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Vacation Home in Wooded Retreat 1/2 Mile from Raystown Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Laurel Woods Retreat is a 30 year old spacious ranch home on a lovely hillside wooded 3 acre lot 1/2 mile from Snyder's Run Boat Launch on Raystown Lake. This vacation home has all of the comforts of home and will provide a family, whether large or small, areas to enjoy privacy or easily accomodate up to 11 in the family room/den area. There is a dining table seating 10-12 for a large family get-together or group meeting. The four bedrooms are located on both the main floor and off the basement recreational area. On the first floor, the master bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second has two twin size beds. Off the recreational room the third bedroom has two double beds and the fourth has a double bed. There is also a twin bed in the corner of the rec room for optional use. There are three bathrooms on the main floor and one full bath off the rec room. A large stone fireplace graces the center of the great room which is adjacent to the den/library room which has a satelite-connected TV with DVD/VCR players. There is a second satelite-connected TV in the rec room.

Keywords: Spacious, Deck, Screened Porch, Boat Parking, Large kitchen, Dining table for 12

More Details

Dianne Ake
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Dianne Ake

This warm and restful vacation home has been in our family for 30 years. We have always enjoyed the recreational opportunities offered at Lake Raystown and the convenient location close to the Huntingdon historical district and Penn State University. Eight years ago we decided to open the home to others interested in visiting the area. It has been our pleasure to receive many expressions of thanks for an enjoyable vacation of relaxation and fun while staying at Laurel Woods Retreat.


Huntingdon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Off master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Bathroom off family room hallway
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom off hall next to Great Room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom in basement off recreation room
  • 2 full bathrooms, 2 half baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom - main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second bedroom - main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bedroom in basement beside bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Large basement bedroom off recreational room
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed at end of recreation room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We have plenty of room for boat parking, with a boat launch only 1 mile away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Vacation Home in Wooded Retreat 1/2 Mile from Raystown Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Holtwood, Pennsylvania

Great Getaway Near the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a long weekend at Raystown Lake and our first stay at Laurel Woods, and it was amazing! There were 3 families and we had a ton of room. The house was very clean, and it had everything needed for us to prepare meals with. We loved how close we were to Snyder Run Boat Launch, which was very convenient for us kayakers. The grocery store was right down the road. This was such a great getaway location for a relaxing weekend on the lake! We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long weekend at Raystown

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families together for a long weekend getaway at Raystown (10 people/kids total). The house certainly fit our families well, but 2 adults did have to sleep in a double bed in one of the rooms. 2 twins could push together to make a 'king'. But the house was quite spacious - good areas for sitting, chatting, playing games, hanging out on the back deck, etc. The grill on the deck was really nice. We had 2 boats and 4 cars/trucks total with us and there was decent space for all with a bit of maneuvering. Backing boats up the last stretch of driveway was a little bit tricky, but there is a turnaround loop at the end of the driveway which really helped a lot. The kids loved the small size air hockey table and pool table in the rec room downstairs. This place was really close to the Snyder's Run boat launch which was great for the weekend - it allowed for quick back and forth to the lake whenever we wanted. Less than 3 minute drive to the water. Also it is close to Huntingdon with stores, restaurants, etc. We would be looking to stay here again for future vacation time.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, Delaware

PSU Football lodging

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Laurel Woods. The house is always clean and it has plenty of space for our group. Dianne is very organized and is always ready to help with any questions. We use this house as a place to stay for Penn State football games as it is about 50 minutes from State College. We will be staying again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA

Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I (and our families) stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. The house was in a fantastic quiet location and easy to find. It had more than enough room for everyone and was exceptionally clean. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Just like home!!

  • 5 of 5

Had all amenities that your home would close to lake for people who bring smaller boats!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smoke Run PA

Beautiful location in woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. There is a ton of space.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Huntingdon House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed by signed contract

50% of total fee is required with signed contract to hold the reservation. The balance of the fee is required 2 weeks prior to date of reservation. Fee may be paid by check or credit card. (There is a 2% additional fee for use of credit card.)

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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Altoona Blair County (AOO)
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Huntingdon, PA
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 22
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Seven Points
Car: necessary


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