Let's start out with two words: 'Indoor Pool'. Yes, this beautiful home has an indoor pool. Imagine sled riding on the front lawn of this 20 acre property and then coming inside for a dip in the pool while looking over the beautiful snow covered mountains of Central Pennsylvania. Or imagine hiking the trails at Worlds End State Park and then coming back to a relaxing soak in the 10 person Jacuzzi hot tub. If that doesn't sound like your idea of a 'staycation', how about fishing in our pond or hunting on nearby state gamelands and then coming 'home' to shoot some pool with your buddies? However you like to spend your time, you can do it at the Brown House.
Located at the intersection of Route 220N and Route 154N in Laporte, PA, this home is less than 4 hours from NYC, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. It is within one hour of Elmira and Williamsport, and within two hours of Harrisburg or Altoona.
Why travel far for a weekend get-a-way or week with friends and/or family when you can have a home to yourself where you can enjoy swimming, camping, hunting, and/or hiking at Worlds End State Park or just stay at this self contained miniresort and relax with your loved ones?
In 2010, the owners joined the Lake Mokoma Association. For an additional fee, the renters may go to the lake (less than a one minute drive) and enjoy the beach and all its amenities. Ask Patsy at Robin Real Estate when inquiring about the property!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Where are you located?
The intersection of Route 220N and 154N in Laporte, PA.
2. What is there to do in your area?
This home is the epitome of relaxation and outdoor appreciation. Worlds End State Park is 8 minutes away with its hiking trails, swimming beach, camping facility, and hunting gamelands. Dushore is 10 minutes away to the north with a few restaurants and a small grocery store.
The town of Laporte is within walking distance and has a general store, a bank, a post office, a county courthouse, and a small medical facility. It has a great iceskating rink in the winter and a nice carnival in the summer. Laporte is also home to one of Central Pennsylvania's finest wineries, Eaglerock Winery, a 3 minute drive from the Brown House.
Eaglesmere is a 10 minute drive from the Brown House, known for its rich history of vactioners from NYC and Philadelphia escaping the heat of the cities over the past 100 years. The architecture of the vacation homes is worth the trip down Route 442. The town has small specialty shops and a great little restaurant open in the summer. In the winter when the conditions are right, take a once of a lifetime ride on an ice tobaggon ride over Eaglesmere Lake.
3. What does this mini resort offer?
Indoor swimming pool, 10 person jacuzzi hot tub, pool table, ping pong table, air hockey table, Nintendo Wii, various games, books, outdoor fire pit, 2 outdoor chimineas, 3 fireplaces, 4 decks, outdoor seating for eating and relaxing, badmitton, fishing, nearby hunting, hiking, gas grill, full kitchen, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.
4. How many bedrooms and bathrooms?
Sleeps 12 people in 4 Bedrooms and a sleeping loft with bunkbeds, a futon, a pull out bed, and 2 blowup beds.
There are three full bathrooms.
5. What do we need to bring with us?
The only thing you need to bring is your food. All linens are provided. If you are fishing, please bring your own poles. Some bait will be available in the refrigerator in the poolroom. Additional bait is available at the general store located in Laporte.
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There is too much fun to be had at the Brown House. Please come and enjoy our home as much as we do. It is truly an escape from the everyday rat race and a place to get away and relax with family and friends. Please treat our home as you would your own so you can come back over and over to get revitalized and renewed as we do every year. One of our favorite things to do in the winter is to go ice skating on New Years Day and then swimming with the cousins for the rest of the evening. Grandma and Pop Pop sit in front of the fire while all the big kids make hot sausage sandwiches and fresh baked cookies. In the summer we hike the Loyalsock Trail at Worlds End, come back and the kids swim while we grill up some hotdogs. After everyone is in their pajamas, outside for smores and campfire songs. Rain or shine, this is a guaranteed great 'staycation'!! This is a picture of us at the Vista Outlook at Worlds End State Park. How Beautiful!
We love this area of Pennsylvania because it is definitely a 'get-a-way' yet close to civilization if you need to get back to the real world quickly. We love having the indoor pool because Pennsylvania is beautiful all year round but only has swimming weather for about 4 months a year. The indoor pool provides swimming all year long. Laporte is a quaint town with a wonderful general store that provides us with everything that we may need. You can be as relaxed at this house or as busy as you want. It is your choice! Basically it is just beautiful!!
The indoor pool is definitely the most unique benefit. Also the hiking and the scenery is some of the most beautiful scenery you will find in the US. This property has so much to offer from family reunions to book writing retreats to honeymoons. Since we recently joined the Lake Mokoma Association in 2010, we have been enjoying the beach and the hiking trails around the lake. It is only a one minute drive from the house. We love this area. Anyone and everyone has fun here!