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This is Not Montana---This is the View from the Ridge Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

The Ridge Retreat is a timber-framed 4 BR/3 BA home with a great room, fully equipped kitchen, sleeping loft, third floor writers nook, deck and covered porch.

The retreat is located on a ridge line with 45 mile views that would make you think you are in Montana, yet you are located just 3 miles from downtown Huntingdon, PA , home of Juniata College.

Raystown lake, the largest lake within the borders of Pennsylvania, is just minutes away with boating, swimming and fishing. Although the lake is the single largest tourist attraction in the area, there is a plethora of other activities all with in 20 minutes from the Ridge Retreat.

There are mountain biking trails certified by the US Mountain Biking Association 15 minutes from the retreat. The skeet shooting range used by the US Olympic team is just 10 minutes from the retreat. Lincoln Caverns is just 10 minutes away. In 20 minutes you can fly-fish the streams that President Jimmy Carter fishes. You can tube, canoe or kayak on the Little Juniata River just below the Raystown Dam.

Keywords: Timber-framed Mountain Home

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2016

About The Owner

My wife and I are active in many art and craft areas. My wife plays in two community bands that perform on a professional level. I enjoy making furniture and doing cabinet work. and we are both readers. Therefore the peaceful location of our mountain retreat seemed to be just suited for our tastes. Yet, if you are more active, if you enjoy physical activities there is so much to see and do in this area that no matter what your interests you will find enjoyment.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Allegheny Mountains & Her Valleys

My Wife and I fell in love with the solitude of this location and yet it is accessible and easy to reach from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC and Northern VA. It offers such a variety of activities that it would take a month to visit all of the historical sites, fish all the streams and the lake, bike all the trails, hike all of the logging trails, or---just sit on the deck with a book , the sun and the birds.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

This is Not Montana---This is the View from the Ridge Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Wellington, FL


  • 5 of 5

Great property, excellent house, and overall nice experience.

We stayed here in July 2016 for a wedding in Huntingdon and made a week of it on Raystown Lake. The location was great as it is only 10 minutes from all the retail needs in Huntingdon, about 25 minutes from Seven Points Marina, and yet very isolated at the top of the mountain. The community road and driveway to the house are unpaved and parts are fairly steep as the description notes, but it isn't too bad of a drive and can be done in most any vehicle (my sister-in-law did it in a fully loaded minivan with no issues).

The house is well laid out with two bedrooms on the main (entry) floor and two on the second floor (each floor has one bedroom with a queen bed and one with two twins). The master bedroom is on the main floor and has its own master bath. Each floor also has a large shared bathroom. There's also a really nice loft on the second floor directly above the kitchen that is a great area for the kids to sleep. There were already four air mattresses in the loft when we arrived, so our kids and their cousins had a blast sleeping up there. The stacked washer and dryer comes in handy too. Finally, there's a great deck that wraps around two sides of the house with plenty of room for grilling and enjoying the outdoors.

Overall excellent stay, great value for the price, and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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state college

Great retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 had a fabulous long weekend at the Ridge Retreat. The rooms were very comfortable and the house had a fabulous view of the sunset over the mountains. The kitchen was well stocked and there were more than enough dishes and cups for everyone. I would return to the Ridge Retreat if the opportunity arose.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

excellent choice for a relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend in October with a couple of friends and a bunch of small kids. We have found exactly what we were looking for: a nice house in the middle of Pennsylvania's woods for us to enjoy the time together. The house is fantastic, and the location is great (convenient to everywhere but still feeling private and isolate). Everything was in perfect condition and there was a lot of space for all of us (we slept very comfortable being 10 and the kids still had the extra space of the 'sleeping loft' to play around). Raystown Lake area has a lot to offer, we particularly enjoyed walking around the lake, driving around and enjoying fall colors and visiting nearby farms! We would definiely recommend this property to friends and relatives!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A thanksgiving feast in Huntingdon PA

  • 4 of 5

The cabin had ample kitchen facilities and seating for 10. TV was on the smaller size for the room. Not much to do in town but great get away for hiking and nature lovers.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntingdon House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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$1,400/weekend ..$1,500 long weekend... $1,600/week Saturday-Saturday
Deposit $800 to hold date/Cleaning Cost is included in rental rates
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Huntingdon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This is a loft over the timber framed kitchen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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