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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 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
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 20, 2018

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 Driftwood

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:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - Use of firearms prohibited on property. Non-compliance shall result in the removal of all tenants from property and forfeiture of all monies owed.
  • - Swim at your own risk. - Remove ALL footwear prior to entering cabin. - Take ALL bagged trash with you.
  • Do NOT place grease, baby/clorox wipes, feminine products or strong cleaning agents down drains or toilet that will cause septic damage to occur.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
average rating of 4.6231885 based on 71 reviews

Beautiful cabin! Very peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, very comfortable! Kitchen had everything I needed. My only reason I gave 4 stars was because of the water, not sure if water filtration system was working because the water had very bad odor.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just returned from Camp Critter!🐶🐶🐶

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do the cabin justice, it was so nice and cozy. It rained the entire time but we had the fireplace to keep toasty! The kitchen was well equipped. We saw plenty of Elk and even deer in the yard...We definitely will recommend and returnThanks Alan..

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend. The cabin is very nice and in a great location. The only reason I did not rate 5 out of 5 stars, is the fact that there was a bit of a lady bug problem. They were everywhere, but not a big enough problem to ruin our weekend. Overall, we had a great experience at Camp Critter!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forks Church, PA


  • 5 of 5

Had a very enjoyable stay at Camp Critter. Very quiet. Nice fires in the fireplace each evening, plenty of food and good conversation. Brilliant stars in the night sky, good place to reflect on 60 years of life, 42 of those spent with my beautiful wife and the 2 great friends that came along, laughing at each other for "napping" in the afternoon. Was too cold to enjoy the stream or spend long periods outside, but that is January in Pa! Saw a great deal of wildlife, Elk, Deer, even a black squirrel ! Cabin is well furnished with cooking needs, and everything works as it should! We shall return again!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blessed Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We decided to change up our holiday plans and rented Camp Critter with friends and were so glad we did. The cabin is wonderful. Fully stocked kitchen, large bathroom, clean and for the most part very comfortable. The beds were a tad to soft and springy for my back. I prefer a firm mattress. The grounds are perfect for outside entertaining and the stream is a nice relaxing place to unwind. We only saw Elk the first night we arrived. Deer passed through the second night and a resident opossum made a nightly appearance. However, on our drives and hikes we were graced with a flock of turkeys and plenty of Elk and great vista's. We most certainly will be back in the hopefully near future. So much more to explore in that area. Thank you to The Stokes for a lovely home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great to get away!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! Saw elk up and down 555 east of benzette. Kids loved the outdoor firepit; when the rain came we made use of the indoor fireplace! Great amentities and just far enough away from everyone but close enough to benzette and elk forest. Thank You again. We might be back for trout season.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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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

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

- Refundable Cleaning Deposit will be refunded within 7-10 business 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.

- The use of firearms is prohibited on the property.

- Swimming is at your own risk.

-Check-In time is 4:00 PM

-Check-Out time is 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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