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Allegheny Riverfront (Tionesta/Tidioute) - Secluded 3000 Sq Ft House

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
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Half Baths
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Tidioute House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16+

Situated on 2.5 secluded acres on The Allegheny River and surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest, this 3000 square foot house sleeps 16+.

The Wheeler-Farley House is a fully equipped, 3 level home with 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, patios/decks on all levels (5 total including front porch and river deck), includes a fully equipped kitchen with range, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator and has a washer and dryer. Enjoy cookouts on the spacious patio that has an oversize stone grill and can accommodate large groups. Rent for family reunions, hunting, fishing, & golf trips, executive retreats and vacations. The 185 feet of accessible riverfront property is lined with massive, flat boulders, making the river bank a great place to sunbathe, fish or have a picnic. The Wheeler-Farley House has a large, flat front yard that can accommodate croquet, boccie ball, a volleyball or whiffle ball game.

Enjoy the beauty and activities of the Allegheny National Forest, including hiking, cross country skiting, and snowmobiling/ATV'ing on over 300 miles of cleared trails.

History of The Wheeler-Farley House:

Be swept back in time to when ?Timber was King? when you stay at The Wheeler-Farley House?

Purchased in 1929 by our great-grandparents, Joseph Allen and Rachel Wheeler Farley, The Wheeler-Farley House is located on land that was once owned by our great-great grandfather, Nelson Platt Wheeler. His company, Wheeler & Dusenbury, was a major player in the timber industry during the 1800s through the early 1900s. At one time, Wheeler & Dusenbury owned 55,000 acres in this area of Pennsylvania now known as ?The Pennsylvania Wilds?. Just about all of the land was sold or donated and is now incorporated into The Allegheny National Forest. As fate would have it, The Wheeler-Farley House came up for sale in the spring of 2006 after being out of the family since 1978.

We are so excited to have it back and hope that you will enjoy the land our ancestors loved, as we do, when you stay at The Wheeler-Farley House.

While there, look at pictures of days gone by, read about the logging camps of the area and the adventures on The Allegheny River, rafting the logs downstream. Visit an Old Growth Forest at Hearts Content, once a Wheeler & Dusenbury logging camp and now part of The Allegheny National Forest.

Referring to The Wheeler-Farley House, the son of the former owner said, Your ancestors sure knew what they were doing, they picked the prettiest place on The Allegheny River. We whole-heatedly agree with him and now want to share this beautiful land with you.

The Wheeler-Farley House is in The Allegheny National Forest in Forest County, 10 miles north of Tionesta and 4.5 miles south of Tidioute on Route 62.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laurie Palmiero
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2016
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Allegheny Riverfront (Tionesta/Tidioute) - Secluded 3000 Sq Ft House
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

An "Annual Girls Weekend" turned into a "Fabulous Girls Weekend" because the house is so nice! There were 13 of us ranging in age from late 20's to late 60's. The house has everything you could ask for. Full kitchen, clean linens, wifi, cable, plenty of room, great view, the list goes on! Very clean and kept. Could not have been happier with everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite vacation

  • 5 of 5

We found the Wheeler-Farley house after years of trying to find a peaceful, relaxing place on the water, not far from Pittsburgh. Once we found it we realized what a jewel this house is and have booked it every year since (10 years). It's on a special section of the Allegheny River--quiet, with eagles' nests nearby and an island across the way, and water that's ideal for the type of nice-and-easy kayaking we do.

The owners are great, very responsive, and the place is always immaculate when you arrive. We highly recommend this treasure on the river.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful large home with a gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

Laurie and Frank's home is absolutely wonderful! The house is very spacious, clean, and has all the amenities you need. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, but is extremely easy to find if you follow the detailed directions.There are plenty of beds and bathrooms for a large group and the kitchen is fully equipped to make meals every day. The front yard is great for grilling, sitting around a fire, or even stargazing. The backyard runs straight into the river, so you can sit and relax on the rocks or jump in and enjoy water activities. It rained one night we stayed, but the house has 4 porches (some screened in), so it was fun to sit outside and watch the rain. It was the perfect place to get away from the hustle of the city. I highly recommend their home to anyone who is looking for a peaceful, worry free, relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! Everything listed in the description of the house helped me plan an epic birthday weekend for myself and 10 close friends. The large kitchen and eating area were perfect for big meals and entertaining!

A big storm came through while we were there and knocked out the power. Not only were the owners easy to reach, they helped remedy the situation and within minutes the power was back on!

I really liked that they had brochures and flyers of places around the area to eat or kayak. I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing vacation with plenty of outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wheeler Farley house

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time! We are a group of women in our late fifties early sixties. The steps were a bit of a problem for us but we sure got our exercise! The river front was just beautiful! The house was fully equipped and very clean. I would recommend it for families with kids or family reunions the grounds are just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the nice review, Linda! We are glad you had a nice girls trip and enjoyed our property. We are not suited for people with disabilities as the walk down to the river does include many steps! The trek is fine for people without disabilities and worth every step to enjoy beautiful sights, sounds and river activity!
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Property was great, owners not so much

  • 1 of 5

The property & location are great . However there is no central air, there are mobile units throughout the house, when one of these units defaulted and we were forced to sleep on an air mattress in another room the husband assured me this has happened before, apologized many times & stated I would be reimbursed for this, now I am getting emails that they are keeping my deposit due to their faulty unit. Also on a different day breakers were popping so we kept losing power.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that this guest has misrepresented what had happened and what was said. Every room has either window or free standing A/C units. Both issues were resolved within 15 minutes. Issue One: The room A/C was reported on Saturday and the unit was replaced Monday. In order to accommodate the guest we gave them an option (not forced) to use a queen sized air mattress, that we kept locked in our owner’s closet, so they could sleep in a cooled room. What has happened before is we did have another A/C unit break which was replaced promptly. That guest was OK staying in their room until the A/C was fixed. Issue 2: To our knowledge, one breaker tripped once during their stay and we guided the guest to the breaker panel to reset the breaker. The reason for this bad review is that we had to keep their deposit due to damage. It is the first time in our 10 year existence that we kept any part of anybody's deposit.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hunters Station
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Tippy Canoe Inn
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Peak 'n Peak
Car: necessary

Allegheny National Forest, Golf, Casino, River, Lakes, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Canoe, Kayak, Antiques, Horseback Riding, Festivals, Skiing, Snowmobile Trails, Cross Country Skiing Trails, ATV Trails, Rodeos

Other Activities: Kayaking, boating


Rates & Availability

Tidioute House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check In: 4:00 PM; Check Out: 4:00 PM

Reservations must be secured with a $500 non-refundable deposit.;
A $500 security deposit is due 3 weeks prior to your arrival date.;
A 9% Room and Hotel Tax is not included in the rental price & will be added.

Rates Subject to change until reservation is secured with deposit

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Tidioute House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Level - toilet
    Upstairs Master - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
    Lower Level - 3 double , Sleeps 6
  • 5 Bedrooms including a walkout lower level that has a locked door and private full bath with shower stall. 10 total beds in the 5 separate sleeping areas. Plenty of room in lower level, master, great room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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