Moon Lake Cottage, Ashland PA

Ashland, Pennsylvania

Enjoy lake community living in a newly renovated cottage located a short drive from New York and Philadelphia. Moon Lake is located just a short walk from your doorstep. Guests have full access to the lake, use of 3 boats, a campfire pit and a hiking trail. You'll catch plenty of fish (catch and release only). Relax on the deck and enjoy the sounds of the stream that cuts through the property.

There are day trip options which include Knoebel's Amusement Park, Pioneer Coal Mine Tour, Yuengling Brewery Tour and Hollywood Casino.



  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling


  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours


  • Mountain View


  • Boat
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Golf
  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden


  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Stove


  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

42 Reviews

    Five stars review isn't enough

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2021
    Submitted Jun 30, 2021

    The cabin is picture perfect! We stayed at this cabin a couple of years ago, it is hard to imagine it any better, but they did it. The house is beautifully appointed, comfortable, family friendly and perfectly clean! My only suggestion to make your stay more comfortable is to bring a travel clock, if you don't sleep next to your phone. And bring a tall man or a step stool to reach the some of the dishes;) This is an ideal place to stay and can't wait to come back.

    Well done

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2021
    Submitted Jun 15, 2021

    Our family needed a place to stay for just one night, and we found this property to be well situated and the cabin was exceptionally clean, neat and well-organized. Thank you!

    Great cabin

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2021
    Submitted Jun 10, 2021

    It’s a wonderful and clean property with lots of great little extras! We would definitely stay again!


    5/5 Stayed Apr 24, 2021
    Submitted Apr 26, 2021

    Beautiful cabin we tent places to stay multiple times a year and this has been the cleanest cabin ever! Was super nice cabin.

    Experienced peaceful day away from the city life

    5/5 Stayed Mar 13, 2021
    Submitted Mar 14, 2021

    Really good.

    it's an awesome experience

    5/5 Stayed Mar 12, 2021
    Submitted Mar 24, 2021

    Just enjoyed the surroundings and if you are planning try to reach before sun set

    The cabin was absolutely beautiful and so was the view!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 5, 2021
    Submitted Mar 8, 2021

    It was wonderful no problems at all!

    Perfect get away.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 12, 2021
    Submitted Feb 14, 2021

    We had such a good time here, don’t follow the GPS though! Contact Matt he and his father Ray are extremely helpful!! The house was perfect and the walk to the lake in the snow was beautiful!!


    5/5 Stayed Jan 15, 2021
    Submitted Jan 17, 2021

    Awesome cabin, fully stocked, great time...

    Great weekend by the water

    5/5 Stayed Jan 8, 2021
    Submitted Jan 10, 2021

    We were lucky to find this cute cabin to serve as our home away for the weekend. We wanted a place where we could cook our own meals and have a peaceful weekend. This cabin was perfect! It sits off the beaten path near Moon Lake and has a nice little stream running through the yard out back. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed for meals, the furniture was comfy, and the BBQ grill on the patio was a nice bonus. Overall, we will definitely return for another stay.

    Cozy Spot

    5/5 Stayed Dec 2, 2020
    Submitted Dec 19, 2020

    Listing is accurate. A+

    Moon Lake

    5/5 Stayed Nov 20, 2020
    Submitted Dec 3, 2020

    4 high school friends scattered around Pa and NJ wanyed to have a reunion weekend in a cabin in the woods. This place was the perfect place for us since its sort of remote and sort of in the middle of all of us. The cabin is surrounded by mountains and sits yards away from a little lake. A very cool setting for sure. Despite being November we had pretty good weather. We spent most of the time sitting around the awesome fire pit that is across a little bridge from the house. The stream underneath it was crystal clear! We also explored Cenralia, which is 10 minutes away. The kitchen was small but perfect for us to cook pizzas and breakfast and even play cards. We all had a great time and enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

    It was great!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 29, 2020
    Submitted Nov 1, 2020

    Has everything we needed, didn’t even have to bring that much stuff with us, it was very well cleaned and organized. The bed is so comfortable and had enough blankets to keep us warm through a blizzard. We will definitely be coming back in the spring for our annual trip to Knoebels!

    Great Get away

    5/5 Stayed Oct 3, 2020
    Submitted Oct 7, 2020

    Matt, Thank you so much for all your help while checking in (just me being stupid) The cabin was very clean and well stocked.Enjoyed talking with you Dad on numerous occasions. Looking forward to next spring when we can bring our two grandsons. Have a great holiday season. Terry & Ginny Shockey

    Beautiful Cabin

    5/5 Stayed Sep 7, 2020
    Submitted Sep 29, 2020

    We had a nice time and everyone there was really friendly. Great cabin and loved the fire pit.

    Beautiful home by the lake

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2020
    Submitted Sep 8, 2020

    We had a great time staying at moon lake. The house was lovely, the neighbors were friendly, and the lake was beautiful. Amenities were great and easily accessible.

