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1 / 15 River front cabin with beautiful mountain views

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 6 / Log cabin
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 6  Type: Log cabin
Bear Bluff cabin on the Shenandoah River
TripAdvisor property ID 2389599

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Book this 2 bedroom log cabin in Luray today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 84 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1110 to as high as $2050, depending on travel dates.

The owner last updated the property’s calendar Jul 25, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Paul & Emily A.
Calendar last updated:
25 Jul 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Luray,-virginia Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Games room
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Table tennis
  • Video player


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (84)

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Reviewed 16 Apr 2014

Cabin was clean and comfortable. Nice relaxing location. Everything was great!!

“Love the smell of a cozy fireplace”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2014

We loved the Living Room and fireplace. The heat was necessary in addition to the fireplace on a couple of really cold 20 degree days. Didn't like the 'stinkbugs' at all! They seemed to pop up out of nowhere. Did detect some tears in the kitchen light fixture where they seemed to be attracted to. Also, window sills need to vacuumed out. Unfortunately the way to the river was filled with standing water in spots so didn't get a chance to visit there. Outdoors was nice though. We could hear the river! '300' the movie- the cd was damaged-shut down about half way through. Amenities were fine-dishwasher, pool table, ping pong table. The space heater in the basement was ineffective. The fireplace was its best feature-we made Smores!. Stink bugs were the biggest annoyance.

“Great location and all questions covered!”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2013

We had a great stay at Bear Bluff. The location was an easy drive to the sights we were interested such as the Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park. The property was a perfect adventure for our 2 year-old, although a bit buggy at the time of our visit. The screened-in porch was handy to address the bug issue. Having a pack-n-play (crib) was perfect so we didn't have to travel with ours. However, if the cottage is purposed for families with young children, it could use a lot of electrical outlet covers! The bear motif was insanely cute, but drew a lot of attention to the outlets from our curious guy. The movie selection was amazing for the evenings!! What could be better: beds are creaky not very comfortable!

“Disappointing as not on river as advertised!!!”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2013

The reason this cabin was selected was because it was advertised on the Shenandoah River. This was our honeymoon and my lifetime dream was to see & spend time on the Shenandoah. I am 65 & unable to walk long distances. Had we known the position of river prior to cabin selection, we would have chosen differently. You should not advertise this cabin on river, and maybe it would benefit you in the future to think of providing a golf cart for SR. Citizen's (only) who would like to rent this cabin. The cabin itself is a beautiful cabin, and if we could access the river, we would love to come back each year. Veronica, your sales rep, was exceptionally kind to us when we called her to tell her I could not access river. She did offer us another cabin with better river view, but it was on stilts & I did not think I could climb them at time either and we were already settled in at Bear Bluff. Thanks Veronica for all your kindness. You are a real asset to real estate. Paul, the Bear Bluff Cabin is a beautiful cabin & we did enjoy it.

Response from the owner The property is indeed on the river as advertised. The cabin itself is located at the opposite end of the property from the river as can be seen in the posted photographs, but the property extends to the river and includes private riverfront. It is true that you do have to walk down the private lawn from the cabin to reach the river, and we understand this may present an issue to elderly or the handicapped; if we'd know that was the case prior to making the reservation we would have been able to advise you better.


Reviewed 18 Oct 2013

We had a great time. The cabin proved to provide exactly what we needed. Some suggestions to make future visit more successful: Comforters and sheets should be washed before the visit. The linen had visible crusted food or something on them. The blankets on the sofas had dog hair on them. The bath mat had to be washed as well because of a brown stain, which came out in the wash. The HCV system should be checked because it would heat, but not cool. We told the man who brought wood and he said that he would pass that along. The description of waterfront is a little misleading since you cannot see the river from the house and it requires a short walk to see it. The house was very comfortable. We have suggested it to other friends since we have returned. After a few loads of laundry, we relaxed and had a wonderful time.

