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Lusch Acres Retreat ...Unwind & Enjoy a Relaxing Vacation

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lusch Acres Retreat

This 2-story vacation home in the beautiful Endless Mts. is centrally located just 4 miles south of Dushore on what is known locally as 'Ringer Hill'. Part of the original 1850 homestead of Julius Lusch, this cozy home is privately situated on 6 acres and within a short drive of Worlds End State Park, Eagles Mere, the Loyalsock Trail (hiking to the Haystacks) and Ricketts Glen State Park. The area boasts great fishing in the big and little Loyalsock Creeks as well as some picturesque swimming holes in the big Loyalsock, countless hiking trails and just the simple beauty of nature which surrounds you wherever you go. This is truly a getaway meant for relaxing!

In the home you will find 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full, 2 twins) and 2 baths which allow plenty of room to accommodate 6 guests with all linens provided. (One bedrm & bath on first floor). The open floor plan of the living room & dining room features the warmth and ambience of a beautiful cast iron gas stove with 3-sided fire view, while the flat screen tv with satellite service & DVD player in the living room provides evening entertainment. The fully equipped kitchen offers a gas range, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. We provide a comprehensive selection of cooking spices & coffee for your stay. We also start you off with minimal complimentary paper products (napkins, paper towels & toilet paper) but recommend that you buy/bring extra for your stay at the Retreat. The entry mud room is large enough to store boots, coats and sporting equipment and has a washer & dryer for added convenience. There is also a sunny three-season room with comfortable seating as well as a table & chairs for games or meals. Relax on the decks at both the front and the back of the house or around the firepit in the spacious back yard. SMOKING AND PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Anyone disregarding these rules will be asked to leave AND will be charged a $200 cleaning fee. We ask that guests be courteous to the home owners and to other guests by abiding by these rules. We work hard to provide a comfortable, clean home for our guests to enjoy and ask that they, in return, be respectful of the property. Minimum age for all renters is 21 unless accompanied by a parent, and ID's are checked by the property owners. Check-in is after 4pm and Check-out is 11 a.m. In preparation of cleaning the house and getting it ready for the next guests, we have a checklist of minimal things to do before you leave (such as washing dishes, removing sheets from beds, etc.). Our cleaning fee assumes that these things will be done, but any renters who do not want to do them have the option of paying a higher cleaning fee.

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Owner
John & Kay Krakoski
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About John & Kay Krakoski

Hi I'm John and this is my family; my wife Kay, daughters Jessica, Sarah and son John Michael. Kay and I both grew up in beautiful Sullivan County, left here in 1974 to go to college, and then married and lived across the country as I was working for IBM. We moved back here in 2008, retired in 2011 and now enjoy living once again in the area that we love!

John & Kay Krakoski purchased this house in 2010

Why John & Kay Krakoski chose Endless Mountains

The land this house was built on was part of the original family farm that my mother's ancestors from Germany homesteaded in 1850. Prior to this cute cottage stood a 2 story chicken coop where they raised chickens. When I was a young boy, the chickens were gone but I had lots of fun playing in the 'Coop'. My father passed away in 1975 and my mother was fortunate enough to finish raising the younger children in our family home until 1980, when she sold the entire farm. It changed hands twice before my wife and I were blessed to be able to buy most of the homestead back.

This piece of property was part of a 10 acre parcel that was sold and then sub-divided and 2 new homes built. This one we call 'The Retreat', the other and much larger one is called 'The Lodge'.

My wife and I re-built the old Homestead across the road. That is where my ancestors built the original 'Homestead' and that is where Mom and then my 6 brothers and sister and I grew up. When we moved back in 2008 we originally were going to renovate the Homestead but instead tore it down and rebuilt in it's similar footprint.(Of course we've added some nice amenities) but it really does remind everyone of the 'Grand Old Lady' that it used to be.

What makes this house unique

As a vacation rental all of our guests have been quite pleased with the accommodations of the Retreat. They remark on the comfort of the home, the peaceful, quiet location, and the beauty of the woods that surround the house as well as it's central location to most activities within the county. You can get away from it all AND still have the convenience of being only 4 miles from Dushore (with grocery stores, a pharmacy and restaurants)!

The county is perfect for relaxing and connecting with nature right in your backyard or deck, to go exploring the many state parks and trails, fabulous scenic vista views, or swimming in the spring fed lakes and streams. More recently we have had some local wineries as well as a micro-brewery pop up and they are fun to go visit.

