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Space and comfort, inside and out, to enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This three story vacation home in the beautiful Endless Mountains is centrally located just 4 miles south of Dushore on what is locally known as 'Ringer Hill'. Part of the original 1850 homestead of Francis Xavier Lusch, this home is privately situated on 4 acres and within a short drive of World's End State park, Eagles Mere, the Loyalsock Trail(hiking to the 'Haystacks') and Rickett's Glen State park. The area boasts great fishing in the big and little Loyalsock Creeks as well as some picturesque swimming holes, countless hiking trails, majestic vista views and just the simple beauty of nature which surrounds you everywhere you go. This is truly a great getaway meant for relaxing.

In this spacious home, you will find 5 large bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Four bedrooms & 2.5 baths are on the main and second floors and are available to groups of eight or less. Groups of over eight will also have automatic access to the bedroom & full bath in the basement. Access to the basement bedroom with a queen bed & bath can be made available to groups of eight or less by paying a fee of $50 (for the entirety of your stay). The first floor has a bedroom with a full-size bed and a half bath, and on the second floor there are 3 bedrooms and two full baths; a master bedroom (and bath) with a queen-size bed, another with a full-sized bed and one with two twins. Those three bedrooms are also furnished with comfortable futons for relaxing and extra sleeping space (2 doubles & 1 single). The main bathroom on the second floor is very spacious. Bed linens and towels are provided. To enjoy the outdoors and views there are 3 porches/decks. The rear porch is covered and is 25 feet in length at ground level. It's a great place to sit and relax while grilling dinner! From there you enter the home's mud room on the main floor. The front deck is also covered and is 46 feet in length. This deck can be accessed from both the living and dining rooms on the main floor & is furnished with an outdoor dining table & a number of comfortable chairs. The third outdoor space is a 10 foot open deck off the master bedroom on the 3rd floor. The living room, dining room, kitchen and mud room are all very large, which provides comfortable space for a large group. The kitchen is completely equipped with a gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and cooking utensils/dishware. Coffee and a variety of cooking spices are provided for your convenience. We also provide minimal complimentary paper products (napkins, paper towels & toilet paper) to start you off on your stay, but you should plan to buy/bring extra with you. The living room is furnished with large, comfortable, pillow-back sofas and a chair. The love seat and over sized chair recline for complete relaxation while reading or watching TV. There is Dish Satellite and Internet service with a flat screen TV & DVD player for evening entertainment. The master bedroom on the second level also has a TV and DVD player.
This home is perfect for accommodating a large group - up to 15 people. 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 owners as well as 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 turn, be respectful of the property. Minimum age for renters is 21 unless accompanied by parent and ID's are checked by the property owners. Check-in is after 4pm and Check-out is 11 a.m.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Twenty one years of age (unless parents are present)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This home is a 3 story structure. We have a child-proof lock on the sliding door in the master bedroom, and ask that parents of little ones be diligent in keeping that door locked to avoid children having access to the deck. We do not assume responsibility for unsupervised children and for any injuries that guests (children/adults) incur during their stay....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There are receptacles for disposing of cigarettes on both porches, where you may smoke. We DO NOT ALLOW SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE. Anyone disregarding this rule will be asked to leave AND will be charged an additional $200 fee. Please be respectful of the owners & future guests by not smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We DO NOT ALLOW PETS in the home. We take pride in offering a home that is clean and free of smoke and pet odors for people to enjoy. Anyone who disregards this rule and brings a pet will result in the entire group being asked to leave and forfeiting your stay, as well as being charged an additional $200 cleaning fee. There are rentals in the area that do allow pets; please be respectful and leave yours at home when staying in our clean, tidy home. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in living room. Additional tv in master bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small selection of videos (adult & children)...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining table with 10 chairs. Extra leaf for the table located in the closet between the dining & living rooms. Additionally the table in the kitchen seats 6 people....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two main bedrooms upstairs & living room have air conditioners. All other rooms have ceiling fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heating on first and basement floors. Second floor has electric heat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Space for parking in front of the house (basement level) as well as at the back of the house. Please do not park on the grass....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans, turkey roaster, cast iron pancake griddle, electric griddle, electric hand mixer, blender, crock pot, cooking & barbeque utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, silverware, glassware & knives/cutting boards...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full-sized appliances include a fridge, dishwasher, gas range & microwave oven. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    cooking spices, coffee, tea & creamer...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Offseason
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$900

