The SpacePlease read absolutely everything on this listing including reviews, we want to make sure that we have a good match for you. This is my family home I am sharing. Here we champion the up-cycled life. Old made new- reuse, reappropriate, redefine, restructure, repurpose, rethink. Our mission is to teach people to look outside the box for ideas, lifestyles and ways of living. Very few things in this home are being used for their original purpose. Repurposing is a very important part of what we're doing here. Your kind recommendations are always appreciated. You may see that I have worked hard to achieve Super Host status on my other listings. Our home is people and children friendly and is built with sustainability in mind. I will not give you a bad review just because you left the place a bit less clean or tidy then you found it. You are on vacation after all. There may be some traffic noise as there is a state road nearby. If you are looking for a creative cozy home filled and built with lots of Love and Heart this is the place for you . This 100+ yr old, rustic house is artfully decorated with original paintings and cultural artifacts. Set on an idyllic property bordering the world-renown trout stream Pine Creek, La Luna Master room is a quiet rural getaway to relax, unwind, and escape the daily bustle and din of the cities and technology. The restoration process updated the home to be a low-impact, ecologically friendly building featuring high R-value insulation, geothermal ventilation, solar hot water system, reminding us to conserve resources, and solar augmented lighting. This idyllic getaway has a romantic balance between simple pleasures and beautiful surroundings. The master bedroom has a king-sized re-purposed bed frame, new pillow top mattress, master bathroom with claw-foot bathtub, BYOB bar (with mini fridge, French press, coffee maker, and water boiler for tea) and beautiful large roof deck with outdoor living room and breakfast nook with a view of Pine Creek.
The second bedroom, the Rebecca Room, will be available for bookings with four people. If you are less than four people but wish to use both bedrooms, just let us know and book with four anyway. The Rebecca Room is in the simple, rustic, lovely style of the local Nebraskan Amish with hand-made quilts, antique furnishings, and exposed original wooden structure. It has a double bed and daybed.
The Veranda is surrounded by gardens and lawn, paved in large flagstones and brick and is sheltered by the canopy of a gorgeous old Catalpa tree and bordered by grapevines. It has a rustic harvest table, fireplace, prep top, and gas grill. Additionally there is seating on the lawn overlooking the creek with a fire ring. The creek bordering the property is quite deep making for a perfect swimming hole. This Creek belongs to everyone - expect to share with fishermen, children, other guests, the fish and other diverse wildlife.
Tucked on the edge of the village of Woodward, this house is walking distance from a post office and yet borders forest and stream and feels quite secluded and private. White-tailed deer, rabbits, trout, and many species of wild birds including woodpeckers (pileated, red-bellied, downy, and hairy), herons, and hummingbirds are frequently spotted on and from the premises. If you look closely you may find a spider or two and perhaps the web it lives in. Feel free to usher them outside. The nostalgic aroma of wooden timbers, antique furniture and old books mingles with the lovely scent of seasonal flowers, fruits and vegetables, and the breeze carries the scents and smells of the nearby stream and it's teeming naturalesa . Guest statement "this is what an old house should smell like." These are the smells of a well-loved home and a natural environment. Guest AccessRenting this property gives you access to the downstairs kitchen, dining & bathroom, veranda and outdoor areas with fireplace, and the upstairs Luna Master suite with bathroom and rooftop deck. You will not have access to every room in the house (some rooms are currently for storage). The Velloor Balroom (downstairs bedroom with direct access to bathroom) and The Rebecca Room (upstairs 2nd bedroom) are available at an extra charge of $60 each. There may be other renters in a nearby cabin that is on the same property, in which case the swimming hole will be shared. Interaction with GuestsWe will usually personally check you in and give you a tour when you arrive and will usually be nearby during your stay if something arises. Otherwise, the place is all yours, enjoy! The NeighborhoodNestled along the creek on the edge of the tiny village of Woodward, our location is the perfect blend of remote privacy and proximity to convenience. There is a rural road nearby and you will hear the occasional ambient noise of traffic. You will feel like you are in a tree house on the roof deck as you are looking directly into the lovely and lively Pine Creek, renowned as one of the best trout fishing streams in the northeastern U.S.
The nearby town of Millheim features a brewpub, coffee shop, art gallery, wine shop, pizza place and grocery store. Nearby Amish farms and shops offer roadside produce stands, dry goods, organic milk, eggs, cheese and meats etc. The larger towns of State College (home of Penn State University) and Lewisburg (home of Bucknell University) are each within a 45 min drive. There are a multitude of nearby attractions including Woodward Cave, Penns Cave, Tussey Mountain, Howard Damn, Bald Eagle State Park, R.B. Winter State Park, Poe Valley and Poe Paddy State Parks, and endless other natural locations perfect for outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, tubing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, hunting and fishing. Please enjoy and be respectful of our many native species of flora and fauna. Getting AroundThe nearest airport is the State College airport approximately 45 minutes away. Buses go to State College from many locations and car rentals are available. There is little to no public transportation available near Woodward. Other Things to NoteAn extra mattress is available for renters with kids or separate sleeping options upon request. We have multiple spaces for outdoor fires. If you would like to use them, we expect you to use them carefully and responsibly and never leave a fire unattended. You are welcome to bring your own campfire wood or purchase it from us (request in advance) for $10 per bundle (bundles are roughly two cubic feet). Foraging dry sticks for kindling is often possible along the wooded edges of the property.
Decorations and furniture are subject to minor changes from the photographs. We are always making improvements, rotating artwork, and some of the outdoor furniture is changed or removed seasonally.