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Camp Critter: Situated In The Heart Of The Free Roaming Elk Range In PA Wilds

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath cabin that includes a spacious living and modern kitchen areas

2018 Winter Rates begin January 3 through April 20

Camp Critter sits on 2 acres of wilderness, beautiful mountain views and fantastic fishing on site.

Cabin is equipped with "state-of-the-Art" water treatment and filtration system by Culligan so we can ensure that you are receiving best water quality for you, your family and your friends; water quality is very important to us.

Future, upcoming events in the area:

-Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers' Rendezvous (March 11-18)

-PA 100 Mile Yard Sale (July 22- 23)

-Elk Expo (Aug 19-20)

Camp Critter offers 4 queen-sized bunk beds and 2 full-sized beds, 1 full bath and a fully equipped, large kitchen that includes a built-in microwave and dishwasher. Enjoy watching your favorite shows in front of the large fireplace on high-definition, satellite TV.

Camp Critter is located in a beautiful, wooded setting of Elk County right along Hicks Run that offers fantastic Trout fishing and family fun for all.

Camp Critter provides plenty of space for your outdoor activities or to just sit by a fire and watch the wildlife that often stop by to visit, including elk and deer.

Keyword: cabin, camp, lodge, hotel, motel, places to stay, house, apartment, B&B, Bed and Breakfast, vacation rental, rental, Elk County Lodging, PA Wilds, Pennsylvania Wilds

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Alan

GySgt (retired 1983-2003) United States Marine Corps. Born, raised and currently reside in Western Pennsylvania

Alan purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Alan chose Pennsylvania

2 acres of spacious, flat land surrounded by beautiful beech, pine and walnut trees that provides ample shading on those hot, summer days; not to mention a fantastic fishing stream runs through the back of the property. The wildlife is amazing to see which includes Elk, deer, bear, turkey and much more. The cabin is close to all local attractions such as the Elk Visitor Center and local restaurants which include the Benezette Hotel; Old Bull Café; Benezette Store/Restaurant; Benezette Wines and much more.

What makes this cabin unique

Wildlife viewing right on the property such as Elk; Deer; Turkey and a wide variety of bird species. Step out of the back door onto a very large/spacious deck which is fantastic for entertainment and a spectacular view of the Pennsylvania Wilds and the sound of Hicks Run, which is a very short distance away, for some fantastic Trout fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at this cozy cottage. The fireplace was what brought us there, but there was so much more. The elk were plentiful and to watch the deer walk through the yard by the light of the full moon was an additional blessing. Meeting Allan and his wife was also a privilege.
Feb 2013
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Driftwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom that includes tub/shower combo; vanity and toilet. Guest shall provide all bath towels/wash cloths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed , Queen Sized Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Queen Sized Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • 4-Queen size bunk beds; 2 Full size beds. No linens/blankets; bathroom towels; wash clothes provided...must bring your own
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Cabin is equipped with "state-of-the-Art" water treatment and filtration system by Culligan so we can ensure that you are receiving best water quality for you, your family and your friends; water quality is very important to us. - Firearms usage NOT permitted on property - Cabin has USB outlets installed so guest can charge cell phones, ipads etc...


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Camp Critter: Situated In The Heart Of The Free Roaming Elk Range In PA Wilds
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  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed it saw deer and elk in the lawn a bit dusty but fine for a cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The fire pit and CREEK were VERY relaxing! Cabin was beautiful! I could live there! Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Camp Critter was beyond amazing. We enjoyed every aspect! The creek and fire pit were a perfect hang out. We spent the warm days playing in the creek and the cool evenings by the fire. The cabin was comfortable and nicely renovated. The front porch was nice to sit and read during the afternoons. Thank you so much for letting us rent your cabin! We plan on coming back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Wonderful area, nice cabin and beautiful wildlife.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was nice, area was amazing with so much to see. Creek outback was nice with wonderful mountain views. Elk came into the yard almost every evening. Night sky was awesome. Saw 50-60 elk , 50-60 deer and a huge black bear all within a few miles of the cabin. Kids had fun exploring and loved driving all the mountain roads.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Space for a Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Camp Critter. The cabin comfortably fit 8 adults for a "boys weekend" reunion over July 4th.

There is tons of hard space for yard games of all kinds, and big tables on the back porch which were perfect for serving dinner after using the barbeque!

Fire pit is a ways behind the cabin, but has lots of seating, and another picnic table back there for anything you want to bring out to the fire. The Creek is back here as well, and very refreshing on a hot day.

It rained a couple nights for us, so the covered front porch came in very handy as a place to hang out and still be outside. We even saw a group of 6 Elk wander into the yard, and got to watch one about 40 feet from the front porch.

We had struggled to find information on hiking trails prior to our trip, but there were some maps and info pamphlets in the cabin which was helpful.

Definitely plan to bring your own water, especially in hot summer months. We got more or less used to the smell after a few days (not overpowering, but noticeable when running water), but I wouldn't want to have to drink it personally.

All in all we had a great time, thanks Alan and Yvonne!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Very clean, updated, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very clean, no extremely close neighbors. We used the fire pit every night! Perfect location in between attractions! Elk were in the back yard the first night we were there! Kitchen is packed with utensils, pots and pans, etc if you do not have the space to pack these items this cabin is a must!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Country Visitor Center
Benezette Hotel Restaurant
Benezett Store and Restaurant
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Miles
Benezette Hotel & Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
PA RT 555 East/West
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Benezette Store & Restaurant
Car: necessary

Elk viewing areas throughout Benezette and close to cabin. Elk bugle season begins in September and continues well into the month of October; truly fascinating to view and hear them 'bugling' in the wild and within close range...a must see event!! Visitors from all over come to witness this amazing show.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

- Refundable Cleaning Deposit will be refunded 7-10 days after checking out provided that the cabin and grounds has been cleaned prior to you and your guest departure. Upon inspection by the owner; failure to clean the cabin and grounds shall result in your Refundable Cleaning Deposit NOT being refunded

-Check-In time is 4:00 PM

-Check-Out time is 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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