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Christina Bucciero

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Christina Bucciero

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Donegal Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-23)

Welcome to our family home nestled on Old Franklin Hilltop in the middle of the scenic Laurel Highlands. Located just a mile from the PA turnpike, our tuscan villa is the perfect place to have your corporate event, meeting, rehearsal dinner, family reunion, weekend getaway or vacation. Enjoy the stunning views from the pool deck and elevated out-door jacuzzi. Star gaze spring, summer, fall and winter from our flag stone patio deck and relax in the hot tub after full days of family fun.

We are convenient to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport and all the attractions afforded by the Laurel Mountains such as Seven Springs and Hidden Valley resorts. (About 20 minutes away.)

We take pride in our luxurious home and hope our guests can leave refreshed and renewed just as we do. The home is decorated as a tuscan villa and hunting lodge and features over 30 mounted animals, plaster artwork, rustic furniture, large couches and comfortable sitting areas. Our kitchen comes stocked with large serving bowls and all kitchen appliances to serve family style. Extra tables and chairs can be provided should your group need additional seating.

Guests at our home can enjoy our pool and adjacent jacuzzi/hot-tub, our bocce ball court and our large patio and deck, complete with outdoor furniture. Our home also features wi-fi, a home theater room, out-door pizza oven, fully equipped kitchen and work out equipment on the lower level. Bed linens, towels and soap are included at no additional charge.

The first floor is handicap accessible with some limitations.

For guests who would like to see the sights, play golf or enjoy out door sport, many options are within a just few minute's drive.

Whether you take advantage of all the outdoor activities nearby or prefer to snuggle up next to our fireplace, you will experience a comfortable stay in a secluded mountain environment with all the luxurious conveniences to make your getaway over the top. We look forward to your stay at Laurel Ridge Lodge!

Keywords: Estate, Manor, Home, Luxury, Mansion, Mountain Getaway, Corporate Retreat

Our Physical Address and For All Emergencies Use:

185 Sibal Lane

Donegal, PA 15628

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Christina Bucciero (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Christina Bucciero

Our family loves to hunt, shoot, swim, ski, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. We also gather with our family here at Laurel Ridge Lodge for ski trips and reunions and business getaways. We're local to the area and want to share our home with you.

Christina Bucciero purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Christina Bucciero chose Donegal

We purchased this home because of it's beautiful location in the Laurel Highlands. We enjoy staying here on family outings/reunions and hope you will too!

What makes this lodge unique

We enjoy hunting, hiking and shooting in the Donegal/Laurel Highlands area and this is quite close to those activities. The house is large enough to accommodate our extended families, so we spend a lot of time just visiting with each other at the house or hanging out at the pool/hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a very enjoyable week despite some very unusual weather. This house was a great accommodation for all 12 of us. Lots of space for living, eating and playing. We explored the Laurel Highlands each day and returned here to unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility each night.

Thank you for providing us with a beautiful place where we could enjoy our time together.
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Fun House

  • 5 of 5

A good time was had by all. The house is so unique. The rustic feel put everyone in a relaxed mood and the 'stuffed animals" were quite a conversation starter. The view is spectacular. Very well supplied with all the essentials needed in the kitchen and bathrooms. I would recommended this house for a large group.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kettering, Ohio

Dozens of VRBO stays and this one tops the list

  • 5 of 5

The only negative I can say about Laurel Ridge Lodge is that pictures dont do this place justice. The house was in immaculate condition, the views spectacular, and was just what us group of 18 20-30 somethings needed. The only time we left the house was to get more beer! We enjoyed the outdoor area the most, with the pool reaching 9-10 ft deep and heated we could utilize it all day and night. The hot tubs were great and used regularly as well and Bocce ball might be our new favorite game! All the rooms were in great order and from what everyone said, all comfy. We never turned the TV on so I cant tell you how those work out, but if you do when you stay at a place like this you've got issues. I really could go on and on about this place but I'm sure you get the point. Thanks for sharing your vacation home with us, we'll be sure to be back in future years and my neighbor should be calling you soon, he's jealous and wants to book it

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful view, great accommodations, plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dayton, Ohio

