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4 Season Enjoyment on Sprawling 70 Acre Estate Including Private Pool!

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This large Victorian-style house conjures up images of simpler times.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Room, 2 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Step your family and friends back in time to a sprawling Victorian getaway complete with a private swimming pool nestled on 70 acres of mixed meadow and wooded beauty. Perfect for the active family or multiple couples in any season. Bike, hike from spring to fall and cross-country ski and sled come winter - all right on the grounds!

This large, 3 story Victorian house is perfect for your large or multi-family vacation. It's also an ideal setting for your next family reunion! Choose to hideaway and enjoy the peaceful landscapes on property, read a book in the house's private library or take advantage of all that southwestern PA and Ohiopyle has to offer just minutes away!

Summer days filled with swimming in a private pool, hiking, biking or picnicking on the hilltop plateau with fire pit...it's view will take your breath away. Catch morning mountain sunrises, spend a lazy day sipping your favorite refreshment on the wrap-around porch and enjoy the western sky sunsets from the private plateau. Then, dream the nights away in one of four cozy bedrooms---each one with a personality of it's own.

Nature is at it's colorful best come Fall, and Winter brings it's own fun -- This year treat your family to a Victorian-styled taste of autumn with an old world sensibility this Thanksgiving or enhance the holiday spirit with a Christmas family experience right out of a Hallmark card!

The Victorian Orchard has so much to offer in any season--come enjoy this most amazing property!
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet's are welcome but a surcharge does apply...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bunk Room: 1 bunk bed

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  • 1920 Room: 1 queen

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  • Orange Room: 1 queen

    Has a roll-away bed in closet...moreless

  • Victorian Rose Room: 1 queen

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  • Far East Room: 1 queen

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  • Four bedrooms each with a unique personality of their own. Sleeps 12 comfortably. Third floor has bunk beds that your kids will love!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Wheel chair access shower - located on first floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Sprawling, 70 acre property in a country side setting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large table for Family Style Dining!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window A/C Units are installed throughout the house for whole house cooling!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Linen Service (sheets and towels) is available but a fee does apply....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking Area comfortably parks 5-7 vehicles. More parking available with permission from owner....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Linen Service (sheets and towels) is available but a fee does apply....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bunn coffee maker and regular coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots, pans, dishes, utensils serving bowls & trays, salad spinner, pitchers, fondue set, mandolin slicer, food mill, ice bucket, plastic tablecloths....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    2 large crock pots, casserole warmer, blender, waffle iron, hand & stand mixer, electric knife, George Foreman grill, bread maker, small food processor, sandwich maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, salt, pepper, sugar, foil, platic wrap....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap-around porch to sit and sip your favorite refreshment while you relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    70 acres of lawn, walking/biking trails in summer and a sledding hill and cross-country ski trails in winter. Hike to the hilltop firepit, it's view will take your breath away! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful in-ground swimming pool....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Late Off-Peak
Feb 16 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Linen Service $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

-Added Pet Surcharges may apply if more than one pet is part of a guest's stay.

-3 night minimums apply for major holiday stays

-Tax of 9% includes both state (6%) and local (3%) charges.

-A 4% Convenience Fee will be added for guests that elect to pay with Credit Card/PayPal.

-Contact Manager for information about additional rental units.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Ohopyle State Park, Downtown Ohiopyle, Youghiogheny River, State Gamelands, Kentuck Knob, Fallingwater, Yough Lake

 

