Fish right off the 80' back porch if you have a good casting arm. Surrounded by quaking aspens and conifers, this spacious, custom-decorated home sleeps 16 in individually themed rooms. The upstairs features an open loft for kids or singles in 4 twin beds (one is a trundle) with decor that showcases mother bears and cute cubs. The large wolf room, also upstairs, sleeps 2 in a king bed. The third upstairs bedroom, located over the garage, sleeps 4 -- two in a new king bed and 2 in a queen sleeper. This huge room, with its own special amenities, includes a sitting area, a moveable privacy screen, 2 large closets, and a gas log fireplace; while the decor focuses on bears and other wildlife. All 3 upstairs bedrooms overlook the river directly below. A 4th bedroom downstairs sleeps 4 in a king bed and queen sleeper; the decor features a Pendleton Indian blanket spread with outdoor scenes and a collection of crosses over the headboard. All three bedrooms provide flat-screen tvs with DirecTV. The loft also has a TV suitable for hooking up game consoles.
Downstairs you will find a well-stocked kitchen (including spices), dining area, large family room with Indian decor surrounding the wood-burning fireplace, queen sleeper sofa, recliner, TV, stereo system, vaulted ceiling, and a large bookshelf full of books and cute knick-knacks. A front sun porch with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect place to watch the birds and other wildlife. The banquet-sized back porch not only hosts a large charcoal grill but also two long picnic tables, a round glass-topped table, a swing, bird feeders (bring your own birdseed!), and a wood rack. A small yard off the elevated porch gives you access to the river which has just been cleaned up and stabilized thanks to a grant from the state and the city. Other special amenities for you to enjoy include a Jacuzzi tub featuring a rain shower head, a full-sized laundry room with washer, dryer, and storage shelves, and a vacant lot next door where kids can use up their excess energy. Open the windows to enjoy the fresh clean mountain air and the sounds of the river as you drift off to sleep.
Please see notes for suggestions on what to bring on your Red River Vacation to make your stay more comfortable! If BBR is rented during your preferred vacation time or you need to sleep more people, check out the other homes by the same owner: The Villa or Running Bear River Lodge.
**4 Wheel Drive/ Chains are highly recommended during winter months. **
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January 14, 2021 - Website
Always willing to answer any questions I had
Always willing to answer any questions I had Great property lived up to what we expected
October 27, 2020 - Website
Great team Love it
Will do it again
They were always helpful, courteous and knowledgeable
They were always helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. We love Birds and Bears! It accommodates our family perfectly!
January 21, 2020 - Website
January 5, 2020 - Website
August 12, 2019 - Website
Everyone was so nice
Everyone was so nice. We had a great stay. We had a great family vacation. Our stay was great. We enjoyed watching wildlife from the deck and fishing in the river right behind the house.
Very friendly and always prompt to answer questions
Very friendly and always prompt to answer questions Wonderful as always. We have been staying in Red River since the 80s with our children and now with our children, grands and great grands.
Very friendly and professional staff!
Very friendly and professional staff! Could not have been more perfect!
Very friendly and helpful
Very friendly and helpful. I needed an iron and they were able to get one for me
February 20, 2019 - Website
You were very helpful
You were very helpful. Julie checked on us very well without being intrusive at all. We had a great time--everybody from age two to age 62! Our family has been doing a family ski trip for nine years, and this was one of our best experiences ever! It didn't hurt that the weather cooperated--mostly. The first of our three ski days was really windy, but we did fine. The next day was really good, and the third was unbeatable. Folks at the ski area are really friendly and helpful. We love Red River!
January 15, 2019 - Website
Staff was wonderful and pleasant
Staff was wonderful and pleasant Comfortable and exactly what we needed
I loved getting text messages asking how our stay was going and also updating us on road conditions
I loved getting text messages asking how our stay was going and also updating us on road conditions. Seemed more personable. It was perfect. Our second year at this cabin which accommodates kids, grands and great grands. We try to take care of the cabin as if it were ours.
January 9, 2018 - Website
The staff were super helpful and informative
The staff were super helpful and informative We loved our stay at Birds and Bears Retreat, our entire family had a great weekend. We will definitely be back!
December 31, 2017 - Website
My husband did all the plans, but I think he was very satisfied
My husband did all the plans, but I think he was very satisfied. We rented 3 homes for a big group, and the homes were all walking distance from each other.
by Doris M.
Very professional. We booked this cabin in advance for next year. Wonderful family vacation. We take pride in caring for any rental as if it were our own.
We were pleased with our stay
We were pleased with our stay. We were there for a family reunion that included multi generations. The deer and ducks were fun.
The town was quaint with many things to do. We were pleased with our stay. We were there for a family reunion that included multi generations. The deer and ducks were fun.
The town was quaint with many things to do.
A complete WOW working with the staff at Red River Real Estate from start to finish
A complete WOW working with the staff at Red River Real Estate from start to finish. Absolutely HANDS DOWN the best vacation stay of all time!!!...soooo much better than staying in a hotel and just felt like home for all of our family to make amazing memories in. Everything about it was perfect; loved the deck and small yard for little ones and being able to grill out. LOVED being right on the river so that we could stay out till late hours under the stars, next to the fire and enjoy lovely sound of the rushing river. We could NOT have planned a more amazing vacation!!! THANK YOU!!
***AND, I would like to say that the staff we dealt with at Red River Real Estate were the nicest ever! Even when others in our family were calling to make a partial payment, we were helped by the sweetest upbeat people. Such a WOW! THANK YOU!!
December 31, 2016 - Website
I found Red River Re...
I found Red River Real Estate on the internet, gave them a call and was immediately emailed four houses to rent that fit our needs. My family got to look over each property and vote on the one we wanted. One phone call later, the house was reserved. Such an easy process. We stayed in Birds and Bears Retreat and loved it. There were 13 of us, 8 adults, 2 teens and 3 children. The house is perfect for large groups with age differences. The rooms are large, beds are comfortable and the kitchen is very well stocked. It has pots and pans that can accommodate cooking for a large group as well as enough dishes to serve everyone without having to use paper products.
September 8, 2016 - Website
August 17, 2016 - Website
You have an excellent team!
You have an excellent team! Birds and Bears is a great place to stay, perfect location on the river with a wonderful deck, lots of room and great parking.
August 15, 2016 - Website
Very friendly and helpful!
Very friendly and helpful! This was the perfect house, it had everything we needed. The back deck was the icing on the cake : )
Friendly Great place , location. The grandkids love playing in the River right out the back door
We have been using your company to rent a vacation home for several years now and have had great rules with the property and working with your staff....thank you!
The people at Red River Realty were very friendly & professional
The people at Red River Realty were very friendly & professional. Birds & Bears retreat was awesome, from the location of the cabin to the amenities inside. Couldn't have been better!
December 30, 2014 - Website
It was excellent, we have rented several homes from ya'll
It was excellent, we have rented several homes from ya'll It was a wonderful experience and look forward to returning next year. The property worked well with our family.
September 6, 2014 - Website