Raystown Lake Vacation Rental
From $190 / night
|Per night:||$190 - $235|
|Per week:||$1,100 - $1,400|
Pets allowed: Yes
If you don't have a boat & would like to spend time on the lake, you can enjoy a pleasant ride aboard the Princess which leaves the Marina around 1:15 PM for 2.5 hour ride on the lake. Check the dates & hours of operation for the many dinner cruises. Relax and enjoy the open air 2nd floor or sit in the climate controlled 1st floor. You can rent pontoon boats, kayaks, flat boards & motor boats to spend an enjoyable day out on the lake with friends and family by calling Seven Points Marina to reserve a boat. For your own boat you can rent a slip by the day or week while on your vacation. Charter one of the many fishing guides for a few hours or go on a midnight outing to catch some of the many fish in the lake.
Our Bears Den cabin is surrounded with trees on a secluded mature landscaped acre lot. There is enough parking for a few cars. Our cabin offers central air plus many ceiling fans to help keep you cool in the summer months. Hickory hardwood floors, full kitchen with microwave & dishwasher. Service for 12. The cabin is furnished with beautifully made Amish log furniture and decorated with a bear theme. Free WIFI. TV in the living room, master bedroom & the family room has a 47" cable TV & NFL Network. Lots of seating areas and gliders to relax on. Enjoy the pool table which converts into a ping pong table & the bar area and still have plenty of room for children to play on their own table & chairs, games, toys & walker. The cabin has an open feel to it with over 2100 sq ft to relax in. There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a queen and twin bed in the corner end of the family room with full bath w/ shower stall.
The cabin is cozy enough for two on a romantic getaway or spacious enough for family & friends.
Enjoy listening to the birds in the morning with your coffee on the screened in porch & enjoy relaxing meals in the evening away from bugs. We have a gas grill with an extra tank off the screened in porch. Relax around the fire ring in the evenings and make some delicious s'mores or mountain pies.
On the way driving down Seven Points Road to the Seven Points Marina, stop & tour the Raystown Lake Visitors Center. Close by, is the swimming area with man made beaches, new sand is brought in every summer, great on the feet. Take a snack & enjoy a relaxing walk back toward the pavilions & playground/jungle gym. The beach area has a bath house & bathrooms. A snack bar can be found located on the other side of the grass area up on the hill overlooking the lake. (burgers,hotdogs, fries etc) with picnic tables & bathrooms.
Enjoy the view from Henderson Overlook and an easy 300 yards walk to Hawn's Overlook to view the dam and possibly spot an eagle flying by. To date 5 nests have been spotted around the lake. One of our repeat vacationers to the cabin loves to fish & was enjoying fishing in a quiet cove when he had an eagle perch right above their boat, so keep your eyes open you might even get to see a bear swimming in the lake, two have been caught on camera over the years that I know of, I have pictures of them swimming in our welcome book.
Did you know the town of Huntingdon was voted # 1 for small towns to visit in PA. The town has many historical buildings, lots of great eating establishments & grocery stores & events going on throughout the year. I have a welcome book in the cabin with many brochures from local restaurants & ideas for places to visit.
Visit Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville within a 2 hour drive from the cabin.
In May the Allegrippis Bike dirt Fest is held & is becoming the biggest in the East Coast for mountain biking. Just to mention a few places to tour or hike are the Isett Museum, Sweigart Antique Auto Museum, Lincoln Caverns, Trough Creek, Rails to Trails. Thursday's in the summer June to mid October from noon to 5 pm stop by the outdoor market in the Huntingdon park & buy some fresh made breads, cookies, deserts, fruits in season & local grown vegetable's. Enjoy a play at the local playhouse in McConnelstown, golf in one of the local golf courses. Visit the Visitors Center at Seven Points Marina for a view of the lake from their deck & visit the information room on how the lake was built. On Tuesday Mornings mid June through mid August stop by the Raystown Lake Visitors Center's Wake Up Reception with many door prizes given out & listen to interesting facts about the area while enjoying coffee and bagels from local restaurants.
Juniata College is just minutes away.
Altoona is within a half hour drive, home of Lakemont Amusement Park & plenty of Shopping, Railroaders Memorial Museum & many great restaurants, close by in Tipton is DelGrosso's Amusement Park.
Penn State is within 45 minutes. We have many brochures and maps of the area's on our coffee table. Spend a night at the cabin during Penn State's football season. Great place to stay for graduation & many events at either Juniata or Penn State College.
Bedford is within an hour, golf at Bedford Springs Inn and let the wives enjoy the warm spa. Visit the Old Bedford Villiage & many great shops in downtown Bedford.
Visiting in the Fall is a beautiful time to be in the Alleghenies. 3 beautiful weeks in Oct are the best time to view the leaves. All the color in a Fall canvas can be appreciated by taking drives around the area. Book early these days fill up fast.Take a day trip to view the Elk or spend a night at the Benezette Hotel & drive around to the overlooks early in the mornings & early evenings to watch & listen to the elk's bugling. The leaves are just beautiful that time of year.
