|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Cedarwood Lodge is a mountain cabin on eight forested acres surrounded by the Moshannon State Forest with access to thousands of acres for exploring nature directly from the grounds. Only 4 miles off PA I-80, Exit 111, the cabin provides easy access to Parker Dam and S.B. Elliot state parks and the nearby Elk Herd and Elk Scenic Drive.
The Lodge is completely equipped including linens, all kitchen needs, microwave, gas cook stove and gas grill, coffee maker, toaster, TV/VCR/DVD with family movies (no TV reception), phone, wood burning stove/fireplace, and full bath with tub and shower.
Homemade bread, and sweet rolls or muffins are provided for your first morning's breakfast. Coffee and tea provided.
Deer, turkey, foxes, and an occasional bear can be observed making their way past the Lodge. Enjoy dark skies & complete privacy - easy access to the 'middle of nowhere' - just 15 minute drive (12 miles) to Clearfield or DuBois.
More pics & info: www.PaWildsVacation.com
It is easily accessible from the main highway, yet completely private and secluded. The Lodge is a great place for family get-togethers, a romantic get-away for two, or a gathering of friends.
Some comments from our guests:
'...But the best things were the walks along the logging roads, beaver ponds, flowers starting to bloom, and the peace and tranquility of the backwoods.' Ralph, Nancy, Tucker, Keisee and Marlie, from Novelty, Ohio
'Our drive was 5.5 hours, but it was worth it. We are sad to leave this hideaway to return to the stress of the city.' Amy and Pete from New York City
'We wanted to renew our friendships, enjoy nature, and escape the hustle and bustle of life. We wanted to laugh and talk late into the night. Here at Cedarwood, it all happened.' Barb, Ruth, and Diane from Evans City, PA
'We enjoyed three of the best days of our lives here! This is an absolutely wonderful place.' Chuck and Lori - newlyweds
Chuck and Lori - newlyweds
Although there is not onsite swimming, the cabin is located 2 miles from two state parks which have swimming, boating, nature center, hiking trails of all degrees of length and difficulty. There are beaver dams within walking distance of the cabin.
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From the Journal: "Our children were part of the Region 22 Championship for the World Tang Soo Do Association. We're from the Pittsburgh Area and with 3 kids our goal was to find a more private place to stay instead of a hotel. This place was perfect. We loved our stay! The breads provided were delicious! The kids loved the upstairs room - it was like a tree house! We would definitely love to come back sometime - maybe kid-free - lol. Thank your for such great hospitality. God bless you and yours."
If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful, beautiful, and clean place to stay with trustworthy tenants......this is the place for you!!! We HIGHLY recommend it to anyone!!! Many things to do around the area or sit and relax in the comfort of the home. The owner had fresh baked goods upon our arrival!! How cool is that??
Peggy responds very quickly! She is very informative and precise with all the information regarding the cabin. A group of friends and I stayed at the cabin for a weekend and it was a great experience. The cabin felt like home. It was very clean and cozy! I definitely plan on making another trip out there during the summer!
A friend and I stayed here (with my dog) mostly on a whim. The owner was very accommodating despite my last-minute reservation and uncertain time of arrival. The place was warm and clean, and there were delicious muffins and bread waiting for us. It is not so much a cabin in a rustic sense, as it is very tidy and comfortable through and through, but the location - along with the optional use of the wood stove - give it a nice cabin feel. It is true that it is near a major road, but this didn't bother us in the least bit. There are hiking trails right out the door whenever you want to explore far from the highway, and there are a couple of very nice parks within a ten minute drive.
