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Visit Black Bear Lodge on 22 Secluded Acres with a Million Dollar View

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
lodge
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday lodge in Independence - Black Bear Lodge

Set On 22 Acres, 3400 Sq Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms With Mountain Views

BLACK BEAR LODGE

Black Bear Lodge’s kitchen has granite counter tops, top end appliances, and a built in steamer that will steam your fish or vegetables to perfection. The up-to-date kitchen is fully furnished and allows you to prepare meals as if you were in your own home. It is fully stocked with full cook and bake ware, utensils and the basic spices. Black Bear Lodge has three bedrooms. The Master bedroom features a queen size bed, private balcony, and a master bathroom with double sinks, a walk-in closet, shower and Jacuzzi tub. The other bedrooms feature queen-size and full size beds with huge lighted closets. Black Bear Lodge is equipped with a washer and dryer for your convenience. High ceilings give you a sense of openness, and well placed windows let in abundant light to brighten the room and showcase the million dollar view. Hard wood floors complete the space. The living area offers a flat screen 50” HDTV, stone fire place and space for relaxing.

Coffee Maker: There are two coffee makers. One in the kitchen and one in the master bedroom. We try to keep filters but you may want to bring the round ones just in case.

Dishwasher. This dishwasher works great and is extremely quiet. We provide the dish washer soap.

Dishes & Utensils. The house has plenty of glasses, plates, bowls, spatulas, knives, utensils and all the small kitchen appliances you could ask for.

Dining Area:

Seat 6 around the table and there are 5 bar stools at the kitchen counter

Amenities

Central Air and Heat

Stone Fireplace in the living room

Wood Stove in the Basement

Washer and Dryer. We supply the laundry soap and dryer sheets

We supply nice towels, washcloths, hand towels and kitchen linens.

Linens Provided. We have nice soft sheets of quality thread count.

Iron & Board

Hair Dryers in each bathroom

Hot Tub

Fire Pit

Wet Bar

2 queen size air mattresses and bedding

Other Amenities

For those of you who love the mountains, Black Bear Lodge is the place for you. We provide you with a million dollar view and a secluded place to relax. Once you've stayed with us, we know you will want to return again and again. Enjoy all four seasons at Pine Mountain. The fall colors are absolutely breath taking and the lodge is cozy and warm when the snow falls on the mountain. Come up in the spring to enjoy the wild rhododendrons blooming or in the summer for the cool mountain breezes. All of these are reasons to come home to Black Bear Lodge!

Communication

Wi-Fi internet throughout the lodge and outside on the deck

Land Line

Entertainment

Television: Satellite Television (Dish Network) is installed in the living room and the basement giving you access to movies, music and regular TV. There is a Blu Ray in the living room and the PS3 (plays Blu Ray) in the basement.

50” Flat Screen located in the living room

55' Flat Screen in the basement – perfect for movies, gaming, and sports.

Games:

PS3 system with move controllers and multiple games is located in the basement

DVD Collection

Assorted board games and puzzles for all ages

Backgammon

Card Table

Electronic Dart Board with numerous games (darts included)

Horse Shoe Pit

Corn Hole Boards and bags

Outdoor Features

Deck / Patio: The deck extends around the lodge that provides a spectacular view and sunrises/sunsets. There is a patio off of the basement where a 5 person hot tub awaits.

Outdoor Gas Grill: There is a gas grill on the deck.

Fire Pit: Check out the fire pit. Great for roasting marshmallows or making s'mores bars.

Lawn / Garden: The lodge sits on 22 acres. Horseshoe pits are located off the patio. There's volley ball, badminton and corn hole.

Target Area. For those gun enthusiasts – bring your favorite gun. We have a clearly marked target area at the lodge.

Activities

•Kayak / Canoe/Tubing. The New River flows through Grayson County so bring your own kayak, canoe or tube. If you don't have one, there are kayak/canoe/tube rental companies that will supply you with all you need.

•Golfing. Don’t forget to bring your clubs. There are plenty of courses in the area. Give us a call and we can recommend some courses for you.

•Fishing. Bring your own poles or use what we have at the lodge. There is great trout fishing in the area.

