A Deeper Dive into Raystown

To help make your vacation planning a little easier, we’ve put together a roundup of great accommodations with breathtaking views at Raystown Lake which is draw-dropping 8,300 acres and 30 miles long.

Seven Points Marina

Enhance your overnight stay at Raystown Lake with a unique lodging option ­— a houseboat rental from Seven Points Marina. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the forested Allegheny Mountains, house boating here offers panoramic views of the lake’s clear and calm waters. After a day of fishing or swimming, stargaze into the night sky from the upper deck’s hot tub.

Lake Raystown Resort

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when you book with Lake Raystown Resort. This secluded glampground lends a bit of luxury to your typical camping experience. Its tranquil waterfront location will fully immerse you in the natural terrain of Central Pennsylvania. Snuggle up in a cozy cottage tucked away in the forest, hide away in a bungalow just steps from the beach, or sleep in complete serenity beneath the stars in a yurt. If you’re craving a change of scenery or something a little more action-packed, check out the resort’s WildRiver Waterpark, where you can experience the Atomic Blaster or unwind in the heated swimming pool.

Heritage Cove Resort

Enjoy the privacy and seclusion of a lakeside cottage from Heritage Cove Resort at the southern end. When it’s time to get away from it all, this peaceful rental is an ideal place to recharge. Kick back with some fishing, canoe or kayak along the waterways, catch a glimpse of wildlife and birds, or feel the warmth of flickering flames as you unwind by the fire.

Bear's Paw Lodge

Climb a little closer to heaven at Bear's Paw Lodge, a rustic mountain lodge perched on a private mountaintop. Boasting jaw-dropping views of the surrounding rolling hills, the luxurious getaway enables you to connect with the Pennsylvania wilderness. Whether you’re enjoying the passing wildlife, spending time at the lake, or exploring the 40 private wooded acres, your visit to this private oasis will truly be memorable.

Chalets of Raystown

Follow your inner bliss with a weekend away to the Chalets of Raystown, featuring three magnificent homes: The Chocolate Moose, Sugar Maple, and Shamrock Chalets. When you opt to stay here, you’re greeted with the mountainous slopes of the Alleghenies. Make s'mores with the kiddos, listen to the sound of the lake’s rolling waves, and watch the deer roam the greenery at sunrise.

Wildwood Chalet & Lodge

Nestle yourself in the peaceful wooded valley when you reserve a stay at Wildwood Chalet & Lodge. Surrounded by acres of wooded mountain land, you’ll find being secluded in this rustic sanctuary is nothing short of lakeside paradise. Jump right into adventure and explore miles of the top-rated Allegrippis Trails, cast your line into the lake, or walk across the suspended bridge to the natural wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls at Trough Creek Park.

Lane's Country Homestead and Pine Lodge

Discover your “home away from home” when you rent an 18-century homestead or pine lodge on 146 acres of farmland. The vacation homes at Lane's Country Homestead and Pine Lodge easily accommodate large groups, yet maintain a cozy atmosphere. Spend your days lounging along the lake, swimming in the inground pool, perfect the art of hawk watching, and wind down the evenings gathered around the campfire. Lanes Homestead also offers RV hook-ups with water, sewage, and electric and firewood for the camp fires.

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