The SpaceWrap-around deck great for bird watching, BBQ'ing with friends and family, covered area overlooking the Allegheny River, sprawling yard for kids and outdoor games, tree hammock, charcoal grill, and a seven foot fire pit for cool evenings.
Sleeps 10 to 12 with two bedrooms, one open loft bedroom, another open loft with a custom Italian Leather double-sized pull out sofa, a double-sized sleep sofa in the main great room, and two cots for the kids!
Beautiful hardwood floors, walls, and beamed ceilings throughout. Large, open, two-story cathedral living and dining room area with a two-story prow of atrium windows that faces up river to watch bald eagles, blue heron, Canadian geese and ducks.
Stunning wall-to-wall functional stone fire place with fan, accompanied by water-baseboard floor heat.
Wrap around custom living room couch with 50 inch LED flat screen (but NO CABLE or WIFI/streaming, thank goodness!! UNPLUG for a change my friends!! ;-), blu-ray player, lots of DVD's (especially children/family themes) and 5.1 surround system with subwoofer.
Kitchen equipped with all the necessities – gas stove and oven, electric skillet, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, double sink and WET bar, wine rack, pots, pans, skillets, steaming/pasta basket, dishes, platters, bowls, silverware, cups, glasses, all manner of kitchen/cooking utensils, cork screws, cutting boards, blender, smoothie maker, hand mixer, coffee maker, toaster, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cookie sheets, baking pans, food pantry, herbs and spices (complementary). Trash bags, paper towels, basic toiletries provided. All manor of outdoor grilling tools/utensils provided, 100 percent lump coal and fire starters for Professional Grade Acorn Grill, lighter fluid and charcoal for hamburger grill. Host supplied firewood for indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit.
Also equipped with first floor washer and dryer. Unfinished full basement being converted into a man cave with dart board, seated area, and additional wine rack. Stays naturally cool in the summer at around 65 degrees. Guest AccessSecond story Master Bath shares a hallway and access with the Master Bedroom and open Loft Bedroom. One of two hallway closets is locked for owner's use. The flatscreen TV cabinet in the great room is also locked for owner's use. Interaction with GuestsGuests will have the place to themselves to enjoy! Dear longtime friends of ours who live a few houses south of us oversee it when we are not vacationing there ourselves. The NeighborhoodWhat we love about the neighborhood other than it's wonderful, genuine people and very laid-back, peaceful, even idyllic atmosphere that takes you back to a time when life was simple, and that the house is quaintly and uniquely secluded. . .situated as the last one on a tiny stretch of road surrounded by forest and water. We own the tiny cottage behind it, our deceased parent's lifelong friends own the vacation home on the water next to our property, with their friends living just downstream to the south, and another set of long time friends adjacent. So it has that comfortable, secure, family feel to it where everyone has known each other for many, many years. Getting AroundPart of the allure of this vacation spot is it's natural and remote beauty in the Allegheny National Forest. It is rich with wildlife, clean air, quiet, peaceful surroundings, and the feel of a simple life. With that there are no buses or 18 wheelers on our side of the water, and very little local traffic. You will need your own vehicle to get there and get around, which can be conveniently parked on the double graveled driveway of the home, along with several others. We also have a span of widened shoulder space on the road at the edge of the driveway for more vehicles, and a single attached garage space available. From out of town the location can be easily navigated vi(URL HIDDEN)maps. Simple directions for the last stretch off of Main Street is detailed in the HOUSE MANUAL. Other Things to NotePlease be sure to catch our SPECIAL NOTE at the bottom, but in the meantime!
If relaxing on the water, with the small bordering trout stream (great for kids who like to find crawfish with a bucket!) isn't enough, for daytime excursions there are several enjoyable options. From your smartphone, see the new HOST GUIDEBOOK we've created near the bottom of our listing page!
If you don't bring your own, daytime canoes and kayaks can be rented North of us off of US 62 / 6 in Warren, PA at Allegheny Outfitters. You can even paddle ashore right at your vacation spot for a mid-stream (pottie?) break and refreshment! (Most of the water you'd be in with a kayak or canoe is less than waist deep, and ankle to knee deep with a rock shore at the south end of the property).
For a peaceful jaunt you can walk the old, beautifully canopied railroad trail that runs along the water for miles (just follow the old train trestle south from our home!).
Or how about a real life train ride? In the nearby, quaint town of Titusville :25 minutes away, you can take a guided historic journey "In The Valley That Changed The World" on the Oil Creek & Titusville RR; complete with both closed and open cars, snacks, refreshments, and souvenirs.
While in Titusville, a dining experience not to miss can be found at The Blue Canoe, which is one of our absolute favorite spots. Here you will find some of the best food in the region, with culinary treats such as Bloody Mary Mussels, the Low Cajun Country Sandwich (which doesn't say nearly enough about it's ingredients. . .lightly blackened Grouper!), The Russian Reuben (with great homemade dressing [not thousand island], and the tastiest, black Russian rye we've found anywhere; even Pizza's and Homemade Entree's that take an every day Shepherd's Pie to a whole new level. Not to mention they are a micro brewery of distinction! Great atmosphere with fast, friendly service in Downtown Titusville.
Or for a great homemade breakfast, lunch, (and sometimes dinner) that's close by, try the quaint little Hummingbird Cafe right in the heart of Tidioute. (You'll pass it on your way to the home) Fresh bread baked daily, and everything made from scratch. (For the quality they really should be charging more, but don't tell them I said that!).
Check out our very user friendly HOST GUIDEBOOK, complete with map pins, addresses, phone numbers, pics, descriptions, and even navigation on the go!
Sportsmen use PA STATE GAME LANDS from time to time for hunting, sighting in, and target practice, and is not uncommon at certain times of the year depending on the season, what's open game, etc. This is part of life here, and what the State of Pennsylvania provides in order to maintain the beauty of the Allegheny National Forest and to bring in state revenue. Though typically a peaceful and serene environment, if the possibility of noticing or witnessing these activities in the surrounding area from time to time is uncomfortable, unnerving, or unacceptable, please consider other Airbnb alternatives before staying with us and later penalizing your gracious Host in a review. Besides, life is too short and there's too much to enjoy here to let it get in the way, so thanks in advance for your consideration!