Bears Den is known by many as 'the castle in the woods'. An outdoor lover’s dream come true, Bears Den is located on the Appalachian Trail and is a gateway to the Shenandoah River, the W&OD Trail, and more. The surrounding towns are rich with history, antiques, wineries, and local delicacy. Stay overnight in a shared or private room, primitive campground, or secluded cottage. The magnificent and homely lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, stone dining room, grand living room with stone fireplace, laundry facilities, and store. Perfect for travelers, families or individuals; also available for private group rentals (youth groups, small weddings, receptions, and seminars). Seldom does a traveler find such tranquility so close to a major metropolis. Bears Den is just one hour from Washington, D.C.