"Recently my girlfriend and I stayed at Herbies and had a great time. It was a great place to get away from it all but still enjoy the comforts of home. It is peaceful, quiet, and the owners thought about just about everything and were always happy to help.
Herbies is very close to Ricket's Glenn state park, which is a beautiful place to hike and see waterfalls, and is also located fairly close to a number of other attractions such as Knobles amusement park.
I highly recommend a stay a Herbies, we may very well be back ourselves."
Our family of 6 recently stayed at Herbie's Hideaway for 3 nights. We did not want to go home! We were looking to get away from it all, and that is exactly what Herbie's Hideaway gives you!
As soon as we arrived, all of our stress melted away. The sounds of the creek are so relaxing... the only thing missing was a hammock! ;o) The creek is very accessible... no steep hike to get to it! We opened all of the windows and enjoyed the sounds of the rushing creek from almost every room in the house!
There was no TV... Yeah! There was so much to do... books to read, cards, board games AND outdoor games to play, and puzzles to put together. They even had crayons, beginner reader books, etc... for the younger ones! We hiked, played in the creek, and visited Rickett's Glen State Park. The scenery is beautiful. We went swimming in the lake on top of the mountain at Rickett's Glen. We played on the beach, soaked in the sunshine... Can we stay here forever? ;o) We had more to do than there was time for!
We thoroughly enjoyed cooking over an open campfire every night. There is a grill too. We loved eating out on the picnic table and unwinding on the deck... all it needed was a hot tub! ;o)
Rich and Marie are so nice, friendly, and accommodating. You can't ask for better people! Super!
When we come back, our biggest need for a longer stay, will be a washer/dryer. After all, there are 6 of us! ;o)
We highly recommend Hebie's Hideaway. There's so much to do outside of Herbie's too. We simply did not have enough time to do it all. This is a great location to get away to, and also to enjoy the many various activities nearby. There is an amusement park, etc... The price, location, and hospitality is unbeatable!
Thanks Rich & Marie! You're going to be busy, busy, busy once the word gets out about Hebie's Hideaway! May God continue to bless you!
Marie, We had a great time. I suggest you put a photo or two of the falls on your site so people can see how beautiful it is. Review below:
Our extended family wanted to spend a long weekend hiking the falls at Rickett's Glen. It is difficult to rent one of the cabins in the park so I looked on the web and found Herbie's Hideaway. We rented sight unseen and were delighted with what we got. My wife was thrilled with how clean it was and our children loved making a fire(wood included) at night. The setting is tranquail and only 10 minutes from the park. Thanks Marie!
Thanks so much for an enjoyable week- again everything went well and we do plan on returning in the future.
Heres our review:
Rich and Marie:
If you want a place that is away from the crowds even the camping crowd that stay at Ricketts Glenn State Park- Herbies Hideaway is the place for you and your family. We just reurned from a fantastic week and will be planning our next vacation - next year again at HHaway. Plain and simple- its a great find and would highly recommend the place for any special getaway.
We have stayed at Ricketts Glenn State Park at the cabins for the past several years and that always worked out fine but the big difference in staying at HHaway is that you have a 4 bedroom - big kitchen and family room with a deck that overlooks a beatiful forest with a stream where trout can be caught. Our kids loved the stream being able to wade and walk along the stream of course wearing water shoes. The other great feature of HHaway is that it is within a 10 minute drive to Ricketts Glenn State Park where you will find the most scenic waterfalls and challenging hiking- but its all worth it.
....and of course to top it all off is your gracious hosts- Rich and Marie. These two folks think about everything to make your stay quite comfortable including charcoal briquets for the new BQ grill to grill your favorite steak. I also had the pleasure of meeting Paul- their son who stopped by one evening to talk about conservation of the land and how proud he was of all of the hard work that was accomplished to offer such a great place in honor of Herbie.
We really enjoyed our weekend getaway to Herbie's Hideaway. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Just wish our stay was longer. We will definitely be back. It's really a home away from home. We enjoyed our time around the house just as much as our visits to nearby Ricketts Glen State Park. The night sky was amazing...hard to believe those stars are there all the time (we just don't get to see them at home). We had a wonderful time! Thanks for everything.
My boyfriend and I rented out Herbie's Hideaway for the week of New Years 2008 with a few of our friends. We had an incredible time. We found the cabin to be very spacious, well-kept, and very clean upon our arrival. Marie and Rich made sure that anything we would need during our stay-- from firewood to dishes to hand soap were there for our use. They really thought of everything and were very accommodating. The group of us had a great time-- every afternoon we lit a campfire in one of the fire pits for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. We cooked dinner outside every night on the grill or the campfire too. During the day we spent time hiking with our dogs in the surrounding woods. We also took a few trips to Glen Ricketts Park to hike on the trails or take in the beautiful view of the waterfall. My boyfriend and I (and our friends) would definitely recommend a stay at Herbie's Hideaway to anyone looking to get away from it all, enjoy nature, and roast a few marshmallows :) It was a great vacation. Marie and Rich are extremely thoughtful and sweet. We would absolutely stay at Herbie's Hideaway again.
We recently rented Herbie's Hideaway over the holiday with our friends and we would just like to tell you what a great experience it was. We live in the area, but wanted to spend a few days in the outdoors with our friends and this was the perfect location. We frequent Rickett's Glen during all seasons and you can't go wrong with a visit and hike there any time of the year. We, however, chose to stay right on the property and enjoy it. We didn't need to leave. The location is just perfect with the stream and forest to explore. We hiked the trails and along the Huntington Creek and it was just beautiful. Being that it was cold and we are outdoor people, we enjoyed our nights by the fire pit, which was stocked with plenty of wood. It was large enough for all eight of us to comfortably sit around and enjoy the warmth.
Herbie's itself was spotless, although we spent very little time in the house. We are very big cooks and bakers and the kitchen could use a few more baking supplies (pans, measuring cups, measuring spoons, ect.) but other than that, the kitchen provided our more than one cook families to comfortably move around and prepare all meals while enjoying spending time together.
Since Herbies is pet friendly, our friends were able to bring their dog, which is a part of both of our families and that just added to our enjoyment. Having to leave a pet home just takes something away from a vacation for us. It turns out that when it was time to leave, she did not want to get in their vehicle. It was actually funny. We think she may have had the best time of all.
Overall we would recommend Herbie's to any outdoor lovers. Great location, privacy and spotlessly clean.
Thanks, Marie you can count on us coming back sometime next year. As for a review, here it is. We absolutely loved every moment we spent at Herbie's Hideaway. The house is very comfortable and the peace and quiet are totally amazing! Every time I stepped outside and looked around at the beautiful surroundings I was grateful that we found the place. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. Truthfully, this was the most relaxing vacation experience we had ever had! We look forward to returning next year. Sincerely, Glenn and Karen
Thank you so much for the use of "Herbies". Our family had a wonderful week. You are great people to rent such a nice property. Our girls loved catching all the little critters and playing in the creek. We can't wait for another trip here. Karen and Troy