    Awesome UTV weekend

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2020
    Submitted Feb 22, 2021

    We took our 2 kids ages 7 and 2 on a weekend trip to the cabin and went in our UTV at AAOA trails. The cabin was perfect and exactly what we needed. It was cozy, comfortable, super close to AAOA, and had everything we needed. The kids had an amazing time, they loved the fire pit and the bunk beds. We can't wait to go again! The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    To our host Matt & family

    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2020
    Submitted Jul 16, 2020

    Thank you very much for allowing us on your property for this days. The cabin was amazing we didn’t have to go out of town to have much fun. The cabin was very clean. We will definitely come back, it is a perfect place to get away. With see you soon God bless you always! Steven Ribot and family

    Great place

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2020
    Submitted Jul 9, 2020

    We enjoyed our time in this place, it was super clean, comfortable, and everything that we need. The kitchen, bathroom and rooms are equipped with all you need. There is a deck with grill and also a fire pit to enjoy in the night. Thank you Matt we enjoy your place so much!

    Awesome little cabin

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2019
    Submitted Oct 15, 2019

    The location was great and the cabin itself was very nice and the decor was very cute. Our only complaints are that the beds (double bed and pull out couch bed) were very uncomfortable and the kitchen appliances did not work that well. It look almost an hour for the oven to cook one pan of bacon and the toaster oven kept shutting off when we were trying to make toast. Our favorite things were the large fire pit and huge propane grill. I would definitely stay here again!

    Warm n Cozy

    4/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2019
    Submitted Sep 8, 2019

    The cabin was perfect, very warm n cozy. It was perfect for what I needed.

    Can I give a 6 star review?

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 8, 2019

    Ummm, I don't think I can adequately explain how much we loved this cottage. As the busy parent who sits in traffic, it was simply delightful to stay in a quiet, beautiful serene environment, inside and out. My city dwelling kids loved jumping in the stream, watching the ducks and running free. The house was well appointed with everything you would need for a pleasant stay. The beds were comfortable and the linens were plenty. (I might bring an extra blanket next time) If you are looking for tranquility, then grab a book and fill the gas tank because you found the perfect place!

    Cute cabin

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2019
    Submitted Aug 4, 2019

    We loved staying at the Moon Creek cabin! Amenities were wonderful and was very peaceful. Thank you!

    Great option

    5/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2019
    Submitted Jul 29, 2019

    We were in the area for family events and this was a much better option than any of the local hotels. It was cleaner, quieter, and there was a nice kitchen, living room room, back porch/deck, and laundry facilities. The only downside is that it is likely a better property for 4 people (1 full bed and a bunk bed) rather than the 6 that we had (with the pull-out couch). The couch is older and the pull-out, like all pull-outs, was not very comfortable. But it served us well and did the job! I especially appreciated how clean it was.

    Couldn't have asked for more!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2019
    Submitted Jul 19, 2019

    We so enjoyed the cabin, the property, and the area. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a very nice vacation, stress free!!!

    Moon Lake

    4/5 Stayed Jun 14, 2019
    Submitted Jun 16, 2019

    Beautiful cabin, great amenities, beds a little uncomfortable. Played provided games with our grandson and enjoyed the creek.

    Loved Our Stay

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2019
    Submitted Jun 18, 2019

    Very peaceful. Loved the back deck and the ducks. Walked around the lake everyone we met was very nice. Hopefully we will be back next year!

    Best camping trip yet so far!! Didn’t want to leave!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2018
    Submitted Jul 23, 2018

    Best location and price definitely will come back years to come!! Had everything we needed and more! Everything we wanted to do was near by and convenient to get to. Also enjoyed not having a lot of people around.

    Love it

    4/5 Stayed Nov 24, 2017
    Submitted Nov 26, 2017

    Love it beautiful was just sad the internet was always failing everything else was okay

    Nice clean, quiet, quaint getaway in picturesque setting!

    4/5 Stayed Nov 10, 2017
    Submitted Nov 13, 2017

    My wife and I really enjoyed our weekend getaway. Very nice , clean, quiet with streams on both sides. Awesome outdoor fire pit with wood provided on other side of walking bridge over stream.

    Cute, clean, quiet

    5/5 Stayed Oct 22, 2017
    Submitted Oct 31, 2017

    I enjoyed my stay at Moon Lake Cottage! As the title implies, the cabin was cute and clean, and the surrounding community was quiet and peaceful. The roads near the property are lovely for a walk, including a trail halfway up the mountain starting from another property in the community. As the fall colors were really starting to show, I brought along my photography equipment and took some gorgeous photos! The creek out back burbled quietly in earshot of the deck, and the fire pit (which I did not use) would have been lovely on a few of those chilly nights. The cottage itself was, as I said, very clean, which is important to me. The WiFi would not connect for me, but as I was in a position to crave solitude, it was no large impediment to my enjoyment of the property. One improvement that could be made is the replacement of light-filtering blinds in the bedrooms with light-blocking ones--a neighbor kept flood lights on at night, though I was successful in darkening the room enough for restful sleep. A day trip to Swatara State Park rewarded me with some fossils to bring home--a real treat for my kids! It has a well-maintained rail-trail that provides great hiking opportunities. If you're a mountain biker, there are dedicated trails for you, too. Overall, Moon Lake Cottage is a very enjoyable place to stay! I will consider it in the future! Thank you!

