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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Coudersport cabin description

Cabin Lodging near Cherry Springs State Park Star Gazing. Remote, Private Hilltop Cabin with a 10 acre star gazing field on a parallel with Cherry Springs State Park. Cherry Springs Cabin Lodging. Located in Potter County Pa in the Pa Wilds. Close to Ski Denton.
Nestled on a hilltop, amidst 50 acres of forests and meadows, is a secluded retreat known as BLUE SKIES LODGE. Far away from the noise of traffic, the glare of street lights and the madness of shopping malls, is a quiet place where you can REST, RELAX and RECHARGE.

At the end of a driveway that winds its way towards heaven, is this serene, restful place - a place where you can make time almost stand still.

As the premiere Getaway Cabin providers in the PA Wilds, we invite you to BLUE SKIES LODGE.

Leave your job and chores behind; forget about that annoying boss or employee; escape from the endless stop-and-go traffic of life. Take a detour to our cabin for a few days.

Bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes, go hiking, biking, or just lounge on the deck and read a good book. Or if you were 'Born to be Wild' bring the dirt bikes or ATVs, snowmobiles or skis.

We provide 'Flex Scheduling' to accommodate your busy lifestyle, so you're not locked into weekends or full weeks. Come when you wish . . . stay as long as you like.

Our 'Easy-Pack' Vacation Plan means we provide little luxuries and necessities for your comfort and enjoyment, so you spend less time packing and shopping - and more time relaxing.

As local owners, we are always here to make sure the cabin is clean and comfortable, and to help with any special needs that may arise.

~*~ THE LODGE ~*~
Our completely-renovated first floor features a fully-equipped kitchen, six-seat dining area and cozy den. The elegant red-and-gold-themed bedroom boasts a sumptuous queen-sized bed. The spacious bathroom includes a convenient laundry center, towels, soap and personal toiletries.

Climb the wide staircase to the Lodge-style Gathering Room, with front and rear access to the wrap-around deck. Have a seat at the built-in bar for a drink and a chat, play a rousing game of foosball or a quiet board game, or wander out onto the deck to enjoy our magnificent Northern Pennsylvania scenery.

Down the hallway is a rustic bedroom with an Amish-made, Queen-sized log bed and views of the woods and picnic area. Across the hall is the bear-themed childrens' room, with log bunk beds, games and toys.

When night falls, you can enjoy a soak in the 'Gone Fishing' bathroom, complete with towels and soap (and new, spare toothbrushes and toothpaste, should you forget yours).

There are plenty of DVDs and video tapes to watch on the 32' flat-screen TV.

* * * FOR YOU STARGAZERS * * *
Located on the same parallel (41 degrees N) as Cherry Springs State Park, a Dark Sky Preserve, BLUE SKIES LODGE has a 10-acre open field with magnificent viewing capabilities. Bring your telescope - or just your eyes and a blanket. You will be amazed at the number of stars you can see here!

PLEASE NOTE: Since we are at the top of a long lane, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary during winter weather.

- - - - - - - NOTABLE FACTS ABOUT THE AREA - - - - - - -

Coudersport is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, 110 miles (180 km) east by south of Erie, on the Allegheny River. The population was 1,530 in 1890; 3,217 in 1900; 3,100 in 1910. The population at the 2000 census was 2,650. It is the county seat of Potter County.

The center of town is located 41.774768,-78.020868.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total land area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²).

Coudersport lies in a broad valley at the joining of the Allegheny and Mill Creek rivers, surrounded by the great hilltop plateaus of the Allegheny highlands.

The town is accessible from the north and south by Pennsylvania Route 44 (the old Jersey Shore Turnpike logging road) and from the west and east by U.S. Route 6, a.k.a. the 'Grand Army of the Republic Highway'.

The Allegheny River finds its headwaters on Cobb Hill, just east of Coudersport, approximately 10 miles south of the New York border. It flows west through Coudersport, then turns north into western New York, looping westward across southern Cattaraugus County for approximately 30 miles, past Portville, Olean, St. Bonaventure University and Salamanca and flowing through Seneca Indian Nation lands close to the northern boundary of Allegany State Park before re-entering northwestern Pennsylvania approximately 20 miles southeast of Jamestown, New York.

