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Rustic, Artsy & Cozy Getaway Cabin Minutes From Ligonier

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

Rustic and charming getaway in the Laurel Highlands. Enjoy country surroundings 3 miles from downtown Ligonier and all its wonderful shops and restaurants.

Recently renovated, contemporary kitchen, gas fireplace and wood burning stove, sunny sunroom and rustic fire pit are a few of the amenities that will make you feel welcome. Rolling hills and wildlife surround this built-into the hillside cabin.

Gourmet style kitchen, every amenity except a microwave. Snack bar for hanging out or preparing a meal. If you like to cook, make sure you visit the area farm stands and especially the Ligonier Country Market on Saturdays 8-12:00 May-September. Amazing, awesome market with juried vendors.The market features organic meats, produce, plants, wineries, baked goods, fresh and prepared foods, handmade craft, delicious food-pierogi! grilled pizzas! fresh squeezed juices! Don't miss it, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

2 nice sized bedrooms, recently painted and finished with excellent beds and bedding.

Extra sleeping available - Serta blow-up bed. Let us know and we'll make it available.

Cabin decor is an eclectic mix of furniture- antiques, thrift shop finds and interesting artwork and artifacts. "rustic!"

Sunroom is a combination living room and dining area that is the favorite place to hang. 9 windows give you a leafy view to the woods and meadows .

Industrial style staircase leads from the upper level to the lower level entrance, complete with flowering garden on each side. Where this cool welded hunk of metal staircase came from, we don't know, but we love it and it is a favorite spot to sit.

10 minutes from Idlewild, famous children's amusement park, built in 1800's and considered one of the top children's parks in the world.

The town of Ligonier is 3 miles away with its many restaurants and great shops.

More Details

Tom and Lenor Mirochna
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Tom and Lenor Mirochna

My husband Tom and I grew up in Michigan and have lived in Woodbury New Jersey for over 30 years. We love where we live, about 15 miles from our favorite big city, Philadelphia.

We Love our urban area but also really enjoy the peacefulness of trees, streams and farms like we have found in the Laurel Highlands.

We purchased this cabin in 2009 after one of many over-the-years road trips to visit family in Michigan.

Tom and Lenor Mirochna purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Tom and Lenor Mirochna chose Ligonier

We affectionately (?#%$$XXX) nicknamed the cabin our 'money pit.' Many years later (it seemed like MANNNNNNY) we have completed the renovation, or what I like to call phase one. (Tom, my husband does not agree with that but I digress) We love the area and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside. We also Love the fact that there are many things to do outdoorsy or artsy, fun shopping, a quickly improving foodie scene and must see experiences within an hour away- Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and Flight 98 Memorial to name a couple.

What makes this cabin unique

We like the fact that you can see many stars at night. And we like the fact that we 'unplug' a little while we are at the cabin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Ligonier

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly tiled, fresh linens, granite top vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Rough cut oak walls and built-ins in this roomy MBR.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Day bed and trundle sleeps 2 comfortably.
  • Serta blow up bed available for sleeping 2 more.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Peaceful, comfy, well-appointed, and super clean

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. Here's our Top Ten favorite aspects.

1. Super clean - I'm very picky about cleanliness, especially in the kitchen and bath. This cottage sparkled!

2. OMG the master bedroom mattress - perfect firmness, not too much or too little. Slept better than I've ever slept away from home.

3. Communication - the owners answered every question (and we asked a lot) very quickly and completely.

4. Attention - the owners knew we had kids and dogs, and took extra care to welcome them, with treats and little touches, like the trundle bed already set up.

5. Well-appointed - the kitchen was well stocked, and everything we needed was right there. No last minute runs to pick up a corkscrew, for example.

6. Linens - Extra sheets, which we didn't need but were nice to have, and a ton of towels and washcloths - another item on my must-have list.

7. Art - I loved the quirky, original art and objects scattered around. The personality of the owners came through but was subtle enough that the cottage felt like ours for the week.

8. Nature - we loved walking the backroad behind the cottage, and snacked on wild black raspberries along the way.

9. Air conditioning - it was 90+ degrees most days, but the window air conditioners kept up and kept us cool.

10. Pup-friendly - it was so meaningful to bring our two Shelties along, we all had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jean, What a great 'top 10' review! Very fun! Thanks so much for taking the time to write. We enjoyed hosting you and the whole furry family and are pleased that you enjoyed the cabin and felt welcome. And we appreciate the comments about the beds, linens and cleanliness; those are important to us too. AND are very happy that you enjoyed the 'quirky-ness' a good way! You and family are welcome back anytime, have a lovely summer. Warmly, Tom and Lenor Mirochna
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Great place in ligonier

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, great location close to town.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, Thank you! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at the cabin. And the closeness to town is a plus for things to do and eat and shop. You are welcome back anytime! Kind Regards, Tom and Lenor
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Very clean, cozy and comfortable! Owners were very supportive and hospitable.

