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Snyder's Run Lake View 120 acres -short walk to water-boat storage available

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Early 1800's rustic American Chestnut cabin @ Snyders's Run Launch - 120 acres


Welcome to the closest privately owned cabin to the water on the northern end of the lake. The rustic early 1800s American chestnut log cabin is located at the entrance to Snyder’s Run Boat Launch, so convenient to the water; our driveway entrance is in the boat launch parking area. Please note, Corp of Engineers owns all ground to the lake, we do not own the property to the lake. The path to the lake is a well used path from continued use.

We purchased this 120 acres in the early 1990's knowing what this lake offered to us and the general public, and we still own all 120 acres of lake view property today. This cabin was slated to be moved during the flooding in the late 1960's but was saved, and the character of this place remains the same today, unique with charm. What we want to offer guest is an original cottage/cabin from the old dam and that is what we do. History is important to us, and this cabin remains one of the most unique left standing on Raystown Lake today.

What we offer at our cabin, is our rustic view of what a visit to Raystown should be. Enjoy the peaceful 2 minute walk to the water, leading to a peaceful inlet so convenient to swimming and fishing, or just floating around on a raft. Launch your boat at the launch down the hill, with no worry of finding a parking space, just park at the cabin, and walk to your boat. No boat, no problem, just walk down the hill to enjoy the lake. We also offer long term parking/storage for boats inside and outside parking seasonal, both summer & winter.

Please note: No boat, jet ski, or kayak should be left unattended in cove below cabin.

We border The Army Corp of Engineers Federal ground, and we strictly enforce all Corp of Engineers rules. You will enjoy the 1/2 mile dirt driveway to the cabin, with easy access for the guest to enjoy the peaceful drive following the inlet of Snyder’s Run Boat Launch.

Directions: GPS to Snyder Run Boat Launch - boat launch is at the very end of Snyders Run Road. Enter into Snyder's Run Boat Launch parking area. Make right onto Valentine Lane (the driveway is in the parking lot of the boat launch) continue on Valentine Lane till you see fork in road. Continue straight, sign will say Lake View Trails. At next fork in the road continue left, and cabin is directly in front of you. Driveway is well marked.

More Details

Judith Reed
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Judith Reed

Both owners were raised in the area of Huntingdon and Lake Raystown. Both our families grew up with cottages/cabins on the old Raystown learning to fish, swim & ski. Local ties to the area, not a visitor that decided to come into Raystown area, buy a seasonal home and rent.

Judith Reed purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Judith Reed chose Huntingdon

Location is the key factor while visiting Raystown Lake. Our location is at the lake, our driveway is located in the parking lot of Snyder's Run Launch. Seasonal boat parking available / indoor buildings or outside. Unique larger parcel of property bordering federal ground on three sides.

What makes this cabin unique

Closest privately owned cabin to the water on the northern end of the lake! Owners have extensive knowledge about the lake and the area of Raystown Lake. Year round lake view, easy access to launch the boat with plenty of parking for boat trailers. No boat, bring the tubes and fishing poles and walk down the hill to the lake. Please note: No boat to be left at anytime unattended in the cove below the cabin, we do not own the property to the lake, nor do we advertise this. Worn walking path to the lake, this is not a groomed or mowed path. A Located 4 miles to downtown Huntingdon, 5 miles to Wal-Mart.


Huntingdon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Signer of contract, over the age of 25, must be present during the rental period. If house rule broke, immediately eviction notice will be addressed.
  • Please call Judy to confirm reservation at 814 599 4880, we personally like to speak to interested guests at our cabin to give complete details.
  • Judy can be reached at 814 599 4880 or email ----@--------.---
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located down stairs
  • Extra bath mats in linen closet. (1) fresh bar soap provided (4) rolls bath tissue (2) boxes of Kleenex in cabin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • All bed linens provided, including (1) pillow per twin bed, (2) pillows on each full/queen bed. Bath towels, hand towels, and wash clothes also provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Snyder's Run Lake View 120 acres -short walk to water-boat storage available
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Raystown Lake Family Vacation with Pets (2 dogs)

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation of four adults and 2 children, we stay in this wonderful cabin with lake access. This property provided everything you could think of. From all the bedding, towels, cookware, propane (grill), and even firewood for the fire pit. This was a clean property that was run by the nicest/friendliest couple that check in daily, have great local info and tips. The kids loved going down to the lake via a path to tubing in the lake. High light was the kids having an eagle feed on fish just 25 feet from them. Overall all a great experience. I would recommend and stay at this property again. Thank you Judy and Tim for a great stay. Ps. Our Pets enjoyed getting away with the family.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate! Always welcome. Nature at her finest seeing the eagle. The following week the renters watched the bear walk by in the yard. The rustic cabin is a hidden gem loved by many.
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Absolutely Loved it !!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed are stay.. cabin was perfect

Loved the closeness of the water and the owners were outstanding

Cabin had everything you could imagine

I cannot wait to come back :)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, always welcome!
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Perfect location, cabin has all you need

  • 5 of 5

Being able to walk down to the lake was amazing and access was so easy to the boat launch! Tons of sleeping options. Fully stocked kitchen. The screened in porch was the perfect place for dinner and the fire pit was where we ended each night of our stay.

I can't wait to come back!

That being said, there's some poison ivy on the trail down to the lake to watch out for. And we found a couple huge spiders in the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the cabin and the closeness to the lake. Mother nature at her finest, poisen & those big spiders. I must admit that was a rather big couple of spiders, as we hope to address this promptly. Saturday was a great day for boating, and your rental pontoon from the marina. Mother nature gave you a great view of a bald eagle in the cove as well.
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Fantastic get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! We wanted a cabin away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and this was exactly what we found. We enjoyed fishing and tubbing at the lake. Sitting at the camp fire and visiting Reiko:). Looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, rustic feel, and quality of history!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Booked this cabin for a college room mate get together. Six guys fit comfortably with plenty of room to spare. This place is truly great! From the very beginning with booking the place all the way through check out the experience was top notch. The owner, Judith was a great host/owner. She was very accommodating, helpful and very kind. The location can't get any better with just a very short drive down the driveway into Snyder's Run launch to put the boat in the water. There is no worry about a full launch parking lot because the water is also just a very short, albeit steep, walk from the cabin. Great view and I can only imagine how much better it would be in the fall. Fully stocked including linens, towels, tp, soaps, etc. Basically everything is included except your clothes and food. Very nice porches to hang out on; open air, screened in, and fully enclosed. Beds were comfortable, couches and seating inside were plentiful. I hesitate to recommend this place only because I hope it's available whenever I want it again! We had a blast and hope to do it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, so happy you enjoyed the rustic gem in the woods. I truly appreciate the very clean cabin when I checked you out, thanks again! Always welcome! You should've stayed and boated on Sunday, it was a beautiful day!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax

Short term rental agreement must be returned to Lake View Trails Inc. to confirm reservation. Security deposit due at check in to cabin is stated in rental agreement. Signer on contract must be 25 years of age or older

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.