About the property
- Cabin1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
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 Entriken
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
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.
We always love staying at this beautiful hideaway. It's a great way to getaway from everything.
very roomy and secluded - beautiful property !!
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.
Our family had a wonderful time at the Mid Lake Lodge. The cabin is clean and well stocked. Hope to return again next year.
Great place to relax
Property is well maintained and has all the necessary amenities. Very enjoyable place to stay.
This our second time staying at this beautiful cabin and we are sure to return. It is charming and clean with space outside to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. We had a great time!
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
Additional information about rental rates
RATES ARE BASED ON 6 GUESTS, EACH ADDITIONAL GUEST OVER 6 WILL BE CHARGED $15.00 PER NIGHT PLUS TAX IN ADDITION