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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.

Papa Bear's River Cabin is family owned and built by Mr. Ron Hensley and son Tony Hensley. The Shenandoah Valley is a beautiful place and we love to share the area's natural beauty with our guest.

Whether you are looking for the perfect place to go fishing , or simply to enjoy the peaceful view of the Shenandoah River and the awesome views of the surrounding mountains , you will fall in love with Papa Bear's River Cabin !!

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

Papa Bear

More Details

Property Manager
Mr. Hensley - contact by e-mail first
Member since: 2008
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Shenandoah in Page County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There will be a $100.00 penalty for each unpaid guest per night !! The rates are 250.00 per night for four . 25.00 per night for each extra guest.
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
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both baths have tub w/ showers.Towels and wash cloths provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • 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 4.731707 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay very nice place and well equipped! Would recommend this place to others..

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review Papa Bear's River Cabin . We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we would like to invite you to visit us again !!! You are always welcome here !!! Best , The Hensley Family
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The perfect cabin! Finally found it! ❤️

  • 5 of 5

We met up with some old friends at this cabin for the weekend and had a fabulous time! The cabin is simply amazing. We have rented many cabins over the years and this one is by far our favorite. From the moment you walk into Papa Bear’s cabin you notice it’s very clean with a spacious open floor plan and plenty of places for privacy. A wonderful deck and beautiful view of the river and vast property is the icing on the cake! Bed linens and towels were new, soft, and clean! The only downside was that it rained for most of our trip so we were unable to take advantage of the fire pit, which we plan to do when we book the cabin again for a future visit! Can’t wait! Thank you so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fab cabin for a family break. Great open plan accommodation, loads of space. Camp fires in the evening and lounging in the hot tub was fantastic. A real hit with the kids. It is about a 25 minute drive to the start of the skyline drive - and the driving was the only (slight) downside - we walked most days in the national park. If you are looking for a great place - I would really recommend papa bears cabin - first class.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colin , We love having you and your family visit our cabin . Thank you for taking time to send such a nice review . We appreciate that so much !!! Please know , you are always welcome here at Papa Bear's River Cabin . Wishing all of you a fun-filled Summer !!! Your friends from Papa Bear's River Cabin, The Hensley Family
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Absolutely beautiful cabin and surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This place is the best!!! Very well kept and had everything you need. The views are breathtaking with the river and the mountains. We enjoyed sitting around a hot fire on a cool night...stars shining! Can't wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Falls Church, VA

Beautiful property, well stocked and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Papa Bear's River Cabin. The property is beautiful and peaceful. The house is well stocked and very comfortable. Our boys (ages 9 and 11) spent lots of time playing outside, fishing, and watching cable inside (a real treat for us!). My son finally caught a large bass on our last morning there--a highlight for sure. (On a fly rod!) We would love to come back in the warmer months! Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

A lovely remodeled older cabin at a great location. Cabin had everything that you need. The furniture (sofa had a huge sinkhole) could use an upgrade, mattresses were very uncomfortable (same issue that the sofa has), the sheets could be replaced and the gate needs to be repaired. The hot tub would have been nice to use but the walk down the icy stairs in the wind was a bit too much. It got a bit colder when we were there and we didn’t expect a walk to the hot tub and didn’t bring anything to cover up with. Instead we enjoyed a lovely campfire, there was plenty of firewood to use and nature to see. A lovely property right on the river, great for a quick getaway. We will be back in the fall to make use of the direct access to the river, it doesn’t get any better than that.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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. Also this property is near by Luray, Virginia.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Shenandoah, Virginia

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.55

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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