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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Peaceful, beautiful, everything we hoped for and more
"We just returned from a weekend at Blue Skies Lodge and I can't say enough positive things about it -- not even a day of freezing rain and cloudy skies could spoil the peace, beauty and coziness of this property. Chris and Kate were extremely flexible, responsive, and helpful throughout the rental process, and "The World's Best Handyman" Bob Anderson was a wonderful help and guide as we arrived after dark. The photos don't do the house justice -- it is beautiful, well-equipped, and was cozy enough for a couple but spacious enough for a group of friends. The property and especially the observation field were the highlight of the stay -- wonderful views, plenty of walking trails, and no neighbors in sight. We had one clear night, and the stars were as amazing as advertised. If you're looking for a bit of civilization, the town of Coudersport was a quick drive and had delicious, inexpensive food options and incredibly friendly people.
We quickly realized we needed a lot more than a weekend to explore the surrounding area, and are hoping to return to see some of the other seasons. We did a lot of research on the lodging options in the area before our trip, but no more -- this will be our first and only choice for as long as Chris and Kate are willing to share!
Last tips --
-The rental agreement warns about needing 4WD in the winter months to make it up the private driveway -- listen to them! It was no problem in an SUV but I would be careful even in a heavy rain if you don't have 4WD. Our friends ended up having to hike up after an unusually bad ice storm -- it's steep, but short enough that a fit person could do it if necessary.
-If anyone is hesitant about being totally unplugged, Verizon phone users, you should have a tiny bit of reception for text messages -- just enough for emergencies, not enough to interrupt the relaxation."
Guest: Caitlin P.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
"The Galloping Inn provided a relaxing and peaceful setting for a birthday celebration weekend. We rented the main house, suite, and cabin. The Inn has been beautifully renovated while still maintaining the charm of its age. The photos do not do the Inn justice. The property is truly serene. Families from several areas including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, NYC and Harrisburg enjoyed getting away from it all. Everyone we came in contact with from the owners to the horse trainers (kids enjoyed a hayride) were great. We look forward to returning!"
Guest: Melissa B.Date of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: July 4, 2014
"My husband and I and our 2 dogs stayed at the cabin the weekend after Thanksgiving. We truly enjoyed unwinding after the hustle and bustle of the holiday week. There was 3 or 4 inches of snow on the ground and our dogs especially enjoyed running and playing on the large property. We did some sight seeing at the "Grand Canyon" and it was beautiful! We would love to return next fall I imagine the fall foliage would be spectacular. The cabin was well furnished, clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped as well. Penny was pleasant and easy to work with."
Guest: Mary G.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
"Though I arrived in the midst of a very nice snowstorm, I couldn't have been happier or felt more blessed to arrive at this beautiful cottage and the surrounding property! I was traveling by myself (a birthday treat!) but never felt more safe and relaxed! The place is gorgeous, with every attention to detail you could ask for, including a perfectly stocked kitchen. It is clean beyond expectations. I had the most awesome time snowshoeing all around and would love to get back in the spring or fall to get a better appreciation of the beautiful property. Next time I'll have to bring the family! A perfect place for all!"
Guest: KathyDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 2, 2015