|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A delightful and authentic visit to the Pennsylvania Wilds! The secluded large rustic lodge consists of two side by side wings (buildings) connected by a deck walkway. Each wing has three levels. There are 28 rooms in all, each having lovely views of the surrounding forest. Multiple living room areas accommodate comfortable reading and relaxation spaces as well as venues for crafts, cards, board games and group exchanges. Libraries invite browsing. Expansive decks at the second level of each wing encourage similar activities outside.
There is a fully-equipped large kitchen with an adjacent large dining area; a kitchenette is also available for additional food preparation. Many cooks can comfortably work together without concern for “spoiling the broth.” (Guests are, of course, responsible for their own food. Recommendations for catering services and local restaurants will be available. (It should be noted, however, that restaurants and grocery stores are at least nine miles away.)
Although the lodge is rustic it is well-appointed with comfort features such as hot water baseboard heat fueled by natural gas from wells on the property. Some floors are oak hardwood; others are carpeted. Creative touches introduced by the owner-builder throughout the buildings surprise and delight guests.
A large barn (unheated) is available for indoor activities such as weddings, active game playing, dancing, dramatic performances, presentations to groups, yoga, tai chi, or whatever activity requires a large open space. The barn, like the lodge, has large decks for enjoying the woodland landscape.
There is a pond on the property and trails for walking through the 150 acres of fields and forests. Guests particularly enjoy the photographic opportunities and nature study. Outdoor activities are available including campfires and games such as croquet and volleyball.
The setting is suitable for gatherings, parties, retreats, reunions, weddings, workshops, receptions, and all kinds of music and social events. There is plenty of parking space for large events.
Keywords: Lodge Retreat
I am the on-site manager. I live at the lodge. It is a wonderful place to wake up every day. All the views are amazing and it is so quite and peaceful. I do a lot of kayaking in the summer, so I am not around the lodge much when I have guests. I enjoy meeting new people each week.
My family owns a few business. We make maple syrup and have a sawmill, which is where I work. I sell our maple syrup at the lodge. It's delicious!
I also enjoy snowmobiling, so I love Northwest Pennsylvania winters. Yes, I am that one person that loves all the snow.
Whitney purchased this lodge in 2014
We are very interested in sustainable forestry and maintaining wooded properties in our area as “working forests”. We have tried to exemplify this type of forest management through very careful and conservative logging practices along with the production of maple syrup on several properties. This resulted in us being named PA Tree Farmer of the Year in 2013. We love the Lodge, and want people to see how beautiful the forest is.
The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed.
We had 35 people ranging from less than a year to 86. Very comfy, big kitchen, lots of places to lounge together or separately inside and out. The kitchen arrangement allowed for cooking while still being with everyone. We had a bonfire every night. Lots of electrical outlets. Nooks for book reading, places to walk. Close to Titusville to pick up groceries. So nice to not have to be split up at hotels and to have time together, in small groups, or privacy. A most lovely reunion. Would definitely do it again. Whitney was very flexible and responsive. We rented a lift chair for one of the elders and had no trouble with delivery and pickup. Plenty of room for eating, storing food, two refrigerators in house with kitchen.
We have been having what we call a Stress Relief Weekend where a group of us go away for a weekend of eating, drinking, socializing, and just nothing for over 20 years. The place we used to go to was sold and I searched and found this lodge last year. It is perfect. It was very peaceful and lots of space for activities. The lodge was very clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything and anything you might need for cooking. Even though we are here in early spring and the weather has not co-operated, we still have a great time. We spread out - some are involved in a card game in the sun room, some are taking a nap, others playing games at the table, a few make a trip to Presque Isle Casino which in only 50 minutes away, and some of us cooking. It is spread out nice that no-one is on top of each other - sometimes you don't see some people for hours. We have definitely made this our annual retreat from now on.
A perfect place for a Women's Retreat. It was very peaceful and lots of space for activities. The lodge was very clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything and anything you might need for cooking. This would be a great place for any type of large gathering. We plan to return!
Our group was here for the 5th time. We absolutely adore this place whether it is a weekend with just adults or children included. We've been here during different seasons. As far as activities there is much to take advantage of such as fishing in the pond, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong or enjoying an outdoor fire. We always enjoy walking the trails on the property with hopes of seeing the bulls (fenced). We did have someone ride their bicycle from Titusville to Oil City and ride the train back. We always have a great time! Always looking forward to the next time.
Woodland Lodge was a wonderful setting for our family weekend. Finding a place large enough to comfortably accommodate 26 people (4 generations ages 2 to 84) was not easy, so we felt especially blessed to find this lovely place. It was all we hoped and more. We were very impressed how clean, organized, and well stocked everything was! Margaret was so helpful and answered our multiple questions during the planning stages and Amy the property manager was incredibly helpful. Our heartfelt thanks to both. Our family had lots of togetherness, but plenty of space.
We stayed here for a family reunion - 15 adults (one of them in her nineties) and four babies under the age of two. We usually spend our reunions camping but with all the babies this year, that was going to be difficult. We were so happy we found this house! It was perfect! It's got a smattering of beds and baths so all the families had their own space. Everything was taken care of - linens, towels, soap, toilet paper, even a large coffee maker! This made for a truly relaxing experience. The property is extremely wooded and private, which helped us "feel" like we were camping but with all the convenience of a house nearby. We loved the quirkiness of the two houses joined by a large deck and all the old books throughout the place. We very much enjoyed the fire pit, volleyball courts, and walking paths. And the barn - wow! What a terrific place for a party, which is exactly what we held, complete with square dancing! Thanks so much to Margaret for being a pleasure to work with - timely, responsive, and professional. The only drawback is that it may be a bit of a drive to area attractions (this wasn't a problem for us since we actually didn't leave the site for our entire two-day stay and we still had plenty to do).
The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed. Among the favorite aspects of a stay are rest and relaxation; campfires, trail walking, bird watching, nature study, ponds, games (indoors and out), large libraries. The diversity of alcoves, living room spaces, and work areas facilitate both quiet contemplation and social interchanges. The location, although remote and secluded, allows forays for various adventures within easy driving distance. Visitors enjoy the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake, Presque Isle at Lake Erie, Drake Well and Oil Museum, Scenic railway, hunting and fishing, biking, local fairs and festivals, Audubon Center, horseback riding, antique shops, auctions, Amish shops.
Other Activities: On site: Horseshoes, volleyball, table tennis, campfires, large libraries
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Memorial Day to Labor Day
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$500 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $30.00 per person per night. Ask about discounts for very large groups.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day; $600 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $40.00 per person per night.
$300 damage deposit will be returned to you after the lodge is looked over for any damage, including, but is not limited to, smoke of any kind.
A $500 or $600 fee, depending on what dates are used, will be charged for barn rental for weddings.
Please pay 30 days prior to you stay. Make checks payable to Firth Maple Products, 22418 Firth Road, Spartansburg, PA 16434.