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Serenity Falls Charming home w/ 8ft stone fireplace and firewood w/ mtn views

Rockwood, PA, USA
  • Chateau / Country House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

In between 2 Ski Resorts! Center of it all! Water Activities & Golfing!

Serenity Falls is a turn of the century farm house that has been completely remodeled and updated and is now a guesthouse that is 6 miles from Seven Springs Mountain Resort and 9 miles from Hidden Valley Ski Resort. The focal point inside of our mountain home is a 22 foot sunken Great room with a large eight foot Seven Springs style stone log burning fireplace with key starter for propane to help start the fire!!!  The brand new black walnut wood furniture dining room overlooks the great room and is adjacent to the spacious country kitchen with brand new hickory cabinets and new countertops. Our Mountain home is very peaceful and serene whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter.

The side and back decks are a great place to relax and enjoy cook-outs with friends and family. We also have exterior speakers for our stereo system to enjoy music on the deck or by the fire ring when the children are roasting marshmallows or making s'mores. A new addition to the backyard landscape is a 34 foot two sided waterfall that is operational from May to Oct 1. This is very soothing and serene.

Another addition to our mountain landscape is a very relaxing arbor, a perfect location to watch the sunset and get a great view of the 34 foot waterfall. Plants have been added to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.Take a walk to the top of the hill and experience some fantastic views of the countryside. You may even see some deer if you go at the right time!!

Winter takes on a completely different look and feel. Sit and relax in front of a roaring fire after a long day of skiing, snowboarding or tubing and watch the snow fall through 6 large windows in the great room.

Keywords: Mountain Home

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Sandy Welch

Member Since 2007
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 11, 2018
About Sandy Welch

I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and loved the mountains. My husband and I had long careers with ATT. Close to retirement we decided to fulfill our dream of a home in the mountains of Pa. We just love our mountain home.

Sandy Welch purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1993

Why Sandy Welch chose Middlecreek

This home is centrally located to many activities and the mountain views are awesome!!! We are situated on 24 acres with a plateau of 5 acres that has a view that is truly amazing. We had a challenge of remodeling the home and adding an additional great room with a fireplace and truly love it! The home was built in 1860.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

We are in the middle of so many activities. Ski, snowboard,horseback riding,golf, swimming,canoe, amusement parks,antique shopping and so much more. We are so happy to have this home for the past 25 years. The property is wonderful for children and adults. We have a fire ring for s'mores and to gather around and relax. You can play baseball, volleyball, badminton, and we have a horseshoe pit on the property.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Master bedroom
        1 queen, Beautiful mountain view- sounds of waterfall
      • Bedroom 2
        2 bunk bed, Double bunks. Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Located on first floor. Day bed converts to 2 twin
      • Bedroom 4
        1 twin/ single, located on second floor
      • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) Two twin beds located in the third bedroom located on the first floor- trundle bed and one twin located on the second floor, Bunk Beds (1) Both bunk beds are double bed size located in the second bedroom sleeps 4. Total sleeping in beds is 9


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Located on first floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Located on second floor

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Beautiful mountain views from two decks, arbor, and also from highest point on 24 acre property. Just beautiful in all seasons--spring,summer,fall and winter.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Sunken great room w/8 ft stone wood burning fireplace. Brand new 60" TV , sectional furniture black walnut furniture and black walnut mantle.
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Free Long Distance
                        Free long distance service to anywhere in the United States = Cell service signals are sometimes interfered by mountains and weather conditions.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases and kitchen towels are provided. Blankets and bedspreads are also provided. BATH TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Dryer is located in the basement of the home
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Driveway is capable of parking six vehicles.
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Available for boat/trailer only.
                      • Telephone
                        Can make and receive free long distance and Free local calling Free local service
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washer is located in the basement of the home
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free wifi
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        8 ft Seven Springs Style log burning fireplace has a propane gas starter. Wood is supplied for evening fires only.
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Kitchen
                            Brand new hickory cabinets and countertops and microwave. Recently installed new exterior door for access to the back deck for ease in cooking on the deck and view / sound of waterfall
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            The kitchen is complete with pots/pans and dishes, cutlery for preparing meals. Also has coffee-makers, blender, crockpot.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Brand new Black Walnut dining table with seating for 6. Adjoining kitchen seats 2. Additional chairs in basement for larger parties.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (4) Armstrong Cable Service and also recently installed Home Theatre System with surround sound.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    4 brand new flat screen TVs. One in Great room is a 60" flat screen HDTV.
                                  • Toys
                                    Board games are available for use
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Nearby rentals
                                      • Boat
                                        Yough Dam is approx. 20 miles away for fantastic boating and boat rental.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (2) 2 large decks. One is located on the north side and the other is located on the west side with a fantastic view of our beautiful and tranquil waterfalls
                                      • Gazebo
                                        Combination Gazebo/Arbor with Flowering Vines on the arbor.
                                      • Golf
                                        Nearby Approx one mile away to Middlecreek Golf and 7 1/2 miles to Seven Springs Golf Course
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Nearby at Yough
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Large 3 acre lawn area
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas propane Grill is avail from April to November
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Seven Spring Resort and Hidden Valley Resprt


                                          • limited accessibility
                                            Can gain access to property from back deck. A handrail has been added between the dining room and the sunken great room for aid in going from one room to the other.


