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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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

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 4.987013 based on 77 reviews
5

Just Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property, honestly not sure what else you could want! A beautiful , peaceful setting. Owners are very nice and accommodating. This was our 2nd visit and I am sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful get away this was! From day one when we showed up, we felt at home. There was nothing that they left out or forgot!! The location was perfect for boating! We were in the quiet, but only moments away from the boat launch! We very much enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Amazing, well stocked, beautiful mountain home!!! Close to everything but with a secluded feeling!

  • 5 of 5

I just can't say enough for this wonderful home! From the cleanliness to the fun things to do, to the peace and serenity, to the having all the needs of home at your finger tips! Great communication from Mark! We will definitely visit again next year! Already trying to figure out dates to schedule! We all loved it! My daughter wants to skip our MD beach trip to come here next year! and that says a lot!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camp Hill, PA
5

Fantastic overall!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Well kept and great hospitality. Well stocked! Our two families had a great time- enjoyed the screened in porch, the map with area notables on the wall, and the whippoorwills!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The GEM of Raystown Lake

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay at the Whippoorwill Retreat for us, we already have booked another weekend in July and August because we enjoy the home so much. The house offers everything and more to make an enjoyable time for family and friends. The Metz go above and beyond to make sure that the house is equipped with little extra touches to ensure a wonderful stay.

Mornings are beautiful on the porch with the swing, enjoying coffee while the sunrises, dinners on the screened in porch and the evening ender by the firepit - perfection!

Thank you for taking such care with your property to ensure so much happiness to be had by your guest!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altoona, Pa.
5

Excellent property and amenities we all were delighted

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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

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.