My husband and I spent two wonderful nights at Cedarwood. We were so pleased with how charming the Lodge was with the adorable accomodations. Everything was very clean and tidy. Peggy does a great job stocking the kitchen, even leaving little treats to nibble on during the stay! I appreciated all of the notes explaining how to take care of the Lodge while we were there....from how to get wood for the fire pit to how to find a great place to get groceries/ supplies. The locatation is just perfect-completely secluded. We enjoyed the area by biking, hiking, and making the drive to Benezette to watch the elk. For dinner, we went to Luigi's in Dubois which is always personal favorite! Such a great, refreshing, and relaxing weekend! We can't wait to go back.
This cabin was not at all what I expected, or as advertised. It sits about 100 yards from the main road (Rt. 153) so all you hear - day and night - is tractor trailers going up and down the hill. It's neither quiet or secluded. I could see the neighbor's house from the cabin; again, not as advertised.
I don't see how anyone could possibly snow mobile, sled ride or do much of anything except hike directly from the cabin because there is so much dead-fall in the woods, and the ground is so boggy it just doesn't seem possible. The front yard of the cabin is not big enough or steep enough to actually do any sled riding.
The interior of the cabin was clean for the most part, however, the kitchen left a LOT to be desired. The wooden counter top was so sticky that anything you set down on them sticks; I tried cleaning them but the varnish is old and in really bad shape. The refrigerator had rust on the outside of the door, the stove is so tiny I doubt you could actually get a cookie sheet in there, and the microwave was ancient. The dishwasher is a portable one and you have to roll it across the kitchen to hook it up to the sink. ALL of the appliances were at least 25 or 30 years old. For the price, I think this is inexcusable.
The beds and couches were comfortable, however the cabin looks much bigger than it actually is in the pictures. Also, the screen porch was so dirty and filled with cobwebs I wouldn't use it and the water smelled like iron. Although, to be fair, they did have a filtration system in the kitchen sink.
For the cost per night I expected a little better than what I got. Appliances from this decade or even the previous decade would be a good start. I would not recommend this cabin.
My wife and I were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary and we decided to get out of the city and stay the weekend at Cedarwood Lodge. We had a few ideas to choose from but boy did we make the right decision!
The cabin was awesome. It was very peaceful, beautiful, quiet and scenic which was a great escape from the chaos of city-life here in Pittsburgh. It gave us exactly what we needed... Time to ourselves to reflect back over 10+ years together with no interuption, no kids (sorry guys), no internet & no phones ringing off the hook. We simply focused on one another and had a beautiful moment in time at a beautiful place.
Peggy is, hands down, one of the best hosts we ever had the pleasure of booking from. She is a "real person"...someone who is caring, hospitable and who cares about the comfort of her guests. When u call her, SHE answers and not a robotic or automated system that keeps u waiting on hold forever.
Along with the wonderful cabin itself and the beautiful forest surrounding it, Peggy also gave us many suggestions to take advantage of while we were up there. We went to Parker Dam, Bilgers Rocks and the Elk visitor center. But it was her recommendation to eat at Moenas for an anniversary dinner that really hit the nail on the head. What a night with my wife....
We will always remember this trip. It might sound trivial to others but to us, it was and always will be, a time to cherish forever. And we have the many pictures to prove it.
Located on 8 acres surrounded by the Moshannon State Forest, just 4 miles north of PA I-80, Exit 111 on PA 153. Two miles from S.B. Elliot State Park and Parker Dam State Park. Minutes from the only wild elk herd in Benezette, Elk County, PA. Map & GPS co-ordinates provided with reservation.
Twelve miles from Clearfield, PA and DuBois, PA; Thirty miles from Punxsutawney, PA, home of Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil on Gobbler's Knob. About 50 miles west of State College and Penn State University. Two to three hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland & Erie. Four to five hours from NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC. and Toronto, CA
Other Activities: hiking, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, cross-country ski
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2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
Add 3rd & 4th nights to weekend for $150/night.
3-4 weeknights - $155/night.
5-6 nights - $145/night
7-13 nights - $140/night
14+ nights - Call for quote
Children ages 3 to 17 - $5/night
Pets - $10/night first pet; $5/night each additional
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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