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Whitney

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

North West Pennsylvania - LARGE GROUPS; REUNIONS; WEDDINGS; MUSIC EVENTS

22 Reviews
Sleeps45
Bedrooms 18
Bathrooms9
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Pennsylvania Wilds Lodge Rental Photos and Description

16 Bedroom, 9 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 45 - 2 hr driving fr.Pittsburgh Clevelan

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Whitney (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Whitney

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

Why Whitney chose Pennsylvania Wilds

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

North West Pennsylvania - LARGE GROUPS; REUNIONS; WEDDINGS; MUSIC EVENTS
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
pittsburgh, pa
5

Wonderful place for family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stress Relief Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5

Women's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
5

Weekend With Friends

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh area
5

Wonderful family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA
5

A Gem of a Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

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).

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Erie, PA
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Blue Canoe Brewery
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Cross Creek, south of Titusville
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Erie, PA
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Dutch Treat - Amish dishes and theme
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Peak n 'Peek
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Presque Isle on Lake Erie
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Grand Valley Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day to Labor Day
May 27 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day to Labor Day
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

$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.

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Amenities

Pennsylvania Wilds Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
Bedrooms:
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45
  • West 2nd floor A - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath
    West 2ed floor C - 1 queen , Share bathroom with room B
    West 2nd floor B - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with room C
    West 3rd floor D - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with rooms E, F & G
    West 3rd floor E - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with rooms D, F & G
    East 3rd floor R - 1 bunk bed , Shared bath
    East 3rd floor L - 1 queen , Shared bath
    East 3rd floor M - 1 twin/ single , Shared bath; small room
    East 3rd floor N - 1 twin/ single , Shared bath; small room
    East 3rd floor O - 1 queen , Private bath; although can be shared with room O. High Bed
    East 3rd floor P - 1 twin/ single , Shared bathroom; small room
    East 3rd floor Q - 1 twin/ single , Shared bath; small room
    West 3ed floor F - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Share bathroom with rooms D, E & G
    West 3ed floor G - 1 double , Share bathroom with D. E & F
    East 1st floor I - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath
    East 1st floor H - 1 queen , Private bath
    East 2nd floor J - 1 king , Open with limited privacy; large private bath
    East 2nd floor K - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath
  • In addition to bedrooms, there are some futons and sleep sofas.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
Notes:
A large activity barn with toilet facilities is available for games, dancing, dramatic events, weddings. Many games are available such as volleyball , badminton, horseshoes, bocce.

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