•Hiking, climbing and horseback riding. Did you know that Grayson Highland State Park has numerous hiking and horseback riding trails all year?

•Mountain Biking

•Whitewater Rafting

•Hospital

•Massage Therapist

•ATM/Bank

•Medical Services

•Hunting Small Game

•Freshwater Fishing

•Fly Fishing

•Cycling

•Mountaineering

•Spelunking

•Winery Tours

•Restaurants

•Walking

•Scenic Drives

•Recreation Center

•Cinemas

•Churches

•Library

•Playground

•Museums

•Miniature Golf

•Boating

•Shopping

•Groceries

•Wildlife Viewing

•Antiquing

•Sight Seeing

•Bird Watching

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Robin and Troy Suntheimer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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About Robin and Troy Suntheimer

Troy and Robin - Troy and I have lived in Newport News, VA for 19 years. Troy owns his own construction business and I retired from the Navy in 2012 after 29 years of service. We have a son in the Navy and our daughter works for an outdoor recreation company.

Robin and Troy Suntheimer purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Robin and Troy Suntheimer chose Blue Ridge Highlands

In Oct 2013, Troy and I traveled to Gatlinburg, TN and fell in love with the mountain views and cabin life and decided to find a cabin of our own. We found a cabin in Grayson County for sale and we contacted a realtor. We immediately felt at home in Independence and fell in love with our vacation home, the mountain it sits on, the area and the people. I think you will love it just as much as we do. We closed on 20 Dec 2013 and have been up there more times than we can count.

What makes this lodge unique

When we first saw this lodge (cabin just doesn't do it justice) we noticed the numerous windows and the beautiful stain. We walked the deck which wraps around all but one side of the lodge and couldn't get enough of the million dollar view. We knew this was the place for us and hadn't even been inside. With the large master bedroom with its own deck, the loft with the amazing views, the high end appliances, wet bar and 22 acres we were hooked. The other two bedrooms are cozy and private. The finished basement isn't like most, as it has several windows and french doors that lead out onto the patio. While sitting in the hot tub you can watch the sunset over the mountains which is spectacular. The wood stove keeps the basement very warm and if you open a window, the wood stove will heat the main floor. The living room has a beautiful stone fireplace, high ceilings and a mountain view. There isn't a room in the lodge that isn't cozy and comfortable. If you come to our home, you won't want to leave.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveller reviews)

Visit Black Bear Lodge on 22 Secluded Acres with a Million Dollar View
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 71 reviews
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Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place! Clean, well maintained and well stocked. All the essential kitchen items are here and then some. Quiet, beautiful view, great stargazing, lovely sunrises and sunsets and big windows to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather. LOVE the wood burning fireplace- an increasingly rare find in a mountain rental. We didn't find the owners to be very responsive. Still, we would likely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Visited Black Bear Lodge 2 years in a row now and have been very happy and plan on going back again! Owners are great people to work with and both times I walked into the house it was so clean you felt like you where the first people to ever visit! Very quiet and relaxing and a great place to visit if you don't want to do anything relax or if you want to sight see there is plenty of that to do also! Highly recommend this property!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation in a long time!!!! Everything was beautiful, accommodations had it all!!! - Owners were the best!!!!! Definitely will be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long week end, and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Robin was friendly and helpful throughout the process. The cabin was clean, cozy and welcoming. I especially appreciated how well appointed it was. It was so nice not to have to pack dish soap, trash bags etc. for a week end trip. They even provided coffee! Should we ever need to stay in this area again, we will certainly be returning to this little slice of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WONDERFUL! AMAZINGLY REPLETE WITH CONSIDERATE SUBTLETIES!

