Enjoy our 1930's Woodsy Retreat, "The Cottage At Ligonier" ! Our Tranquil Property Covers 3 Acres and Includes a Fully Furnished A/C Vacation Home with a Spacious Yard, a Pole Barn Rec Building, Bonfire Area, and Scenic Woods with Trail .
Greetings ! We are Hope and Slater Raub , and we bought this very special Cottage in 2009 after renting it for our own family vacation several years in a row . Now, that is a testimony to how much we love this wonderful retreat ! We were guests...then we became the owners of "The Cottage at Ligonier " !
The Cottage is truly a gem ...the peacefulness, the welcoming front porch and relaxing porch swing, the woods and nearby creek , the natural woodwork and the stone fireplace, the spacious yard and of course, our ever popular Pole Barn Rec Building and Bonfire area.
Powdermill Nature Reserve, home to one of the longest bird banding programs in the USA, surrounds this area with 2,200 acres and is 1/2 mile from our property. It has wonderful trails and a beautiful public lodge with nature displays.
We have been blessed to host guests from all over the world, ranging in age from newborn babies to 100 years old . The feedback we always get has one common thread : there is something here for everyone !
Our vacation home is a wonderful gathering place for families and friends of all ages. Many guests have enjoyed holding birthday events, family reunions/picnics, gatherings of old friends from all over, company team building retreats, wedding party lodging, and so forth. However, if you are looking for a "party house", we are unfortunately not the right fit for you. Our vacation rental home and property is old and beloved, and we want our guests to relax and feel at home. Located in an area where other homes wind up through the woods, we have many repeat guests who come back year after year to this relaxing woodsy retreat !
Guest favorite amenities include wireless internet, and an ( unheated ) Pole Barn Rec Building located back by our bonfire ring and woods. It is filled with wonderful activities for young and old alike ! We have ping-pong, a pool table, foosball and air hockey, dart boards (you supply your own darts), arcade basketball, croquet, and corn hole for under the shade trees. We have ride on toys and scooters for little ones, as well as a sofa area.
The Rec Building has an extra fridge, 2 crock pots, and 5 rectangular banquet tables for a gathering of hungry folks.
You'll find furnished hot dog sticks and lawn chairs for relaxing around a crackling bonfire.
Our Cottage offers our guests 3 beautiful outdoor dining areas :
* A patio set that seats 4 just outside the kitchen door
* A long custom-built picnic table ( that seats 20 ) on the extended patio near the stone springhouse
* A dining set that seats 6 on our welcoming front porch....a favorite breakfast spot while watching deer or listening to birds in the pines .
The comfortable and cozy living room features a beautiful wood burning stone fireplace , a gorgeous wood beam ceiling , and real knotty pine walls .
A ROKU streaming TV with HULU LIVE is provided for our guests’ enjoyment . Guests are also welcome to sign in and out of their own streaming accounts such as Netflix and Amazon and so forth , while staying at The Cottage .
The fully equipped Cottage kitchen includes a table that seats 4, a stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, Belgium waffle maker, electric pancake griddle, a slow cooker, a Kitchen Aid hand-held mixer, and a blender.
A large gas grill is provided on the kitchen patio for cookouts.
The dining room features a large table that seats 10 for hosting gatherings ! The room is a continuation of the beautiful wood beam ceiling and real knotty pine walls that are in the living room .
The dining room also has a writing desk and a treasure trove of information on things to do in the Laurel Highlands area , as well as maps and restaurant menus .
You will also find board games , puzzles , and cards in the antique buffet in the dining room .
We do provide 2 wooden high chairs ( one is stored in the basement ) for those traveling with little ones .
There are 2 spacious upstairs bedrooms... one opens up to the left at the top of the stairs, the other is to the right at the top of the stairs, and has a bedroom door :
Bedroom #1 : The Master Bedroom has a Queen Bed and a Twin Bed . This bedroom has a door for privacy , and also has a small TV/VCR .
Bedroom #2 : Has a Full Bed and Two Twin Beds , and is an open room at the top of the stairs.
There is a baby gate provided at the top of the stairs if needed , and we provide an elevated queen-size Aerobed that can be used in either roomy bedroom, as well as 2 porta-cribs for those traveling with young children .
The unfinished basement includes a TV/VCR/DVD area with a sofa and a toy area for kids.
Guests are welcome to use the washer and dryer, but we ask that you provide your own laundry supplies for your own laundry.
The Cottage has one full bathroom (including tub and shower), located on the main floor.
An occasional rainy day is not a problem, as we provide oodles of boardgames, movies, books and toys, a dollhouse, and building blocks.
Our wonderful vacation retreat is located in a quiet area of homes sprinkled throughout the woods... just 1/2 mile from Powdermill Nature Reserve.
We are only minutes from trails, hiking, fishing, and picnicing at Linn Run State Park, and 15 min to Ligonier and Idlewild Amusement Park/ Soakzone Water Park !
* 15 min to Laurel Mountain Ski Resort, 15 min to Hidden Valley Ski Resort, and 25 min to Seven Springs Ski Resort
* 40 min to Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater"
* 40 min to Ohiopyle State Park's Whitewater Rafting , Kayak Rentals , Waterfalls , as well as the Great Allegheny Passage (Bicycle and Hiking)
* 25 min to The Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in Latrobe, PA
As our guest, you will have access to our entire Fully Furnished Air Conditioned Vacation Home, as well as our (unheated) Pole Barn Rec Building. Our 3 acre Property includes a Beautiful Woods and a Bonfire area for your Gatherings.
The Cottage is our vacation home, and Hope can be reached at any time on her cell phone or via email should you have any questions.
We provide a starter bundle of firewood for the living room fireplace, and more firewood can be purchased locally for use in the living room fireplace and the outside bonfire ring.
A $75 cleaning fee is added to all booking rates.
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