Coudersport is home to a 5,000-member, Scottish Rite Consistory, the largest in the Scottish Rite by per capita membership. It is also home to many small businesses, from doctors, dentists and lawyers to restaurants, hotels, motels, inns and rental cabins.

Coudersport was the home of 'Untouchable' Eliot Ness at the time of his death.

The Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP) is a sports and recreation park which was begun in the 1960s by a group of town leaders (including Dr. William L. Mitchell, a local veterinarian). It contains a football field with track and field capabilities, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and hiking trails.

Coudersport has the former headquarters of Adelphia Communications, including the 72,000 SF Adelphia Operations Center, built at an estimated cost of $30 million. Adelphia went bankrupt after internal corruption earlier in the 2000s.

The fictional town of Farringdon, depicted in the Judy Bolton detective series by Margaret Sutton, is based on Coudersport, where Ms. Sutton grew up and attended school. The school, town hall, and several recognizable residences are described in her books. Judy Bolton Days, an annual festival honoring the books of the late Margaret Sutton, is hosted each October by the local Chamber of Commerce.

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Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                We Are Pet Friendly to Most Pets (additional fee & security do apply). Email Us or Call Us for the Details and to Discuss Your Needs....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Children are Welcome. We even have a special Kids' Bedroom, with Log Bunk Beds and a Bear Theme!...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Adults Must Be At Least 21 Years Old...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Please Smoke Outside Only...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) Full-size Refrigerator/Freezer in Kitchen; Small Fridge upstairs...moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2) Quick and Easy Meals & Snacks on both floors...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Pots, pans, dishes, silverware - it's all here...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Complete Kitchen for Family Meals...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Stove
              • Dining
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Oven

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                WE PROVIDE EVERYTHING - or you may bring your own if you wish - for 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Bunk Beds...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                SUVs, Campers, Snowmobile/ATV Trailers...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Front-Load Electric Washer/Dryer...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front-Load Electric Washer/Dryer...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Large Gravel Parking Area...moreless

              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Heating

              Other Amenities

                  • Blue Skies Lodge is the Perfect Place for Families, Friends or a Girls' Getaway Weekend or a Guys' Week-Away-from-Home...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    The Cabin is too remote for cable or internet access, but there are plenty of movies to watch on DVD....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Lots of Family-friendly Videos and DVDs!...moreless

                  • Foosball
                  • CD Player
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Huge, Wrap-around Deck for Wildlife Viewing, Relaxing or Stargazing...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Family
                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            On a parallel with Cherry Springs State Park Dark Sky Park. 10 Acre Star Gazing Field. Private Hilltop Location on 50 Acres with Lush Woods and Open Meadows for Hiking, Stargazing, Wildlife Viewing...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Swimming
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Skiing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Cycling
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Hunting Big Game
                          • Rafting
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Hunting
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Hiking
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Museums
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Zoo
                          • Antiquing
                          • Groceries
                          • Medical Services
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sledding
                          • Sight Seeing

                          Other Activities

                              • On a parallel with Cherry Springs State Park,Dark Sky Park. 10 Acre Star Gazing Field. Located in Potter County PA in the Pa Wilds...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Your rental is just GREAT!

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                                Your rental is just GREAT!

                                • Guest H.M & K.M and D.P & J.B
                                • Date of stay 10/03/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/03/13
                                Thank you very much. We had a wonderful time. Your rental is just GREAT. Your trails and property are wonderfully maintained. The area is beautiful with endless opportunity to learn and explore. You have certainly considered everything here for comfort away from home. Thank you. I’ll be in touch again.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Spectacular Weekend

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                                Spectacular Weekend

                                • Guest M.P.M & P.L.B
                                • Date of stay 10/14/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/03/13
                                We’ve had a spectacular weekend. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful space in the mountains of Pennsylvania. We’ve had food, friendship and music. We’ve had the memorable weekend we hoped for. Cheers.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Truely away from it all!

                                Truely away from it all!