                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • hunting small game
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • NO SMOKING!! in home. Permitted on outside decks. NO PETS ALLOWED!! Children welcome. Can play volleyball, access to fire pit and Horseshoe pit on premise, two decks, two beautiful 34 foot waterfalls to the rear of our mountain home. We give you more time in our mountain home than other rentals do. Check in time is 2 p.m. and check out time is by 3 p.m. on the day of departure. Other rentals have early check out times. More for your rental dollar.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 2:00 PM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                12 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Absolutely Perfect Mountain Home!

                                                                JudyMoon Twp, PA

                                                                This has been our 10th year renting Serenty Falls for our family and friends annual ski trip. It is a easy short 7 mile drive to Seven Springs for the ones that want to ski and party there- but with the outside fire pit, beautiful decks, lots of grounds to explore, the inside stone fireplace and lots of room for sitting, we really don't have to go anywhere! The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you would need. The house is always clean, beds are very comfortable - it is our " home away from home" retreat!! The owners, Sandy & Al, have thought of everything that one would need while away and are always updating the house.

                                                                We just wish the backyard waterfall worked in the winter--or we just need to come back in the spring, summer or fall to enjoy it!!

                                                                Comfortable Cabin close to Seven Springs

                                                                kate t.

                                                                Overall we had a comfortable week staying at Serenity Falls. The kitchen was ready the cook in our family to cook big Italian dinners every night when we came home from skiing. The fireplace was keeping the living room warm, which is a bit drafty, but the fireplace really helps keep it warm. The surround sound on the big screen was perfect for our movie night watching Rogue One. The bathrooms were totally fine. The bedrooms were well thought out and comfortable. Entering through the downstairs was perfect since we had lots of wet snowy gear from skiing all day. That really helped keep the house clean. We were a family of 6, and this house was the perfect size for our stay.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you very much for the excellent review of your stay at our mountain home. We appreciate you and your group for selecting our mountain retreat that is so close to Seven Springs. We agree with the fireplace. We built the 8 ft stone fireplace resembling the style at the resort. You and your group are more than welcome to return.

                                                                Thank you for taking such good care of our mountain home

                                                                Sandy and Al

                                                                It was just ok,nothing great

                                                                Lisa S.

                                                                Very poor communication as to how to obtain key.House smelled like old bay seasoning from prior guest which must not of been cleaned up.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                I just saw this response. I remember you having difficulty with getting emails from me to your personal email account. I send info via word documents and they were sent. You had difficulty with your email. I remember calling you from Europe and resending to you from Europe. I take pride in communicating with my clients and know that I did what I always do. As far as the odor, I am truly sorry for that. We came to realize that a previous client did not clean the oven and had overspill. We noticed that when we returned from Europe. That has been discussed with my cleaning lady and my previous client. I am truly sorry and if you ever want to return to our home I will give you a discount.

                                                                Excellent service and lovely space

                                                                Ker-Jiun W.

                                                                We are visiting scholars and students from Pitt, and rent this lovely house just two days before we arrived. The owner, Sandy, is a very kind, nice and easygoing lady, she gave us prompt response and accept our request immediately. She provided us considerable guidance and directions of how to arrange everything in the house, as well as marvelous hospitality from the local manager. Even though I forgot to leave the keys at the dinning table when we left, she allowed us to mail the keys back! What a wonderful experience! The house is located in a beautiful place with lots of firewoods free to use. The house has a photo album inside, where can find the history of this house, and it is actually more than 160+ old, but in a perfect maintenance and condition just like brand new!! No matter whether you are an outdoor activity lover who wants to enjoy the nature, or families or friends who who want to spend some pleasant time getting together, I strongly recommend you to stay at this superb place.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of our mountain home. My husband and I care deeply about our clients and are very proud of our home and surrounding property. We are committed to giving excellent customer service and I am glad you noticed how much we care. Please visit us again in the future.

                                                                Sandy and Al

                                                                Wonderful getaway

                                                                Kathie S.Pittsburgh

                                                                The property was beautiful and conveniently located to many activities in the area. We loved the waterfall in the back and the comfy lounge chairs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The owners were friendly and accommodating.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you for your kind words about our mountain home. I am glad you enjoyed your time in the laurel mtns. The weather was wonderful for all of the outdoor activities that you were able to do with your husband and children.

                                                                You are welcome back anytime.


                                                                Perfect - Great value

                                                                Matthew L.

                                                                Very private, nice house on a well maintained property. All the amenities you need are provided. Great back deck w/ grill and nearby fire pit. Easy drive to Seven Springs.

                                                                Owner's Response:


                                                                Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a great review for our home and property. I am glad you and your group enjoyed the amenities. You are welcome to visit ant time.


                                                                Rockwood, PA, USA


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                Want to talk with possible clients to answer any questions- personal touch Weekly rates are based on moving Thursday. Weekend nights will not be split during ski season. Must rent (or pay for) 2 weekend nights if renting 2 nights that include a week night. rates are subject to change without notice. 9 per cent tax in addition to rate. Security deposit equal to 1/2 of the rental. This is a separate check that is held and returned after house is cleaned and there isn't any damage or excessive cleaning. House is for 9 guests. If additional guests there is a anadditional charge of $30 per person per day.

                                                                12 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.5/5
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