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Allegheny Riverfront (Tidioute/Tionesta) - Secluded 3000 Sq Ft House

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-20)

Situated on 2.5 secluded acres on The Allegheny River and surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest, this 3000 square foot house sleeps 16+.

The Wheeler-Farley House is a fully equipped, 3 level home with 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, patios/decks on all levels (5 total including front porch and river deck), includes a fully equipped kitchen with range, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator and has a washer and dryer. Enjoy cookouts on the spacious patio that has an oversized stone grill and can accommodate large groups. Rent for family reunions, hunting, fishing, & golf trips, executive retreats and vacations. The 185 feet of accessible riverfront property is lined with massive, flat boulders, making the river bank a great place to sunbathe, fish or have a picnic. The Wheeler-Farley House has a large, flat front yard that can accommodate croquet, bocce ball, a volleyball or whiffle ball game. Enjoy the beauty and activities of the Allegheny National Forest, including hiking, cross country skiting, and snowmobiling/ATV'ing on over 300 miles of cleared trails.

History of The Wheeler-Farley House:

Be swept back in time to when “Timber was King” when you stay at The Wheeler-Farley House…

Purchased in 1929 by our great-grandparents, Joseph Allen and Rachel Wheeler Farley, The Wheeler-Farley House is located on land that was once owned by our great-great grandfather, Nelson Platt Wheeler. His company, Wheeler & Dusenbury, was a major player in the timber industry during the 1800s through the early 1900s. At one time, Wheeler & Dusenbury owned 55,000 acres in this area of Pennsylvania now known as “The Pennsylvania Wilds”. Just about all of the land was sold or donated and is now incorporated into The Allegheny National Forest. As fate would have it, The Wheeler-Farley House came up for sale in the spring of 2006 after being out of the family since 1978. We are so excited to have it back and hope that you will enjoy the land our ancestors loved, as we do, when you stay at The Wheeler-Farley House.

While there, look at pictures of days gone by, read about the logging camps of the area and the adventures on The Allegheny River, rafting the logs downstream. Visit an “Old Growth Forest” at Hearts Content, once a Wheeler & Dusenbury logging camp and now part of The Allegheny National Forest.

Referring to The Wheeler-Farley House, the son of the former owner said, “Your ancestors sure knew what they were doing, they picked the prettiest place on The Allegheny River.” We whole-heartedly agree with him and now want to share this beautiful land with you.

The Wheeler-Farley House is in The Allegheny National Forest in Forest County, 10 miles north of Tionesta and 4.5 miles south of Tidioute on Route 62.

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November 29, 2016


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Allegheny Riverfront (Tidioute/Tionesta) - Secluded 3000 Sq Ft House
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Pasadena, CA

Wonderful Stay on the River!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at the Wheeler-Farley House! In my opinion it is even better than the description, there was plenty of room for all of my family to relax and enjoy themselves. We loved relaxing on the the balconies, benches above the river, boulders, and at the fire pit! It was fun cooking on the large bbq grill and we enjoyed 2 dinners at the lovely great room dining table that was large enough to accommondate all of us. My husband and I worked off the dinners by running on a beautiful river trail in Tidioute.(The entrance is across the bridge and south) My nephew brought his kayak and fishing poles. We also went golfing at Hunter's Station Golf Club(beautiful views). And, last but not least since we were very lucky to have wonderful weather we rented a pontoon boat at the Allegheny Reservoir and it was very fun! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

A Wonderful Time with Good Friends Enjoying the Fall Foliage in the Allegheny National Forest

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a great long weekend at the Wheeler-Farley Home. What a perfect location on the Allegheny River! The home was very inviting. Our group of 14 gals from a local exercise group had a lot of fun exploring the area, including several different hikes (including The Sherman Lighthouse), shopping, and a trip on the railroad train. The home accommodated our group very well and we each had our space, if needed. Very impressed with the quality of the furnishings, the dishes/glassware, linens, and overall condition of this home. Also it was very clean, and everything was in good working order. It is easy to see that the owners love this property. The foliage in the area was at its peak, and there was a snap in the air when we went on our outings. There was plenty to do in the area, although a car is needed. Enjoyed driving through the little towns. A bat sanctuary was located within walking distance to the south of the property and included a big barn for the 'pups' as well as a Bat condo. Good electronic communication with the owner...highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week on the river

  • 5 of 5

This is the place you always hoped to find: quiet and calm, right on the river, with the chance to sit on the huge rocks and look at eagles flying overhead. Kayaking from this spot to the bridge is 5 miles, or you can put in upstream, at Tidioute, and paddle 'home' for lunch. Wherever you go, the views are so beautiful...

And the house is roomy, clean, with a fire ring, great decks for reading. Truly a find.

Thanks to the owners for making it available. Our two vacations at the Wheeler-Farley house have been our family's best.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Venango (Franklin)
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hunter Station

Skiing at Peak 'n Peak 50 miles; Casino 50 miles; Lake boating nearby, Geocaching, Bald Eagle nest & sightings!


Rates & Availability

Tidioute House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 4:00 PM

Available Year Round

Reservations must be secured with a $500 non-refundable deposit.
A $500 security deposit is due 3 weeks prior to your arrival date.
A 9% Pennsylvania (6%) and Forest County (3%) Room and Hotel Tax is not included in the rate
Rates are subject to change until reservation is secured with the deposit

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Tidioute House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 baths; 3 showers; 1 bathtub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 3 double futons in lower level sleeping quarters, Bunk Beds (1) Twin upper, double lower futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 20 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Accessible riverfront with large flat rocks for sunbathing & fishing, small riverboat docking, fire pit on patio.

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