Spectacular property facing Shenandoah Nat'l Park & Skyline Drive!
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - case-by-casecase-by-case
No parties/events - No parties or group gatheringsNo parties or group gatherings
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
- Guest can see house rules in Rental Agreement, which supersedes all stated policies except terms of payment/cancellations set by reservation site.
- See our Rental Agreement for flex Covid Canx Policy.
There are a million things to do in the Shenandoah Valley area!! Luray Caverns (10 minutes from the home) and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive (15 minutes) are 'must do' items. The Park offers gorgeous drives, overlooks, hiking, biking, and ranger-led activities.
Luray (10 minutes) offers the Hawksbill Greenway (fantastic walking/biking along a rushing creek), plenty of shopping and dining, mini golf, 18 hole golf courses, zip lines, horseback riding, and more. Lake Arrowhead (10 minutes) offers fishing, boating, BBQ facilities, and swimming/relaxing at the beach area. Hawksbill Recreation Area (5 minutes) offers an outdoor pool and BBQ area. Spectacular canoeing/kayaking/tubing along the Shenandoah River (up to Class 2 Rapids) is available on your own or through several area Outfitters. Wineries (closest is two miles from the cabin), antique shopping, shooting ranges, jet skiing, off-roading, outdoor concerts and festivals, and even a zoo are all within half an hour or less. Want to drive a little further? Presidential homes, Civil War sites, and Harrisonburg and Charlottesville are all 30-60 minutes away. Of course, if all you want is to stay at the cabin and relax with good food, a good book, and beautiful scenery, downtown Stanley (2 miles) offers a grocery store and a couple great restaurants.
The Visitor's Center in Luray is an excellent source of additional area information.
Jim and Lisa Franceschini
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About Jim and Lisa Franceschini
We have been mountain lovers since we married over 25 years ago and are realizing our dream of building and renting mountain cabins in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. We met a gifted and extraordinarily talented builder who has built three cabins for us. The Black Bear Lodge is the 1st of these cabins and we feel truly blessed to call it ours and are excited to be able to share it with others!
Jim and Lisa Franceschini purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Jim and Lisa Franceschini chose Stanley
This home offers the most amazing views of the mountains and valleys of the Shenandoah...truly 180 degree views of ever-changing mountains above and pastures below. Front row seats to the sunrise and to a night-sky are free from the porch and patio! It is so close to all that the Shenandoah Valley offers & offers superior construction and attention to detail.
What makes this Cabin unique
This home spoke to us the moment we first saw it. The views are indescribable: the Shenandoah Valley literally spreads out in front of you and the mountains of Shenandoah Nat'l Park surround the valley. We have grown to love the sounds of the cows in the pastures around the home, the smell of storms as they roll through the valley, and the true silence that you can only find in the mountains. The views from the windows and doors inside the home still catch us by surprise and never cease to take our breath away.