What To Bring

Buckeye with Pearl beside the fireplace

Buckeye Cabin and Pearl with the Fireplace

  • 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/or plastic wrap for food storage
  • Large garbage bags
  • 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
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rita schreiber January 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

is there a way to know how cabins are arranged?


Lois and Larry January 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm

To see how the cabins are arranged, you would just click on that particular cabin and then go through each photo. Usually there are photos of each room inside the cabin. There are no blue print drawings of layout of the rooms if that is what you may mean. If you do not find what you need to know on our website, please call us at 800-531-1545. We will try to give you your needed information.


Jarrod April 30, 2013 at 3:04 am

I’m staying July 2-5th and want to try to come up the night of the first around 7pm so may daughter can travel the. Go right to bed instead of having to worry about traveling in the am….I was wondering if its still full price for half a day


Lois and Larry April 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm


If you stay the night of the 1st, it would be full price for that night. Let us know if you want to book the cabin for the first also.


Jennifer November 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Hello. We are set to come Nov 9th for the weekend!!! My son is wondering if there is WiFi??
Thank You!


Lois and Larry November 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Sorry but our cabins are not equipped with WiFi. You can get WiFi at our home office if you want or need to do that.


Jennifer November 8, 2013 at 1:34 am

Where do we check in at? We arrive tomorrow evening for the weekend. Also, so much is additional firewood?
Thank you,


Lois and Larry November 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

You check in at our Home Office on Forest Road, 2808 Forest Road. We are adjacent to Trail’s End Restaurant and across the road from Deer Meadow Campground. Please do not use GPS to find us as you may get lost when trying to find us. Go to our directions page on this web site for specific instructions or use Google Maps or MapQuest.
You receive one load of firewood complimentary with your cabin rental. Additional loads, the same size, are $10 per load. You may request additional firewood when you arrive or during your stay.
More questions, please call us at 800-531-1545.


Sherry smith June 15, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Is there bass fishing near the cabins


Lois and Larry July 21, 2015 at 1:35 am

Mostly trout fishing is nearby. The State stocks the streams with trout.


Paige Miller October 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Hi, I looked everywhere that made sense to look to see how old you have to be in order to rent these cabins and check-in. If you could get back to me as soon as you can that would be great.
Thank you,
A Possible Future Renter.


Lois and Larry October 29, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Paige: Please call our office at 800-531-1545 so we can discuss the age requirements. Thank you.


michelle March 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm

is there cell service at hidden oaks cabin?


Lois and Larry March 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm


Sometimes there is cell service there but it is spotty because of the huge trees all around that property. You can get cell service at different areas on our property as there is a tower about 2 miles from us.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Lois and Larry


Jennifer hilliard March 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Hi…..we are coming to enjoy cook forest u say additional firewood could be purchased on the premises …what is the cost ….thanks and see u soon


Lois and Larry March 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Additional firewood is $10 per load, approx. 3′ x 3′.


Veronica Espinosa April 2, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Do we need to bring food or is there food that we can purchase there?
Thank you


Lois and Larry April 13, 2016 at 8:40 pm

Veronica: There is a grocery store about 10 miles from us on Route 66 in Leeper, PA. You may want to shop at a larger grocery on the way. It is up to you. They do have everything you need at the Leeper Red and White.


Tom & Erin April 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Coming from the north on Rt219.
What is the best way to get to you?


Lois and Larry April 17, 2016 at 9:14 pm

Rt 219 to Rt 6 and then Rt 66 to Vowinckel. At Vowinckel, make a left on Forest Road. On Forest Road, go 3 miles and you will come to a red brick house on the left. Our Home Office is in this Red Brick House. You will go there and pay your balance due and get your key and directions to your cabin. You are scheduled for May 24 in Hidden Oaks Cabin. See you soon.


Shapter October 31, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Hi – My family and I are looking to visit one of your cabins this winter. Any recommendations of nearby winter activities (sledding, tubing, snowshoe paths, hiking, etc)? We will only be staying a weekend so we don’t want to waste too much time traveling in the car, but it will be nice to get out of the cabin and see the area while we’re there.
Thank you!!


Lois and Larry November 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm


Winter always has sled riding and there 2 or 3 places to sled ride. You have to bring your own sleds so as long as the weather permits, this would be a great activity.

They rent out cross country skiis and tell you where the trails are at Cooksburg Dry Goods in Cook Forest, phone # 800-680-0160.

You could also bring your own snowshoes and go on some of the 30 plus miles of hiking trails here in Cook Forest State Park.

