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UNFORGETTABLE TIMES...500+ ACRES, 3/4 MILE ON PINE CREEK!

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 6th optional (owner's room). Cozy For 4, sleeps 16.

A DREAM FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY NATURE AND WILDLIFE ALONG WITH THE WARM PEACE OF AN EVENING FIRESIDE! Stroll along an old railroad bed beside a babbling and pristine trout stream running along breathtaking mountain views. A one-of-a-kind property with more than 500 private acres containing many hillside trails for your exclusive enjoyment--many options for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing or just wandering and wondering.

The flat open areas around the cabin and our full-size barn offer a variety of sites for your private events including weddings, reunions and corporate retreats. Horse stalls are available with both outside and inside shelter. And to get even further away, an extensive variety of open and wooded trails meander across and over the mountain for many miles. And we are just up the road from the north entrance to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon!

Sunsets bring on a sort of magnetism to our unmatched fire pit where many flames of debate have settled the differences of the past among friends. Of course, there is always another matter called to order for the next evening, or of course you can simply lean back, unwind, and find your answers in the stars...of which there are many! Very far from any neighbors, only the trees will hear your singing and tales, and they will pass along only a few whispers....

Inside the cabin, enjoy extensive hand-crafted woodwork and construction hewn from timbers on the property. Relax in front of a unique and inviting stone fireplace built from stones gathered from the property and surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. The fireplace rises from the center of the room with a cylindrical stack stretching up a two-story atrium and alongside a rustic spiral timber staircase. You won't want to leave this cabin...!

More Details

Owner
Joe & Maitland Sroba
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Joe & Maitland Sroba

Bucks County, PA born and raised, I went south to UVA for both undergrad and grad school, open-minded enough to marry a VA Tech Hokie! Currently living in Richmond, yet I never lost the love for the PA mountains. I find it very pleasing and fulfilling to give our children the opportunity to explore and maintain a connection to nature's beauty and bounty!

Joe & Maitland Sroba purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Joe & Maitland Sroba chose Gaines

We have searched the PA Wilds for purchase opportunities for more than 20 years never quite finding that 'special' place until now. We'd love to share this gem with you...

What makes this cabin unique

This much frontage along a pristine trout stream is a rare find. Combined with the expert country craftsmanship of the interior along with the breathtaking mountain views, this property was impossible to pass up!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Gaines in Tioga County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , UPSTAIRS
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , UPSTAIRS
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , DOWNSTAIRS
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In seperate game room building with add'l washer & dryer!
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Locked for owner's use (available for additional $20/night)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Bunk Bed , Two sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Bunk Bed , Two sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4.
    GAME ROOM (in detached building) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 couches and plenty of floor space for sleeping bags!
  • Linens & towels not included in price. Can be provided for $10/person/stay. Two washers and dryers are available on site!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
Notes:
Hunting is available only with specific permission and proper licensing. All fishing is available in the pond. If fishing for trout in Pine Creek along the property, catch-and-release with artificial lures-only is required to preserve this wonderful experience for all. Many other wild and stocked trout streams are a very short distance away! (A local guide is available for fishing, hunts and country and canyon tour & activity guidance for an additional charge.)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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UNFORGETTABLE TIMES...500+ ACRES, 3/4 MILE ON PINE CREEK!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 70 reviews
Dauphin, PA
5

A little taste of Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

You know you had a wonderful vacation, when you are not ready to come home. We stayed here for 10 days/9 nights and it just wasn't long enough! We have been vacationing in this area for the past 8 years -- and growing up was where my family would vacation each summer. Normally we spend a good bit of time visiting places - Grand Canyon, Lyman Lake, the Lumber Museum - however this year we were so content just staying at the house. It had everything we were looking for. Plenty of trails for exploring and gorgeous views every way you look. The kids had tons of fun playing in Pine Creek and floating down through "the rapids" as they called them. We even floated right past a doe and her fawn getting a drink in the creek. The fireplace was amazing and we enjoyed roasting marshmallows and hotdogs around in. The kids even spent one night sleeping in a tent around the fireplace. The stars at night are breath-taking. We also spent quite a few evenings playing card games, darts and pool in the game room.

The house itself is beautiful. We enjoyed our evening meal out on the picnic table on the wrap around porch. The bird feeders constantly had hummingbirds visiting them. They are such amazing little creatures.

The owners were great. My husband called Joe several times throughout our stay to ask him questions - he was extremely quick to get back to us and was very helpful. It was a real pleasure renting from him.

