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10 Minutes to Cherry Springs, Dark Skies, Star Gazing, Hiking, Fishing, Skiing

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 130 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom with Loft and Great Room 5 beds Observation Tower

Bedroom 1- 1 double bed Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen bed Loft- 3 double beds

The Lodge is complete with Knotty Pine interior and slate floors in the kitchen and dining area. The Great Room has a beautiful flagstone fireplace. Dining area has a separate woodstove to warm up by.

Central Air Conditioning

We provide DSL, T.V., DVD, an outdoor grill, fire pit, picnic tables on both porch and tower (110 electric on deck). Fly fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, star gazing @ Cherry Springs State Park , geo-caching. Direct snowmobiling and horseback riding from the Lodge. Numerous state parks and the PA Grand Canyon with 30 minutes drive. Fly fishing only streams (Little Kettle) 15 minutes away. PA Wild Areas are a short drive.

The views from the Lodge and tower are gorgeous.

More Details

Owner
Benn Batterson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Benn Batterson

I was born and raised in Potter County. After meeting my wife and graduating from college we moved back to the area. The previous owner of Valley Vista of 35 years is a dear friend. After he decided to move closer to family and milder climates we were offered the Lodge to make our own memories.

We currently live and raise our family on a sheep farm in Potter County. We strive to provide a childhood of years gone past for our three children

Benn Batterson purchased this lodge in 2015

Why Benn Batterson chose Pennsylvania

We purchased this property as our retirement home. We had looked at building a home with a similar view but Valley Vista came on the market and we loved the location and layout. The privacy and quiet provides a peaceful setting

What makes this lodge unique

The gorgeous views both from the tower and lodge porch make Vista unique. Anything from stars to sunsets and wildlife in between. The Lodge sits on top of a ridge bordering 250,000 acres of State Forest with hiking trails and old roads to explore.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Galeton

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 double bed , Loft Area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Notes:
You will be visiting a Lodge that was established in the early 1970s. The Lodge in previous years provided guided hunting and outdoor activities to sports. Over time the Lodge has been updated completely with Central Air and Knotty Pine interior. An observation tower was also built to enjoy even greater views. We have added a 12x12 Concrete Telescope Pad.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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10 Minutes to Cherry Springs, Dark Skies, Star Gazing, Hiking, Fishing, Skiing
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews
5

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and the view.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd visit to the Vista and already planning for next year. The home is well equipped and very comfortable. The views from the property are spectacular with plenty of wildlife to be seen. Lots of deer, turkey and even a bear. While the weather did not cooperate this week for star gazing, there was still plenty to do. Many State Parks close by and the fishing at Lyman Run was good. Looking forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Remote & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is not much to look at on the outside, but is bright, spacious, & clean on the inside. The kitchen has all the essentials & the covered porch is an added plus. The views are amazing and the trails nearby are level & pretty. We saw a bear cub, deer, and countless birds & butterfliies. The observation deck was great for open air eating & star gazing. All in all - this was a fabulous place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Benn is the most gracious host

  • 5 of 5

This must be the 4th or 5th time we've stayed at the lodge and the star gazing was excellent and the home as warm and comfy as always. Benn the owner is the nicest person you could want to deal with, thanks again Benn !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The boyfriend and I booked this lodge as a little long weekend getaway for us. We were blown away by the lodge and view from it. We enjoyed a few long walks in the nearby woods, did a little fishing in the nearby streams and enjoyed the relaxation of the area.

It was just what we needed, although the weather didn't fully cooperate with us. We just took it as a sign we must come back again to see the night sky!

We have decided that it will be a yearly getaway for us and next time, make it a longer stay. Thank You Benn for providing such a wonderful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and private

  • 5 of 5

Spent a girls weekend getaway at this wonderful lodge. It was much more than we expected. A very roomy beautiful interior, a perfect idyllic setting, and stocked with everything we needed. Amazing views from the observation deck.

Perfect location, bordering the state forest. Seems it would be a great place for snowmobilers - we saw many taking advantage of the well groomed forest roads.

Looking forward to visiting again in the summer or fall. The snow made it a bit difficult to do any hiking and unfortunately for us we forgot to pack the snowshoes...

Thank you Benn for offering this little piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$31.53 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$315.27

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Three nights stay required for Holiday weekends.
50% Deposit required at booking to hold dates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.