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Riverfront Retreat, Tidioute

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About the property

1 beroom 1 bath, Sleeps 4

For the adventurous spirit, our river front cottage is nestled on the banks of the Allegheny River-- perfect for boating, floating, fishing and hunting. You will love to just sit back and watch the river roll by.

At the cottage, we offer more than just a vacation getaway. We offer the opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in nature's wonders -- to wake to the sound of songbirds, watch the eagles fly and end the day with the pop and crackle of a campfire, to feel the cool river ripples, to breathe in fresh mountain air and hunt or fish in the Allegheny National Forest. Our Riverfront Retreat is an escape from the ordinary.

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Gretta Beck
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2016

About Gretta Beck

We enjoy the cold Steeler season that Pittsburgh, Pa. has to offer but after the season is over we cant wait to take some time off and escape to the riverbanks of the Allegheny. Tidioute offers the best of both worlds. Relaxed river front living which include fishing and hunting on the nearby state game lands. Plus a great place to have family and friends over for a summers day full of fun!!

Gretta Beck purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gretta Beck chose Pennsylvania Wilds

We purchased this property mainly based on location: only a mile down the road from State Game lands, water front and Tidioute's quiet small town atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

The home sleeps 4 comfortably. We enjoy setting tents up down by the river for bon fires, cooking out and listening to the frogs at night. We love to see the turtles sun themselves in the morning the bank and if you are lucky enough to see baby turtles hatch from their nests buried in the yard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for everything. We really appreciated the wine and chocolates. It was such a wonderful surprise, especially since we can never seem to adjust to Pennsylvania's liquor laws and all the stores were closed as we drove in!

We'd love to come back again, You have a truly lovely place.
Oct 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Riverfront Retreat, Tidioute
average rating of 4.814815 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This cottage was clean, bright, and comfortable. The owners have done a nice job with decorating and maintenance. The bed was comfortable and towels were plush. The yard was tidy and inviting. It was nice to sit by the rivers edge and read. I just wish that they had remembered to restock the fire making supplies as the indoor fireplace was one of the main reasons I chose this rental over a few others I was considering. There is a fantastic eclectic music library but just a few dvds. The kitchen had a few spices and a selection of pans and utensils that were adequate for my needs. I would consider visiting again in warmer weather so I could enjoy the river more fully.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very descriptive review. I am sure it will be very helpful to future guests. I am sorry there was not adequate fire making supplies inside the home. I am afraid I didn't notice while the cleaning crew was there but, will add it to the check list for the future. I think You will enjoy summer on the river - Thank you Gretta
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay! Very clean and had everything you needed! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Made me want to invest in a Tidioute Vaca Home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is CLEAN! So important to me when staying in these HomeAway places. This home is so COZY and offered all the essentials a home could need and a renter could want! We just loved the little town, did some shopping, wine tastings, and hiking. We will surely stay here again and recommend it highly to everyone!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This really made me HAPPY to read-Thank you for the great review!!
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Always a relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

This was not our first time staying at Gretta's cottage or our last. She has everything you could want to just sit back an chill. We brought the grand kids this year, and they had a big time being down by the river. The place is awesome an so relaxing. We seen deer everyday an a eagle fishing twice. Just bring some food an a couple cold beverages an you are set. Mrs. Gretta is also so helpful with any questions. We actually stayed 2 days longer than we booked. Town is close by an have a couple bars with good food an drinks. Always fun for me to have a couple of drinks with the local folks. They have always treated us nice. Thanks Gretta. Be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again!! We enjoyed having you and hearing that you and the family had such a good time!! See you next year! We just got an 8 foot picnic table for eating by the river for next year!!
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Excellent little cabin on the river

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very well maintained and a great place to stay if you're looking to kayak or canoe down the Allegheny river or just enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Morgan - we were glad to add to your kayaking trip!! See you again next year!!
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Nice place to unwind

  • 4 of 5

Great location next to the river. Nice little town right down the road. Wonderful fire pit!! The owner is very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tidioute offers several bars including a VFW post
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Hunter Station Golf course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Historical OC&T railroad in Titusville
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State route 62
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tidioute has several diners
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Peak n Peak Ski resort
Car: necessary

Tidioute (tiddy-oot), is an Iroquois word meaning 'protrusion of land.' The Allegheny River makes a sharp bend here creating a near-peninsula within the river valley. Access to the Allegheny River is available from a boat launch and a 5 mile non-motorized riverside Recreation Trek both located in the heart of town. Home of the worlds' first natural 'flowing' oil well, used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. After the discovery of oil in Titusville, Tidioute became a booming oil center and the birthplace of Standard Oil. Oil millionaires, railroads and wealth followed leaving a legacy of Victorian-era mansions. For the last 48 years; Tidioute has hosted the PA. State Championship Fishing Tournament held annually the last weekend in September.


Rates & Availability

Tidioute Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning & linens per wk $55
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

Check in @ 3pm & Check out @ 11am.
Please plan your travel time accordingly as we cannot offer early check-ins. (We are busy getting ready for you!)
• Must be 21 to book the home.
Cabin pricing is based on four people - additional guests are welcome to set up tents $15/per person
Garbage/Trash: You are responsible for taking your trash home with you. we can arrange to remove your garbage at 15$ extra charge
Fire wood is provided at no extra cost

*******************BOOK NOW for our local events!!
2016 Tidioute and surrounding area EVENTS
7th Annual Dice Ride @ Hickory Wilderness Ranch June 18, 2016
Battle on Bull Mountain Rodeo July 2 & 3rd 2016
Warren 4th of July Celebration
7th Annual Trail Challenge at Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch July 16 2016
Allegheny Mt.Championship Rodeo Flying W Ranch July 23 2016
Tidioute WWII Reenactment Aug 6th 2016
Tionesta Indian Festival Aug 6-15th 2016
Wilderness Ranch Areana Challenge August 20th 2016
Warren County Fair Aug 12-16 2016
Pa State Championship Fishing Tournament Sept 24-26th 2016 Tidioute parade and rides
Sherman Memorial Lighthouse tours - Tionesta call Jim McGuire 814-755-3672

Owner'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.
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Tidioute Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 full bathroom- Instant hot water
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sofa bed and air mattress for addional guests
  • Queen sized bed w/ ceiling fans and flat screen cable TV. Tenting space is available for more then 4 people
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
**Guests can also take advantage of a 25.00/per truck load of wood at Shaffer’s Lumber approx. 7miles from the home. (You haul) *** Tidioute does not have garbage pick up - the garbage is removed by the guest *** PLEASE NOTE THIS HOME SLEEPS 4 GUESTS TOTAL- this home is in a neighbor hood mixed with camps- EVERYONE LIKES TO BLOW OFF SOME STEAM FROM TIME TO TIME BUT I STRICTLY ENFORECE THAT YOU NOT PLAY LOUD MUSIC AND CAUSE DISTURBANCES FOR THE YEAR AROUND RESIDENTS LATE AT NIGHT. I HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY AND WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE IF THERE IS A COMPLAINT. *** THINK BEFORE YOU BOOK

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