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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 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 James Creek

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.

Map

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.

Amenities

James Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • Starter pak (4 rolls) of toilet tissue
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Beautiful private 7 acre lodge - close to 3 boat launch areas of Raystown
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Staff Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cute cabin and private location. One of the owner's, Mary met me there to go over everything. She came with her husband and both were very friendly and welcoming. Sure wish we could have stayed longer. We would rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princeton Junction, NJ
5

A gem!

  • 5 of 5

We always love staying at this beautiful hideaway. It's a great way to getaway from everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very roomy and secluded - beautiful property !!

  • 5 of 5

We dealt with three different family members during the process renting this house and all three were super!! House is very spacious and the property is perfect for cookouts and redneck games. We had our dog with us and were able to leave him running loose the whole time with no worries. We had plenty of room to play corn hole and whiffle ball in the yard. Fire pit with free wood was awesome too !! Ed even ran to Altoona before we checked in to make sure gas grill was operating in tip top shape.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the Mid Lake Lodge. The cabin is clean and well stocked. Hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dillsburg, PA
5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained and has all the necessary amenities. Very enjoyable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adamstown, MD
5

Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property with my son and his family. The house and property met our needs. The house was stocked with everything we needed included what was needed to use the grill and the outdoor firepit. The property is a short drive to the Seven Points Recreation Area which had bicycle paths, a public beach area and boat rides. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to rent the property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

RATES ARE BASED ON 6 GUESTS, EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST OVER 6 WILL BE CHARGED $15.00 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX IN ADDITION

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.