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“We loved our trip to Bear Timbers!!”
Lovely log cabin in the woods near the river
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Lovely log cabin in the woods near the river
Full-size hot tub Living room with leather furniture and gas fire
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42 reviews
Lovely log cabin in the woods near the river
Full-size hot tub
Living room with leather furniture and gas fire
Living room with sofa bed
Brand new fully equipped kitchen
Solid rustic dining room furniture
King size master bed
Master bath vanity
Master bath jacuzzi tub
2nd BR with queen and twin beds
2nd BR with queen and twin beds
Satellite HDTV/DVDs in all rooms
2nd bathroom
2nd bathroom
Stone firepit with unlimited wood provided free
Full free laundry facilities provided
Two canoes and accessories provided
The beautiful Shenandoah River (you cannot see the river from the house)
Lovely grassy riverbank
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Luray, Virginia

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Cfpetry
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“We loved our trip to Bear Timbers!!”
Reviewed September 23, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This was the best idea ever for my husband and me plus our dog ... A weekend away from DC (but not too far away for a quick trip) to a cabin with everything we could imagine wanting - fireplace, heat/ac, wifi, tv, grill, hot tub, great kitchen, comfy bed, washer/dryer, bath/shower, with access to a wooded area, canoes and bikes included with life jackets and vests, and a fire pit with free firewood. We enjoyed every aspect of this cabin. We and our dog loved access to the river. It was clean, well decorated, with easy to follow instructions on how to work everything like the grill and hot tub. Id been a little concerned after seeing a review about the neighbors being close, but we didn't really see or hear anyone, so for us the neighbors were definitely a non-issue. It's a normal street with cabins/homes but they aren't right on top of each other. Overall it was a pricier cabin option for the area but for what it offers, it's truly more than a fair price. It was the perfect end to summer.

Only two complaints which were minor and didn't hamper our good time : 1- the grill needed cleaning.
2- there were a lot of dead bugs in the porched in area so we didn't enjoy that space. Both issues can and I'm sure will be quickly resolved.

One tip is that there isn't cell phone service in the area and the cabin is off of a gravel road, so getting in when it's dark at night was doable but tricky - make sure you have the directions saved and don't need the Internet to access them when you get close to the cabin. We did a day trip to Skyline Drive which was about 25 minutes away for the entrance we picked and the rest of the time just relaxed at and around the cabin. Note- there is a drip coffee machine and filters- just bring the coffee!

I found the managers to be extremely responsive and on top of things- and they were kind enough to give us a late check out since no one was coming the following day.

We really loved our visit to the cabin and highly recommend it.

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bgksmith
Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
“Restful Retreat”
Reviewed July 5, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My wife, daughter, dog and I stayed at Bear Timbers from June 26 to July 2, 2016. The cabin was well maintained and had all we needed for a restful wee. The cabin was clean and comfortable and the back porch was a nice place to rest. The hot tub was well maintained and a great place to unwind. The cabin was next to another house but there was nobody in it so it was very quiet and peaceful. It was about a 100 yard walk to the river but it was a nice and peaceful walk. Luray was only about a 10 minute ride.

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Liked best: Quiet
Liked least: River was a bit of a walk and you had to drive on a gravel road (well maintained) to get to the cabin
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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romanakol
PA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Excellent weekend!”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Amazing, beautiful cabin! Very cozy and clean and had everything we needed. Loved the porch and hot tub! Cannot say enough good things about it. Will definitely be coming back.

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John B
Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
“Quick Spring Break”
Reviewed April 9, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Cabin overall was nice. Needs some deep cleaning in the kitchen area. Being on the river was great. Kids enjoyed fishing and canoes. Quick ride to town and to the Caverns. Spent time hiking as well. Beds are not very comfortable and the beds in the 2nd bedroom were not made, just had sheets laying on the side of bed. We had to haul our own trash off, which was not ideal, but even worse on Sunday checkout when the trash center near the school was closed
Lastly, toilet in master would not stop running, so we ended up having to use the one bath.

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Liked best: Access to land/River and hiking
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2016
John, thanks for the feedback. Sounds like our housekeeper missed that running toilet - we'll make sure it's fixed. We'll also check into the kitchen situation. We pride ourselves on cleanliness, so we'll double down on that and figure out where it went wrong this time.

It's interesting that you note the beds are not very comfortable. The mattresses throughout the house are actually brand new as of a year ago and we are consistently complimented by other guests on the quality. :-) Mattresses can be that way - one person hates what another person loves. We typically aim for a middle-of-the-road firmness so that it appeals to a wide group. Do you usually like really soft or really firm?

Have a good week,

-Paul
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Alexandria, VA
Reviewed February 17, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

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fpastine
Severna Park, Maryland
1 review
“Not what it seems...”
Reviewed November 24, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The place was very nice. However, we were disappointed that there was a neighbor so close as this was not mentioned on the web site. We were also under the impression that the river would be closer than it was..

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Liked best: The coziness of the place
Liked least: A neighbor so close
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Nov 25, 2015
We have planted screening trees surrounding the property to add privacy. They are not to their full height yet, but they are fast-growing and soon should resolve this issue. The rental property is directly on the river, simply the river is at the opposite end of the property from the house per local zoning regulations.
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Saydi82
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful time of year and great cabin...only wish it was closer to riverfront”
Reviewed October 21, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The cabin was perfect for the four of us (two couples). Everything we needed was there (and then some!) Nothing bad to say about the cabin except two minor things - wish the closer, outdoor firepit was directly in back of the house for more privacy (it was in the front yard next to the road), and wish the cabin was closer to the riverfront. From the pictures online it was hard to tell how far/close it was from the river; I thought it was in the backyard from one pictures I saw and was looking forward to just viewing it from the deck. However, it is a short 100 yard (?) walk down a path thru some trees and a grassy area. The river view is amazing though once you get there. In the summer it would a fantastic place to hang out (there is a fire pit there as well). Also, we weren't sure, if we started canoeing down the river how we would get back so we didn't use the canoes (the current looked pretty strong to come upstream). Given that the property was away from riverfront, and pretty close to other properties/neighbors (its not 'secluded'), I feel it was a bit overpriced ($300+/night).

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Liked best: The living room
Liked least: distance to riverfront/absence of river view from deck
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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