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The Shady Bear Cabin


The Shady Bear Cabin

3 guests
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean9 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

After a complete renovation, we decided the cabin would be perfect for airbnb. It's completely separate from the main house and offers both of us a great deal of privacy. It is also warm and cozy yet extremely comfortable. Hope to see you.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


116 Reviews

Alex User Profile
June 2018
The cabin was even nicer in person and well stocked with drinks and snacks. Gerry and his wife were very friendly and easy to talk to. Would definitely recommend!
Helen User Profile
May 2018
My husband and I enjoyed our two-night getaway at the Shady Bear cabin during Memorial Day weekend, and we really appreciated Gerry's thoughtfulness and hospitality. The cabin was stocked with drinks, snacks, games, and DVDs, and Gerry even gave us a gift of eggs from his hens w…
Stephanie User Profile
May 2018
My boyfriend and I had a lovely time at the Shady Bear Cabin! Gerry and his wife were very friendly and hospitable. We especially loved feeding the chickens on the porch of the cabin. Over all this was a fantastic experience and we hope to stay again.
Daniel User Profile
April 2018
My girlfriend and I booked Shady Bear for a quick getaway weekend. During the entire process Gerry was fantastic. He texted the day before giving us some last minute pointers about how to enter the cabin and last minute odds and ends. He and his wife were away for the day so he t…
Susan User Profile
April 2018
The Shady Bear cabin was a welcoming place to stay, in a lovely and secluded setting, yet close to the city of Frederick. The cabin itself is homey and inviting, with many thoughtful touches, such as snacks and drinks in the fridge, and an assortment of toiletries available …
Kristine User Profile
April 2018
We had a great time at the cabin! Great location - nice and quiet, but close to town.
Francesca User Profile
March 2018
Great little place near Frederick. I hunkered down with 2 kids for quiet time. They enjoyed feeding the hens and we even helped rescue a squirrel! Gerry and Dana are wonderful hosts and made the stay easy for us. As others note in reviews, this is a residence in a rural area but…

Hosted by Gerry

Frederick, Maryland, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Gerry User Profile
120 Reviews
Gerry is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am retired now and should be a man of leisure. Instead I am living my fantasy of being an innkeeper and helping fellow travelers. Since retiring, I've traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia, China, India, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Poland. So I know what it's like being on th…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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