What Our Guests Said About Their Stay

The following comments were made by guests that have stayed at Abby's Lake House. The reviews were either written in the guest book or posted at our Home Away or similar vacation rental listings.

January 18 - January 21, 2013

We had a great weekend skiing @ Elk Mountain. We love Abby's Lake House and all its nooks and crannies! Thanks,
The Browns

January 11 - January 13, 2013

We had a great weekend. The house is cozy and near the ski resort. We will definitely come back in the summer to have a taste of the lake.
Josh, Kristen, Cheryl, Angela, Becca, Laurel & Denis

January 4 - January 6, 2013

Thanks for the fun weekend. We had an awesome time. By the way, nice baskets! Love the view of the lake. Thank you for allowing us to share this experience!
Brian & friends

October 25 - October 28, 2012

Steve & I had a great time here. The house was great and we love that it's stocked with so much! Thank you!
We spent our days roaming around all of the back roads! We saw lots of animals, including some interesting belted cattle and buffalo (bison)! I enjoyed my mornings drinking coffee on the porch or outside on the pergola or dock. At night I enjoyed drinking tea and reading in front of the fireplace.
At Clay's suggestion we tried out Bingham's Restaurant. I was hooked! We ate breakfast and dinner there every day! On the way home we are stopping for baked goods. Definitely a hit! We spent a lot of time at Salt Springs State Park too! Definitely worth the hike! It's been a great 4 days! Thanks for an AWESOME place to stay! We gotta head home now to batten everything down before Hurricane Sandy hits us! We love it here! Thanks!
Steve & Emily
Nazareth, PA

October 13 - October 17, 2012

Clay & Lori,
Thank you so much for sharing your awesome lake house with us! We really enjoyed ourselves on our little getaway. We had a great time here. You've made the lake house beautiful and so much fun for all ages.
The Komulas
Susquehanna, PA

September 25 - October 5, 2012

Lori & Clay
What a place! We are so very thankful to have found out about this wonderful hideaway. Nights down at the dock are incredibly relaxing and the row boat was a perfect way to clear the mind. Much thanks to the both of you! The vibe of the kitchen / living room was truly great and made me feel like a kid again. Gas fireplace? Win! Loved being able to come downstairs each morning and have a fire to warm the bones at our fingertips. Thanks again, and we hope to be back to this great place soon.
Harrison , Steve, & John O
Pittsburgh, PA

August 17 - August 21, 2012

Clay & Lori
Thank you for sharing your cozy and charmingly decorated lake house. We enjoyed watching the birds, fishing, boating, and kayaking on the lake. First time kayaking for 4 of us! Great lake to learn on. We liked hiking the rail trail from Herrick center to Forest City. The deli at Union Dale was great! It was so nice to be able to include our 3 canine kids. They loved the lake, so Baily, Tessa & Willow "woof" a very big Thanx! Your prompt attention to the coffee pot issue was appreciated. Gotta have that morning cup! Our only regret is that the week passed by too fast.
The Brown Family
Harrisburg, PA area
PS Chris's 40th birthday dinner at Cooper's was fabulous!!

August 17 - August 24, 2012

Charming lake house! We really enjoyed our stay. Lazy days on the dock + fires at night = a great vacation. The fishing wasn't the greatest; only 2 bass, 1 perch, and 1 sunny all caught off the dock. The birding however was great! Juncos, chickadees, finches and herons all the time. Our favorite birds were the kingfishers (kind of looks like a blue jay). We loved watching them dive in the water and pull out fish. Overall a great time!
The Kelmans, Bloomsburg, NY
Cara, Norwich, NY
Karrin, Tampa Bay, FL
Jet & Champ, the dogs

August 6 - August 12, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at your lake house. It is so peaceful and clean. We only live an hour away so it's going to be very convenient to come back again! We were very surprised at fast the cars (and trucks) go on Forest Road. I can't say enough about the well stocked kitchen. Our relatives came to visit and there was o much to do and enjoy - all of the boats, rafts, fishing, movies & games. My husband and the kids caught bunches of fish. When we didn't feel like cooking, Bingham's came in handy for a home cooked meal. And the Acre Lake General store also had great subs. We had a fabulous time and created so many wonderful memories. Thank you,
The Cranes

August 4, 2012

This is a beautiful house - home away from home. Lots of modern amenities and comforts! Three couples came from all directions and all got lost! Thank you for all your nice guidelines in the manual. You are very gracious hosts.
Deb & Erik, Chantilly, VA
Bryce & Phillis, North Adams, MA
Brian & Carol, Churchville, NY
Oreo the dog

July 14, 2012 - July 28, 2012

Had such a wonderful time! Grounds so beautiful. Peaceful time. Loved listening to the birds each day. It was such a convenient spot to be -close to family. Enjoyed BBQs, swimming and fishing. Canoe was a big hit!
We would love to slow drivers down on this road. Where are they going in such a hurry??? Felt badly leaving so much trash. Could we recycle>
Also much appreciated the rapid response to our toilet problem. You were so quick to find a solution. This does not always happen. Thank you!!
You are generous in your complete stocking of the house. Enjoy your property. We loved the pergola. We'll miss the squirrel!!
Kate & Barry Kulp
Wellsville, NY
Thank you for a swell time. It was relaxing, quiet (with the exception of the speeding cars. Those drivers are crazy!) Thank you for providing so much, it is much appreciated. Love the kitchen! The dog loved watching the squirrel out the window.
Nancy, New York, New York

June 22, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Clay & Lori,
We really enjoyed ourselves. The house is so charming and the grounds beautiful. We had a great time fishing, boasting, canoeing and kayaking. We also had many s'mores around the fire pit and great meals under the pergola. The squirrels at the bird feeder were a hit, very fun to watch. We all felt quite at home. It really was a delight!
Thank you, The Lodwick Family Karl, Wendy, Reese & Graham
Lebanon, PA
Would love to visit again some time!

June 10, 2012 - June 13, 2012

Clay & Lori,
What a wonderful place! We had a great three days full of kayaking, boating, fishing, and relaxing. This trip was the first time our three children kayaked and they loved it!
Our relatives visited during the day, and it was the first time my mother had all 10 grandchildren together. We will never forget our time here, and we hope to be back soon.
Michael & Amy Vadella, Abby, Caitlin, Samatha and Grammy
PS Abby loves the name of "Abby's Lake House"
PPS If you find any sandals in the mud in the lake, they are my wife's!

May 12, 2012 - May 19, 2012

Clay & Lori
We had a wonderful time at your lake house. It was some much needed time away and this was the perfect spot. Just what we needed. We loved the house - stocked with all the amenities and very well decorated. Right down to the nice array of flowers and the full bird feeders right outside the windows. We felt at home here.
Fished every day and caught a ton of fish of al varieties: bass, perch, crappies, bluegill and pickerel.
Watched a bald eagle swoop down and grab his dinner right out of the lake. That was very, very cool to watch!!!
Took some scenic drives. Hit the casino one night. Finished the week with a steak and lobster dinner cooked on your grill and listened to the bullfrogs chattering away.
The perfect ending to a perfect week. I would definitely recommend your place to anyone looking to "getaway". Thanks for sharing your lake house.
Kurt & Wanda, Hatfield, PA

April 22, 2012

Dear Lori & Clay,
What a restful weekend. This was like a rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit. We enjoyed so much the peaceful surroundings, and cozy cottage. This was exactly what we needed at this time. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful haven. It was fantastic!
Thanks again, Steve & Martha

April 4 - April 8, 2012

Dear Clay & Lori,
Thank you so much for opening up your home to us and pulling everything together so last minute. We truly appreciated your hard work. Spent a lovely day at Lackawanna State Park hiking around the lake with the dog. We had a wonderful Easter lunch at Binghams - affordable home cooked meal. Loved the surround sound and played many board games. Had everything we needed right at our fingertips. A bit too windy to take the boats out but enjoyed the fire pit and s'mores.
Thank you, Eric, Lisa Brian & Emma Nelson

March 16 - March 18, 2012

Hi Lori & Clay,
It was intended to be a winter ski weekend at Elk, but the 70F sunshine gave us a summer getaway! Your house is wonderful and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. We took the row boat and canoe out for a lake tour and fished the entire weekend (we caught 7 blue gills!) Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us!
We will be back (sun or snow!)
- Kimberly, Kevin, Mary Kris and John

