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Sunnyday's Forest

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· Tarentum, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
25 acres hosted by Gerard V.
1 lodging site
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Sunnyday's farm and forest was  a Christmas tree farm in the 1950's. I've owned it for the last 30 years and it is now a horse farm with pastures and  woods. Rustic area of 25 acres of pastures and forest bordering a hundred of acres of railroad and municipal forest. Great for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking. 1.5 miles from Deer Lakes park which has fishing, hiking, mountain biking and a great playground. The Allegheny river, judged to be one of the cleanest in the country, is just 6 miles away.  Harrison Hills park offers great hiking along the river and an occasional river otter. The Rachel Carson Trail and Baker trail are just a few miles away.  It is a secluded log cabin in the woods on top of a hill overlooking a pasture. It is a very primitive cabin with a fireplace, brick floor, large porch, fabric interior and no chinking in the logs.  We provide a bunk bed and cots and 2 picnic tables.. There is a large grassy area in front of the cabin for tents.  There is no vehicle access, no electricity and no water at the cabin, but LOTS of downed wood for fires. There are horses, goats, chickens, ducks and a pig that roam the pastures. The cabin is about 300 yards from the parking area up a fairly steep hill, but the location is worth the walk!   If you're stopping with an RV or trailer we have ample parking near the road and have overnight accommodations for horses Great place for a stopover. Rustic area of 25 acres of pastures and forest bordering a hundred of acres of railroad and municipal forest. Great for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking. 1.5 miles from Deer Lakes park which has fishing, hiking, mountain biking and a great playground. The Allegheny river, judged to be one of the cleanest in the country, is just 6 miles away.  Harrison Hills park offers great hiking along the river and an occasional river otter. The Rachel Carson Trail and Baker trail are just a few miles away.  It is a secluded log cabin in the woods on top of a hill overlooking a pasture. It is a very primitive cabin with a fireplace, brick floor, large porch, fabric interior and no chinking in the logs.  We provide a bunk bed and cots and 2 picnic tables.. There is a large grassy area in front of the cabin for tents.  There is no vehicle access, no electricity and no water at the cabin, but LOTS of downed wood for fires. There are horses, goats, chickens, ducks and a pig that roam the pastures. The cabin is about 300 yards from the parking area up a fairly steep hill, but the location is worth the walk!   If you're stopping with an RV or trailer we have ample parking near the road and have overnight accommodations for horses Great place for a stopover. 
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Celestine C.recommends
March 4, 2024
A Secluded Cabin With Horses
The animals took the spotlight
Farm full of gentle, well-socialized animals all of whom you can meet and accept treats as payment. The cabin itself is up a hill, a small trek past the horse barn and pasture. It’s the muddy season right now so Gerard lent me some mud boots and we managed okay. Cabin is pretty rustic and comfortable with a low ceiling. Plenty of firewood and kindling. Even damp after a rainfall we got a cooking fire going. The horses are well-trained and even-tempered, and a little mischievous. Mine could tell I was a new rider and fully took advantage of this to see what I’d let her get away with. She was still a very steady ride and a mature mare so this is probably a group of some of the easiest horses ever. The host is very relaxed and responsive and made it very comfortable to try riding.
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William S.recommends
November 1, 2023
A Secluded Cabin With Horses
Nice cabin in the woods
The host was very nice and accommodating. The cabin is nestled in the woods and is private. You have to walk approximately .25 miles to the cabin. The horses, goat, and pig were cool to see. Bring sheets and a sleeping bag.
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Usamma A.recommends
October 22, 2023
A Secluded Cabin With Horses
Gerard was very friendly and the cabin offers a nicely secluded location highly accessible from pitt! I hope to be back soon!
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Lindsay M.recommends
August 15, 2023
A Secluded Cabin With Horses
Fun trip with the kids
My kids and I had a lovely time camping here! We were going to stay in the actual cabin but my kids were spooked by the multiple webs inside. If we stay again, I'll plan to bring a broom or ask for one to be there so I can go throughout and gather up all the webs quickly before the kids even get a chance to peek inside. It was too warm to use the wood stove but it would have been perfect on a cooler trip. I'd recommend a rag to wipe down the cots and mattresses if you end up staying in the cabin. It was nice and clean but I'd probably want to do a quick wipe down to get the normal "stuff" that settles on primitive surfaces after a few days. We ended up sleeping in our tent and hung out on the covered "porch" of the cabin during the rain. Jerry had dry firewood ready for us when we got there and was very quick to answer any questions I had. We felt very safe and relaxed during our time here! The trek up to the cabin took a bit more effort than I anticipated but I'm not complaining at all! Wear some boots and pack lightly so you don't have to make multiple trips like we did to get everything up there. The kids and I had a fun time sloshing through the mud and climbing the hill to our little sanctuary for the night. I definitely recommend Jerry's cabin especially to anyone looking to live simply for a little while. I may go by myself sometime just for my own getaway!
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Vince S.recommends
July 30, 2023
A Secluded Cabin With Horses
This was a great place to escape for the weekend with my son. He loved meeting the horses!
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Kenneth S.recommends
June 11, 2023
A Secluded Cabin With Horses
Gerard was a great host with a really cool property. Would definitely stay here again.
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Tarentum, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage) and Monongahela Culture First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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