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40% OFF SUMMER RATES Log Home near 7 SpringS - Resort Skiing, Golf & Pool Nearby

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 16-18) RATED BEST ON THE MOUNTAIN


Inspired by Montana architecture with rustic stone and log detailing, Sundance at Fern Mountain offers a PEACEFUL mountaintop setting SURROUNDED BY FOREST, and overlooking neighboring horse ranch and pond. Combined with meticulously decorated interiors for ultimate comfort, this home sets itself apart from others. Also available is Redwood at Fern Mountain #909821 which is located next door on 2 1/2 acres.

4,900 SF of fully livable space includes MEDIA and GAME ROOMS with 52' TV and BLUE RAY SURROUND SOUND, GAME TABLE and other popular fun activities. Sundance was DESIGNED FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CORPORATE RETREATS, and can SLEEP UP TO 18 COMFORTABLY.

Outdoor entertaining beckons with a LARGE DECK, hand laid flagstone patio, OUTDOOR FIREPLACE, gas grill and FIRE-PIT for roasting marshmallows and telling stories by the campfire.

Granite countertops, upscale appliances and furnishings, spacious mud/gear room, fine linens and towels, and attention to detail all add to this home's comfort, but it will be the TIMES SPENT HERE WITH FAMILY and FRIENDS that make it truly MEMORABLE.

Sundance offers CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RESORTS, a true convenience, but WITHOUT THE NOISE AND TRAFFIC. Seven Springs offers a resort pool for a daily fee. Swimming at the local State Parks is at no charge. Located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands and Forbes State Forest, a HOST OF RECREATIONAL PURSUITS await you from DOWNHILL SKIING and SNOWMOBILING to FISHING in high mountain lakes and WHITE WATER RAFTING.


Completed in September 2009, Sundance at Fern Mountain has several offerings: One time rentals, Cabin Club (multiple date rentals at a discounted rate). Call for details.


Keywords: Luxury log home, corporate retreat, family reunion, new

More Details

Shari DeNardo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Shari DeNardo

U. S. Recreational Properties is a developer of high quality rustic-styled vacation homes in locations offering great access to a variety of recreational pursuits and is the first to offer fractional ownership opportunities in the Laurel Highlands.

The USREC partnership is comprised of a handful of families who enjoy the outdoors and nature, and who have traveled to Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Alaska among other exciting destinations. Their appreciation of nature, enthusiasm for the outdoor lifestyle and adventurous recreation inspired them to form USREC, thus to create an opportunity for others to enjoy the same.

Shari DeNardo purchased this house in 2009

Why Shari DeNardo chose Laurel Highlands

The Laurel Highlands caters to the outdoor enthusiast offering a vast array of activities for every type of traveler: those who love the thrill of white water rafting and downhill skiing; those who enjoy fishing and hunting; those who are more conservative in their travels and are interested history, covered bridges and wineries; and, of course, those who gravitate towards resort vacationing, spas and golf courses. It has something for everyone!

What makes this house unique

This property is unique because of its close proximity to resorts and recreation, yet it is nestled among a forest of trees, on a mountaintop that is peaceful, serene and tranquil. It encourages quality time and relaxation. The only noise you hear is the rustling of the trees and the occasional whinny from the horses on the neighboring ranch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for such a great place to stay. We all very much enjoyed our visit this weekend. Everyone loved the house and can't wait to do this again next year. Everything was great. Thank you!
May 2010
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Somerset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spacious and luxuriou with jetted tub and 5 foot tile shower
    Between Queen rooms -Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large double bowl vanity
    Between Queen rooms - Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large double bowl vanity
    2nd level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Standard bath for loft bedroom and game area
  • 4
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Master suite with private whirlpool and shower bath
    Queen - 1 queen , Main Level - Queen
    Queen - 1 queen , Main Level Queen
    Queen - 1 queen , Main Level Queen
    Queen - 1 queen , Main Level Queen
    Queens and bunks - 2 queen , 2 bunk bed , 2nd Level large room with 2 queen beds and 4 built in bunks
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Futon next to game table
  • 6th bedroom with two queen beds and two sets of LARGE built-in bunk beds are carpeted but no mattress (BUNKS suitable for sleeping bags which are provided) A FAVORITE spot for kids thru college age. Built in bunks can easily sleep 6 kids.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Surrounded by forest on private and secluded 2.5 acres. Overlooks neighboring horse ranch. Close proximity to resorts without the noise/traffic.


