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Whippoorwill Retreat at Raystown Lake Just Down the Road from James Creek

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum renter age is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children will be included in the 8 person limit unless permitted otherwise. Please contact the owner for details....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will consider dogs on a case by case basis. Please contact the owner. Additional fees may apply...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    All doors to main level and master bedroom are 3' wide with 5' shower. 2 seperate single steps into the main level...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    lower level bedroom with full bath. linen provided...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    master bedroom has a private full bath. linen provided...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    'Amish' room has hall access to full bath, linen provided...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    upper level open loft with queen size sofa bed. linen Includ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    lower level bath adjacent to bedroom # 3 towels includ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    master bath has 5' shower with hand held shower head...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hall bath with towels provided...moreless

  • all baths have towels provided

Entertainment

  • Pool Table:

    Full sized 8' table in lower level...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Four locations with Direct TV with DVR...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yamaha surround sound...moreless

  • Television:

    We have 55' LG LED in great room with Yamaha surround sound, plus three more for bedrooms all with Direct TV with DRV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    numerous DVD movies in addition to Direct TV...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a large table that comfortably seats 8. Also have table for 6 on screen porch with small cafe table on open deck...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in great room. Open exterior fire pit. limited supply of firewood included, with option to add larger quantities...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central furnace with additional heat units provided for individual heat in all bedrooms and bath ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have wi fi available. password will be provided with your stay. This is designed for checking email and limited web browsing. Additional fees may apply for large data use such as live streaming etc...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    We have parking for several vehicles. To save our mature trees, we have limited space to Maneuver large boat trailers at the lodge, however large boats can be parked at the entrance road....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone service is available in the area....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New washer and dryer included with supplies...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full supply in included...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, toaster over, coffemaker and full supply of cooking ultelsils...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over range micro with hood, popcorn and defrost cycles...moreless

  • Oven:

    New electric range with oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Starter supply of paper plates, cups, paper towels, napkins etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New double door stainless steel frig with filtered water and ice through the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    New glass top electric range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2nd Floor loft overlooks great room with 20' ceilings...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    1 Mans mountain bike, woman's bike and youth mountain bike...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$235 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,495

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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Location

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

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Entriken, PA, USA:
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 Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The solitude of Whippoorwill is unmatched. The Lodge has all the features that you could want in a vacation home.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Photos

  • view towards loft and kichen

    view towards loft and kichen

  • view from loft to great room

    view from loft to great room

  • the bears enjoying the campfire

    the bears enjoying the campfire

  • wood burning fireplace in great room

    wood burning fireplace in great room

  • master bedroom with private bath

    master bedroom with private bath

  • 2nd floor loft

    2nd floor loft

  • dining table, seats 8

    dining table, seats 8

  • master bedroom with private master bath

    master bedroom with private master bath

  • view from loft balcony looking into great room

    view from loft balcony looking into great room

  • wrap around porch

    wrap around porch

  • trough Creek state park
15 minutes from Whippoorwill

    trough Creek state park 15 minutes from Whippoorwill

  • Tatmun Run- 10 minutes from Whippoorwill

    Tatmun Run- 10 minutes from Whippoorwill

  • wrap around porch

    wrap around porch

  • Exterior before landscaping.
will be updated spring 2014

    Exterior before landscaping. will be updated spring 2014

  • lower level pool table and spiral stairs

    lower level pool table and spiral stairs

  • kitchen area with granite counters

    kitchen area with granite counters

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • screen porch

    screen porch

  • rear of home with screen porch and deck

    rear of home with screen porch and deck

  • firewood supply

    firewood supply

  • kitchen with granite counters

    kitchen with granite counters

  • view from  overlook 10 minutes from Whippoorwill

    view from overlook 10 minutes from Whippoorwill

  • Tatmun Run swimming area 10 minutes from Whippoorwill

    Tatmun Run swimming area 10 minutes from Whippoorwill

VRBO #584626

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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