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Gorgeous, Private Home on the Yough River with Hot Tub

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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The Yough Treehouse has 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Yough Treehouse (YTH) is located in the town of Confluence, near Lucky Dog Cafe and Riversport--in the heart of the Laurel Highlands Mountains.

YTH sits on 2 acres along the Youghiogheny River. Surrounded by 50 acres of protected woods, at the end of a one lane road but within walking distance to town and 400 yds to the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. We now also own the 50 acres of woods across from the house. It's yours to enjoy!

Our quiet, secluded home is custom built, well equipped and clean. The house is 1500 sq feet with an open floor plan in the kitchen/living area. Also on the ground floor is a full bath. Two steps up there is a spacious master bedroom with a king bed and a second bedroom with twins. Above is large loft with a queen bed and full sleeper sofa-a room with a view. The house has a big front porch and just off the well equipped kitchen is the riverside deck with a propane grill.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the area relaxing on our spacious deck overlooking the river. Listen for geese, ducks and other birds while soaking the secluded hot tub. Fly fish for trout in the well stocked tailwaters of the dam in our back yard. Watch for heron, osprey or if you are lucky the bald eagles.

Make a day swimming and boating at the Yough Lake. Take a break from your ride through from DC to Pittsburgh on the bike trail or spend the day biking shorter routes to nearby Ohiopyle, Connellsville, Rockwood or Meyersdale. Make this the perfect retreat for trips to the 2 Frank Lloyd Wright homes (Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob) nearby. We are centrally located to the ski resorts (Wisp, Seven Springs & Hidden Valley). Enjoy rafting, canoeing and kayaking right out our door-or for more adventure in nearby Ohiopyle or Friendsville, MD.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family planning the ultimate vacation or old friends looking for a quiet retreat our home is the perfect setting.

**Also check out our larger home, Yough Riverhouse (listing 436933)--just down the road**

Contact us today to book your reservation at our unique home. Please visit our website for more photos and details about our home and the surrounding area.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Kara Weld
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Kara Weld

I grew up in Confluence and developed a love of the outdoors, which turned into a career racing kayaking and eventually how I met my husband. We purchased the 'Treehouse' in 1996, started a family and lived until 2010 when we moved to nearby Morgantown, WV. We were heartbroken with the thought of selling our beloved home. One day a good friend, who knew of our dilemma said, 'Why don't you make it a vacation rental and keep it?!'. And instantly our problem of parting with our home was solved and we were on our way to making it an ideal vacation home. Renting our home as been incredibly rewarding, as we love to make people happy and we are proud to share our much loved home and the wonders of the Laurel Highlands with others.

What we miss most about our home are: hosting friends on the deck, making pizzas on the kitchen island, hot tubbing after a long x country ski or bike trip, seeing a pair of bald eagles diving for breakfast out our kitchen window and the convenient access to the outdoors. That is why we are sharing this unique spot with others. We think you'll love it too.

Kara Weld purchased this house in 1996

Why Kara Weld chose Pennsylvania

The Treehouse has an unbeatable location and the perfect layout for a small multi generational family, a single family or a small group of friends. Perched on the Yough River, moments to the GAP bike trail and surrounded by 50 acres of woods, yet within walking distance to town. The Treehouse feels secluded yet nearby. The house is beautiful, well appointed and clean. The large deck, hot tub and newly landscaped riverside fire ring patio are meant for family and friend quality time. Come to the mountains to relax and enjoy.

What makes this house unique

Some of the unique benefits of staying here are: the convenience to town, the quiet, the surrounding woods, strolling down to Lucky Dog Cafe for dinner, soaking in the claw foot master bath tub--or better yet, the hot tub, drinking coffee while reading the paper on the deck, basically no traffic on our one lane road, the eagles, heron and osprey, the fishing and the proximity to the bike trail, oh and the river!


based on 23 traveler reviews

Gorgeous, Private Home on the Yough River with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Lovely home & great location

