Lodge view

Your Home in the Pennsylvania Wilds

This secluded large rustic lodge consists of two side-by-side buildings connected by a deck walkway. Each wing has several levels with 28 rooms in all, each with lovely views of the surrounding forest. Multiple living room areas accommodate comfortable reading and relaxation spaces as well as venues for crafts, cards, board games and group activities. Libraries invite browsing. Expansive decks at the second level of each wing encourage similar activities outside.

A fully-equipped large kitchen with an adjacent large dining area is provided, with a kitchenette also available for additional food preparation. Many cooks can comfortably work together without concern for “spoiling the broth.” Guests are responsible for their own food. Recommendations for catering services and local restaurants will be available. Restaurants and grocery stores are at least nine miles away.

Although the lodge is rustic, it is well-appointed with comfort features such as hot water baseboard heat fueled by natural gas from wells on the property. Some floors are oak hardwood and others are carpeted. Creative touches throughout the buildings surprise and delight guests.

A large unheated barn is available for indoor activities such as active game playing, dancing, dramatic performances, presentations to groups, yoga, tai chi, or whatever activity requires a large open space. Like the lodge, the barn has large decks for enjoying the woodland landscape.

There is a pond on the property and trails for walking through the 150 acres of fields and forests. Guests often enjoy the photographic opportunities and nature study. Outdoor activities include campfires and games such as croquet and volleyball.

The setting is suitable for gatherings, parties, retreats, reunions, weddings, workshops, receptions, and all kinds of music and social events. There is plenty of parking space for large events.

The lodge is located about two hours north of Pittsburgh, PA. International guests are welcome. Rides from and to Erie, PA or Franklin, Pennsylvania airports can be arranged.

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