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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 promptly at 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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 Dushore

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.

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Sullivan County Roadhouse -- CLOSED
"Large menu, lot's of room and entertainment on Saturday nights."
Whistle Stop Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Right in downtown Dushore. I nice menu with premium draft beers from the bar."
Colley Pub
"Love their Garden Salad and their Prime Rib special."
Ricketts Glen State Park
"Great sandy beach for swimming on a pristine lake. Rent canoes or kayaks, hike the trails f..."
High Knob Inn
"This is off the beaten path but has the best selection of chicken wings in the county. Cros..."
Sonestown Country Inn
"Tucked away in the hamlet of Sonestown, PA at the foot of Sonestown Mountain. Good food and ..."
Forksville General Store and Restaurant
"Get a taste of Philly at "Big" Mike's General store. Great breakfast and lunch specials. Lo..."
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.

Amenities

Dushore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8955226 based on 67 reviews
4

Fun Time, nice Home

  • 4 of 5

Great grounds, and perfect little getaway

The Mad baker was great

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Always a GREAT getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I can't tell you how much my family need this trip and Kay and John made it perfect having this beautiful place available. This has been a crazy season for our family my daughter had just gone through brain surgery to have a tumor removed we all needed a getaway. Lusch Acres Retreat was just what was needed. There is everything you could need and so much to do and also comfortable enough to just relax and just be. Our family plans on making this a yearly trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to know you enjoyed your "getaway". All our best wishes to you & your family, and please come back to stay at the Retreat again!
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Mattawan, MI
5

Peaceful and nice!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to come back to after a day of hiking the beutiful trails all around. Hosts are very nice and accessible.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint, clean and roomy and good location for outdoor activities.

  • 5 of 5

Positive experience, would come back again

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stephens City
5

Enjoyable Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Out of all the places I've been this summer I enjoyed staying here the most. The cottage is clean and it has everything you need for an enjoyable getaway. Love, love, loved the screen porch where I watched big fat turkeys wander in and out of the yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Phillipsburg
4

Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here before and this rental is great. Everything you need to get away and relax! Check this rental out you wont be sorry.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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