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Alan Stokes

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

43 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Driftwood Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath camp that includes a spacious living and modern kitchen areas.

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

Camp Critter offers 4 queen-sized bunk beds and 2 full-sized bunk 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

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan Stokes (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alan Stokes

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

Alan Stokes purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Alan Stokes 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.

What makes this cabin unique

Wildlife viewing right on the property, including Elk and Deer. Step out of the back door and it's a very, short walk to Hicks Run 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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Reviews

4.6
based on 43 traveler reviews

Camp Critter: Situated In The Heart Of The Free Roaming Elk Range
average rating of 4.627907 based on 45 reviews
4

Great Location and Pet Friendly

  • 4 of 5

I echo the previous comments on the well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms could be better with some simple hooks to hang clothes and additional electrical outlets. We experienced some difficulty with the deadbolt which was reported.

We saw deer and fawns in the yard of the cabin, wild turkeys the morning we were to leave but no elk. We did see some nice Bulls on Gray Hill Road.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved Camp Critter. Very roomy, clean and everything we needed for our short stay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and of course our fur kids just loved staying a Camp Critter. I hope to stay here again with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for the outdoors

  • 4 of 5

Second stay at camp Critter, so that says some thing! Do want to go back. No cell service but that's great. Wifi & landline does work. Sorry nothing to complain about. Only that so busy fishing, checking out wildlife. time went to fast. I'll be back....

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

In the heart of Elk viewing country. Saw several elk and other wildlife within a few minutes of the cabin. Driving back roads in the area we saw considerable additional wildlife (black bear, very young fawns, interesting birds, etc). Fantastic overviews a short distance away. Cabin contained all the "necessary" kitchen amenities (dishwasher, coffee pot, microwave, stove/oven, etc) and was reasonably clean. Additional and higher wattage lighting and side tables would have been very beneficial (minus 1 star). We had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Camp Critter was just as pictured if not better. It was wonderful. Very clean. Elk walked right behind the property. I will definitely be back. Thank you .

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was neat, clean, and furniture comfortable. I enjoyed the peace and quietness of the time I sent there. I was surprised that the TV was clear and stations I watch at home was on it. I was able to use my computer, keeping up to date with my e-mail.

You have a dishwasher in the kitchen and all up to date appliances.

I give you a 5 star rating, it was neat and clean when we arrived and we left it the same way you do need to have more space between the bathroom sink and bath tub it is a very tight squeeze to get to the commode for us chunky women.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Driftwood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Elk Viewing/Bugle Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Big Game Hunting
Nov 25 2016 - Dec 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 New Year Weekend
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Independence Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 100 Mile Yard Sale Season
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Elk Viewing/Bugle Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Elk Hunting Season
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Big Game Hunting Season
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Deposit $50
Damage Protection $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

- Use of firearms on property is prohibited
- Vehicle parking in driveway only; vehicles are not permitted to drive/park on or in any other location on the property without prior consent from the owner.
- All reservations of 7-30 days shall be consecutive in nature and cannot be spaced throughout the calendar year.
- Refundable Cleaning Deposit will be refunded 7-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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Driftwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom that includes tub/shower combo; vanity and toilet. Guest shall provide all bath towels/wash cloths
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2) No linens/blankets or bathroom towels/wash clothes provided...must bring your own
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
- Firearms usage NOT permitted on property - Cabin has an installed water- softening system to enhance water quality for all guest. - Cabin has USB outlets installed so guest can charge cell phones, ipads etc...

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