LODGE IS CLOSED!!!!!!! Sorry.

Great Room2 bedrooms with log bedsFully equipped kitchenTwo full private bathroomsPicnic Pavilion with grill and campfire pitLog BarRaystown LakeSeven Points Marina/Recreation AreaChristmas at the Lodge
“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews
4972 States Road, Raystown Lake, PA 16647


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 4
Per night $200
Per week $1,200
Type: Cabin
Description of the Raystown Lake vacation cabin rental
Handcrafted log cabin located within minutes of Raystown Lake near Huntingdon, PA. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings while relaxing in this custom home. Small stream on property, picnic pavilion with gas grill and firepit, two bedrooms with queen bed, two full baths.Great room with cathedral ceiling, dining area and kitchen. Full covered front porch and rear patio.

PROPERTY IS FOR SALE with a negotiable price of $265,000. Sits on 3.44 acres with additional acreage available or will build to suit on the other 3+ acre lot. Owner is builder as well.

Commercial septic system installed. Live here and enjoy small town living.

Paul & Patrice Chrisemer

Area Info
Minutes to Seven Points Recreational Area and Marina and Raystown Resort which provides swimming, boating, water park, golf and hiking. Also nearby is Historic downtown Huntingdon and Juniata College. Penn State University is a scenic 35 mile drive for all you sports fans. The Appalachian Trails, Lincoln Caverns and Penns Cave are just a few of the added attractions just a short drive away. You can venture further (about 45 minutes) to Tussey Mountain Ski Resort or Blue Knob skiing. The Altoona Curve Minor League Baseball team and State College Spikes baseball team are also short drives. The historic Broad Top Railway with steam engine rides is in nearby Orbisonia.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 $200 $200 $1,200 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9% (6% PA tax/3% Local Hotel tax)
Deposits: One-half of rental due with lease agreement. Balance due two weeks prior to arrival. A Two week cancellation notice is requested. No ATVs or snowmobiles. No target shooting. Check-In & Check-out may be adjusted if requested and lodge is available earlier or later in the day. Please ask.
Payment Options: Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: Refundable security of $100 required with balance. This will be refunded and mailed to you within one week after departure and the cabin passes inspection. We ask you leave the cabin as you found it. This means following the lease agreement that you will receive upon making a reservation. Please read it carefully.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
In addition to the Restaurant at the Lake with snack bar, Huntingdon provides your usual dining at Hoss's, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, etc...Downtown Huntingdon has dining at Kelly's Corner, Mimi's and various bars.
Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania
Linda Herniak

Linda Herniak


To close to main road

August 24, 2010

It was a very nice place. But to close to main road. Didn't feel like we were on vacation. And no trees around cabin. One of the roll out beds was broke. And no gas in the gas grill.



Chesapeake Beach, MD

Simply amazing!

August 11, 2010

My wife and I just spent our honeymoon at this log cabin, and it was perfect! We both love the mountains, so were able to enjoy the scenery and "small-town" feel, but also return home to air conditioning, satellite TV, two full bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a kitchen with everything needed for a great stay. And, as a log cabin, the smell of the wood just added to the whole experience! The owner, Patrice, even gave us a wedding card! My wife and I can't recommend this place enough!

Rod & Cathy Hunter

Rod & Cathy Hunter

Lewistown, PA

A Great Escape!

August 10, 2010

The cabin was great! It was absolutely beautiful, and even the littlest amenity was taken care of. It was just like home away from home; it was so comfortable that we hated to leave. We could live there!

Relaxed Camper

Relaxed Camper

Philadelphia, PA

Relaxing Getaway from City Life

July 25, 2010

The lodge is spacious, comfortable, and has many comforts of home with a cozy, country feel. Within a stone's throw was Raystown Lake, a large shopping center, a small market with an ice cream shoppe, and a large grocery store. The swings on the pavilion were so relaxing you could envision yourself sleeping there by the fire pit. The owners are extremely nice, and even though there is a nominal deposit, a person would have to do something ridiculous like breaking the couch or making a bonfire that would bring the fire department and melt the fire pit! Needless to say, this was an extremely pleasurable experience, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Barry Buser

Barry Buser


Unbelieveable Warmth And Comfort

June 29, 2010

The cabin is gorgeous, well placed, and has everything you might need for a stay. We had 4 adults, 3 children, and a baby and not one of them was uncomfortable in any way. The cabin is warm and inviting and the pavilion for cooking and relaxing by the fire is second to none. Do not hesitate to stay here- it's a stones throw away from Raystown lake and easily accesible. You'll love it and won't want to go home. Thanks so much, Patrice, for opening your home to us!

