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Rivendell Retreat


LeRaysville, PA   Offered for sale at $250,000
 

We hate to sell our Rivendell. It is a unique place that we fell in love with immediately in the summer of 1996 when we first saw it. If it is the place for you, you too will know.

Located in the beautiful Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania, Rivendell is situated on 11 acres with 650 feet of frontage on the Wyalusing Creek which flows into the Susquehanna River at a distance just right for a good kayaking trip. When we're at Rivendell we keep our kayaks tied up at the bottom of the dock. The one mile ride downstream from the bridge to the front of Rivendell's dock is gorgeous. The creek is full of wild life, herons, owls, all kinds of birds, wood ducks, deer, and even bear. Rivendell is quiet and peaceful, with only one farm down the road beyond it.

Rivendell is a large log home, larger than most people are looking for as a family home. We had a large family, elderly parents moving in with us, and we were looking for a place to host retreats. Rivendell was originally built as a home for a drug rehabilitation ministry, so it was built to house large numbers. We re-designed the institutional kitchen into a homier kitchen, added on an in-law apartment, built a pleasant dock overlooking the creek, and erected a barn with its own well and a chicken coop. We raised pigs, chickens, sheep, and cows at Rivendell and had a large vegetable garden.

Rivendell is big enough to serve as a bed and breakfast or retreat center. We housed 40 young people there one summer for a camp as well as numerous church retreats. Right now Rivendell is set up with enough beds for thirty. (If you are interested in keeping the beds we are open to selling some of them as well.) It is beautiful enough to host weddings.

Rivendell with its large open Great Room, the library/rec room, a large mud room, a rustic old stage and benches set up on the second story of the barn, a very friendly wrap around porch with beautiful views, and its inviting dock, makes a marvelous family friendly home that creates an environment that is conducive to the peace, healing and rich fellowship found in Tolkien's description of Rivendell, although we freely admit our Rivendell is not as extravagant and stunning as the movie version. But for us, this humble rustic version of Rivendell was a match for Tolkien's descriptions of Elrond's House:"For a while the hobbits continued to talk and think of the past journey and of the perils that lay ahead; but such was the virtue of the land of Rivendell that soon all fear and anxiety was lifted from their minds. The future, good or ill, was not forgotten, but ceased to have any power over the present. Health and hope grew strong in them, and they were content with each good day as it came, taking pleasure in every meal, and in every word and song." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring)

We hope that the next owners of Rivendell will be as blessed as we have been even if they change its name.



Property Details
  • Potential Inn
  • 6 Guest Rooms
  • 4 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1987
  • Building is 4,200 SQFT
  • Lot is 11 Acres
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Financial Details
  • Offered for sale at $250,000
Contact Information
  • To learn more contact Steven Hake
  • Email: srhake@phc.edu
  • Phone: 304724-1226