February 20 - February 25, 2012

Hey Clay and Lori,
Love the attention to detail. Our family has rented homes by owners many times and must tell you that your place is awesome. Many places have no trust and make you feel imprisoned. Here we felt like guests not renters - thank you for that!
Your home is warm, comfortable, and welcoming.
Would love to spend a long weekend on the lake in the summer some time.
I can say we will be back next year for great skiing at Elk.
Great job,
The Barretts from Lynbrook, USA

February 16 - February 20, 2012

It was our second year at Abby's Lake House. A little nervous our winter ski vacation would prove disappointing due to mild winter. But, to our delights, snow upon our arrival and small snow showers almost every day. Once again enjoyed the house. The kids are sad to leave.
Until next year, Enjoy!
- The Watkins Family from Havertown, PA

January 29, 2012

It was like our very own lake house! Thank you so much for providing all the comforts of home. We had a wonderful weekend and hope to come back again and again! We would recommend to any family and friends looking for a great get-away. Thank you for your fabulous hospitality!
- The Morgan Family from South Jersey


Lori & Clay
We had a great stay - it was like staying in someone's home. All the conviences of home were at our fingertips. Thank you so much!
Ski Marsh's
Ski Hocker's
Ski Edmunds
- From Delaware

January 22, 2012

Thanks for a fun stay! We enjoyed our time.
Ski Burton's from Delaware

January 15, 2012

We had a great time this weekend! We went skiing on Saturday and Sunday at Elk. We also loved the upstairs. The dogs liked the "run"! Thanks for letting us rent your lake house!
- From Chloe, Colin, Gillian, Chris, Owen and Mark
- Burt and Popar (dogs)

December 29, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!
We had a great time this weekend skiing and boarding. Arriving to a fully furnished house makes a trip significantly easier. Abby's Lake House served as a convenient base for our weekend.
A good game to play is "Guess the number of baskets".
-Dana, Nora, Kevin, Jeff and Jordan

October 15 - October 20, 2011

We wish we had a place like this! Many charming details.
Especially we loved - the view, the kayak and the fireplace. The only thing missing is a hot tub. :)
We wish you much happiness here.
The Fields Family
Statesville, NC

October 8 - October 11, 2011

Thank you for sharing your lovely lake house with us Lori and Clay. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay. Aside from taking a drive around the area, we basically stayed home, fishing, boating, and simply enjoying the view. It was real quiet and quite comfortable. The weather was just perfect too. The porch was a perfect place to sit by the water and chat the night away. A short trip, but a much needed one. Thanks again. It was an absolute joy.
June and John Hope
Willow Grove, PA

October 3 - October 7, 2011

My wife and I had a great time. Our first vacation in several years and Abby's Lake House is the perfect spot for us to getaway and relax. Everything you need is right here. Well stocked, great relaxing atmosphere, excellent fishing. Just what the doctor ordered. We look forward to returning in the near future.
Joe and Robin Landgrebe
Toby & Sweet Pea (Yorkies)
Hughesville, PA
PS I will miss the kitchen! Enjoyed cooking / baking in it!

September 12 - September 19, 2011

We had a wonderful time at your cozy lake house. Thank you so much for sharing your getaway. We are very grateful for the many memories that we made here. It was exactly what our family needed!
The Mitchells, Roy, Michelle, Zac, Jerret & Serenity, Fort Drum, NY

September 2 - September 5, 2011

We had a really good time at Abby's Lake House! Lori and Clay did an excellent job with the house. We enjoyed the lake and the cozy surroundings! Everything was fully stocked so we didn't even have to eat out. We will definitely be back again and I would recommend this place to all my friends and family! Thanks again Lori, for staying up to give my friends' direction to the house when they got lost.
Cheung Family

August 28, 2011

Fantastic time - impeccable home. We love that you allowed us to share your home and amenities. Went to Harford Fair and Binghams as well as wineries and enjoyed tail of Hurricane Irene.
You took away our stress. We will recommend Abby's Lake House!
Costello & Wen & Chen Families

August 12, 2011

Thanks for the use of the cottage. It was a relaxing week. Everything was fine!
The Flems

