About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 Bedrooms, Loft Area, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 11
This warm and inviting chalet is nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and offers spacious living in a picturesque and tranquil setting. It is only 1.2 miles to Shy Beaver Boat Launch. The water is great for swimming, water skiing, boating, and fishing. Bear's Retreat is tucked in a secluded neighborhood, Shy Beaver Lakeview Estates. Boat parking is available offsite, at a minimal fee.
The entrance to this beautiful cabin is located on the main floor. You enter into the kitchen that is fully equipped for your culinary enjoyment. Off the kitchen is the deck overlooking beautiful mountains where you can dine at the picnic table or relax in the hot tub. The open floor plan leads from the kitchen to a dining area that opens to the great room with a flat-screen TV, stone fireplace, and majestic cathedral ceiling. The main floor has 2 bedrooms. The first master bedroom has a queen bed with a private bath. The second bedroom has a pyramid bed (full bed on the bottom and twin on the top). A half bath is located outside the second bedroom. The laundry is conveniently located on the main floor.
The lower level has a fully furnished family room with sofas, flat-screen TV, pool table, and bar area. A separate area has a third bedroom with two twin beds and a full bath. The walkout basement leads to a gas grill and a yard area. A game of badminton or volleyball can be played outside and marshmallows can be roasted at the fire pit.
The upstairs has a master bedroom with a king bed and a private bathroom. The loft area has a pull-out (queen) sleep sofa, and fully equipped gaming table for a late night game of poker.
Our location abounds with fun activities and entertainment opportunities! We are a 5 minute drive to the local ice-cream shop, Eats N Treats, with the best ice cream on the lake. Seven Points Marina and recreation area is about a 20 minute drive. It includes a beach area for swimming, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and an array of water sport activities. The facility includes a floating trampoline and snack shop. If you didn't bring your own boat you can rent one there. Shopping, restaurants, and the cinema are all conveniently located in Huntingdon, about a 20-25 minute drive. Our Central Pennsylvania location is convenient to Penn State University, Juniata College, Lincoln Caverns, Rails to Trails of Central PA, Swigart Car Museum, DelGross’s Amusement Park, Skiing at Blue Knob and much more!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful property with spectacular views and proximity to attractions
The house was large and functional with plenty of space for meals and activities.
So glad the house worked for you!
Great for Groups!
We stayed with 8 people and it worked great for us! We were coming from both ends of PA so it was a great middle ground.
The layout makes it easy to split off or hangout all together. The bedrooms are on 3 levels so everyone has privacy. The house has a good number of bathrooms too. The kitchen is really well equipped with everything you'll need and then some. The house was very clean too. The road to the house is not paved and a bit windy, but still easy to navigate.
We had a problem with the internet, but everyone was super helpful and apologetic!
We are already planning another family trip back!
Thank you for the great review Stephanie! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! We can't wait to have you back!
Everything we had hoped and more!
Wonderful spot for a retreat! We fell in love with this property when we saw the pictures, and found it even more charming in person. Diane (the owner) was attentive to questions and made the process very easy from start to finish, and we would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking to get away. We had a group of 8 people (6 adults and 2 children) that stayed there comfortably and there would have been room for several more. The only issue we had was that the wifi signal does not work very well depending on the weather. But this turns into a positive because who needs wifi in the mountains anyway? VERY reasonable cost for how nice this property is. Stay here, you will love it!!!
Everything we wanted!
Vacationing with 3 couples - beautiful home. We each had our privacy but also had great common space for gathering. Loved the Firepit and the seclusion.
The cabin was very beautiful. We had an amazing time. So peaceful!
We had an amazing time at this property. The house is beautiful and spacious. We enjoyed the pool table, hot tub, and overly stocked kitchen. The closeness to shy beaver boat launch can't be beat! We were able to take the boat out every day we were there. You really can't go wrong with this property.
Lincoln Caverns, Delgrosso's Amusement Park,
Dining on Proud Mary River Boat, Swigarts Car Museum, Hesston Speedway, Trough Creek State Park, Raystown Lake Resort and Wild River Water Park
Rates & Availability
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The property is closed from December 1, 2017 Until April 1, 2018