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

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

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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

**WINTER RATES**

Book now through March 30th 2017, standard, nightly room rate from $100 on weekdays to $109 on weekend stays! This is a savings of 25% off the standard rate!! Prices do not include applicable state and local hotel taxes or other fees and deposits.

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)

www.visitpa.com/pa-events

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

Owner
Alan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 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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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 8 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:
  • 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
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:
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...

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Camp Critter: Situated In The Heart Of The Free Roaming Elk Range In PA Wilds
average rating of 4.5576925 based on 54 reviews
4

Convenient, quiet and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Camp Critter. Our dog joined us and we had everything we needed for our visit to see family. The bunk beds were fine if you like firm beds. The cabin is still under some final renovations on the second floor bedroom. We'd recommend the cabin for a visit to the area. We wanted to thank the owners for being flexible with our dates, as we had to change a day at the last minute to do a family event change.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Well worth the money. Beautiful area, saw elk a few times.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private property very close to viewing of Elks

  • 4 of 5

The camp was very comfortable with everything you need for your stay. Well equipped kitchen. Large living room with fireplace. Large front porch. The bedrooms were a decent size with queen bunkbeds. Our bunk was very comfortable. Actually slept very well there. The fire pit out back by the creek was so nice to have. Be sure to bring your own firewood. The only complaint we had was the camp was infested with ladybugs.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Seen lots of elk and did lots of hiking. Can't wait to come back :)

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and peaceful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is not fancy but is cozy, comfortable and equipped with everything you need! Bathroom is small but worked for us! Bed was squeaky but comfortable. Lovely front porch with picnic table and plenty of seating. Firepit in back yard with another picnic table next to creek. Located a half mile off 555 in quiet country setting, only 10 minutes from the visitors center in Benezette. Saw deer in the yard every morning and evening but did not see elk in yard as many others did. Great place for a peaceful vacation, especially to view the elk...saw many throughout Benezette. Owners very helpful and respond very quickly to any questions or concerns. We will definitely stay here again! The Kerstetter's

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Camp Critter. It was clean and well furnished. Loved the kitchen, very well stocked! The front porch with picnic table was a nice feature. We had a few meals there. Being able to have our pets there with us was very nice as well. Everything stated on the site was accurate. Would definitely recommend to family & friends. We saw many elk at the viewing center on Winslow Hill, short hike on the trail near there as well. Super views! We also did a quick stop for some wine tasting, and enjoyed some wine back at the camp, too. We are looking forward to another stay at this lovely cabin in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Driftwood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Winter Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$109
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017 Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017 Independence Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017 100 Mile Yard Sale Season
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
2017 Elk Expo
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
2017 Elk Viewing/Bugle Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017 Elk Hunting Season
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017 Black Bear Hunting Season
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
2017 Deer Hunting Season
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Security Deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

- 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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