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Summertime at Bear Lodge, it's a Tree Fort!

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths with Mountain and Valley Views

Bear Lodge is the perfect place for your sabbatical or extended vacation, and wonderful housing for executives in transition or temporary assignment in the area!

NOTE: WE ONLY RENT FOR 30+ DAYS. PLEASE STOP ASKING. We are not allowed by the County of Warren to offer short term rentals. WE ARE OBEYING THE LAW.Please DON'T ASK. You are welcome to let the Warren County Zoning Office know of your unhappiness about this.

Perched atop a mountain, this northward facing cabin has awesome views, peace and quiet.

Enjoy the serenity and the sounds of animals, birds and all the glories of nature!

Bear Lodge features a spacious, open floor plan Great Room, with fully equipped kitchen and big screen TV. All vantage points in living room, dining room and kitchen are overlooking the trees and mountains in the far distance from a two-story window wall. Dreamy!

The Great Room boasts a spectacular floor to ceiling river rock fireplace with deer head, hand scraped cedar mantel, railings and posts.

When you first arrive, you'll cross a unique wood walk to front door with hammered bronze light fixtures.

You'll enjoy the personal touches we've added, such as a handcrafted cedar log pool table in loft with wild boar head and log bars to hold your food and drinks.

Another fun touch is our indoor 'outhouse' shower on the lower level.

The unique property and views, plus our new rustic decor all add character and transform an already charming cabin into an awesome lodge.

In the evening, a romantic jacuzzi on the lower deck will wrap you in nature's beauty. This is our dream cabin and we hope we have created your fantasy cabin vacation experience!

This is a no-smoking, no pets rental for your comfort.

Handcrafted log beds and rustic furnishings in 2 bedrooms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of our 2 Bedroom septic system, our maximum number of people on the lease is 3 adults, or 2 adults, 1 child, or 1 adult 2 children. Sorry but NO EXCEPTIONS.

Two spacious bathrooms.

Enjoy the loft game room with custom cedar log pool table and an outdoor jacuzzi on the lower deck. Guests are expected to honor the peace and quiet of this sanctuary in the woods and be considerate of our neighbors.

WIFI, Cable TV and Netflix are included. Laundry soap is provided, as we have a high efficiency washing machine that requires special soap (1/2 packet does a whole load).

NOTE: Sheets, towels, and paper products are supplied.

Bear Lodge is NOW ONLY available as a corporate rental or for stays 30 days+. Maids fee, hot tub service, utilities are included. Owner has a merchant account and would prefer direct payment by check or credit card. Please do not inquire about short stays. The County of Warren is not amenable to short term rentals for our property. It is a zoning issue and out of our control.

Winter Weather Advisory: This cabin is located on a mountain ridge and the mountain roads are steep and winding. During ice and snow a 4 wheel drive vehicle or chains will be required to traverse them. A call to our property managers should be made to check road conditions before you come.

Do not feed or approach wildlife.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your reservation on or before 60 days prior to your planned arrival date, we will refund your reservation deposit less a $25 processing fee. If you cancel after that date, we will refund the damage insurance, security deposit, cleaning fees, but we reserve the right to keep the rental + tax. If we are able to rebook the property for all or part of that period, we will refund the rental amount or prorated share, as appropriate. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.

See Rental Agreement for other House Rules.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 children maximum please...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Rec Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Master Bedroom is on Main level off Great Room. The other bedroom and sleeping sofa are on the lower level. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Lower Level Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main Level Bath has double sinks....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Pool Table, stools and bar, wall mounted cable tv...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Custom Log pool table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bring your own CDs!...moreless

  • Television:

    Netflix Free movies in Great Room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We provide a good selection of DVDs and Videos...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Cabin overlooks Blue Ridge Mountains and Winchester Valley...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Master Bedroom now has A/C! We have ceiling fans in all other rooms and screens on windows. Window A/C unit is now installed in Great Room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    baseboard heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi in cabin, access codes provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for two cars only. Absolutely NO parking allowed on street. Guests must register their cars and tag numbers with owners....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upper deck off the Great Room is a treetop balcony! Gorgeous views, surrounded by trees. Lower deck contains hot tub and bench....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two large decks, stone patio just completed. We called it the Bear Lodge Campground, it has a grill and a cedar log picnic table! Note: Leave no food unattended outside....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb garden in the front yard, cliffside rock garden in the back yard. New rustic stone patio with BBQ Grill, walk down huge stone steps to get there!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Summer Only. Charcoal Grill w/ Propane Starter, No lighter fluid necessary. You turn off propane once coals are lit. Use appropriate caution as you are in a forest. Keep grill supervised at all times....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Chlorine packets provided. Please put in tub after each use and run jets with lid off for 20 minutes. Chlorine will disinfect the tub and evaporate, leaving the water clean. Then you can put on cover!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
31 night min stay

