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Papa Bear's River Cabin- 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront"

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront

Papa Bear invites you to come relax in this beautiful riverfront log cabin, with all the right amenities and a view second to none. Located near the beautiful Skyline Drive and Ski Slopes. Explore the famous Luray Caverns or take a short drive to the home of Thomas Jefferson. Maybe just relax, or fish or read a good book. This cabin will certainly create memories for a lifetime.

Papa Bear's River Cabin is family owned and built by Mr. Ron Hensley and son Tony Hensley. The Shenandoah Valley is a beautiful place and we love to share the area's natural beauty with our guest.

Whether you are looking for the perfect place to go fishing , or simply to enjoy the peaceful view of the Shenandoah River and the awesome views of the surrounding mountains , you will fall in love with Papa Bear's River Cabin !!

Live Well.....Love Much.........Laugh Often-

Papa Bear

More Details

Property Manager
Mr. Hensley - contact by e-mail first
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Hensley Family,

Thank you so much for renting your beautiful cabin to our family. Our children absolutely loved every minute staying there and were quite sad to leave. The warmth of your cabin , the decor , the outdoor amenities like the fire pit and wrap around porch , along with the perfect setting along the Shenandoah River made for a magical and relaxing family vacation.We could see all of the thought and details that went into your home ; it is perfect for a family retreat and everything we needed. It was also a nice addition that there were children toys and movies available for down times.

We were able to visit the beautiful Shenandoah Caverns and accompanying family friendly museums as well as eat a delicious lunch at the stunning historic Mimslyn Inn , all was fantastic ! Everywhere we went everyone had great hospitality and K

kindness. The mountains and scenery in the Shenandoah area are breathtaking and something everyone should experience.

Thank you again for opening your cabin to us. We had a wonderful time ; our children are already asking when we can return to Papa Bear's River Cabin ! ( They loved the stuffed Papa Bear and Baby Bear in the cabin as well as all the bears throughout your decor ! )

Best Regards,

Amelia and Michael and Children
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Shenandoah, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There will be a $100.00 penalty for each unpaid guest per night !! The rates are 250.00 per night for four . 25.00 per night for each extra guest.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Both baths have tub w/ showers.Towels and wash cloths provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • This cabin has three bedroom with TV in each. The bedroom upstairs has a queen bed, a twin w/ trundle, a full bath and also a walk in closet. The bedrooms down stairs shares a full bath.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The cabin is nicely equipped. The cabin is secluded by being surrounded by 280 ac of privately owned mountain land with beautiful river frontage but within easy driving distance to the town of Shenandoah and Luray. . Hot Tub ! Relax in this 6 person hot tub and watch the Shenandoah River drift by. Outdoor fire pit to roast hot dogs or make some yummy roasted marshmallows !! Firewood is provided !!!


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Papa Bear's River Cabin- 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, Riverfront
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay very nice place and well equipped! Would recommend this place to others..

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review Papa Bear's River Cabin . We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we would like to invite you to visit us again !!! You are always welcome here !!! Best , The Hensley Family
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

A lovely remodeled older cabin at a great location. Cabin had everything that you need. The furniture (sofa had a huge sinkhole) could use an upgrade, mattresses were very uncomfortable (same issue that the sofa has), the sheets could be replaced and the gate needs to be repaired. The hot tub would have been nice to use but the walk down the icy stairs in the wind was a bit too much. It got a bit colder when we were there and we didn’t expect a walk to the hot tub and didn’t bring anything to cover up with. Instead we enjoyed a lovely campfire, there was plenty of firewood to use and nature to see. A lovely property right on the river, great for a quick getaway. We will be back in the fall to make use of the direct access to the river, it doesn’t get any better than that.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodbridge, VA

Excellent retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Papa Bear Cabin and it was excellent just like the first time. The cabin is secluded and all the amenities are great! We had a great time with our 2 kids who already want to return during the summer! The cabin is ver clean and stocked with everything you will need. The Hensley are easy to work with and reply to any inquiries in a prompt manner. The only suggestion that I would make would be to have a king size bed in the master bedroom, however the queen size bed is very comfortable regardless. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and well appointed cabin with your guests. We will definitely return again!

  • Review Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear all of you had a good time at Papa Bear's River Cabin . Thank you so much for taking time to review our cabin. Our guest are top priority and we look forward to having you return soon !!! Kind Regards, The Hensley Family
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

Great house and property. It was cold but the view of the river is fantastic. No issues at all and we look forward to going back. The fireplace heated up the cabin very quickly and it was great to watch. The only thing I would suggest is some work on the hot of the reasons we picked this place was the hot tub so our wives were disappointed in the power of the jets.

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we appreciate it so much . We will definitely look into the issues you had with the hot tub . You are always welcome here at Papa Bear's River Cabin !!! The Hensley Family
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Ellicott City, MD

Delightful, comfortable, charming

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quiet and solitude along with the laughter of children. My kids enyoed fishing, visitied Luray Caverns, went canoe-ing and kayaking on the river and generally relaxed from their hectic lives. It was exactly what I wanted.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth , We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Papa Bear's River Cabin. You are always welcome here and we hope you will visit us again soon !!! Kind Regards, The Hensley Family
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FANTASTIC! Will be a go to every year!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Hensley’s are a delight to work with, great communicators and provide a setting that goes beyond the description. We found the house very well prepared, bedrooms outfitted with quality sheets, pillows and blankets. Very well equipped kitchen, we did not need any of our pots, pans, dishes, silverware or spices that we typically bring. Quiet, peaceful setting, put up a small tent and hammock by the river and enjoyed the solitude. We have rented quite a bit and this house was prepared to feel like home. We will certainly add to our yearly mountain trip or trips. Again, Bonnie is a delight and the Hensleys were very accommodating for all of our requests. All had a great time in the hot tub, especially after getting out of the slow moving river.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephen , First , we would like to thank you so much for taking time to review your stay at Papa Bear's River Cabin !! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope you and your family will visit us again . It is nice to have families like yours to stay at our cabin . Thank you for a wonderful review !!! The Hensley Family
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Car: necessary

Located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Ideal location for couple's anniversary, honeymoon, quick getaway, family vacation or retreat. Enjoy being nestled between the Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive, The George Washington National Forest and the legendary Shenandoah River. Beautiful views and peaceful surroundings that nature has to offer. 1 Mountain + 1 River = A Perfect Vacation at Papa Bear's River Cabin. Also this property is near by Luray, Virginia.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Shenandoah, Virginia

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$75.18
Tax Rate 10.3%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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