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Papa Bear's River Cabin- 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Shenandoah

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.

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

Papa Bear

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mr. Hensley - contact by e-mail first
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Papa Bear's River Cabin- 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront
average rating of 4.714286 based on 47 reviews

A weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Papa Bear's River Cabin is a an excellent place to enjoy the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. It is close to Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive and sits on the river. So there is plenty to do. The word cabin does not adequately describe how nice the home is. It is comfortable and clean.

Hardwood floors, fireplace and leather sofa are inside. Hot tub and wraparound are on the outside of the home.

Just a perfect place to get away .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review our cabin. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here in the Shenandoah Valley. Papa Bear would love to have you visit his property again. Thank you for leaving our property in wonderful condition. It is a pleasure to have guest like you !!! You are always welcome here !! The Hensley Family
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Riverfront serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Papa Bears river cabin is a bucolic dream in the Virginia countryside. Beautifully landscaped right on the Shenandoah river. Completely private, yet close to Luray and Skyline drive. This is our second vacation here and we love this place! The house is perfectly appointed,super clean and instantly feels like...home. My boyfriend is an avid fisherman and caught 30 bass in 3 days! After a full day of hiking we just love pulling into the long driveway and seeing our cabin. It truly is a warm,welcoming respite. The Hensleys are a delight and are eager to answer any questions or concerns and do so promptly. I feel they truly enjoy sharing their little slice of heaven with all of us. We will return, yet again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review our property !! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Papa Bear's . We want to thank you for taking such good care of our property and hope you will return again soon !!! Best, The Hensley Family
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Comfortable, quiet, spacious and well-appointed

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a weekend in late summer. Beautiful property with very responsive owners. Plenty of room in the primary bedrooms, and has a well-equipped kitchen. The only improvement we could suggest is adding a window-air conditioner in the upstairs bedroom, as it gets a bit warm, even with the AC set at 70 degrees. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello , Thank you so much for taking time to review our property . Sometimes when previous guest leave the cabin , they close off some of the upstairs air vents . We try to remember to check the vents after the guest leave . When the vents are closed , it will get warm upstairs. Thank you again for letting us know and we will check on this issue. We would love to have you visit again !!! The Hensley Family
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at Papa Bears! The cabin is wonderfully maintained, steps to the Shenandoah River and has a great deck and hot tub! The owners were wonderful & easy to work with! Could have had a more peaceful and blessed week with my family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Papa Bear's River Cabin. We are so glad to hear your time at the cabin was enjoyable. We love having guest like you and hope you will come back soon. We want to thank you too , for leaving the cabin in really good condition. We truly appreciate that !! Thank you again !! Take Care, The Hensley Family
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Fun time with family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a few days of relaxation and had a lovely time! The cabin is cozy, but plenty of room for a family of 6 (including 4 kids ages 5-11). They loved opening and closing the gate and having a campfire in the fire pit, plus all the bear decor! Close to Luray and Shenandoah, plus the basic things we needed like groceries. Cabin was very clean and well-equipped with everything we needed. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Papa Bear's River Cabin for your family vacation. We love having families visit our cabin and hope you will come back again !!!! The Hensley Family
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  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I got together to celebrate my 28th birthday at this cabin. It was absolutely perfect. The cabin is nice and clean, the hot tub was wonderful, and the view is breath-taking. We went to masanutten resort on Saturday to go snow-tubing, but unfortunately they were all booked. Word of advice: reserve your time online prior to going there. We all loved it so much that we are planning to come back during the summer!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write this wonderful review . We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cabin . We love having guest like you and hope you will visit Papa Bear's River Cabin again !!! The Hensley Family
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Shenandoah, Shenandoah Valley

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 10.3%

15% discount for 6 nights or more. Children under 12 years old are free.

Cancellation: Tenant shall receive a refund of all
payments made by Tenant, less a cancellation fee equal to ten percent of the total rent amount if the Premises are re-rented on the terms set forth herein. If the premises are not re-rented, Tenant will not be entitled to a refund of any rent payment.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Shenandoah in Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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 !!

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