Don't hurry during your stay, we welcome you to relax and enjoy a slice of heaven!
Check out Raystown Lake Events & Happenings to learn more about the hidden treasures in this beautiful area..
|Sep 08 2015||Dec 31 2015||$220||$220||$1,100||-||2 Nights|
|Apr 01 2016||Apr 28 2016||$190||$190||$1,100||-||2 Nights|
|Apr 29 2016||Sep 05 2016||$235||$235||$1,400||-||2 Nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 6% State & 3% Hotel|
|Deposits: Half of the total amount is due within 10 days of receiving the lease. Balance is due 30 days prior to your check in. Rates are for up to 6 people, over 6, $10 per person per night, with a maximum of 9 people, Must be 26 years of age or older to reserve the cabin. Holidays are 3 night minimum, No smoking indoors|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Refundable Security Deposit $250.00 - returned within 5 days after satisfactory check out (if no theft, damage or evidence of smoking or unapproved pets or house parties). Ask to have beds made & ready for your arrival with Professional Laundered Linens provided for a minimum fee, check with owner. Guests supply bath towels/hand towels, tea towels & dish cloths. Pets welcome under certain conditions with approval, check with owner. Fireplace use November through April.|
- 1 King Bed
- 2 Queen Beds
- 3 Twin Beds
- Air Conditioning
- Hardwood Floors
- Pet Friendly
- Screened Porch
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Ping Pong Table
- View (Mountains)
- Game Room
- Parking Included
- Pool Table
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Gas Grill
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Coffee Maker
- Shopping Area
- Grocery Store
- Scuba Diving
- Amusement Park
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Children's Pool
- Live Entertainment
- Theme Park
- Movie Theater
- Water Park
1 Pet allowed with conditions & a fee. Check with owner for approval.
We have children's books, toys & games, tables and chairs. No crib but we have a Pack N Play & walker. For older children ping pong or pool table.
No other fees
Mactown Pizza and OIP Pizza will deliver meals to the cabin. See information in our welcome book for contact numbers and menu's . Pets have visited the property from time to time.
Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania
Ashburnham MA USA
even better than we imagined
August 8, 2015
We rented this house for 3 days on the way home from Virginia Beach. There were 2 families (9 total). Plenty of room for all of us. The house looks brand new!! Definitely doesn't resemble a rental, and it is decorated beautifully with a bear theme and lots of attention to detail. Hardwood floors are beautiful Large open kitchen and living room. The finished cellar is awesome played a lot of ping pong and pool with the kids. There is even a card table cover you can use too. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable my wife and I decided we need a new mattress. There is a nice private yard and a fairly short walk to a cove on Raystown Lake that you can fish or swim from. Unfortunately we didnt get to meet the owners but Doris and Bill were very prompt on returning my emails when I had questions before we arrived. There are 3 bedrooms 21/2 baths and the kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking needs you could imaging. They even have a Weber grill. I think the price is fantastic for all you get. If we are ever in the area again I wouldnt look anywhere else to stay.
Darci Esposito Kelly
August 1, 2015
Our week was wonderful!!! Bear's Den was absolutely beautiful inside and out with everything you need. We spent the week and boating everyday. Relaxing in the evenings around the fire pit and playing pool. The screened in back porch was perfect way to start your day and end your evening. Looking forward to next year!!!!!
A Great Spot
May 19, 2015
Walk to the lake, ride the Allegrippis trails, and sit by the fire pit. It doesn't get much better than the Bears Den
Tammy Grim Sorresso
November 10, 2014
We recently stayed at Bears Den with 2 other couples for a getaway weekend. This home was absolutely beautiful and spotless! The home was equipped with everything and anything that you would have in your own home. I especially loved the window above the fireplace that allowed the sun shine through out the kitchen and living room...no need for lights until the sunset. I think maybe we were the first visitors to see snow in the area our first day there. It melted right away, but was quite amusing watching our husbands build a fire in the firepit as the snow pelted down. Bears Den is definately a place where you can relax in any part of the home. While we didn't observe any live wildlife, the home is filled with lovely décor that gives you the rustic feeling true to the name Bears Den. Bill and Doris are wonderful to work with and very helpful with anything you need to know about their home and the area itself. We are already planning on a return in the spring or summer before the marina closes for the season to enjoyed the use of the lake. All in all, even though it was off season, the brisk mountain air and comforts of home made it a fabulous stay! We played a lot of poker and enjoyed lots of country music in the evenings and can not wait to visit Bears Den again. Thank you Bill and Doris, everything was above and beyond our expectations!
Bill & I are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your first stay at the cabin. I understand all three couples have been to the area before over many years and it is so good to know even in the cool weather it is a place to return to again and again. We look forward to hearing from you for your next stay to the Raystown Lake Region..
