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Cozy Getaway Near Boat Launch - Raystown Lake

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Quiet, rustic cozy home on wooded grounds, perfect for a relaxing getaway. We are 1 1/2 miles from James Creek boat launch near the center of Lake Raystown, located near Entriken. This home has two bedrooms, one on the first floor with a double bed, and the other, on the second floor, with two queen beds.. The second bedroom also sports an upright piano for the musical guest. Wi-Fi is available. Deck is furnished with outdoor tables, seating, and a gas grill. A fire ring is available off the deck for making s'mores and the ingredients are complimentary! Firewood is available for $10/wheelbarrow load. Plenty of bird-watching and chattering squirrels. See our tourist guide booklet for all kinds of fun things to do. Have a great time!

Lake Raystown is the fishing and boating capital of central Pennsylvania and James Creek launch is a hot spot for bass tournaments. Five minutes from Lake Raystown Resort and Waterpark and Trough Creek State Park's Balanced Rock and Swinging Bridge, multiple hiking trails, and great trout fishing. Multiple geocaching opportunities in the area. 15 minutes from Seven Points Recreational Area and Marina and the Allegrippis biking trails. Guided fishing tours and lake beaches at Seven Points Recreational Area and Raystown Lake Resort. Great hunting in this area in the fall.

The house is approximately 18 miles from Huntingdon , Juniata College , Lincoln Cavern. Blue Knob and Tussey Mountain Ski Resorts within 1 hour. Penn State University is also within an hours drive.

Check-in/Check-out:

4:00 pm Check-in

11:00 am Check-out

Early/late check-out can be arranged

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Owner
Julie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2017

Why Julie chose James Creek

Our family purchased acreage on Piney Ridge in 1971 to take advantage of the newly formed Raystown Lake, built a road, cleared the land, roasted many a hotdog over burning brush piles, and finally built the cottage in 1974. It has been the site of many reunions, a wedding, a few honeymoons, anniversary & birthday celebrations, and Thanksgiving dinner has been a tradition here since 1974. The cottage has been well used & well loved. We chose the spot for its proximity to the lake to take advantage of the many activities such as boating, skiing, swimming and fishing. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is lovely!! We shared breakfast on the deck every morning with the hummingbirds and stargazed at night. Never see this many stars in the city! It was a wonderful place to unwind after a day of boating and hiking. Thanks for opening your home to us - you've thought of everything! See you next year!
Aug 2011
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Amenities

James Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Firewood is available for $10 per wheelbarrow.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washer & dryer; hairdryer
  • Stand up shower w/seat; bath towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Downstairs BR; bed is high
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Plenty of floor space for crib, air mattress, etc.
  • ~Two Queens on second floor as well as ample floor space for crib or air mattress. ~Double bed on first floor ~Queen size sofa bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fire Ring, toasting sticks, mountain pie makers, & complimentary fixings for s'mores. WiFi available. Piano, two Lazy-Boys for additional sleeping option. The neighbor's friendly dogs will visit.

Reviews

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Cozy Getaway Near Boat Launch - Raystown Lake
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 92 reviews
5

Quaint, cozy and beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this location. Not far from local boat launch. If you like to do fishing it is a good location and not too far from lake raystown. We literally only had to bring clothes and food.....EVERYTHING else was provided. Julie responded back promptly about the reservation request. We are so happy and pleased we stayed there!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Julie, you have thought of everything your guests could possibly need to enjoy their stay! This cute house is very clean, tastefully decorated both inside and out, and obviously well-cared for! We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Idyllic Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We snuck away for a quick vacation before the kids headed back to college and couldn’t have asked for a better setting: clean, great location, well-stocked, and easy communications with host. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic as always!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit. The place was great as usual! Good location and well maintained! We'll be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin and very well equipped- lovely place for bird watching too!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Millville, PA. USA
5

Peaceful, Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

First, we would like to thank Julie for renting us her cabin. This has been our third year returning and with out a doubt we will be back again. We love the peaceful setting and cleanliness of the cabin. Everything we need, Julie provides for us, right down to the ingredients for s'mores. We dock our boat at Raystown Resort Marina, which is less then 10 minutes away. We spend a lot of time on the water but it is very convenient to come back to the cabin for a break. We love that the cabin is pet friendly and we can take our fur babies along with us. We had an awesome time and can't wait to return.

The Davis's

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Trough Creek State Park
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Huntingdon
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lake Raystown Resort Marina Cafe
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Tatman Run Beach - main channel of Raystown Lake
Car: necessary

Raystown Lake Resort and WildRiver Water Park, Trough Creek State Park, Fishing Tournaments, Altoona Curve Baseball, East Broad Top Steam Railroad, Lincoln Caverns, Penns Cave, Penn State Football, Swigart's Car Museum, Gun and Archery Range, Horseshoe Curve, DelGrossos Amusement Park, Hesston Speedway, Huntingdon County Fair, Juniata College, Geocaching, Ziplines

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Evidence of smoking indoors will result in loss of security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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