Blue skies lodge – 10 acre star gazing fiel… – vrbo electricity grid uk

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Nestled on a hilltop, amidst 50 acres of forests and meadows, is a secluded retreat known as BLUE SKIES LODGE. Far away from the noise of traffic, the glare of street lights and the madness of shopping malls, is a quiet place where you can REST, RELAX and RECHARGE.

Our completely-renovated first floor features a fully-equipped kitchen, six-seat dining area and cozy den. The elegant red-and-gold-themed bedroom boasts a sumptuous queen-sized bed. The spacious bathroom includes a convenient laundry center, towels, soap and personal toiletries.

Climb the wide staircase to the Lodge-style Gathering Room, with front and rear access to the wrap-around deck. Have a seat at the built-in bar for a drink and a chat, play a rousing game of foosball or a quiet board game, or wander out onto the deck to enjoy our magnificent Northern Pennsylvania scenery.

Located on the same parallel (41 degrees N) as Cherry Springs State Park, a Dark Sky Preserve, BLUE SKIES LODGE has a 10-acre open field with magnificent viewing capabilities. Bring your telescope – or just your eyes and a blanket. You will be amazed at the number of stars you can see here!

Coudersport is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, 110 miles (180 km) east by south of Erie, on the Allegheny River. The population was 1,530 in 1890; 3,217 in 1900; 3,100 in 1910. The population at the 2000 census was 2,650. It is the county seat of Potter County.

The Allegheny River finds its headwaters on Cobb Hill, just east of Coudersport, approximately 10 miles south of the New York border. It flows west through Coudersport, then turns north into western New York, looping westward across southern Cattaraugus County for approximately 30 miles, past Portville, Olean, St. Bonaventure University and Salamanca and flowing through Seneca Indian Nation lands close to the northern boundary of Allegany State Park before re-entering northwestern Pennsylvania approximately 20 miles southeast of Jamestown, New York.

Coudersport is home to a 5,000-member, Scottish Rite Consistory, the largest in the Scottish Rite by per capita membership. It is also home to many small businesses, from doctors, dentists and lawyers to restaurants, hotels, motels, inns and rental cabins.

The Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP) is a sports and recreation park which was begun in the 1960s by a group of town leaders (including Dr. William L. Mitchell, a local veterinarian). It contains a football field with track and field capabilities, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and hiking trails.

The fictional town of Farringdon, depicted in the Judy Bolton detective series by Margaret Sutton, is based on Coudersport, where Ms. Sutton grew up and attended school. The school, town hall, and several recognizable residences are described in her books. Judy Bolton Days, an annual festival honoring the books of the late Margaret Sutton, is hosted each October by the local Chamber of Commerce.

We just returned from a weekend at Blue Skies Lodge and I can’t say enough positive things about it — not even a day of freezing rain and cloudy skies could spoil the peace, beauty and coziness of this property. Chris and Kate were extremely flexible, responsive, and helpful throughout the rental process, and "The World’s Best Handyman" Bob Anderson was a wonderful help and guide as we arrived after dark. The photos don’t do the house justice — it is beautiful, well-equipped, and was cozy enough for a couple but spacious enough for a group of friends. The property and especially the observation field were the highlight of the stay — wonderful views, plenty of walking trails, and no neighbors in sight. We had one clear night, and the stars were as amazing as advertised. If you’re looking for a bit of civilization, the town of Coudersport was a quick drive and had delicious, inexpensive food options and incredibly friendly people.

We quickly realized we needed a lot more than a weekend to explore the surrounding area, and are hoping to return to see some of the other seasons. We did a lot of research on the lodging options in the area before our trip, but no more — this will be our first and only choice for as long as Chris and Kate are willing to share!

-The rental agreement warns about needing 4WD in the winter months to make it up the private driveway — listen to them! It was no problem in an SUV but I would be careful even in a heavy rain if you don’t have 4WD. Our friends ended up having to hike up after an unusually bad ice storm — it’s steep, but short enough that a fit person could do it if necessary.