Kathleen F. Weaver-Miller
Family Lovin' at the Bears Den
October 15, 2014
After researching the area rentals for 5 hours I finally settled on the Bears Den ... so glad I did. We were a group of 8 (youngsters and oldsters) ... the "cabin" (much more like a home) was awesome. We had more than enough room with 3 bedrooms, a large living room, large and well equipped kitchen, ample bathrooms, very large rec room/tv room on the ground floor, fire pit in the backyard. I sipped many a cuppa of coffee in the screened-in porch. Lovely to sit there very early in the morning with that coffee and listen to the birds, watch for the sky to lighten, look for mountain critters, and just mellow out. Will definitely rent again next fall, but this time for longer than a weekend. It was so hard to leave that place. None of us wanted to go back to the daily grind after enjoying our time there. Also, there is much to do in the area. And to that end there are loads of brochures, maps, area attractions, restaurants, etc to browse through. In addition ... the owners of the cabin were wonderful to us. Thank you, D. You're a doll!
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are very happy you chose to stay at our home away from home. I loved the questions your granddaughters had for us before your arrival and hope you can stay again only longer. My rock garden needs a few more stones signed.
Doris & Bill Shank
Pictures don't do justice!!!
September 11, 2014
This place is so beautiful! We loved our long weekend here! The pool/ping pong table kept the kids content while we soaked up the serenity of the surrounding nature. The house is well-equipped with all the comforts of home to help take the hassle out of packing. Do yourself a favor and enjoy a trip to this cabin rented by very hospitable people!
August 28, 2014
Bears den is an amazing rental property.We have rented this property several times and each time is an awesome experience. The property is beautifully decorated and has every thing you could possibly need.We also love how clean the home is which is saying a lot since I'm picky about that.The home is very comfortable and we are never in any way dissapointed.We are always very happy to rent this home again and again so I think that says it all.One last thing to say is how friendly the home owners are.My husband and I highly recommend this rental property. Fay Hartzell
August 28, 2014
We have stayed at this beautiful rental property several times and each time we are more than satisfied.The home is wonderfully decorated and very comfortable .Everything you could need is there for your use.We always notice how well it is maintained and how clean it is and trust me I'm a neat freak so it's VEARY CLEAN.You can't go wrong with this rental.We always feel like it's our home away from home.One last thing to say is the home owners couldn't be any friendlier.Always a great rental and we keep coming back so that says it all :)
Great Place to Stay
June 24, 2014
We rented the Bears Den for a long weekend. Arrived on Friday and left on Sunday. This place is fantastic inside and out; its beautifully decorated; showers had great water pressure, we played pool and ping pong downstairs in the basement; house is very spacious; supplied with everything you need. Highly recommend you stay here
State College, PA
June 22, 2014
The Bear's Den is gorgeous, inside and out. We have stayed here with extended family and with three small families. It's great for kids, an easy drive to all the attractions in Raystown, and a peaceful place to stay. The kitchen and living area fill with natural sunlight, and the screened porch is a great place to dine or read. The owners are wonderful hosts, as evident by the thought they have put into furnishings, decor, and supplies. (Each time I visit I notice something they owners have added to the kitchen supplies. You will not find yourself thinking "Darn, this place needs X." They even thoughtfully provide a spare propane tank for the grill! Meal preparation is a pleasure, as a result. We love Bear's Den!
Kitty and Terry
Tranquil, clean and comfy
May 20, 2014
You will love the Bears Den and will want to go back again and again. It's perfect for a romantic weekend, girls' getaway, or guys' fishing trip. Lots of room! Love it!
There has never been a place we stayed that felt like home but this cabin is the exception. It is home away from home. We love coming here each year and making new memories. This year we spent a full week verses a long weekend. We spent time up in State College/Penns Cave and a day hiking at Trough Creek. We spent a lot of time down at the lake at the end of the road. The Shanks are wonderful people and always so friendly and helpful. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. Thanks for another wonderful visit!
The Keebaughs, Annapolis, MD
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home. It is adorable and tastefully decorated! We especially enjoyed the screened in porch. The Bears Den is very clean & comfortable and has everything a vacationer could want or need. We will most definitely recommend it to anyone who wishes to visit Raystown.
Your cabin is so cute and all I can say, you call it a cabin but it's not like any cabin we've ever been in. "So much better". We loved everything about the cabin. Well supplied, beautiful decorations and very clean. We had a wonderful time and want to say thank you for sharing your place.
We had the best vacation in years. So much relaxing and food. My kids had a blast swimming, fishing, tubing, skiing,. Absolutely love the screened in porch. Thank you for sharing your home with us. My parents were so happy for the extra family time. Hopefully we will be back soon!
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The cabin is close to the lake for hiking, sight seeing, water sports, close to grocery store's & restaurants & so many areas close by to plan day trips. Each season has a beauty all it's own!