A spring-fed pond sits beside the lodge.
Hemlock Hills Farm
Hosted by Mary
Mary is the host.
16 guests
5 bedrooms
14 beds
3 baths
16 guests
5 bedrooms
14 beds
3 baths
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All seasons hideaway situated on 500 acres in the heart of the southern Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Blue Knob Ski Resort from the farm. A spring-fed lake on the property is perfect for swimming in summer.

The space

Hemlock Hills Farm is surrounded by rolling hills, fields and forest land. Guests will have access to the lodge, which sleeps 20 comfortably. There are five queen-sized beds, one double bed, four single beds, and four fold-down beds (in the lower level).

Guests will also have access to nature walking/hiking if they choose. Hiking is encouraged. The first two weeks of December is rifle season for deer hunting in this area. Guests wishing to hike during this two-week period will be offered orange vests.

Arrivals are on or after 3pm (the place is open; simply make yourself at home). Departures by 1pm.

The property manager and the owners of the property respect your privacy. If you need something, please let us know. Otherwise, we'll be scarce, allowing your group to enjoy the property in full.

Bed sheets, pillows, blankets and a basic provisioning of toilet paper are provided. Towels are not provided (as these tend to disappear), and there is no washing machine. Please feel free to bring the bedding you're comfortable in.

You will also receive a wheelbarrow worth of wood per day for fires. Additional provisions - like extra wood or toilet paper - can be purchased on property or at a local store. Directions will be provided.

PET POLICY: Your group is welcome to bring a single family pet (a dog or a cat), but there is an additional charge if you bring more than one animal ($30 per pet per day). Please do not wash your dog in the bathtubs. And please bring bedding for your animal as this will not be provided. Animals must be under control at all times. We must strictly enforce this policy at the time of arrival, no exceptions (unfortunately, too many people have abused the honor system as it pertains to animals, and we're left with the added cost of extra cleaning).

LAKE POLICY: The 2-acre, fresh water lake is an average of 15ft deep. The swimming is great but please note that any water activities (swimming, diving, boating, fishing, dock activity, etc) is at your own risk. We assume no liability. There are life jackets but you are more than welcome to bring your own. Any non-swimmers must wear life jackets around the water.

COLONIAL CABIN FOR OVERFLOW (for rent): There is a colonial cabin on the property that is available for rent, only to renters of the main lodge. It sleeps a maximum of seven people. We must adhere to the fire code for the main lodge. If you have more than 20 people, we suggest that you rent the colonial cabin. If you'd like more information, please let us know so that we can send you a special offer via Air B&B.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the lodge, which sleeps 20 comfortably. There are five queen-sized beds, one double bed, four single beds, and four fold-down beds (in the lower level). Guests will also have access to 500 acres of nature walking/hiking if they choose, as well as a spring-fed lake for swimming. Arrivals on or after 3pm and departures by 1pm.

Interaction with guests

The property manager and the owners of the property respect your privacy. If you need something, please let us know. Otherwise, we'll be scarce, allowing your group to enjoy the property in full.

Other things to note

Things to bring: extra toilet paper (we only provide a very basic provisioning), towels, soap, shampoo and other toiletries. The beds have fitted sheets. Given the size of the lodge, and the fact that we have a property manager on site, we understand it's easy to forget that we are not a hotel. But please make sure you have the necessities you need. Also, please make sure you take all of your belongings with you when you leave. We are not responsible for items that have been left behind.


Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Heating
Air conditioning

Prices
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 double bed, 4 single beds

House Rules

Guests are expected to respect the property and nature.

You must also acknowledge
Other pet(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Rod User Profile
October 2017
We hosted a family and friends reunion for about 45 people. The setting was serene and beautiful. There was plenty of space both indoors and outdoors and all accommodations were exactly what we needed to pull off a great get together.

