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Welcome to the Beautiful Laurel Ridge Lodge! Contact us to book today!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Estate, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16-23)

Welcome to our family home nestled on Old Franklin Hilltop in the middle of the scenic Laurel Highlands. Located just a mile from the PA turnpike, our tuscan villa is the perfect place to have your corporate event, meeting, rehearsal dinner, family reunion, weekend getaway or vacation. Enjoy the stunning views from the pool deck and elevated out-door jacuzzi. Star gaze spring, summer, fall and winter from our flag stone patio deck and relax in the hot tub after full days of family fun.

We are convenient to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport and all the attractions afforded by the Laurel Mountains such as Seven Springs and Hidden Valley resorts. (About 20 minutes away.)

We take pride in our luxurious home and hope our guests can leave refreshed and renewed just as we do. The home is decorated as a tuscan villa and hunting lodge and features over 30 mounted animals, plaster artwork, rustic furniture, large couches and comfortable sitting areas. Our kitchen comes stocked with large serving bowls and all kitchen appliances to serve family style. Extra tables and chairs can be provided should your group need additional seating.

Guests at our home can enjoy our pool and adjacent jacuzzi/hot-tub, our bocce ball court and our large patio and deck, complete with outdoor furniture. Our home also features wi-fi, a home theater room, out-door pizza oven, fully equipped kitchen and work out equipment on the lower level. Bed linens, towels and soap are included at no additional charge.

The first floor is handicap accessible with some limitations.

For guests who would like to see the sights, play golf or enjoy out door sport, many options are within a just few minute's drive.

Whether you take advantage of all the outdoor activities nearby or prefer to snuggle up next to our fireplace, you will experience a comfortable stay in a secluded mountain environment with all the luxurious conveniences to make your getaway over the top. We look forward to your stay at Laurel Ridge Lodge!

Keywords: Estate, Manor, Home, Luxury, Mansion, Mountain Getaway, Corporate Retreat

Our Physical Address and For All Emergencies Use:

185 Sibal Lane

Donegal, PA 15628

More Details

Property Manager
Alishia Synan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Alishia Synan

Our family loves to hunt, shoot, swim, ski, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. We also gather with our family here at Laurel Ridge Lodge for ski trips and reunions and business getaways. We're local to the area and want to share our home with you.

Alishia Synan purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Alishia Synan chose Laurel Highlands

We purchased this home because of it's beautiful location in the Laurel Highlands. We enjoy staying here on family outings/reunions and hope you will too!

What makes this lodge unique

We enjoy hunting, hiking and shooting in the Donegal/Laurel Highlands area and this is quite close to those activities. The house is large enough to accommodate our extended families, so we spend a lot of time just visiting with each other at the house or hanging out at the pool/hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a very enjoyable week despite some very unusual weather. This house was a great accommodation for all 12 of us. Lots of space for living, eating and playing. We explored the Laurel Highlands each day and returned here to unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility each night.

Thank you for providing us with a beautiful place where we could enjoy our time together.
Jul 2012
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Donegal Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Located in the Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between bedrooms 4 & 5
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Between Bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across the hall from Bedroom 7 on the Lower Level.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , On the main level in the main hall.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with walk-in closets, full bath (jacuzzi tub)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Attached to a shared full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two bunks with doubles/twins. Attached to shared bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Attached to shared full bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Attached to shared full bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , First bedroom off main hallway.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed , Twin beds on Lower Level. Full bath across the hall.
    Convertible bed(s) - 4 twin/ single , Cots with pillows and blankets
  • King size beds (1) (1) in the Master Suite on the Second Floor. En-suite bathroom and jacuzzi tub. Walk-in closets., Queen size Beds (2) (2) total. One in bedroom #5 and one in bedroom #6. Both on Main Level/First Floor. Shares a full bath/shower between., Double Beds (2) (2) total. One in bedroom #4 on Main Level/First Floor and one in bedroom #2 on Family Room Level., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out couch on Main Level/First Floor. Futon on Second Floor., Bunk Beds (4) Two sets of twin bunks in bedroom #7 on Lower Level. Has access to a full bath on Lower Level. Two sets on Family Room Level in bedroom #3. Twins on the top and doubles on the bottom. Has access to full bath off of the Family Room Level. 4 cots available usually used in the movie room or in the rec room downstairs.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pizza oven, large patio, decks, bocce-ball court, putt-putt lawn, ping pong table, pool, jacuzzi, hot tub


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Welcome to the Beautiful Laurel Ridge Lodge! Contact us to book today!
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 30 reviews

Great getaway in the Laurel Highlands!