Manager info

Turning Leaf Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 1959

About: Victorian Orchard’s original house dates back to pre-1880. The Wiggins family purchased the estate in 1904. A major renovation was done in 1906 bringing the house to it’s current appearance. Here is some history, the Wiggin’s were a wealthy prominent family that also owned Fox Hunters Paradise, an inn above Deer Lake that was visited by wealthy Pittsburghers in 1820's. That house is gone now. Victorian Orchard was bought by Henry Wiggins [grandson of Deer Lake house mentioned above] along with his wife Hulda and six children. It was as a farm where they raised sheep for wool, grew mostly irish potatoes, apples and honey. Frank Gleason bought the house from the Wiggins in 1921 and made it a popular boarding house in the area. Interestingly, Victorian Orchard is still in the family, Henry Wiggins while serving in the Civil War befriended my mother’s great uncle who married one of Henry's daughters. Our parents, Frank and Sue Wilhelm, bought the house in 1959. After my parents passed in 2003, we decided to renovate the property for a vacation rental so that we could keep it in the family. We all have such fond memories of living there… Sled riding, berry picking, just exploring on all that property, learning to drive in the field, rollerskating on the porch[and in the huge kitchen], bike riding, making swings on all the old trees, but mostly playing baseball with the neighborhood kids in that big field. We still all get together there on holidays for dinner and fun [if the house isn't rented]. All of us live nearby and do the upkeep ourselves. It is a family home that exudes the warmth and joy of several families being raised there.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The property is full of history. Most of the Wiggins are buried across the road in the Lutheran cemetery, Cuthbert Wiggins [Henry's grandfather] helped build and remained on as the innkeeper at the Stone House. The Wiggins were known wagoneers on the National Road. The longest existent trace of the Braddock’s Trail is on our property, as well as, Old Orchard Camp mentioned in the French and Indian War where George Washington camped. That's how old orchard camp came into the name of our house. Antiquities from then have been found; a musket ball from the campaign and a few horseshoes.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • This large Victorian-style house conjures up images of simpler times.

    This large Victorian-style house conjures up images of simpler times.

  • Plenty of chairs, loungers, and umbrellas!

    Plenty of chairs, loungers, and umbrellas!

  • The front library has a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa and piano.

    The front library has a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa and piano.

  • Large eat-in kitchen brings back reminiscences of days long ago

    Large eat-in kitchen brings back reminiscences of days long ago

  • Far East Room will have you dreaming of adventures in far off lands.

    Far East Room will have you dreaming of adventures in far off lands.

  • 1920 Room will bring dreams of dancing the charleston and 23 skidoo.

    1920 Room will bring dreams of dancing the charleston and 23 skidoo.

  • An extra bed on the landing for one more!

    An extra bed on the landing for one more!

  • ...best seat on the
 porch to catch a cool breeze...

    ...best seat on the porch to catch a cool breeze...

  • One of two fire pits--this fire pit is located between the house and the pool!

    One of two fire pits--this fire pit is located between the house and the pool!

  • Path to the Mountain Plateau and Rustic Fire Pit!

    Path to the Mountain Plateau and Rustic Fire Pit!

  • Large, wrap-around porch with plenty of seating!

    Large, wrap-around porch with plenty of seating!

  • Perfect summer treat!

    Perfect summer treat!

  • Enjoy tea or coffee and quiet, reading in the house's private library!

    Enjoy tea or coffee and quiet, reading in the house's private library!

  • Living Room--seating for 6 adults.

    Living Room--seating for 6 adults.

  • Victorian Rose Room has one wall of original wall paper & oak furniture.

    Victorian Rose Room has one wall of original wall paper & oak furniture.

  • Orange room has a colonial style. Roll-away cot in closet for an extra person.

    Orange room has a colonial style. Roll-away cot in closet for an extra person.

  • Bunk room is great for kids. Sorry, no connection for TV or games.

    Bunk room is great for kids. Sorry, no connection for TV or games.

  • Handicapped shower and toilet in this first floor bathroom.

    Handicapped shower and toilet in this first floor bathroom.

  • 70 acres of rolling hills and landscapes are included in this retreat location

    70 acres of rolling hills and landscapes are included in this retreat location

  • Prep and eat food by the Fire Pit.

    Prep and eat food by the Fire Pit.

  • Mountain Plateau Rustic Fire Pit--perfect site to catch the evening sunset!

    Mountain Plateau Rustic Fire Pit--perfect site to catch the evening sunset!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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