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Rustic Elegance to Feed Your Soul in the Heart of Pennsylvania

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Dancing Bear Lodge in springtime.


Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Eastville lodge description

Dancing Bear Lodge was created as a place for healing and renewal. Whether you are traveling through Central Pennsylvania, or plan to stay her for a while, you will feel embraced by the beauty of this place. From the hand planed cherry flooring to the original art that adorns the walls, you will feel the resonance of natural materials crafted with love.

Dancing Bear Lodge is on the edge of the Pennsylvania Wilds just a few miles from Interstate 80 making it easy to find. The Pennsylvania Wilds offer a large expanse of forested ridges and valleys, where you can flush a flock of wild turkeys or be startled by a deer snorting at you. Trails abound nearby inviting you to soak in the sounds of mountain streams and whispering wind.

Dancing Bear Lodge is located in a high mountain valley with a significant population of old-order Amish who sell crafts, furnishings and produce and are willing to host you for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is about six miles from two State Parks, R.B.Winter and Ravensburg, which offer nature programs, swimming in season, hiking and fishing.

One of the sleeping lofts at Dancing Bear Lodge has a double futon and the other a queen sized bed. One of the lofts has a half-bath on suite. There is an additional half bath and a handicap accessible bathroom with a shower on the first floor. To enhance privacy, each loft is furnish with a set of soshi screens. A queen sofa bed and a double futon is available on the first floor. There are two additional single futon mattresses and one additional double futon mattress that can be used for additional guests.

And while the owner would rather you be gazing at the stars from the back deck, she has provided WiFi for guests who feel compelled to stay in touch with the rest of the world.

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Dancing Bear Lodge. The mountains are a variety of soft colors as budding and flowering trees adorn the slopes. If you are reasonably fit, the neighboring Bald Eagle State Forest is a great place to hike, mountain bike, watch birds or picnic. When evening falls and the air is crisp you can cozy up to the wood stove and watch the flames,weaving memories with your loved ones. Sometimes in springtime you can hear migrating birds serenading each other under the moon on their way to their summer breeding grounds. The woods nearby are blanketed with wildflowers and visitors will be serenaded by songbirds and spring peepers. Ask your host and she'll give you a guided nature walk with or without the company of her Retrivers Tupelo Honey and Sirius Chance.

Keywords: Cabin, retreat,

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Lodge
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The first floor of Dancing Bear Lodge is handicapped accessible, but the lofts are not. The deck and the front porch have ramps and there is a ramp to the backyard. Some of the kitchen work areas need to be approached from the side. ...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking is allowed only on the bench by the parking lot. Anyone observed smoking illicit substances will be required to leave. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are welcome if they are well behaved and crated if you leave the premises for an extended period of time. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be at least 18. ...moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

          • Other (See Description)


          • Dancing Bear Lodge has two semi-open lofts with screens for privacy if desired. One loft has a queen sized bed. The other loft has a double bed sized futon with an inner spring mattress and a half bath. The first floor of Dancing Bear Lodge has a queen sized sofa bed and a double bed sized futon.There are also two single bed sized futon mattresses and an extra double wool-cotton futon mattress which can be used in a loft or moved to the first floor if needed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • First floor half-bath: toilet

            This bathroom has a sink with a vaniety....moreless

          • First floor bathroom: toilet, shower

            The shower is handicapped accessible with a fold down bench....moreless

          • Second floor bathroom: toilet

            This half-bath is adjacent to the north loft. It has a sink....moreless

          • The first floor of Dancing Bear Lodge has a handicapped accessible bathroom with a shower and a half bath. The second floor loft has a half bath....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            A local caterer can make you anything from jambalaya to middle eastern cusine, accommodating special dietary needs. An Amish neighbor in the village welcomes guests for dinner in her home. Another sells home-made donuts every Saturday morning. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is outfitted for foodies and chefs. It has ample counter-space including a stainless food prep area. There is a mixer, a blender, a picnic basket, crock-pots, mixing bowls, a colander and a set of knives....moreless

          • Dining:

            Dancing Bear Lodge's great room is usually set up to seat 12 guests, however additional drop-leaf tables and chairs are available for larger gatherings or celebrations....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The kitchen includes skillets of different sizes, pots and pans in different sizes, and most any utensil you might need to make or serve up a feast....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Place settings for up to thirty guests are available. There is also ample flatware and glassware for a crowd....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            The kitchen is stocked with basic spices, sugar and sweeteners, cooking oil and spray and vinegar....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            The refrigerator is a side by side unit with a water, ice and crushed ice dispenser. ...moreless

          • Microwave:

            The microwave is large enough to cook a turkey if you wanted to cook it that way....moreless

          • Toaster:

            There is a two slice toaster with a bagel option. There is also a toaster oven....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            There is a 12 cup Mr Coffee coffeemaker and a number of coffee carafes. ...moreless

          • Oven:

