We stayed at the cabin from September 10th-17th. The cabin was clean, and cozy. The bread and banana bread was enjoyable and appreciated. Really nice spot to take dogs.
The cabin is located right below Rt 153, close enough that you can see the tractor trailers through the trees and the noise was very very loud. At night it really dampened the peacefulness of the cabin. And pulling off of the cabin lane onto Rt 153 was very dangerous, but the owner warns you of the dangers which was appreciated,take her warning seriously.
The property surrounding the cabin was very nice, and the whole wild area is amazing. Highly suggest driving the Quehanna Highway-saw deer, elk, bear and many others. No wildlife seen anywhere near the cabin, except for chipmunks!
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: I'm glad these guests enjoyed their stay for all the reasons they list.
Through the years, it has been common for our guests to see deer, turkey, fox, porcupine, racoons, rabbits, squirrels and an occasional bear wandering around the forest and walking through the yard by the cabin but when these creatures make their appearance is up to them. It would not be surprising if the two dogs accompanying the guests were a cause for wildlife choosing to remain out of sight.
The cabin sits on eight forested acres that are 2/10ths of a mile off State Route 153. It is not possible to see the cabin looking down the hill from Rt. 153 nor is traffic on 153 visible on the property itself except at the top of the driveway gazing left and part way up the hill behind the cabin. If one looks closely from those vantage points, one can see flashes & bits of movement through the trees as traffic travels on Route 153. The density of the forest (which is between the property and Rt. 153) behind the cabin and the fire ring can be seen in the pictures on this listing. There is no through traffic in front of the cabin as the lane leading to the property dead ends in the state forest just a short distance past it.
Route 153 is a scenic two-lane road that winds through the Moshannon State Forest. Part of the scenic elk tour, Rt. 153 provides a panorama of beautiful landscapes but it is also a main means of travel into the heart of the PA Wilds. Because of its location just 4 miles north of I-80 the cabin is very accessible. Cabin guests have easy access to the state parks, the elk herd, and the amenities of near-by towns while the property, surrounded as it is by 184,000 acres of state forest provides an "out in the middle of nowhere" setting. When outside, there is intermittent road noise as well as times of near silence, broken only by the sound of wind through the trees, singing of birds, and crackling of the fire if one has been made. Insulation, thermal windows and doors block out nearly all outside sounds when inside the cabin.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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