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Quiet Cabin in NE PA near Elk Mountain/Easy Drive from Philly and New York City

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

1500 sq. ft 3-bedroom cedar cabin on 4 acres in rural northeast Pennsylvania

We are about a 20 minute drive to Elk Mountain Ski Resort!!!

The weekend of February 10 has recently become available!

Note--4WD will be needed in the winter.

Discover the very beautiful Endless Mountain region in Northeastern PA. Situated above the Poconos, you will find quaint country towns, antique shops, art, music, historical sites, scenic country roads, long lazy rivers, game lands, trout streams and a plethora of restaurants.

The cabin is 1500 sq. ft. located on four very private acres situated on a bluff situated above a thickly wooded, country lane. While only 7 miles from historic Susquehanna and just a few minutes from the state highway, you will feel miles away from civilization.

This well-appointed cabin features a fully equipped kitchen with oven, stove, refrigerator, blender, toaster, microwave, crock pot, and all of the plates, glasses, pots and pans you will need. Coffee drinkers can choose between the Keurig and the traditional coffee maker. The living room features a nice wood burning fireplace, flat screen television (with a ROKU and about 20 local channels - no cable) and plenty of comfy seating. There are two large bedrooms upstairs with a total of 5 twin beds, 1 double bed, and futons for the kids. There are two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. There is a smaller bedroom downstairs that has been converted to a sitting lounge with games, books, karaoke and bar supplies. Set up your laptop there and take advantage of the flat screen monitor and fast, free Wi-Fi.

A large porch wraps around two sides of the cabin - the front is covered for rainy days while the side has an outdoor table for dining under the stars. Roast some marshmallows over the fire pit, play a leisurely game of badminton, throw some horseshoes or simply relax out on the lawn chairs and take in the views. Nights are typically clear and cool for stargazing through the cabin’s telescope.

Guests have four full acres to roam on the property, as well country roads for biking (there are two bikes for your use), trails for hiking (Florence Shelley Nature Preserve, Salt Springs State Park, D&H Rail Trail), nearby state game lands, trout streams, golf courses, and much more. The woods feature cherry, maple, ash and soaring pine trees as well as a wide variety of animals including deer, fox, turkey, and black bear. Like to fish? There are trout streams nearby and a few public access lakes. Have a canoe or kayak? The Susquehanna River is down the road. There are State Game Lands throughout Susquehanna County for deer and turkey hunting in the fall. It is also near the brand new Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site.

Guests do not need to meet with the owner to check in. There is a keypad on the door. No key exchange needed. Directions provided upon booking.

Please note that we do not provide sheets and towels, in that there is no washer/dryer on site. However, there are plenty of comforters, blankets, and pillows provided. There are laundromats nearby for longer term guests.

The heat is electric baseboard and controlled in each room through a wall thermostat.

This beautiful property is just waiting for your arrival! We respectfully request that you treat this property with the same respect that you do your own home. Please clean up as needed, take garbage, and leave the furnishings as they were upon check-in. Please note that we do have the cabin professionally cleaned after each rental. Be careful with the fire pit. It can get very windy! Food and garbage needs to be store inside to keep the wildlife away (bears are quickly drawn to outdoor trash). Sheets, towels, and pillowcases must be provided by the guest. Well-behaved dogs are ok but a flat pet fee applies, No cats, please.

Please note: Hunting is NOT permitted on the property.

##We do not provide firewood. Wood can be purchased locally##

More Details

Allen Grant
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2017

About Allen Grant

Allen Grant is a college professor in Philadelphia who loves to hike and fish in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, George Mason University and LSU. Please contact him with any questions you have about the cabin, Susquehanna County and the plethora of fun things to do in Northeast PA.

Allen Grant purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Allen Grant chose Northeastern Pennsylvania

We love the trees---maple, hickory, ash and cherry trees abound. There are soaring pines and tons of wildlife. The view from the front porch is excellent!

What makes this cabin unique

Very private!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Quiet Cabin in NE PA near Elk Mountain/Easy Drive from Philly and New York City
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Avondale, PA

Beautiful property! Clean and well equipped...lots of outdoor property for our dogs to run around

  • 5 of 5

Winter Wonderland this snowy weekend. Went skiing at elk mountain and home to cozy fireplace. We had all we needed to relax and enjoy this beautiful cabin in the woods..

