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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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 James Creek

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

James Creek Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
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

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Whippoorwill Retreat At Raystown Lake Just Down The Road From James Creek
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 105 reviews
5

Just Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Property is wonderful - excellent condition, very quiet setting, and has everything you need. The owners, Mark and Janet, are a pleasure as well. Very nice and always on top of anything that needs done. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home!! Very clean and well stocked! Location was great too!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first Raystown Lake vacation and we chose this rental without knowing much about the area. We loved the home, the quiet setting and convenient location to the lake. We would love to return here again next year! This trip and the house were a big hit with the entire family! Would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Chillaxing Time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mark for checking in on us the first day we arrived. We had a wonderful vacation. We were able to take the family boat out on the lake two different days, make mountain pies/smores, and enjoyed the screened in porch one evening when it rained. We even had the opportunity to hear a whippoorwill one evening. Thank you for opening your beautiful home. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing vacation home with all the extras

  • 5 of 5

Great home with fully stocked kitchen, many things to do from the pool table to air hockey to games, puzzles and dvds! love the screened in porch! quiet secluded location but within minutes of the lake and convenience store. Very clean. Great communication with owners who were delightful to deal with. this was our second time staying. most likely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay!!! Beautiful home nestled all by itself in the woods. Peace and tranquility at its finest. We were there during the week of July 4th and had a few rainy times however with everything the home has to offer the rain did not affect us. First time we ever rented through VRBO and this home definitely sets the bar high!! Many thanks to the owners Mark and Janet for opening there home up to us!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again enjoyed our stay. Mark is very easy to work with and responds to questions promptly. Such a great place to just relax with the family. Love the addition of the air hockey table upstairs. Added a new activity for the nights were the thunderstorms kept you inside. Great place to disconnect from the everyday digital environment we live and reconnect on a personal level with the family. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.