July 25 - July 28, 2011

We had a fantastic time. Thank you for sharing your peaceful getaway with us. It was exactly what we all needed. A perfectly cozy house. Beautiful gardens, lots of fun activities on the lake. Dining under the pergola and total enjoyment had by all of us. We decided to come here to celebrate our birthdays - there are 4 of us... and grandbaby's first vacation! And we couldn't have found a more perfect place.
The McLennans
Queens, New York

July 17 - July 24, 2011

Thank you for a wonderful vacation. Your lake house made us feel right at home. Bright, clean and cozy. Very thoughtfully decorated, stocked with everything we needed. We had a great weather all week, possibly the hottest temps in years (in the 90s each day!). We brought along 3 of our kayaks and spent many hours on the lake. The fishing was great, even off the dock. It's such a quiet lake, just a beautiful setting! We loved the pergola. It provided lots of shade and we ate many meals out there. We went to Bingham's for dinner. We highly recommend it, delicious food! We'd love to come back some day!
The Kirshak Family, Carolyn and Ryan too... and Max (the dog).
Tunkhannock, PA

July 11 - July 16, 2011

Thanks for sharing your lake house with us. We loved your great kitchen area, perfect for cooking everything right at your fingertips. We ran into a perfect week weather wise and were able to enjoy the lake and dock for fishing. We also went to snow mountain Water Park as well as Camel Beach water park. I would suggest either for a great family time! Also we enjoyed going to the Cinemark Theatre, next to the Shoppes at Montage in Moosic, PA. Great movie experience there! Xtreme 3D Theatre as well as others. My kids and myself also enjoyed the Cold Stone Creamery thaw nearby there also.All in all, great vacation! Marvelous House.
PS. Great Flowers and Plants about too. I watered for you.
Ed, Rachel and Brandon Dolbow
Wenonah, NJ

July 1 - July 8, 2011

Had a good time fishing on the lake all week. Tuesday night I caught 31 fish (not exaggerated). On the last night of fishing (Thursday night) for the first time in Acre Lake caught a catfish (15inches)! And two calico. During the week my brother and I rode around in his truck to check out the nice scenery here in PA. with amazing mountain views. Also seen some chickens down the road in a pen. As well as a bull in the field. We'll see you next year, as this place now is our vacation getaway from now on.
Jeff Long
Gillette, NJ.

July 1 - July 8, 2011

Thanks for sharing your lovely home. We had a good week - perfect weather. I spent much of my time reading while sitting under the pergola, a new word I learned - never too old to learn something new!
Marilyn Long
East Brunswick, NJ

April 14, 2011

First and foremost I followed your lake rules "Relax, Relax, Relax" and I did "not poke the bear".
Everything was lovely! I couldn't have asked for more. I also followed the instructions on your chair... couch potato. Honestly, it was an amazing place to stay during my break from Binghamton High School.
I shall spread the word of your place to friends. I have a home on Quaker Lake, Brackney, PA. Several people I know want to rent. I shall steer them this way.
As for prospective renters, Abby's is wonderful! Everything you need...kitchen utensils, etc are numerous. I would highly recommend Abby's Lake House to ANYONE! I shall return as well.
Thanks for everything!
Julie Madigan

March 3, 2011

We had a very fun time here! It was nice to come back to a cozy little house! The beds were so comfy. We walked on the lake then we saw cracks and ran off. The first day it was cold but the house was warm.
Michele, Jeff, Ethan and Sarah

February 27, 2011

Thanks for a great time - we enjoyed our weekend here. Had a great day of skiing. The dogs really loved the back yard! House had everything we needed (grid made it all easy to find too!)
Steph, Barry, Chelsea, Brandon, Meredith J, Steve D. and Bayilee and Charlie (dogs)

February 6, 2011

We had a great time here! We spent a lot of time skiing, even though Saturday's weather wasn't great. This house was perfect to come back to after a long day of skiing. We tried to walk on the frozen lake, carefully, of course, but quickly realized that wasn't a great idea. Well I fell through, but just a little, but it was still hilarious. We loved this house and had so much fun this weekend. We would all love to come back!
The Weinbergs, Flicks and Levitans

