About the property
- Lodge4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
The Lodge = 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
The Lodge is rented out as a whole, but you will see below that we have broken down the levels of the building so you can better visualize the accommodations.
Main Level: 3 bedrooms, pullout couch, 3 bathrooms, deluxe kitchen, large living room, 2 outside decks
Bottom Level: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, large living room, covered outside seating
Located just 3 miles from the center of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, The Lodge At Sundance Ridge is minutes away from the beautiful town and all the outdoor activities one could ask for, yet remote enough on its magnificent 8+ acres to recreate in total seclusion and relaxation.
A vision of its owner, Dr. Richard Strauch, The Lodge was conceptualized and designed to reflect his love of the architecture and personality found in the mountains of Colorado and Montana. Dr. Strauch sat for endless hours with his auto cad software to design a structure that was open, with high vaulted ceilings, massive stone fireplaces and spacious rooms using reclaimed materials reflecting his passion for reclaiming the past and renewable resources. The main timber frame with its hand-hewn beams and sophisticated rustic appointments was originally an 1850’s barn scheduled for demolition in Liberty, PA. It was carefully dismantled and reconstructed, along with additional timbers from other barns in 2011, to serve as the structural support for the lodge. Huge stones were trucked in from over an hour away and carefully placed by a crane to serve as the hearth for the massive wood-burning fireplace. While insurance requirements prohibit guest use, it is truly a work of art to behold. Radiant heat provides even warmth during the winter months regardless of the temperatures outdoors. Generous windows offer long views down the valley, as well as an opportunity to watch the abundant wildlife in its native habitat that frequents Sundance Ridge.
We want you to feel this is your “home away from home” and have gone to great lengths to provide you with most all the creature comforts you are accustomed to:
Tile and hardwood floors throughout
Master bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite full bath with claw-foot tub
Large tile foyer with large closet and storage space
Second floor loft features two bedrooms with shared full bath
Full kitchen with all dishware and cookware, most necessary small appliances, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and convection oven/microwave
Butler's panty with wine cellar, glassware and secondary food prep area with sink
Linens and towels provided
DirecTV with 200+ channels, movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, DVD player
Large south-facing deck with partial cover and gas grille
Great room with floor to ceiling wood-burning fireplace
Outdoor covered porch with wood-burning fireplace
Mud-room with washer/dryer
Excellent cell signal service
Master bedroom with en suite full bath
Second bedroom with same floor full bath (shower stall)
Full kitchen with all dishware and cookware, most necessary small appliances, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave
Linens and towels provided
DirecTV with 200+ channels, movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket
Excellent cell signal service
Large living room with television
Outdoor covered sitting area
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
What makes this Lodge unique
Main Level Tile and hardwood floors throughout Master bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite full bath with claw-foot tub Large tile foyer with large closet and storage space Second floor loft features two bedrooms with shared full bath Pullout couch in living room Full kitchen with all dishware and cookware, most necessary small appliances, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and convection oven/microwave Butler's panty with wine cellar, glassware and secondary food prep area with sink Linens and towels provided DirecTV with 200+ channels, movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, DVD player Free Wi-Fi Powder room Large south-facing deck with partial cover and gas grille Great room with floor to ceiling wood-burning fireplace Outdoor covered porch with wood-burning fireplace Mud-room with washer/dryer Excellent cell signal service Lower Level Master bedroom with en suite full bath Second bedroom with same floor full bath (shower stall) Full kitchen with all dishware and cookware, most necessary small appliances, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave Linens and towels provided DirecTV with 200+ channels, movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket Free Wi-Fi Excellent cell signal service Large living room with television Outdoor covered sitting area Washer/dryer
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great home. Fantastic views. Great place to entertain the whole family.
Three families gathered for Easter. It was perfect. Plenty of room for everyone. Enjoyed shopping in Wellsboro and hiking the Pine Creek Trail. Can't wait to do it again.
Excellent place to stay
This is a great place to stay. The Lodge is beautiful inside and extremely comfortable. Our group of 13 adults had a great relaxing weekend here.
Fantastic Spot for a Great Group of Friends or Family
While I never knew there was a Pennsylvania Grand Canyon I know now and I know there is great, spacious home from which to enjoy the adventure. And golf only 5 minutes away for the "emergency 9" if you so desire. If you are looking for a big, stocked kitchen in an amazing open space with an outdoor fireplace that happens to have 7 bedrooms and even another stove for that extra dish, Sundance Ridge is the place. Our group of 10 adults thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and the great setting and appreciated its availability. Thanks.
worth to comes again
house is nice and clean, we have a lot of good time.
