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Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Great get away
This cabin is the perfect spot in the woods. We will definatly be back.
We look forward to your return and are so glad you enjoyed this wonderful getaway location. Thank you for taking the time to review Bear Ridge Cabin.
Comfy cabin outside Leavenworth
This cabin is a great place to stay for activities in and around Leavenworth. Kind of pseudo rustic in that you feel like you're in a log cabin but you've got all the comforts you actually want like a hot tub and cabinet full of movies and nice clean living space. There is really nowhere to go from the cabin without a vehicle. There is very little shoulder along Chumstick highway for walking or cycling and I wouldn't recommend either there.
There are some minor things that it would be nice if they fixed: there's a landline there and list of emergency numbers to call but the phone didn't work for us and there was no cell service at the cabin (for Verizon anyway). We tried rebooting the phone and some other troubleshooting we googled but it didn't seem to work. The cabin does have wifi so just something to be aware of, maybe get set up for VOIP calls ahead of your trip. Secondly, the extra fee or significant deposit for vacation insurance on top of the VRBO fees that you have to pay Destination Leavenworth directly after you book was a little annoying. Why not lump that in to the total cost or one of the already included VRBO fees? And you will need to download and use a separate app from VRBO to get your checkin information, check out messages, and other communications which is just an annoyance. Isn't that the point of the VRBO app?
Besides those mostly administrative things it's a great rental and fairly priced for the area. We really appreciated how neat and well kept the place was. I could see it working for a lot of different families or friends for a Leavenworth escape.
Thank you for taking the time to review Bear Ridge Cabin. We appreciate your perspective. You raise many interesting points and we hope we will address them for you and others here. It is a rustic, comfortable "getaway" location. And certainly for that reason, you indeed are in a driving location. We appreciate people understanding that. However, Plain is just 5 minutes away with conveniences like gas and groceries, espresso, shopping, hardware, restaurant, river access, and even a great nordic loop in winter. And Leavenworth is just 15 minutes away. So even more of all of the above!
One thing we do want to clarify is the use of the Chumstick Highway. Though there is personal agreement with you about the wisdom of walking and cycling with a narrow shoulder, it is an often used road for cycling all summer. Many people love to make the Plain- Leavenworth loop and do it frequently, especially in the early morning. So for someone who really wanted to cycle from this location , there are other trailblazers who go for it.
Thank you for telling us about the landline service. We didn't receive a call to my knowledge about that not functioning. The service is live, and paid for, so we certainly want to call for repair to get that working again. Bear Ridge is a 20 acre scenic property of forest wth mountain views. Depending on season and weather, it may make cell service more difficult especially with some carriers. But your suggestion is a great one, and we appreciate that direction.
We are a professional local property management company in Leavenworth. We live and work here, and do our best to provide professional levels of service and commitment in all areas of guest services and operations. Including express check in and home information. We can send a pdf to anyone who doesn't want to download the app, but most people really appreciate the convenience of having the maps, codes and home information conveniently on their phones. Many homes on VRBO may be single rentals by private owners who really need the support of VRBO, but we have 35 years of experience here for managing multiple homes and we find the best way to do that is to personalize our services in the best ways we can. We apologize that it became an annoyance to you.
We are in Washington State, and state laws do not allow us to lump the insurance fee into a rate, but requires confirmation of the insurance. We also have responsibilities for multiple homes of varying values, and to their homeowners. Though we fully recognize that we have quality guests, we also know accidents can happen to quality guests that create a need for repair or maintenance. To that end we offer damage insurance at a lower cost from other platforms selling the same insurance, and with more coverage at the lower fee. So given these things, this has been our process. It also gives those few that prefer a security hold, the option to choose that. No one ever has to do both insurance and a security hold which might be called a deposit.
Overall we are grateful you appreciated Bear Ridge Cabin, the quality of its maintenance and the value of a wonderful Leavenworth Escape! Thank you for coming.
We hope you will consider coming again.
The place was Beautiful , very clean . However , we spent 2 nights up all night with a squirrel coming in and out going thru everything .It was awful and nit relaxing at all .Felt more tired than we arrived , my husband was in and out shooing him out of the kitchen and living room .He came in thru a hole in the cabin by the basket by the microwave amd would run right back out it .Really sad , it would have been amazing other than that . We are parents are were looking forward to some sleep , I really hope the owners fill it so it doesnt happen to future guests .
We so appreciate that you liked the cabin, and that it met your standards and expectations. We are certainly sorry that your respite was so rudely interrupted. That is why we credited you for your problem. We have had Pest Control visit 3 times since your departure. While we know that the squirrel was there because you saw him, the pest control company cannot find any site of entry from outside to inside - even after crawling around under the house two different times. They have concluded the squirrel came in through an open door and found a spot to hide. We are continuing to monitor this and we thank you for alerting us to the problem. The woods does give us some surprising moments, even when we try to anticipate everything.
Perfect family getaway!
We had an amazing weekend at the cabin. 2 kids (one infant), 3 adults fit comfortably. The cabin had everything we needed and the hot tub was perfect. 15 min drive from downtown Leavenworth got us close enough while still feeling like we were in a private location. Will stay again!
Cute little cabin! Short drive from Leavenworth or Plain. Clean and comfortable.
Great place to stay.