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Cabin Lodging near Cherry Springs State Park Star Gazing. Your Remote, Private Hilltop Cabin, Blue Skies Lodge has a private 10 acre star gazing field on a parallel with Cherry Springs State Park.
Call us at 814-320-3191.
Cherry Springs Cabin Lodging. Located in Potter County Pa in the Pa Wilds. Close to Ski Denton.
Nestled on a hilltop, amidst 50 acres of forests and meadows, is a secluded retreat known as BLUE SKIES LODGE. Far away from the noise of traffic, the glare of street lights and the madness of shopping malls, is a quiet place where you can REST, RELAX and RECHARGE.
At the end of a driveway that winds its way towards heaven, is this serene, restful place - a place where you can make time almost stand still.
As the premiere Getaway Cabin providers in the PA Wilds, we invite you to BLUE SKIES LODGE.
Leave your job and chores behind; forget about that annoying boss or employee; escape from the endless stop-and-go traffic of life. Take a detour to our cabin for a few days.
Bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes, go hiking, biking, or just lounge on the deck and read a good book. Or if you were 'Born to be Wild' bring the dirt bikes or ATVs, snowmobiles or skis.
We provide 'Flex Scheduling' to accommodate your busy lifestyle, so you're not locked into weekends or full weeks. Come when you wish . . . stay as long as you like.
Our 'Easy-Pack' Vacation Plan means we provide little luxuries and necessities for your comfort and enjoyment, so you spend less time packing and shopping - and more time relaxing.
As local owners, we are always here to make sure the cabin is clean and comfortable, and to help with any special needs that may arise.
~*~ THE LODGE ~*~
Our completely-renovated first floor features a fully-equipped kitchen, six-seat dining area and cozy den. The elegant red-and-gold-themed bedroom boasts a sumptuous queen-sized bed. The spacious bathroom includes a convenient laundry center, towels, soap and personal toiletries.
Climb the wide staircase to the Lodge-style Gathering Room, with front and rear access to the wrap-around deck. Have a seat at the built-in bar for a drink and a chat, play a rousing game of foosball or a quiet board game, or wander out onto the deck to enjoy our magnificent Northern Pennsylvania scenery.
Down the hallway is a rustic bedroom with an Amish-made, Queen-sized log bed and views of the woods and picnic area. Across the hall is the bear-themed children's' room, with log bunk beds, games and toys.
When night falls, you can enjoy a soak in the 'Gone Fishing' bathroom, complete with towels and soap (and new, spare toothbrushes and toothpaste, should you forget yours).
There are plenty of DVDs and video tapes to watch on the 32' flat-screen TV.
* * * FOR YOU STARGAZERS * * *
Located on the same parallel (41 degrees N) as Cherry Springs State Park, a Dark Sky Preserve, BLUE SKIES LODGE has a 10-acre open field with magnificent viewing capabilities. Bring your telescope - or just your eyes and a blanket. You will be amazed at the number of stars you can see here!
PLEASE NOTE: Since we are at the top of a long lane, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is necessary during winter weather.
- - - - - - - NOTABLE FACTS ABOUT THE AREA - - - - - - -
Coudersport is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, 110 miles (180 km) east by south of Erie, on the Allegheny River. The population was 1,530 in 1890; 3,217 in 1900; 3,100 in 1910. The population at the 2000 census was 2,650. It is the county seat of Potter County.
The center of town is located 41.774768,-78.020868.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total land area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²).
Coudersport lies in a broad valley at the joining of the Allegheny and Mill Creek rivers, surrounded by the great hilltop plateaus of the Allegheny highlands.
The town is accessible from the north and south by Pennsylvania Route 44 (the old Jersey Shore Turnpike logging road) and from the west and east by U.S. Route 6, a.k.a. the 'Grand Army of the Republic Highway'.
The Allegheny River finds its headwaters on Cobb Hill, just east of Coudersport, approximately 10 miles south of the New York border. It flows west through Coudersport, then turns north into western New York, looping westward across southern Cattaraugus County for approximately 30 miles, past Portville, Olean, St. Bonaventure University and Salamanca and flowing through Seneca Indian Nation lands close to the northern boundary of Allegany State Park before re-entering northwestern Pennsylvania approximately 20 miles southeast of Jamestown, New York.
Coudersport is home to a 5,000-member, Scottish Rite Consistory, the largest in the Scottish Rite by per capita membership. It is also home to many small businesses, from doctors, dentists and lawyers to restaurants, hotels, motels, inns and rental cabins.
