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The Great Bear Cabin

A Picturesque Log Cabin w/ Private Stargazing Field

Only 25 minutes from Cherry Spring State Park & <1 hr to a dozen other state parks!

3 bedrooms · 3 baths · Up to 10 Guests

When you’re seeking a break from the frantic rollercoaster of life and need some time spent in the quiet and peace of nature, come to home in Potter County, aka “God’s Country”. At just 25 min from Cherry Springs State Park and less than an hour from many others, you can be on the trails quickly. One of our guests’ favorite things about our house is the private stargazing field. The night sky is so clear here! Our home is custom-built and handcrafted, with features you won’t find anywhere else.

The Space

Living Spaces:

Enter the front door and you’ll be immediately transported back to a slower and more intentional time. Warm wood and whole log beams create a uniquely welcoming atmosphere. The furnishings perfectly complement the living room. Cozy sofas (one of which opens up to a sleeper sofa) and a butter-soft leather recliner invite you to gather around the electric fireplace and sip on a cup of hot cocoa while streaming your favorite bingeable show on the TV with high-speed WiFi.

Cooking & Dining:

Your fully-stocked kitchen features everything you’ll need to create a delicious meal. How about a big pot of chili for a cold winter’s day? Between seating at the peninsula bar and an adjacent dining table for 6, it’s easy to enjoy a family or group meal together. It’s the perfect opportunity to share plans and tales of your adventures!

Sleeping Accommodations and Bathrooms:

Great Bear Cabin offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The primary suite is on the main level and will have you resting easy in a king-size bed with ensuite bath. Guests will also find an additional full bath on the main level.

Walk up the gorgeous custom staircase made of split logs to a bedroom sporting two full beds, an electric fireplace, and if you simply must, a private workstation, complete with desk and chair. A full bath is adjacent in the hallway.

The kids’ loft, is complete with two twin beds, the third electric fireplace, and an oversized bean bag chair.

Don’t worry about packing for a long stay - we’ve got a washer and dryer on site. Also, we love welcoming our youngest guests with two-pack ‘n plays.

Furry friends are part of the family and welcome here, as well. rs, docking station, wireless keyboard/mouse, and printer!

Outdoor Amenities:

You’ll particularly love our private 4 person hot tub. We often have deer in the back yard and nothing compliments a relaxing soak in the tub like watching wildlife up close and personal.

The Great Bear Cabin also features an oversized fire pit and private stargazing field, from where you can marvel at the seemingly endless array of stars in the clear night sky.

Neighborhood Description

You’re in the heart of Potter County, Pennsylvania, better known as “God’s Country”. With over a dozen state parks and thousands of acres of state forest to explore, there’s virtually no limit to your adventures!

Some of the nearby highlights include:

Cherry Springs State Park 25 minute drive

The PA Grand Canyon 55 minute drive

Kinzua Sky Walk 55 minute drive

Allegany State Park 1 hour drive

Sizerville State Park 40 minute drive

.Guest Access

Self check-in with keyless pin pad and parking for up to 4 vehicles.


4 vehicle parking in driveway

Sleep & Comfort

1 King Bed

2 Full Beds

1 Queen Pull-Out Couch

2 Twin Beds

3 Full Bathrooms

Cooking & Dining 

Fully stocked Kitchen

Keurig Coffee Bar

6 Person Dining Table

Memories & Convenience

Seasonal Pricing Available

Children Friendly Atmosphere

Full-Size Washer & Dryer

Cherry Spring State Park
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Elk Viewing


Cabin Log
Hyner View State Park
Hyner View State Park
Winter Activities
Sizerville State Park
Hyner View State Park
Allegancy State Park


Josh & Laurie

Hello! We are Josh and Laurie and we’re thrilled that you’ve chosen the Great Bear Cabin as your vacation destination.

Josh definitely has a sentimental attachment to this home. It is located in his hometown of Coudersport, PA! He has always had a soft spot for log cabins after watching his father and grandfather build many in the area.

When this property became available, we purchased it sight unseen! We’d driven by many times and knew the builder, so we were sure we would love it! (We were right.)

If Josh has his way, we may well retire to this property. In the meantime, we are happy to share this beautiful and little-known area with our guests.

Besides the Great Bear Cabin, a couple of our great loves are (not surprisingly) travel, and the outdoors. We also enjoy hunting, fishing, and skiing on both the water and the land!

Welcome to God’s Country. We’re glad you’re here.


This was far more than what we expected! This home is warm, cozy and wonderful. My family loved this place so much. We walked in and felt at home. The quality of everything that is in this home is top shelf, right down to the thick fluffy towels! The bed was so comfortable I didn’t want to get up, but I had to, so I wouldn’t miss getting the fire started and sitting quietly with a cup of coffee early in the morning . Deer ran through the yard in the mornings and the huge front porch was perfect for reading a book and just unplug. Can’t wait to come back, you will be so surprised with this home! You won’t want to leave! PS-bring a lawn blanket to lay on the hill to star gaze! My grandchildren loved it!

-Shelley July22

What a gem! This is just the perfect cabin for your stay in Potter County. We loved everything about it: the cleanliness, the bear-themed decor, the hot tub, the fire pit, and the spacious backyard for star-gazing. The cabin is well-stocked with all essentials--linens, pillows, towels, soap, washer, dryer, etc. We really appreciated how much Josh thought about all of the "little" things travelers might need as well--some snacks upon arrival, towels for the hot tub, a pack-and-play just in case, flashlights, charging ports all around the house, etc. Highly recommend!!

-Elizabeth, July22

What a breath of fresh air! The Great Bear Cabin was the perfect getaway we were looking for. It was very peaceful, clean, and cozy. I also have to mention that the beds were so comfortable we didn’t want to leave! We can’t wait to come back this summer.

-Angela Jan22

This place was exactly what we needed when we needed it. After staying in five previous air bnbs on the same, 3 week, trip this was the last stop and we were ready to relax and rest before driving back home. We enjoyed so many relaxing spaces outside and inside! The front porch has such a pretty view as the sun was setting - we started our evenings there. The fire pit was awesome - nothing better than a smokeless fire stove with so many stars overhead. The hot tub was a great addition and we loved walking up to the field to look at the stars. We got very lucky and had beautiful nights for star gazing. No need to go to Cherry Springs whatsoever.

-Lauren, July22

The Great Bear Cabin was just the escape our family needed. Josh and Laurie have the house very well stocked and labeled. Our kids especially loved the board games and oversized bean bag in the loft. We can’t wait to come back and spend more time doing all of the nearby activities that were mentioned in the Welcome Book!

-Dan, Jan22