  • 5 of 5

A group of around 20 of us stayed at the Laurel Ridge Lodge in July and had an excellent experience. Our highlights were the pool / porch area, and the great dining room table that fit all of us for dinner. The house and bedrooms were all clean and tidy.

We had some minor issues during our stay, but the owner was extremely responsive and they were all solved quickly.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Pros and Cons of Laurel Ridge Lodge

  • 3 of 5

Pros: pool great, views great,good sized kitchen, great grill.

Cons: not well cleaned, food bits left in drawers, items from previous tenants left in closets, refrigerator dirty, vent above stove and disposal didn't work. We called soon after arrival to advise and no one came to repair. Scum in some of the toilets, leak in ceiling of room 5, which had been there for awhile because plaster had fallen. Occupants of that room had to put bowl under leak to catch water. Lamp in that room had a sign on upon our arrival that it didn't work. TV remotes not in rooms where TVs were they were to be paired with. Moldy plastic water toys in poolside container, which we threw out.

We made the best of a less than great situation because our family chose to have a good time in spite of being in lodge which needed more careful attention.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went to Laurel Ridge Lodge for a weekend getaway with a group of friends and family. We spent our afternoons in the pool and playing games on the porch, and we spent our evenings playing cards in the sunroom. It was the perfect place to enjoy the sun, get some peace and quiet, and forget about the daily grind.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Space for Large Group

  • 4 of 5

We went with a group of 18 and we had a wonderful time enjoying the space in this beautiful home that is tucked away on a private driveway. I read all the reviews regarding the taxidermy so it didn't bother us when we arrived but it is overwhelming. The only reason why I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the stink bug issue we had in the master bedroom. When we arrived, there were dozens of stink bugs in the room, on the bed, in the bathroom......but we kept the fan running in the bedroom so I think that may have kept most of them at bay while we were there. We went in February so we weren't able to take advantage of the pool but we would definitely come back in the summer to do so. The hot tub was nice during the evening after a long day of skiing at seven springs which is about a 20 minute drive from the home. I recommend getting there before dark because the drive off of the main street is a dark drive without lights and it is easy to miss the driveway to get there.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing for any Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time our group has come here and it's always been amazing. There is so much to do, and the house is so large that it never feels cramped, no matter how many people are in. Between the bar, the plethora of fireplaces, hot tub, theater room, giant ceilings, boccie ball court - we never wanted to leave. The plan was to go to the slopes all weekend but we only ended up going one day because of how much we loved the place. We will definitely be coming back in the summer to experience the amazing pool and warm weather.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Great potential, with refreshment

  • 4 of 5

The Laurel Ridge Lodge accommodated our group of 19 very nicely, and overall the week there was a success. But for a Lodge that is presented as a luxury lodge, several things should be better maintained. We had problems with the fire places and TVs, and did not attempt the outdoor pizza oven because it was not well maintained or cleaned. Also, the kitchen has only the bare essentials, and the location labels are inaccurate. These are details in the big picture, as the location and other amenities ( bocce, hot tub, theater) are great, and supported our group very well.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Joe's Bar in Downtown Ligonier
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Seven Springs, Donegal Highlands, Hidden Valley
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
PA Turnpike 76 - Donegal Exit
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Out of the Fire Cafe
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Seven Springs Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Close to family rafting, Whitewater Rafting, Class V rafting, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Rail Trail Biking on the Great Allegheny Passage, Hiking, Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water Home, Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob Homes, Laurel Caverns, Fort Necessity, Donegal Lake, Nemocolin, Hidden Valley, Skiing, Tubing, local festivals and minutes from Ligonier's shops and small town attractions.


Rates & Availability

Donegal Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Summer Months
May 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $1,000

Always email or call for correct pricing, VRBO estimate is not always correct. Additional fee for Events held at the Lodge.Groups over 30 people will incur a $500.00 fee for wear & tear on the Property. Additional fee for stays that are less than the minimum stay required. Contact owner for cancellation policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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