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Rustic Mountain Retreat-bear Paw-Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Welcome to North Fork Cabin Rental's Bear Paw!

We are family owned cabins nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our cabins are less than one hour driving distance from attractions such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls, Montebello Fish Hatchery, Oak Ridge Estate, Wintergreen Ski Resort, Rockfish Valley Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries, Walton’s Mountain Museum, and Appalachian Trail. We are also within an hours time of Lexington, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Staunton, and Waynesboro, Virginia. All cabins are modernly equipped and ready for your stay. Come explore the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Bear Paw will give you the rustic mountain feel as your drive off the beaten path!

This cabin can sleep up to four people and has plenty of room for your stay!

Bathrooms: 1 Full

Bedrooms: 1 Full bed bedroom. Two lofts.

Loft 1: Contains one twin

Loft 2: Contains one twin

Room for air mattresses in lofts for extra guests.

Cabin can fit up to 8 people, if additional air mattresses are brought by renter.

Full Kitchen



Central Heating and Air

Washer and Dryer

TV for DVD use

Access to River

-trout fishing


Due to mountain terrain, cell and internet service is not available.

More Details

Kenneth and Margaret Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Montebello in Massies Mill

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

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Rustic Mountain Retreat-bear Paw-Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.78 based on 50 reviews

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Bear Paw and we had just as much fun this time around as we did our first visit. Absolutely love this little gem in the woods! Will definitely be back for a third visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location but

  • 3 of 5

Reviews are important, both for the property owner and those of us evaluating a potential vacation. This is a challenging review ... 5 stars for the property location but only 2 stars for the cottage/hospitality. Being off the grid for internet, cell, and TV (no Dish or cable) was great to experience especially with the sounds of the North Tye River echoing up to the cottage. The exterior of the cottage is full of charm, but the interior is dated and missing some basic essentials that other hosts have provided at their rentals. The master bed is only a "full size," and the quality was horrible (see an earlier review). The cottage even lacked a simple dresser, so plan on living out of your suitcase or backpack. With two days of heavy rain we spent sometime inside and the furniture is dated and designed for a college dorm room ... lacking comfort. Our prior rentals from Colorado to Scotland all included a kitchen with the basics tools and pans to cook and enjoy ... bear Paw odd mixture of pots, pans, and cooking utensils were missing the necessities and all seemed to be second hand. Part of the charm was a finding an isolated location, requiring us to cook and enjoy the isolation. However, the tools of the kitchen need updating. In addition, the bath tub had dead bugs, the towels and sheets old (no blow dryer or iron) and worn. Remember everything from hand soap to your favorite pan for eggs in the morning. Hospitality ... we never met the owner or their representative upon arriving or during the stay, leaving us with questions (even after pre-trip planning on Google) that we hoped would direct us to some interesting sites. Being so isolated basic emergency awareness information was missing. We emailed the owners after receiving their automated confirmation and never received a reply. In addition, their email referenced a list of amenities for the cottage and one was never received or could be found on the website. Now some may say this review was overly picky, but we selected this property based upon others' review. In addition, compared to a hotel stay, there is no checking out early if you find the property disappointing. 5 stars for the location ... 2 stars for a very dated furnished interior needing some major TLC. Will we return to the area, yes, there is so much to see ... same property or other properties of these owners ... no ... there are a lot of options in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry for your concerns from your stay at our cabin. Our goal is to always provide the best experience to our renters and to meet the needs we advertise on our listing. If our listing if read carefully, you will see all provided amenities and be able to gather which things you will likely need to provide for yourself. Our cabins are family run, thus we are not a rental company. This property is our personal cabin, and is rented out when family is not using it. Since we are family run, we do not meet our renters, like many cabin rental properties. All check in information is provided for smooth access in and out of the property. All pictures advertise what furniture to expect prior to arriving at the cabin, as well as the listing clearly stating that this is a "rustic" property. Our other properties are much more updated and modern if you prefer that type of home. However, we welcome your feedback and will take each concern into consideration! In regards to your email that we did not respond to, that is completely our fault. We acknowledge that we missed that message and did get back with you. However, we always provide our phone number and would have loved for you to reach out again to clear up that issue. We welcome as many calls and emails necessary to make your stay as comfortable and accommodating as possible. Again, we try to always provide the best experience possible and we feel that our prior reviews on each of our properties reflect a positive stay and we are sorry that you did not have a better time! Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate all feedback!
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Everything was perfect. Accommodation and supplies were more than adequate.

  • 5 of 5

The location and the cabin itself allowed for a quiet and peaceful time away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cozy cabin in the woods. The hosts were nice and accommodating. The perfect place to spend a weekend in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Great place. Clean and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly what we were looking for. Spent two nights here and had a great time

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is so nice and clean and was ready to use.

The host is great and responded fast to out questions and concerns. And they are very generous and flexible.

The area is quite and relaxing, the sound of the water is amazing from outside.

If I am in the area again; I am staying here again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Montebello, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £7.4 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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