  • 5 of 5

My lovely bride and I, another couple, and a friend from Pittsburgh spent two nights at this lovely place in late May. The property is just as described. Working with Kara (the owner) was a great experience: very responsive, quick to answer questions, and quick to give us a heads-up about getting gas before we got to town. The home sits above the Yough River, easy to see and hear from the house, deck or hot tub. Easy parking for two vehicles. Inside, the house is very comfortable, with a big closet to the right of the front door and a bathroom to the left. The living room has good lighting and comfy sofa and chairs. The kitchen is well equipped; all appliances were easy to use. The dining "bar" only has four stools but there are folding chairs in the closet. The master bedroom is quite large with a huge closet, full bath with old-fashioned tub and plastic shower curtains. There is a door that opens onto the deck. The kitchen also has a door that opens onto the deck. We cooked-in both nights and enjoyed our meals on the deck (we had perfect weather!). The other downstairs bedroom has twin beds. The loft is huge, with chairs on one end, and windows galore. There is no bathroom up here. Guests using the loft have to use the bathroom on the first floor. The washer and dryer are in the basement and there was plenty of laundry soap. Easy to use Wi-Fi. Three of us used the hot tub each late afternoon = as my wife said each time she climbed in: "Aaahhhhh!" The road is totally quiet since the only two houses are those owned by Kara and her husband, John. We visited the Flight 93 Memorial up in Stoystown/Shanksville = a powerful and moving experience. We also visited Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic home built for the Kaufman family = awesome. And on the day we departed, we did a short hike in Ohiopyle State Park = beautiful. One evening we walked down the hill and across the bridge to the Outflow Ice Cream shop = yummy! Kara will send you a lot of information about the house and you will find a binder with the same and additional info on the living room table. There also are brochures to area attractions on the shelf in the living room. Overall, we had a wonderful time staying here. Our only regret: we couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Home on the River

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to visit the Flight 93 Memorial and looked for somewhere to stay nearby. We are about 6 hours away in NJ and were so happy to find this lovely home surrounded by nature. The location is so perfect, literally a minute from the bike path and on the river. The home is beautiful and inviting inside, all the necessities are there. Large bedroom, great kitchen, we felt right at home immediately. We rode our bikes on the GAP trail, saw some rare birds, delighted in the chipmunks everywhere, my husband got to fly fish in the river and we just enjoyed the coziness of the home and cooking relaxing meals. If you are picky like us for food, make sure to bring what you like with you, the local grocery store is limited. We really enjoyed taking walks after dinner on the quiet road, you really feel secluded on your own private road. Thank you so much for such a great trip!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

College Buddies Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a post-Pittsburgh Marathon Relay rehab/respite, for 4 middle-aged college friends! The hot tub was terrific and turned out to be more of an orthopedic treatment than just a relaxing soak. The sound of the river below and several bald eagle sightings added to the overall experience. There is a welcoming warmth about the place and we instantly felt at home. All of us agreed that we'd come back again, if the opportunity arises. (we'll just leave out the marathon next time...)

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We have stayed at a lot of VRBO's and this one, definitely, ranks among some of the best experiences we have had.

It's super quiet, great for kids and pets, and very conveniently located.

We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chambersburg pa

anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5

since the hubby is not a beach goer and he loves the mountains I picked this place for our weekend getaway and was not disappointed....the only downfall was the weather.. chilly and rainy but we still used the hot tub and fire husband even got to fish and is very excited to come back happy john and kara rent this lovely home for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in a super location! Wonderfully convenient to not only the Allegheny Passage, but also within walking distance to Riversport rentals for kayaks and rafts (Andy is a super guy!) Definitely can't wait to go back as John and Kara are great renters quick to respond to all communications. Thanks for sharing this lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Pittsburgh Intl
Nearest Barpub
Lucky Dog Cafe
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nemacolin Woodlands & Middle Creek
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Interstate 68
Nearest Restaurant
Lucky Dog Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Seven Spring, Hidden Valley, Wisp
Car: recommended

GAP bike trail, Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park, Nemacolin Resort & Spa, Seven Springs, Wisp, Fort Necessity, Flight 93 memorial, Laurel Caverns


Rates & Availability

Confluence House Rental Rates

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Peak Season (May-Oct)
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require a 2 night min stay and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Pets are welcome and it's $25 per night per pet or $100 for a week per pet.

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Confluence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) porta crib available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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