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

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.


Keywords: Lodge Retreat

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 21 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: 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40, Beds for 35-40

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

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

                Private bath...moreless

              • West 2nd C: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                West rooms C and D share bath...moreless

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

                West rooms E and F share bath...moreless

              • West 3rd F: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                West rooms E and F share bath...moreless

              • East 1st H: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                Private bath...moreless

              • East 1st I: 1 queen

                Private bath...moreless

              • East 2nd G: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                Private bath...moreless

              • East 2nd KING: 1 king

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

              • East 3rd K: 2 twin/ single

                Shared bath...moreless

              • East 3rd L: 1 twin/ single

                Shared bath; small room...moreless

              • East 3rd M: 1 twin/ single

                Shared bath; small room...moreless

              • High Bed Room - East 3rd N: 1 queen

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

              • East 3rd O: 1 twin/ single

                Shared bathroom; small room...moreless

              • East 3rd P: 2 twin/ single

                Shared bath; small room...moreless

              • East 3rd Q: 1 bunk bed

                Shared bath...moreless

              • West 2nd D: 1 double

                West rooms C and D share 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 -but without access to local 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:

                        At the present time cellphone use Is limited. Verizon phones sometimes connect; often not. A near-by cell tower is under construction and we are told that it will be functional in 2014....moreless

                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Very ample parking...moreless

                      • Security System
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone:

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

                      • 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

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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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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                              Last updated: 10/24/2014
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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.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Autumn view of lodge

                                Autumn 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.

                              VRBO #288167

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                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

                              $500 per night (USD)
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                              16 Bedroom / 9 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 40

                              View calendar: Updated 10/24/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                              Speaks: english
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