Spectacular property facing Shenandoah Nat'l Park & Skyline Drive!
Jim and Lisa Franceschini
- english, french
About Jim and Lisa Franceschini
We have been mountain lovers since we married over 25 years ago and are realizing our dream of building and renting mountain cabins in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. We met a gifted and extraordinarily talented builder who has built three cabins for us. The Black Bear Lodge is the 1st of these cabins and we feel truly blessed to call it ours and are excited to be able to share it with others!
Jim and Lisa Franceschini purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Jim and Lisa Franceschini chose Stanley
This home offers the most amazing views of the mountains and valleys of the Shenandoah...truly 180 degree views of ever-changing mountains above and pastures below. Front row seats to the sunrise and to a night-sky are free from the porch and patio! It is so close to all that the Shenandoah Valley offers & offers superior construction and attention to detail.
What makes this Cabin unique
This home spoke to us the moment we first saw it. The views are indescribable: the Shenandoah Valley literally spreads out in front of you and the mountains of Shenandoah Nat'l Park surround the valley. We have grown to love the sounds of the cows in the pastures around the home, the smell of storms as they roll through the valley, and the true silence that you can only find in the mountains. The views from the windows and doors inside the home still catch us by surprise and never cease to take our breath away.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No parties or group gatherings
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Guest can see full list of house rules in the Rental Agreement, which supersedes all other stated policies. Sorry, we do not allow GROUPS!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing Views and Amenities
My husband, daughter and I spent three nights here over New Years. We had a lovely time relaxing at the house, enjoying all the amenities. The views can’t be beat. The house was nicely decorated for the holidays. There’s a fabulous playground near the Food Lion that we visited a few times. We had a wonderful time!
We had a wonderful time staying at the Black Bear Lodge. It's the perfect jumping off point for a mountain getaway. The view from the home is simply wonderful. We spent our mornings and evenings just taking in the views of the valley. We managed to go on a hike in Shenandoah National Park, walk around Luray and even met Ben Jones of the Dukes of Hazzard at Cooter's in Luray. The home is clean, well stocked with kitchen utensils and cooking equipment. The beds and bathrooms were comfortable and clean. We would highly recommend the home to other travelers. Overall, the best part of our trip was all of the memories we created. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
Thank you for staying with us and for being such a wonderful guest. We will hope to host you again!
Beautiful property for a great relaxing family weekend. We will be back. Tha k you so much
Stunning views !
We stayed in this lovely home in July 2019. The house is very well appointed and the views are stunning ! Our little one enjoyed walking/running on the yard and the Lego blocks . We hope to come back sometime and are very glad we chose your home.
What a fantastic property to get away and take time to simply enjoy the distance between the hustle of the city. This was a work trip but wanted to take advantage of the rates to stay somewhere better than another hotel. The cabin was extremely clean and well kept with easy access. I highly recommend booking this property if you're alone or a family of 5!
Thank you, Steve, for the wonderful review and for being a great guest. You are welcome back anytime!
Spacious, clean, beautiful cabin with a spectacular view!
There are a million things to do in the Shenandoah Valley area!! Luray Caverns (10 minutes from the home) and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive (15 minutes) are 'must do' items. The Park offers gorgeous drives, overlooks, hiking, biking, and ranger-led activities.
Luray (10 minutes) offers the Hawksbill Greenway (fantastic walking/biking along a rushing creek), plenty of shopping and dining, mini golf, 18 hole golf courses, zip lines, horseback riding, and more. Lake Arrowhead (10 minutes) offers fishing, boating, BBQ facilities, and swimming/relaxing at the beach area. Hawksbill Recreation Area (5 minutes) offers an outdoor pool and BBQ area. Spectacular canoeing/kayaking/tubing along the Shenandoah River (up to Class 2 Rapids) is available on your own or through several area Outfitters. Wineries (closest is two miles from the cabin), antique shopping, shooting ranges, jet skiing, off-roading, outdoor concerts and festivals, and even a zoo are all within half an hour or less. Want to drive a little further? Presidential homes, Civil War sites, and Harrisonburg and Charlottesville are all 30-60 minutes away. Of course, if all you want is to stay at the cabin and relax with good food, a good book, and beautiful scenery, downtown Stanley (2 miles) offers a grocery store and a couple great restaurants.
The Visitor's Center in Luray is an excellent source of additional area information.