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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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 Driftwood

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

Driftwood 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 ...
  • 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 4.83871 based on 93 reviews
5

exceeded expectations great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with our stay. The cabin is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Plenty of charm and would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay. We had 11 people and it didn't feel crowded. Was great for all the football fans that thought they were going to miss the games, that they could get them on TV.

It was stocked well with every thing you needed. Would stay again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin at a Great price!

  • 5 of 5

Criticisms first: the photos are clearly cropped to make it seem like a solitary cabin when there are neighboring cabins on both sides and across the street, so I feel like that was almost intentionally misleading. The water does smell, but that may not bother most people, the owners warned us, and that’s certainly not something they can help. Finally, the master bed was really soft and gave us sore backs, but that’s clearly a preference issue and there are like 5 other beds upstairs.

All that said, we LOVED our white Christmas at the cabin. The ambience was great with so many cool animal mounts, the wood burning stove was awesome and all of the appliances are updated and worked well. Heck, some of them are nicer than what we have at home, haha!

Overall, we loved our stay and wouldn’t have changed anything, I just wish we didn’t expect it to be as remote as the pictures make it seem and then arrive to find other cabins all around us.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time. The cabin was very nice. We hope to come back again

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beautiful cabin and its location. We were able to see many elk in the area. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away

  • 4 of 5

We found the cabin to be well equipped. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was very nice as was the family room. We enjoyed the swings on the back porch and in the yard. The fire pit was great. The night sky was amazing. We did not see elk in the yard but we saw lots of elk along the roadway and at the visitor center. We thoroughly enjoyed the area. The negatives for the cabin are the smell of the water and the cabin had an odor that smelled perhaps like the heating fuel or maybe from previous guests using the wood stove. The cabin was clean other than the ladybugs on the windowsills and all over the floor in upstairs toilet area. The TV worked well. We were not able to get cell service but honestly that was nice. There is a landline if needed. The neighboring cabins are close but we really hardly ever saw anyone at adjacent cabins. They are far enough away that it still felt private enough

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 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

  • 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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