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Cottage life: Raystown Lake , Allegrippis, Penn State, Juniata College, Birding

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Serene, newly renovated 2 BR cottage on 145 acres, minutes to Raystown Lake

Just 2 minutes from the Juniata River and 8 minutes from Raystown Lake, this pristine mountain retreat is one of just two houses on a 145-acre forested tract and offers you a unique blend of the best of both worlds-- relaxation and solitude on site, coupled with easy access to off-site local attractions appealing to a variety of interests. The newly renovated cottage and surrounding property is a destination in and of itself where guests can enjoy the comforts of home amid the beauty of nature... Already home to several species of "lifetime birds" identified in three official counts this year, our property was selected two years ago to participate in the Golden-Winged Warbler Conservation Project, an effort to help boost the songbird's dwindling numbers. Now in our 4th year with the project, official bird surveys have confirmed gold-winged warblers are now on site. Proximity to Raystown Lake and the Juniata River accounts for the Bald Eagle sightings here as well as those of Golden Eagles. Our maintained walking trails beckon you to exercise, to reflect, to explore, and to pick wild blackberries and blueberries in season. In the early morning hours and at dusk, kick back on the deck and look for the appearance of turkeys and deer as they emerge from the woods... Evenings in the backyard around a fire are a prelude to clear nights for stargazing--the Milky Way is visible here as there is no light pollution to interfere with your view... For those who want to cocoon, curl up to a book or magazine (ours or one of your own); snuggle in to watch a movie from our collection or a favorite TV show, or tune in to the big game... Just a short drive off the mountain opens up some opportunities for other adventures. For enthusiasts of striper and other sport fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, etc., Snyders Run Boat Launch is just an 8-minute drive, offering access to Raystown Lake, 30 miles long and with a 110-mile coastline. The lake also boasts hiking and biking trails (Nearby Rothrock Outfitters rents bikes), and a beach for swimming... The river experience is equally inviting (and just 2 minutes from the cottage doorstep); for those who don't have kayaks or canoes, Rothrock Outfitters not only rents out equipment but also provides transportation to and from the river... Nearby Swigart Museum (the oldest car museum in the United States) and its extensive collection of antique cars will not disappoint vintage car enthusiasts--at any given time, 30-35 of the 150 vehicles in the collection are on display... Rail enthusiasts will enjoy the area's rich railroad history, including the Horseshoe Curve (an engineering marvel in its day) near Altoona and The East Broad Top Railroad in Rockhill Furnace whose 36-inch track is the oldest remnant of the Narrow Gauge rail in the United States. And the community of nearby Water Street is part of the Rails to Trails system. A favorite rail-related hike and must-do is the Thousand Steps at Mount Union (count 'em!), at one time the only path up Jack's Mountain for the railmen whose work awaited them at the top; and while there are several nice golf courses in the area, the most scenic--and most challenging-- is that of the American Legion Country Club in Mount Union... For Juniata College, Grier School, and Penn State fans and family, the cottage is within easy driving distance to events at those schools--15, 30 and 50 minutes respectively... Theater-goers can tap into the area's rich stage traditions at the McConnellstown Playhouse, the Stone Arch Playhouse in Lewistown, the Boal Barn in Boalsburg, and the traveling productions of the State College Community Theater... Winding and scenic, the country roads of this area lend themselves to long motorcycle, convertible and bicycle rides, among them through Big Valley on Route 655 where travelers can observe and learn about the culture of the local Amish whose simple, quiet lifestyle contributes to the tranquility of life in the valley... Lincoln Caverns, Penns Cave and Indian Caverns provide guests a closeup look at parts of the vast cave system in Central Pa.... Local amusement parks promise a day of fun for kids and adults alike --DelGrosso in Bellwood, Lakemont in Altoona... State Parks are located at Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam, Reed's Gap, Poe Valley, Licking Creek, Canoe Creek, etc. and their beaches/swimming areas, hiking/biking trails, and picnic facilities constitute free family fun... And for the wine aficionados, Brookmere Winery on Route 655 in Big Valley and the Seven Mountains Winery on Route 322 toward State College have broad appeal... Is there more? Sure-- come see for yourself. At the end of each day, you'll enjoy settling in to the peace and comfort of cottage life.

Don and Natalie Love
Member since: 2015
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Huntingdon in Huntingdon County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Keep furniture where host has placed. 2. Leave cottage/property as it was when you checked in. 3. Decorative bedding for decoration only.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and tub combination Paper products provided Linens provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Large dresser, large closet, rocker/recliner combination
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large dresser, large closet, side chair
  • Complete with a comfy memory foam topper, the futon in living room sleeps 2 more
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Hunting negotiable


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Cottage life: Raystown Lake , Allegrippis, Penn State, Juniata College, Birding
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Pristine, cozy, perfect

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here. The owners are so accommodating and have thought of everything for this cozy little cottage. Perfect weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family recently returned from a weekend stay at the cottage. We found that the accommodations exceeded our expectations (even after having read all the positive reviews beforehand!). It was clean, comfortable, and very charming! We really appreciated the attention to detail to everything in the cottage to make it inviting and comfortable. There wasn’t a single thing we needed that wasn’t already available to us!

We had our children (ages 4 and 7) with us and they really enjoyed the selection of movies and games available as well as the hiking trails on the property.

Natalie was very friendly and accommodating to us during our stay, and was very prompt in responding to any questions we had. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely accommodating hosts, beautiful piece of property, and a wonderful cottage. Don't hesitate; you'll enjoy your visit!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we expected and More

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful time, the cottage was lovely. It was clean and had everything one would need for an enjoyable stay. The position was great where you could walk and enjoy the area and sit in the evening around the fire pit, logs burning and enjoying the night sky. Natalie and Don were a pleasure to deal with and we spent some happy times with them. The local Giant supermarket was brilliant and there were some good places to eat within minutes. Raystown Lake was an absolute joy to visit. We really hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat as a pin

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was just as neat and cute as the pictures show. The Loves

has obvioulsy poured a lot of love and time into this property!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cozy Cottage for an Amazing Price!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! We were impressed by the amenities, quality and the attention to detail! Don and Natalie were wonderful attentive caretakers. They were available to answer every question we had.

Thank You for allowing us to stay in your home! We will refer you to others!

Arlene Wechsler

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43.5 Miles
State College, PA
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Boxers, Huntingdon, PA
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Huntingdon CC;' Standing Stone Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Huntingdon, PA
Nearest Restaurant
1.71 Miles
Tops Diner
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Blue Knob, Claysburg, PA
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Huntingdon, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £256.26
Cleaning £45.22 + Tax

No smoking indoors, not pets (for consideration of others' health, comfort)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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