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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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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 pon...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 pond, you have use of a canoe and 2 kayaks (along with life vests) where you can fish for small mouth bass, sunfish and bluegills, sit on the dock, cook on the charcoal grill or relax in the hammock near the waterfall. There are short and long paths to hike or bike through the woods and lots of opportunities to view wildlife...a huge variety of birds, deer, turtles, frogs, toads, turkeys, and the occasional fox, coyote and bear. Dancing Bears Guest Cottage is a serene, peaceful get-away where you can enjoy gazing at the stars at night without the glare of city lights. We are 6 miles from the beautiful Goshen Pass & Maury River, and 17 miles from Lexington with the Horse Center, VMI and the George C. Marshall Museum, the Stonewall Jackson House, and Washington & Lee University with the Lee Chapel, Boxerwood Gardens, and Natural Bridge & the Safari Park are another 15 minutes from Lexington. We are about 22 miles from Staunton with Mary Baldwin College, the American Shakespeare Theatre at Blackfriars Playhouse, The Frontier Culture Museum, the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, and Sunspots Glass Blowing Studio. ADDITIONAL RATE INFORMATION $200/night on weekends and holidays $180/night weekdays $1050/full week Taxes are an additional 12%. $10 charge for more than 2 guests Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Futon that converts to a Double BedMore
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Patio
Deck
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

We can't say enough about how amazing this place was. Everything was beautiful, from inside the cabin, to outside of the cabin, to the drive here, to the wild life you got to see all around. We loved being able to relax and watch deer,...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Go522876
Reviewed October 29, 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Monica A
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Reviewed October 28, 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank karen h
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank leslierepovz1956
About the Owner
Kathy Z
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2010
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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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.
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