PA Wilds Mtn Cabin, 8 pvt acres in state forest, near Elk Herd & 2 State Parks

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of PA Wilds Mtn Cabin, 8 pvt acres in state forest, near Elk Herd & 2 State Parks

Entire cabin

PA Wilds Mtn Cabin, 8 pvt acres in state forest, near Elk Herd & 2 State Parks

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Mountain view

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDuBois Mall20 min drive
  • Popular LocationSandy Township Recreational Park22 min drive
  • Popular LocationDubois Country Club24 min drive
  • AirportDuBois, PA (DUJ-DuBois Regional)35 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
1500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

PA Wilds Mtn Cabin, 8 pvt acres in state forest, near Elk Herd & 2 State Parks

Ski-in/ski-out access for family fun on the slopes
Cedarwood Lodge is a mountain cabin on eight forested acres surrounded by the Moshannon State Forest with access to thousands of acres for exploring nature directly from the grounds. Only 4 miles off PA I-80, Exit 111, the cabin provides easy access to Parker Dam and S.B. Elliot state parks and the nearby Elk Herd (Rocky Mountain elk reintroduced in 1913 have prospered) and Elk Scenic Drive. Don't miss the spectacular Mountain Laurel Driving Tour to view the PA State Flower that proliferates throughout the mountain forests each spring.

The Lodge is completely equipped including linens, all kitchen needs, microwave, gas cook stove and gas grill, coffee maker, toaster, TV/VCR/DVD (no TV reception), phone, wood burning stove/fireplace, and full bath with tub and shower.

Homemade bread, and sweet rolls or muffins are provided for your first morning's breakfast. Coffee and tea provided.

Deer, turkey, foxes, and an occasional bear can be observed making their way past the Lodge. Enjoy dark skies with easy access to the 'middle of nowhere' - just a 15 minute drive (12 miles) to Clearfield or 20 minute drive to DuBois.

It is easily accessible from the main highway, yet provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion. The Lodge is a great place for family get-togethers, a romantic get-away for two, or a gathering of friends.

Some comments from our guests:
'...But the best things were the walks along the logging roads, beaver ponds, flowers starting to bloom, and the peace and tranquility of the backwoods.' Ralph, Nancy, Tucker, Keisee and Marlie, from Novelty, Ohio
'Our drive was 5.5 hours, but it was worth it. We are sad to leave this hideaway to return to the stress of the city.' Amy and Pete from New York City
'We wanted to renew our friendships, enjoy nature, and escape the hustle and bustle of life. We wanted to laugh and talk late into the night. Here at Cedarwood, it all happened.' Barb, Ruth, and Diane from Evans City, PA
'We enjoyed three of the best days of our lives here! This is an absolutely wonderful place.' Chuck and Lori - newlyweds

Although there is not onsite swimming, the cabin is located 2 miles from two state parks which have swimming, boating, nature center, hiking trails of all degrees of length and difficulty. There are beaver dams within walking distance of the cabin.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include ski-in/ski-out access.

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

Property manager




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 and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby
  • Ski-in/ski-out access

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 per room
  • Welcoming cats and dogs only


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: Outdoor smoking only

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayak on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)

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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
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: $10/night each; more than 2 must be pre-approved

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: No charge for age 2 and younger

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
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, a first aid kit, 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

Property is also known as

PA Wilds Mtn 8 pvt Acres State Forest Elk Herd 2 State Parks
PA Wilds Mtn 8 pvt Acres State Forest Elk Herd 2 State Parks

About this area


Located in Penfield, this cabin is in a rural area and on a river. Dubois Country Club and Elk Mountain Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Parker Dam State Park and Sandy Township Recreational Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • DuBois Mall - 20 min drive
  • Clearfield County Historical Society - 21 min drive
  • Sandy Township Recreational Park - 22 min drive
  • Dubois Country Club - 24 min drive
  • Scottish Heights Golf Club - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • DuBois, PA (DUJ-DuBois Regional) - 35 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 67 out of 81 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 81 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 81 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 81 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Central to the local State parks
It’s a great old cabin, clean with most modern conveniences and located central to many area outdoors activities. Great host as well. Only cons are that cell service is terrible + there’s no Wi-Fi and that nearby “State park road” has a lot of heavy truck traffic and brake retarders, so it’s not a quiet place to stay.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sisters trip
My sisters and I (with a 7-month baby in tow!) enjoyed our weekend stay at the Lodge. Clear communication with Peggy, clean and comfortable cabin, beautiful location in the PA Wilds.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful weekend in the Wilds
The cabin was lovely. It had everything you needed for a wonderful weekend away. Cabin was spotless & the grounds were well kept. We had a fun weekend exploring the area. Would definitely stay here again. Peggy made the best sweet breads. Was perfect surprise upon arrival.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful stay!
The cabin felt secluded but still near enough to town to easily get supplies. The only thing I wish we had was wifi, but other than that everything was perfect!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Nice cabin
Quaint cabin, clean beds comfortable. Nice firepit. Close to state parks and hiking trails. Peggy is a great host with lots of communication. Thanks again Peggy.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022