TROUGH CREEK LAUREL LODGE - SLEEPS 20

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights

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TROUGH CREEK LAUREL LODGE - SLEEPS 20

Raystown Lake Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Trough Creek Laurel Lodge is a beautiful five bedroom and three bath mountain home built on 2.25 acres and available for your family vacation, family reunion, or small church retreat. The lodge was designed and built by Judd and Susan Buckwalter and their children in 2011. It was important to them that the design of the lodge would provide a classic rustic experience where multiple families could vacation together, making new memories and strengthening relationships. Planning your vacation is effortless as the lodge is located only several minutes from Tatman Run boat launch and swim area on Raystown Lake, and Trough Creek State Park.

The lodge is a traditional stick built home with cypress wood siding on the outside and knotty pine tongue and groove boards on the interior walls. The ceiling height is 25' to the exposed hemlock ridgepole and rafters creating an extraordinary open lodge feeling. The main living area boasts an 8' foot wide stone fireplace, dining table and living room seating for twelve, and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The lodge will sleep up to twenty people. There are five bedrooms consisting of eight full size beds and six single size bunks. For your entertainment we have provided a brand new oak pool table by Heirloom Billards in Strasburg, Pa, foosball table, ping pong table, high style hickory card table, and 46' flat screen television with DVD player and a variety of DVD's (no cable). For your convenience a washer and dryer are provided.

Raystown lake is an 8,000 acre lake. Surrounding it are picnic areas, beaches, boat launches, campgrounds, trails, hunting, fishing, marina, concession stands, etc

Keywords: Lodge, cabin, home, rental, chalet, retreat center,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

About The Owner

Judd is a Marriage and Family Counselor and a Counseling Professor at a Bible College. Susan is a homemaker who also does insurance billing at Judd's counseling practice. They have four children, two dogs and a cat.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 2011

Why The Owner chose Raystown Lake

Family is very important to the Buckwalters. Their purpose in building the Lodge was for their own extended family to have a large enough place to enjoy some time together in the future. It was also important to them that other families would be blessed to have a place to meet as well. The Buckwalter's also had a need for a place to provide marriage and pre-marital retreats. Originally they were just looking for wooded land. Finding land so close to Raystown lake was just an added blessing.

What makes this lodge unique

Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the back porch in the rockers or on the porch swing. If you don't feel like taking a short drive to the lake, the waterpark, or Trough Creek State Park. You can always stay at the lodge and hike on one of the many trails within walking distance. One trail leads to the top of the mountain where you will see a breathtaking view of the lake. A short hike behind the lodge will take you to a beautiful creek where the young at heart can explore with the provided bucket and nets. Inside the lodge you can enjoy a game of pool, pingpong, or foosball. A variety of dvd's and a large screen tv are provided with plenty of seating for a large group. In the evening you can sit in the Adirondack chairs around the fire pit behind the lodge and make smores. We have found that Raystown lake and Trough Creek State Park encompass much of the same beauty we have enjoyed over the years at some of our favorite vacation spots in the Smokies and at Lake Gaston, but all this enjoyment and relaxation is much closer.

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
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Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371021vb
Raystown Lake Allegheny Mountains
Central Pennsylvania
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Four generations of my family stayed at the cabin recently and everything was perfect. From the cabin itself which is beautiful and well-laid out for large groups, to where it is located near the lake and state parks, and all the extras like the ping pong and pool tables. We highly recommend walking the trails around the cabin and also nearby Trough Creek State Park. Tatman Run Recreation Area is really close for the beach and fishing. We found plenty to do regardless of the weather. Everything was exactly as described with no surprises and the owners were quick to answer our only question. The pictures are accurate and beautiful but this place really needs to be experienced in person. We highly recommend to people of all ages.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371021vb
Raystown Lake Allegheny Mountains
Berlin, PA
5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
The positive reviews below incorporate my feelings. The pictures are accurate, but there is such a warm feeling about the lodge that they cannot convey. The kitchen is the best equipped that we have ever rented. I brought some kitchen items along and did not need to use one. Am even taking home ideas for remodeling our kitchen : ~ ) Thank you so much for sharing your lodge . We had an absolutely wonderful week. Blessings!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371021vb
Raystown Lake Allegheny Mountains
Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
5

Can't Loose with this choice

Can't Loose with this choice
  • 5 of 5
I'm not surprised to see all the excellent reviews. I agree with many of the comments. One of the things we liked about the cabin was the large, open area that allowed people playing in the game room, cooking in the kitchen, playing board games at the table and\or lounging on the couch to all be able to converse and listen in on the activities. It's wonderful for encouraging interaction.

