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Cozy cabin - Minutes From Ricketts Glen State Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, Queen Sleeper Sofa, Foutons (2), 3 Twin Cots, 1 Bath

Prime location minutes from Ricketts Glen State Park

Cozy cabin fully refurbished..Rustic ambiance with the feel of home. Prime location at the foot of Red Rock Mountain in northeastern PA...minutes from Ricketts Glen State Park. Entire house refurbished down to the studs! Fully furnished. Master bedroom w/ queen bed...Great Room/Living Room Queen Sleeper Sofa, futons (2)...additional twin cots available. Spacious living area. Open beam trusses. Beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. TV with DVD player. No need to 'rough it' with a fully equipped kitchen. Brand new cookware / dinnerware, and appliances. Flat top range. Butcher Block bar/island. All linens provided. Outdoor pavilion w/ gas grill; Picnic table, Adirondack furniture, fire pit. Relax and listen to the stream alongside of the house. All conveniences: Wireless high-speed Internet, Satellite TV, Local phone service. No pets/No smoking.

Reviews include:

'The Cabin was exactly what we envisioned for our small intimate waterfall wedding...Janie and Steve

'Didn't expect how beautiful the cabin would be'....Wyoming

'Not having to pack your entire house, made it easy'....McCungie, PA

'We live close to Ricketts and decided to spend a weekend here. The owner made us feel right at home and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed'...Danville, PA

'Beautiful, secret hideaway'....PA

'This stay has been the most luxurious by far - beautiful

cabin'...Dublin, OH

'What do some say: you can't be found until you are lost...what a great place to get lost'...Paul and Linda

Area attractions:

Within Minutes - Ricketts Glen State Park, hiking, waterfalls, Lake Jean, water activities, State game lands, hunting, Wineries, Farmers Markets, Antique Shops.

Within an hour drive you have ski resorts/water parks (Camelback, Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Great Wolf Lodge); amusement parks (Knoebels, Dorney Park); Tannersville Tanger Shopping Outlets; Casinos (Mt. Airy Lodge, Mohegen Sun); Golf Courses. Centrally located to numerous county fairs throughout the summer and fall, including the Bloomsburg Fair (late Sept), the largest PA fair. Walking distance to the country store, ice cream and great local BBQ!

~ Enjoy the outdoors all year long ~

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Brian

Brian O'Keefe owns Mooretown Sawmill as well as several rental properties in the local mountain area. Born and raised in Mooretown, Brian had a dream of carving out the land and creating a successful sawmill.

His dream became a reality in 1987. Mooretown Mill is located in the beautiful mountains of Northeast Pa. near the unforgettable Rickett's Glen State Park. Here at Mooretown, we use local timber to produce a quality product.

That same product and craftsmanship can be found in all of Brian's rental properties producing a beautiful rustic feel. He takes great pride in the quality of his work and enjoys sharing that with others.

All of our renters will tell you that Brian will go out of his way to ensure your stay is unforgettable.

In his spare time (if any) he enjoys jaunts on his KTM motorcycle, and is an active member in many organizations dealing with educating the youth of PA in the logging industry; his passion and joy.

He lives at Mooretown with his Black Labs, Echo and Bear Cub.

Brian purchased this house in 2009

Why Brian chose Pennsylvania

You can't beat this location if you are looking for a get-away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Cozy, quiet, rustic, yet local to any outdoor activities enough to keep you busy! Enjoy the outdoors all year long!

What makes this house unique

The cabin is fully equipped. No need to pack everything just to get away for a mountain vacation. All the amenities and yet you don't have to 'rough it'. Rickett's Glen state park hosts over 1 million visitors a year. Our property is minutes from the Park. Enjoy hiking over 22 waterfalls, kayaking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, hunting or just enjoying some good local BBQ and be minutes away from kicking back in front of the fireplace or out in the pavilion.


Benton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Required that cabin is left in the condition it was turned over to you. Broom cleaned. We leave cleaning supplies. See Check-In/Check Out Policy
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa, Futons (2), Twin Airmattress (1), Twin Cots (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
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average rating of 4.850746 based on 67 reviews

The woodwork on the inside of this cabin is gorgeous!

  • 4 of 5

Had an amazing time. Hiked the falls...yes all 7.2 miles. Absolutely gorgeous! Kayaked Lake Jean which is beautiful. Even saw a bald eagle. The weather was perfect. At the end of the day spent a relaxing evening around the fire. Even saw some deer running in the back yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Columbia Pennsylvania

It was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the cabin. They have everything you need. The cabin is beautiful and clean. The only thing I think they need is marshmallow sticks. Everything else is prefect.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Downingtown PA

The cabin is cozy, comfortable, and conveniently located to amazing hikes and outdoor activities

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautifully crafted cabin. It's close enough to towns and the state park to stay busy, but quiet enough to enjoy some much needed down time. Modern day amenities like tv and wifi made the kids happy, but the time spent around the fire pit and playing cards in the beautifully refurbished living area was just the family time we needed. Only complaint would be the cabin is right off the main road, so at times we dealt with some road noise.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We are glad you found a balance between the modern day amenities and family time. It's those family memories that we love hearing!
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Beds and linens were terrible.bring your own.

