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Spacious! Just Renovated! 5 min to Raystown Lake!

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hosted by Galen And Jolie
  1. 16 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 15 beds
  4. 4 baths
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SLEEPS 16! Borders 6000+acre woods!
Wild and wonderful! The world stops here! Relax on the deck and listen to the mountain stream tumbling over rocks across the edge of the open backyard. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from the patio swing. In summer meditate in the secluded hammock by the stream flanked by rhododendrons and mossy boulders. In cool weather feel the warmth of the crackling fire you build in the woods by the creek.

The space
Beyond our property lies a huge expanse of forest, including both private land as well as State game lands. We haven’t explored that area much, but we know that it contains plentiful wildlife.

From our deck we have watched deer grazing on our willow tree, an occasional black bear lumbering across our backyard, wild turkeys scratching for food, foxes, raccoons, a bald eagle soaring overhead, and many other species of birds. In the winter, we enjoy seeing the animal tracks in the snow.

There is a hunting cabin to the north side of the house about 200 feet away, and a few houses at the foot of the mountain across the road. The neighboring residents are very quiet people who also enjoy the wildlife.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard

Where you’ll be

Saxton, Pennsylvania, United States

5 minutes to RAYSTOWN LAKE, a beautiful, meandering, 8,320-acre-lake surrounded by pristine mountains. The main attraction!

7 minutes to Weaver Falls BOAT LAUNCH and PLAYGROUND at the very southern, narrow end of the lake.

10 minutes to the Lake Raystown Resort MARINA and BOAT RENTALS. Kayaks, canoes, jet skis, and paddle boats for rent at Portside Rentals there as well.
Kids enjoy feeding the carp and the ducks along the pier at the marina.
The Resort also has a small kid-friendly WATERPARK. Open 12-6.

12 Minutes to TATMAN RUN with a small, secluded BEACH, PLAYGROUND, and BOAT LAUNCH. Free. Love it.

30 minutes to SEVEN POINTS, a more developed tourist area with a LARGER BEACH and MARINA with boat rentals. Nice.

15 minutes to TROUGH CREEK STATE PARK with its beautiful trails. Cross the hanging foot bridge. Walk along the tumbling Trough Creek with its lovely falls. Hike to Balanced Rock. Choose a hot day to visit the “ice mine” in the park. Just explore. Free. Our family enjoys this.

1 minute to one of the entrances to 6,000+ acres of State Game Lands --not as scenic, but rich in wildlife. Rough road --best to use a truck, jeep, or SUV.

10 minutes to Warriors Path State Park -named for the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other American Indians in southern Pennsylvania.

5 minutes to the southern access point to Terrace Mountain Trail which runs 29 miles from Weaver Falls Bridge to Huntingdon. It follows Terrace Mountain, the ridge directly across the road from Little Valley Lodge.

30 minutes to the famous 36-mile Allegrippis Trail System for bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. Bring your own bicycle or rent there.

30 minutes to Lincoln Caverns – Open 9-4 Thursday- Monday. Evening Black light tours can be arranged. Group rates. Open Rain or shine. See Haven’t been there yet, but sounds pretty cool. Great for a rainy day.

11 minutes to railroad museum in Robertsdale – currently closed due to pandemic

13 minutes to Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum –all 7 reviews give it 5/5 rating. Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4.

34 minutes to East Broad Top Railroad – well known as one of the world’s finest preserved railways. The railroad’s shops complex is the most complete early 20th century industrial facility anywhere in the United States. Open August 13-15,2020 for special anniversary event, tickets required. Plans to reopen permanently in 2021 with steam powered train rides.

30 minutes to Swigart Antique Auto Museum in Huntingdon, oldest car museum in the US and home of the real, original “Herbie the Love Bug”

Our Favorite Places to Eat

12 minutes away -the Resort Cafe. Eat inside or on the deck overlooking the lake. Very nice! And the food is great! Seasonal.

5 minutes away - the Ice Box on route 913 on the left just before Saxton. Outdoor seating only. Great food and good ice cream with lots of flavors! Ice cream is quick, but there is often a wait for the food, but it is worth it! Seasonal.

20 minutes away – Traditions Family Restaurant – excellent Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, gift shop

5 minutes away - Bubba’s, an Italian restaurant in Saxton. Great stromboli and pizza!

5 minutes away- Original Italian Pizza –heartily recommended by previous guests

0 minutes away - our very favorite! On the back deck!

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4.93 out of 5 stars from 43 reviews

Hosted by Galen And Jolie

Joined in June 2019
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Hello. We live in Lancaster County, PA and raised our family there. Our five adult children and their spouses, along with our 10 grandchildren now live in various other places. We have been renovating this old house as a place to vacation together with all of our children and grandchildren, and we are happy to be ready to share it with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Galen and Jolie
Hello. We live in Lancaster County, PA and raised our family there. Our five adult children and their spouses, along with our 10 grandchildren now live in various other places. We…

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