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Description from manager

Description from manager

Bedrooms 5 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 14 / House
Bedrooms: 5  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 14  Type: House

1 Full bath

Colorful walls and accents prevail at Papa Bear- a cute home situated in
TripAdvisor property ID 2037069

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Book this 5 bedroom house in Oakland today! A total of 14 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of -1/5 thanks to an average of 11 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1565 to as high as $2525, depending on travel dates.

The manager last updated the property’s calendar Feb 20, 2018.

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About the manager

About the manager

Railey Mountain Lake Vacations
Calendar last updated:
20 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Oakland,-maryland Attractions



Phone / Internet

  • Internet access


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (11)

– based on 11 reviews
11 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 11 Apr 2013

papa bear is a beautiful home my family and I was there on march 29th for the weekend ...we had such a great time the house is convenient to everything...It had everything we needed their..plenty of space!!! we will be coming back in june!!!

“The perfect vacation for 10 adults and 3 children <6yrs.”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2011

Papa Bear was even nicer than the photos displayed. Everything was very clean and the rooms were a very nice size. No complaints and in another two years we all hope to spend another week at Papa Bear.

“Perfect 3 day ski weekend”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2011

Great house. Well appointed. Good location. Kitchen/dining area is huge. Only issue overall was temperature regulation. Never found a thermostat on the ground level. With the gas fireplace on it would rise to 80. With it off it would drop eventually to 60.

“We always have a great time at DCL”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2011

We come from Baltimore every year in January and spend a week in a rental. Papa Bear has everything we need and more. There is plenty of room and all the amentities we want. Papa Bear is convenient to anything we want to do while vacationing at DCL. The driveway entrance was plowed quickly for our safety. Thanks!

“Papa Bear was a lovely home in a great location.”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2011

Beautifully decorated and spacious. It easily accomodated our family of 14. The view of the lake was spectacular. There were a few issues,though. The hot tub was not in working order which was disappointing. Some of the beds were uncomfortable. One of the bedrooms on the top floor was noisy and very warm when the fireplace was on. The pullout couch in the basement master was broken (fine for kids but certainly not for adults). Despite these issues we enjoyed our stay. We appreciated the good customer service that Railey provided.

“Great house , wrong spot”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2010

Papa Bear is a beautifully decorated home with plenty of room for a big crowd. We had 6 people (4 adults and 2 teenagers), and actuallty had more than enough room. The house is well equipped and has plenty of bathrooms - even has shower seats in two of the showers (one on main floor and one in lower level master bath) that came in very handy for both myself (with a recent hip replacement) and my elderly mom. One drawback is the fact that you have to walk up several steps on the back of the house to get into the kitchen door - the railing there is very loose, and presented some problems for handicapped access. If you enter on the lower level, after parking outside that door, you also have to climb a lot of stairs to get onto the main floor of the home. We were able to handle it, but it wasn't easy for my 80+ year old mother or for myself (3 months post hip replacement). Another big drawback is the fact that this home is so close to the major highway (Rte 219). All day long the noise of trucks, motorcycles, cars, etc. distracted from the lovely setting otherwise. A large expansive deck overlooks the lake, but the view is broken by the traffic of the highway as well. We had two terrible nights with neighbors renting a private rental home next to us and partying very loudle until after 3:00 a.m. We had to call the police on the second night when they wouldn't quiet down after being asked nicely several times to do so and after listening to their foul language repeatedly. The final straw came when they rang our doorbell at 4:00 a.m. Great house but poor location!

“Good retreat at Papa Bear”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2010

Papa Bear was the ideal house for our staff retreat. The amenities and house were excellent, and we definitely enjoyed our stay here.

Response from the manager Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your staff retreat. We're glad the home was accommodating for your needs and your stay was enjoyable. We would be more than happy to have you as our guests again next year!

“Great book club retreat!”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2010

Really nice property. Well appointed. The only thing that could have been better is the weather. Rained the whole weekend.


Reviewed 22 Jan 2010


“What a wonderful experience!”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2009

There is only wonderful things I can say about this place. I mean, in every aspect. First there is the lake, its absolutely gorgeous, full of energy and fresh clean air and plenty of water to submerge every dream and activity. Its a heaven from city life, for me, its grown to be kind of a sanctuary. Then there is the house, clean, spacious, with a great view, comfortable, I can go on. We make BBQs, laugh, relax, play board games, away from city night clubs and bars; this is the place to encounter real friendships. Nothing like a relaxing conversation in the hot tub after a day of water skiing. The pictures you bring home are frame material, and everyone talks about the weekend for weeks. Then there is the people at Railey Mtn Lake, wonderful people, always with a smile. I visit many times during the year and every time I have felt so welcomed, its like I am a distant relative they are happy to see. I just love it, what else can I say. Jaime Salzar

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