About our lodging during January, February and March: Sugar Pine Cottage, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and Red Maple Cabins are included in our Cabin Fever Special where you rent two nights and get the third night free. Our Cabin Fever Special is for January through March 31, 2017.

You may call to book one of the cabins or go on-line to reserve.

Thank you for your inquiry and we are looking forward tp hearing from you.



Rosemarie Lyons November 29, 2016 at 12:57 am

Silly question, we planned to do lots of dinners at cabin and I was planning some crock pot meals but forgot to pack. Any chance the cabins have one?


Lois and Larry November 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Rosemarie: Some of the cabins do have crock pots. Let me know which one you have rented and I can check for you. You may call us at 800-531-1545.



Charles Leightner January 13, 2017 at 9:17 pm

My brother and I are bringing our entire families there the week of July 4th. we have 14 grandchildren between us and all are under 12 years of age. I do not see laundry facilities available in the cabins. What are our alternatives?


Lois and Larry January 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm

There is a laundry across the road from us at Deer Meadow Campground. You would need to go into their store and request to use the laundry facilities. They have always been available to our guests in the summer months.


Toni January 27, 2017 at 12:52 am

Good Evening,
I am looking to book at least 6-8 cabins for the weekend of 8/11-8/13/2017 it is for a family reunion, would like them to be near each other and sleep 6 or more people each. Is this possible? What activities besides fishing? Can we cook out?


Lois and Larry February 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Toni: Thank you for your inquiry. It looks like we only have Sugar Pine Cottage (sleeps 2), Blue Spruce (sleeps 6), Douglas Fir (sleeps 6), Hemlock Haven (sleeps 8), Hidden Oaks (sleeps 8) and Buckeye Cabin (sleeps 4) for the weekend you want – 8-11 to 8-13-17. Hidden Oaks is 1/2 mile away from the others so probably would not work for you since you want them close together.

It looks like you would have more people than we have availability to accommodate. The above cabins would sleep a total of 34 persons.

You can e-mail us at info@tophillcabins.com to let us know what you would like to do.


Bethany February 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Is there decent cell phone reception in the cabins?


Lois and Larry February 27, 2017 at 6:58 pm

Hello: Most of our cabins receive good cell phone reception. The exceptions would be Hidden Oaks and Red Maple Cabins which are both totally surrounded by woods.


Destany July 12, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Are pets allowed in the cabins?


Lois and Larry July 26, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Yes, our cabins are pet friendly for standard pets such as cats or dogs. Pets are an additional $15 per night per pet plus tax of 9%.

You need to inform the office if bringing a pet and also add it to your reservation when booking on-line.

Thank you for the question. Looking forward to your visit in the future, Destany.


Ashley October 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm

Interested in coming the week between Christmas day and New Years day. What kind of weather might we expect during that week? Is their typically snow? Also, are their any nearby events, indoor pools, things to do, child friendly christmas/ new years events, etc?
I appreciate the info!
Thank you!


Lois and Larry October 4, 2017 at 8:08 pm

You could check out http://www.visitpago.com/things-to-do/. Also the Sawmill Center is having Festival of Trees this year. You can check that out at http://www.sawmill.org.

Sorry, no indoor pools. You can also do a search on-line for things to do in the area for that time of year.


Giggle club April 26, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Hi……what is the weather usually like last week in August? Will the garage at sunset maple be available for our use.? Appreciate the new bedroom addition……any chance of adding a 1/2 bath? 7 old ladies and 1 bathroom may get a bit tricky. Other than that, we love the place……nicest one we’ve seen, and the only one to accommodate the needs of a couple of us…….we are all looking forward to our stay….thank you.


Lois and Larry April 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm

We are glad you are looking forward to your stay! Sorry, we use the garage for cabin storage, so it is not available to our guests. As far as the weather, it is probably similar to Ford City~ usually warm.
Extra bathrooms are always on our radar and part of our wish list. Thank you for your suggestions and observations. We always value customer input!


Laura July 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

We are planning on coming out next weekend, do the cabins get hot and muggy in the summer? is there air conditioning or fans? is this something we should plan on bringing with us? I’m bringing my infant so I want to make sure he is comfortable to sleep at night! thanks!


Lois and Larry July 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Laura: Mostly the cabins are cool. There are fans in each cabin, some have ceiling fans. Sugar Pine has AC and we are planning on installing AC in 2 more cabins as soon as we can. You can bring extra fans if you want. An air conditioner would be an additional $15 per day plus tax. I feel sure the cabins cool down at night for sleeping comfortably.


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