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Beautiful, Quiet and New Lodge in the Heart of the PA Elk Range

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,740 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Quietest and most remote Mountain Top Retreat in the Elk State Forest

If you're looking for a first class lodge in an unbeatable location, you've come to the right place. Newly constructed in 2016, our Lodge is located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Elk range. Save your spot now… If the dates you desire are not available, be sure to check out our new lodge which will be available on Sept 1, 2017 and accepting reservations now. It can be found at

This is what a mountain retreat is all about. Quiet and remote yet all the comforts of home… and then some. This lodge has something for everyone. Whatever your reason for vacationing in the mountains, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tried to think of everything you’ll need to ensure a first class stay. We’ve paid special attention to every detail inside even though we know once you walk through the sliding glass doors and on to the deck you’ll probably spend a good bit of your time outside.

We hope you agree, the most enticing feature of this property is its location. No need to worry about bothering the neighbors, or even seeing them. You’ll be situated right in the middle of 6 wooded acres and the entire property borders the state forest. Perfect whether you’re a hunter, fisherman, wildlife enthusiast or just someone looking for peace and quiet. If you've come to see the Elk, you likely won't have to go far. They visit the property on a regular basis. If a trip to the Elk Viewing area is on your agenda, it's just a short drive away.

Of course in this day and age we know that certain things are necessary to ensure an enjoyable stay so we come equipped with satellite TV, WiFi Internet access and a cell phone booster system so you can stay in touch with friends and family.

Winter in the mountains can be beautiful and challenging at the same time. A four wheel drive vehicle is generally required especially in January and February. Our lodge is situated on a state forest road with no winter maintenance. The township road which ends at the corner of our property is maintained through the winter but tire chains are recommended if not required at times. Conditions can change quickly so be prepared if you wish to book a stay during January or February.

Scroll down to see everything we have to offer. We are looking forward to having you.

More Details

Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz
Member since: 2016
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
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz

Kevin Frantz and Seth Conner, owners, have been enjoying this region of PA since childhood. Both avid outdoorsmen, this area has fit our lifestyle for over 40 years and we are excited to provide this vacation spot so that others can experience the beauty of the PA Wilds.

Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz chose Driftwood

We purchased this property and built this home mainly due to its perfect location in the heart of the Pennsylvania Elk Range. Just minutes from Benezette, guests can take a short drive to the Winslow Hill Elk viewing center or even closer, the Hicks run viewing area. Speaking of Hicks Run, 1 mile from the home is some of the greatest trout fishing water in the region.

If elk viewing is your reason for visiting, you may not even have to leave the side deck. Elk frequently roam right through the yard.

Located on top of the mountain, privacy, peace and quiet are the best features of this location. There isn't another camp in sight.


Driftwood Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full Bunk Sleeps 3
  • The master bedroom has a queen bed, storage for your luggage and a private full bath. The second bedroom also has a queen size bed and storage space. The second floor has a large bedroom with a twin over full bunk. If that's not enough sleeping space, there are two hide away beds tucked inside both sofa's in the living room.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting


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average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews

Awesome place!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything could not have worked out better!! Plenty of room! Very clean! If you love the outdoors this is the place to go.....

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Even though we experienced a winter thaw causing flooding and ice jams and a winter storm on the horizon we decided that wasn't going to keep us from our weekend getaway. We arrived Friday night to a beautiful cabin still smelling like it was just built, the owners have thought of everything that one could possibly need while enjoying there stay. Our weekend was cut short because of a power outage on Saturday after receiving about 8" of snow. We are going back sometime this summer so we can enjoy the beautiful porch and fire ring.

The Baker's and The Sigafoes

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good but...

  • 4 of 5

Everything was nice and perfect, the full house is new and the local is perfect, I just have 2 things to mention, 1 is the heater upstairs doesn’t warmup enough ( down stairs it’s perfect ) and the shower in the master bathroom to a person like me (6”1 tall) it’s not comfortable because the shower is stuck in the wall and it’s to low so I need to bend my self to wash my body and head, but the rest it’s perfect very comfortable we see a few animals and was very calm and relaxing

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Quiet Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Barr None is a great place for quiet relaxation. Hiking trail near the house with elk and deer nearby as well. Great accommodations with a well stocked kitchen and nice baths. Owners are kind and knowledgeable of the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lil Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful, relaxing and peaceful! This house is perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice, clean and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

The extras were a welcome addition since the weather that weekend left a lot to be desired. We had a good time playing pool and darts. We didn't see any elk on the property but I did see several whitetail. We enjoyed the fact that we had a little privacy even though we were still close to Winslow Hill.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
12.6 Miles
Benezette Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
12.6 Miles
Benezette Hotel

We are located in the heart of the elk range with several viewing areas close by. Hicks Run viewing area is a 5 minute drive and the Winslow Hill loop is just down the road from there. If you're looking for elk, you shouldn't have any trouble finding them.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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