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Rugged. Rustic. Relaxed.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,240 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths with Mountain and Valley Views

Bear Lodge is the perfect place for your sabbatical or extended vacation, and wonderful housing for executives in transition or temporary assignment in the area!

NOTE: WE ONLY RENT FOR 30+ DAYS. PLEASE STOP ASKING. We are not allowed by the County of Warren to offer short term rentals. WE ARE OBEYING THE LAW.Please DON'T ASK. You are welcome to let the Warren County Zoning Office know of your unhappiness about this.

Perched atop a mountain, this northward facing cabin has awesome views, peace and quiet.

Enjoy the serenity and the sounds of animals, birds and all the glories of nature!

Bear Lodge features a spacious, open floor plan Great Room, with fully equipped kitchen and big screen TV. All vantage points in living room, dining room and kitchen are overlooking the trees and mountains in the far distance from a two-story window wall. Dreamy!

The Great Room boasts a spectacular floor to ceiling river rock fireplace with deer head, hand scraped cedar mantel, railings and posts.

When you first arrive, you'll cross a unique wood walk to front door with hammered bronze light fixtures.

You'll enjoy the personal touches we've added, such as a handcrafted cedar log pool table in loft with wild boar head and log bars to hold your food and drinks.

Another fun touch is our indoor 'outhouse' shower on the lower level.

The unique property and views, plus our new rustic decor all add character and transform an already charming cabin into an awesome lodge.

In the evening, a romantic jacuzzi on the lower deck will wrap you in nature's beauty. This is our dream cabin and we hope we have created your fantasy cabin vacation experience!

This is a no-smoking, no pets rental for your comfort.

Handcrafted log beds and rustic furnishings in 2 bedrooms.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of our 2 Bedroom septic system, our maximum number of people on the lease is 3 adults, or 2 adults, 1 child, or 1 adult 2 children. Sorry but NO EXCEPTIONS.

Two spacious bathrooms.

Enjoy the loft game room with custom cedar log pool table and an outdoor jacuzzi on the lower deck. Guests are expected to honor the peace and quiet of this sanctuary in the woods and be considerate of our neighbors.

WIFI, Cable TV and Netflix are included. Laundry soap is provided, as we have a high efficiency washing machine that requires special soap (1/2 packet does a whole load).

NOTE: Sheets, towels, and paper products are supplied.

Bear Lodge is NOW ONLY available as a corporate rental or for stays 30 days+. Maids fee, hot tub service, utilities are included. Owner has a merchant account and would prefer direct payment by check or credit card. Please do not inquire about short stays. The County of Warren is not amenable to short term rentals for our property. It is a zoning issue and out of our control.

Winter Weather Advisory: This cabin is located on a mountain ridge and the mountain roads are steep and winding. During ice and snow a 4 wheel drive vehicle or chains will be required to traverse them. A call to our property managers should be made to check road conditions before you come.

Do not feed or approach wildlife.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your reservation on or before 60 days prior to your planned arrival date, we will refund your reservation deposit less a $25 processing fee. If you cancel after that date, we will refund the damage insurance, security deposit, cleaning fees, but we reserve the right to keep the rental + tax. If we are able to rebook the property for all or part of that period, we will refund the rental amount or prorated share, as appropriate. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.

See Rental Agreement for other House Rules.

More Details

Property Manager
Kimberly H.
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Kimberly H.

Keith and Kimberly Hartke own several vacation rental properties on the east coast. These are second homes for the Hartke's and their extended family. The Hartke's are real estate and public relations business people in the D.C.metro area.

The Hartke's enjoy helping other families create special vacation memories. Keith is a full time licensed Realtor. Kimberly is a publicist for health and wellness related clients.

Kimberly H. purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Kimberly H. chose Front Royal

We have been looking for country property for the last decade. This former church retreat had many of the things we were looking for in a cabin, and our rustic handcrafted decor added the rest.

What makes this lodge unique

Situated in a lovely, quiet, mountain gated community with many second home cabins, lodges and rustic principal residences. Enjoy the swing on the covered deck overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, then take a 10 minute drive to Front Royal for shopping and adventure.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks so much for a lovely lodge and for offering it to us for my belated birthday weekend. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed our stay! We had a GREAT time! We will definitely consider coming her again for a relaxing getaway :) Thank you! Cheers & xoxo
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Front Royal, Virginia

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2240 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower Level Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level Bath has double sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Rec Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom is on Main level off Great Room. The other bedroom and sleeping sofa are on the lower level.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Bear Lodge provides temporary furnished lodging for the traveling business person or those relocating to the area or between homes. All guests must stay 30 days or greater per our county permit.


