Rustic Elegance to Feed Your Soul in the Heart of Pennsylvania
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- 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,
- 2 story
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
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Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
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
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
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- 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
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
$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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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,
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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Dancing Bear Lodge in springtime.
Futon in north loft sleeping area
Back deck late autumn
Living room side of great room with futon on right side.
Seating area in south loft.
Great room looking toward back deck.
Front porch with rocking chairs
Backyard with fire ring and grove of pines
Kitchen food prep area
Queen bed in south loft.
Kitchen sink area looking onto back porch.
Seating area with wood stove.
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Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
0 Bedroom / 1.5+ Bathroom
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