Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Bike in, bike out. Half mile off the Allegheny Passage.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Sleeps 6+, half mile off the Allegheny Passage bike path.

Rest your tired biking body in our 190 year old home. Our quaint guest house is the oldest in Dawson Borough, erected in 1820. It is located on the river front, in the town of Dawson, Pa, 54 miles south of Pittsburgh, at mile post '94' on the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail.

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016

What makes this house unique

This property is located along the Youghiogheny River and near the Allegheny Passage bike path. Therefore, it is perfect for someone who needs a place to stay after a long day of biking, canoeing, or kayaking. The house has river access, so you can walk from the house and be on the river in seconds!


Dawson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Bike in, bike out. Half mile off the Allegheny Passage.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Atlantic Beach, Florida

More People Should Know About This Place

  • 4 of 5

We have family in this area of PA, and places to stay are pretty limited. Basically you can stay at the Holiday Inn or cram into your relatives homes. After searching the internet, I came across the Dawson River House.

The photos on this site are pretty accurate. The place is not a high-end luxury rental home. It is a basic old home with just about everything you need for a comfortable stay for a few nights. There are two actual bedrooms, one on the bottom floor with one double bed, and another up in what seems to be an old attic space, where there were two full size beds, a twin and a cot up there. This bedroom had it's own AC unit, which was a plus as we were there in the summer and it was pretty hot up there, even at night.

The other bedroom did not have an AC unit. The carpeting in this room was very old and worn, it was a little icky walking on it w/o shoes or socks. But it was tolerable. There was a painting in this room of a snowy owl that scares the you-know-what out of my 3 year old son, so we did not sleep in this room after the first night. :)

There is one more bed in what is supposed to be a living room. This is where we slept and I hate to do so, but I have to complain about the carpeting in this room, over by the fireplace area, it smelled like dog urine. I really think the humidity/stuffiness made it worse, once the AC was on for a while the smell didn't seem as bad. I did spray a ton of air freshener in there directly on the carpeting, and that helped a bit, too.

The bathroom (there's one) was fine, nothing really good or bad about it. The kitchen was GREAT, there were even food items stocked in the cabinets, which was AWESOME! (I had coffee the first morning we were there, which was great, as there are no "grocery" stores near by). There is a full size oven, fridge, coffee maker, microwave... anything you'd need, really. And also, the washer and dryer on site was FABULOUS.

The linens were nice and clean, and there were plenty of towels. That was a great plus. Joan was very helpful and though we never needed to call her, she gave us her number and was very open to helping us with anything. Overall, this place is good for the price and the fact that there is nothing else really around besides one-room hotels/motels. We would definitely rent this home again, and would recommend it to family/friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Scrapbook Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent a great weekend away in your cozy home. Along with the place being very clean, it was well stocked. Plenty of linens, towels, kitchen essentials etc. Plenty of room for several people to sleep as well.

The cleaning person was also very helpful when one friend lost her cell phone when we were leaving. She searched until she found it in the yard. Then went above and beyond to make arrangements to get it back her.

Great place for bikers for a nice overnight rest as well!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Phil's Nite Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Linden Hall
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 119
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Phil's Nite Club
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Seven Spring Mountain Resort
Car: not necessary

Located along the Allegheny Passage bike trail at mile marker 94, 54 miles south of Pittsburgh. The bike trail runs from downtown Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. For more information about the bike trail.

Property is owned and operated by Hazelbaker's Recreational Services which is a canoe and kayak rental business located 7 miles downstream. For more information about canoe and kayak rentals.


Rates & Availability

Dawson House Rental Rates


  • $80 for first 2 people. $40 for others.
  • United States
  • Daily rates: 1-2 people, $80.00 plus tax per night. One to five nights.
  • Additional people $40.00 per person per night. Must pre-pay with credit card.
  • Weekly rates: 1-2 people, $450; 3-4 people, $825; 5-6 people, $1200.
  • Monthly rates neogotiable: 1-2 people, $1000; 3-4 people, $2000; 5-6 people, $3000
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

You might like these similar properties