                                • Guest PKD (Lancaster, PA, USA)
                                • Date of stay 10/11/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/21/13
                                Blue Skies Lodge makes you feel like you just entered the witness protection program! A breathtakingly beautiful location high up in the woods. I'm glad we were met and guided to the home because it would have been very difficult to find! Once we were there everybody discovered a clean, warm inviting home away from home. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed except food which we had packed a bunch of. Its rare to find a bed and breakfast or hotel that is exactly as advertised, but the Blue Skies Lodge actually exceeded our expectations! We are all looking forward to the opportunity to return!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                Owner response: Thank you for your kind words Paul. We are so happy you found our remote cabin to your expectations. We always try to deliver quality lodging for our area & a great guest experience. The star gazing at Blue Skies lodge is like no other here in Potter County & I hope you also got to spend some time at nearby Cherry Springs State Park too. Again thank you and please return soon as you are more than welcome. Chris

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • hidden gem

                                hidden gem

                                • Guest chrispy (north east pa)
                                • Date of stay 07/19/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/22/13
                                I had the please of finding this location for star gazing what a fabulous location... the location is remote and off the grid to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of the electronic world. no shortage of peace and tranquility. this sweet cottage package a punch in such a small package. plenty of room for accommodation up to six people and pet friendly. very easy to book and reserve the property. Very friendly staff to work with. very accommodating. Any one looking to get away from the world should come to visit this location and if the weather is right you will have the best show in the world looking at the skies. I work in the travel industry for a large global travel agency and really you can not get this kind of accommodation at a better price and location and have such a person touch from the owners

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • Great Place To Relax

                                Great Place To Relax

                                • Guest GreySave (Erie, PA)
                                • Date of stay 05/21/12
                                • Review Submitted 05/27/12
                                Really not enough room here to say all that I would like to say. This is a great place to go to and leave the city life behind. Just be sure that a nice isolated cabin in the woods with no neighbors, no streetlights and thus truly dark, and wildlife such as bears walking within 75 feet of your cabin is what you really want. If so then you cannot go wrong. If you have any doubts talk to the owners and ask questions. They are great people who will help you to decide if this is the right place for you!!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Pure privacy !

                                Pure privacy !

                                • Guest Jay (Southampton, PA)
                                • Date of stay 06/11/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/24/10
                                My wife and I have made the trip to Coudersport twice to visit this lovely cabin in the woods. The first time we were a bit apprehensive about how to prepare for a "Cabin" and we were very pleased with the beauty, quality and accomodation of Blue Skies Lodge. The house is newly renovated and everything is in perfect working order and of the best quality. The mattresses are new and the bedding is very good quality. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glasses pot/pans, and appliances, and we really appreciated the extra touches found all over the cabin (soaps, spices, etc.). The owners greeted us very warmly, and then we had the entire piece of land for the duration of our stay. The best feature for us is the 50 acres of complete privacy, including a 10 acre field from which we enjoyed the best star gazing on the East Coast. I will say, that if you are an action junkie, or need to be constantly entertained this might not be the best choice. We spent our days hiking in the plentiful woods, driving aimlessly around Potter county and strolling through the small downtown of Coudersport (stop in at Olga's, Art Gallery and Bistro). Evenings were spent relaxing, star gazing and watching DVDs. When we dream of a perfect place in the woods, this is what we dream.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                               
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                              2 night min stay
                              $299 $329
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                              • Pet Fee $15
                              • Taxes Not included

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                              Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: Potter County and the PA Wilds are the most sparsely populated areas in the entire state of Pennsylvania, offering breathing room and a chance to slow down and escape from your routine.

                              Why the Owner Chose Coudersport:
                              Potter County, with its rolling hills and star-filled skies, is one of the most beautiful areas of Pennsylvania. We came here on vacation many years ago, and fell in love. Now we want to share it with you.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              Cherry Springs State Park is a Star Gazers Paradise. 'On top of the world', is the feeling you get at this mountain-top retreat, where stars are your nightlights, birdsong is your alarm clock, and crickets chirp you to sleep. The remoteness of the location will enable you to consider the magnificence of the heavens, view wildlife in their natural habitat, and allow you to truly relax.


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                              Photos

                              • Entrance to Dining Room and Kitchen Area

                                Entrance to Dining Room and Kitchen Area

                              • Sink into deep sleep in the Rustic Log Bed

                                Sink into deep sleep in the Rustic Log Bed

                              • Upstairs Lodge Room opens onto Huge Deck

                                Upstairs Lodge Room opens onto Huge Deck

                              • New, Sparkling, Fully-equipped Kitchen

                                New, Sparkling, Fully-equipped Kitchen

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, February 20, 2014

                              $299 - $329 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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