Recreational attractions include river rafting, swimming, kayaking, hiking and other outdoor adventures at Ohiopyle State Park; gambling, golfing, swimming, fishing and fine dining at the five-star Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and the new adjoining Lucky Lady Casino. And, from the comfy confines of the rustic residence, dwellers can view the early formation of planet Earth, search for fossils of ancient sea life, go spelunking and cave rappelling at Laurel Caverns.
Overlooking Stony Run Creek, the 2,000-square-foot three story structure is a mountain paradise that lies minutes away from national historic sites and landmarks as well as world class recreation and entertainment.
Nearby is Fort Necessity National Battlefield, where George Washington really slept; Wharton Furnace, which cast crude iron implements and products for the early infrastructure of the United States of America; and Mount Washington Tavern, a way station serving pioneers traveling by Conestoga wagon on the National Road, what today is Route 40.
Owners Patrick and Saundra Denny have put their mountain retreat on the market because they have retired. “Since we lived in West Virginia, it was only a two-and-a-half hour drive to get here. But since we retired, we moved to New York to be closer to our family and that’s a five-hour drive,“ he said. “We have friends in the area and they knew we wanted to build a home. We started looking for property and found it through Ron Lovelace (local Realtor),“ owner Patrick Denny said.
They decided upon a log house “because it fit the atmosphere and the environment,“ of the six-plus-acre property, he added.
“We looked over a period of months at various builders and then visited Mountaineer Log Cabin in Deep Creek. Our home is one of their designs. They sold us the material and hooked us up with one of their builders.
“When we bought the lot, the place they wanted us to build was close to the road. I walked the property and found the site, which is more private and on top of the creek,“ Denny said.
“We love the location and solitude. It wasn’t just coming to the cabin, but also to the area, the Historic Summit Hotel and the various parks around. We took all that into consideration.
“Our friend, who lives in a smaller cabin, loves the area and she introduced us to Ohiopyle State Park and Nemacolin Woodlands.”
Denny added that the thing he and his wife like best about the cabin “is that it is away from the crowd and we can relax and read.” Stony Run Creek meanders along the front of the home and eventually flows into Big Sandy Creek, both fishing steams for local anglers. The property also crosses Wharton Furnace Road and abuts Forbes State Forest and other prime mountain hunting lands.
Inside are a great room with stone wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, a family room/loft above; three bedrooms, utility and mechanical room and a workroom and fully-equipped kitchen. Built half-dozen years ago, the property has recently been placed on the market.
For more information, contact Ron Lovelace at RE/MAX professionals in Uniontown at 724-366-7428 or 724-425-5444