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Beginning July 01, 2013, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club will be managing rentals of Bears Den Cottage

Please visit PATC's Cabin Reservation Page for information


If private, quiet, rustic and cozy are what you're seeking, the cottage is the place to stay. Think hiker cabin! Lounge in the living room by the fireplace or sit on the wooden deck and read a book in the middle of the forest. Get back to the basics.

The cottage is a 1/4 mile hike from the day use parking lot. It is about 1/2 mile from the Appalachian Trail and Bears Den Rock Overlook.

It offers simplicity with a few modern conveniences. The cottage has electricity, but no running water. There is an outdoor privy and outdoor water spigot. The cottage is fully furnished, has a refrigerator, microwave, 2-burner propane stove, and has cooking and tableware. Think of it as a hiker's cottage and an upgrade from camping.

The 600 square foot house accommodates 8 people comfortably. There is one bedroom with a double bed, an overhead loft with single mattresses, and two single bench seat beds. A large main room has sections for seating, dining, kitchen and reading. Out back is a wooden deck that's large enough for a 2-man tent or many fold out chairs. Bring your own linens/sleeping bags.

The driveway gate is locked between 9pm and 8am.

Pets are allowed in the cottage.

No fires outside the cottage. Fires are permitted only in the fireplace inside.

We ask that you leave the cottage as you found it (or better).

"Our two and four year old children loved staying in the cottage and hiking on the local trails. We hope to come back to visit soon."
- John & Sandra

Cottage in Winter

18393 Blueridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, VA 20135; 540.554.8708 Copyright© 2017, Bears Den. All rights reserved.