Indian Lake lakeside A-Frame with dock


Entire cottage hosted by Jeff

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
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Totally rebuilt in ‘13, this was one of the first at Indian Lake. Built by Beth's Grandfather (a partner in the development of Indian Lake) as the trees were still being cleared for the lake bed, this cozy and comfortable spot has been a summer family favorite for generations... be our guest and see why!

It's an excellent work-remote location with fast wifi and plenty of peace and quiet.

Check out our Palmer’s Paradise townhouse on AirBnB too!

The space
A short walk through a gently sloping grassy park lot (~150 yards) past a volleyball court to your dock on the lake. You'll enjoy the great view of Indian lake from the front porch. There's a stone fire pit with log seats out front and plenty of wood for roasting marshmallows over the campfire. Your dock is great for swimming and launching 2 included kayaks and a paddle boat but the slip is too small for docking a full-sized boat. It's a great spot to get out on the lake to enjoy it's full beauty!

Our classic a-frame with a large addition sleeps 2 adults in the master bedroom with a king sized bed and a full master bathroom and a cozy loft that sleeps 4 (though 4 adults would be pretty tight) with a full size and 2 twin beds. Note that wooden loft steps are steep and not really suitable for small children or those with disabilities. A full bathroom with shower and handmade spalted maple vessel sink adjoins the living room.

Wake up in the master bedroom on a comfortable king size bed to a view of the lake and large Victorian garden. Stack washer and dryer as well as a large closet and 50" flat screen with basic cable TV.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic top stove, coffee maker, toaster and disposal.

Relax in the living room with a cozy freestanding gas stove, large picture window with a great view and 50" flat screen with basic cable TV.

There’s a 12,000 btu portable air conditioner (the kind on wheels that vents out a window) in summer months keeping the main room of the a-frame comfortable. A ceiling fan in the master bedroom and another in the a-frame peak also help keep it comfortable during the hottest summer days. Most Indian Lake nights, even in summer, are lovely for sleeping with the windows open but these definitely help on those occasions when it gets super hot.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Lake view
Park view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
55" TV with premium cable

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews


Where you’ll be

Central City, Pennsylvania, United States

Indian Lake is one of the best-kept secrets in Western Pennsylvania. A laid back place where families and friends enjoy mountain air, sparkling clear lake water and all that the Laurel Highlands has to offer.

Just a short drive up the PA turnpike from Pittsburgh and a comfortable trip from D.C. or Baltimore too.

Note that Indian Lake is a rural area. The nearest stores are in Shanksville (4 miles) at Snida's General Store with awesome pizza; Buckstown (5 miles) at Duppstadt's Country Store and Dollar General (3 miles) at Reel's Corner. Larger (but still small) towns with more stores and restaurants are Somerset (14 miles) and Bedford (23 miles). Bedford has a good number of wonderful locally-owned pubs & restaurants.

Here's a great video about all there is to do and see in Somerset County, Pennsylvania:

Nearby are:
-Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville
-Quecreek Mine Rescue site
-Indian Lake Golf Club (18 hole course; the first ever designed by Arnold Palmer)
-North Winds Indian Lake public 18 hole golf course
-Indian Lake Resort/Restaurant/Hotel (Tuesday: trivia night, Wednesday: Open mic night, Thursday: karaoke night, Sunday brunch)
-QBC microbrewery and whiskey lounge in Lodge lower level
-Indian Lake Marina
-Mountain Ridge All Terrain Vehicle park
-Green Gables & The Mountain Playhouse
-Bedford Springs Hotel
-Lincoln Highway (Route 30)
-Gravity Hill
-Whitehorse Brewing microbrewery

Hosted by Jeff

  1. Joined in January 2019
  • 98 Reviews
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Beth and I are life-long Indian Lake residents with one AirBnB there and one in Siesta Key FL.

Beth's grandfather and father were partners in the development of Indian Lake at the start. Our 3 grown sons were all born when we lived year-round in the house next door to our AirBnB A-Frame and we still spend most of the summer there. Otherwise, we live in Pittsburgh. Beth keeps a large and lovely garden between those two houses at the lake. Jeff plays guitar and sings for fun and has been known to strum it fireside from time to time...

Siesta Key has been a vacation destination for Beth's family since her grandfather made a wrong turn on the way to Venice back in the 50s and wound up buying beachfront property just off the Stickney Point Bridge near the Point of Rocks. In 2021 we realized our dream of having a place of our own in this beach paradise.

Beth is my way-better half of 30+ years. Our houses reflect not just her decorating style but also her vision for a total rework of a building's structure. If you're impressed with the results of her vision, you'd be blown away to see her in action as she does much of the labor herself including demolition, drywall, painting, carpentry and tile. I always say Beth should host her own HGTV show...
Beth and I are life-long Indian Lake residents with one AirBnB there and one in Siesta Key FL.

Beth's grandfather and father were partners in the development of Indian…

During your stay

We own the house next-door to this A-frame and are there most of the summer. We're accessible there or by phone if necessary.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy