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Space and comfort to match the great outdoors

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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 and Hunters Lake & Lake Jean 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 4 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.

More Details

Owner
John & Kay Krakoski
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About John & Kay Krakoski

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.

John & Kay Krakoski purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why John & Kay Krakoski chose Endless Mountains

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'

What makes this chateau / country house unique

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.

Amenities

Dushore Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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Space and comfort to match the great outdoors
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
5

This is a great place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth time we've stayed here and we will be going back again. The lodge is nice and clean and there is room for our whole family of 7 to stay comfortably. We enjoyed a day at Rickett's Glen and another day at Knoebel's while we were there. We enjoyed driving around the area looking for deer in the evenings (and we saw lots of them). We also enjoyed having camp fires in the evenings. Our grandsons enjoy the large yard area to play (and so did we). We highly recommend the Lusch Acres Lodge as a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phillipsburg
4

Great

  • 4 of 5

This is our 2nd time at this property and it is wonderful. Owners are great to deal with and property is beautiful and well stocked.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia
5

Thank You John & Kay

  • 5 of 5

You guys always make our trip a great time.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience clean well equipped house.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had a wonderful time house was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We will be coming back again love the house! Can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

All the comforts of home and more

  • 5 of 5

the owners are very sweet people they welcome you with open arms. The house has everything you can imagine and is extremely clean when you arrive. We are not strangers to the Dushore area and the lodge was large enough to host a surprise birthday party for my girl friend. I will be sure to rent again and even the smaller "retreat" was just as nice as Kate let us take a walk through while we were there. After staying in the lodge I am now spoiled and would always want to go back to that one.

thanks again John and Kate for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you all and we're happy you had an enjoyable stay! We would love to have you back again anytime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
220 House (Located in Hotel Harrington)
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Mill Race, Benton
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rte 220
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
220 House, Ally Belle's, Jolley Trolley
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Elk Mountain
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Lake Jean, Ricketts Glen State Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Dushore Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017 Regular
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,020
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,020
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Regular
Aug 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,020
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 19 2018 - Jul 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
$170
$990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 20 2018 - Jul 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$170
$990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$170
$990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
$990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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