We had some rainy days be no one in our party was never bored - between the game tables, a puzzle, movies and just chatting we were all entertained! Our only complaint was that we weren't able to enjoy the porch since the weather was a little too cool. Porch swing is great for putting grandbabies to sleep! Thanks Buckwalters.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371021vb
Raystown Lake Allegheny Mountains
Stevens, Pa
5

excellent

  • 5 of 5
This spacious,comfortable lodge in a quiet and beautiful setting exceeded our expectations in every way. We especially liked the layout of the lodge with bedrooms on three levels which provided each of our three families who have small children the private,quiet space for afternoon naps. The kids loved catching crayfish, frogs and minnows in the creek down the hill behind the lodge and enjoying smores around the campfire. It was also wonderful to have so many attractions at Raystown Lake and Trough Creek State Park just minutes away You will not be disappointed if you rent this lodge! The owners were just wonderful in communicating about every detail --- we always heard back from them the same day of our inquiries. All of our family was very grateful for the blessing of enjoying this lovely lodge.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371021vb
Raystown Lake Allegheny Mountains
Burkes Garden, Va
5

One peaceful mountain lodge

  • 5 of 5
I thank the owners for letting us share their beautiful home. Twelve of us sat at the dinner table and reflected on the past week. We swam at Tatman, played cricket at Trough Creek, fished and hiked in most directions. The cooks really liked the extensive pots and pans for meals. All comments were very positive.
Best regards, Mike
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
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Raystown Lake Allegheny Mountains
Ephrata, PA
5

Wonderful Vacation! This year we vacationed as a family instead of just taking a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Kudos to the Buckwalters for their vision for this home. Our family is 19 large now and the lodge was perfect for this large a group. The layout was well thought out and you couldn't ask for improvement on the amenities. My family was skeptical about no cable TV or cell phone service, but at the end of the week everyone is ready to come back next year. The location is ideal since you are only a few minutes from Tatman Run where we picniced and launched our boat. We hiked to the top of the mountain and enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake, had a fire almost every night while the kids young and old made treats, played games and adults stole some time to catch up on reading. I enjoyed my coffee every morning on the deck in the swing while catching glimpses of deer during our stay. My grandkids range from ages 20 to 2 years and there was not one complaint about nothing to do! We walked and talked so the only change I will make next year will be to hide the wifi code for the first few days! This was truly a family vacation. Thanks again for a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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Raystown Lake Lodge Rental Rates

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  • $320/nt to $1,640/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $320 per night with a two night minimum
  • $860 for an extended three night weekend ($100 savings)
  • $1,300 for five nights ($300 savings)
  • $1,640 per weekly rental-Friday to Friday/Sunday to Sunday ($600 savings)
  • Additional fees: $200 refundable security deposit and $80 cleaning fee
  • Not available for youth or college gatherings
  • Linens are not provided
  • 5 Night minimum memorial day through labor day

Amenities

Amenities

Raystown Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , private bathroom in bedroom #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on level with bedrooms #2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , on level with bedrooms #4 & 5
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , plus two 'snuggle doubles' 4 inch. narrower than reg. double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , bunk consists of two twin beds-room sleeps 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , bunk consists of two twin beds-room sleeps 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , bunk consists of two twin beds-room sleeps 4
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • 14 total beds - 6 doubles, 6 twins, 2 'snuggle doubles' (can sleep 1 or 2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Fire ring in woods with 8 adirondak chairs, porch swing, hiking trails, beautiful view of lake from top of mountain from trail, Wide open and spacious great room, TV/movie area with seating for 12

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