Jones Family

Jones Family

Lock Haven Pa


June 15, 2010

We had a great time staying at the lodge, we didn't want to leave. Raystown lake is so close it only took 5 min to get to. Someday we hope to have a place just like that, that we can call home!!

Anthony Borino Jr

Anthony Borino Jr

Vernon, NJ USA

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

September 30, 2009

The cabin was so beautiful, clean, spacious and very nicely designed. I felt right at home the minute we pulled up to the cabin! We really enjoyed our stay there! I will definitely stay there again and will recommend this lodge to anyone who will be staying in the area. The owner is very friendly and very easy to work with. Always prompt in answering my questions and overall a very nice person! Stay there!! You will not be sorry!!!!!

Scott Wright

Scott Wright

Windsor, PA

Anniversary Stay

September 8, 2009

My wife & I were celebrating our 1st anniversary together & wanted to to go someplace that we could also take our dog. It had been a few years since we had visited the Lake, so we were excited when we found a cabin that allowed a small pet to stay. Bittersweet Lodge was the perfect place for us to stay. Everything about the cabin was a perfect fit for all of our needs. We had the best, most relaxing anniversary stay at Bittersweet Lodge.

Marlene Campbell

Marlene Campbell

Philadelphia, PA USA

Fabulous Cabin, Relaxing Vacation

September 2, 2009

We loved Bittersweet Lodge. The log construction is wonderful and the furnishings lovely and comfortable. Patrice added a lot of nice touches, like hand soap in the bathrooms and bottled water in the frig. The location is perfect for riding the Allegrippis Trails, but is equally great for the marina on 7 Points Road. And it is only a short drive into Huntingdon for dining. But the gas grill is so convenient that we bought groceries and cooked dinner instead! And the flat screen TV was perfect for watching DVDs at night, after a relaxing swing on the porch swing. The only thing bitter about this place is having to leave.

Kris Wright

Kris Wright

New Cumberland, PA

A Real Nice Time!

August 3, 2009

My aunt & uncle are the owners of this beautiful lodge. Once we knew they were building it we knew we definitely wanted to make a visit with our friends & family. As the year went by our calenders filled up, but fortunately were able to set up a trip with about 3 weeks notice for this past weekend. We knew based on their work it would be nice, but everyone was blown away how nice the cabin, all the amentities, & the whole area was. Everyones reaction was the pictures do not do it justice. It was also nice to be so close to the store if you needed anything. The short distance & easy drive to the lake was also a big bonus. Everyone was sad to leave but mentioned about definitely putting it on our calender to visit the lodge again.

Natika Buffington

Natika Buffington

Middletown, PA

BITTERsweet Lodge

July 21, 2009

The owners of this cabin WILL stalk you while you are staying there. The owner knew everything that we did, down to our kids washing their feet off with the hose after walking in the stream. The furniture in the cabin was ultra cheap, I am a big girl and apon sitting on the couch a leg broke. The owner contacted me after we were home speculating that the kids broke it rough housing on it. We built a fire in the "fire pit" that was made out of retaining block, which is not fire rated. It cracked, according to the owner because we were building bon fires. We had to take an air mattress with us, due to my dad needing his own bed due to a broken hip, she questioned us on why, because she found the box in the trash, CREEPY!!!! The owner also complained that we used the kitchen, why would I rent a cabin with a kitchen, if I did not intend to use it? The owner also knew everytime we came and left from the home I found this out due to a conversation with her...WEB Cams????? DO NOT GO!

Joshua Muir

Joshua Muir

Brisbin, PA

Review Continued

July 21, 2009

I ran out of room on my previous review, and I wanted to add a couple things. First, this site did not allow me to post my e-mail address, so if you would like to contact me about my stay, I have given Patrice permission to give out my e-mail address to those who would like a reference. Second, I just want to also compliment Patrice's husband and two sons who constructed the beautiful lodge. Their craftsmanship is second to none. If I ever have the money to build a custom log home, they will be the first people I contact.

Joshua Muir

Joshua Muir

Brisbin, PA

Wonderful place to Stay!!

July 20, 2009

We had a fantastic time staying at the Bittersweet Lodge. It is a real log home, and it is absolutely beautiful inside, but I was most impressed with the owner Patrice. She went to great lengths to make sure our stay was a wonderful experience. The home has all of the comforts of your own home, and everything inside and out was top notch. You can tell that they spared no expense to make sure everyone that stays here will have a great time. They even provided firewood for their guest to build fires in the fire pit. I can promise you that you will not be disappointed. I just can't say enough about our time there and the quality service that Patrice provided. I have already recommended Bittersweet to everyone I know! Thanks again Patrice for all that you did for us, and we can't wait to see you again next year! I am displaying my e-mail address for anyone that might have any questions about my stay, so feel free to contact me if you would like a first hand testimonial.