Absolutely beautiful home and amazing land all around the property with beautiful views! Property owner was great and very accommodating, responded within a short time after being contacted and had a lot of things already in the home for us to use! We were extremely happy with the owner and home and look forward to going back! Thank you so much for everything!
Great place, fantastic location
The house is great and while it is in a wooded area that feels remote, it has a great proximity to town, to hiking trails and to the PA Grand Canyon.
Things To Do
Especially for the outdoor enthusiast, there is literally an unending array of activities to suit almost everyone. The Lodge is ideally located as the perfect “base camp” from which to embark on endless adventures.
Biking: You can hop on your bike and virtually ride forever over scenic mountain country roads, past farms and camps, streams and beautiful vistas right from The Lodge. For the mountain biker seeking more challenge there are single track trails surely to give even the most experienced rider a “white knuckle” workout. Road bikers have no shortage of macadam roads that wend their way through the back country where a motor vehicle is rarely encountered.
Rails to Trails: Rated by USA Today as one of the top ten bike paths in the world a few years ago, a short 8 minute drive to the trailhead will allow you to ride through the Pine Creek Gorge, known as The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. At approximately 60 miles, there is hardly a shortage of scenery to be encountered, with bald eagles soaring above on the canyon’s thermals, while deer, turkey and the occasional bear all share the outdoors in harmony. Should you prefer to hike the trail there is enough room for everyone. The trail is also very popular for cross country skiing.
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon: A very popular destination for travelers, there is an East and West rim. Leonard Harrison State Park is on the east side, closest to the lodge. At approximately 6 miles, the vista is well worth the time and for those seeking a bit of exercise, a one mile walk down to the canyon floor will thrill the hiker with beautiful natural waterfalls.
Tyoga Country Club: Less than a mile from The Lodge is the 4- star rated golf course. While it is a member’s facility, it is also open to the public. Beautifully landscaped and adequately challenging, you can finish your day at the lovely clubhouse where you can sit on the porch overlooking #1 tee and have lunch, dinner or a libation of your choice.
Fishing: There is an abundance of waters to enjoy in Tioga County, from Pine Creek, a famous trout fishery that is also home to bass when the weather warms, to lakes such as Hills Creek State Park, and Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes that lie just a 15 minute drive north. There are also numerous small streams home to native brook trout for the angler who wants to “hike back in” a bit.
River rafting: A very popular activity primarily in the spring when Pine Creek swells due to the melting snow pack, outfitters such as Pine Creek Outfitters will be more than happy to take you on guided floats and offer raft and wet suit rentals. Raft trips begin just about a 10 minute drive from The Lodge.
Finger Lakes Wineries: A short one hour drive north will bring you to the beautiful Central New York Finger Lakes, slender, long and deep. On the edge of the lakes sit numerous wineries that are just wonderful to visit for tours and tastings. There are many cute bistros and restaurants that sit right on the water, where area boaters come and go. For the wine enthusiast it certainly is something worthy of considering.
Skiing: For winter enthusiasts, there are plentiful activities from cross-country, to downhill skiing as well as snow-shoeing. Should there be ample amounts of snow, you are welcome to cross-country ski around our 50 acre property. A 25 minute drive south on route 287 will bring you to Ski-Sawmill, a delightful hill that will give the downhiller a wonderful day on the slopes. A 40 minute drive west on route 6 will bring you to Denton Hill ski area, which boasts the steepest vertical slope (Avalanche) in Pennsylvania. Both areas are very “family friendly” and offer a nice base lodge. Lift lines are never an issue so you can spend most of your time on the hill, not riding the chair.
Wellsboro Shopping: For a small, quaint village, Wellsboro has a surprising array of nice shops, restaurants and places to meet and greet the locals. There are also two very nice markets for food shopping, and an excellent hospital should the need arise. There are very few “chain” eateries, and most of the gastronomic offerings are from “mom and pop” eateries that have been in Wellsboro for decades.
Private plane guests: Should you have your own plane and wish to fly to us, The Lodge is a brief 5 minute drive from the Wellsboro Johnston Airport. We will be pleased to arrange to pick you up from and deliver you back to the airport upon your departure.