Response from the owner All sheets, towels, linens, and furniture are washed before each stay. Not sure what happened here, if we had been informed at the time of the stay that there was a problem we would have dealt with it immediately - we have duplicate sets of everything so we can do an immediate switch if something is wrong. We have had problems with the AC this summer but the local tech found the leak and replaced the part that had failed. Hopefully it will be OK now, but it did take a few tries to figure out.

“Great cabin but-Too far from the river!!”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2013

The cabin is in a great location and the inside was extremely nice and clean. The information book was helpful and the plethora of movies was a great touch. The only 2 complaints that we had were that the bath towels had a "stench" and the river was about 4 football fields away from the cabin so it is only fair to inform people of that.

Response from the owner The cabin is at the opposite end of the property from the river because the zoning codes won't allow it to be any closer. But the property is indeed riverfront as promised, you walk down a private lawn to get to your private stretch of riverfront without leaving the property you rented. Not sure about the towels, they are washed every time of course but the cleaning manager will be checking all towels. We may have recently cycled in new towels that had been in the closet a while.

“Nice stay”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2013

The house is very nice and short walk to the river. We have a beautiful long weekend. Lots of thing to do. The only 2 cons it had were that the house is actually for 4 people. The sofa bed is extremely uncomfortable. The kitchen utensils were not clean and we had to wash them before use. Other than that we had a very nice stay.

Response from the owner Thanks for your feedback, Tina. The sofa bed is definitely not as comfortable as a regular bed, but none of them generally are. We may look into adding cushion for that. As far as the utensils go, we pride ourselves on strict cleaning standards - we've changed cleaning crews over the years whenever we felt they didn't meet our standards. I will make sure the cleaning crew hears about this ASAP and we'll see what happened. It's possible that the previous guests left dirty utensils in drawers and they weren't caught by the cleaning crew during the changeover. We'll make sure to address this. Thanks again for your comments.

“Awesome Vacation”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2013

My mom and I stayed at Bear Bluff august 2013 and it was an amazing time. Firstly, the grounds were beautiful with the golf-course like grass and cool trees. The outdoor areas were quiet and private. The hot tub was relaxing, clean and we used it every night despite it being august. The river is right down the lawn literally in your back yard and that was gorgeous and we enjoyed fishing every day. The inside of the home was just as nice. Comfortable everything. We slept awesome is the comfortable beds. The game room downstairs was cool. We used it all times of day. The kitchen is well-stocked and has everything you could need to cook with. One of the best showers ever. Town is like 10 minutes away and has whatever you might need to eat, drink or entertainment. Bear Bluff comes with absolutely anything you need from utensils to Dvds to bug spray. One of the best parts of the cabin is we were able to bring our dog, Ollie who loved every second of it. Totally amazing vacation rental. We are already planning our trip to Bear Bluff next summer. And this time we will be bringing my brothers who were jealous when they saw the pictures. All in all hands-down a great home and vacation.

“The Beautiful Shenandoah River! (Daughter of the Stars)”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2013

We rented the Bear Bluff Cabin due to it's location along the Shenandoah River...The cabin is well appointed and has additional amenities that most cabins do not have in the recreational sense to include a game room, bikes, and canoes...We would recommend the cabin to our friends...

“Nice place”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

Bear Bluff is a nice property located in a good area and an easy drive from the DC burbs. We were glad to have a hot tub and access to the water. We did not realize that the house was a bit of a distance from the river but not a problem. However, the canoes were stored at the house making them difficult to use. The billiard and ping pong tables were nice to have but was not used because they were located in a separate section of the house and we did not have electricity our 2nd day. More on that below. Although a nice property, I think a cheaper cabin closer to the water without extra amenities is probably better suited for my family. As for the lack of power we experienced, that was due to a storm and not the house or mgmt. However that did mean that we could not enjoy any of the amenities our 2nd day. This includes watching movies, sitting in the hot tub, cooking dinner, or even taking a shower or flushing the toilet. I was hoping we would get a discount or a late checkout but no luck. Chances of that happening is very low. Anyhow, I would recommend the property to others Note to mgmt: Bikes and wagon need repair Canoes should be by river Please put some flashlights in the house

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