Melissa User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful weekend at Hemlock Hills Farm. There were 8 in our group and we met up for a "friend-cation" to relax and spend time together. The house had more than enough room for all of us and is on gorgeous property. We had a bonfire under the clearest night sky and all of us who live in urban areas enjoyed how many stars we could see out in a rural place. We ventured to a winery about 30 minutes away one day but otherwise, spent the weekend holed up working on a puzzle, eating, drinking, talking and spending time together. It is truly a great space, plenty of real beds (not bunk beds or futons), full kitchen, amazing views, quiet and peaceful. Wish we had more time to explore the property and if it was warmer, swim or use the paddle boats. We did find the house temperature inconsistent and couldn't seem to adjust the thermostat properly. It was a little chilly at night but we layered and it wasn't a huge issue. I'd imagine they will turn on the heat in the fall and winter so the odd warm day/cool night issue won't be a problem for others. Some of our group wanted to watch football on Saturday and were disappointed that the TVs only picked up one station (and not the station the game was on). Maybe we just couldn't figure out how to work the TV? But good to note if you go and expect TV. There was no ball for the foosball table in the game room - we tried to make a ping pong ball work and it wasn't quite the same. :) Dish soap and hand soap were both very low and we had to go into town and buy more before the end of our trip. (We brought plenty of extra TP based off the warning in the description that I don't think we ended up needing at all but no one thought to bring extra soap with them.) We had to swat at some flies in the house but I think that's expected when you're going in and out, especially in a rural environment. For future travelers: In addition to the suggestion about bringing your own towels and extra toilet paper, I would suggest adding to the packing list a top sheet for the bed, extra blankets, extra paper towels, soap, bug spray, a flash light, and maybe some movies (they do have a VCR/DVD player although we didn't test to see if it worked). I also think it's worth noting that some of the outlets are 2 prong only (some in kitchen, some in bedrooms). If you plan to use anything that is 3 pronged, you might want to bring an extension cord or adapter or something, just in case. I would definitely recommend staying here to any groups looking for a quiet, remote location! We had a lovely time.

Jim User Profile
August 2017
We recently had a family reunion at Hemlock Hills Farm and to say that we all had a good time during our stay would be an understatement. We all had a really, really great time. What an awesome place. Being from Western PA originally I may be a little biased, but I think I can safely say that this is one of the most picturesque and relaxing places I have ever been. It was interesting to hear some of my non-PA native family comment about how green and beautiful the Farm is. I have had the good fortune to live and work all over the United States and in many foreign countries, and this was one of the prettiest places I have been. We were already talking about booking again for next year before we even finished this year’s vacation. The facilities were great and had plenty of room for everyone. There is a great rec room with a Ping Pong table that was a excellent gathering place for the whole family. The pond was terrific. I think that may have been our favorite part. It was a blast just swimming and floating around in the water. Plus, there were plenty of fish in the pond to scratch the fishing itch. The only request was to catch and release which is great so we know they will be there next year and will be even bigger. Many of us thought that the Farm would also be a wonderful place to stay for the other 3 seasons as well (we were there in August). To visit in the Fall or Winter would be awesome and I can imagine that it must be absolutely beautiful there in the fall when the leaves are changing. If you are looking for a very relaxing, comfortable place with lots of character and beautiful surroundings, than I cannot recommend Hemlock Hills Farm enough. It is truly a gem nestled in the Laurel Highlands of historic, beautiful, Pennsylvania.

Rachel User Profile
July 2017
Great place for large groups for a relaxing vacation. Plenty to do without having to leave the property. Great pond for fishing & swimming, fire ring, porch, tennis/basketball court, plenty of outdoor space for playing and exploring. Paddleboats, life jackets, floats provided. House stocked with the basics-kitchen has what you need for cooking, plenty of board games, and puzzles. Game room has ping pong, foos ball, outdoor game sets, etc. House was clean and comfortably slept our clan from age 4months on up. David and Mary were great hosts with great communication. Definitely the perfect spot for a quiet getaway!

Ellen User Profile
July 2017
Returned to this idyllic spot and spent our time enjoying the peaceful lovely setting with friends- long chats on the deck, cooking, swimming, tennis and walks- it was heaven!

Brian User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely time at Hemlock Hills. It was a great place to get away for a weekend with some friends!

Sharon User Profile
June 2017
This is the perfect place for a large group! We had fifteen people stay the weekend, sleeping comfortably and easily entertained! I loved that there are three different areas to congregate in the house: the large living room, the dining room/kitchen, and the game room. Outside offers a lovely large partially covered deck area. You can sit in the sun, or around the table under cover. Either way you're overlooking the lake/pond which offers paddle boats and swimming (complete with life vests). There's a beautiful grove of trees just beside the lake set up for a campfire. There's another area for a campfire nearer to the house. It was perfect for us to toast marshmallows and make s'mores late at night. There's a basketball court on the top of the hill that kept our boys busy. The offerings in the game room have some age to them, but still offer loads of fun: ping pong, a small multi functional table offering mini versions of foosball and pool, vintage croquet sets for outdoor use, and a wall size blackboard with tons of chalk! We are already talking about returning!

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