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Closest to Park/Lake Access - Direct Property Access to Allegrippis Trail System

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Allegrippis Lodge sits atop a ridge in the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains in South Central Pennsylvania and direct access to The Allegrippis Trail System. The home is 2800 square feet with an additional 800 square feet of covered porches surrounding the house. Includes linens, equipped kitchen and firewood along with all of the other amenities. Enjoy breakfast in the large country kitchen with granite breakfast bar. Read a book and relax on the front porch rockers. Watch spectacular sunsets and start a fire in the fireplace on the back porch. After a day of hiking the trails, fishing, swimming, bike riding and sightseeing soak in the Master Bath jetted tub. Enjoy.

We are directly across the street from the federal grounds containing the Allegrippis Ridge Biking Trails. Once you're here you can ride your bike across the street to the southern section of the Allegrippis Trail.

Keywords: Mountain, Lake, Big Porch, Large, Spacious, New, Raystown

More Details

Larry and Dana Bradford
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Larry and Dana Bradford

We live in Washington DC. My wife wanted water and I wanted mountains. We found the best of both worlds within 3 hours of home. We fell in love with the area and bought this property years ago and then built the current home a year or so later. We hope you enjoy as much as we do.

This family picture was taken at Lincoln Caverns at New Years a few years ago.


The Bradfords

Larry and Dana Bradford purchased this house in 2005

Why Larry and Dana Bradford chose Hesston

We absolutely love this rural part of the country. Allows us to enjoy the mountains and the water at the same time!

What makes this house unique

On beautiful summer days it is always on the lake or a local creek area that we enjoy. On cold or rainy days it is a trip in town to the old time candy store and two doors down to the early 1900s movie theater (See if you can find the Allegrippis Lodge Plaque in Theatre 2) .


Hesston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom on Main Level - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Two full beds in the upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in loft is queen size.
    Main Level Suite - 1 king , This is the master bedroom on the main level.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Closest to Park/Lake Access - Direct Property Access to Allegrippis Trail System
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
New Tripoli, PA

My Happy Place!

  • 5 of 5

As always, I had a wonderful relaxing time. The house is always clean, has everything we need, close to boat launch, plenty of parking, and the Bradfords are wonderful people.

I just can't say enough about this house. Thank you again for sharing this house with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation week in a perfect location and a great house!

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, spacious and well stocked with kitchen necessities. Had lots of rain during our stay so the front and back porch were perfect to still allow for outdoor eating and games. Unfortunately the fire wood was pretty wet as well, so couldn't really get a rip roaring fire going on the back porch. May get more use out of the beautiful fireplace if the wood could be covered. Loved the new, lit sidewalk from the lower driveway to the front of the house. Pull through driveway always so convenient for boat towing to the lake. Great location for morning or evening rides on the Allegrippis bike trails. Got some use out of the basement pool table with the rainy weather.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Returning Guests

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house two years in a row. Very spacious, quiet location close to the lake. We enjoy everything about this house, especially the large rear covered porch complete with a fireplace for evening s'mores and mountain pies...even if it rains! Will definitely stay again when we visit Raystown. Owner is very pleasant and accomodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words. It is always a pleasure to have you stay and look forward to your next stay!
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Amazing, spacious, and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our first ever siblings vacation weekend, and this house was perfect for us. With two couples and two singles, the loft area worked wonderfully as a fourth bedroom, and we loved how open and spacious the house felt. Those of us who were more ambitious appreciated the proximity to the park area for morning runs and afternoon swimming, and those of us with lower energy levels loved the beautiful view from the back porch. We actually ended up spending a lot of time on the porch, eating meals, playing board games, and watching sunsets. We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend the weekend, and if we're ever back in the area, this will be our first choice for a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best location outside the park.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and well stocked with linens and towels. The WiFi was a plus for those that can’t get away from work. This has been our third trip and we’ll be back again. This is as close to the lake as you can get without staying in the resort itself.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean well stocked home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Best location if you want to enjoy the mountain bike trails

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
State College
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
A couple in Huntingdon
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Seven Points Recreational Area (Seasonal)
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Blue Knob also Tussey Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Seven Points Recreational Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Seven Points Recreational Area Entrance
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change up to confirmation of rental. We offer processing through VRBO or checks through us directly.

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.