a charming, rustic appeal with all the modern amenities you would want.

We were a group of 10 people and two dogs, but the house could have comfortably accommodated more. (There is plenty of parking for a large group.) The outdoor fire-pit and hot-tub were great features for a cool winter weekend. The house is very close to the Shenandoah River, which has a large riverfront to enjoy in warmer weather. Some of our group ventured to local wineries while the others enjoyed staying in with games. Don't miss gorgeous sunsets off the back porch!

The owners were very friendly and responsive. The beds and other furniture were very comfortable. We took full advantage of the grill and kitchen for every meal. The kitchen has all the equipment you might need -- just be sure to bring things like spices, oils, etc. that you may need for cooking.

I would highly recommend the Bear's Den to others, and hope that I'll be able to get back again someday soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norfolk, VA

Beautiful Home with Great View - Proximity to Multiple Attractions

  • 5 of 5

Great property for a family reunion / getaway. Can handle 12-14 people easily.

1. Owner was very responsive and easy to work with.

2. Home is rustic yet modern and very clean.

3. Basement has pool table and lots of games for kids.

4. Back deck has a beautiful view and fire pit in the backyard.

5. Close proximity to Massanutten, Shenandoah, Skyline Dr., Harrisonburg attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home in a Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway at Bear's Den with multiple couples. The house was very spacious and perfectly set up for all of us. There was so much to do between hanging out by the fire pit, relaxing in the hot tub, playing pool, darts, video systems, etc. There was plenty of room for 6 couples and our dog. The kitchen was fully stocked and the grill was a great added perk. The river is a short walk away too for those looking to go on a little adventure. We also went into Harrisonburg when it rained and was well worth the 45 minute drive. Would highly recommend Bear's Den! The owner was great to work with!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles

The cabin is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and lies on the border of the Shenandoah National Park. This area provides an abundant amount of sightseeing and outdoor recreational activities. Popular outdoor activities include skiing, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and horseback riding. There are also wonderful sights to see including Luray Caverns, civil war battelfields, and fantastic wineries wineries. Massanutten Ski Resort, which is only 30 minutes away, also has numerous activities that include skiing, tubing, an indoor & outdoor waterpark, a golf course that has breathtaking views and a day spa.

Whether your looking for an action filled or quiet relaxing getaway, the area has something for everyone!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rate based on 2 person occupancy. Additional guest charge of $25 per person per night beyond the first two guests. 2 children (under 16) free. A 8 adult minimum is charged unless it's a midweek stay during non-peak season.

Federal Holidays & October bookings are a 3 night minimum, Easter (spring break), Thanksgiving & Christmas are a 4 night minimum, mid-June thru Labor Day there is a 5 night minimum unless check-in is less than 2 weeks away. (Exceptions are made for the minimum stay depending on availability and current bookings)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.