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful clean cabin with everything needed for a nice vacation. We skied at Elk during the day had steaks on the grill at night with drinks by the fire. I highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Private, and everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Upon entering the driveway, the cabin sits back fairly far off a dirt/stone road and is hidden by a patch of trees. We pulled up the driveway all the way to the side of the cabin. Upon entering, it was clean, bright-there were many windows, and was very cozy and modern. The pictures didn't do this cabin justice. We loved the fact that there were two full bathrooms-one upstairs and one down. Hot water was super hot and cold water was super cold. All appliances worked well-refrigerator, stove, Keurig, toaster, microwave, etc. Kitchen had everything including a colander and all dishes, pots, pans, and plates, with glasses and cups. TV had about 20 local channels and was wall mounted and could be turned. There was a roku. Downstairs, in the living room, there was a huge couch that was a sleeper sofa as well and a smaller sofa that was a twin size sleeper sofa. Three adults could sleep in that area. The game room also had a couch/sleeper sofa that two adults could sleep on. Our teen daughters did sleep downstairs some nights just for something different and mattresses on sofas were clean and had mattress protectors on them. They said they were comfortable and the mattresses seemed thicker and fluffier than you find in hotel sleepers. The master bedroom had the full size bed that was firm and comfortable and had no sagging or "bumps" in the mattress. There were numerous fans that we put in the windows for that room and the cabin tended to stay cool even though it was 87 degrees. There were also two twin beds in there, but we didn't use those. In the other bedroom, there were four twin beds and our girls said they were comfortable. There was an air conditioner in the window in that room and a TV. There were hairdryers available as well as toilet paper, soap, trash bags, vacuums, cleaning products and too much to list. We never ate in the kitchen. We ate all meals outside on the side/back porch on the plastic patio furniture and used the propane grill. Propane was provided and an extra tank was available. We sat on the front porch on the furniture that was cushioned and comfortable and sturdy. Toilets flushed well. Water pressure was excellent. When we entered, I don't know what I was expecting but I expected it to be musty smelling due to it being a cabin but it was not. It smelled clean and fresh and was airy. Fire pit was great and we roasted marshmallows and had some great family time. Take food=grocery stores expensive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Cabin Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time staying at the cabin. It's well maintained and the property is well taken care of. Will be recommending this to our friends. Hope to come back here soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome adorable cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just what we were looking for. It has the feel of an old log cabin with all the modern amenities you need. The owners left great information on how to get everything one might need from the town which was very helpful. We had a great time and were more than comfortable the entire weekend. We will definitely be looking to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this cabin for a long weekend in February. It was so cozy and felt like we were at home. The location is also ideal as it is not far from Elk Mountain and restaurants. Alan was awesome as well. Very accommodating - I highly recommend this cabin. We cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Lorain Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Elk Mountain
Car: necessary

Serene mountainside cabin stocked with games, books, a telescope, karaoke machine, large gas grill, charcoal grill, and more. Situated on four acres ready for exploring: use the animal track/tree/bird guides to identify the abundant local wildlife. A large porch wraps around two sides of the cabin. The front porch is covered for those rainy days while the side has space to dine outside. Enjoy the campfire ring behind the cabin and roast s'mores. The beauty is that it is NOT near "civilization" - it's ensconced in nature - great for quality family or couple time, and perfect for small retreats. The new Aronic Priesthood Restoration Site is a few miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Susquehanna, Elk Mountain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Ski Season
5 Dec 2016 - 11 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fourth of July
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £121
Pet Fee £40

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. There is no smoking in the house. The property is remote, and may not be available in the winter due to heavy snow. There are no refunds due to weather events after the rental has begun. Renters must be over 25 to book rental. Guests must bring their own sheets, towels and pillowcases. Guests must take all garbage with them at the conclusion of the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Susquehanna in Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This bedroom sleeps 3 and has a futon fora small child.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , This rooms sleeps 4 adults plus has a small futon for kids.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is a downstairs bedroom converted to a den w/sofabed.
  • There are 5 twins, 1 double, 2 large sofa beds and 1 small sofa bed. There are two small futons for kids in addition. Linens and towels are not provided.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling

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