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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

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 Benezette

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!

Amenities

Benezette Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.8514853 based on 101 reviews
5

ohhh, and there's another elk!!!

  • 5 of 5

Who knew there were elk in PA?? Ok, we didn't..the kids had a super time watching for elk, and fishing for trout, and looking up for eagles. And there was an eagle that landed in the sycamore tree in the back yard along the creek!! What a nice cabin to stay in. We are a family of 9 and we all fit just perfectly. It felt just like home!! We met the neighbor and he was super nice, even shared some cake and ice cream due to a birthday during our stay. We found a treasure of a place for vacation!!! Thank you Lukeharts for sharing your place!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well Kept Beautiful Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely stay for our small group of teen girls working as an officer group. The facilities were great and met all of our needs. It was quiet and peaceful and had space to spread out and meet our objectives for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was nice and clean! We had a blast! We seen some elk nearby. It was a rainy weekend but we still spent a lot of time outdoors in between the rain and let the kids play in the rain. The back porch is really nice to hang out on. We used the fire pit to make s’mores and hamburgers. It isn’t secluded but it’s still a nice place to stay! The neighbors aren’t a problem at all! Also most cabins have horrible beds that kill my back! This cabin had beds that we can sleep in comfortably. So that’s a huge plus!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Father’s Day weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great place!!! Beautiful cabin, nice and clean and very roomy. Met all of our needs!! Kids loved the rope swing and creek.

We seen many elk and on the last morning as we were getting ready to leave a female elk walk right up to the back porch...that was great!!

My one and only complaint is the smell of the water...it’s pretty bad! Other then that it’s a GREAT PLACE and we can’t wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Very Happy

  • 5 of 5

Third time staying at camp can’t keep up. I think that says a lot. And Most definitely would rent it again. Love the area. Very clean place, the beds are comfortable. Lots of room for a group. We were so tired from fishing and wildlife viewing. That we never turn the TV on. Everything that the owner said in the ad is the truth and not deceiving.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have been going camping for 27 years and this is one of the nicest cabins we have stayed at. It had enough beds for all of us, equipped and modern kitchen, clean and spacious. The large yard allowed us to play softball, horse shoes, and badminton at the same time. The fire ring with the carved bears, the swings, and small river running behind the property were awesome. We are planning to book again next year. ❤

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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