$2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 7.3%

Notes:

Maximum Adult Occupancy: 3

Maximum Children Occupancy: 2

Maximum Total Occupancy 3

Minimum Age to Rent: 24

If you cancel your reservation on or before 60 days prior to your planned arrival date, we will refund your reservation deposit less a $25 processing fee. If you cancel after that date, we will refund the damage insurance, security deposit, cleaning fees, but we reserve the right to keep the


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dulles International
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Element
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whites Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shenandoah Valley, Bowling Green or Jackson Chase
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Manassas
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 66
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Apple House
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Massanutten
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Strasburg Moon Beach (Quarry with sandy beach)

Car: Necessary

Canoe, Kayak, Tubing down the Shenandoah River, Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns, Shenandoah Caverns, Ziplines, Horseback Riding, Tumbling little stream Trout Fishing in GW Nat'l Forest, Wineries, Warren County Fair, Shenandoah County Fair, Charleston Horse Racing and Slots, Historic villages of Front Royal and Strasburg, Zip lining, Golf, Appalachian Trail Backpacking, Hot Air Balloon rides, relaxing on the back covered deck in rocking chair or Jacuzzi with 50 mile views to Winchester VA.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Keith and Kimberly Hartke own several vacation rental properties on the east coast. These are second homes for the Hartke's and their extended family. The Hartke's are real estate and public relations business people in the D.C.metro area. The Hartke's enjoy helping other families create special vacation memories. Keith is a full time licensed Realtor. Kimberly is a publicist for health and wellness related clients.

Why Front Royal, VA, USA:
We have been looking for country property for the last decade. This former church retreat had many of the things we were looking for in a cabin, and our rustic handcrafted decor added the rest.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Situated in a lovely, quiet, mountain gated community with many second home cabins, lodges and rustic principal residences. Enjoy the swing on the covered deck overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, then take a 10 minute drive to Front Royal for shopping and adventure.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Photos

  • Summertime at Bear Lodge, it's a Tree Fort!

    Summertime at Bear Lodge, it's a Tree Fort!

  • Great Room and Game Loft

    Great Room and Game Loft

  • Master 'Bear Room' on Main Level

    Master 'Bear Room' on Main Level

  • Pool Table

    Pool Table

  • Deer sleep behind bushes at Bear Lodge

    Deer sleep behind bushes at Bear Lodge

  • Jacuzzi Tub with Woods, Porch Rockers and Wooden Bench

    Jacuzzi Tub with Woods, Porch Rockers and Wooden Bench

  • Custom Log Pool Table in Game Loft

    Custom Log Pool Table in Game Loft

  • Lower Level Casual Living Room (TV not shown)

    Lower Level Casual Living Room (TV not shown)

  • View from Kitchen (note wine refrigerator)

    View from Kitchen (note wine refrigerator)

  • Holiday Tree

    Holiday Tree

  • Valley and Mountain View from Bear Lodge

    Valley and Mountain View from Bear Lodge

  • Great Room Stone Fireplace

    Great Room Stone Fireplace

  • Cedar Log Pool Table and BBQ Grill

    Cedar Log Pool Table and BBQ Grill

  • Buck Room

    Buck Room

  • Kitchen Area

    Kitchen Area

  • Bear Lodge Autumn Leaves

    Bear Lodge Autumn Leaves

  • Dining room and light fixture

    Dining room and light fixture

  • Upper Deck - Porch Rockers and Dining Table

    Upper Deck - Porch Rockers and Dining Table

  • Upper Deck- Dining Table with a View!

    Upper Deck- Dining Table with a View!

  • Kitchen and Dining Area

    Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Walk out the front door of the cabin and you might see a deer grazing in garden!

    Walk out the front door of the cabin and you might see a deer grazing in garden!

  • Great Room Decorated for Holidays

    Great Room Decorated for Holidays

  • Hot Tub in Summertime

    Hot Tub in Summertime

VRBO #509247

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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