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Karen Howard

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Forested Country Cabin Along Scenic River Near Covered Bridge

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Pennsylvania Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Bedroom 1, Bathroom 1, Sleeps 6


The cabin is nestled in a small peaceful community of vacation cabins located in a mature growth forest along the scenic West Branch of the Susquehanna river. You must cross a circa 1873 covered bridge to get to the cabin. The cabin is just 20-30 feet from the river which affords many recreational activities such as tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or just sitting in a folding chair in the river enjoying the babbling water. There is a screened in porch riverside with a covered deck porch cabin side. Gas grill, fire pit, picnic table,lawn chairs are all available for your use. The cabin inside includes four rooms (about 1000 sq ft), namely a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, large front room with satellite TV,DVD, WiFi, home phone (814-277-6149)and fireplace, and large bedroom which sleeps up to 6 comfortably. The cabin is accented with rustic barn wood, has hardwood floors, and has been modernized for your enjoyment. Although the cabin has a modern feel you will be away from the rat race as cell phone coverage is limited.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Karen Howard (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Karen Howard

We are a couple nearing retirement who enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Although many people feel that country life can be boring we truly enjoy it and know there are many from the city that want to escape to a simpler life even if just for a short time.

Karen Howard purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Karen Howard chose Pennsylvania

We have enjoyed living in the region of central Pennsylvania known as the PA Wilds for most of our lives and would like to share the beauty and serenity of the area with others. There is just nothing like a peaceful rustic cabin nestled in the forest next to a scenic river to give a person the sense that life can be enjoyed apart from the rat race.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is right next to a scenic river, it is in a mature hardwoods forest, area is very quiet and peaceful whether you sit by the flowing river or warming campfire, circa 1873 McGees Mills Covered Bridge must be crossed to get to cabin, screened in porch riverside is delightful,


based on 29 traveler reviews

Forested Country Cabin Along Scenic River Near Covered Bridge
average rating of 4.62069 based on 29 reviews

Perfect Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin! We went for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. It was quiet, peaceful, and even better than we'd hoped it would be! If you want a relaxing get away, this is it! We talk often of our stay there and how great the cabin was!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pittsburgh, pa

Beautiful setting and comfortable cozy cottage It was quiet and peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and well kept. All the amenities worked well. The screened in porch was a great place to sit and listen to the river. The outdoor grill and fire ring were nice for cooking and relaxing outside Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Stunning, tranquil beauty!!!

  • 5 of 5

After a very rough year and a half of dealing with tough medical problems now solved, I needed to get away to somewhere really nice. Though I live in and grew up in Baltimore City, every summer of my childhood years we would go to Pennsylvania where both of my parents were from Lewisburg. I fell in love with the state and go back every year.

To make a long story shorter, this cabin was the antidote for peace and quite for the time I was there. I would go back every year, except that it is on the market, but however slim the chance is that the new owners might rent it out, I'd count on next year.

Should I not be able to make a cabin purchase in Punxsutawney work, I'd shoot for their fabulous mountain top cabin next year with a passion.

Great property owners, fantastic scenery and friendly people that I met make it worth more than money could ever buy!!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cute cabin as a place to stay for my aunt and uncles 50th wedding anniversary. The cabin was very private, quaint and cozy. We spent most of our time outside cooking on the grill and sitting by the river. We visited the covered bridge which was just a short walk and took a ton of pictures. On the way back from the anniversary party we stopped in to a little tavern around the corner that had karaoke. The cabin was fully stocked with everything you would need. It would be a beautiful place to spend Thanksgiving or a winter weekend get away. We loved the checkerboard table topper and played several times even though my fiance cheated! Since I have family in Cherry Tree and in Punsutawney, this was a great alternative to the boring hotel / motel stays. The river was low but the water was rushing in certain areas. We did see a few kayaks come through though. I would absolutely recommend the cabin and would plan to stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy riverside retreat with all conveniences

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this cabin very much. The kitchen was complete,living and dinning areas were very comfortable and the beds slept well.

The campfire ring was great with the river running at the edge of the property.

The location was wonderful for fall color. We rode northeast to Benezette and saw two herds of elk and dropped in on a couple wineries.

A fun and relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Autumnal peace in the woods

  • 4 of 5

If you want many of the comforts of home combined with tranquility, the soothing sounds of the river, and privacy, be sure to book a stay here. You will have an equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, Dish TV, very comfortable sleep, a great shower with seemingly endless hot water, and a spotlessly clean cabin, along with the continual sounds of a babbling river. This home is very adequately heated, has a screened porch overlooking the west branch of the Susquehanna River, and a fire ring, (plus, when we stayed, a generous supply of firewood). While it is about two minutes from Route 219, it's a world apart.

I would like to comment on the few complaints raised by other reviewers. First of all, while you do get some traffic noise, it is minimal and always masked by the river. We walked along the row of houses by the river, and this one had the most relaxing river sounds. One should point out that it is extremely difficult to stay riverside anywhere and not have a roadway on the other side of the river, even in a state park. The person that complained about the noise from 219 greatly exaggerated that issue. A second area is the water: the system that the owners have put in place, in which there is a separate tap in the sink for drinking water, gives you perfectly drinkable water with no funny taste and no smell. It's true that the river has some odor as has been noted, but we found that after a few minutes of adjustment,it's barely noticeable.

Some notes about the area: be sure to have dinner at the Chesquehanna Restaurant in "downtown" Mahaffey ( the restaurant, a gas station and a hardware store), 2 miles away, and lunch at the Strawberry Tea place in Curwensville. Curwensville Lake is probably a good trip in the summer but not worth the trip in October.

The only thing that could be improved is the lighting of the house. There is not enough of it. There were nonworking lights on the screened porch, in the bedroom closet, and one in the kitchen, and no spare light bulbs around. We would suggest an additional lamp in the great room along the fireplace wall, as well. The ambience is certainly romantic, but, since the property is quite shaded, reading is not as easy as it could be.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and clarity. Situation on lighting has been taken care of. We appreciate suggestions which makes our rentals better. We want your experience to be a great one at our cabin or cottage. Thank you again.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Punxsutawney Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Starlite Mahaffey
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Chetremon Cherry Tree
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Route 219
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Blue Knob
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Curwensville Lake
Car: necessary

Punxsutawney Phil, Amish farmland nearby, McGees Mills Covered Bridge circa 1873, local wineries, elk viewing, Johnstown Flood museum, Altoona railroad museum and Horseshoe Curve,river activities such as canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or just relaxing, scenic drives, autumn foliage, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing, local golfing.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$135/nt - $150/nt
* Rates for 2 guests:
** Additional guests- Add $10/night per adult; $5/night per child (age 5-17)
***Pets are considered on a case to case basis/$10 per pet per night
$825 weekly- Add'l guests; $70.00/week for adul

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pennsylvania Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • BathTowels and toilet paper are not provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Large bedroom sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
What to bring: Bath Towels Paper towels Toilet paper Spices Food Kayak Canoe Water shoes Fishing poles Wood for fire ring or ask we can provide for a fee

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