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Beautiful, Quiet and New Lodge in the Heart of the PA Elk Range

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,740 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Quietest and most remote Mountain Top Retreat in the Elk State Forest

If you're looking for a first class lodge in an unbeatable location, you've come to the right place. Newly constructed in 2016, our Lodge is located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Elk range. Save your spot now… If the dates you desire are not available, be sure to check out our new lodge which will be available on Sept 1, 2017 and accepting reservations now. It can be found at

This is what a mountain retreat is all about. Quiet and remote yet all the comforts of home… and then some. This lodge has something for everyone. Whatever your reason for vacationing in the mountains, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tried to think of everything you’ll need to ensure a first class stay. We’ve paid special attention to every detail inside even though we know once you walk through the sliding glass doors and on to the deck you’ll probably spend a good bit of your time outside.

We hope you agree, the most enticing feature of this property is its location. No need to worry about bothering the neighbors, or even seeing them. You’ll be situated right in the middle of 6 wooded acres and the entire property borders the state forest. Perfect whether you’re a hunter, fisherman, wildlife enthusiast or just someone looking for peace and quiet. If you've come to see the Elk, you likely won't have to go far. They visit the property on a regular basis. If a trip to the Elk Viewing area is on your agenda, it's just a short drive away.

Of course in this day and age we know that certain things are necessary to ensure an enjoyable stay so we come equipped with satellite TV, WiFi Internet access and a cell phone booster system so you can stay in touch with friends and family.

Winter in the mountains can be beautiful and challenging at the same time. A four wheel drive vehicle is generally required especially in January and February. Our lodge is situated on a state forest road with no winter maintenance. The township road which ends at the corner of our property is maintained through the winter but tire chains are recommended if not required at times. Conditions can change quickly so be prepared if you wish to book a stay during January or February.

Scroll down to see everything we have to offer. We are looking forward to having you.

More Details

Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz

Kevin Frantz and Seth Conner, owners, have been enjoying this region of PA since childhood. Both avid outdoorsmen, this area has fit our lifestyle for over 40 years and we are excited to provide this vacation spot so that others can experience the beauty of the PA Wilds.

Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Seth Conner and Kevin Frantz chose Driftwood

We purchased this property and built this home mainly due to its perfect location in the heart of the Pennsylvania Elk Range. Just minutes from Benezette, guests can take a short drive to the Winslow Hill Elk viewing center or even closer, the Hicks run viewing area. Speaking of Hicks Run, 1 mile from the home is some of the greatest trout fishing water in the region.

If elk viewing is your reason for visiting, you may not even have to leave the side deck. Elk frequently roam right through the yard.

Located on top of the mountain, privacy, peace and quiet are the best features of this location. There isn't another camp in sight.


Driftwood Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Full Bunk Sleeps 3
  • The master bedroom has a queen bed, storage for your luggage and a private full bath. The second bedroom also has a queen size bed and storage space. The second floor has a large bedroom with a twin over full bunk. If that's not enough sleeping space, there are two hide away beds tucked inside both sofa's in the living room.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting


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average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews

The property was very nice, clean and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

The extras were a welcome addition since the weather that weekend left a lot to be desired. We had a good time playing pool and darts. We didn't see any elk on the property but I did see several whitetail. We enjoyed the fact that we had a little privacy even though we were still close to Winslow Hill.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place great location everything was perfect thanks so much can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place perfect for our get away

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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All the amenities of home in a woodsy setting!!!

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to others and plan on visiting again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We are so pleased with the amazing weekend we had. We thoroughly enjoyed the amenities that your property offered. We had all the comforts of home but with a rustic getaway feel. We had one deer in the yard but no elk. Love the location. You are close to the elk yet not in all of the congestion of the elk tourist. This time we brought friends with us and they too love the house and had a great time. I love the added bedroom upstairs which worked out perfectly for our sleeping needs. Thanks for another fun and exciting weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond words. Absolutely beautiful, new, spotless, and spot on in every aspect.

  • 5 of 5

It was my all-time favorite getaway. Would happily live there in a heartbeat. Spacious, clean, and a great location. Saw Elk on the road coming in off of 555. Miles and miles of back roads to get "lost" on. Close enough to everything while being far enough out to be secluded and get away from it all. Saw a Fisher cat not far from the cabin for the first time ever. It's the type of place you can find things to do but have no problem whatsoever just sitting back and enjoying the woods and fresh air. A slice of heaven for sure and we will be back!! Although we never met in person, the owners were great to work with- accommodating, quick responses, and attentive. The community itself is laid back, welcoming, and extremely courteous. Can't say enough good things about our experience and it's not often I can do that. Seth, if you ever need a groundskeeper I can get you references, sir. Immediately. Thank-you for everything. Barr None was the PERFECT honeymoon destination for outdoor-loving people like us!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Butler PA

Beautiful get-a-way cabin that's out-of-the-way!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful October weekend with family at this awesome cabin. Has everything you could possibly need, even a pool table! Highly recommend if your looking for quiet place away from all the Benezette traffic. Seen elk everyday in field about 1/4mile away. Hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Barpub
12.6 Miles
Benezette Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
12.6 Miles
Benezette Hotel

We are located in the heart of the elk range with several viewing areas close by. Hicks Run viewing area is a 5 minute drive and the Winslow Hill loop is just down the road from there. If you're looking for elk, you shouldn't have any trouble finding them.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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