Also, since this is part of our homestead you have access to 200 acres for exploring the woods and fields right out your back door.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Lusch Acres Retreat ...Unwind & Enjoy a Relaxing Vacation
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews
5

Once again, another amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay this year here with my family. Once again I was not disappointed. The place is always so clean, well organized, and never an issue. The gas fireplace was nice when it was cold outside. Wi-Fi is a nice touch. Once we arrived we were greeted by half a dozen deer which added to the tranquility of the place. We will be returning here next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having folks like you return for a visit! Glad you had a good stay and we look forward to your next one.
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5

Great as always

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming up to Lusch Acres Retreat for about 5 years and each time we come our stay just keeps getting better and better each year.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy having your group back every year! So glad you enjoy our cozy Retreat. See you next year.
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5

Just what our family needed, absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect, it was just what I needed as well as my daughter and son in law. Not to big, but plenty of room that we had our own space which is great when you are getting away with a fairly newly married couple. Beautiful setting, clean place. All the comforts of home but none of the stress.

I love that Kay and John live close by so if you do something silly like we did and lock the oven on self cleaning with your dinner in it you have contacts to call.

Oh and it is a great location, it no more than 20-30 min away from all my favorite places. Worlds End, Eaglesmare, Forksville General Store, and Ricketts Glenn.

We only got to meet Kay but she could not have been any nicer. I will be coming back and so will my daughter and son in law.

Thank you, John and Kay for providing such a beautiful, affordable and clean getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time at the Retreat! It gives us pleasure knowing that you were able to come to our cozy home and enjoy a much-needed relaxing wkend in the mountains. I'm hoping that the next time you come you might be able to extend your trip a few more days :) Thank you for taking such good care of the Retreat and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5

Beautiful scenic getaway

  • 5 of 5

This immaculately clean and cozy home was the perfect place for my husband and me to enjoy nature and get away from it all. Everything we needed for our two night stay was provided except for food and at a very reasonable rate. The home is situated in a private setting up on a hill and the scenery is gorgeous. The owners are nearby and available if any problems arise. A few short miles from town, and you can visit several nice eateries. We especially enjoyed Mary Beth's Westside Deli for lunch and 220 House for dinner (both located right in the town of Dushore). There are many places to hike in the area .or you can walk along the roads which have very little traffic. We totally enjoyed a campfire our first night there. The mountain views in the Dushore area are just beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are definitely planning to return to this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you returning again soon!
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4

Nice

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed another long weekend here. The endless mountains of Sullivan county are the best. Thanks John & Kay for letting us stay at a piece of your paradise again! The Mengles

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most peaceful retreat that one could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week with my wife and two young children. Upon arrival our first impression was that the place was very well kept on the outside, upon entering we noticed a welcoming folder with basic rules for the property and tips for tourism along with travel guides for local attractions and restaurants. The owners were very polite and did not bother us one bit like some properties do. They literally thought of everything at this property, only things you need is you're clothes, toiletries, and food! Free Wi-Fi, satellite television, hot hot water that doe not run out quickly, charcoal grill, soap provided, toilet paper and paper towels provided to get started, seasonings, plenty of pillows and blankets and towels. The place was extremely clean, they actually move furniture to clean unlike a hotel or something where they simply vacuum the visible areas. You must dispose of your own trash at the dump or leave $4 for each bag for them to dispose of it. We are already planning our next stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your family enjoyed your time at the Retreat. It was nice to meet you and we hope to have you back another time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
williamsport, pa
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Mill Race, Benton, PA
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
220 House
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Elk Mountan
Car: necessary

Sullivan County is considered the 'Gem' of the Endless Mountains. At over 2,100 ft elevation and densely forested, it is naturally cooled by the mountain air. There are many State Parks and forests to enjoy hiking and swimming. The Loyalsock creek runs thru the heart of the county and provides excellent trout fishing and many swimming holes to cool off during a warm summer day.

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Rates & Availability

Dushore House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2107 Offseason
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
$690
$2,635
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Regular
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$720
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
$690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Dushore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located next to Master Bedroom on 1st floor.
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom# 1 - 1 queen , At the top of the stairs to the right.
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single , At top of stairs to the left. Has a nice balcony with a view
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , Located on the 1st floor. Has nice privacy from the main liv
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Three-season sun room, outdoor firepit

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