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Nate's Cabin

at Water's Edge


Nate’s Cabin is located on the privately owned and operated estate, Water’s Edge, recently re-established in January 2022 by Western Pennsylvania native Gwendolyn Reno. This cabin is a newly renovated 940 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2 bath sanctuary, perched along side the Slippery Rock Creek adjacent to McConnells Mill State Park. This charming cabin has a screened back porch that quite literally over-looks the creek and faces the state park land located just across the water.

The Space

Nate’s Cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with a generous kitchen and great room. While the bedrooms are petite, we’ve furnished them with everything you need and nothing you don’t. There is a partially enclosed back patio that overlooks The Slippery Rock Creek and leads to a considerable backyard and upgraded trail for direct access to the creek.

You’ll find 8 total sleeping positions within Nate’s Cabin. The primary bedroom has an en-suite bath and queen bed. The main bath is large and includes a shower/tub combo and a sizable vanity. The second bedroom has a twin bunk over a queen bed. The third bedroom is petite and offers twin bunk beds with great views of the backyard. While there is ample seating in the great room, one of the sofas was furnished intentionally as the 8th sleeping space. This sofa is NOT a futon, is extremely comfortable and nearly the size of a twin bed. Many additional items and supplies are available upon request. Just reach out to your hosts and they can provide anything from extra cookware to a mid-week linen refresh!

Guest Access

Your cabin is all your own. Nate’s Cabin has a considerable yard which adds to your private space. The Lodge is located just beyond your accommodations and you’re welcome to come inside for a tour and visit. Our office is located in The South Wing of The Lodge and that’s where you’ll usually find us!

There are 6 full-time residents at Water’s Edge. Our director Gwen, her dog Katie, and 4 adorable kitty brothers that stay outside unless they’re resting in their kitty condo in The Lodge basement! Gwen and Katie currently live in the North Wing of The Lodge. You’re sure to meet Katie and the kitties when you’re out and about but they are not allowed inside any of the accommodations. If you love on them, they’ll spend lots of time with you outdoors! (If pets are not your fav, no worries, they’ll be able to tell. They’ll leave you alone if you leave them alone.)

Guests of Nate’s Cabin have 4 dedicated parking spaces and can expect a very short walk to the entrance. There are 3 steps up into the cabin, but otherwise this is the most easily accessible rental on the property and the entire space is on one level. There is an enhanced trail from the cabin to the creek but if hiking is not doable, there is a driveway to the creekside at the south end of the property.

We host small events in The Lodge and at times your stay at Water’s Edge may overlap with other guests stays, workshops, dinners, celebrations etc. We take boundaries very seriously here, and we always share the details of which spaces and times are private or occupied throughout each event we’re hosting. The property is a total of 78 acres. While there may be other guests on property, there’s plenty of room to spread out! Outside of your private space, you may see other guests or residents enjoying the Slippery Rock Creek or the many hiking trails. 

We have been working on restoring this estate since the acquisition in January 2022 and we have a good bit left to do. During your stay you may see some construction or grounds work being done. You may also hear some tools or machines at work!! We are extremely mindful about our guests experience and do our best to avoid making noise while you’re here. We thank you for understanding that we are a work in progress!!

We can’t wait to share Water’s Edge with you!!!

Other things to note:

We have been working on restoring this estate since the acquisition in January 2022 and we have a good bit left to do. During your stay you may see some construction or grounds work being done. You may also hear some tools or machines at work!! We are EXTREMELY mindful about our guest experience and do our best to avoid making any unpleasant sound during your stay however some things are unavoidable and we will always keep you informed if there are deliveries or work that must happen while you are on property. We could not be more grateful for your understanding and support while we restore this amazing hidden gem!

There are MANY staircases on the property. Even though there are only 3 steps to enter Nate’s Cabin, there are inclined trails, outdoor staircases and considerable climbs to be aware of if you’re interested in walking around the property. If you are unable to, or do not want to embrace the climb, the creek is accessible by 4-wheel drive truck or suv.

Due to the nature of the terrain and proximity to the Slippery Rock Creek, it is of the utmost importance that you are aware of the natural dangers present at this location. All guests are required to sign a waiver upon arrival acknowledging the natural dangers and recommended safety guidelines.

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