About the property
- Lodge2300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
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.
Mark & Janet Metz
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- May 27, 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 Entriken
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed at Whippoorwill Retreat while attending our daughter’s graduation from Juniata College. The home had everything we needed for the 3 day stay and then some. It was very clean, the beds were comfortable and our 2 dogs loved romping in the woods. We would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Fantastic Rental - Highly Recommended
We just completed our annual dogs’ weekend in the woods at Whippoorwill Treat this year with family and friends and it was fantastic. The home is modern, well furnished, and well stocked. It was clean and the owners provided some great extra touches. The floor plan was well thought out and the kitchen is fantastic. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. We greatly appreciate their willingness to allow pets. The home worked out great for four couples and our two dogs. We hope to visit again next year. Thank you to Mark and Janet for sharing your beautiful property with us. We highly recommend this property and Mark and Janet.
Amazing Property- Worth a Stay
This property was an amazing place to stay and is very well appointed with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and fun. Communication from Mark both before and during the trip was excellent as well. Would highly recommend a stay here at this quiet, relaxing property!
This was a lovely property among beautiful trees. The location was peaceful and near Trough State Park—which we greatly enjoyed. The owners made us feel welcome with extras like wine, chocolate, and snacks.
Weekend at Whippoorwill Retreat
This home was just wonderful for our weekend away. It fit 7 adults perfectly. The house was immaculate and well stocked with everything we needed. The kitchen was especially well equipped to cook for a group. We really enjoyed the fire pit outside and the fireplace inside. Our hosts communicated clearly and timely. We would highly recommend it and hope to go again sometime.
Great Late Winter escape
Really enjoyed our weekend getaway here. The hosts and house are fabulous. Great location, peaceful, quiet. Liked that the hosts have stocked movies up and games for guests. We enjoyed walks in the snow covered woods that surround the home. We would definitely go back. The layout of the home is fantastic and is even better than the photos.