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Rustic Getaway In The Heart Of The Pennsylvania Elk Range

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom+Enclosed Loft, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

Nestled in the heart of the Pennsylvania Elk Range, Camp Can’t Keep Up offers a scenic retreat for families, couples, hunters, anglers, and nature enthusiasts.

With one private bedroom as well as an enclosed loft, Camp Can’t Keep Up is the perfect cabin for a romantic retreat, family vacation, or sportsman’s outing. Whether you are sitting one of the back porch swings listening to the water of Hicks Run, enjoying a dinner cooked over the fire, or warming yourself by the wood burning stove, Camp Can’t Keep Up offers a beautiful, rustic escape.

Enjoy amenities that include a full kitchen complete with a full-sized refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, electric range and oven; one and a half baths, a washer and dryer, central air conditioning and heat, as well as satellite TV and unlimited local and long distance calling.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing for trout in Hicks Run, watching wildlife at the Hicks Run viewing area, or hunt, hike, or mountain bike on the state game lands surrounding the property. Just a short drive away are additional elk viewing areas, restaurants, gift shops, wineries, antique shops, and other outdoor attractions.

More Details

Owner
Bryan Lukehart & Jennifer Helman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Bryan Lukehart & Jennifer Helman

An unlikely pair, Bryan grew up in Marion Center, Pennsylvania where he was raised on the family farm, tending to fields, and hunting and fishing when he got the chance; Jennifer grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and when she came to Indiana County, PA to attend IUP, she fell in love with the outdoors and never left the area.

Bryan's family has a camp on Wolf Lick, and since he was a child, Bryan grew up fishing the streams in Elk Country, and hunting bear and whitetail deer in the abundant State Game and Forest Lands. Needless to say, Bryan's roots as an outdoorsman run deep, and still today, he is an avid fisherman, hunter, and trapper.

Almost a decade ago, Jennifer was introduced to Elk Country by Bryan's dad, Ed, and the two have put on countless miles photographing elk and sightseeing. Despite growing up in the city, Jennifer developed a deep love for the outdoors, she is an avid trail runner and hiker, and also likes to hunt and fish.

Bryan Lukehart & Jennifer Helman purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Bryan Lukehart & Jennifer Helman chose Pennsylvania

With many fond childhood memories of Elk Country and his family's camp on Wolf Lick Run, Bryan bought the piece of land that Camp Can't Keep Up now sits on around 2005, built by hand with the help of friends and family, Camp Can’t Keep Up has sat alongside the banks of Hicks Run since its completion in 2008.

Bryan cultivated many fond memories with his family, but especially his two children at this cabin over the years, fishing for trout, hunting whitetail deer in the state game lands, elk shed (antler) hunting, biking, cooking over an open fire, and just enjoying the beauty of nature in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

What makes this cabin unique

Camp Can't Keep up sits alone on a generous 1.5 acre lot, that is backed by Hicks Run. a well-stocked trout stream. Situated a mile off of the main highway, Hicks Run Road is perfect for running and biking, with very little traffic. The cabin has beautiful mountain views and the porch swings are perfect for drinking your morning coffee and listening to the creek. Kids of all ages love the swings and rope swings! The outdoor cooking area is large enough to accommodate the entire family!

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Amenities

Driftwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Enclosed Loft - 5 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Camp Can't Keep Up is a hand-built, rustic mountain retreat with enough amenities to make even the novice mountain-dweller feel right at home!

Reviews

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Rustic Getaway In The Heart Of The Pennsylvania Elk Range
average rating of 4.8433733 based on 83 reviews
5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were very clean and neat, but do take bottled water.

We seen elk in the yard and at both neighbors the very first night, which included a bull. Heard a bunch of cyotes while around the campfire and hoping they were not after the young baby elk. Seen what I believe was a blue heron land in the yard, but no bear sightings.

Would definitely recommend this place for a nice getaway.

Thanks for sharing you lovely cabin.

The Sowers

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay! We really enjoyed ourselves, the kids loved the creek. Woke up to 3 elk in yard and saw big bull during dinner! Really enjoyed sitting on the porch swing with my coffee and a book. So relaxing! Would love to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Very nice, everything you need!!including elk in the yard.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin with everything you need. Kitchen is spacious and well stocked. Details inside made cabin nice and relaxing. Fire ring is great for outdoor cooking and smores. Elk were in the yard in the morning. Couldn't ask for anything more

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin experience!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was clean with a comfortable bed, modern appliances and technological conveniences. Glad we brought comfortable patio chairs for time on porch and at fire ring. Very welcoming hosts for us and our pet. Hicks Run viewing area right around the corner made seeing Elk easy. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Camp Can't Keep Up Wonderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great time at your cabin. Beautiful cabin, yard and creek to play in for the grandchildren. Saw lots of elk. At Winslow Hill Overlook we had a cow walk right up to us with in a few feet. Great place. We will be back again. Thank you for having us.

The Vincent Family

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice cabin, nice area. Neighbors a little close for me

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the time there, had our one year old grandson and he had a blast with the swings and playing in the stream. Only negative is the water in the cabin, really strong smell to it, almost didn't want to shower but its well water and that happens with some wells.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $300

Cancellation Policy: 100% of deposit will be refunded if reservations are canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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