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Beautiful, spacious home on Yough River and bike trail with hot tub

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Yough Riverhouse: 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Best location in Confluence

The Yough Riverhouse (YRH) sleeps 12, is on the river and GAP bike trail.

Located in the town of Confluence, near Lucky Dog Cafe and Riversport--in the heart of the Laurel Highlands Mountains.

YRH is on the Yough River at the tailwaters of the dam, next to the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail and surrounded by 50 acres of protected woods AND within walking distance to town.

YRH has a large yard, relaxing front porch with adirondack chairs, and hot tub on the deck just off the living room/kitchen. Beyond the deck there is large, shady picnic area with a gas grill, picnic tables and a fire ring in the side yard. And a private, landscaped riverfront for fishing or lounging with a another fire ring and benches. On the other side of the house is a wooden playground for the kids.

The house is 3000 sq feet and features a spacious living room with beautiful stone fireplace, drawing room with hard wood floors, dining room, full kitchen and mud room. There are 3 full bathrooms, one downstairs and 2 up. All 5 bedrooms upstairs have window a/c units. There is: a Master bedroom with king (and a double), 3 rooms with queens and 1 room with twins. There is 1 small additional sleep space with a double futon downstairs for non stair climbing guests.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the area relaxing on front porch overlooking the river. Listen for geese, ducks and other birds. Fly fish for trout in the well stocked tailwaters of the dam in the front yard. Watch for heron, osprey or if you are lucky the bald eagles.

Make a day swimming and boating at the Yough Lake. Take a break from your ride through from DC to Pittsburgh on the bike trail or spend the day biking shorter routes to nearby Ohiopyle, Connellsville, Rockwood or Meyersdale. Make this the perfect retreat for trips to the 2 Frank Lloyd Wright homes (Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob) nearby. We are centrally located to the ski resorts (Wisp in Deep Creek, Seven Springs & Hidden Valley) and 20 min from Nemacolin Resort. Enjoy rafting, canoeing and kayaking right out our door-or for more adventure in nearby Ohiopyle or Friendsville, MD.

The YRH is ideal for a big or multi family vacation, friends getaway or a family reunion.

Contact us today (we also own and manage the Yough Treehouse listing #306834) to reserve our unique home(s). Please visit our website for more photos and details about our home and the surrounding area.

More Details

Kara Weld
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Kara Weld

I was born in Confluence and grew up kayaking the rivers and playing in the mountains. After getting married, my husband and I settled in Confluence and continued to enjoy the outdoors, started a business and raised 2 sons here. In 2010 we moved to nearby Morgantown, WV but didn't want to part with our home, so we started a vacation rental. The best part about owning vacation rental homes is that it allows us to share the wonders of the Laurel Highlands with others.

Kara Weld purchased this house in 2012

Why Kara Weld chose Pennsylvania

The Riverhouse has an unbeatable location and the perfect layout for a multi generational family, multiple families or large groups of friends. Step out the front door to the Yough River, hop on your bike and access the GAP trail or hike in the 50 acres of woods behind the house. The house is spacious, well appointed and clean. The large yard, picnic space and river side fire ring area are meant for family and friend quality time. Come to the mountains to relax and enjoy.

What makes this house unique

The Riverhouse has a fantastic, spacious downstairs. The stone fireplace in the living room is beautiful, there are hardwood floors in the drawing room and plenty of room and seating for everyone to be comfortable. The view of the river and the amazing Oak tree from the front porch is outstanding. One step out of the car from a long drive and instantly you are on vacation!

Don't forget the convenience to town, the quiet, the surrounding woods, strolling down to Lucky Dog Cafe for lunch or dinner, drinking coffee while reading the paper on the porch, basically no traffic on our one lane road, the eagles, heron and osprey, the fishing and the proximity to the bike trail, oh and the river!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Yough Riverhouse. We had 10 family members and the house was more than comfy for us all. The location was perfect for all of our activities. We rode bikes, kayaked the river and fished. The campfire ring provided a great place to recall a lot of family stories and tons of laughter. Thanks for providing us with such a loverly home. We will be back!
Sep 2013
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Confluence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs full bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , clawfoot tub
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Masterbedroom bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom and suite - 1 king , 1 double
    Queen room in brown - 1 queen
    Queen room in Blue - 1 queen
    Queen room in Green - 1 queen
    Twin room in green - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs 'game' room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also has satellite tv. Bathroom next door.
  • Porta crib available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Riverfront fire ring and benches


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, spacious home on Yough River and bike trail with hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We all loved the place, it had everything we needed and more. The river right across the street was really nice and a beautiful sight after a couple of inches of snow.

