Sometimes you have to escape to nature, enjoy the mysteries of the forests, feel the cool water of Raystown Lake on your feet, and enjoy the sound of the wind in the trees. Raystown Lake vacation rentals bring you closer to nature, refreshing the body, relaxing the mind, and freeing the spirit whether you choose a beautiful log home, cozy chalet, quaint cabin, remodeled farm house, or a luxurious lake home. Trees blanket the shoreline, making boating a unique, peaceful experience. From the lake to small-town charm, to exciting trails, to caverns, and pristine trout streams, find adventure around every bend at Raystown Lake. Take a look at this list of awesome vacation rental locations to help you plan your visit.

1. Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

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Discover your ideal getaway from the pressures of urban and modern living. Romantics, nature lovers, newlyweds on a honeymoon, or families with children find an oasis of pleasure and peace among the many vacation rental options available in Huntingdon. Experience an elegant log home within a few hundred yards of the lake shore, or rent a modest house in town to fulfill your family’s needs. Your vacation rental puts you within five miles of breathtaking Lincoln Caverns for exploring, or within easy walking distance of the lake for swimming and snorkeling. Your biggest task to is choose which place you want.

2. Entriken, Pennsylvania

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Travel the back roads to hear the Whippoorwill, the elusive night bird that signals day is done and it’s time to relax. Retreat to a log cabin vacation rental in the woods in Entriken, just 10 minutes from the closest boat launch on the lake at the Raystown Marina. Since you’re so close, stop by the marina to rent some paddle boards and set out for an afternoon of hilarity on the water with the kids. Paddles and life jackets come with the boards, so have fun.

3. Near Seven Points Marina

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Put the suitcases down and explore the path to the lake to give everyone some exercise after riding in the car. When you opt for a vacation rental near the Seven Points Marina, you can be within a 20 minute or less walk to the lake. Rent a boat and a boat slip for days upon days of cruising, fishing, and picnicking on the open waters of the lake.

4. Snyder’s Run Boat Ramp

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Step back in time and enjoy a cozy vacation rental chalet in the woods within five minutes of the Snyder’s Run Boat Ramp on the north end of the lake, close to the dam. Relax on the deck and watch deer, squirrels, and birds pass through your yard and the forest around the property. This area of the lake is only about five minutes from the Juniata River, where canoeing and tubing make excellent adventures. Or, go trout fishing in the river’s clear, cool waters. Tie a little rowboat at the dock at the end of your path to the lake and enjoy a peaceful morning down there.

5. Cassville, Pennsylvania

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Bond with your kids and relax amid rural farming landscapes in Cassville while creating some lasting memories. Settle into a lovely vacation rental home where you can sit on the porch and watch the birds and butterflies. Take the kids walking to identify wildflowers, weeds, and trees. Let them run barefoot through the lush, green grass and enjoy a horseshoe contest. The lake is seven miles away, so catch some fish to filet and fry up for dinner. The quaint little town of Cassville also has antique stores, so you can pick up souvenirs to remember your trip by.

6. North Side of Raystown Lake

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Exhale. You’ve just driven a few hours through a time warp to end up seven miles from Huntingdon and light years away from the daily grind, and here you are at your peaceful vacation rental on the northeastern side of Raystown Lake. All you can hear are the sounds of your footsteps, the birds, and gentle breezes blowing through the trees. Walk a few hundred yards to the lake and turn your littlest angler loose to catch the first fish of the vacation. Be sure to snap a picture for the photo album, as you see your little one’s face light up.

7. James Creek, Pennsylvania

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Bring your mountain bikes to your vacation rental in the James Creek area on the southeast side of the lake. Experience the world-class Allegrippis Trails that feature over 30 miles of stacked-loop trails built for use by mountain bikers, hikers, and cross-country skiers. Cross the Allegrippis Ridge to reach the lake, which is about a two-mile trek, to go fishing.

8. Aitch, Pennsylvania

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Lose yourself in the harmony and solitude of nature on the northwestern shore of the lake when you choose a vacation rental cottage in the Aitch area, a town that is now submerged due to the creation of the lake in 1973. Enjoy mountain vistas from your front porch overlooking the lake. Walk down the path to enjoy your private boat launch access to the lake. Sit quietly to see the occasional blue heron searching for fish.

9. Saxton, Pennsylvania

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Experience a unique vacation rental cabin overlooking Juanita River, within five miles of the lake depending on where your unit is located. Visit Heritage Cove Resort in Saxton to rent canoes or kayaks for leisurely floats along the river, or ask about white water rafting adventures. If you prefer to stay in town, opt for a comfortable and modern vacation rental house close to shopping and gas.

10. Marklesburg, Pennsylvania

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Hide out in a comfortable vacation rental home in Marklesburg, just five miles south of the Seven Points Recreation Area beach, which is located at the north end of the lake. Take the kids to the beach for a day of fun making sand castles, or enjoy a tasty lunch in the picnic area.