|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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
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
The solitude of Whippoorwill is unmatched. The Lodge has all the features that you could want in a vacation home.
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.
The home was very clean and was stocked with everything that we needed. We had a great weekend away! Thanks again for everything :)
My family rented this property for a 4-night stay over Thanksgiving, and had a truly wonderful time. Everything was as described, with thoughtful touches and clear instructions. The kitchen was fantastic, and we truly enjoyed using the fireplace during our stay. There was plenty of room -- providing both privacy and ample space for spending time together. Thank you for creating such a wonderful rental property!
Great place for a get away. The owners take great pride in their home. I will definitely consider going back in the future.
My family and I stayed for one week to celebrate Thanksgiving early since we all cannot be together in November. We had a wonderful time! The home is beautiful and nestled in the woods so it's very private. We definitely plan on coming back!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|