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Forested Country Cabin Along Scenic River Near Covered Bridge

Karen Howard

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Karen Howard

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015
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Forested Country Cabin Along Scenic River Near Covered Bridge

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Clearfield Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Bedroom 1, Bathroom 1, Sleeps 6

OLDE OWL'S NEST

The cabin is nestled in a small peaceful community of vacation cabins located in a mature growth forest along the scenic West Branch of the Susquehanna river. You must cross a circa 1873 covered bridge to get to the cabin. The cabin is just 20-30 feet from the river which affords many recreational activities such as tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or just sitting in a folding chair in the river enjoying the babbling water. There is a screened in porch riverside with a covered deck porch cabin side. Gas grill, fire pit, picnic table,lawn chairs are all available for your use. The cabin inside includes four rooms (about 1000 sq ft), namely a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, large front room with satellite TV,DVD, WiFi, home phone (814-277-6149)and fireplace, and large bedroom which sleeps up to 6 comfortably. The cabin is accented with rustic barn wood, has hardwood floors, and has been modernized for your enjoyment. Although the cabin has a modern feel you will be away from the rat race as cell phone coverage is limited.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Karen Howard (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

About Karen Howard

We are a couple nearing retirement who enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Although many people feel that country life can be boring we truly enjoy it and know there are many from the city that want to escape to a simpler life even if just for a short time.

Karen Howard purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Karen Howard chose Clearfield

We have enjoyed living in the region of central Pennsylvania known as the PA Wilds for most of our lives and would like to share the beauty and serenity of the area with others. There is just nothing like a peaceful rustic cabin nestled in the forest next to a scenic river to give a person the sense that life can be enjoyed apart from the rat race.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is right next to a scenic river, it is in a mature hardwoods forest, area is very quiet and peaceful whether you sit by the flowing river or warming campfire, circa 1873 McGees Mills Covered Bridge must be crossed to get to cabin, screened in porch riverside is delightful,

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Forested Country Cabin Along Scenic River Near Covered Bridge
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
5

secret in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Coming from our everyday new jersey city lifestyle this gettaway was exactly what we needed. The cabin is absolutely adorable, super clean and smelled so pretty soon as we walked in. Decor was beautiful and gave us that country gettaway feel that we needed. we loved the little things as well , especially cute tissue dispenser in the bathroom. Be sure to bring plenty groceries and anything else you could think that you'll be needing, the nearest store is not around the corner.Lucky for us any small grocery item we forgot ( seasoning, oil etc. ) they had in the fully stocked kitchen.pheww thankyou for that! In all truth driving through the covered bridge and dirt gravel roads , my fiance and I were not knowing what to expect , and a little nervous (such city people We are) haha but seeing the river and all its beautiful relaxing scenery we were just fine. Wine and a fire, relaxing sound of river, good company , beautiful weather, couldnt ask for much more..Definitely will recommend jim and Karens place to friends and family . Thank you for a fantastic mini gettaway! - Kim and Ivan, NJ

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were certainly glad to see you enjoyed your stay at The Olde Owl's Nest. As we have pointed out in our responses to other guests who have reviewed, this experience is for those who need a relaxing getaway from the hectic pace of modern life especially found in the city. We know everyone these days need access to the amenities of modern life, such as wifi, phone, cable TV, etc. and that is why we provide such things at this remote location. But the magic of this property, as you pointed out, is the serenity afforded by the mature forest next to the babbling river. We thank you for your review and your recommendation to your friends and family. Hope you can return someday!
Lucinda, Pennsylvania
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was just what we were looking for. Was so clean and comfortable. We needed nothing during our stay at the cabin as it was equipped with about anything you'd need. So tastefully decorated too. Grilled steaks one evening on grill and had great dinner at nearby restaurant called ChestQuehanna our last evening there. Two quiet, relaxing afternoons fishing at Curwensville Lake. Area is absolutely beautiful in October for sightseeing as driving nearby scenic roadways. Hope to get back next year. The cabin was delightful!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review! We always enjoy hearing from folks who have enjoyed their stay. After you left we were at the cabin and the fall foliage was just beautiful. Every once in a while we stop from working and sit by the river and enjoy the relaxing sound of the babbling water. Look forward to your return next year.
Reading, PA
5

girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect get away place for some peace, quiet and beauty. The home was immaculate. It was probably the cleanest rental home I have ever been in. It has been completely updated and has everything you could want. The owners were wonderful and went out of their way to accommodate our requests. We didn't want to leave. The setting is just gorgeous and listening to the river is so relaxing. If I had more vacation time I'd go back tomorrow!

Went to visit Curwensville Lake area and that was beautiful too with opportunities to boat or swim or picnic. Everyone was so friendly, even got invited to stay for a church picnic!

