Lakefront Home on Beautiful Crystal Lake, Minutes from Elk Mountain
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Crystal Lake house description
Relax and enjoy our quaint 1400 SqFt, 3-bedroom lakefront home with beautiful views of one of Pennsylvania’s most pristine lakes, visible from the front porch or through the large picture window in the living room.
Nestled in the rolling Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Crystal Lake is a private, 45 acre, spring-fed lake located minutes from Elk Mountain Ski Resort. Our one-story home includes an eat-in kitchen, a dining area and a cozy living room with a fireplace that looks out over the lake.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom has a double bed plus twin bunk, and the third has two twins – sleeps 8. Crystal Lake is a private (not open for public use) family-friendly lake located just over 2 hours from both Philadelphia and New York City.
In the summer, you can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water, sunbathing, fishing, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, water-skiing, wake boarding and tubing (one outdoor motor boat is allowed upon approval). You may prefer just relaxing on the lakefront dock and front porch, or taking a leisurely walk, run or bike ride along the scenic 2.8-mile road that follows the perimeter of the lake.
For something more challenging, you can mountain bike or hike Elk Mountain, or bike the 40+ miles of Rail-Trails that run throughout the region. For the golf enthusiast, there are five public golf courses within 6 miles, including the nearby Scottish Glen, a 9-hole course situated on the lake with beautiful views of Elk Mountain. Many of the area courses cost less than $20 for 18 holes of golf.
While the charm and quiet of Crystal Lake is the draw, there are many other activities in the area. There are dozens of antique stores, particularly in the Fleetville area. One of the largest and most well known is The Carriage Barn, which has been featured in Country Living Magazine. Shopping is plentiful in Dickson City just 25 minutes away (20 miles). Here you'll find Veiwmont Mall, anchored by Macy’s, JC Penny’s and Sears, and many discount stores, such as, Target, Wal-mart, Sam’s, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, K-mart, Best Buy and Wegman’s. You will also find many popular chain restaurants in this area, such as, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Pizzeria Uno, Friday’s and more. There are movie theaters and bowling alleys as well. In nearby Scranton, the Steamtown Mall (23 miles) and the new upscale outlet mall, Shoppes at Montage (29 miles), are also great for shopping.
Local restaurants on the lake and within a mile include Oliveri’s, Fern Hall and Crystal Pines. Many others are located nearby in Carbondale, Union Dale, Clarks Summit and Scranton, all within a short 5 to 25 minute drive.
Other attractions include, Sno Cove Water Park, the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, Scranton Iron Furnaces, Steamtown National Historic Site, the Houdini Museum, Scranton Cultural Center, Electric Car Trolley Station & Museum, Anthracite Heritage Museum, Lackawanna State Park and the Archibald Pothole State Park. PNC field in Scranton is home to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the Class-AAA Minor League Baseball affiliate of the New York Yankees.
In the fall, you will enjoy the colorful foliage and quiet peacefulness of the lake. There are also a number of local events including Oktoberfest at Elk Mountain and the Steamtown Marathon.
The main draw in winter is skiing and snowboarding at Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania’s finest ski resort with 1000 feet of vertical drop and 100% snowmaking coverage. The recently expanded Sno Mountain, formerly Montage, is also located nearby (30 miles) just off Route 81. The lake and surrounding area are great for ice-skating, cross-country skiing, sledding and ice fishing. The nearby Rail-Trails are also great for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. NEP Sno Trails grooms the trail system in the winter and issues trail passes that are required for snowmobiling.
Keywords: Lake House, Cottage
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Wood Fireplace
- Covered Parking
- Parking Off Street
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Cross Country Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
This is a very cute, immaculate, comfortable house on one of the most beautiful, relaxing lakes in Pennsylvania. The owners are wonderful too!
- Guest Lake Love (Davis, California)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 05/23/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Spring 2014: April 1 thru May 24rd - $975/week or $350/weekend (2 nights) Summer 2013/14: Weekly rentals - 7 Nights May 23th thru June 28th - $1075/week June 28th thru September 5th - $1350/week Fall 2013: Sept. thru Nov. - $975/week or $350/weekend Winter-Ski Dec. 2013-March 2014 Monthly Available Or $1075/week & $450/weekend Weekend Rentals available when week not already booked-call for rates $75 Cleaning Fee and $200 Refundable Deposit Required
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Lake View from Front Porch
Living Room with large picture window and fireplace
Bath with 2 sinks and fabulous shower!
Sitting by the Crystal clear Lake. A beautiful reflection!
Fall is Beautiful at the lake.
The Lake Front....steps to dock.
Dock at the Lake
Our Retro Kitchen
Full + Bunk Room....
The Lake in Winter!
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