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 21 reviews

Great Place for a Retreat?

  • 5 of 5

Bear Lodge Cabin is a great place to simply get away. The view is magnificent, the cabin is rustic but cozy and has everything you need. We rented it for two months and were very comfortable and felt at home from the time we walked in the door. The location offers something for everyone, and within minutes you can get to the town of Front Royal for shopping, and restaurants. The owners of Bear Lodge Cabin did everything possible to make sure we had an enjoyable vacation. We would definitely rent this place again!

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bear Lodge Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Great customer service, property was well-maintained. Highly recommend the cabin on many levels.

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our first weekend at Bear Lodge....Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Any experienced traveler will contest that no place is perfect, but Bear Lodge is pretty damn close! Here is our weekend in a nutshell: The drive into Front Royal was scenic, and immediately began setting the "mountain getaway" mood. Front Royal is cozy, clean and the people are friendly. Whether its meaty buffalo wings(Soul Mountain Restaurant), a juicy steak(Joes Steakhouse) or delicious sushi(Yamafuji), you'll find it just around the corner. The drive up the mountain was gorgeous. Every twist and turn as we climbed higher up the mountain only added to the anticipation. The moment finally arrived that we pulled into Bear Lodge and although I cant confirm, I might have heard Marvin Gay amongst the tranquility. The cabin is beautiful both inside and out. Every inch was taken into consideration when it came to decorating. We especially loved the custom pool table. When you are standing next to the pool table, the view of the mountains are breathtaking. For those very special moments alone, we shall return. The hot tub is easy to operate and was one of the many highlights. Our favorite activity was sitting outside on the huge deck and enjoying an ice cold beer as the sun set over the Shenandoah Mountains. When my wife and I first booked the cabin I was a bit apprehensive because I had never rented. I received a phone call from the owners the following day in response to an inquiry I had sent and they were such pleasant and knowledgeable people. I liked how professional they were and those qualities put my worries to rest. Overall, it was a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing endorsement. We certainly have enjoyed getting to know you and we are pleased you had such a nice trip!
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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently enjoyed a 2 night stay at the cabin. It was serene with beautiful views. The Jacuzzi was perfect. We enjoyed dinner in several fabulous local restaurants, to include Osteria and Jalisco. We also stopped by the antique shop, used book store, Better Thymes Natural Food Store. and Front Royal Canoeing. We intend on coming back.

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You visited all our favorite places! Isn't Front Royal quaint and historic?
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Bear Lodge. The home was very well maintained, clean, and in a great location. One of the two showers was not functional, which was a bit of an inconvenience, but we made it work. The hot tub was nice. The views exceptional.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we are working on fixing that pesky shower floor. Thanks for 'bearing' with us!
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Should be called Deer Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin, very nice and clean (could have used air condition a few days of our trip, very hot) also loved all the tame deer in the neighborhood, we did get to see the small bear the last morning of our stay!!!

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Shannon for choosing our cabin for your summer vacation. You are one of the lucky ones to see the bear!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Dulles International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Element
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Whites Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Shenandoah Valley, Bowling Green or Jackson Chase
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 66
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Apple House
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Strasburg Moon Beach (Quarry with sandy beach)
Car: necessary

Canoe, Kayak, Tubing down the Shenandoah River, Skyline Caverns, Luray Caverns, Shenandoah Caverns, Ziplines, Horseback Riding, Tumbling little stream Trout Fishing in GW Nat'l Forest, Wineries, Warren County Fair, Shenandoah County Fair, Charleston Horse Racing and Slots, Historic villages of Front Royal and Strasburg, Zip lining, Golf, Appalachian Trail Backpacking, Hot Air Balloon rides, relaxing on the back covered deck in rocking chair or Jacuzzi with 50 mile views to Winchester VA.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Front Royal, Virginia

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.3%

Maximum Adult Occupancy: 3
Maximum Children Occupancy: 2
Maximum Total Occupancy 3
Minimum Age to Rent: 24

If you cancel your reservation on or before 60 days prior to your planned arrival date, we will refund your reservation deposit less a $25 processing fee. If you cancel after that date, we will refund the damage insurance, security deposit, cleaning fees, but we reserve the right to keep the

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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