If you are looking for the big city or fancy restaurants or the hustle and bustle then this is not the place for you. This is simplicity and natural beauty at it's best.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! You have really hit on the appeal of the cabin, namely the peacefulness, quiet, and natural beauty of the area. Glad you found the accommodations to be immaculate as we do work hard to keep the property maintained and clean. You are correct when you say this is not the place if you are looking for big city excitement, but the natural beauty and simplicity of the area are sure to recharge your battery so you can return to the hectic pace of American life these days. Again thanks for your review.
5

A Mini-Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a Monday for a mini-getaway while the kids were at summer camp. We wanted to be close by, but also have our own little spot removed. Stopped at Denny's Beer Barrel and Pub on the way in and had some burgers..very good! The covered bridge was so quaint a welcome and the tiny little drive to the group of cabins was so sweet! Felt like our own little cottage in the wood. I understand what you mean when you said before that you would have to appreciate the setting. I understand that you're going to have well water if you want a place not smack in the middle of civilization, and some well water has a sulfur smell..goes with the territory..you don't smell like that when you get out. If I wanted a Comfort Inn that's what I would have chosen. The cabin was more than adequate. There was Yahtzee and cards. We sat in the screen room and listened to the river. Had fires and watched movies. Made breakfast one morning. Very nice. I especially LOVED your tissue dispenser which I giggled at every time I was in the restroom. I took a picture for my friends at home. The couch is cozy and you don't want to get up once you're down! We stopped in Punxsy and visited Clarion. We enjoyed our little time away. The only things I could say were low points were the proximity to the road..the trucks would bring us back to reality when they went by, but otherwise the river babbled, birds chirped, fire crackled. And the bed was a little squeaky and rough. The lower mattress on the bunk bed was more comfy, I found. When we arrived there was a nest across from the doorway with baby birds and their momma never tired of feeding them. The second day she gave them a lesson in flapping their wings and one fly out and returned! The morning we were leaving they had flown the nest. Very neat to watch that take place. Got pictures of them of course. This cabin is a drive into the country and you may not want to leave when you get there, just settle in and get comfy..you'll enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at the Olde Owl's Nest cabin. Most everyone who has stayed there remarks about the peacefulness of the country setting. Being right next to the river with babbling sound can really calm one's nerves which are often frayed by civilization's hectic pace. US Route 219 is across the river at the top of the hill and there is truck traffic as you say but those trucks pass by quickly and the serenity returns instantly. We of course installed an expensive Culligan water treatment system to reduce the sulfur smell from the well water. The system includes a reverse osmosis filter that Culligan assures us gives us drinking water that is as clean as city water from the small spigot to the left of the kitchen faucet. Well by now you have probably returned to your normal routine, glad you were able to escape for a few days from that normal routine at the cabin. Again thanks for your review.
Denville, NJ
5

Rustic Masterpiece

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was one of the nicest stays we have ever had and just what we were looking for. The beauty and seclusion of the area and the tastefully finished cabin proved to be the makings for an enchanting long weekend. Our only complaint - we couldn't stay longer! Thank you for sharing this lovely spot.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really appreciate that you understand the essence of the cabin. It is there for guests to enjoy the simple things of life and the beauty and serenity of nature. There is just something about the place that even makes the owners feel at peace. Glad you were able to experience just what you needed. Thanks for the kind review. Hope you get a chance to return.
4

It has the WOW factor

  • 4 of 5

My mother and her sisters and a cousin and myself rented the cabin for a girls weekend and the pictures didn't do it justice. As everyone started arriving they were blown away by how nice the property is and just like the pictures. We played board games and visited around the fire just got away from the world.

There is already talk of coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the beauty of the cabin and its surroundings. We hope you can make this an annual event with the "girls"!

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Punxsutawney Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Starlite Mahaffey
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Chetremon Cherry Tree
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Altoona
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Route 219
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chesquehanna
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Blue Knob
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Curwensville Lake
Car: necessary

Punxsutawney Phil, Amish farmland nearby, McGees Mills Covered Bridge circa 1873, local wineries, elk viewing, Johnstown Flood museum, Altoona railroad museum and Horseshoe Curve,river activities such as canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or just relaxing, scenic drives, autumn foliage, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing, local golfing.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Clearfield Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nov to Nov
Nov 10 2014 - Nov 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$825
$2,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes $135/nt - $150/nt
* Rates for 2 guests:
** Additional guests- Add $10/night per adult; $5/night per child (age 5-17)
***Pets are considered on a case to case basis/$10 per pet per night
$825 weekly- Add'l guests; $70.00/week for adul

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Clearfield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • BathTowels and toilet paper are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Large bedroom sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
Notes:
What to bring: Bath Towels Paper towels Toilet paper Spices Food Kayak Canoe Water shoes Fishing poles Wood for fire ring or ask we can provide for a fee

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