Trough Creek Laurel Lodge - Sleeps 20
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- Minimum stay:1-5 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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,
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 28 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning fee 2017 $90
- Taxes Not included
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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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Large gaming loft area
Downstairs full bath
Dining seating for twelve
Main level bedroom
Stairway from loft to main level
Main level full bath
Sitting by the fire on a cold winter day at Trough Creek Laurel Lodge
Hickory double bed
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 suite bathroom
Lower Level sitting area with sofa seating for twelve with 50" flat screen
Ping Pong table for the table tennis enthusiast
Stairway to the lower level
Main level full bath with shower
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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