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1 / 18 View of the back of the cottage by professional photographer, Rusty Smith, a guest from Philadephia.



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Shower

Description from owner

Dancing Bears Guest Cottage is located on 100 acres on a knoll with lovely views near Jump Mountain in beautiful Rockbridge County, between Lexington and Staunton, VA. Slow down and enjoy the ultimate relaxation in this secluded, picturesque area. The custom timber frame craftsmanship of the cottage is truly amazing. Downstairs you will find the main living area with an open living and dining area, a well appointed kitchen and the bathroom with shower. Up the spiral stairs is a work station with a sitting area including a futon which converts to a double bed. Just behind the 4 foot square bookshelf is a sleeping area with a queen bed.

The cottage is separated from our main house by a large deck. Amenities include a hot tub on the deck, a gas grill and fire pit on the patio, small frog ponds, and a large (1 acre) spring fed pond. At the pond, you have use of a canoe and 2 kayaks (along with life vests) where you can fish for small mouth bass, sunfish and bluegills, sit on the dock, cook on the charcoal grill or relax in the hammock near the waterfall. There are short and long paths to hike or bike through the woods and lots of opportunities to view wildlife...a huge variety of birds, deer, turtles, frogs, toads, turkeys, and the occasional fox, coyote and bear.

Dancing Bears Guest Cottage is a serene, peaceful get-away where you can enjoy gazing at the stars at night without the glare of city lights. We are 6 miles from the beautiful Goshen Pass & Maury River, and 17 miles from Lexington with the Horse Center, VMI and the George C. Marshall Museum, the Stonewall Jackson House, and Washington & Lee University with the Lee Chapel, Boxerwood Gardens, and Natural Bridge & the Safari Park are another 15 minutes from Lexington. We are about 22 miles from Staunton with Mary Baldwin College, the American Shakespeare Theatre at Blackfriars Playhouse, The Frontier Culture Museum, the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, and Sunspots Glass Blowing Studio.


$200/night on weekends and holidays

$180/night weekdays

$1050/full week

Taxes are an additional 12%.

$10 charge for more than 2 guests

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Futon that converts to a Double Bed

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4901219

About the area

Dancing Bears Guest Cottage is in a very rural area of Rockbridge County where life moves slower. The awe inspiring night sky is dark and full of stars and the sounds you hear are of the peaceful nature that abounds.

Getting around

We are about a half hour from civilization, the cities of either Lexington or Staunton.

Getting here

We are about 30 minutes from I-81, back along the Little North Mountain ridge between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountain ranges in the Shenandoah Valley.

Interaction with guest

We love sharing the beauty of this area and the enjoyment of our property. We look forward to meeting you during your visit, but also will totally respect your privacy. We are happy to provide recommendations for restaurants or things to do in the area once we know your interests. It is a great place to head out in different directions or stay put and unwind.

Owner profile

Kathy Z.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $100.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Full bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Shower

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