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Whippoorwill Retreat At Raystown Lake Just Down The Road From James Creek

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Take a back road to hear the elusive night bird, the Whippoorwill. Whippoorwill Retreat at Raystown Lake is located among hundreds of acres of mature Oak Forest open for you to explore at your leisure. The newly constructed 2300 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bath retreat features a large great room with 20 ft vaulted ceilings, beamed kitchen, open loft with additional sleeper, wrap around porch, screen porch, and open deck. The retreat consists of a basement complete with pool table, a large main floor living area, and a cozy loft. This newly constructed home was first available for rent in 2014. We were fortunate to have many wonderful guests in our first year, and look forward to another great year. Solitude is guaranteed, as your nearest neighbor is over 1/2 a mile away. Whippoorwill Retreat offers quick and easy access to Raystown Lake, with the closest launch only 10 minutes away. The retreat is also less than 10 minutes from the lake overlook and the exciting Raystown Resort and marina.

Come and stay, and maybe you will be lucky enough to hear the lonesome call of the Whippoorwills as you sit by the open brick fire ring, or on the spacious screen porch, for a quiet and relaxing evening.

More Details

Owner
Mark & Janet Metz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Mark & Janet Metz

I am Mark Metz, my wife Janet and I live in nearby Hollidaysburg. We are both lifelong residents of central Pennsylvania.We will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this August 2014. We have one daughter Amy who is a newlywed to her husband Mark, who to his dismay has been given the title of 'little Mark'. I am a custom home builder in the Blair County area and Janet is a X-ray Technician for UPMC.

Mark & Janet Metz purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Mark & Janet Metz chose Pennsylvania

Janet and I have enjoyed the Raystown area for the last 30 years. Previous to building Whippoorwill Retreat we had rented a permanent site at a local campground for over 20 years. Being a builder, I had often dreamed of building a place near the lake. This dream came true when a friend of mine agreed to sell a portion of his 400 acres in Lincoln Township. When I fist saw the property I was convinced this would be the perfect fit. The property is surrounded by my friends ground on one side and on the other three sides by the forest that is part of the Raystown Lake. This assures splendid solitude. Our nearest neighbor is over 1/2 mile away, but we are only 10 minutes from James Creek boat launch and Raystown Restort

What makes this lodge unique

The solitude of Whippoorwill is unmatched. The Lodge has all the features that you could want in a vacation home.

Amenities

Entriken Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , lower level bath adjacent to bedroom # 3 towels includ
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , master bath has 5' shower with hand held shower head
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hall bath with towels provided
  • all baths have towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , lower level bedroom with full bath. linen provided
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , master bedroom has a private full bath. linen provided
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 'Amish' room has hall access to full bath, linen provided
    Bedroom 1 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , upper level open loft with queen size sofa bed. linen Includ
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Whippoorwill Retreat At Raystown Lake Just Down The Road From James Creek
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 68 reviews
5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Whippoorwill retreat was, for my family, a relaxing, comfortable, peaceful week away from our busy lives. The pool table was a bonus as was the screened in porch. Secluded walks with our dog was a most enjoyable morning ritual. Everything we needed was clean and available, from the well appointed kitchen to the abundant supply of towels to the family games. Mark and Janet were gracious hosts and immediately responded with any questions we posed. We will definitely return when we visit the area in the future, I highly recommend this wonderful retreat!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible cabin with everything you could want/need. The owners were quick to respond and very accommodating. Will definitely rent again next time we go to Raystown Lake and will highly recommend to anyone planning a visit out that way!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, top of the line property with all the amenities we could desire. It was perfect for our long weekend family get together. The owners couldn't have been more accommodating. Top rating. Five stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Comfortable cozy and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much! Everything was great! We were able to relax and have a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Beautiful property, perfect size for the amount of people we had

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect just need a TV and heater in the pool table area.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whippoorwill Retreat...!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Whippoorwill Retreat for a winter weekend getaway after the holidays and to celebrate a 60th birthday. What a wonderful experience we had. The cabin is very clean and well maintained. The linens and towels provided listed in the description are only two of the many amenities provided by the owners. From the paper products, pantry and condiments to the little added touches like candy in the candy dish to s'mores supplies in a basket, we did not want for anything. The fridge also housed some dressing and condiments, along with some beer, water and a special bottle of wine. Our travelling party of 6 adults did not have the opportunity to take advantage of the extensive movie library, puzzles, books or air hockey. Although the pool table was used for a friendly little tournament. We will definitely keep Whippoorwill in our favorites for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Blair County Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Huntigdon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Huntingdon Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Huntingdon
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Marina at Raystown Resort
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Blue Knob Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Tatmun Run
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Entriken Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

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