Cranesville Country Rentals

Bears Den Reviews

Unplug and reconnect

Perfect place to reconnect. The hot tub overlooking the pond is a wonderful addition to this little piece of heaven on earth.

Johnna Biggie

True Peace

We’ve been coming to Deep Creek for a while… and my husband and I have stayed at a few different cabins of Laura’s. Our favorite is the Bear’s Den! The Bear’s Den affords true peace and quiet, which is why we make the drive. Laura and her husband have created each cabin a bit differently, while making sure that each is cozy, and furnishings are comfy and welcoming! The hot tub at Bear’s Den is right outside on the deck, which is so convenient and relaxing. You can choose to completely disconnect from everything if you want, or there’s solid wi-fi there. Cell service might be spotty, but we look forward to being completely unreachable for the time we’re there, so that’s a perk for us! What we love most is the location… It’s simple, quiet, and lovely, no matter what time of year. Cranesville Country cabins are our go-to place when we need to get away!

Heidi Myers

Absolutely wonderful. The cabin was

Absolutely wonderful. The cabin was beautiful and very well kept. We had such a great time that we are going to return in the future, perhaps starting up a new tradition.

Justin Goodfellow

Great Getaway!

We were very pleased with the rental. Wonderful quick getaway that felt like we were much more than an hour from home. Peaceful and relaxing. My favorite was seeing a little otter in the pond! We also saw a ton of deer in our travels around the area over the weekend. We hoped to see a bear (from a distance), but no luck on that one. We spent time exploring at the Cranesville Swamp, which was a nice walk. It was fairly dry, so we didn’t see anything of note wildlife-wise, but walking to get to the boardwalk was nice and cool and calm. We grabbed dinner at Archie’s and then had lunch at Mt. State because we were too lazy to cook. We’ve already told people about your rentals and will definitely be planning a return trip!

Angie Miller

Family Favorite

Our family has been staying at the Cranesville Country Rental Cabins for over a year now. We love to stay at both Mystic Mountain and Bears Den. Our kids now specifically ask when we can go back to “their” cabins on a weekly basis! These cabins have everything you need for either a full day of activity or a full day of absolutely nothing. Laura is a great host and can be available as much or as little as you need her. I cannot recommend Cranesville Country Cabins enough. Once you stay here you will definitely return again and again.

Melissa Topka

Relaxing winter wonderland!

We had the most relaxing weekend getaway at Bears Den! It’s by far our favorite cabin! The view is so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed watching the wildlife from the windows and relaxing in the hot tub. The cabin is so cozy with the fireplace. Laura keeps the cabins very clean and tidy! We will definitely be returning!

Rachel Klink

A great place to relax!

Bears Den was everything that we expected after viewing the photographs and reading the descriptions on the website. It is a small, cozy, very rustic log cabin nestled in the hills of eastern West Virginia, very close to the Maryland border. Despite the cabin-like decor, it was ultra clean and had all the modern amenities, including wifi and a large flat screen TV with all the satellite programs you’d ever need. Our only neighbors were the deer that regularly visited the small apple orchard only a hundred feet or so from the front door. Unlike rentals in other areas we have visited, the owners were immediately available through facebook messenger and very responsive and polite. It felt as if we were house-sitting for close friends! The highlight of the stay was the beautiful large hot tub that we spent time in each evening looking at the stars. Luckily it was cool weather, which made the hot tub experience even more wonderful. Another advantage was the proximity to Deep Creek with all the restaurants and ice cream shops you’ll ever need. We loved this little place and certainly intend to return. Perhaps we can rent out a couple of the cabins that this family owns in the area and have a large family reunion!

Roy L. Kerlin

Beautiful cabin,and property.

Beautiful cabin,and property.

Mariah slSmith

A nice stay

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bear’s Den. The cabin was very nice and had everything we needed. The location is secluded enough to feel like you’re getting away from it all, while still a short drive from Deep Creek Lake and other state parks.

Michelle Bryden


Amazing experience to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Juli Daniels

Just heavenly!

We stayed the weekend for our anniversary and never left the cabin. Well stocked kitchen with everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and the hot tub was the best! Cabin is well secluded and just what we hoped for! We’ll definitely be back!!

Patricia Reynolds


We absolutely loved this cabin as well as it’s amenities and thoughtful owners! Such a great relaxing escape from everyday stressors of life! Thank you for a phenomenal weekend!

Nicki Feaster

Perfect Place for Seclusion & Relaxation!

We’ve stayed at several of Laura’s and Rob’s Cranesville cabins, but this one is our absolute favorite! This cabin was the perfect size for us to enjoy an anniversary getaway, but can also sleep a family of 5 or 6 too. Our favorite amenities were the hot tub (located right on the back deck), the tranquil pond (also next to the back deck) and the peaceful front porch with comfy glider rockers and porch swing! If you’re looking to get off the grid and enjoy the solitude, you’ll find it here! AND another perk? There’s no cell service here, so you can truly be all to yourselves (you may recieve a random text while on the back deck, but it’s sporadic). I count that as a win! 🙂 Thanks Rob & Laura!

Heidi Myers

Always a great time!

We came here for our annual “guys weekend” trip and had a blast! Everything you need is here and you can actually “get away” from everything and really feel like you are off the grid! This made my 7th time staying with Cranesville Country Rentals and every time has been great! Highly recommend!

Chris Baur

Beautiful Place

Beautiful place to unwind after a hectic week in the office.  The hot tub was great and the view from it was wonderful.  The drive out to the cabin was loaded with picturesque scenery and tons of wildlife.  Laura was quick to reply about & file a ticket with the telephone company to resolve a landline call out issue so we could contact our significant others to confirm a safe & successful journey.  The ponds Laura recommended for fishing were a small mount and large mouth bass haven and we all enjoyed our fair share of photo worth catches.  We even got a personal welcome at one pound and a sendoff at the cabin from two very-friendly dogs.  We’ll all be considering booking future getaways with Laura at one of her cabins.

Cute and Cozy

The cabin was so cute and cozy!  Laura came by to check on us, and gave us tips on local places and directions – very sweet and helpful!  We definitely want to visit again 🙂