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40% OFF SUMMER RATES Log Home near 7 SpringS - Resort Skiing, Golf & Pool Nearby
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Fun Family Weekend at Sundance

  • 5 of 5

Just sent Sharon a quick not to tell her how much we enjoyed our stay at Sundance. Our party was thrilled with the accommodations and the beauty of the area. Our more adventurous guests enjoyed a day at Seven Springs either tubing or skiing - resort was an easy 15-20 minute drive away. We will certainly look forward to a future visit.

-Kitchen well stocked.

-Floor-Plan was perfect for our 18 guests.

-Home was clean and comfy.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Week AGAIN.

  • 5 of 5

We again had a wonderful week using Sundance and Redwood. With over 30 folks coming and going during the week, all had a great time. And yes, we're coming again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob we are grateful to welcome you and your family every year. You have been a loyal customer and we appreciate your business and always try to implement your suggestions. Sundance and Redwood are ideal for retreats and reunions and we look forward to welcoming you again next year.
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Fantastic house, beautiful and private!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 16 spent several days at Sundance to celebrate our mom's 94th birthday, and we loved it! We used to go to Pine Island, NC, but the trip was becoming too long for our mother. This was the perfect place for us. Only an hour from home, but we had so much time together, enjoying great meals and talking around the fire, we could have been in Montana! The house was spotless and really nicely appointed. Comfortable beds, great furniture, lots of nice detailing (for example, instead of cheap "builder's fixtures," the light fixtures with cut-outs of moose and pine trees gave a really authentic feel) and an extremely private setting helped to create the perfect getaway for us. We had one minor issue in getting the internet to work, and Shari got back to me immediately with the solution. We will be back as a family for sure, and are thinking of a business retreat and going with friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience in Redwood and Sundance for family reunion

  • 4 of 5

My husband's large family gets together each summer for a reunion at a different location in the country and these two homes, Redwood and Sundance were perfect for our needs. We were able to sleep and share bathrooms comfortably. The kitchens are well-appointed and we really appreciated the fact that each kitchen has two refrigerators, as we prepare large, family-style evening meals and eat breakfasts onsite. We were fortunate enough to experience great weather during our stay, so we enjoyed meals on the spacious decks everyday. The homes were clean very upon arrival and the expectations for departing guests are reasonable and appropriate. The owner is professional and easy to communicate with. We had an issue with a shower one day, and Shari was able to secure a plumber to address the problem right away. The home is about 30 minutes from Fallingwater and 45 minutes from river rafting. Some people in our party also visited the 9/11 Flight 93 Memorial. The area is fantastic for cultural and physical recreation, and the homes are comfortable and pleasing to return to. A beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Great place, loved the covered deck and outdoor area. We had a fire in the campfire ring every night with 20 people sitting around.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a gorgeous place to stay and was ideally located for family members coming from Philadelphia, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Youngstown. Plus, it was large enough to comfortably accommodate sixteen adults and five children. Our stay was even better because we arrived to four inches of freshly fallen snow and left two days later with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70"s. The owners were also very responsive to our needs. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Latrobe / 40 minutes or Pittsburgh IA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hidden Valley Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hidden Valley
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 76
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Out of the Fire Cafe
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Hidden Valley 1 mile / Seven Springs 8 miles
Car: necessary

The Laurel Highlands offers a vast array of activities from recreational pursuits to cultural interests.

Adventurous recreational pursuits include downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, mountain biking and, of course, some of the best whitewater rafting in the eastern US at Ohiopyle.

Nature enthusiasts will love hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, swimming, horseback riding, and bird watching. Fall foliage is especially spectacular.

Cultural interests include: Fort Ligonier, Fort Necessity, historical Route 40, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, antiquing, wineries and covered bridges.

For the more discerning traveler, there are a host of golf courses, resort activities, fine dining and world class spas.


Rates & Availability

Somerset House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late fall
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLK weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Presidents Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mar 16 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 1 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
maintenance and final clean $295 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pricing is not confirmed until a quote is received from manager

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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