The Chainsaw Carvers’ Round-Up is September 14-16, 2018,  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Chainsaw Carvers' Roundup at the Sawmill Art Center

Chainsaw Carvers’ Roundup at the Sawmill Art Center

One of the most-anticipated events of the year, the Chainsaw Carvers’ Round-Up features artists who work in power tools.  The public is invited to watch works of art being created from “simple pine logs.”  The carvers work throughout the weekend, and auctions are held Saturday at 4:00 and Sunday at 3:30 for those wishing to take home one of these masterpieces.   In addition to the carving action, attendees will enjoy the food and craft vendors selling their wares.

For more information, you may call or visit their website.  Call 814-927-6655 – –

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Chainsaw Carvers’ Round-Up – Cook Forest State Park


Searching for a rental CABIN in Pennsylvania near a State Park?

Cabins take the rough out of roughing it. Some call it glamping, short for glamorous camping. Our cabins, Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins, offer 12 cabin rentals that will give you a great experience – especially  for those of you who want to have a little more comfort while staying overnight close to Cook Forest State Park. And, if you choose to travel with your furry friends, we permit two pre-approved pets per cabin (additional fees apply).

You may ask,  what do I need to bring? Here are some suggestions:

  • Fire Starter to start your indoor or outdoor fire can be purchased at stores such as WalMart or any outdoor store.
  • Kindling for your indoor fireplace, especially in the Winter months as you may have problems starting your fire in the fireplace.
  • Towels for your showers
    Paper Products: Paper Towels and Toilet Paper
  • DVD’s of your favorite movies
  • Plastic table cloth for the outdoor picnic table
  • Additional Lawn Chairs for around the Fire Pit area.
    Flashlights and Candles (infrequently, there have been power outages in the forest and you want to be prepared.)
  • Insect repellent
  • Charcoal Lighter Fluid and Charcoal – BBQ grills available at each cabin
  • Charcoal Grill Utensils-BBQ grills available at each cabin
  • Hot Dog Sticks for the outside fire
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baggies and plastic wrap for food storage
  • Large kitchen garbage bags
  • Please Do not bring firewood. An initial supply of firewood which measures 6 cubic feet or 18″ x 24″ or 1/10th of a face cord is furnished with each cabin. If you need more firewood, the same size of firewood may be purchased on the premises
Old Hickory Cabin

Old Hickory Cabin

Costs of renting a cabin depend on the Length of stay, Which cabin, Day of the week, Season of the year and How many cabin guests. For information on the current rental prices, look at our rate page or check out a particular cabin on the availability calendar. Rates are lower if you stay 7 nights and also for mid-week, Sunday through Thursday nights. The rates are lower during off-season, which is November 1 to April 30 of each year. In January through April of each year, we have a special where you buy 2 nights and get the 3rd night free.


Our Cabins – Cook Forest State Park
A modern cabin is a great home base for exploring and having fun is a state park. Modern cabins are cabins with modern conveniences of home, such as bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms with showers. Modern cabins include:

  • Gas heat
  • Some cabins have Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower, one cabin has a Jacuzzi
  • Full kitchen with coffee pot, microwave oven, refrigerator, sink, stove, oven & table. Silverware, pots, pans, dishes, mugs, glasses and cookware.
  • Nice flooring, either inlaid or carpeting
  • Master bedroom with a queen-sized bed

    Hidden Oaks Cabin

    Hidden Oaks Cabin

  • Two-bedroom/sleeps six, or three-bedroom/sleeps eight
  • One cabin has 2 cabins on the premises, sleeping a total of 15
  • Wooden cathedral ceilings in some of the cabins
  • Picnic table, outdoor fire pit

Our Cabins are each on their own separate piece of real estate. For example, Old Hickory Cabin is on 6 acres of land. Hemlock Haven Cabin has approximately 2 acres. Blue Spruce and Douglas Fir Cabins are two of the closest together cabins, being about 300 feet apart. The two newly acquired cabins, Maple Grove and Twin Oaks Cabins are adjacent to each other also, probably the same distance. You can be sure, when you choose that particular cabin that you will be in the woods and secluded.

The location of the cabins is important, especially if you are booking with other parties who will be in separate cabins. We have a cabin location map if you want to request that, it would help you make your decision. Also, you may feel free to visit us to view the cabins. If the cabins are available, we will let you have keys to look inside. Otherwise, you can drive around our 22 acres to view where each cabin is located to help you make your rental cabin decision. Call today if you have questions or want to check availability at 800-531-1545.



July 26, 2018

Nunsense Nunsense, the play by Brookville Community Theater, is coming to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre on August 3, 4, 5 and 9, 10, 11. Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need […]

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64th Annual AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL —- 9-29-18 TO 10-7-18

July 26, 2018

AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL  Sat thru the following Sun – September 29 thru October 7, 2018 Farmers & Crafters Day, Fri – October 5 – 8 AM to 5 PM The Autumn Leaf Festival is a nine-day annual festival event held in downtown Clarion PA with a wide variety of activities including a very popular arts […]

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Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment 2018

June 5, 2018

French & Indian War Encampment 2018 16th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment takes place on the weekend of June 9 and 10, 2018. There will be a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. British, Colonial, French and Native American reenactors portray the lifestyle of the […]

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PA Firefly Festival

June 5, 2018

PA FIREFLY FESTIVAL 4th Saturday in June – 12 Noon to Midnight on the grounds of the Black Caddis Ranch, 13558 Route 666, Kellettville, PA — Just 15 miles east of Tionesta and 26 miles fro  Marienville via Rt 66 and Rt 666. Call 814-230-2035 for additional information.

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WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14

October 13, 2017

WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14 Forest Cathedral tells the story of the effort to save the park’s ancient hemlocks. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 9, 2017 — Wild Excellence Films (WEF) announced today that their film Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest will play on WQED Pittsburgh’s […]

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Art Festival in the Forest and Quilt Show

August 12, 2017

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 ~~ 10 AM TO 5 PM AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 ~~ 10 AM TO 4 PM WHERE: Sawmill Arts Center on Forest Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217. (Cook Forest State Park) The Festival’s focus is on quilts and fabrics, painting, photography, pottery and other traditional arts. Vendors display and sell their wares. Artists […]

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May 9, 2017

Valid JAN 1 through MAR 31, 2018 CABIN FEVER SPECIAL Buy 2 Nights, Get 3rd Night Free!!** **Does not include holidays. Must mention at time of booking. If booking on-line, please make a note in the comment section so we can adjust your invoice. If booking via telephone, just mention this discount to us and […]

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Clarion River Paddling Adventure, August 26-27 2017

April 22, 2017

The Clarion River Paddling Adventure is an overnight outdoor interpretive canoeing/camping experience for families & friends. Children 12 & up must be with a participating adult. Participants should be in relatively good physical condition. At least one experienced canoeist should be in each boat. Kayakers must have prior river kayaking experience and should be confident […]

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