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Only 1.2 Miles To Shy Beaver Boat Launch

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Diane Bottenfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed at Bears Retreat many times and enjoy coming back every time. The house is very nice and clean. The view from the front windows and deck is spectacular.
Apr 2014
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James Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Pyramid Bed (double on bottom, twin on top)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Only 1.2 Miles To Shy Beaver Boat Launch
average rating of 4.804348 based on 47 reviews

Everything we had hoped and more!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bears Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was very beautiful. We had an amazing time. So peaceful!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great house, great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here over Labor Day. Plenty of room for the whole family, lots of space for kids to run around, great grill, fire-pit for s'mores, and hot tub. Beds are firm and comfortable. Owners and manager were very responsive to questions -- highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House in a quiet area!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and well equipped with everything we needed for our extended weekend trip. We were very close to the Shy Beaver boat launch which was so convenient for us to take the boat and skies on and off the lake. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
State College
Nearest Barpub
20.3 Miles
Woody's Bar
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Standing Stone Golf Course
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Huntingdon Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Rt 26
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Original Italian Pizza
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Blue Knob Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
7 Points Recreation Area
Car: necessary

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




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.0%

The property is closed from December 1, 2017 Until April 1, 2018

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.