Coudersport was the home of 'Untouchable' Eliot Ness at the time of his death.
The Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP) is a sports and recreation park which was begun in the 1960s by a group of town leaders (including Dr. William L. Mitchell, a local veterinarian). It contains a football field with track and field capabilities, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and hiking trails.
Coudersport has the former headquarters of Adelphia Communications, including the 72,000 SF Adelphia Operations Center, built at an estimated cost of $30 million. Adelphia went bankrupt after internal corruption earlier in the 2000s.
The fictional town of Farringdon, depicted in the Judy Bolton detective series by Margaret Sutton, is based on Coudersport, where Ms. Sutton grew up and attended school. The school, town hall, and several recognizable residences are described in her books. Judy Bolton Days, an annual festival honoring the books of the late Margaret Sutton, is hosted each October by the local Chamber of Commerce.
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Potter County and the PA Wilds are the most sparsely populated areas in the entire state of Pennsylvania, offering breathing room and a chance to slow down and escape from your routine.
Chris purchased this cabin in 2007
Potter County, with its rolling hills and star-filled skies, is one of the most beautiful areas of Pennsylvania. We came here on vacation many years ago, and fell in love. Now we want to share it with you.
Cherry Springs State Park is a Star Gazers Paradise. 'On top of the world', is the feeling you get at this mountain-top retreat, where stars are your nightlights, birdsong is your alarm clock, and crickets chirp you to sleep. The remoteness of the location will enable you to consider the magnificence of the heavens, view wildlife in their natural habitat, and allow you to truly relax.
An incredibly well-appointed, clean, and comfortable cabin for relaxing, stargazing, or hiking. The owners obviously take great pride in providing the perfect getaway with everything you would need to de-stress and enjoy the natural environment.
Myself and 3 other friends were looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia and our jobs that require us glued to a computer monitor. The whole area of Northern PA is intoxicating, almost as if you're in a foreign country. Bob escorted us to our cabin and gave us a small briefing of the area before leaving us to our baser instincts.
The silence is almost maddening if you haven't had peace in quite some time. It actually takes a few hours to adjust to the calmness of everything but eventually you feel the stress melt off your shoulders. Words cannot describe how beautiful the cabin and surrounding area is. We spent an entire night building a camp fire and just taking everything in. There is a manicured plot of land that is great to lay a blanket on and just look at the stars. All appliances and furniture in the cabin are very homey and up to date, but I can assure you that you will not be spending much time inside.
We all had a deep feeling of bitter sweet sadness when returning to work on Monday after spending a mere weekend in this wonderful cabin. It is truly an experience of a lifetime with friends or family and I highly recommend it.
This was a great place to stay while visiting the many great parks in the area. The home is very comfortable and has everything you would need to have a great time. Chris and Handyman Bob were very informative about the area providing tips of things to do, maps, and available to answer any questions we had. Cell service is limited and you do need a 4wd car to get up the driveway in certain weather but it is worth it.
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.
Blue Skies Lodge makes you feel like you just entered the witness protection program! A breathtakingly beautiful location high up in the woods. I'm glad we were met and guided to the home because it would have been very difficult to find! Once we were there everybody discovered a clean, warm inviting home away from home. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed except food which we had packed a bunch of.
Its rare to find a bed and breakfast or hotel that is exactly as advertised, but the Blue Skies Lodge actually exceeded our expectations! We are all looking forward to the opportunity to return!
I had the please of finding this location for star gazing what a fabulous location... the location is remote and off the grid to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of the electronic world. no shortage of peace and tranquility. this sweet cottage package a punch in such a small package. plenty of room for accommodation up to six people and pet friendly. very easy to book and reserve the property. Very friendly staff to work with. very accommodating. Any one looking to get away from the world should come to visit this location and if the weather is right you will have the best show in the world looking at the skies.
I work in the travel industry for a large global travel agency and really you can not get this kind of accommodation at a better price and location and have such a person touch from the owners
Really not enough room here to say all that I would like to say. This is a great place to go to and leave the city life behind. Just be sure that a nice isolated cabin in the woods with no neighbors, no streetlights and thus truly dark, and wildlife such as bears walking within 75 feet of your cabin is what you really want. If so then you cannot go wrong. If you have any doubts talk to the owners and ask questions. They are great people who will help you to decide if this is the right place for you!!
On a parallel with Cherry Springs State Park,Dark Sky Park. 10 Acre Star Gazing Field. Located in Potter County PA in the Pa Wilds
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Off Season Rate
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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