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Beautiful private 7 acre lodge - close to 3 boat launch areas of Raystown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom on private lane, sleeps maximum 8 adults

Located at the heart of Raystown Lake, Mid Lake Lodge is a 7-acre, hilltop hideaway nestled within federal woodlands surrounding pristine waters.  Our comfortable and inviting lodge provides privacy and relaxation. Roast marshmallows over a campfire under a starlit sky as you count the shooting stars. Find out why it’s called the Milky Way! Keep your eyes fixed to the big skies overhead during the day because our local bald eagles like to pass over as they fish lake waters.


While our location offers seclusion, there are endless opportunities for fun and adventure within a 5-mile radius in any season. Whether you are a family group, fishermen, or hunters, our lodge will provide you with a memorable experience. Enjoy easy access to the lake from any one of three nearby boat launches as close as 1.5 miles away. Take advantage of several local amenities including a public access swimming location, miniature golf, a water park, boat tours and rentals, fishing guides, and a water view restaurant to name a few.  Find pleasure at several picnicking locations, hiking trails, and geocaching opportunities.  During the fall and winter seasons, our lodge is in an ideal location for hunting, cross-country skiing, and watching eagles fish from the ice.  Make Mid Lake Lodge your hub for exploring the woodlands, shorelines, and wildlife of the beautiful Raystown Lake area!

More Details

Property Manager
Judith Reed
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Judith Reed

This property was built by the Hammers family in 1976 and is still owned by the family's LLC. Ed and Viv, both World War II veterans, were the original occupants of the property. Ed passed in June of 77' leaving the cabin to Viv. When Viv moved in with her daughter to be closer to town, their youngest son Joe remained in the house.

When Joe lost his battle to Brain Cancer in February of 2011, the remaining siblings did not want to sell the property.

The 5 siblings started ELVPJM, LLC. and continue to upkeep the cabin so others can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature and a cabin built with love.

*Rentals are managed by family friend Judith Reed of Lake View Trails Inc.

Why Judith Reed chose Pennsylvania

This property is in a private location with access to three boat launches, Aitch Boat Launch (3.7 miles),

James Creek Boat Launch (1.5 miles),

Tatman Run Boat Launch and Swimming Area (5.5 miles).

What makes this cabin unique

Sleep to the sounds of whip-o-wills and bob whites and roast marshmallows over a campfire under a starlit sky as you count the shooting stars. Find out why it’s called the Milky Way! Keep your eyes fixed to the big skies overhead during the day because our local bald eagles like to pass over as they fish the lake waters.


James Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • Starter pak (4 rolls) of toilet tissue
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , All 3 twins regular size
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 extra long twin beds and 1 regular twin bed
  • Pillows, bed linens, & blankets provided.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Price based as listed for total of 6 guests. Each additional guest over 6 will be charged an additional $15.00 per night per person.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Beautiful private 7 acre lodge - close to 3 boat launch areas of Raystown
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Portage, PA

Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, very nice cabin, everything you could possibly need or want is provided, comfortable, safe, relaxing, very quite and secluded. The landlord is near-by if you need him. He is very responsive. Large yard with a fire ring which was perfect for making mountain pies. Very close to the James Creek Boat Launch, Raystown Resort, Tatman Run (beach/swimming area), Lincoln Caverns, and Wal-Mart in Huntingdon. Also close to Eats and Treats if you feel the need for ice cream, or OIP in Saxton if you have an urge for Italian for dinner one night. This is our third year coming to the cabin for a week in July, and we will return again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Surprise

  • 5 of 5

Rarely do I write a review, but just wanted people to know this rental experience was excellent. The correspondence too book was easy and informative, the cabin is in great shape, the owner is super nice! Highly recommend this property. Peaceful get-a-way!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet spot, with all the things we needed for a great stay. Very friendly check in. Would happily reserve again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley Springs wv

Great location and atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Located just 1.5miles from James Creek boat ramp this house is perfect for fisherman and water sports enthusiasts. Plenty of parking . A very nice and clean house . I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to the lake .

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean! The property had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doylestown, PA

Great Place, Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this cabin. It is a spectacular place and the Hammers are great landlords. The cabin is remarkably clean and well kept. Plenty of supplies, new BBQ. The property was a ton of fun with the woods and firepit. Very close to the boat ramp which we used several times. Parking the boat was easy. We had good internet. We biked locally on some great roads with virtually no traffic.

Overall this was a really nice location. Would definitely recommend and will someday hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit at the cabin. Yes, we hope you do return to our property and have a chance to visit many of the local bike trails in the area. Lake Raystown area provides a wide variety of activities for all.
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Property manager will email you a few days before your visit to give you the contact & phone number of the Hammers Family member meeting you at the lodge. We personally like to meet our guest, go over details about the lodge, as well as answer any questions you have about the area around the lodge.

Directions to: Mid Lake Lodge 14588 Hammers Lane

James Creek, PA 16657

Travel south on route PA 26-Raystown Road from Route PA Rt 22. Drive 12.2 miles and turn left on Fouse's Crossing Road.   Fouse's Crossing road is 0.6 miles past Wyles Lane. Go approximately 0.6 miles passing over a one lane bridge.  Bear left and stay on Fouse's Crossing Road - Do not go on Backbone Road.  Turn left on Hammers Lane.  Go to top of the hill.  Stay to the left and Lodge will be in front of you.  Park in the designated areas.

Travel north on Rt  26 from the turnpike. Turn right on Rt 994 (Old Plank Road - blinking yellow light) towards James Creek (marked by sign). Continue another 1.4 miles and turn left onto James Creek Road (marked by sign). Turn left on Fouse's Crossing Road. Go .2 miles and turn right on Hammer's Lane.  Go to top of hill. Stay to left and Lodge will be in front of you. Park in designated areas.


Rates & Availability

James Creek Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%


Two nights deposit due within one week of confirmation of call.  Balance due including state and local taxes within 30 days of stay.  Security deposit due at time of check in and will be refunded at check out if no damage is found upon check out inspection. Dogs can not be left unattended. Refund policy will be stated in rental contract.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.