Scenic Spring Mills Escape: Swim, Fish, Hike!

Property ID: 455135Spring MillsPAUS
Sleeps 83 BR2 BA


Look forward to tubing and fishing on Penns Creek, watching hummingbirds at the feeder from the deck, or spending the day picnicking and swimming at Poe Lake, all when you stay at this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Spring Mills vacation rental. This cabin is an outdoor lover's paradise, as it is nestled in the mysterious woods where Edgar Allen Poe allegedly wrote his famous poem 'The Raven.' Enjoy unparalleled beauty as you recline by the fire pit or as you explore the spacious yard of this property!


  • Self Check-In
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Washer


Location Details

EXPLORE NATURE: Bald Eagle State Forest (surrounding), Big Poe Creek (0.2 miles), Bells Majestic View (2.2 miles), Poe Lake - swimming, kayaking, boat rentals (2.7 miles), Poe Valley State Park (2.9 miles), Penns Creek - fishing & tubing (4.3 miles), Poe Paddy State Park (5.1 miles), Penn's View Overlook (5.5 miles), Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park (12.0 miles), Reeds Gap State Park (12.1 miles)

AREA HOT SPOTS: Seven Mountains Wine Cellars (7.3 miles), Centre County Grange Fair (12.8 miles), Tussey Mountain Ski & Recreation (17.7 miles)

NEARBY TOWNS: Bellefonte (21.5 miles), State College (22.6 miles), Lock Haven (33.4 miles), Sunbury (50.0 miles), Williamsport (52.7 miles)

AIRPORT: University Park Airport (28.3 miles)


3 reviews


    The Shirk family was so easy to deal with. Available by phone whenever needed and extremely helpful and friendly.The cabin far exceeded our expectations. It was like going to Grandma's house for a sleep over. Everything we needed (and more) was available. All the comforts of home hidden deep in the woods. That is, if your "all" does not include paved roads, phone and internet. And OUR "all" certainly does NOT include them. The best place in the world to un-plug and un-wind. (Just as the owner advised - the internet and cell phone service was a short drive away - at the top of the mountain.). Private, secluded, clean, well-appointed, wonderful, reasonably priced and over all; PERFECT.!!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    JOHN M.
    Published September 8, 2022
  • Peaceful, tranquil


    The owner was wonderful. There is no signal there at all, so be prepared. That’s not a bad thing! Lots to do in the area.The outside deck and front porch needs some TLC. But it is in the woods.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Carol B.
    Published August 24, 2022
  • Great for people that want to relax


    If you are looking for a relaxing place with no WiFi, cell phone service, or television this is the place to go. If you are looking for something else, this is not the place. Google will not get you to this property and you are given really bad directions from the property owners. For the love of God don't try and find it in the dark! The house was clean but has a really bad musty smell. When you arrive you will need to turn on the water heater and figure out how to turn on the heat. The house was freezing and nobody was able to shower until the next morning. When you are finally ready for bed you will have to find the linens because none of the beds are made. All in all the property was ok, but could be so much better.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Janet W.
    Published May 25, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owners: "We are sorry to hear you were less than thrilled with your stay.
    -All linens are provided in the closets in each bedroom, and it is stated in our listing that there is no WiFi or TV.
    -The hot water is always hot within an hour.
    -We let you know not to go by google directions. We then gave you the exact directions verbally.
    -There is a simple 1-step to turn on heat, and the heat is almost instantaneous. We would have been happy to walk you through this if needed.
    Thank you for your feedback and we hope you otherwise enjoyed your stay."

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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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