Often referred to as “The Great Silent Dreamer”, black bears have long been a symbol of wisdom and strength. Many Native American traditions believed that the bear’s long sleep during hibernation brought visions of truth and healing. The black bear symbolizes the restorative power of taking time to slow down, relax and look inward. Much like bears, humans also benefit from taking time for rest and restoration. Just as the black bears take time to escape from the busy world around them to rest, humans gain insight and renewed energy from a relaxing getaway where they are free from all the distractions and demands of the world. Welcome to Black Bear Cabin, we hope this comfortable hideaway with its impressive views and serene sounds of rippling water will leave you feeling restored and ready for your next adventure.
Stay a week and explore the New River Valley - you're only 12 minutes to access on the 55 mile scenic New River Trail (biking and hiking trail), 12 minutes to the Draper Village (restaurant, tea room, eclectic shopping, bike rentals, massage therapy, agritourism), 15 minutes to Foster Falls State Park (horseback riding, kayak/canoe access) and 25 minutes to Claytor Lake State Park (beach area, motorized boat rentals, hiking trails).
Located only from 30 minutes from Radford University and 40 minutes to Virginia Tech.
If Black Bear is occupied on your chosen dates, try Blue Heron. It has the identical plan just flipped and is walking distance from Black Bear. Osprey's Landing, Black Bear, and Blue Heron are all side by side and perfect for gatherings of up to 18 people.
Check-In 4pm * Check-Out 10am
This property is pet friendly with a maxium of two pets no larger than 50 pounds. Pet fee is $25/night/pet
This home has very limited connectivity. While DISH Network TV is available, there is no internet connectivity and no land line telephone available. Cell service is spotty with some guests reporting intermittent service and some reporting none at all. We plan to have internet connectivity as soon as a practical solution is available. Unfortunately, high-earth-orbit satellite is the only option at this time and the bandwidth limit on that service makes it a poor solution.
New River Retreat is sister-company to Thee Draper Village! Visit the village to experience local culture, comfort food, eclectic shopping, Merc Farms Labyrinth, renting a bike and exploring the New River Trail, and chat with our staff about local things to do!