Leafers that travel

  • 5 of 5

We really liked the great room and the wall of windows overlooking the valley and watched the sunset each night. We cooked out on the grill and the overall cooking amenities were great. Wifi is a great help and was easy to use. The car port was a put to great use as it was raining 2 out of the 4 days when we were leaving. We had plenty of room for our 12 people to spread out and be as loud as they liked without unduly interfering with the others. Overall this was a wonderful experience. The master bedroom and the windows and decks were awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Staten Island, NY

I don't understand

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home! Our 7 grandchildren had plenty to do. The house was very clean and well equipped. Beautiful pool,bocci court, grills and lots of room! Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Diego, California

Fantastic Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented vacation homes all over the US, the Caribbean, and in Italy --- and Laurel Ridge Lodge was one of the very best!!! There were four generations of us here, 15 in all, and the house was so spacious and comfortable that everyone found a favorite spot to read, play games, sunbathe, cook, or just enjoy each others company.

The location was easy to get to (however the long, winding driveway was a bit of a challenge for the 32' motor home); there was convenient shopping; it was central to a lot of outdoor activities, and yet we felt like we were in our own world when we watched the fog roll through the valley in the early morning, or the amazing sunset from the top of our hill after the late afternoon thunderstorm.

If you are a member of PETA you might not appreciate all the displays of taxidermy throughout the house, but our greatgrandson loved counting all the animals. He also loved watching his favorite DVDs on the huge movie screen! And every one of us enjoyed the amazing pool with the waterfall and fountains.

This home was very clean and well equipped; all the rooms were very well furnished; the master suite was incredible, and the Great Room was perfectly set up for the gathering of our whole clan. In addition, the owner/manager, Anna Bucciero, was very helpful both before we arrived as well as when we had questions during our stay.

We totally LOVED our stay at Laurel Ridge Lodge and recommend it most highly. I hope we will have the opportunity to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Out of the Fire Cafe
"Excellent food! A must-visit for us when we're in town. We highly recommend it!"
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"Old fashioned fun! If you have kids coming to the Lodge, set a day aside in your itinerary t..."
Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Joe's Bar in Downtown Ligonier
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Seven Springs, Donegal Highlands, Hidden Valley
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
PA Turnpike 76 - Donegal Exit
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Out of the Fire Cafe
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Seven Springs Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Close to family rafting, Whitewater Rafting, Class V rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Rail Trail Biking on the Great Allegheny Passage, Hiking, Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water Home, Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob Homes, Laurel Caverns, Fort Necessity, Donegal Lake, Nemocolin, Hidden Valley, Skiing, Tubing, local festivals and minutes from Ligonier's shops and small town attractions.


Rates & Availability

From $1,250 Per night

Donegal Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime Summer Season
May 15 2015 - Sep 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
4th Of July
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off Fall Season
Sep 20 2015 - Nov 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Prime Winter Season 1
Nov 16 2015 - Dec 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Notes Always email or call for correct pricing, VRBO estimate is not always correct. Additional fee for Events held at the Lodge.Groups over 30 people will incur a $500.00 fee for wear & tear on the Property. Additional fee for stays that are less than the minimum stay required.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Donegal Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Located in the Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between bedrooms 4 & 5
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Between Bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across the hall from Bedroom 7 on the Lower Level.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , On the main level in the main hall.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with walk-in closets, full bath (jacuzzi tub)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Attached to a shared full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two bunks with doubles/twins. Attached to shared bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Attached to shared full bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Attached to shared full bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , First bedroom off main hallway.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , Twin beds on Lower Level. Full bath across the hall.
    Convertible bed(s) - 4 twin/ single , Cots with pillows and blankets
  • King size beds (1) (1) in the Master Suite on the Second Floor. En-suite bathroom and jacuzzi tub. Walk-in closets., Queen size Beds (2) (2) total. One in bedroom #5 and one in bedroom #6. Both on Main Level/First Floor. Shares a full bath/shower between., Double Beds (2) (2) total. One in bedroom #4 on Main Level/First Floor and one in bedroom #2 on Family Room Level., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out couch on Main Level/First Floor. Futon on Second Floor., Bunk Beds (4) Two sets of twin bunks in bedroom #7 on Lower Level. Has access to a full bath on Lower Level. Two sets on Family Room Level in bedroom #3. Twins on the top and doubles on the bottom. Has access to full bath off of the Family Room Level. 4 cots available usually used in the movie room or in the rec room downstairs.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pizza oven, large patio, decks, bocce-ball court, putt-putt lawn, ping pong table, pool, jacuzzi, hot tub

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