It was the perfect family vacation at the perfect place. Thank you so much Joe, for sharing your home with us. We are already planning our stay for next summer. Thanks again for letting us enjoy our beautiful home and amazing property.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ...and you were the perfect guest--you treated our cabin and property as if it were your own, and we thank you for that. We would be happy to have you rent from us again!
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5

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Joe and Maitland provided a wonderful stay for my family!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our large group. It was clean and better than pictured. We enjoyed the surrounding views and the open feelnof the downstairs. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location bad for kids

  • 4 of 5

This place is amazing, beautiful location. Loved the pond, the views. Everything was beautiful. However, the inside steps were a death trap and the lack of ceilings didn't allow any privacy and as soon as one child was awake, everyone was awake.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly enjoyed having this family group as guests and would welcome them back, and we are sorry some of the unique architectural features were problematic for them. While the very-appealing spiral staircase shown in our pictures wrapping around the fireplace should be used carefully by a person of any age, we also have two alternative straight staircases out on the deck that offer the support of double handrails. The "ceilings" referred to above are actually the vertical wall area ABOVE the normal eight-foot walls. These sections up high are open between a few rooms to provide much better air flow--again, a unique architectural feature in a beautiful octagon cabin! I hope this offers some clarification...
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our large family had a wonderful time! There was something for everyone. The kids loved the game room and being able to fish whenever they wanted. We loved the wrap around porch with upper deck. I just can't say enough. The house itself was amazing and warm and cozy. Plenty of amenities! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin for a family reunion and everyone had a wonderful time. The cabin was very clean and everything was in working order. The grounds were spacious and allowed for lots of games. The fire pit was a big draw every night. The access to Pine Creek allowed for a variety of activities. The convenience to the PA Grand Canyon made for several enjoyable day trips and allowed are large group to each do what they wanted, whether it was hiking, shopping, or horseback riding. Joe the owner was very accommodating and was immediately available when we had a few questions leading up to our stay. We are planning on making this an annual event at the Farm. This is a wonderful property for any event.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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"A real local log cabin tavern and eatery!"
Northwoods Gift Shop
"Real local craftsmanship..."
Old Antlers Inn
"A relatively new high-end dining & banquet facility, built by the same craftsman who built H..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Wellsboro Airport (15 mi.) & Williamsport (55 mi.)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Permastone Inn
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Tioga Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Log Cabin Inn & Antlers Inn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Ski Sawmill
Car: necessary

A real local cheesery, maple syrup harvesting, fabulous star-gazing and many other sites and things to do...

PINE CREEK RAIL TRAIL

--A jewel of the Gorge is the Pine Creek Rail Trail voted by USA Today as one of the "10 great places to take a bike tour." This 62-mile plus long trail with a 2% grade over its entire length travels through the Gorge starting at the Wellsboro Junction and ending in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania.

LUMBER MUSEUM, GALETON, PA (15 minutes West)

--The PA Lumber Museum features the life and times of the lumber industry in Pennsylvania during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The Museum preserves and interprets the colorful heritage of the Commonwealth’s prosperous lumber era when white pine and hemlock were the wealth of the nation.

CORNING GLASS MUSEUM, CORNING, NY (45 minutes North)

--The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass. You can learn about the science and technology behind innovations in glass through hands-on exhibits in our Innovation Center.

TIOGA CENTRAL RAILROAD

--Located in Wellsboro, PA operates excursion and charter trains.

FINGER LAKES, NY (1 hour North)

--Offers pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, and magnificent parks, as well as charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, and unique shopping opportunities.

CHARMING TOWN OF WELLSBORO

--quaint town for leisurely shopping, dining and strolling.

WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK (1 hour, 20 minutes North)

--Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen’s stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Gaines, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
WINTER
10 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£648
for 2 nights
From
£246
£1,719
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 3 nights
From
£329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
3 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£648
for 2 nights
From
£246
£1,719
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK HOLIDAY
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,044
for 3 nights
From
£296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
16 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£648
for 2 nights
From
£246
£1,719
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
PRESIDENTS DAY
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,044
for 3 nights
From
£296
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
20 Feb 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£648
for 2 nights
From
£246
£1,719
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 3 nights
From
£329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
4th OF JULY HOLIDAY
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,473
for 4 nights
From
£329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 3 nights
From
£329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,144
for 3 nights
From
£329
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£748
for 2 nights
From
£296
£2,031
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cabin cleaning/supplies £112.58
Pet Fee £45.03
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.1
Property Damage Protection £44.28
Tax Rate 11.0%

**10 GUESTS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. Each add'l guest will be $15/day.
**LINENS & TOWELS AVAILABLE FOR A FEE OF $10/PERSON.
**FOR HUNTING, permission MUST be granted in advance of rental. Additional fees apply.
**Additional fees for horses not included in listed pricing.
**Subject to 6% PA Sales Tax and a 5% Tioga County room rental excise tax (new County rate effective 7/1/2017).
**All rates subject to change any time until the reservation is confirmed.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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