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Cozy Getaway Near Boat Launch - Raystown Lake

(69 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

4:00 pm Check-in
11:00 am Check-out
Early/late check-out can be arranged

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Max of 2 .Please dispose of pet's deposits...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are six steps to access the home. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Downstairs BR; bed is high...moreless

  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size sofa bed in living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Plenty of floor space for crib, air mattress, etc....moreless

  • ~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...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Washer & dryer; hairdryer...moreless

  • Stand up shower w/seat; bath towels provided

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Built into TV...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games in TV stand: Trivial Pursuit, Uno, Chinese Checkers, Chess, Backgammon, Trouble, Scrabble, Pictionary...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Roku also available for streaming. Netflix complimentary...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Nintendo 64 & Playstation 2...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • 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

Location Type

  • Mountain View

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


  • Dining:

    Table expands to seat up to 10 people. 4 stools at counter also...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC units on both floors. Turn off the air conditioning when leaving the house for any period of time....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofabed, 2 recliners, & hickory rocker; Cable TV w/DVD...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    There is cell service unless Verizon....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Gravel parking area...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Nothing longer than 22ft. recommended - maneuvering tricky as the layout of the parking lot requires some three point turning. There is a newly excavated area at bottom of driveway for longer boats....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels are provided .Beach towels not provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, S&P, tea, caffeinated coffee & filters...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Wooden picnic table with benches Metal table with umbrella - seats 4 Additional lawn chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 69 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
Sep 5 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Huntingdon Country Club
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lake Raystown Resort Marina Cafe
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

Why the Owner Chose Huntingdon, PA, USA:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Dog not included, but will visit!

    Dog not included, but will visit!

  • Dining area - table has additional slats for expansion

    Dining area - table has additional slats for expansion

  • First floor bedroom.
Full size bed.

    First floor bedroom. Full size bed.

  • Second floor

    Second floor

  • Additional lawn chairs available in shed

    Additional lawn chairs available in shed

  • First floor bedroom with full size bed.

    First floor bedroom with full size bed.

VRBO #184120

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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