Hooversville, PA USA

Nice place

July 12, 2009

Very nice place. However there is no pots for cooking a full meal. Plastic plates that can not be used in the Microwave. Hot water for 1 person to shower about 15-20 min apart. Neighbor's spy's on you like a hawk and tell everything you do. Don't use the fire pit beacuse she used landscaping blocks not heat resistant blocks their for they will cack and you will not get you deposit back. No power in the pavilion. Not allowed to drive on the grass so it will be hard for you to turn a boat or camper around. Spyed upon gotta be the worst. I have never stayed in a place where you walk outside and you are stared down. This has got to be the worst place I have ever stayed in. It's like your paying for your own Jail..

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This cabin is beautiful. Nice and cozy and peaceful. Nice place to come and relax and enjoy. I was so glad my husband brought us here to celebrate my 60th birthday. Our friends from Maryland came up and we enjoyed and they enjoyed staying here. We will be back. Loved it!!! 1/9/10. Judy & Terry Cummnins with Guy & Nancy Lombardi

Thanks so much, we just "LOVE" your place. This cabin is our dream house (We would have loved to see it being built). The logs are massive, it's just wonderful! Enjoyed our stay, despite the rain. Great location, close to the Lake. We'll be back! Chuck & Rose Hein, Bechtelsville, PA, Oct. 16-19, 2009

Very breath taking; this was like a long time dream come true for us: "A LOG CABIN CHRISTMAS" and it was awesome. Your home made a lot of it feel like that. Being from the area, we already know the surroundings of the countryside, you brought it inside. The set up and layout is great. We will definitely do this again. Thanks for all your hospitality and what a great time we all had; very satisfied. 12/26/09. Jeff Harker & Sherry Henry, Huntingdon Area.

This past week has been extremely enjoyable. First, thank you for all your time and help. Your hospitality is very apparent, by making Bittersweet Lodge feel like a home away from home. We have spent many hours this week sitting on the front porch talking and relaxing. We will be back to enjoy your home again. Staying here has made us realize how much we would like to live in a log home. Mark & Pat Pinder, Phoenixville, PA, 8/16/09

WOW!! Your lodge is wonderful!! We are so blessed to have found it and have been able to stay in it. You have built an amazing place and these memories will stay with us a lifetime. Thank you for having us. Ben Harris, Akron, OH and Lisa Hager, Philadelphia, PA

We cannot thank you enough for making our Wedding Day and night so perfect. The Lodge is beautiful!! It was such a relaxing place for me as the bride to get ready fo my wedding...I wrote the vows here. We have a 3 year old little girl and she kept calling the Lodge "Snow Whites Cabin". I truly felt like a princess and so did our little girl. All the special touches you did to make our wedding romantic and special were greatly appreciated. We are already making plans to come back. Stacy & Aaron, Our Wedding Day, 9/6/09.

Thank you so much for letting my friends and I stay at your wonderful lodge. The memories we had here will be in our hearts forever. We woud love to visit again. We all realize where the "Bittersweet" comes from as we were all hoping the week would never end. Christine, Jeff, Peter, Dave, Liz, Scott & Steve - from the Philadelphia area, 8/09. Note that this was a group of friends getting together before heading off to college in different directions.

Your cabin is absolutely beautiful. We had a great weekend. The weather was perfect, the area was so quiet and then the cabin added to our comfort. I can't wait to come back. You were most helpful in making our stay easy and comfortable and we thank you. Shantae, Daniel & Baby Savannah, NJ, June 2009 PS - thanks for lending us your playpen for Savannah!

I can't thank you enough for your wonderful assistance and hospitality. Staying in your home was a true pleasure as our every need and comfort was met beyond expectation. I can't wait until next year's Creation event and to stay in your home again. Please book us for the Creation dates next year. Thank you again. You must be a wonderful person and I hope to meet you in person next time. Randy L., North Greece, NY, June 2009

May 10,2009. Thank you so much for opening your lovely home early to us. Between the new trails (at Raystown Lake for biking, hiking and cross country skiing), and the new home, this has been a weekend to remember. Frank & Elizabeth, International Mountain Bicycling Asociation.

What a wonderful place to relax between laps of the Allegrippis Trail network. The rustic feel with all the modern conveniences you want, made this cabin perfect after a long day in the saddle. I'm not sure where the "Bitter" is; this is all "Sweet"! Thanks for a wonderful couple of days. Mike Kuhn, Mountain Bike Team, Pennsylvania.

Page Views This month: This year: Since listed: