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Back to Nature Magical Cottage in the Shenandoah Valley

View of the back of the cottage by professional photographer, Rusty Smith, a guest from Philadephia.
3 reviews
View of the back of the cottage by professional photographer, Rusty Smith, a guest from Philadephia.
Approach the cottage down a walkway along a stone wall with accent lighting at night & water feature
Outside patio with gas grill, fire pit, and seating to relax under the oak tree and take in scenery.
This is the main living area, all well equipped and nicely furnished for your comfort and enjoyment.
View into the dining area with antique table and seating for four. Lots of windows to view wildlife!
Looking back towards the foyer showing the dining area and living area with entertainment center.
Leather living room furniture and entertainment center with a large variety of DVDs, games and toys.
The living room is a great place to relax and unwind; watch a movie, read a book, play a board game.
Bathroom with a shower and all towels, paper products, soap/shampoo/condition-er, provided for you.
A work station, futon sofa (can convert to double bed) and recliner at the top of the spiral stairs.
Upstairs includes the sitting area (or convert to extra bed) with a large book shelf dividing rooms.
Queen bed on the far side of the upstairs with fresh linens and plenty of extra bedding and pillows.
View back toward the spiral stairs.  There is ample closet/drawer space in the handmade cabinetry.
Relax and unwind in the hot tub on the deck, which offers magnificent views.
One acre spring-fed pond offers canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or  relax in the hammock by waterfall.
An Old Towne Canoe and 2 kayaks along with life vests are available for your use to enjoy the pond.
Enjoy viewing and listening to a large variety of wildlife which visit too!  Canada Geese on island.
The tree house and slide provide more fun to experience during your visit.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Lexington, Virginia
Dancing Bears Guest Cottage is located on 100 acres on a knoll with lovely views near Jump Mountain in beautiful Rockbridge County, between Lexington and Staunton, VA. Slow down and enjoy the ultimate relaxation in this secluded, picturesque area. The custom timber frame craftsmanship of the cottage is truly amazing. Downstairs you will find the main living area with an open living and dining area, a well appointed kitchen and the bathroom with shower. Up the spiral stairs is a work station with a sitting area including a futon which converts to a double bed. Just behind the 4 foot square bookshelf is a sleeping area with a queen bed.

The cottage is separated from our main house by a large deck. Amenities include a hot tub on the deck, a gas grill and fire pit on the patio, small frog ponds, and a large (1 acre) spring fed pond. At the p...
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About the Owner, Kathy Z
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We love sharing the beauty of this area and the enjoyment of our property. We look forward to meeting you during your visit, but also will totally respect your privacy. We are happy to provide recommendations for restaurants or things to do in the area once we know your interests. It is a great place to head out in different directions or stay put and unwind.
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Listing #FKN4901219
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Excellent - based on 3 reviews
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English first
Monica A
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

If you like nature and the mountains this is the place to stay. Beautiful setting and the cottage is so well made with custom cabinets, lots of windows and even an outside paved patio area with a fire pit Wood is provided. We walked trails and there's a beautiful pond on the property. The other plus is you are only...

karen h
Cary, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This cottage was a great find! It was absolutely perfect. Everything you may need is at your fingertips. So much history in nearby Lexington, Va. and Staunton, Va. We saw Woodrow Wilson's birthplace, Washington and Lee University, John Boy Walton's homeplace! The countryside took my breath away. If you want a peaceful get away, this is the place. We can't...

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Dancing bears cottage was absolutely beautiful/relaxing/wildlife amazing. The owner was wonderful and we hope to return again in the future.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: $124 / stay - Deposit
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Lodging tax: 12%
Payment Options: checks accepted
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About the neighbourhood
Dancing Bears Guest Cottage is in a very rural area of Rockbridge County where life moves slower. The awe inspiring night sky is dark and full of stars and the sounds you hear are of the peaceful nature that abounds.
Getting around
We are about a half hour from civilization, the cities of either Lexington or Staunton.
Car recommended
How to get there
We are about 30 minutes from I-81, back along the Little North Mountain ridge between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountain ranges in the Shenandoah Valley.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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