  • 5 of 5

We have had very few vacation rental experiences which caused us to begin and end our tenure with amazement and appreciation. Accolades are insufficient; you must see for yourself! Thank you, Robin and Troy, for our most remarkable vacation at your lovely lodge.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our recent visit at the Black Bear Lodge was absolutely awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described in the VRBO listing. Cabin was beautiful, clean, fully decorated in every room, spacious, with a breath taking view. The grounds were very neat, clean and spacious for outside activities. The location was perfect; directions very clear and easy to follow. It offers a perfect relaxing get away for families of all ages with priviacy and a scenic view of the mountains. I hope to have the opportunity to return for another visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Davis-Bourne Inn
El Parian Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
S 5 Sports Bar and Lounge
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
City of Galax Mun Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
US 58/US221
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ogles
Nearest Ski
68.9 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

At 2900 feet above sea level, this secluded mountain lodge sits on 22 acres on Pine Mountain in Independence, Virginia. We don't recommend motorcycles unless you are use to riding on gravel. The driveway is 700ft and can be challenging in some areas. The lodge is only 23 miles from Grayson Highland State Park where you will find hiking and horse trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls. Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain join Grayson Highland State Park to the North where you will find hiking, trout fishing, hunting and spectacular views. The New River winds its way through Grayson County and offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting and tubing. Black Bear Lodge is all about location. It is 5 miles from local shopping in Independence and the Historic 1908 Courthouse and easy driving distance to Galax for more shopping, restaurants, antiques, bowling and a cinema.If you want to get away from it all and still be close enough to civilization, then Black Bear Lodge is the perfect place for you. Independence and Galax are only minutes away and just a little further is Sparta, NC. For the outdoor enthusiasts, discover caves and spectacular waterfalls. Do you like to bike? Then you will surely enjoy the famous Virginia Creeper and Independence Bike trails that are relatively close. Horseback riding is also available. All you have to do is book a trail ride with a local stable. If you are a golfer, there are a slew of golf courses from which to choose. If you like river sports, then you are in luck. There is plenty of rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. For the fisherman, the New River offers a variety of fish and the ponds are stocked with trout. If you are tired of grilling, check out the historic Davis-Bourne Inn and tavern for dinner. For those who enjoy fine wine, be sure to visit Mt. Vale Vineyards in Galax. If you are here in the summer, be sure to attend the Grayson Wine Festival that is held every August and for those who stay with us in the fall, you can’t miss the Mountain Foliage Festival.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Independence, Blue Ridge Highlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
2 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£545
for 2 nights
From
£170
£1,270
 
 
Spring Fling
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£545
for 2 nights
From
£170
£1,270
 
 
Summer Delight
1 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£588
for 2 nights
From
£192
£1,377
 
 
Fall
9 Sep 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£588
for 2 nights
From
£192
£1,377
 
 
Winter
2 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£545
for 2 nights
From
£170
£1,270
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£886
for 2 nights
From
£341
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £139 + Tax
Firewood Fee £8 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 7.3%

Full payment when booking less than 4 weeks out. Bookings more than 4 weeks out require a 50% deposit. No cancellation fee is charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Independence in Virginia

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Connects to bedroom 2 and close to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basement bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master Bath, double sinks, large walk-in closets
  • Master Bathroom is spacious with marble counter tops. Cedar wood gives it that spa look and feel. Bathroom 2 connects to bedroom 2 and is cozy. Bathroom 3 is located in the basement and very convenient for anyone who sleeps on the sofa sleeper. Each bathroom has a blow dryer, starter shampoo and conditioner, and soap. There are plenty of bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom Queen size bed Dresser 2 night stands Rocker and Recliner French Doors onto private balcony Cabinet with sink and coffee maker Ceiling Fan Bedroom 2 Full size bed Ceiling fan Large closet with light Ceiling Fan Chest of Drawers Night stand Bedroom 3 Queen sleigh bed Large closet with light Ceiling Fan Dresser with mirror and night stand Full size sofa bed in the basement Twin inflatable mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
At 2900 feet above sea level, this secluded mountain lodge sits on 22 acres on Pine Mountain in Independence, Virginia. The lodge is only 23 miles from Grayson Highlands State Park where you will find hiking and horse trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls. Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain join Grayson Highlands State Park to the North where you will find hiking, trout fishing, hunting and spectacular views. The New River winds its way through Grayson County and offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting and tubing. Black Bear Lodge is all about location. It is 5 miles from local shopping in Independence and the Historic 1908 Courthouse and easy driving distance to Galax for more shopping, restaurants, antiques, bowling and a cinema.Black Bear Lodge is owned and operated by a couple from Newport News. When you email or call, you are speaking directly with the owners, not a management company. Maps and suggestions for dining and sightseeing are also included.

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