The place was roomy, there were 11 of us and we had more than enough space to move around, but our favorite place was right by the fireplace and the kitchen (with everything we needed).

This house would be great for families and a group of friends. The porch was a favorite and we just wished we could have spent some time on it, but it was really cold. We did get the snow which made everything look really nice.

I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a nice and quiet space, and I think it would be an even better place in the summer months with the river right there.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holidays get together

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for us. I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family birthday and Christmas celebrations

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic! There was lots of room for our family of 12 plus two dogs! Despite the rain - and snow flurries! - we walked the trail, had a fire in the fire pit and enjoyed the hot tub! Kids enjoyed having their own playroom and TV. The bedrooms are great with comfortable mattresses. Kitchen is well equipped. The 15 month old wouldn't sit at the Dining Room table - the moose scared her! I'm sure next year she will do better!

Confluence is a small town with one grocery store, hardware store and a couple of restaurants. At this time of year, be prepared as not a lot of places are open. No problem for us as we pack our food, drinks and games!

Kara and John are awesome hosts! They are the best we have rented from through VRBO!

We have already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Perfect Fall Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kara for suggesting the Riverhouse. Working with owners was easy. They promptly returned emails. The house was perfect for two families to unwind and relax with lots of room to spare! The location is great! It's within walking distance to the bike trails and a cute little restaurant close by. We loved the front porch, the fire pit and the indoor fire place.

We look forward to staying again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soothe Your Winter Blues

  • 5 of 5

The river house was perfect for our mid-winter family gathering. Our three families were comfortable and found plenty to do. Enough space for everyone to enjoy each other's company and not feel cramped. We prepared all of our meals at the house with ease, and everything was clean and easy to find. Favorite parts of the home would definitely be the gathering spots - Around the cozy fireplace in the family room, around the amazing dining room table with the infamous moose, and in the sitting area with the beautiful river views. The weather warmed up enough to allow some of us to enjoy the front deck and all of the views it offers. Walking to the downtown area was easy, even in snowy February. The driveway and roads were perfectly cleared to enable access to everything. We loved the charm of the quaint little town. With the closing of all the seasonal businesses and restaurants, we could still take in the sounds of the flowing river, access trails, and see beautiful sunsets. And if you like trains, there are great spots to get up close for awesome photo ops and to feel the rush of them passing by (even the teenagers loved this). We also really liked being able to have our pets with us - they loved our daily walks too! As far as owners and customer service goes, you won't find any better. Kara was so helpful and easy to work with. Very professional, quick to respond, and just plain nice. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great River House! Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The Riverhouse exceeded our expectations. Very comfortable, well-appointed and spacious for our multi-generational family get-together. We took full advantage of the huge front porch with its view of the river (so close!) for morning coffee and evening drinks and then ended each night circled around the cozy fire ring. Location could not be better - very private, yet within walking distance to bike trail, river boating, fishing, town and just a short drive to all the other fun stuff to do in the Confluence area. Owner is very nice and easy to work with. A great vacation rental that feels like home!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. Since we don't 'ask' from them, we appreciate of our guests effort and time. As previous Treehouse lovers who's group size out grow the max. # of guests, I was anxious that you'd also love the Riverhouse. So glad to hear that exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to having you all back again next year.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Pittsburgh Intl
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nemacolin Woodlands & Middle Creek
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Interstate 68
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nemacolin (15 miles) 7Springs, Hidden Valley, Wisp

GAP bike trail, Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park, Nemacolin Resort & Spa, Seven Springs, Wisp, Fort Necessity, Flight 93 memorial, Laurel Caverns


Rates & Availability

Confluence House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require a 2 night min stay and 3 nights on holiday weekends. Pets are welcome and it's $25 per night per pet or $100 for a week per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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