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Raystown Lake. Premier Lake/Mountain View!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,600 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Cabin Style Luxury Lodge With Modern Amenities

Our home was built in 2008 and purchased by my family in 2015. We have spent a great deal of time here to get to know the area. Additionally, we are dedicated to adding improvements each year so it is guaranteed to get even better!

This home is strategically placed high up on the mountain overlooking Lake Raystown Resort just around the corner of Shy Beaver Boat Launch/Inlet. It includes 67 acres to enjoy with a 2 acre lawn for family games/activities. Whether enjoying the fire pit or hot tub overlooking the lake, or custom horseshoe pits, or just simply bird/game watching, our property will provide plenty of opportunities for recreation.

An incredible view of the Lake is visible from nearly the entire house, firepit area, and hot tub. The property boasts one of the few usable lawns at nearly 2 acres level ground that would be perfect for medium-sized events/ photos etc. From the property there is direct access to walking/running/mountain biking/hiking trails without leaving the grounds.

We are conveniently located about a mile from the nearest boat launch. Arrangements for storage can be made if bringing a boat. Rentals are available at Lake Raystown Resort just a few minutes away.

Special accommodations, kitchen items, child needs, and furniture can be arranged by letting the owners know.

Renter must be 26 years old to book. Maximum number of occupants is 20 unless special arrangements are made.

Linens and towels are included for your convenience! No need to pack such bulky items for travel.

More Details

Mike Gentry
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Mike Gentry

The owners, Mike and Brandi, have three young children. We love boating, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and riding our side-by-side UTV on our property. We absolutely love it here!

Mike Gentry purchased this lodge in 2015

Why Mike Gentry chose James Creek

I grew up in the local area and have visited Raystown Lake my whole life. I know the Lake area very well and in recent years learned of the exclusive homes available with lakeviews on the bluff next to Shy Beaver; we began our search here. Our search ended when we found the Eagle Mountain Lodge. What a wonderful and peaceful place!

What makes this lodge unique

From the property is an unparalleled view with plenty of space to roam. Bedrooms are spacious so sleeping arrangements aren't cramped.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in James Creek

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Main floor powder room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Includes some adaptive devices for elderly if needed
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1-Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2-2nd floor - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3- 2nd floor - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5- lower level - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4- lower level - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 6- kids rooms - 1 double bed , 3 single bed , 2 cot , Baby crib is "pack and play"
  • There are four sofas in addition to what is listed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our home provides the ultimate atmosphere for privacy but is close enough to the boat launch, area restaurants, antique shops, and grocery.


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Raystown Lake. Premier Lake/Mountain View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful Place for Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 adults and 3 children (ages ranging from 3 months to 86 years) had a wonderful time at Eagle Mountain Lodge. The Lodge was very clean upon arrival and was well appointed. There were even many infant/children's items available for us to use.

The Lodge is uniquely beautiful and you feel comfortable and welcomed as soon as you arrive. It has a great layout that worked very well for our group. The four-year-old loved the bunk bed in the "kids' room"! The home is very child friendly with respect to toys and supplies, although we had to keep a close eye on the 2 year old when she wanted to "investigate" some of the decorations. There are built in gates at the tops of the two sets of stairs (and additional gates available if needed) which is helpful for little ones. The main floor master bedroom with ensuite bathroom accommodated the seniors in our family very well, preventing them from having to go up and down stairs to get to their room. The rooms are all nice sized and we never felt like we were crowded.

The view is incredible from just about every room in the house. There is a great upper deck (off the main floor) and a lower level patio which both overlook the lake. Both are nicely equipped with comfortable furniture. There is plenty of lawn space for outdoor games, several of which are available for guests' use.

The owners really have thought of everything to make your stay easy, comfortable and relaxing. There are lots of extras provided that you don't always get in a vacation rental. Speaking of the owners, Mike was extremely helpful and easy to work with. He was available to answer questions and went above and beyond to help us prepare for our stay, as well as during our stay. We have stayed at many vacation rentals over the years, and without a doubt, Eagle Mountain Lodge is at the top of our list of favorites! In fact, some family members will be returning to the Lodge for a fall getaway. We would highly recommend Eagle Mountain Lodge as a great place to stay!

