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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Trough Creek Laurel Lodge is a beautiful five bedroom and three bath mountain home built on 2.25 acres and available for your family vacation, family reunion, or small church retreat. The lodge was designed and built by Judd and Susan Buckwalter and their children in 2011. It was important to them that the design of the lodge would provide a classic rustic experience where multiple families could vacation together, making new memories and strengthening relationships. Planning your vacation is effortless as the lodge is located only several minutes from Tatman Run boat launch and swim area on Raystown Lake, and Trough Creek State Park.
The lodge is a traditional stick built home with cypress wood siding on the outside and knotty pine tongue and groove boards on the interior walls. The ceiling height is 25' to the exposed hemlock ridgepole and rafters creating an extraordinary open lodge feeling. The main living area boasts an 8' foot wide stone fireplace, dining table and living room seating for twelve, and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The lodge will sleep up to twenty people. There are five bedrooms consisting of eight full size beds and six single size bunks. For your entertainment we have provided a brand new oak pool table by Heirloom Billards in Strasburg, Pa, foosball table, ping pong table, high style hickory card table, and 46' flat screen television with DVD player and a variety of DVD's (no cable). For your convenience a washer and dryer are provided.
Raystown lake is an 8,000 acre lake. Surrounding it are picnic areas, beaches, boat launches, campgrounds, trails, hunting, fishing, marina, concession stands, etc

Keywords: Lodge, cabin, home, rental, chalet, retreat center,

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Property Type

  • Lodge

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO ALCOHOL ON PREMISIS ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double

    plus two 'snuggle doubles' 4 inch. narrower than reg. double...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    bunk consists of two twin beds-room sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    bunk consists of two twin beds-room sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    bunk consists of two twin beds-room sleeps 4...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • 14 total beds - 6 doubles, 6 twins, 2 'snuggle doubles' (can sleep 1 or 2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    private bathroom in bedroom #1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    on level with bedrooms #2 & 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    on level with bedrooms #4 & 5...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fire ring in woods with 8 adirondak chairs, porch swing, hiking trails, beautiful view of lake from top of mountain from trail, Wide open and spacious great room, TV/movie area with seating for 12...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    variety of dvd's available...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Can seat 13 with one on the end. folding table and chairs for overflow seating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED. Only dish towels, dish cloths, and hand towels for the bathroom are provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$320
$1,640

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee 2016 $90
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Stay longer and save more. Our rate is $320 per night, $860 for 3 nights ($100 savings), reserve 4 nights save $200, reserve 5 nights save $300, reserve 6 nights save $400. Our rate of $1,640.00 for a full week reservation amounts to $600 savings.

$200 and signed contract required for reservation. Final payment due 30 days before date of arrival.


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Last updated: 07/26/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Judd is a Marriage and Family Counselor and a Counseling Professor at a Bible College. Susan is a homemaker who also does insurance billing at Judd's counseling practice. They have four children, two dogs and a cat.

Why the Owner Chose James Creek, PA, USA:
Family is very important to the Buckwalters. Their purpose in building the Lodge was for their own extended family to have a large enough place to enjoy some time together in the future. It was also important to them that other families would be blessed to have a place to meet as well. The Buckwalter's also had a need for a place to provide marriage and pre-marital retreats. Originally they were just looking for wooded land. Finding land so close to Raystown lake was just an added blessing.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the back porch in the rockers or on the porch swing. If you don't feel like taking a short drive to the lake, the waterpark, or Trough Creek State Park. You can always stay at the lodge and hike on one of the many trails within walking distance. One trail leads to the top of the mountain where you will see a breathtaking view of the lake. A short hike behind the lodge will take you to a beautiful creek where the young at heart can explore with the provided bucket and nets. Inside the lodge you can enjoy a game of pool, pingpong, or foosball. A variety of dvd's and a large screen tv are provided with plenty of seating for a large group. In the evening you can sit in the Adirondack chairs around the fire pit behind the lodge and make smores. We have found that Raystown lake and Trough Creek State Park encompass much of the same beauty we have enjoyed over the years at some of our favorite vacation spots in the Smokies and at Lake Gaston, but all this enjoyment and relaxation is much closer.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Large gaming loft area

    Large gaming loft area

  • Downstairs full bath

    Downstairs full bath

  • Dining seating for twelve

    Dining seating for twelve

  • Main level bedroom

    Main level bedroom

  • Stairway from loft to main level

    Stairway from loft to main level

  • Main level full bath

    Main level full bath

  • Sitting by the fire on a cold winter day at Trough Creek Laurel Lodge

    Sitting by the fire on a cold winter day at Trough Creek Laurel Lodge

  • Hickory double bed

    Hickory double bed

  • Full Service Kitchen with glass top stove, large size oven and dishwasher

    Full Service Kitchen with glass top stove, large size oven and dishwasher

  • Loft master bedroom suite with 2 hickory double beds and 2 built in double beds

    Loft master bedroom suite with 2 hickory double beds and 2 built in double beds

  • Loft Master suite bathroom

    Loft Master suite bathroom

  • Lower Level sitting area with sofa seating for twelve with 50" flat screen

    Lower Level sitting area with sofa seating for twelve with 50" flat screen

  • Ping Pong table for the table tennis enthusiast

    Ping Pong table for the table tennis enthusiast

  • Stairway to the lower level

    Stairway to the lower level

  • Main level full bath with shower

    Main level full bath with shower

VRBO #371021

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, August 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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