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Large, Rustic Lodge Located Adjacent to Moraine State Park.

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exterior at night Great Room - Fireplace Main fireplace Dining room Loft 2nd Dining room Master Bedroom Side View

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Last updated: 03/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pittsburgh house description

Enjoy a relaxing weekend or week at 'The Lodge' a locally owned and operated house adjacent to Moraine State Park. Perfect for family getaways, and Corporate retreats.

Keywords: Rustic, rural, cabin, comfortable, quaint, private, farm, fireplaces, fun,

Property Type

  • 4500 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permitted outside ONLY...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Please Call for Details...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Please Call for Details...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 22

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master Bedroom with Master Bath and Sauna!...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Full bed and vaulted ceiling! ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Full Bed with Vaulted Ceiling! ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

            Two bunk beds (sleeps four)...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 bunk bed

            Two Bunk Beds (sleeps four)...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 2 bunk bed

            Two Bunk Beds (sleeps four)...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Loft area. Futon folds out, sleeps two people....moreless

          • Bedroom 8: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Rec room with closing door. Futon folds out. Sleeps two...moreless

          • One queen size bed (sleeps two), Two full size beds (sleep two each), 6 bunk beds (sleeps 12), two futons (sleep two each), and 3 couches in common areas....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Master Bath - tile shower, sky light, and dry Sauna!...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

            Tile and Glass Shower, sky light, and tub!...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Tile Shower, Toilet, Linen Closet, and Vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            Powder room by main entrance...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Freezer:

            Separate Freezer for beverage ice and food for longer stays....moreless

          • Dining:

            Long Table for 14, Round table for 8, in separate rooms. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            22...moreless

          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Living Room seats 12
          • Parking Off Street
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Wood Fireplace

          Entertainment

          • Pool Table:

            Bumper Pool!...moreless

          • Foosball
          • Books
          • Game Room
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Games
          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • CD Player
          • Stereo

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Mobile Phone

          Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Adventure

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Tennis
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hiking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Marina
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating

                  Other Activities

                      • Property sits on 100 acres (approximately 40 field, 60 woods). Adjacent to the house is a level playing field suitable for touch football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, etc. there is also an outdoor fire pit....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Large Family Get-a-way

                        Large Family Get-a-way

                        • Guest Lacey
                        • Date of stay 03/07/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/16/14
                        Our family has always enjoyed a winter get-a-way as something to look forward to in those cold winter months. We have stayed in many nice places, but as our family has grown it has been difficult finding somewhere to accommodate us all. This place was PERFECT. We had maximum capacity of 22 people (15 adults and 7 kids: ages 2 - 58) and it never felt crowded. We all loved it. There was plenty of room for the kids to play and be noisy downstairs and for the adults to relax upstairs. At night, the night owls could stay up late and the kids still had quiet spaces to sleep. One of my favorite parts was the large dining area. We all got to sit in one room and enjoy a huge meal. If I had one suggestion, another oven and stove would be fantastic for those looking to feed large groups. However, we all brought crockpots and a roaster and were able to manage. We were already planning our next trip before it was even time to leave. The caretaker was kind and helpful (I forgot my wedding ring on the windowsill of the sink, and he kept it safe until we could get back up there to get it :)) The property was clean and well maintained. It was well stocked with kitchen supplies and linens. So very glad we found this place!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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

                      • Girls Weekend Away

                        Girls Weekend Away

                        • Guest 27th year
                        • Date of stay 02/27/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/12/14
                        We have been doing our girls weekend away for 27 years now and I think we found our home. The place is huge, plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms for everyone to have their own beds. We were there in the winter so couldn't enjoy the outdoors as much as we would have liked but the inside was great. Wished the speakers would have been back to the great room where we played cards but we had our Ipods. I would definitely recommend this for a large group of friends or family. We will definitely be back for year 28.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.

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

                      • Great place for a weekend with a crowd

                        Great place for a weekend with a crowd

                        • Guest Sam B.
                        • Date of stay 01/10/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/15/14
                        My wife and I had a birthday weekend here with a few friends. The location was superb for Moraine State Park (we like to hike). The building was as good as the pictures. Lots of space, lots of amenities, lots of utensils, lots of TVs (we never watched any), a good sound system (an iPod docking station is the only thing missing). There was a great big fireplace which we used (had to ask for more wood to be delivered, which was done promptly). The cleanliness of the place was superb, lots of games, everything was in great condition. There are plenty of cool books and magazines. We had a really great time and would recommend it to anyone. If you've forgotten anything, Slippery Rock is just about 9 miles away. It will be even better in the summer when you can use the balconies and outdoors more too.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Amazing retreat

                        Amazing retreat

                        • Guest Ricki (Pittsburgh)
                        • Date of stay 09/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/21/13
                        We had a *wonderful* time in this beautiful home. Our group had 4 couples and 6 children, yet this cabin still felt spacious. We rented this property so that we could enjoy a vacation close to Pittsburgh -- we were delighted with this charming home. Upon arrival, we were pleased to see that the lodge was clean and well maintained. Sitting on (what felt like) acres of property, it has amazing views of the surrounding fields and forest. At night, we enjoyed sitting around the fire -- soaking in a clear view of the stars. This property would be ideal for any large group gathering or family reunion. There are plenty of bunkbeds, indoor and outdoor games and a huge play room downstairs. The Huge deck had a terrific grill and abundant porch furniture to accommodate all our guests. This house was furnished with very nice couches, beautiful wood floors, modern counter tops and large televisions. With nearby access to Morraine State Park's trails and lake, this property was a winner - for children and adults, alike.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Perfect for large Family Reunions!

                        Perfect for large Family Reunions!

