|Space||2,500 sq. ft.|
|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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!
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.
Sales at Turning Leaf Vacation Rentals purchased this chateau / country house in 1959
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.
Firewood pits were great! Loved pool, lighted path to the upper clearing. Loved our stay. House was immaculate. Enjoyed historic photos--would have like to know more about the house and people--Maybe, a book or tour? Loved porch--always plenty to see! Paul was very attentive.
We really enjoyed the weekend with our extended family. Now we are planning a summer vacation.
Loved the place. Very homey, comfortable place for a family get together for Christmas. They had the house warm and with a Christmas Tree already decorated when we arrived. This place felt like a home to my family from Florida, Georgia and WV- for the week of Christmas. Remote enough to be quiet and friendly for the small granddaughters. But close enough to restaurants, shopping, and hiking to be fun and entertaining. We truly enjoyed the time here. A wonderful get away for Christmas.
We enjoyed a great week at the Victorian Orchard house! The weather was a little chilly (50 - 60 degrees) but it was the first week in October. So we roasted marshmallows, cooked hot dogs over the fire, grilled steaks on the bar-b-que, and had a great time staying warm by the fire. The fire pit on the top of the hill gives an incredible view! The house was very comfortable. Plenty of room for 5 adults and 4 kids under 9. Itwpuldhave supported a much larger group.
Great rental house with friends for our white water rafting weekend! The pool was great and the dogs loved all the open space. We loved the house and location so much we plan to come back next year.
Such a great house for large groups! The pool was immaculate and the property was beautiful and well kept. We had a fantastic weekend. Highly recommended!
We loved our stay. The pool was great and it was nice to have the dogs there! We will be back! We were close to rafting which was a lot of fun also.
Ohopyle State Park, Downtown Ohiopyle, Youghiogheny River, State Gamelands, Kentuck Knob, Fallingwater, Yough Lake
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Linen Service||$50 + Tax|
-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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.