The Best of The Valley

Here at Bear Creek we might be biased, but the Shenandoah Valley is home to some of the best activities around. With the George Washington National Forest and the Skyline Drive, visitors come from all around to visit.  From amazing hikes to locally sourced foods, the Shenandoah Valley has something for everyone to enjoy.  Our […]

Blue Ridge Mountains Adventure Guide

Blue Ridge Mountains Adventure Guide Over the miles and miles of the expansive Blue Ridge Mountains there are so many different adventures that are just waiting to be explored.  Anything you might be looking for, from breathtaking hikes to natural swimming holes, can be found here in the Shenandoah Valleys stretch of the Blue Ridge […]

Fighting Seasonal Depression and Stress

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs due to the change in daylight that typically occurs in the fall and winter.  The changes in daylight has an affect on our circadian rhythm and can greatly affect our sleep/wake patterns and hormone regulation.  SAD can cause a […]

Beating the Winter Blues

With the colder weather and less sunlight, we often find ourselves stuck inside for days on end. Top that off with the groundhog seeing his shadow and telling us we have six more weeks of winter, and it can take a major toll on mental health. Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder, can start to […]

Host an Outdoor Winter Party

We all enjoy spending quality time with our friends and family. However, with the winter months comes the struggle of the cold weather that often forces us inside. Instead of allowing the chilly temperatures and snow to shut us inside, embrace it by hosting an outdoor winter party! You can make use of your back […]

Come as you will be

A Fresh Look at Goal Setting and Creating a Vision for the Future For the past couple of years Brian and I (Victoria) have taken a few days to step away from home and our day to day work and get away for a planning retreat. It may seem counterproductive to step away in the […]

Creating an outdoor space for your health

Why should you create an outdoor space that you enjoy spending time in? Because it’s good for your health! We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But did you know that spending time in your backyard can also benefit your mind, body, and soul in a positive way. Forest […]