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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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