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Recent Allegheny Mountains & Her Valleys reviews

  • Five Times At The Drooly Bear!

    "Our latest visit to the Drooly Bear was our fifth. We return because we enjoy the house, its amenities, and the location—not far from Raystown Lake and Trough Creek State in central Pennsylvania where we hike, picnic and simply enjoy the wonderful scenery. Our beagle Emma enjoys long walks on the many trails of Trough Creek State Park. We have visited the Drooly Bear every season of the year but particularly enjoy the autumn. The foliage is breathtaking. The house has everything we need to cook, rest, work, and relax. The newest addition is Internet access and Netflix-- welcome and necessary conveniences today, but there’s also a large collection of DVDs. There are grocery stores nearby but we choose to bring everything we need so we don’t have to drive anywhere. The Drooly Bear has comfortable beds, lounge chairs, utensils, a spacious kitchen, a variety of cooking spices, pots and pans, glassware, and enough space to enjoy each other’s company or escape for a nap or to work. A huge front and side porch is a great place to sit and unwind. There’s also a gas grill for barbecuing. Matt is an excellent host. He’s made the Drooly Bear cozy and inviting. He is accessible 24/7 to answer questions and solve any problems. We’ll keep returning to the Drooly Bear because it’s a comfortable and enjoyable hideaway in the best part of scenic Pennsylvania."
    Guest: John Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • Just the trip we needed!!

    "My husband arranged a getaway for my 40th Birthday. We have hectic work schedules and kids playing multiple sports keeps our home life extra busy! We needed the perfect getaway and we found it!! The first day we arrived it was like a warm spring day! We hiked the trails, rode the bikes and hung out by the lake area. We later built a camp fire and then relaxed in the hot tub! The next day we woke up and were in a winter wonderland with about 3 inches of snow! We hiked some more, built a snow man and enjoyed the peace and quite of the property! No phones ringing and no errands to run! We saw a herd of deer and many other little critters while out and about. Our dog loved the time off leash on his hikes!! The Francena cottage was adorable! So nicely decorated, and had everything we needed!! We made a full Italian meal the second night and sat by the fire place playing games and watching movies!! The kitchen had all the pots/pans and appliances we needed to accomplish that! I can't say enough about this property! We decided on that trip that we would be back and have in fact booked another trip to Green Valley. After showing the pictures to our daughter she asked to come here for her 13th Birthday (not the beach as originally planned) so we will be back during the summer!! We are looking very forward to enjoying the time on the lake, fishing, swimming and hiking the trails with the kids and dogs!! We were very happy to find Green Valley, then were so happy to see that we could bring our fur kids as well!! We love including them on our trips and have surely found our new go to place!!! We stayed two nights and the time went by so fast....next time we are staying longer for sure!!! Perfect home away from home!!!! :)"
    Guest: C Leen Tat Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 4, 2015
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  • We Love Green Valley

    "This was our 7th visit to Green Valley and our first stay at Excelsior. We enjoyed peace and relaxation and the beauty of nature as always. It was a fabulous getaway for our 15th anniversary. Our dogs had a wonderful time too. We can't wait to come back again."
    Guest: Cheryl Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
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  • very relaxing long weekend..

    "My family of 6 stay here and we had a very relaxing time. Very seclude and private. The only small issue was, which for me whats not an issue at all. But my twin boys 9, didn't like 1960 model TV they had at the house. Other than that kids and mom had a nice time."
    Guest: martha g. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
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Allegheny Mountains & Her Valleys Travel Tips

Bordering New York, the Allegheny Area of Pennsylvania

A trip to Allegheny Area vacation rentals in Pennsylvania will intimately acquaint you with both New York and Pennsylvania’s border. The Allegheny region sits in the far north, just east of Lake Erie. The closest city to the area is Bradford on the Pennsylvania side. Those partaking of Allegheny area resorts will find they can be along the border of the National Forest which extends south from the New York border. Whether you choose the comforts and personal touches of a resort or a private home with a cozy atmosphere and fully stocked kitchen, the Allegheny region is full of excitement and fun.

Stepping Into the Past at Allegheny Area Condos

Pennsylvania is rich with history and a mixture of cultures. It was in this state that the first shots of the French and Indian War were fired, as well as those for the American Revolution. The polio vaccine was worked on at the University of Pittsburgh. All of this is spread throughout the state which will make the history and culture of Allegheny of little surprise. Allegheny’s location made it important to Native Americans and later to white settlers. Allegheny is also the name of a city founded in 1788 along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers near Pittsburgh. It was inhabited with Germans and later Croats, before turning into the Commons. The national forest offers 516,000 acres of land that was once free and is still untamed for visitors to Allegheny to enjoy.

The Allegheny National Forest Near Allegheny Area Vacation Rentals

The national forest is the one place tourists head each year due to its locale close to the Ohio and Allegheny Rivers. It is also the lush forests that draw in tourists with its numerous recreational activities on offer. Camping, picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, and skiing are all activities of the Allegheny area. For those renting a home along the forest's border, there are boat rentals and a boat ramp in the event you want to bring your own. In winter, skiing, snowmobiling, and skating are all available. Spring will bring wintery activities along with the adventure of hiking to see the new wildlife and flowers that dot the landscape.

In autumn, the forest is most vibrant with yellows, oranges, and reds due to the changing of the trees’ leaves. A photographer will delight in the beauty of the region, with the snow-capped mountains rising above the forest floor and the sun just breaking through the foliage.

Best Places to Explore While in the Allegheny Area

With the heritage Pennsylvania offers, it should come as no surprise that there are numerous historic places to visit. Many of the places on the list are in Pittsburgh which is just outside of the national park area. One place that is a must on the list is the Priory. The Priory was built in 1852 as the St. Mary’s German Catholic Church. A home was built in 1888 for the Bavarian Benedictine priests and brothers. The church eventually merged with Italian and Polish congregations before closing. Since its closure, the house has been turned into a banquet hall and bed and breakfast.

The Penn Brewery should also be on your list; it began in 1987. The old Eberhardt and Ober Brewery combined in one building to create the Penn Pilsner brew and other specialty beers. Tourists and vacationers like you travel each year to the Brewery for their German menu and live music.

During the late 19th century, Allegheny became a town for stately homes with many wealthy families of the area building grand estates. The area was named the Mexican War Streets due to General William Robinson Jr. who returned from the Mexican War to subdivide his land and name the streets after his battles. Today, one can still see many of the stately homes.

Dinner and Entertainment Offered Around Allegheny Area Resorts

The influence of the German culture has made its mark on the cuisine one can experience while in Pennsylvania. A number of local restaurants offer full German menus, American cuisine, and some other international fares. You have only to drive around the small village, town, or city you are near to find a five-star restaurant.

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