January 23, 2011

We had a great time skiing at Elk but most of all we had a nice place to stay. It was brutally cold this weekend. One day we work up and took a painful look at the thermometer -6F. Yeh, that's cold. We had great snow. Not only did we have fun on the mountain, there are lots of fun games to play (my favorite game was "Outburst!".
Your enjoying customers,
The Snooks

December 27 - December 29, 2010

Our first time at Abby's Lake House... but not our last!
We spent the day at Elk. First time skiing for our 5 year old. It was cold but she is ready to go again. Our last day we spent by the fire and the kids enjoyed the PS2. We hope to make another trip this winter. But if we can't squeeze in another ski trip we will be back in the summer. The house is wonderful. Happy New Year!
The Watkins Family

October 8 - October 11, 2010

Beautiful fall weather, fishing, good food and a canoe to boot. Fishing off the dock was a real success. I even got in the canoe and made it back without tipping the canoe (success).
Great home with all the amenities! Only thing it needs is an ottoman for the tv area and shades on the side window by the daybed.
Pergola area is a fun place to play cards and games.
Hope to come back again for some relaxation and fishing.
Yost and Dauscher families, Nazereth, PA

September 7 - September 10, 2010

We were looking for a place to get away and relax for a few days. We made a great choice in Abby's Lake House! The house is beautiful and fully stocked - which came in handy. The fishing was excellent. Our first evening here, we caught about 15 fish - bass, perch, sunnies, blue gills and even 2 catfish. Wednesday we took the canoe out and took a tour of the lake. A little windy but sunny. Went fishing (off the dock) and caught another 15 or so. Had a delicious fish dinner! Thursday we drove around and visited some of the little towns in the area. And, of course, more fishing!
It was a short vacation for us but a great one. Thank you, Lori and Clay for opening up your home to us.
Tammie M., Mohnton, PA

September 1 - September 6, 2010

We had soo much fun at Abby's Lake House! We went fishing, canoeing, swimming and so much more. My brother and my mom caught tons of fish. I didn't fish all that much so I caught zero fish. My dad tipped in the canoe twice. We made a fire and roasted marshmallows 3 times. No matter what we were doing at Abby's Lake House, we were always having fun!
Catherine C., Philadelphia, PA.

August 21 -August 28, 2010

This week was very fun to stay at Abby's Lake House. I enjoyed fishing, kayaking, going on fun trips, lazing around, and just having fun. Will, dad and I did not catch anything when fishing but we still had fun. We went to Steamtown one day. We got a ride on the train. We walked around the museum and went to the Steamtown Mall. Then we walked to the Cooper's (a fish place) for dinner. We also tried to go to Salt Springs State park but it rained. We also went to Rails-to-Trails by the viaduct. It was so bumpy and hard to ride. Will fell off his bike, so we went back to the car. We went to Lackawanna State Park. It was sunny and a good day to take a hike. We decided to take the Orchard Trail. We took our dog, Porter. He had a lot of fun. The whole family did. On our last day we wanted to do something really fun. The family decided to do the coal mine tour. We got there just in time. We got the last tour of the day. Our guide was named Kyle. He told us all about the mine and its workers. On our way out of our tour we got front row seats. Going out we walked over to the gift shop. I picked out a big blue geode. Will picked out a bunch of rocks. We drove to Mazar's Bridgeview Restaurant. We had fun out at dinner. But no trains went by on the viaduct. The rest of the week we did stuff around the house. One thing we learned was how to play Racko. So over all, as you can see we had a good week at Abby's Lake House.
See ya.
This was written by Sam F. I am 9 years old. I am in fourth grade at SJE, Morrisville, PA.

July 2010

We come from Arizona every summer to enjoy a few weeks with our extended family in Pennsylvania. Abby's lakehouse was by far the cleanest, nicely upgraded lakehouse we have stayed in nepa. Thoughtfully decorated throughout, flatscreen tvs, garbage bags, spices and even marshmellow forks. All of the beds were comfortable which is very important to our family. There's even a roomy backyard! I would recommend this place to anyone but keep a close watch on younger children around the lake and the cars go a bit fast on the road nearby. Lori was very nice to deal with, and the fishing on acre lake is awesome! My 8 year old son caught more fish then his daddy did. Thanks for sharing your place with us.
AZfamily, Mesa, AZ