Heart of PA Wilds - secluded 3 BR mountain cabin
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||1100 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
Description from the owner
Cedarwood Lodge is a charming three bedroom post-and-beam cabin located on on eight private acres surrounded by Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Moshannon State Forest. Located near two state parks in Clearfield County, which serves as the "gateway" to the Pennsylvania Wilds, the cabin is centrally located for convenient exploration of the entire region. Short drive to the famous Elk herd and the new Elk County Visitor's Center.
The cabin has beds for six in its three bedrooms: the loft bedroom has a queen bed, two bedrooms are on the first floor - one has a double bed, the other has bunk beds. There is space in the loft for the supplied queen-air bed...Read more
Heart of PA Wilds - secluded 3 BR mountain cabin
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Located on a lane which dead ends in the Moshannon State Forest, 2/10ths of a mile off State Route 53, 4 miles north of Exit 111 of Pennsylvania I-80
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$155 - $175||$175||$910||$2,700||2 nights|
|Jan. 8 2013 - Dec. 31 2013||$155||$175||$910||$2,700||2 nights|
|All Other Dates||$175||$175||$910||$2,700||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- PA & County Tax - 9% of rental - Tax - Sales & Hotel Tax
Additional notes from owner
Rates are based on 2 adults
Additional Adults add $10/night
Children ages 3 to 16 add $5/night; No charge for children ages 2 and under
Pets add $10/night for first pet; $5/night for each additional pet.
Three or four weeknights - base rate is $140/night.
Five or Six nights - base rate $130/night
Add third and fourth night to weekend for base rate of $140/night.
No tax on stays of 30 nights or more
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Pa wilds weekend
We had a great weekend in the pa wilds. The cottage was awsome. Very clean and well maintained. Everything you need in the kitchen. Peggy left fresh homemade bread and muffins, that we really enjoyed. It was rainy and damp so we did not get to use the outside firepit. We did use the inside stove both nights and reallly enjoyed the fire. Our friends used the room with the double bed downstairs and was very happy. We decided to climb the ladder and crawl thru the hole to the loft was a bit much, let alone take any of our luggage etc up there. Was a little worried about coming down in the middle of the night, since it was straight up and down. We opted for the bunk bed room. The mattress was very firm and I banged my head a couple of times forgetting I was in a bunk bed. That room also has a closet with the water softener system in it. It decided to run at 1230 am and was very loud ran off an on for an hour. I was not sure what was going on and remembered there was a note about it. All and all we had a great time. The cottage was beautiful. We had a short trip to see the elk and did so at dusk and dawn while there. We seen 100+ the bulls "bugled" alot and we had one very mature elk cross the road in front of us on our way back to the cottage. We drove to Punxy and on down to the amish country Smitsburg and Dayton. Just a great weekend in general even with the rain. Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful home away from home!
Response from Tim & Peggy Durant - 11/14/2012
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Cedarwood Lodge. You visited many of the most popular destinations in the PA Wilds - the elk herd, Punxsutawney, Amish Smicksburg....sounds like you made the most of your visit.
We have contemplated putting a spiral staircase in the cabin and even solicited bids from two contractors for doing so. Unfortunately, the estimates were so high that adding the staircase would mean the rates would have to be raised substantially to do so. The ladder is not completely vertical as can be seen in the pictures but agree can be a bit of a challenge to negotiate it. Suitcases are best taken up to the Loft bedroom by having one person in the loft to receive a hand-up of the luggage from a person standing on the second or third step of the ladder.
The water softener system goes through a flushing cycle after so many thousands of gallons of water are used. This is timed to occur during the night because absolutely no water can be used while the flushing is taking place. I am sorry your sleep was disturbed - we are looking into options that will enable us to avoid having this happen while guests are occupying the cabin.
Thanks for coming and for taking time to review your stay.
The Best of Both Worlds
My wife and I, and my brother, Pete, recently rented Cedarwood Lodge, twice, for business purposes. All of us are involved in the "abstracting" business, i.e., the investigation and research at the County Court House of a certain parcel, or parcel(s) of land from its conception (late 1700's) to the present date. We typically spend many nights in motels to do this, and travel extensively (from Ohio where we reside), and then we found Cedarwood Lodge,(our work brought us to Clearfield, about 15 miles or so from Cedarwood). I can say that we are truly spoiled now, and the thought of returning to a motel is painful. The remote and pristine location of the lodge, it's cleanliness and spacious-ness made our work seem like we were on a vacation. Nature abounds here-all around-for miles. Instead of dreading the road travel and work, via motel life, we look forward to it now, and when our real "vacation" comes up, I believe that Cedarwood, will be our next destination. For work, for pleasure, for rest and relaxation, but especially for nature lovers, this is this place to be!!
Response from Tim & Peggy Durant - 08/06/2012
Thank you Nickolas, it was a pleasure having you as guests at Cedarwood. I look forward to your return should your travels bring you to the Clearfield area again.
Perfect spot to get away from it all!
I was scouring the internet for a reasonably priced cabin that would give my husband and I a rustic getaway from civilization to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Cedarwood lodge was even more perfect than what I had come up with in my imagination. Off the beaten path, the cabin is surrounded by forest. Inside is as cozy as can be, with a full kitchen, and all of the amenities (apart from food) that you need for your stay. My husband and I enjoyed cooking over the grill in the back, roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, and spending our mornings reading on the screened-in back porch. In the afternoon we canoed at nearby Parker Dam State Part.
If you are considering staying here, it is helpful to know: a) cellphone reception may be touch and go, but there is a landline for use at the cabin, b) there is no cable or tv antenna, so come with dvd's! c) one of the bedrooms is a loft that is only accessible by ladder (this only added to the rustic appeal for my husband and me).
If you are looking for a quiet stay in the mountains, close to nature and away from the ordinary distractions of tv and internet, I highly recommend a stay at Cedarwood lodge.
Lynn Haven, FL
I rented this cabin for a mini-reunion, and it worked out great. My three siblings and I stayed for about 4 days and nights, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything worked great, and we enjoyed sitting around the fire pit with a cold beer, telling stories.
Response from Tim & Peggy Durant - 08/06/2012
I bet some of those stories were tall tales!
mount joy PA
restfull stay on mountain
as always a very good time at your cabin in the woods.family get together was needed restful getaway for all to enjoy.well stocked,clean and neat for all to use.
We had a very nice week. The house was situated in a nice location and close to everything we wanted to do or see.
Enjoyed our stay Memorial Day weekend, the pa Elk herd was awesome! House was private and super clean! Thanks and keep up the good work!
Great Family Vacation Spot Felt Like Home
The cabin was clean and ready when we arrived. We were delighted to find fresh home baked goods on the table for an immediate snack. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and pans and also condiments. The huge kitchen table easily accomodated our family group of five adults and two children. The warm wood interior created a real mountain vacation feel. We took walks in the woods near the cabin and built campfires at night in the fire ring. The thing we liked best was all of us sitting around the fire each night making up ghost stories and discovering how creative the kids were. There is lots of room inside and out with the large living room and kitchen, screened in porch, and large fire ring out back. We were close enough to play golf at courses in DuBois and State College and visit the quaint town of Brookville for breakfast one day. The town of Clearfield was nearby for groceries and some shopping. We felt like we were a million miles away from cities and people but actually just a short driveway to the highway and a quick ride to town. We liked the modern conveniences in a charming cabin and the peaceful surroundings. The beds were comfortable so we all got a good night's sleep. Our friendly hosts, Peggy and Tim, were just a phone call away if we needed anything, but everything was there and we never had to call about anything. If we take a family trip to the area again, the cabin will be our first choice of places to stay.