Bear's Retreat*

Beautiful contemporary home offers views and easy access in every season.

Dog Friendly 4 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Sleeps. 10 Canaan Valley
King: 1 Queen: 2 Twin: 2 Full: 1

If a retreat is a place of refuge, seclusion and privacy, this home is perfectly named. Welcome to Bear’s Retreat. This lovely mountain home will certainly provide peace, quiet and privacy for your much deserved vacation. Step inside and add a little “oohlala” to the trip. Families will enjoy the lovely furnishings and all sorts of extras too. Shoot a game of pool, watch the game or read by the home offers it all. Outside the theme is nature and there are so many ways to enjoy it. You can recline on the deck, relax in the hot tub, run in the yard or enjoy the scenery from the lovely sunroom. Winter guests will enjoy an easy drive to the slopes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome guests at Bear’s Retreat too!



VIRTUAL TOUR

ATTRACTIONS

  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Smart TV

GENERAL

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi

KITCHEN

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Island

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking

LOCAL SERVICES AND BUSINESSES

  • ATM/bank
  • medical services

OUTSIDE

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

POOL SPA

  • Hot Tub

SPORTS AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

SUITABILITY

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

SUITABILITY CHKBOX

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

ARRIVAL DAY

  • flexible

CAR

  • necessary

CATERING OPTIONS

  • Guests provide their own meals

DINING

  • Dining Area

Health and Safety

  • Clean with disinfectant

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Keurig

Living

  • Central Air
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Gas Fireplace
  • WIFI
  • Dog Friendly
  • Non Smoking Property
  • Security Cameras On-Site

Business

  • Work Desk w/ Monitor

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • BBQ Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Easy Winter Access
  • Close to Fishing
  • Close to Bike Trails
  • Sunroom
  • Covered Porch

Geographic

  • Views
  • Close to Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Yoakum Run

Entertainment

  • Pool Table
  • Multiple TV's
  • Smart Tv
  • Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

Dogs Allowed

  • Dogs Allowed
February 22, 2024 - Escapia

Bears Retreat

by Aimee S.
We have rented houses in this area for over 20 years including this one twice before. We’ve always liked the location, space, and the ability to bring a pet. With that being said, our overall experience last weekend was poor. The house is in need of a serious deep cleaning, multiple maintenance issues, including a hot tub that was cold the entire time. Although the realty company was polite, the $65 refund hardly covers the disappointment. Very sad because it’s a beautiful house overall in a special place for my family, but we will not trust to rent again.
February 11, 2024 - Escapia

Ski vacation

by Winifred M.
Best of Canaan is easy to work with and responsive to needs.
Bears retreat is a great location and we can bring our Bernedoodles.
Plenty of space for our gang! The oven has some issues with maintaining and reaching desired temperature.
We have already booked the house for next year.
February 5, 2024 - Escapia

Bear's retreat was awesome

Very relaxing and comfortable spot. Relatively clean and a bunch of space.
December 19, 2023 - Escapia

Excellent Stay

by Patrick M.
My family and I had a great stay. Close to Timberline, and the house was very accommodating.
Thank you for your review on Bear's Retreat! Hope to have you back soon!
October 18, 2023 - Escapia

Bears Retreat

by Rita D.
The house was clean and the kitchen was well equipped for our big family meals. The kids loved the hot tub and especially the pool table.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay at Bear's Retreat. We look forward to your return!
October 12, 2023 - Escapia

Great Week

by John M.
Really nice place and location. Lots of space. Our family enjoyed the week we were there.
Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon!
July 4, 2023 - Escapia

Bears Retreat

by Bonny B.
We had a good week in a lovely home. It was well suited to our family, giving lots of separate spaces for privacy and large communal spaces for togetherness. Very comfortable, good location.
Thank you for your review of Bear's Retreat. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back soon!
February 14, 2023 - Escapia

A little slice of heaven

by Christina M.
This home backs up to the reserve so it is very private and the view of the stars from the hot tub is out of this world. The Pool table is a lil rough but still worked well enough. Only real complaint is it could stand a good cleaning..I had to do the windows myself so we could enjoy the view. But I would definitely stay again!!
This is our 8th vacation in the area but the 1st with this company, gotta say the staff couldn't have been any nicer, they will be our go to from now on as we definitely never received that kinda service from the previous rental company. Highly recommend!!
Thank you for your review on Bear's Retreat! We hope to see you again soon!
January 22, 2023 - Escapia

Excellent trip

by Patrick M.
Brought my kids, my parents, and my dog for a couple of days of skiing. Everything was great!
So glad everything was great! We hope to have you back soon!
September 25, 2022 - Escapia

Bear's Retreat

The house was very nice and in a very quiet location. We had a couple of small issues and reported them. They were very responsive. The one thing I found was the kitchen was not well stocked with pots and pans. I like to cook but was able to make do with what was available plus what I took with me from home. There was plenty of glassware and other dishes.
Thank you for your feedback! We will check out the pots and pans situation. We hope to have you back soon!
July 12, 2022 - Escapia

Wonderful home!

by Louise H.
We loved this house and all the outdoor space.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Bear's Retreat. We look forward to your return!
June 2, 2022 - Escapia

Perfect for a large family!

by Melissa M.
This home was perfect for our family of 7! Everyone had plenty of space! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for cooking meals. Beds were very comfortable and everyone slept well. The kids enjoyed the games and the hot tub. We also enjoyed seeing deer in the backyard each morning and evening! We can't wait to come back!
We can't wait to have you back! Thank you for leaving a review of Bear's Retreat.
January 3, 2022 - Escapia

Relaxing, Great Location

We stayed here for four nights in early December. The location is perfect for the ski lodge. It’s walkable to the lodge if you are ok with carrying your gear that far. We didn’t have ski weather when we visited but we enjoyed taking walks and visiting local areas. The house has a great layout. The sun porch and game room were great. We really enjoyed the hot tub at night looking at the stars. We were there during a meteor shower and it was amazing. The home needs a deep cleaning though. We also experienced an ant problem during our stay. The warm weather really brought them out, I think. There was a hazard that we discovered around the hot tub, unfortunately. My son hopped out of the hot tub and punctured the bottom of his foot on a rusty screw that looked to be a tie down that was no longer used. We assume it was covered by the step ladder to get into the hot tub, but we had moved it not realizing what was underneath. Quick trip to the Davis ER (we were expecting much longer wait) for an updated tetanus shot, some antibiotic ointment and band aids and he was feeling better quickly. The house wifi was spotty. I think we were able to use it maybe five hours or so during our stay. An updated router would probably do wonders. We would stay here again, but having these issues addressed would make this home perfect.
Hi Brian, Thank you for your greatly detailed review of Bear's Retreat! I am so sorry about your son's foot! We have taken care of the screw and that should not be an issue for any future renters. We hope to have you back soon!
November 10, 2021 - Escapia

Nice property

by Kristin M.
Accurately described, adequate space for 5 adults and one infant plus dog. Great service from the property management.
Recommend adding a drain cover for the garbage disposal and having the jets in the hot tub repaired. Also, the double bed in the third upstairs room is slanted.
Hi Kristin, Thank you for the review. We haven taken note of your suggestions and we hope to have you back soon!
August 28, 2021 - Escapia

Nice getaway in Canaan Valley

Looking to escape the stress of day to day life, we rented this house for a few days. Overall satisfied with our stay, would like to return in the winter for ski season
Thank you for your review on Bear's Retreat. We hope to see you when the snow starts to fly!
August 5, 2021 - Escapia

Nice vacation rental close to Blackwater and Canaan Valley!

by Breanna T.
As a whole, it was a nice vacation house with everything that we needed. It was 5 adults, a baby, and our dogs. The house did have a very musty odor that we think may have been from the carpet but subsided after we had some fresh air and air circulation. The whole place could definitely use a deep clean (dusty fans, very dirty sun room floor, not vacuumed well, deep clean the showers, etc.) We would stay here again but I don't think it would be our first choice. I know it can be hard with a pet friendly location but there needs to be more focus on the cleanliness. The house itself has amazing potential and is nicely laid out, but some upgrades could do the place wonders! The hot tub was nice but some of the jets don't work and it didn't get very warm. The back porch was nice and the woodsy view was a plus.
July 26, 2021 - Escapia

Nice house

House was nice. Furniture and beds were comfortable. It is at the end of a quiet street. Really liked the gated deck on the back. The second sitting area upstairs is open to the main floor so kids could have their space but not be isolated.
Thank you for your review for Bear's Retreat. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope you visit again!
July 7, 2021 - Escapia

Great Stay

by Marisa D.
The house was nice, quiet, and in the perfect location.
Hi Marisa, Thank you for your review! Please come back and see us!
May 10, 2021 - Escapia

Big house and great location

by Emil A.
We enjoyed our stay here so much. The house was clean and very spacious. We love the private hot tub with a view of the mountains. Also great location to get to the water falls all around the area.
Hi Emil, So glad you enjoyed Bear's Retreat. Please come back and stay with Best of Canaan again!
March 28, 2021 - Escapia

Great stay at Bear's Retreat

by Kim D.
We enjoyed our stay at Bear's Retreat in early March 2021. The hot tub was a definite plus, as well as the numerous gas fireplaces (once you figure out how to turn them on). Super close to the base of Timberline. While the snow was melting while we were there, I imagine this would be a relatively easy location to access, even during times of peak snow.
Hi Kim, Thank you for your review of Bear's Retreat! Hope to have you back soon!
November 6, 2020 - Escapia

Great stay at Timberline

by John V.
Very nice house with easy access compared to some other areas. Everything was well maintained and clean. There’s a nice view into part of CVWR from the hot tub. The house is not very isolated, but still a quiet location. Easy to get to CV and nearby sights. Too bad it is not behind the gates to provide access to additional trails and scenery. As always, Best of Canaan were great to work with. Thanks!
October 18, 2020 - Escapia

Perfect Weekend Getaway

by Sharon W.
Our family had a great long weekend at Bear's Retreat. There were 7 of us and we never once felt like we were on top of each other. Plenty of space. The pool table was a huge hit! If you like puzzles there are a good amount of options. The kitchen was very well stocked with pots, pans, tons of utensils, griddles, chopping boards, china. House has an initial supply of toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, coffee filters and dishwasher tabs so you may have to run out to restock depending on your length of stay so keep that in mind. Plenty of towels. Hot tub was also and big hit and if you are into the stars - sitting out on the back deck at night is a must. Especially for city people like us, seeing the sky with no city lights is amazing. The neighbors were very friendly as well. WiFi was surprisingly perfect. The note on the fridge says no password is needed but you do and you'll find that info on the router located in the loft area. Flat screen TV in the living room and the loft area. Pool room and a couple bedrooms had older style tvs. There is a VCR and DVD player in the house as well. House was in a great area close to Blackwater Falls, horseback riding and the little town of Davis.

Only a couple minor issues: there are no window treatments in the living room/dining room area which to us again coming from the city when it gets dark out we don't like people looking in. The shower in the master bath needs some repair - the grout is dirty. The pictures of the outside of the house are obviously older - the front of the house is not really kept up the way the picture depicts it and the back where the hot tub is - the marsh area comes right up to the hot tub deck.

Overall it was a great house and we would definitely come back. Only 3 hours from the DC area which made it a perfect location for a quick getaway.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your experience was. We will take note of the issues you have pointed out and see what we can do. We are so glad you had a great time and we can't wait to have you back!
October 17, 2020 - Escapia

Fun family vacation

by Kim D.
Our family of 7 was very comfortable in the home and found the location and amenities ideally suited to the broad age range of our children (8-23). We enjoyed the easy access to hiking trails during the day and enjoyed the hot tub, pool table and porch in the evenings. We would absolutely return again!
So glad to hear! We would love to have you back! Hope to see you and your family again soon!
January 2, 2020 - Escapia

A lovely home

by Robert W.
We come every year on the last week of December. Home was well appointed with a bonus of a large rec room with pool table. House was tastefully appointed and well furnished. Master bedroom was large and comfortable. Largest upstairs bedroom lacked any closet space which was awkward. Hot tub was erratic. Kitchen was convenient with good person-circulation. A nice roomy 'sun-room' in back. All-in-all we would choose this house again for a return trip. Of course, management was outstanding. Good people.
Thank you for your review on Bear's Lair! We appreciate all of your feed back on your stay and we can't wait to have you back!
August 8, 2019 - Escapia

Great stay

It was really cozy really enjoyed the hot tub
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here in the beautiful WV mountains. Thank you for planning your Canaan Valley lodging with Best of Canaan. Please come back and see us!
September 6, 2018 - Escapia

A Perfect Mountain Getaway

by Suzanne B.
Our adult family of 6 stayed here and had the PERFECT getaway long weekend. Picturesque ski lifts, deer sightings, laughter and love in a beautiful 4 bedroom vacation home. It doesn't get any better than this.
October 28, 2017 - Escapia

Family time

by Jody A.
We had a lovely time in a lovely home. There are a few repairs that need done but otherwise it was wonderful.
July 21, 2015 - Escapia

Great Stay!

Bear's Retreat was perfect for our family. Well equipped and very comfortable. Loved the more secluded location.
April 16, 2015 - Escapia

Getaway wedding with family

My now husband and I loved the look of the house online before we rented... This weekend was for us,our three kids and each of our parents,grandparents and our close couple friends to stay and for our wedding. Not everyone stayed but was so easy to find the ones that didn't could easily come and go. It was very clean, spacious and the pool table was a huge hit! Well stocked with linens and towels. Only thing we would recommend, bring some sharp knives and serving spoons if you are doing a big dinner as we did. The ladies at the Realtor office were wonderful! We would definitely recommend this house and have already decided to stay again next year.
April 15, 2015 - Escapia

Awesome place to stay!

by Hector L.
We will go back!
March 10, 2015 - Escapia

Great stay!

The house was even better than it looked in the photos. Very spacious and comfortable.
February 5, 2015 - Escapia

Family trip

by Linda C.
This rental was extremely nice. The location was perfect for us (no worrying about getting stuck in the snow). The employees of the Best of Canaan were so kind and helpful.
January 27, 2015 - Escapia

Fantastic Property

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bear's Retreat. The home was roomy, well kept, clean, and stocked well. The property is a VERY short drive to the slopes.
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