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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 - 5 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 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 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 ...
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 4.976744 based on 86 reviews
5

Great wilderness get-away

  • 5 of 5

The property was in the middle of the wilderness. It is a great place to get away and relax. All of the appliances were new and modern.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

ALL the comforts of home and more

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home last weekend. I wish we had been able to spend more time there, but we were visiting my daughter at PSU for a game and we were on campus all day Saturday. The home is absolutely beautiful, but more importantly so very comfortable. The attention to detail was like no other home I have rented. It made traveling so easy. Clean, spacious, comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, secluded, wooded views and modern appliances. I especially loved the view from the loft and living room. Thank you so very much for sharing your lovely home with my family. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and private with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The owners make it easy to enjoy your stay here even providing firewood, towels and linens, and complimentary beer, wine and the makings for smores. If you are looking for a private getaway with no neighbors but with restaurants and convenience stores minutes away look no further. This home is well furnished and decorated and would be well suited for families or small groups. For us it was a short getaway to recharge and have time for just us. Coffee on the porch swing and wine in front of the fire. What more could you ask? We loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Great place to stay, very cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at Whippoorwill Retreat at Raystown. This place is awesome and look forward to a return for a vacation, but for a longer period of time. Loved the privacy, yet not far from plenty of activities to do. Hearing the Whippoorwills in the morning was the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

It was lovely & relaxing. The owners provided treats to make it extra special.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely come back again to this rental property. Maybe in the winter!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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