|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov to Nov
Nov 10 2014 - Nov 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$15 + Tax|
$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
* 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.