Hipcamp host Linda K.,
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Rustic cabin has a loft for sleeping. Camping indoors on 52 acres. Great for outdoors people who want to bicycle, hike, snowshoe, and kayak days on Red Bank Creek trails. The acreage is beautiful and quite private. Dogs love it too.  The cabin is dark and conducive to " early to bed and early to rise" active explorers.  Sleep well in the quiet with a sturdy door and a roof w

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Rustic cabin has a loft for sleeping. Camping indoors on 52 acres. Great for outdoors people who want to bicycle, hike, snowshoe, and kayak days on Red Bank Creek trails. The acreage is beautiful and quite private. Dogs love it too.  The cabin is dark and conducive to " early to bed and early to rise" active explorers.  Sleep well in the quiet with a sturdy door and a roof which means no leaky tent. Heat water on wood stove or propane single burner for coffee or tea provided.  The heat from woodstove goes up to loft area.  In summer we cook over outdoor firepit to keep additional heat from going upstairs. Avoid traipsing to toilet outside in middle of night, compost loo is downstairs. No flush to wake anyone, just cover with sawdust provided. The trails begin in Brookville 3 miles away and go 50 miles to the Allegheny River. Or do our 1 hour pink marked hike loop on the property. Be aware for winter camping, floor of cabin is concrete and often damp, therefore sleep up in loft.  This site is best for a couple or small family with older children. Open loft to concrete below not good for toddlers and young ones.

Small firepit next to picnic table outside along a stream which may be gushing or a trickle depending weather and time of year. The downstairs of cabin is cool on hottest day due to sandstone walls and in winter naturally somewhat warmer than outside.  I have a cohost who is not intrusive who helps greet you when I am not available.  She sells fresh eggs if you'd like some. The duck eggs are best. An axe, bow saw, and a single log splitter available for your use. Spring next to cabin did not pass bacterial testing. If used boil, only for washing. Potable water provided in thermos.

Lodging provided
Earth house
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 5 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Laundry present
No showers
No wifi
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  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 92%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Red Bank Creek bike trail starts in Brookville. Parking across from Giant Eagle. Ride 6 miles to town of Baxter, go a little fa...Read more

Fishing

In Red Bank Creek at western edge of property. Can also canoe down and fish creek from watercraft. Most fishermen wade by canoe...Read more

Hiking

On property and Allegheny National Forest and Clear Creek State Park and more.

Paddling

We put in from ramp in town of Brookville three miles away. Go downsteam to Summerville. Last stretch is very beautiful. Yester...Read more

Snow sports

Snow shoe or x- country ski.

Swimming

In town at Walter Dick Park or deep enough in Red Bank Creek in certain spots. Our section along river is relatively shallow an...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Further down from where we usually paddle at New Bethlehem and seasonally on our river section.

Wildlife watching

Doe and fawn reported by last guest next to cabin. We always see deer. Last night a skunk crossed our path, 2 baby raccoons, an...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rustic Cabin with Sleeping Loft in Pennsylvania.

Cave

Reported to be one on property but have never found it.

Forest

Maple, hemlock.

River, stream, or creek

Red Bank Creek meets up with Alleghany River in about 50 miles. Clarion River has power boats and two ramps, also other watercr...Read more

Swimming hole

Past our property in bend of river by large rocks.

Wetlands

Stream in front of cabin runs through the property to Red Bank Creek

Driveway

Parking for more than one vehicle on left side of drive. Careful coming into drive off of main road as spring rains tends to wa...Read more

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Hipcamper Bristol

Beautiful property

Bristol W.
recommends this listing.
May 12th, 2022

Linda was very warm and welcoming, and I appreciated her creating time to check in on me. The property is amazingly beautiful, and I enjoyed my stay. Definitely bring heavy duty tick repellent if you go hiking, as my all natural spray wasn't enough to keep those pesky jerks at bay. Also bring some sheets. Not sure if I misread the description, but the bed and pillows had no sheets. I had brought extra blankets, but didn't bring sheets. It wasn't a huge deal but would have brought sheets had I known there wouldn't be any. Seeing as this was my only "complaint" (although it's more of an observation), 10 out of 10 would stay there again. Thank you, Linda! Had a lovely break on my work trip!

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Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin R.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2022

Our fourth time at the cabin and it gets better every time! Absolutely love this place! Thank you for sharing this spot with us.

Hipcamper Latonda

Better than the picture!

Latonda B.
recommends this listing.
April 1st, 2022

Really enjoyed my stay here! Make sure to hike the pink trail, a real treat at the end. Was a tad cold but kept the stove going all night with a back up mr buddy heater was just fine. No cell service but overall a great stay!

Hipcamper Tara

Rustic cabin weekend!

Tara C.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2022

This rustic cabin was a great little place to stay for the weekend! The host brought us fresh chicken and duck eggs, they were delicious! We enjoyed the creek right beside the cabin. Cooked delicious food, enjoyed the trail. Great place to stay!

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Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne F.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2022

We had a great time staying at the cabin for a little off grid retreat. The trail was a nice hike we were surprised at how long the trail was and all the little waterfalls were gorgeous. Make sure you have wood splitting and fire building skills and bring a lantern! There are lanterns upstairs you can bring down too. Great little place to get away from these screens and "normal" life

Hipcamper Ann

1st cold camping experience

Ann S.
recommends this listing.
December 28th, 2021

My first time cold camping was a) fun, and b) informative. I mastered fire building using pine cones Linda had collected. These are genius fire starters. Went to sleep with a hot water bottle and a few comforters and slept nice and toasty. Woke up once and heard somebody chewing something, but never saw who it was; we respected each other's spaces 😊

Hipcamper Melanie

Not a hobbit but love staying here

Melanie E.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2021

I love staying at this cabin. Watch out for the small door. Lol. This is my favorite camping place. I’m physically challenged ( I walk with a cane). I don’t get to climb the latter to the loft but my son said he was really comfy cozy. I come with my 2 large dogs when others won’t allow them. This is my second time staying there and I would definitely go back even though I live on the other side of the state, near Scranton.

Hipcamper Abraham
Abraham P.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! I was picturing something a little more "off the beaten path" but with the leaves still on the trees at the time of my stay the seclusion was quite acceptable. Would certainly consider this cabin again if i find myself in the area.

Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly M.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

What a conveniently located, cute campsite! The cabin was easy to find and it has a lot of charm. It is close to a lot of amenities and downtown Port Barnett, with beautiful forests and trails nearby. The host was very welcoming and responsive. We visited during a heat wave, so the cabin was a bit muggy, but this would be a perfect spot for fall, winter, and spring!

A neat stone foundation suggests a long history.A convenient picnic table awaits your full spread.A nice stream flows right by the cabin!The sleeping area can be accessed via this cool old metal ladder.

Awards

Best of 2022 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Best of 2019 Pennsylvania
Finalist
Property
Neal Homestead Camp
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$45/night
1 Site