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Nw Pennsylvania - Large Groups; Reunions; Workshops; Music Events

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Last updated: 03/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Grand Valley lodge description

A delightful and authentic visit to the Pennsylvania Wilds! The secluded large rustic lodge consists of two side by side wings (buildings) connected by a deck walkway. Each wing has three levels. There are 28 rooms in all, each having lovely views of the surrounding forest. Multiple living room areas accommodate comfortable reading and relaxation spaces as well as venues for crafts, cards, board games and group exchanges. Libraries invite browsing. Expansive decks at the second level of each wing encourage similar activities outside.

There is a fully-equipped large kitchen with an adjacent large dining area; a kitchenette is also available for additional food preparation. Many cooks can comfortably work together without concern for “spoiling the broth.” (Guests are, of course, responsible for their own food. Recommendations for catering services and local restaurants will be available. (It should be noted, however, that restaurants and grocery stores are at least nine miles away.)

Although the lodge is rustic it is well-appointed with comfort features such as hot water baseboard heat fueled by natural gas from wells on the property. Some floors are oak hardwood; others are carpeted. Creative touches introduced by the owner-builder throughout the buildings surprise and delight guests.

A large barn (unheated) is available for indoor activities such as active game playing, dancing, dramatic performances, presentations to groups, yoga, tai chi, or whatever activity requires a large open space. The barn, like the lodge, has large decks for enjoying the woodland landscape.

There is a pond on the property and trails for walking through the 150 acres of fields and forests. Guests particularly enjoy the photographic opportunities and nature study. Outdoor activities are available including campfires and games such as croquet and volleyball.

The setting is suitable for gatherings, parties, retreats, reunions, weddings, workshops, receptions, and all kinds of music and social events. There is plenty of parking space for large events.

International guests are welcome. Rides from and to Erie or Franklin, PA airports can be arranged.


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person signing rental agreement must be 25 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No indoor smoking. Smoking on grounds and on decks is okay....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 45, Beds for 40-45

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • West 2nd floor A: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath...moreless

  • West 2ed floor C: 1 queen

    Share bathroom with room B...moreless

  • West 2nd floor B: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with room C...moreless

  • West 3rd floor D: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with rooms E, F & G...moreless

  • West 3rd floor E: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with rooms D, F & G...moreless

  • West 3ed floor F: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Share bathroom with rooms D, E & G...moreless

  • West 3ed floor G: 1 double

    Share bathroom with D. E & F...moreless

  • East 1st floor I: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath...moreless

  • East 1st floor H: 1 queen

    Private bath...moreless

  • East 2nd floor J: 1 king

    Open with limited privacy; large private bath...moreless

  • East 2nd floor K: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Private bath...moreless

  • East 3rd floor L: 1 queen

    Shared bath...moreless

  • East 3rd floor M: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bath; small room...moreless

  • East 3rd floor N: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bath; small room...moreless

  • East 3rd floor O: 1 queen

    Private bath; although can be shared with room O. High Bed...moreless

  • East 3rd floor P: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bathroom; small room...moreless

  • East 3rd floor Q: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bath; small room...moreless

  • East 3rd floor R: 1 bunk bed

    Shared bath...moreless

  • In addition to bedrooms, there are some futons and sleep sofas.

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A large activity barn with toilet facilities is available for games, dancing, dramatic events, table tennis, darts. Many games are available such as volleyball , badminton, horseshoes, bocce. A bath house with toilets and showers is for campers....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with many channels...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are two living rooms - one in the east wing and one in the west wing. Each seats 8+...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon cell tower recently constructed nearby; cell phone signals now excellent!...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Very ample parking...moreless

  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Access to Internet is via DSL (digital subscriber line - over wires of local telephone. Signal throughout lodge wings and on decks. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    For ambience, wood provided. Also useful if power outage should make natural gas furnaces unavailable for heat...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Well-stocked with cooking and serving supplies. Dishes and tableware for approximately 24. Disposable tableware advised for larger groups. Smaller full kitchen also available....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2)...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Elevated decks encircle the west wing on three sides; connect the easy and west wing; extend beyond the east wing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

$500 is for 10 persons; for persons beyond 10, the added charge is $30.00 per person per night. Ask about discounts for very large groups and/or longer stays. Holidays require 3-day minimum stay.

Payment due 7 days prior to arrival date. Personal checks to Firth Maple Products, 22418 Firth Road, Spartansburg, PA 16434. Inquire for Paypal alternative.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Erie, PA
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Canoe Brewery
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cross Creek, south of Titusville
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Erie, PA
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dutch Treat - Amish dishes and theme
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Peak n 'Peek
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Presque Isle on Lake Erie

Car: Necessary

The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed. Among the favorite aspects of a stay are rest and relaxation; campfires, trail walking, bird watching, nature study, ponds, games (indoors and out), large libraries. The diversity of alcoves, living room spaces, and work areas facilitate both quiet contemplation and social interchanges. The location, although remote and secluded, allows forays for various adventures within easy driving distance. Visitors enjoy the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake, Presque Isle at Lake Erie, Drake Well and Oil Museum, Scenic railway, hunting and fishing, biking, local fairs and festivals, Audubon Center, horseback riding, antique shops, auctions, Amish shops.

Other Activities: On site: Horseshoes, volleyball, table tennis, campfires, large libraries

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: .

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • South View of Lodge

    South View of Lodge

  • East wing kitchen

    East wing kitchen

  • Sun room in east wing

    Sun room in east wing

  • Summer flowers outside sun room of east wing

    Summer flowers outside sun room of east wing

  • Guest room C in the west wing

    Guest room C in the west wing

  • West wing bedroom D

    West wing bedroom D

  • Deck area between wings. Door to right is entrance to west wing

    Deck area between wings. Door to right is entrance to west wing

  • East wing living room area

    East wing living room area

  • Bathroom off King room in east wing

    Bathroom off King room in east wing

  • Approach to east wing deck and entrance to kitchen.

    Approach to east wing deck and entrance to kitchen.

  • A view inside activity barn.

    A view inside activity barn.

  • West wing living room

    West wing living room

  • A group enjoying the deck during July

    A group enjoying the deck during July

  • Another view of sun room

    Another view of sun room

  • Eating area off kitchen in east wing

    Eating area off kitchen in east wing

  • West wing bedroom F

    West wing bedroom F

  • King room in east wing

    King room in east wing

  • One of many small conversational corners - east wing

    One of many small conversational corners - east wing

  • Work area in east wing

    Work area in east wing

  • Firepit area with volley ball court behind.

    Firepit area with volley ball court behind.

  • Activity barn with large decks; green house in lower area

    Activity barn with large decks; green house in lower area

  • Group preparing for a gig in the activity barn.

    Group preparing for a gig in the activity barn.

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  • Sleeps
    45
  • Bedrooms
    18
  • Bathrooms
    9
  • Property type
    Lodge
  • Reviews
    19
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 2 days
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/02/2015
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NW Pennsylvania - LARGE GROUPS; REUNIONS; WORKSHOPS; MUSIC EVENTS

Grand Valley #288167

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