  • 3 of 5

Back yard became a mosquito swamp when it rained. Couldn't use picnic table.

Kitchen was great.

Needs more fans.

Great cabin interior.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking care of our cabin and for your review. We are glad you appreciated the craftsmanship of our renovated cabin. We agree, none of our Guests have ever commented that the kitchen was missing anything! Our summer sheets for the bed are replaced every Memorial Day and our winter sheets are replaced every Labor Day. With brand new sheets, I cannot address 'terrible linens'. We supply a padded mattress pad for the pull out couch, and based on your comment, we have just purchased a 3" foam pad for the sleeper sofa (or fouton) as well. The other sleeping arrangements are foutons and cots, which are listed in our cabin description. One of the best features of the cabin is the back private/wooded area. While we always put in a request fpr good weather for our Guests (!), rain, heat, and the woods will lend to mosquitos, just as it would in one's own backyard. I'm sorry you didn't get to enjoy the private back area/summer kitchen. We do leave citronella candles and mosquito spray at the cabin. We appreciate our Guests feedback and do make changes as possible based on the feedback. We want every Guest to have an exceptional stay in a cozy cabin. As a side note to future Guest, below is a personal note this Guest left for us. We hope it helps you make the best decision for you and your family: "Thanks for everything. I wished our schedule could have given us just one more day. The kitchen and bath were wonderful and everything was so clean! The fire pit was great and there was plenty of wood. We weren't able to use the picnic table because of rain the first night and standing water underneath the second night. Maybe some more stone in that area could help. I also brought an air mattress and sheets along and we were happy to have it. We put one of the kids on the pull out sofa (because kids can sleep anywhere) but I dont think most adults would have been able to use it. The cabin was charming and spacious. My brother the architect commented on all the electrical outlets! We had a great time despite the rain! Thanks again."
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Excellent location, very clean, prompt return on security deposit.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the Cozy Cabin in June 2017. The cabin is beautiful and very clean. The bedroom is a good size. Bathroom is perfect. Kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, etc. The living room is very spacious. Fire pit was a great way to relax in the evening. Brian and Stephanie were wonderful to deal with. Minutes from Ricketts Glen. Internet did not work but I am sure Brian and Stephanie will look into that. Cabin does sit on main drag and you can hear traffic. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and the kind comments. The cabin has been a labor of love and we take a great deal of pride in it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities. We are sorry about your experience with the internet. It is tested every time the cabin is cleaned and based on your comments about poor connectivity, we have requested a service call to test the router at the cabin. Please remember that being on the mountain located in the woods, there can be occasional connectivity issues, especially if it should rain.....I guess a small downside of living in the beautiful mountains!
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Great Place to Relax with Friends

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time visiting this cozy cabin and I love it more and more each time. We had a friends getaway weekend to hike the Falls Trail at Ricketts Glen. The cabin is minutes away which is very convenient. Once we were done hiking we spent our time relaxing by the fire pit & babbling brook in the backyard of the cabin. I could sit out there all day. We had such a nice time.

The cabin's craftsmanship is lovey and it has everything you need. It's only one bedroom, but the living area is very spacious and can accommodate a number of people. There are two futons, a pullout couch, and plenty of room for air mattresses. The pullout couch (like most pullout couches) is not the most comfortable, but their is a mattress pad provided, which is helpful. We ended up bringing our own air mattress, but those are actually provided as well. The kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking utensils, dishes, pots & pans, and pretty much anything else you would need, as well as a BBQ for grilling.

We love it here and will continue to come back.

Thank you Brian & Stephanie for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ricketts Glen Hotel
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mill Race Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 118
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ricketts Glen Hotel
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Jean
Car: recommended

Property borders Ricketts Glen State Park. Ricketts Glen harbors Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark. Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the scenic area. Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is comprised of 13,050 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties.

Minutes from State Game Lands, hiking, waterfalls, Lake Jean, kyacking, water activities,Wineries, Farmers Markets, Antique Shops.

Within an hour drive you have ski resorts/water parks (Camelback, Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Great Wolf Lodge); amusement parks (Knoebels, Dorney Park); Tannersville Tanger Shopping Outlets; Casinos (Mt. Airy Lodge, Mohegen Sun); Golf Courses. Centrally located to numerous county fairs throughout the summer and fall, including the Bloomsburg Fair (late Sept), the largest PA fair.

Walking distance to the country store, ice cream and great local BBQ!


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $155
Tax Rate 6.0%

Credit Card payment only; 50% Rental; 6% PA tax; 6% Hotel tax + $155 Security Fee to secure dates; Balance Due 31 days prior to arrival.
Rates and payment terms are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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