  • 5 of 5

Great two night stay in Ligonier! Had everything we needed and we were very relaxed! Thank you Tom and Lenor!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, We are so glad your enjoyed your visit to our cabin and the Laurel Highlands! And Ligonier is a great get away town. Happy you got into relax mode. Thanks for your comments, we appreciate your input. Stop by anytime:) Warmly, Tom and Lenor Mirochna
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Great place to spend time with your family

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is a great getaway spot. We had six in our party from age 66 to a 2 year old. We cooked on the grill, sat on the porch during a rainstorm, walked on the road behind the cabin and visited some of the area's attractions including Idlewild Park. We felt right at home from the welcome basket to the brochures for things to do. Planning to go back next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary and gang, Thank you for your very nice comments about your stay at our cabin. So happy you all enjoyed the relaxed vibe (rain while sitting on the porch=perfect ) And we are sure everyone enjoyed Idlewild-Great family fun park! It was a pleasure to host you and you are welcome back anytime. Warmly, Tom and Lenor Mirochna
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and relaxing place! Ty so much for an amazing weekend away! Will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan, Thanks for the wonderful comments! It was our pleasure to have you as guests at the cabin and glad you found it so easy to relax. You were great and easy to communicate with you and we appreciate it. We'd love to host you again. Have a great summer! Warmly, Lenor and Tom Mirochna
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Christmas at the rustic cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was a great place for us to get away and enjoy a quiet holiday as we love hiking in the nearby parks and we also enjoy spending time in Ligonier. Great place to do all of that.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Arnold Palmer Airport, La Trobe, PA
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Forks Inn, Ligonier, PA
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Latrobe, PA
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Jennerstown, PA
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Forks Inn
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Hidden Valley
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Ligonier Beach
Car: necessary

Located in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, you will see picturesque farms nestled next to soaring forests and winding creeks.

Here is a quick list of things to see and do in the area.

Lots of shopping and eateries in Ligonier about 3.5 miles away.

Partial listing:

Within 7 miles

* Golf-Ridgeview Golf Course - Incredible view. Worth it to stop by and look. It is close to the cabin. 4 minutes, 1.4 miles

* Idlewild Children's Amusement Park and Soak Zone- voted "#1 children's park in the world-" -7 miles, 14 min

* Linn Run State Park- camping, hiking- 7 miles

* Ligonier Country Maket- Awesome Market. Crafts, produce, organic meats and produce 8-12:00 Saturdays, May -October 3 miles

* Fort Ligonier-fascinating historic fort from war of 1812. Family friendly- 4 miles Fort Ligonier Days- 3 day historic celebration. Parades, crafts, Fort Ligonier Days, one of the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in America”, is a 3-day festival that commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, fought on October 12, 1758. This outstanding outdoor festival is celebrating its 56th year in 2015.

* Children's playground- climb and play! 15 minutes

* Ligonier Beach- Pennsylvania's largest outdoor pool. Beach-like pool with water fountain, diving board, poolside restaurant and bar. 8 minutes, 4.3 miles

* Bowling- Wicked Googly, Ligonier, PA Retro bowling alley with food and drink. Live music most weekends. 6 minutes, 3 miles

* Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley- world class collection, American Artists-painting, sculpture, prints. 7 minutes 3.5 miles One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South Ligonier, PA 15658

(724) 238-6015

* Theatre & Movie- Diamond Theatre is Newly renovated and reopened (April 2017) New lounge chair reclining seats, New digital Laer view and sound system. Live theatre and featured movies. 6 minutes 3 miles web:

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Within 20-45 minutes

Wineries and Breweries

Christian Klay Winery

Glades Pike Winery

Stone Villa Wine Cellars

Four Seasons Brewery, Latrobe, PA

* Caddie Shak-Bumper cars, mini golf, water rides Donegal, PA 26 minutes, 17 miles

* Jennerstown Raceway- 1/2 mile Asphalt oval track. Recently renovated. Family fun . Flea Market every Sunday, 17 miles, 20 min

*Theatre- Mountain Playhouse, Pennsylvania's oldest professional stock theater and one of only twelve professional summer stock theaters remaining in the United States today , Jennerstown PA 20 minutes

* Flight 93 Memorial -44minutes, 30 miles

* Ohiopyle State Park- hiking, biking, whitewater rafting

45 minutes 32 miles

* Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece- Falling Water and Kentuck Knob- 50 minutes, 34 miles

* Seven Springs Ski Resort- Skiing, water park, restaurants and year round events-37 minutes


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Ligonier

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$115.16 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$67.74 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$203.22

Please note that the main living area is accessible only by stairs- inside or out. Extra parking available on property driveway below the house. Cabin is located on a hillside close to winding Wilpen Road which is a state road that is plowed almost immediately after a snowfall.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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