Cabin on Ranch, 5 Mi to Raystown Lake Launch!

Sleeps 52 BR1 BA


If you’re looking for rustic relaxation near Raystown Lake, then ‘Lucas McCain Cabin’ is the place to be! This 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental is a simple home base for those not in need of high-end accommodation. Bring your pets along to enjoy long days relaxing by the pond, petting the resident ponies, or roasting s'mores by the private fire pit. Explore the local beaches, hiking trails, caverns, and game lands, or thrown on your best blue & white and head over to Beaver Stadium!


  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed


Location Details

RAYSTOWN LAKE (1.0 mile): 8,000-acre lake, picnic areas, beaches, boat launches, campgrounds, trails, fishing, marinas, Snyders Run Boat Launch (16.4 miles), Seven Points Beach (24.5 miles), Raystown Lake Visitor Center (23.7 miles)

HUNTING: State Game Lands 71 (20.3 miles), State Game Lands 118B (25.6 miles), Whitetail Memories (26.7 miles), I Diehl Hunt (31.0 miles), Spring Lane Hunt Club (32.7 miles)

HIKING: Thousand Steps of Standing Stone Trail (13.4 miles), Trough Creek State Park (16.4 miles), Susquehannock Campground (25.0 miles)

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Penn State (45.5 miles), Beaver Stadium (46.4 miles), Walmart Supercenter (15.4 miles), Lincoln Caverns (16.9 miles), DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash (36.4 miles), Railroaders Memorial Museum (48.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Harrisburg International Airport (107 miles), Altoona-Blair County Airport (41.3 miles)


14 reviews
  • 5/5

    Peaceful atmosphere! Quiet with great access to raystown lake and more.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 12, 2022
  • Great stay ! Will go again!


    Great stay, hosts are great, well located. Took our boat, located nearby to Snyders boat launch

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Maria M.
    Published August 16, 2022
  • There were bugs everywhere.


    I was over charged. The fees were more than the price of the cabin. When we got to the cabin, it was full of stink bugs. They were everywhere. I killed a spider that had a 3 1/2 inch legspan. My niece had a panic attack because of the bugs. There is no ac and it was hot and humid. There were zero towels. After a long 5 1/2 drive we all had to make our own beds when we arrived. That was fun. You could sit on the chairs outside because the chairs were filthy and covered in bird poop. The inside was clean but all the other things made it a place I will never stay again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Annette L.
    Published June 1, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Annette, we're sorry to hear that this cabin did not exceed your expectations.
    - We strive to be transparent with our guests at every stage of the booking process and break down all rates and fees before the reservation is confirmed.
    - We are very sorry that you were upset by the bugs. While the inside of the cabin is always clean, it is in a wooded setting with lots of animals and bugs around, so guests may encounter them outside.
    - The listing does not advertise A/C, and we note that towels and toiletries are not provided. We encourage guests to thoroughly read the listing before booking to ensure they are not caught off guard.
    - The owners were surprised by your review, as they were not notified of any concerns while you were in residence. While some things are unavoidable, such as outdoor pests, they will always do all they can to ensure guests have a comfortable stay.

  • Weekend at the lake


    Urbana Saddle Ranch cabins are wonderful everything as advertised as far as the cabin it's self, It was clean for the location a few bugs but we expected them, the beds were comfortable enough. With no AC ceiling fans in bedrooms would be a plus, they offer floor fans which kinda help but are loud. The kitchen had everything we needed and it all worked. The outside fire pit and picnic tables were nice and sturdy. I would not say they are comfortable. I recommend bringing your own chairs. The animals are close and my children enjoyed feeding them. Now the description for Urban Saddle Ranch did not mention the driveway that it was down a steep rough dirt road. If I would have known this we would not have booked this location with pulling a large boat. When I arrived I was meet not greeted nicely as you would have thought, I was met by a man named “Bob” ! Lets says he was not the hospitable host I was expecting. He was rude when I asked for his name after I had introduced myself and that I had reservations. He said slow down there well get to that in a minute and he proceeds to spout off numbers to me. I had to say excuse me what are you talking about, well he was giving me our cabin door lock numbers. My kids just kept looking at me wondering what this man issue was why he was being rude. Once we located the cabin, oh and the driveway to cabins are all very tight dirt roads . We could not park close to cabin to unload, Their are strict parking rules. That if you are caught breaking Bob will call you out for. Also your boats are not permitted next to your cabin, you must park your boat at the top of the hill with everyone else's boat. My husband was not happy about leaving his boat so far away and the other guest we spoke to was not happy about that either. Oh and be sure to bring cash because Urbana Saddle Ranch does not except PayPal, Venmo, Zelle or Apple Pay, they will reminded that you must pay cash to park your boat per day. Also a side note Urbana Saddle Ranch charges for your trash daily. Lastly if you have Verizon or Sprint cell service you will not have good service at this location. VRBO needs to include all this information on the advertisement for Urbana Saddle Ranch. I did know this information about the extra charges because I went directly to Urbana Saddle Ranch website VRBO does not mention them. When my husband arrived at Urbana Saddle Ranch he was greeted by Monique, she's very welcoming. I'd speak with her only.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Michael A.
    Published August 2, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Michael, the right vacation home is everything, and we're disappointed if this wasn't the one for you. The homeowner would like to share the following:
    - The roads are tight in this area so the neighborhood does not allow boats after a certain point. There is signage about this in the area but apologize if you were caught off-guard.
    - There is a small fee for parking boats but no charge for trash.
    Thanks for your valuable feedback as we continue to improve for future guests!

  • Spring break vacation


    The property was not well cleaned. There was a lot of dust behind and under furniture and bed and my son found gum wrappers and stuff under his bed. I did ask vrbo if the cleanliness issue was addressed prior to my stay and I was told yes. It was pretty much similar to the previous reviews written on cleanliness. So I think vrbo should inspect property themselves. The owners are very nice but the property description needs to be updated, the appliances like oven, outdoor grill needs a update and the utensils like knives are not sharp at all and it is difficult to cut items without a struggle. The grill was rusted and falling apart. It was hard to cook items p RF properly. I did love feeding the horses . The property description should include bringing food for horses to feed them.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Fern R.
    Published May 4, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Fern, we're glad that you enjoyed certain aspects of this property but sorry your stay fell short in other areas. The homeowner assured us that the cabin was thoroughly cleaned before your arrival, though they apologize if it was not up to their high standards. They work hard to provide a relaxing getaway for all visitors and encourage guests to let them know if they have any concerns so they can address those right away for a more enjoyable experience!

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