Rustic Elegance to Feed Your Soul in the Heart of Pennsylvania(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Lodge, Studio + Other (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 0-10)
Dancing Bear Lodge is on the edge of the Pennsylvania Wilds just a few miles from Interstate 80 making it easy to find. The Pennsylvania Wilds offer a large expanse of forested ridges and valleys, where you can flush a flock of wild turkeys or be startled by a deer snorting at you. Trails abound nearby inviting you to soak in the peaceful sounds of mountain streams or whispering wind.
Nearby communities including Lewisburg, Lock Haven, Millheim and Williamsport have entertainment to offer including live music, micro-breweries, wineries, theater and cinema. State College, home of the Nittany Lions is about 45 minutes from the lodge.
Dancing Bear Lodge is located in a high mountain valley with a significant population of old-order Amish who sell crafts, furnishings and produce and are willing to host you for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is about six miles from two State Parks, R.B.Winter and Ravensburg. R.B. Winter has a small lake where you can swim or paddle. Both parks have well marked trails and fishing in season.
The first floor of the lodge includes a spacious great room which has tables and chairs for as many as 16 people if you want to throw a party or serve a Holiday feast. There are two main sitting areas: one with a couch, a double futon, a rocking chair and two wing back chairs, the second sitting area faces a glass fronted wood stove and includes a sofa and two chairs. A TV with a DVD player is placed in the area with the most seating.
The kitchen adjoins the great room and faces the back porch and deck. There is a bar with seating between the great room and the kitchen. The back porch, accessible from the kitchen through French doors, has a futon and two Adirondack chairs. It adjoins a large partly shaded deck with a full size picnic table. There is a handi-capped accessible ramp from the deck to the ground.
Both of the sleeping lofts at Dancing Bear Lodge have queen sized beds. One of the lofts has a half-bath on suite. There is an additional half bath and a handicap accessible bathroom with a shower on the first floor. To enhance privacy, each loft is furnished with multiple soshi screens. A queen sofa bed and a double futon are available on the first floor. There are two additional single futon mattresses and a folding cot that can be used for children or additional guests.
If you are planning a larger family gathering, or are traveling with someone who snores, you can the owner about the available of an additional guest suite next door, which includes two rooms, a full bath and it's own entrance.
While the owner would rather you be gazing at the stars from the back deck, she has provided WiFi for guests who feel compelled to stay in touch with the rest of the world. There is also a DVD player (and a TV you can use with it) if you like to watch movies.
Dancing Bear Lodge can be a great base camp for your outdoor adventures in Central PA. If you are reasonably fit, the neighboring Bald Eagle State Forest is a great place to hike, mountain bike or cross country ski in season. The West Branch of the Susquehanna River is nearby if you prefer to paddle. Stocked and unstocked trout streams abound in the area if casting a line in a pristine brook catches your fancy.
If you would like to learn more about nature the owner is available to take you on a guided bird or wildflower walk. She is also a avid gardener and would be happy to share whatever is growing in the vegetable, herb or flower gardens.
Keywords: Cabin, retreat,
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Member since: 2011
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Dogs are welcome if they are reasonably well behaved. Please crate your dog if you leave the premises for an extended period of time. Dogs can be free on the deck if you use a baby gate (provided) to enclose them. There are two overhead tie outs in the woods behind the lodge which you are welcome to use with dogs who have harnesses. Due to pet allergies, cats are not allowed inside the lodge. Crated cats could stay on the back porch. ...moreless
- Smoking Allowed:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
- Dancing Bear Lodge has two semi-open lofts with screens for privacy if desired. Both lofts have a queen sized beds. The first floor of Dancing Bear Lodge has a queen sized sofa bed and a double bed sized futon.There are also two single bed sized futon mattresses and a cot. There is a double futon on the back porch as well. If you are booking the space to share with others and need more privacy, a suite is available next door as well. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms
- The deep front porch is furnished with rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs. The grounds include multiple flower gardens, a grove of trees and an ample yard. Hundreds of acres of State Forest land border the village for use by hikers, hunters, snowmobilers, mountain bikers, birders or geo-cache enthusiasts. ...moreless
- CD Player
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- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
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- Iron & Board
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A local caterer can make you anything from jambalaya to middle eastern cusine, accommodating special dietary needs. An Amish neighbor in the village welcomes guests for dinner in her home. Another sells home-made donuts every Saturday morning. ...moreless
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The kitchen is outfitted for foodies and chefs. It has ample counter-space including a stainless food prep area. There is a mixer, a blender, a picnic basket, crock-pots, mixing bowls, a colander and a set of knives....moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $50
Holiday eves and Holiday nights are priced the same as a weekend night, $200. Additional rates are added for pets or more than 6 people. Pet fee is $50. Each additional person (over 6) is and extra $20 a night.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Check out Amish artisans, float down the Susquehanna, watch birds, fly-fish a trout stream, hike in the forest, bike through a beautiful valley or mountain bike the ridges,cross-country ski or ice fish in the winter. There are four state parks within 30 minutes of here and a state forest within walking distance.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I am a rural mountain woman with sophisticated taste. I love critters and flowers and doing my part to make the world a better place. In addition to hosting you at Dancing Bear Lodge, I work as a healer and consultant, guiding people and organizations to bring their best into the world.
Why the Owner Chose Eastville, PA, USA:
I was working in a medical office building with no windows for too many years. When this property, which was built originally as a church, became available I dreamed of having a space with lots of natural light. When my lodge is not booked I use it in my business as a space for workshops, retreats and counseling.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Dancing Bear Lodge is more than a vacation rental. While you can come here to relax and rejuvinate, others come here to learn, create or heal. When Dancing Bear Lodge is 'unavailable' for rental, it is most likely the venue for classes,workshops, or organizational retreats. Or it might be being used as a space for heart-centered coaching, energy work or psychotherapy.
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Dancing Bear Lodge in springtime.
Futon in north loft sleeping area
Back deck late autumn
Living room side of great room with futon on right side.
Seating area in south loft.
Great room looking toward back deck.
Front porch with rocking chairs
Backyard with fire ring and grove of pines
Kitchen food prep area
Queen bed in south loft.
Kitchen sink area looking onto back porch.
Seating area with wood stove.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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