One word of caution if you are using one of the boat launches - make sure you only park in designated spaces. They do give tickets if you park anywhere else. We were at the Shy Beaver Boat Launch on July 2nd, which was pretty crowded. There were several cars parked along the edge of the upper lot and tucked in various nooks and crannies, all of which had parking tickets on them!

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stop Your Search

  • 5 of 5

BLUF: The lodge was incredibly clean, beautifully decorated, well stocked and boast an unbelievable view coupled 5-star comforts.

Let me start by saying the owners are amazing. Mike was very helpful, keeping me informed throughout the entire rental process. He checked in on us via text during our stay and even had the approximately mile-long driveway plowed the morning after a 6-inch snowfall. The view from the ridge is unbelievable and is especially great by the well-manicured fire pit. You can also take it all in from atop the massive deck, from below on the cozy patio or from the unobstructed hot tub.

The lodge itself is incredible. There are multiple common areas which allowed the entire family to spread out and enjoy separate activities. There is even a “bonus room” that was a nice surprise to find on the first night of our stay. All of the bedrooms were large and well stocked with linens and towels so there was no need to bring anything extra. The dining room and kitchen were huge but homey at the same time, complete with all of the cooking amenities of home. There are two large refrigerators, one in the kitchen and one in the garage. Also, it might seem like a small thing but the internet/Wi-Fi service was strong and never got bogged down by multiple users. My family of 13 adults truly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the lodge to any family looking for a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

House is wonderful with stunning views! Mike was also an amazing hostage still have all holiday decorations up for us to enjoy. I could not have asked for a better Christmas with my kids!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Wedding Venue

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a wedding venue with ample parking, a large flat lawn, all the amenities you could wish for, a striking view, and a considerate owner who is willing to go the extra mile to make sure your day is perfect -- this is the place! I highly recommend this lodge for a wedding, a family vacation, or just a great place to get off the grid a bit with loved ones.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

could not have been better

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home in the sky

  • 5 of 5

We love this property which is the reason we returned again this year and are planning another trip for next year. The home is comfortable, beautiful, spacious, and filled with interesting pieces. Watching the changing moods of the lake and the mountains is awe-inspiring. An all-around fabulous experience spending a get-away at Eagle Mountain Lodge. Thank you, Gentry family for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14.1 Miles
Altoona-Blair County Airport
Nearest Golf
18.2 Miles
Iron Master's Country Club
Nearest Train
33.1 Miles
Altoona Station
Nearest Ski
30.7 Miles
Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
Nearest Beach
10.5 Miles
Lake Raystown Resort
Car: necessary

This cabin style lodge is located at approximately mile marker 24 of the 28-mile long Raystown Lake. It includes 67 acres of beautiful land that is also adjacent to 26,000 acres available for public use surrounding the lake. Shy Beaver boat launch is less than a mile away offering easy access for boating, fishing, swimming, or kayaking. This is an excellent location with proximity to Penn State, Bedford Springs Resort, Blue Knob Ski Resort, Lake Raystown Resort, Iron Masters Country Club, and Huntingdon Country Club.

Enjoy watching bald eagles from the deck of this beautiful home as they are seen daily soaring through the sky over the lake. Nests are located on either side of the property making sightings very common.

For mountain bikers and trail runners, the famous Alligrippis Trails are located about 20 minutes away and offers 33 miles of world-class rolling single track trails for all skill levels.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$461.79
Damage Deposit AU$527.76

Please call or email for final quote.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if given within 30 days. 50% refund if under 30 days.

Extra fees apply if found to have over 20 guests.

Holiday and PSU Football weekends are subject to higher pricing.

A fee of $500 will be added for large events. Weddings, family reunions, etc. (Larger gatherings)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.