    Cottage was clean and updated. The owners did a nice job and everything we needed was right there

    4/5 Stayed Oct 13, 2017
    Submitted Oct 16, 2017

    So, our first impression when we pulled up was not the best. The picture was deceiving. The houses are all pretty close together and most are not well taken care of. That said, once we were inside the place was beautiful. There were little details like coffee filters and paper towels already there. Everything was very clean and well decorated. Moon lake itself was underwhelming. It seemed it was probably nice in its hay day, but has since gone downhill. Many of the properties are run down with junk in the yards. There is not much to do in the area, but we did go to Knoebels and Yuengling factory, both about 30min from the cottage. While we enjoyed the cabin, I do not feel we would repeat this vacation just for the lack of excitement for the Moon Lake community.

    Cute, cozy, and comfortable

    5/5 Stayed Oct 6, 2017
    Submitted Oct 9, 2017

    Cute and cozy cottage, very comfortable and owner is so nice!

    Matt's cabin is clean and well stocked. Matt is an excellent host and made sure we had everything we

    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2017
    Submitted Sep 7, 2017

    Cabin is exactly as pictured. Very clean and well maintained. We truly enjoyed our time at Matt's cabin. We will return.

    Nicely updated

    4/5 Stayed Aug 11, 2017
    Submitted Aug 15, 2017

    Place was cute with all the renovations that were done. Conveniently located for the sites we wanted to take in. Owner was friendly and quick with responses.

    Great little cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2017
    Submitted Jul 31, 2017

    We stayed for 3 nights with our grandchildren. They loved it. It was spotless when we arrived and well equipped. Looks like it was recently redone inside and out. It was a little small for 6 of us, but we made do and the kids did not want to leave. They used the paddle boats and swam in the lake. They wore life jackets when swimming as there is no beach and there is a drop-off, but they had a great time. Thank you for letting us rent the cabin for grammy camp.

    Lovely inside, not so great outside

    3/5 Stayed Jul 9, 2017
    Submitted Jul 12, 2017

    The cottage inside was very clean and quiet. Central A/C, washer/dryer, was a nice plus. Great bathroom and shower. The owners were very responsive and kind. New TV unfortunately no Verizon reception on jet pack to access Wi-Fi so no TV, no computer for the entire visit. The bedrooms were lovely but the mattresses were awful. Outside the traffic noise from Rt. 901 and I-81 was constant so a peaceful walk around the lake, or sitting outside is okay if you don't mind hearing traffic in the background. This cabin is close to Knoebles, the Ashland coal mine tour etc. and a good choice if you have kids as there aren't many decent places to stay in the area. There are boats for fishing etc. so with some work on the beds and Verizon it could be a great choice when visiting the area. Until they upgrade mattresses and fix Wi-Fi the prices should be reduced.

    Homey and relaxing

    4/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2017
    Submitted Jun 22, 2017

    We had a great time away for our first family vacation. We would definitely go back tonrelax by Moon Lake and have fun times at knoebels.

    Very nice quiet getaway.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 2, 2017
    Submitted Jun 4, 2017

    Excellent little cabin, stream out back with little bridge leading to fire pit area. 25 mins to knoebels. Will hopefully be back!

    The perfect relaxed setting after 2 busy days at Knoebels amusement park

    5/5 Stayed May 28, 2017
    Submitted May 31, 2017

    Our family of four chose to stay here for our daughter's 6th birthday and Memorial Day weekend. When we arrived, the owner had left a surprise gift for our daughter! We thought that was above and beyond and the kids loved it! The house was beautifully decorated and had everything you could possibly need. They even set up the fire pit for us! The kids loved the bunk beds, the stream in the back and all the ducks in the lake. We loved how quiet and secluded it was after 2 busy days at Knoebels. It was just a short 25 minute drive to the amusement park but it was nice to be away from the commotion in the evenings. We absolutely loved our stay!

    Lovely lake cabin

    5/5 Stayed May 5, 2017
    Submitted May 7, 2017

    We enjoyed our stay at this quiet, clean, comfortable cabin. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with. I highly recommend reserving this cabin for a relaxing and affordable get away!

    Relaxing and nice with kids

    4/5 Stayed Apr 14, 2017
    Submitted Apr 16, 2017

    We enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It is spacious, tastefully decorated and very clean. Perfect for a family of four. There was not a great deal to do in the area when we were there (most attractions don't seem to open until May), but we had a relaxing time rowing a boat on the pond, reading books and playing board games with the kids.


      Ashland, Pennsylvania

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