Autumn is quickly approaching and it's arguably the most beautiful season of the year in Pennsylvania. The trees start turning bright vibrant colors, the air is crisp and cool, and the hustle and bustle of summer relaxes into quiet peace and serenity.
Many people like taking vacations into the woodlands around this time to enjoy the fall foliage — and we say that the only thing better than a vacation into the forest is a vacation into the forest with waterfront views. It's a double whammy.
Luckily, that option exists. We have rounded up a list of beautiful Pennsylvania woodland/waterfront properties that you can rent super cheap this fall. So get ready to pack your bags because you won't want to miss your chance to relax and watch the tree's reflections dancing on the water while the fallen leaves swirl around in the wind.
Note: the below search criteria is of a 1-night stay on a weekend in November and does not include cleaning or additional fees - prices are per person if rented to max capacity.
Lake Front Chalet // Pocono Pines
Description: This beautiful lakefront home is in the U.S. top platinum resort, Lake Naomi, and features all modern amenities, new kitchen appliances, 3 spacious bedrooms, fireplace, private dock, sleeping loft, WiFi, and cable also included. The lifeguarded lake has a gradual grade sand bottom from shallow to deep and can be used for swimming, boating, sailing, and kayaking. Additional features: clubhouse, golf course, tennis, activity center and gym, kids programs, indoor and outdoor pools, sailing lessons, gourmet dining, beach bar and restaurants — all within a five minute walk.
Features: 1800 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 baths
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Accessible, Heater, Fireplace, Satellite or Cable, Children Welcome, Washer & Dryer, Hot Tub, Parking, TV, No Smoking
Isle of Que Guest House // Selinsgrove
Description: This charming 2 bedroom home is located on the banks of the Susquehanna River and features a fully furnished kitchen, a waterfront deck, enclosed front porch, air conditioning and a grill. The guest house provides drinks (water, coffee, teas), continental breakfast items, fresh linens, towels/sheets, laundry facilities, guest WiFi, a stereo system, TV, and Netflix — all included in the rental. The outdoor enthusiast and guests can enjoy use of kayaks and bicycles as an added plus. Shuttle service and private dining/catering can be provided upon request for an additional fee for services rendered.
Features: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, Heater, Satellite or Cable, Children Welcome, Washer & Dryer, Parking, TV, No Smoking, Shuttle Service, Catering
Big Boulder Beach/Ski Lodge Condo // Lake Harmony
Description: Lakefront at Big Boulder beach/ski lodge, features free WiFi, a well-stocked kitchen with linens and towels, and two pools — one with limited hours and the other open seven days a week. Bike around the lake on the beautiful three-mile trail, or kayak the lake, listen to your favorite music on Pandora, and watch Netflix and Hulu on big screen TVs in every bedroom! Things to do within a two-mile radius outside of Big Boulder: indoor water park, bowling, arcade, nightlife, restaurants and bars, motor boating, hiking Boulder Field and Hawks Falls. It's also close to the charming and historic town of Jim Thorpe.
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Accessible, Heater, Fireplace, Satellite or Cable, Children Welcome, Washer & Dryer, Hot Tub, Parking, TV
Lake Chalet // Tobyhanna
Description: This newly-renovated lakefront chalet features a wrap-around deck as well as a private dock, all typical kitchen appliances and a coffee machine, flat-screen TVs with cable in the bedrooms and living room, a brick wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, two couches (one folds out into a queen-size sleeper), stereo system, DVD player, books, a main bath with linen closet, full shower/tub enclosure, washer & dryer, a sunroom with windows circling 270 degrees, a full size futon, game table with chairs, two-person pedal boat. You can swim in the private gated-community swimming pool and the lake. Additional entertainment in close proximity is the State Parks, restaurants, wineries, and the casino/racetrack.
Features: 1008 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Amenities: Internet, Pets Welcome, Heater, Fireplace, Satellite or Cable, Children, Welcome, Washer & Dryer, Parking, TV, No Smoking
Four Seasons Chalet // Bushkill
Description: Located in Pocono Mt. Lake Estates, this secluded home is beautifully furnished and fully equipped for comfortable vacation living. Enjoy lake views from the kitchen, living room, loft, and front deck. There are three bedrooms; two downstairs with one bath downstairs and one upstairs in the loft area with a full bath. The upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, TV, and stereo and there are double beds in both downstairs bedrooms. Take advantage of the outdoor seating, grills, lakefront views, and sand between your toes. What's not to love?
