Whippoorwill Retreat At Raystown Lake Just Down The Road From James Creek

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-Room Dining
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Whippoorwill Retreat At Raystown Lake Just Down The Road From James Creek

Whippoorwill Retreat At Raystown Lake Just Down The Road From James Creek

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
James Creek, PA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTrough Creek State Park17 min drive
  • AirportAltoona, PA (AOO-Blair County)27 min drive
  • Popular LocationSeven Points Marina28 min drive
  • Popular LocationCanoe Creek State Park47 min drive

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About this area

James Creek

Located in James Creek, this lodge is in a rural area and on a lake. Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Trough Creek State Park and Warriors Path State Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Trough Creek State Park - 17 min drive
  • Seven Points Marina - 28 min drive
  • Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks - 29 min drive
  • 321 Gallery - 42 min drive
  • Canoe Creek State Park - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Huntingdon Station - 29 min drive
  • Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County) - 27 min drive

About this property

Whippoorwill Retreat At Raystown Lake Just Down The Road From James Creek

Lakefront room with kitchen and balcony
Take a back road to hear the elusive night bird, the Whippoorwill. Whippoorwill Retreat at Raystown Lake is located among hundreds of acres of mature Oak Forest open for you to explore at your leisure. The newly constructed 2300 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bath retreat features a large great room with 20 ft vaulted ceilings, beamed kitchen, open loft with additional sleeper, wrap around porch, screen porch, and open deck. The retreat consists of a basement complete with pool table, a large main floor living area, and a cozy loft. This newly constructed home was first available for rent in 2014. We were fortunate to have many wonderful guests in our first year, and look forward to another great year. Solitude is guaranteed, as your nearest neighbor is over 1/2 a mile away. Whippoorwill Retreat offers quick and easy access to Raystown Lake, with the closest launch only 10 minutes away. The retreat is also less than 10 minutes from the lake overlook and the exciting Raystown Resort and marina.

Come and stay, and maybe you will be lucky enough to hear the lonesome call of the Whippoorwills as you sit by the open brick fire ring, or on the spacious screen porch, for a quiet and relaxing evening.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this lodge offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mark and Janet Metz
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Bicycling
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Golfing
  • Water park access

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Firepit


  • Books
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen island
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony
  • Private porch


  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 167 out of 169 reviews
5 - Excellent 99%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 169 reviews
4 - Good 1%
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5/5 Excellent

2nd time staying there
Just as good as the first time. Mark is very attentive and available. Great location and property. Highly reccomended.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Weekend getaway!
The house was very clean, beautiful, comes equipped with everything you will ever need. We had a great weekend getaway! Owners of property very nice and ensured we had everything we needed. Highly recommend and will stay again!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great stay
Everything was perfect
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great home. Great hosts.
Very nice place. Top notch hosts.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely Beautiful
I could not have asked for a better place to have my family come together. This place is beautiful, clean and well stocked. Host checked in with us to make sure we made it there and had everything we needed. Would recommend to even the hard to please people.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2021