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165
$990

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

The rate of $150/night is based on up to 6 guests. There will be an $15/night/guests over 6.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
220 House (Located in Hotel Harrington)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 220
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
220 House, Ally Belle's, Jolley Trolley
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Jean, Ricketts Glen State Park

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Hi I'm John, this is my family; Kay my wife, daughters Jessica and Sarah, and son John Michael. I am the 5th generation of my family to own this land. This is the 3rd piece of the puzzle since my mother had to sell all of it back in 1980. My wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to retire and purchase these properties back. We rebuilt the old farmhouse just down the road in 2008 and acquired the property next door (Lusch Acres Retreat) in 2010. We are excited about sharing the beauty and peacefulness that 'Ringer Hill' and the Lusch Acres properties afford our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Dushore, PA, USA:
Sullivan County is considered the 'Gem' of the Endless mountains. At 2,100 ft of elevation and heavily forested you enjoy the cool summer nights. Also, there are only 6,000 full time residents in the whole county. The mountainous terrain, streams, lakes, State parks and Forest has retained all of the beauty and peacefulness I remember as a small boy growing up on 'Ringer Hill'

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Lusch Acres Lodge has a private setting away from the main highways (Rte 87, 487 & 220) but is centrally located to the county as a whole so it is very convenient to the many attractions the county has to offer and it is also only a 5 minute drive into Dushore for groceries, church, and restaurants. So watch the Deer, Turkeys or Bear from the decks or head out on one of many adventures.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Space and comfort, inside and out, to enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer

    Space and comfort, inside and out, to enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer

  • Nice recliner for watching TV plus a pull out couch if needed for groups over 13

    Nice recliner for watching TV plus a pull out couch if needed for groups over 13

  • Fully equipped spacious eat in kitchen

    Fully equipped spacious eat in kitchen

  • Large Master Bedroom. Also has a large sitting area with a double futon.

    Large Master Bedroom. Also has a large sitting area with a double futon.

  • Large full guest bath on the 2nd floor.

    Large full guest bath on the 2nd floor.

  • Second guest bedroom with a single futon

    Second guest bedroom with a single futon

  • Our favorite swimming hole on the Loyalsock creek. Mountain spring water fed

    Our favorite swimming hole on the Loyalsock creek. Mountain spring water fed

  • Lot's of covered porch areas

    Lot's of covered porch areas

  • Nice long covered porch to watch the sun set from.

    Nice long covered porch to watch the sun set from.

  • If the 2nd floor porch gets crowded there is another at ground level.

    If the 2nd floor porch gets crowded there is another at ground level.

  • Lower entrance from the basement. Lot's of hooks and space to leave things

    Lower entrance from the basement. Lot's of hooks and space to leave things

  • Large living room with oversized comfy furniture. A double and single recliner.

    Large living room with oversized comfy furniture. A double and single recliner.

  • Need we say more

    Need we say more

  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

  • The Master Bedroom has a full bath(entry on left)

    The Master Bedroom has a full bath(entry on left)

  • Guest bedroom with twin beds and a double futon.

    Guest bedroom with twin beds and a double futon.

  • Back porch entry into the mud room. A nice space to relax while grilling.

    Back porch entry into the mud room. A nice space to relax while grilling.

  • Lot's of Bear, Deer and Turkey to watch out for.

    Lot's of Bear, Deer and Turkey to watch out for.

  • Large dining room table seats 10. There is another 2 ft leaf to add to this.

    Large dining room table seats 10. There is another 2 ft leaf to add to this.

  • You'll enjoy the view from this porch

    You'll enjoy the view from this porch

  • Big parking area at the lower entrance. Comes up thru the basement.

    Big parking area at the lower entrance. Comes up thru the basement.

  • Full bath in the basement gives you 3 1/2 total.

    Full bath in the basement gives you 3 1/2 total.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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    15
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/20/2016
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