                        • Guest Jonny G (Pittsburgh Pa)
                        • Date of stay 09/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/21/13
                        We booked the lodge for a large family get-together. There were 4 couples and 6 kids - and the place still felt spacious! Huge living room with stone fireplace and tall windows. The sunset would just fill the living room with light. During the day the kids played outside in the big grass 'lawn' and threw horseshoes. The kitchen was very large with and island. It was the social space of the house, with plenty of room for brunch buffet, dinner prep, etc. My wife and I loved the sauna in the master suite - a much needed break from the kids! At night we all made a perfect bonfire in the stone ring out back, cooked up some S'mores, and put the kids down. Most of the adults just sat back on the wrap around deck and had late-night cocktails. The management company gave us all the service we needed. We even ran out of propane and called for a refill. The caretaker (next door) had us a new tank in 30 minutes. Clean, well maintained house. Highly recommended! We will definitely return next year.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Excellent Multi-Family Getaway

                        Excellent Multi-Family Getaway

                        • Guest Outdoorlover (Pittsburgh)
                        • Date of stay 09/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/20/13
                        We booked the lodge for a weekend getaway with 4 families with kids and some kidless friends. Upon arrival, the gentleman who runs the lodge was friendly and quite accommodating. We were blown away by the sheer size of this place! The kids all slept in the bunkbeds downstairs and the adults and families with small children were in the bedrooms upstairs. We loved it! The weather was great and we spent a lot of time out on the deck as well as playing horseshoes outside. The kitchen and bathrooms were spotless and everything was in working order. I really have nothing negative to say about this place. It's close to amazing parks and trails and the property itself is huge, so there's no need to go offsite if you don't want to. I would definitely recommend this place for a large gathering.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

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

                      • Spacious but not clean

                        Spacious but not clean

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 11/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                        Chose this property for a girls getaway, 10 women. We were quite impressed with the pictures and details of the property, but were disappointed upon our arrival. The house was not very clean. Mud in entry way, hair on bathroom floors, a pan under the kitchen sink collecting dirty water, fireplace full of ashes. We were happy with the location to shopping and outlets.

                        Owner response: Our on-site property manager is right next door. If anyone has a problem of any kind, they are encouraged to call him so we can fix the problem immediately. I regret that we didn't hear about this when there was still a chance to satisfy them. That having been said, we are very sorry about this guest's experience. Cleanliness is very important to us and we have never had feedback like this before. We will evaluate our cleaning protocol and our crew, find out what happened here, and make the necessary changes.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                      • Wedding weekend

                        Wedding weekend

                        • Guest Lin (Mifflinburg, PA)
                        • Date of stay 09/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                        What a wonderful facility for our entire family! Our daughter's wedding was on Saturday in Butler, a 30 min. drive from the lodge. There was ample room for all of us, including five children under age 2. The kitchen worked well for several large breakfasts and the table seating possibilities were great. The lodge was clean and well kept and had plenty of linens and supplies for our long weekend. Though the wedding activities took most of our time, the grounds around the lodge and the beautiful state park would make it a wonderful place to come back to relax and vacation. Thank you for opening such a lovely building to the out-of-towners to enjoy the beautiful area.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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

                      • Perfect for large groups!

                        Perfect for large groups!

                        • Guest Melissa (Mechanicsburg, PA)
                        • Date of stay 04/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/01/13
                        Our group LOVED the lodge! It was immaculate/well-maintained and had PLENTY of room for everyone. Mike (the contact) was wonderful and always readily available (part of our group had accidentally locked us out--we called Mike, he was there in 30 seconds!). LOVED the huge dining area so everyone could eat meals together. We took full advantage of the deck and fireplace--just cozy & homey! The area is wonderful--we did an overnight paranormal investigation at Hill View Manor in New Castle, explored Harmony (take the tour--amazing!), lunch at Harmony Inn (fantastic!) and toured "Old Stone House." Lots of history here! Visited Pittsburgh for a day--Primanti Bros. is a must, as well as the Incline. We didn't have enough time to explore the local state park too much, but I'm sure there is plenty to do there as well. Responses from Scott (via email) and Mike (via phone) were IMMEDIATE! I highly recommend staying here and you cannot beat the price for the space!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Mr.

                        Mr.

                        • Guest Ben (Bethesda, MD, USA)
                        • Date of stay 07/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                        What a marvelous house. It is airy and just so accommodating. The house has everything you need. It is also quite isolated so you really can have a private occasion. The surrounding area also is quite attractive as this is right next to a State Park. We also appreciated that the house now has air-conditioning. They could not improve this; it is really perfect.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      May 28 - Sep 3, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $300 $500
                      Fri, Sat
                      $2,200 $6,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $250 $450
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,900 $5,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Cleaning Fee $125
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Guests must book at least two days, starting with a weekend, then add on if they wish. Regular weekends are $900. Additional regular weekdays are $250. Summer and holiday weekends are $1000. Additional summer and holiday weekdays are $300

                      We take full payment in advance to make a reservation.


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                      Last updated: 03/20/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1980

                      About the owner: House is owned and managed by a professional real estate management company in Pittsburgh; Samuel Land Company.

                      Why the Owner Chose Pittsburgh:
                      We chose to build this house as a way to enjoy the ammenities of Moraine State Park and the adjacent McConnells Mill State Park.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Close proximity to Moraine State Park for biking, sailing, windsurfing and swimming. Property is adjacent to park property on two sides.


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                      Photos

                      • exterior at night

                        exterior at night

                      • Main fireplace

                        Main fireplace

                      • Loft

                        Loft

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Great Room - Fireplace

                        Great Room - Fireplace

                      • Dining room

                        Dining room

                      • 2nd Dining room

                        2nd Dining room

                      • Side View

                        Side View

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, March 13, 2014

                      $250 - $500 per night (USD)
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                      6 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 22

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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