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Scenic and Secluded at Black Bear Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy nature at it's finest from this beautiful home.

Black Bear Lodge is a 3200 square foot Lindell Cedar home located conveniently just a short distance from Wellsboro, PA home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, and Mansfield, PA, home of Mansfield Univesity of Pennsylvania. It is also within an hour drive from Corning NY and Watkins Glen. Other nearby attractions include the Tioga Central Railroad and Pine Creek.

The lodge has 4 bedrooms: bedroom 1 has a king-sized bed (loft area), bedroom 2 has a queen, bedroom 3 has two full, and bedroom 4 has two twin. All bedding is included. The home features a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, and two separate living areas. We have a tv with the basic Direct TV package and a DVD player. Other amenities include gas grill, outside eating area, and campfire ring. Unplug and get back to nature in this gorgeous home!

Kim Zdanowicz
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Kim Zdanowicz

I grew up in a home just a short distance from this property. My grandfather was one of the carpenters who built this home in the 1980's and I have always loved it. My husband and I are so honored to be the caretakers!

Kim Zdanowicz purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Kim Zdanowicz chose Middlebury Center

To us, this house feels like family. One thing we have loved to see this past year are extended families gathering and reconnecting.


Middlebury Center Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Scenic and Secluded at Black Bear Lodge
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The location is great - secluded but close to the things we wanted to do: hiking in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, exploring the lovely town of Wellsboro, and just enjoying the lovely scenery. The lodge is comfortable - large and roomy with plenty of space to have a lively conversation in the kitchen, dining area, and living room, AND having someone who would prefer to read, or watch something on tv in another living room area. I could definitely see where this is perfect for families as the play area is very nice. Beds were comfortable.... the deck is fantastic. We stepped outside the first night to enjoy the "dark skies" and then the next night to watch the sunset. Also, coffee on the deck in the morning is a must.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed!
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Beautiful space and views

  • 5 of 5

Really loved this place! Has everything you need on site, stayed for three days and didnt need to leave the house! Lots of space and options for indoor and outdoor activities. Would absolutely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place for six gals to get away for a long weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the space to spread out, but also all be together. Kim has thought of everything needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the wildlife, including deer, eagles, and tons of song birds.

We were very close to the bike trail, hiking trails, and the lovely town of Wellsboro.

The Black Bear Lodge would be a great place for a family reunion or simply a small family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed...
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful setting for a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded and spacious home!

  • 4 of 5

This huge house had plenty of room for our large family of 10! Set back off the road, but still close to town life! You have to eat at Tony's Italian restaurant and stop by Peggy's Candies! We also loved the little shack that had delicious icecream and a book store with 2 friendly kitties roaming.

As for the town's people, all were extremely welcoming of our 8 children!

Would come again!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed! Wellsboro is a charming town... We look forward to your next visit!
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Beautiful house. Everything was very nice !!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the family are great. Kim is an amazing host. I will be booking again in the future !

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Elmira, NY
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Toga Central Railroad




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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