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Wapiti Woods

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5186 River Road, Along SR 555 and the Elk Scenic Drive, Benezett, PA 15868
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Wapiti Woods
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, I will start by saying this, Steve went above and beyond with our stay (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; mid-ice storm). I called him up at 1800 hours Friday night, asked if he could accommodate myself and significant other. This being way past typical check in, and myself being 2 hours away, I did not expect him to say... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

cabin 8 was very modern with new appliances, well stocked. the bedding was good quality. the hot tub was awesome, right next to wood stove. had heat in cabin also. the bathroom was very large as well. the only thing I would say is the floor is like pebbles in cement. there are many area rugs but you will want,... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Wapiti Woods is a beautiful, well planned out facility. The cabins are clean & equipped with anything you need for a getaway in the woods. You are in the woods, so even though cabins are spotless, "wood creatures" are around, so be prepared to squish the occasional spider. The woodstoves work REALLY well, so easy on stoking them with wood...we... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

We certainly do apologize for that sulpher smell that currently exists in the water. The problem has just recently cropped up and come to light. We are working to rebed the system filters to minimize that smell. The mineral smell you experience is a result of acquiring our water source from the ground via a well. This area has been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at cabin # 6. Cabin #1 is the furthest away from the parking lot. The cabin was very clean and I (and my crew) am very picky. This was NOT a dirty old cabin. This is a nice, new cabin with a lot of detail put into the design. They have a lot of extra's that can be... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our guest cabins at Wapiti Woods. Keeping all vehicles off of the cabin grounds and away from the cabins has been a big plus for the overall ambiance of the cabins and improves the overall safety on the grounds. We agree that it is a bit different from other cabin type accommodations but it... More 

Lancaster, PA
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11 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Summary: The design and location of the grounds is nearly perfect for people looking to get away to nature for a few days. Steve does an outstanding job of providing all the information his guests will need to plan their visit on his web site. However, there were several details that we believe could have been done better, especially for... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

Thank you for your extensive write-up and review of our guest cabins at Wapiti Woods. To address each section of your review – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (although we would differ with the comment of “Haphazard execution”)…… The Good: Thank you for that overall review of what we have to offer – ambiance, location, solitude, access, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been coming here since 2012. This year marks our 3rd trip. I can't say enough about Wapiti Woods. It's become our yearly get away. Wapiti Steve has become a household name. The cabins are very clean and the atmosphere is astounding. Despite the reviews of construction, this is expected during an expansion and didn't ruin... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

Thank you, Jessica, for your comments. We will be seeing you this coming weekend and all is ready. Look forward to seeing you and we are certainly looking forward to a nice, late fall getaway for you.l Wapiti Steve :-) Wapiti Woods More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was looking for a cabin for some friends to get together for my boyfriend's birthday. I wasn't looking for something this nice, but the fact that they had family cabins that slept 6 (plus a full sized futon in the living room that could sleep an extra person), and that it was fully stocked sold me. I felt the... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review and comments. The only problems you noted were some issues accessing the Wi-Fi and lack of local cell phone service. The original cabin grounds (Cabins #1-6) are WiFi serviced with a set of three expanders placed through the grounds. That system has been a little problematic, at times, but it does have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just wanted to give a great big Thanks for a fantastic weekend June 6-8th at your Cabins. What a great place to “run away” to. Lots of hiking around and elk to see, then to come back to VERY clean accommodations and peace and quiet. Loved that there were no vehicles right outside your door to wake you at odd... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

Thank you for that fantastic review of our guest cabins and about your experience in the area. We look forward to seeing you again, soon. Steve & Coleen K. Wapiti Woods More 

DuBois, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed in a romance cabin for a "pre-honeymoon" the owner was very nice. the cabin itself was beautiful and clean the woodburner was very nice beside the jacuzzi tub. there is no cell service which is perfect for a getaway from life like we were looking for. the cabin has heat but i turned it off and used the... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

Thank you for your favorable review. We do note in our “Cabin Stock List and Guest To-Bring List,” found on our website at www.wapitiwoods.com, that camp slippers or shoes are recommended. We know that an aggregate stone finish might be harder on some of our guest’s bare feet, but wanted a flooring surface that would stand up to, and make... More 

Coaldale, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

My hysband and I stayed here from October 26th to the 29th. Cabins are very clean and well maintained. Owners are very friendly. We loved our stay in Elk county and cabin #1. I read some reviews were it said "no cell phone service "and "had to walk to our cabin from parking area", if you do your homework and... More 

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WapitiWoods, Owner at Wapiti Woods, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and comments. We wonder if we need to more prominently note the nonexistent cell phone service, cable / dish TV access and inability to drive onto the cabin grounds on the Wapiti Woods website (these items have been noted on our website since we opened in 2003). We do believe that the lack of... More 

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