This alpine retreat is located in the heart of Pennsylvania's Appalachian
mountains, high above the dramatic and beautiful Pine Creek, an important
tributary of the nearby Susquehanna River.
It includes a beautiful log home and three additional structures on
approximately eighty-eight acres, consisting of open fields, a network of
recreational trails, and wilderness areas, accessible via a private, gated
The trails are ideal for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiles,
and other off-road activities, and provide easy access to the property's
upper elevations and to adjacent state forest lands.
The Pine Creek valley, known as Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon, offers
extensive outdoor recreation in all seasons, and features incredible
natural beauty and grand vistas.
The Canyon's sixty-two mile Pine Creek bike trail runs along the lower edge
of the property, and the property's upper areas are bordered by a large
network of Pennsylvania state park and game lands.
- The retreat's centerpiece is a grand and luxurious log home, positioned
on the hillside overlooking the valley. It features an open floor-plan, high
ceilings, and excellent views from all three levels.
- The great room includes cathedral ceilings
with exposed beams, hardwood floors, and a fireplace with a stone, floor-to-ceiling, chimney.
The kitchen is fully-equipped and has a large island with plenty of seating.
Next to it is a dedicated dining area.
The home's master bedroom suite is secluded and luxurious, and is located on the
second floor. Also on that floor is a large loft ideal as a den or office.
The second and third bedrooms are on the main floor, along with the second,
full bath. A full,
finished basement includes a wet bar and laundry/utility room,
two walkout doors, and a
- This home includes central air, oil/forced hot air heat, a separate oil hot-water
heater, two 250 gallon oil tanks, a well, and a septic system. It also
has a screened-in porch, front and rear decks, an outside
patio, and a detached, three-car garage.
- Three additional structures, including a log cabin, a garage apartment, and a
rustic cabin, allow you to accommodate your friends and family in a private and
bucolic mountainside setting.
- The log cabin features a stone foundation,
wrap-around decks with great views, baseboard electric heat, septic, a well,
and a full, unfinished basement with a poured concrete floor.
- The cabin's first floor includes an open
floor plan with a family area, a full kitchen, and a wood burning stove. The
second floor includes a bedroom, a full bath, and a sitting area with a
- The garage apartment is built above the three-car detached garage, and
matches the main home's log construction. It includes one bedroom, a full
bath, kitchen, wood burning stove, oil furnace with forced hot air heat,
electric hot water heater, and a 250 gallon oil tank. Its rear decking connects
with that of the main home, and it shares the main home's septic system.
- The property also includes an insulated wood frame cabin with a a
metal roof, a wood-burning
stove, and four bunks on the upper level.
Located in Lycoming County's sparsely-populated McHenry Township, the property
offers a unique combination of luxury, seclusion, outdoor recreation and natural
Some activities popular in this area include hiking and camping, canoeing,
kayaking and swimming, trail and mountain bike riding, cross-country skiing,
horseback riding, bird watching, and photography.
The property and surrounding spaces support a variety of wildlife, including
Bald Eagles, wild turkey, deer, bear, fox and other species.
Nearby Slate Run is one of the region's premier fly-fishing destinations, and
Pine Creek, Cedar Run and other neighborhood creeks also provide excellent
Other local attractions include Little Pine State Park, Colton Point & Leonard
Harrison State Parks, the Woolrich Factory Store, and many other local antique
and specialty shops.
National Geographic (see excerpt below)
"North-central Pennsylvania is a bona fide, 21st-century Eden. Or so says the Wildlife Conservation
Society's Human Footprint report, which put the rugged woodlands on par with Brazil's Pantanal and
China's Gobi as one of the last untarnished tracts on Earth. Only 1.3 percent of the lower 48 is as pure.