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Amenities: Internet, Pets Welcome, Heater, Fireplace, Satellite or Cable, Washer & Dryer, TV, No Smoking
Ivy Cottage // Catawissa
Description: This cottage's motto is less is more — it features an old cottage charm with modern conveniences but without the distractions of telephone and television. This is the perfect getaway for anyone trying to escape reality for a while. Enjoy the woodlands surrounding you from the comfort of the cottage or the treehouse, do a little nature watching, take a hike on the local trails, or do nothing but relax in the hot tub. Don't worry — you're not cut off from the world entirely, the cottage is close to entertainment, State Parks, and eateries.
Features: 1 bedroom, 1 bath
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Hot Tub, TV, Parking, No Smoking, Heater, Firepit, Hammock
Lake Front // Henryville
Description: This cottage is located on Alpine Lake, in the Northeast section of the Poconos. The floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the kitchen and living room are perfect for watching sunrises over the lake, or if you prefer to be outside then you can enjoy the lake views from the raised deck and boardwalk. A kayak and canoe are provided. If you feel like getting cozy, there is a fire pit outside and a fireplace inside. The interior is clean and updated — everything you need to just sit back, relax, and nature watch.
Features: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, Pets Welcome, Fireplace, TV, Satellite or Cable, Children Welcome, Parking, No Smoking, Heater
Lake Cottage // Big Pond
Description: This quaint cottage nestled in the Pennsylvania Endless Mountains is comfortable, relaxing, and peaceful with wonderful views. The wrap around deck overlooks the lake and there is a private dock to launch your own kayak or canoe. The cottage has a rustic charm with modern amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen with the basics for cooking as well as propane and charcoal grills for outdoor cookouts. Perhaps one the of the best qualities of this cottage is the pitter-patter sound of raindrops falling on the metal roof.
Features: 800 sq. ft. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, TV, Washer & Dryer, Parking, No Smoking, Heater, Fire Pit
Riverfront Retreat // Tidioute
Description: From songbirds in the trees to fish jumping in and out of the water, this nature-getaway cottage is surrounded by wildlife and serenity. Keep cozy by the fireplace, watch some TV, and enjoy all the homes amenities. When you're ready to go back out into the real world, check out the local eateries, entertainment, walking trails, State Parks, and more.
Features: 900 sq. ft. 1 bedroom 1 bath
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, TV Satellite or Cable, Children Welcome, Parking, No Smoking, Heater
Pilgrim's Progress Retreat // Lancaster
Description: This newly renovated space is in the heart of Amish country. The large windows provide the perfect view of Amish buggy teams clopping-by, and opening them will allow you to hear the relaxing sounds of the stream that runs just behind the home. This home brings you closer to nature by leaving out many of the modern-world distractions like TV and game systems. There are plenty of places to explore nearby if you need additional entertainment — historic Lancaster City beckons you to participate in its various attractions such as movie cinemas, live theatres, and neighboring amusement parks (Hershey Park, Dutch Wonderland); there's day trips to Gettysburg and Philadelphia; an amazing very nice in-the-country YMCA gym, golf courses galore, art galleries, fantastic museums, and a smorgasbord of restaurants to choose from.
Features: 1 bedroom, 1 bath
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, Washer & Dryer, No Smoking, Heater
Private Lake Oasis // Harveys Lake
Description: This open-floorplan marina view home is located in a private and quiet neighborhood. It features three bedrooms (the master bedroom overlooks the lake and so does the living room), two full bathrooms and one half-bath, a garage for off-street parking, a private deck, grill, modern day appliances and spacious living. The townhome is within walking distance of Pennsylvania's largest natural lake, Harvey's Lake. Take advantage of the swimming and other water-sport opportunities at the lake — and don't forget your camera because the views are spectacular and totally #instagramable.
Features: 2400 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths
Amenities: Internet, Air Conditioning, Heater, Satellite or Cable, Washer & Dryer, Parking, TV, No Smoking
So the real question is, where do you plan on staying and who will you be inviting? Friends, family, bae — or will you get away from it all and just go by yourself? No matter what you choose, you definitely do not want to miss out on these spectacular Pennsylvania waterfront rentals.