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Recent Allegheny Mountains & Her Valleys reviews

  • A Secluded Home near the Lake

    "Everyone had enough space. We had plenty of beds and bedding. The kitchen was well equipped with things we needed to prepare meals. We had three elderly parents/grandparents with us who, two of them especially, had trouble with the outdoor steps. With help, we got them inside the house and settled down. We liked the secluded area. It is quite a nice area to be. Our little family included a 10, 8 and 6-year-old, who we took to the nearby DelGrosso's Amusement Park. It was about a 40 minute drive. We always like it when a property has a washer and a dryer. We just enjoyed getting away for a weekend. The grandparents liked the scenery on the way to and from the The Otter house... a 4+hour drive.... to and from our own residence. Be sure to bring your own towels and washcloths as the owners have stated on their VRBO page."
    Guest: mama bear Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: October 10, 2015
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  • A true blessing

    "Staying at your farm house was truly a blessing and a much needed time of rest and to visit nearby Gettysburg. Your homes was so pretty and beautifully restored and wonderfully clean! We enjoyed walking down the road and seeing and hearing all the animals across the street. The mountains were so beautiful. We were sad to leave. We thank the Lord for your home and that we were able to stay there. Thank you for making everything so easy for us to stay there. Lord willing we hope we can stay again. God bless you. (Ephesians 3:19)"
    Guest: Gavin B. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 29, 2016
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  • A most relaxing vacation!

    "We stayed at Francena Cottage for a week with our dog, and it was perfection. The cottage was clean and beautiful, and we felt at home right away. Outside, the trails were well-marked, there was plenty of nature (flora and fauna) to behold, and the lake provided us with hours of entertainment. Nothing is better than a refreshing swim in this lake on a summer's day! We spent our time grilling, walking, playing games on the indoor and outdoor tables, watching birds from our porch, swimming, reading, soaking in the hot tub, and just reconnecting with one another. This is the place to go if you want to "get away from it all.""
    Guest: Shannon & Brian Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 23, 2016
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  • New favorite cabin!

    "Mary's Ivy Cabin is superb! Even though we contacted her just a week before, Mary was happy to fit us in, and we are so glad she did. When you walk into a new rental house there's always the "oh no, what am I getting into..." moment, but as soon as we turned on the lights we were thrilled! The cabin is adorable, mostly one giant room with a large, comfortable sitting area, a well-appointed little kitchen, a dining table, and a perfect little pot-bellied wood stove in the middle to keep the place cozy. Mary supplied us with a huge bin of lovely smelling wood to burn, and we spent Friday and Saturday nights alternating between chatting in the 2 rocking chairs in front of the fire, and chatting in the giant, clean/new hot tub on the porch. The hot tub looks over the stream, and it's really perfectly situated. The cabin is at the end of a dead-end road with just one house nearby, on the other side of the house from the hot tub/deck, so it feels very private and peaceful. The stream is lovely and loud and beautiful, we walked along it quite a ways and even found a treehouse! We loved turning the hot tub jets off to listen to nature for a while -- then turning the jets and laptop back on to revel in human technology. :) The one bedroom is cute, with a comfy full-sized bed, and there is a big loft for kids or a second couple! The whole place is beautifully decorated with art from various cultures and lots of plants. The bathroom is fine, it did seem to get a bit of septic smell occasionally so we kept the door closed -- consider bringing a scented candle or two for the bathroom + bedroom since they are right next to each other. That is the only concern of any kind we had at Mary's beautiful Ivy Cottage. It was easy getting in, cleaning up, and a wonderful place to stay. Mary is very sweet and acommodating and was easy to communicate with. I already look forward to going back next time we need a quiet nature weekend - with a hot tub!"
    Guest: Deborah B. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 25, 2016
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