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Spectacular Waterfront Craftsman-Style Cottage; Close to Seven Springs

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath; Sleeps up to 7

Beautiful Waterfront Craftsman-Style Cottage, just minutes from Seven Springs and Hidden Valley Resorts. Private setting among native laurel and hemlocks, just a few feet away from Trout Stream, with creekside patio and firepit, bridges, and hiking trails.

Carefully restored cottage circa 1927 is filled with charm, as well as latest conveniences including high speed WiFi Internet and Flat Screen TV with Netflix and BlueRay Player.

Great room with 17 windows overlooks stream below; Sounds of waterfalls are heard throughout!

Full kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and modern front load laundry. Hardwood dining set with extended seating for 6. Stone fireplace, and woodstove. 2 bedrooms with sleeping for 5, with 2 additional sofabeds, and sofa.

Property Details: Private 5 acre wooded setting backs to hundreds of acres of undeveloped resort property . Over 250' frontage on Class 1 trout steam, with 2 bridges, hiking trails, mountain spring, creekside picnic area with park style grill, and creekside vollyball court! Stone patio and Adirondack Chairs. Extensive landscape plantings among native hemlock and laurels.Trail from property leads to adjoining Historic State Park with lake, hiking trails, and picnic area

More Details

Dave Bachman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Dave Bachman

My day job is an enginner for a major IT company, while my hobby is historic home renovation. I am married and we live in the Washington DC area with our 2 children.

I grew up in Pennsylvania, and I love the Laurel Highlands.

Dave Bachman purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Dave Bachman chose Somerset

The atmosphere and setting of this property is breathtaking. It is very close to the resorts and other attractions in the Laurel Highlands, but is an attraction onto itself.

What makes this cabin unique

-Beautiful setting among the stream and woodlands.

- Trail leads directly into state park; makes for great hike or morning jog

- 1 mile/5 min to ski resort. Easy for skiers and nonskiers

-Walk to resturaunt with good food and great prices

- The atomsphere at sunset during the summer on the stone patio and firepit with a nice glass of wine with friends is priceless.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found the cottage to be right out of a storybook! The sound of the babbling brook outside our window was so soothing that we never closed the windows. While other properties we looked at we're larger, they all paled in comparison to the charm and attention to detail. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, and the high end adjustable Sleep Number mattress was o so comfortable and not something found find in most rentals. While having vintage charm, the cottage was thoroughly up to date where and the craftsmanship is wonderful. We enjoyed every minute of it, from the creek side patio and outdoor firepit, to eating breakfast in the great room with all the windows open and hearing the stream and birds, to the private hiking trails The area offers so many things to do - we thoroughly enjoyed a tour of Fallingwater and great dining options, too (The Out of the Fire Cafe is now our favorite restaurant). In short, the cottage was everything it promised to be and we can't wait to come back!
Sep 2013
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Somerset Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 Sinks
  • Large bath with 2 sinks recently renovated. Modern Tankless Hot Water heater provides unlimited hot water even for large groups.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Great Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Sofa Beds
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 contains a bunkbed, with a double on the bottom and single on the top Sofabeds in great room work well for large groups.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Streamside Vollyball court


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Spectacular Waterfront Craftsman-Style Cottage; Close to Seven Springs
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 26 reviews

Clean, comfortable home and spectacular property

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit and we plan to come back again and again! The house has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The Great room is our favorite spot in the house. We basically live in that room during our stay. There is a large dining room table that is perfect for games, puzzles and feasts; plenty of comfortable couches and chairs for napping and reading and you are surrounded by windows looking out over the creek, fire pit and tree covered hills. We LOVE the wood stove in that room the most and will really miss it once it is replaced with the gas fireplace. That won’t stop us from coming though! The house has everything you need and is very clean! Dave, the owner, is great to work with. He responds to your questions/needs immediately. We can’t wait until our next trip back to Sylvania Lodge! Thanks for another fantastic vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenixville, PA

Great place, great host

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin. Very nice features- fire pit, grill, creek, bedrooms, kitchen, TV, great room - all were perfect.

Very close to the road and to a restaurant as noted in other reviews, but the back yard gave the perception of seclusion and peace.

Dave was very responsive and a pleasure to rent from.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. You are welcome back anytime!
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Fantastic property, great host

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was beautiful, in very good shape, with everything that we needed. Even in the winter, it the heating and hot water worked well. Dave was a great host and was very helpful in providing information for everything in the lodge and also stopped by to shovel the driveway.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cutest Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely adorable. You definitely get a real cottage feel when staying here. The back of the property is an amazing space with a stone fireplace and the rushing stream can be heard inside of the cabin. The location right on Rt 30 did not disturb our stay at all other than a big truck once in a while. Everything was very neat and orderly when we arrived and the owner is extremely helpful and friendly. The front porch/mudroom is a great necessity during the winter if you plan on skiing at Seven Springs (ski resort around 15 minutes away, very nice) as it gives you a place to store your skis. I would definitely recommend this cabin! Our family had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is nice to know that all the effort we put in maintaining the property is appreciated. You are welcome back anytime!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Great cottage, great location

  • 4 of 5

This cottage has great Craftsman detail! Located just steps from the Laurel Mountain Inn, minutes from Hidden Valley and a short drive to Seven Springs, the cottage has all the necessities including updated kitchen appliances, plenty of pillows and blankets, sheets, towels, and even hand soap! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 4th at the Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our young family had a wonderful time staying at Sylvania Lodge over the July 4th weekend. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the normal week in the city to connect with nature and spend quality time as a family. We used the cabin as a base to visit neighboring sites about 35 mins away, including Fallingwater and Ohiopyle (rafting). The cabin is well-appointed and a fun glimpse from the past.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hidden Valley Resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Hidden Valley/Seven Springs
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands Region.

Between Hidden Valley and Seven Springs Ski resorts; Minutes to either one!

1 mile to ski lift and tubing park.

Short scenic drive to Frank lloyd Wrights Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.

Short drive to White Water Rafting at Ohiopyle State Park.

Walk to State Park with Lake.

Walk to resturaunt with outdoor seating.

Golf: Located directly between Seven Springs and Hidden Valley resorts, with golf courses at each

Ski: 1 mile to ski lift!

Located directly between Seven Springs and Hidden Valley resorts. Minutes to either one!

1 mile to tubing park!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekday rates quoted are for non-holidays. Holiday weekdays are available at same rate as seasonal weekend rate, and include MLK Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Week of July 4th, Week of Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving and night before. Holiday weekends may be subject to 3 night minimum. Weeks of Christmas, New Years Mother Earth Festival are subject to special rates; Please inquire.

All bookings require a signed rental agreement and active credit card on file in lieu of a damage deposit or insurance

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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