            The stove has a full sized oven. A toaster oven is also available. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            The Lodge is equipped with a Jen-Air electric stove....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            A classic dishwasher with a sanitizing option....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 20 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            Window air conditioner units cool the Lodge on muggy summer days. A whole house fan, six ceiling fans and lots of windows manage the heat on all but the steamiest days. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            The great room currently has two wing-back chairs, a love seat, a rocking chair and a double futon. There is also a sofa and another wing-back chair by the wood stove....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is parking off street for up to eleven cars. Three cars can park to the east of the lodge and up to 8 on the west side of the lodge....moreless

          • Heating:

            The main source of heat is a propane furnace. Guests are free to adjust the programmable thermostats for their comfort....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            There is a large fire circle in the back yard of Dancing Bear Lodge and a chimanea for use near seating areas. ...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            If the larger lot to the west is not occupied by cars, it would provide space for an RV, boat or trailer....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Dancing Bear Lodge has a couple Crockett sets, a bad mitten set and assorted balls for backyard games....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets, light blankets and comforters are available for all of the sleeping accommodations listed. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Full sized dryer available on request next door. There is also a clothes line in the back yard. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels, hand towels and wash clothes are provided for up to 12 overnight guests....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Glass fronted woodstove is located in seating area on the first floor....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front loading washer available upon request next door....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The deep front porch is furnished with rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs. The grounds include multiple flower gardens, a grove of trees and an ample yard. Hundreds of acres of State Forest land border the village for use by hikers, hunters, snowmobilers, mountain bikers, birders or geo-cache enthusiasts. ...moreless


              • Stereo:

                A 5 disc CD player and a radio receiver are available for use and wired to four speakers in the great room for a surround sound effect....moreless

              • Books:

                An assortment of reading materials for all ages are available. Topics include natural history, spirituality and fiction....moreless

              • Games:

                An assortment of board games are available for guests. There are also decks of cards and a variety of puzzles....moreless

              • Music Library:

                The CDs at Dancing Bear include celtic, world beat, classic rock, native american, and new age artists. ...moreless

              • Toys:

                Toys for young children include animal puppets, children's puzzles, a doll house and board games....moreless

              • Television:

                There is a TV....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              • Mobile Phone:

                Because Dancing Bear Lodge is near the Interstate 80 corridor, most cell plans have service. ...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Dancing Bear Lodge has a land line that can be used for local calls or 911 calls....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                There are two available secure networks. Ask for the passwords when you arrive....moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The back yard has ample space for dogs to frolic safely. There is a sprawling chestnut tree for shade, and a grove of mature evergreens that house many songbirds....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The back deck has two full sized picnic tables and a couple Adirondack style chairs....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                The owner is happy to share her favorite cross-country ski trails with her guests. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                APropane grill is available for use. Propane is provided....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                A mountain bike is available upon request....moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View


                  • Churches
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Rafting
                  • Hunting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Playground
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Fishing


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 16 traveler reviews
                  $295. for a two night minimum weekend. $900 for a week (Friday eve to Friday morn)
                  If you plan to stay less than a week but more than two nights, you may split a
                  weekend paying $147.50 a night for Fri or Sat night (or a holiday eve). Sunday 
                  to Thursday is $125 overnight. Rates cover 6 guests or less. Add $20 per day for
                  each guest over that. Dancing Bear Lodge is available for celebrations, reunions,
                  retreats or trainings. Rates for day use vary based on the nature of the event and
                  the number of guests. Pets and children are welcome but guardians are liable for
                  any damages caused to the property by pets/children. Add $25 per night for a pet.

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Williamsport Regional Airport
                  3.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 80
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  Check out Amish artisans, float down the Susquehanna, watch birds, fly-fish a trout stream, hike in the forest, bike through a beautiful valley or mountain bike the ridges,


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: I am a rural mountain woman with sophisticated taste. I love critters and flowers and doing my part to make the world a better place. In addition to hosting you at Dancing Bear Lodge, I work as a healer and consultant, guiding people and organizations to bring their best into the world.

                  Why the Owner Chose Eastville:
                  Because my roots are deep in Sugar Valley and I love to share good things with others.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                  Dancing Bear Lodge is more than a vacation rental. While you can come here to relax and rejuvinate, others come here to learn, create or heal. When Dancing Bear Lodge is 'unavailable' for rental, it is most likely the venue for classes,workshops, or organizational retreats. Or it might be being used as a space for heart-centered coaching, energy work or psychotherapy.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Dancing Bear Lodge in springtime.

                    Dancing Bear Lodge in springtime.

                  • Futon in north loft sleeping area

                    Futon in north loft sleeping area

                  • Back deck late autumn

                    Back deck late autumn

                  • Living room side of great room with futon on right side.

                    Living room side of great room with futon on right side.

                  • Seating area in south loft.

                    Seating area in south loft.

                  • Great room looking toward back deck.

                    Great room looking toward back deck.

                  • Front porch with rocking chairs

                    Front porch with rocking chairs

                  • Backyard with fire ring and grove of pines

                    Backyard with fire ring and grove of pines

                  • Kitchen food prep area

                    Kitchen food prep area

                  • Queen bed in south loft.

                    Queen bed in south loft.

                  • Kitchen sink area looking onto back porch.

                    Kitchen sink area looking onto back porch.

                  • Seating area with wood stove.

                    Seating area with wood stove.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014


                  0 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 08/26/14
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                  Speaks: english
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