|Space||920 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Two private bedrooms and two baths, with recliner chair in the living room.We have a roll up mattress if children want to sleep on the floor. Private balcony and full kitchen. Wood burning fireplace in the living room. Breathtaking mountain views.Free shuttle bus to ski slopes on property,walk to snow tubing, indoor pool and 2 hot tubs.Outdoor pool tennis and 18 hole golf course.Walk to Restaurant and pub on property. Lakes nearby for canoeing, swimming and fishing. Amusement parks, minor league baseball , cave spelunking, railroad museum, shopping and many restaurants to choose from in nearby Altoona. Great for viewing all the beautiful Fall leaves as they change colors.Wonderful skiing and snowboarding in the winter within walking distance. Something fun for everyone!
We bought our condo in Blue knob many years ago to enjoy family vacations. We still use our condo but not as often as we like because we moved. We also used the condo in Blue knob for our summer camp that we ran in Md. My husband and I are both graduates of the University of Md. We still enjoy going to Blue knob with our family. Blue knob is our home away from home. We all enjoy skiing,swimming,paying tennis,boating and exploring. Even more we enjoy relaxing away from the city and spending quality time together . If you love nature you will love our condo at Blue knob.
Maritsa Jane Hartlove purchased this condo in 2005
We were so excited when we bought our condo in Blue knob because it allowed us to spend time with our whole family in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains. We love Blue knob so much we even bought a second condo to accommodate our whole family as we began to have grand children. We often spend Christmas at our condos in Blue knob . We also enjoy summer vacations at Blue knob because it is so nice and cool in the mountains. We love the nearby lakes, caves, and baseball games. Blue knob offers fun for all ages. The first time we went to Blue knob for a long weekend to ski we fell in love with the resort and bought our condo. We have all learned to ski, swim and play tennis at Blue knob. The area is rich in nature and I always feel closer to God when I am in the mountains.
Our condo is beautifully decorated but also very comfortable. Enjoy roasting marshmallows in the fireplace in the winter or having a cookout on the grounds of Blue knob in the spring, summer or fall. Blue knob is part of a state park which makes it even more attractive. You may even see a bear while you enjoy a romantic dinner at the Black bear Inn . The indoor pool has a large hot tub and sauna that will be very relaxing after hiking,boating,fishing,playing tennis,golfing or skiing. The mountains surround our condo and the views are beautiful. This is a wonderful place to view all the fall leaves as they change colors what a beautiful picture of nature.
Maritsa was absolutely wonderful and a responsible communicator. She made sure everything went off perfectly. I choose Blue Knob partly because of her excellent pre-booking communication. This was especially important because I stayed for an entire month which she graciously and efficiently accommodated. I was there during the entire month of June, 2014 so my review is about summer conditions. With only an occasional summer camp church group and a handful of summer residents and golfers, the resort was as relaxed and quiet as a lazy summer day. The surrounding hardwood forests are a nature lover / day hiker's dream. I was pleasantly surprised how relatively unspoiled the Allegheny hills and forests are. * Very dog friendly. * NO POISON IVY! I'm highly sensitive so this was an unexpected & appreciated bonus. * Many easy-to-moderate blazed trails. "Sound of Music" hilltop meadows filled with wildflowers where ski lifts are located. * A variety of wildlife (groundhogs, salamanders, deer, birds, black bear!) can be spotted. Lots of wildflowers and trees - bring guidebooks. * Very quiet / low usage. * Adjacent to Blue Knob State Park with additional trails, picnic areas, a visitor center and activities. * Sweet self-indulgent options: two hot tubs, sauna, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, golf course, two restaurants, bar, pay washing machines/dryers. Hours vary depending on season. * Wireless internet available at the rental office nearby although not always reliable as it depends on their satellite reception/equipment. * The living room DirectTV got local stations, MSNBC, Lifetime, NFL, Comedy Central and Discovery while the bedroom TV was set up for DVDs/VHS. * Grocery, drug store, post office, library, family restaurants available in the small town of Blue Knob. Full service everything available in Altoona, about 25 miles away. * The 2nd floor condo itself is very comfortable and well furnished with a fully functional kitchen and nice view. Everything you need for your stay is provided.
Our experience was great! We had no issues with contacting the owner when we had questions. The condo didn't have wifi, but it was nice to unplug for a couple days. I would totally recommend this property to my friends and family.
We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. The place was clean and comfortable and going down to the Pub on site with live music and good food topped off our night.
The only thing was that we never got a key card for the indoor pool or hot tub. It was suppose to be on the table and wasn't. Couldn't call to find out where it was because there is no cell phone service on the mountain.
Didn't really feel that we missed it because we had plenty to do around the condo. Hiking trails and an out door pool make everything great and the mountain is 10 degrees cooler than the valley with much lower humidity.
One of the best weekends ever!
The condo had all the basic necessities. It was clean, maintained and quiet. Maritsa was very responsive and pleasant to deal with. We didn't use the pool, golf or restaurant facilities, so I can't comment on those. The few folks we ran into around the condo were friendly. I would recommend this if you are looking for basic, clean, not fancy, accommodations.
Place wasn't bad for the price. The pools were great and the mountains were nice. NO AC that's the only thing I would change or maybe a screen door. The property owner was very nice and accommodating.
Indoor pool and sauna closed....workers said they are out of service 3/4 of the time. The one hot tub that was open had cloudy water...u couldn't see the bottom. The condo was sufficient but very outdates....rust in the bathroom sink.
Easy internet search with straight forward details. Spent three nights/days skiing at Blue Knob. The accommodations were perfect for the four adults. Really clean, nice location, reasonably priced... Maritsa Hartlove (owner) is awesome. Responsive, easy to deal with. This is the way it should be... I'm coming back. If you want glitz, then go to Seven Springs or Wisp. If you want to do some real downhill skiing and snowboarding on challenging terrain then come to Blue Knob -- and stay here. It's perfect.
Our condo is located on a great ski resort. The slopes are not usually crowded. Ski lessons are available. Great place to ski snow board or go tubing.There are many local activities including Lakemont Park, Canoe Creek Lake, Minor league baseball team, cave exploration, many restaurants to choose from in nearby Altoona and shopping.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee per stay||$50|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
There is a refundable security deposit of $250.00 due in advance of your stay. Rates may change until payment is received.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.