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Angel Room at Shiloh Resort
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Founders of Shiloh Resort
Ray & Doe Nemeth
from Shiloh, this beacon of solitude
can be found within the Pennsylvania Wilds….
By Ron Shawley, Editor
peeking around a tree watching the native wildlife playing at a remote woodland hideaway or taking in the view from your roomof the startlingly beautiful setting surrounding you, there's a moment that defines
the experience of staying at the Shiloh Resort. Shiloh is a breath of fresh air,
a peaceful woodland experience, your extended family, and a piece of heaven on earth! For
many people, the defining moment here may well take place on one of the many hiking trails, which promise to be among the
best in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Perched on a hillside in a quiet pocket of CookForest, the resort's guest rooms are each housed in a unique setting
- in true family style. This would also apply to the cabins, each with a charm and special flair of their own.The guest rooms, with the space and feel of a suite, each have a separate living area, small
refrigerator, microwave, sink, and basic utensils.The rooms have very large
bathrooms, many feature a whirlpool bath . The décor is a contemporary take on the warmth of classic country style with
painted finishes combined with rich tones of green and burnt orange, matching those found in a brilliant Pennsylvania fall forest. C'est magnifique!
Shiloh Resort caught me off guard as I discovered there were no televisions for viewing in the rooms.Now, we can debate this for hours, but, in short … we visit the forest for the beauty
within, how can it be viewed when one is watching television? I could give you my comments but rather, here are a few comments
from readers expressing their view on televisions in a resort such as Shiloh.
Diane Moyer - Johnstown, PA
I think many
resorts do not offer TV's for the same reason some resorts do not allow children under a certain age. It's because some
people (myself and my husband included) do not want to hear anything but the sounds of peeper frogs and the gentle wind through
the open jalousie shutters. If I'm spending the big bucks on a hotel room, I'd be pretty irritated by the clown in the
next room who just HAS to watch the "Big Game" and he has the TV cranked up full blast. Yes, maybe he is getting
to watch the TV that he can't live without for 7 days, but he is seriously infringing on MY right to enjoy my vacation.
Karen Long – Pittsburgh,
husband and I have always enjoyed our travels without tv and in some settings like the Carribean, it seems rather jarring.
We prefer the sound of the ocean or local music. In fact, I think it was after our trip to Little Dix that we returned home
and swore off tv for over a year, maybe two - and we didn't miss it a bit. I suggest you try one trip
without tv. You don't have to be extreme and give it up. But you might find that when you return, you'll both be happy to
turn it off some nights and just enjoy a romantic evening together without the omnipresent screen.
Toth – State College, PA
I love the peace,
quiet, solitude, of a resort. Most of the places we enjoy do not have TV's, I really prefer total relaxation without
a big sport event, cell phone ringing (and they do) and others loud noise. If you must have a TV, lots of luxury resorts have
them. Let’s hope the ones that do not offer it in every room remain that way! Today more than ever the family needs to retain its ability to be just that a family.
Put away the toys of 2000 and break out the games of yesteryear, Monopoly, Scrabble, and so others. You may discover a whole
new world you were missing, your family and their lives.,
Spend your next vacation at Shiloh Resort and experience life's simple pleasures.
Our 150 acre plus wooded resort is located on clean, beautiful, old growth timber just east of CookForestState Park.
They offer comfortably equipped, completely winterized cabins, and wonderful woodland view sites provide your family
with everything you will need for a memorable and relaxing stay. Explore our lovely woods to your hearts content, or swim
and fish in our beautiful river in CookForest filled with crappies, sunfish, bass, catfish, and our well known northerns. Or,
if you like, pull up a lawn chair and soak up some sun on the lawn. Hop on your four wheeler or snowmobile and ride hundreds
of miles of county trails. Maps are available for your convenience. Exceptional cross-country
skiing is just minutes away. Hunters welcome! Shiloh Resort truly offers you a four season experience.
Featuring fully furnished bedrooms with baths,
camping, restaurant, pavilions, Shiloh Resort even has a geautiful chapel that is available for weddings, gatherings,
and so much more.
Shiloh Resort is a place and name given,
by the Lord, to the founders Ray & Doe Nemeth. It is found in Genesis 49:10 “ The scepter shall not depart from
Judah, nor a lawgiver from beneath his feet, until Shiloh comes; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.” Shiloh means
Jesus, Peace, or place of rest. This resort is just that, a place to relax and
leave the world outside. In their younger years Ray and Doe were on the verge of divorce like so many Americans today. Ray
was looking for work, both were just looking for happiness. With their fourth child on the way and house up for sale poor
Doe was just having a rough time of it all. One day Doe, a devout Catholic at the end of her rope, heard the Gospel
of Jesus Christ. "If you can’t carry your burdens anymore, why not let Jesus!" Doe cried out to God, asking
Jesus to come into her life, and gave Him the broken pieces of her life. At that moment God took her words, her broken pieces
and started to put everything back together, only better is time.
Folks, many of you know me from my
days in Christian Radio with
the Family Radio Ministries. I have often spoken on the air that we must reach out to our brothers and sisters, that we must
be as Christ, act like Christ and do as Christ.Ray and Doe and their resort
continue to be a beacon of hope for many who visit through out the year. I have known very few ministers, much less
lay people who make it their business to helping those in need. Ray and Doe have taken God's words and they play them out
every day of their lives. If you’re troubled by life, work, and whatever bugs you, and you spend just one night at Shiloh, I
promise you these children of God will open their hearts to you, and they will help you in any way they can.
So, come on in, and look around, make Shiloh Resort
your vacation home this year!
Honeymoon Suite Nestled
in the woods, hidden away and very romantic !! Stay in this special room to celebrate your honeymoon, anniversary, birthday,
or any day that is "special" to you! King sized
bed, sauna, mini kitchen with
microwave, coffee pot, dishes, silverware & towels provided. Heat provided
by a beautiful gas log fireplace. Heart-shaped jacuzzi tub in the bathroom,
II- One room - one double bed plus couch opens. Tables, chairs, stove, sink, refrigerator,
No bathroom -- bathhouse nearby. Sleeps 2-4 persons $50.00 per night; $280 a week
The Ray Hause -
Living Room, fireplace, dining room, kitchen, bath, one bedroom downstairs with spiral staircase to 3 bedrooms in the loft.
Back porch overlooking woods. 1-2 persons $130.00 per night; $5.00 for each additional person. $630.00 a week. Sleeps 2-8
Snoopy 1 -Snoopy 2 -- $20.00 A wood tent A-Frame to get you and your gear on dry ground. They're great!
Sleeps 2-3. $140 weekly. Snoopy 2 is bigger than Snoopy 1 -- Sleeps 4-5 $175.00 weekly
The Park Model
- Living Room/Dining/Kitchen/Bath w/Large Shower. 2 separate bedrooms with double bed, nice porch withpicnic table. 1-2 persons
$90.00 per night; $5.00 for each additional person. $490 a week. Sleeps 2-6
The Doe Hut - LR with fireplace/kitchen/dining.
Upstairs 2 bedroomswith 3 double beds, bath with shower 1-2 persons $100.00 per night; $5.00 each additional person. $560
a week. Sleeps 2-6
Mamma Doe’s Restaurant
Folks, you know me I love my food! Mama Doe
makes some of the best food I have ever eaten.The food is all homemade from
scratch, and it taste GREAT!
New at Mama Doe’s! Try Her Petite Menu Smaller Portion!
Smaller price!! Only $6.50
All church services
scheduled will be held at unless otherwise indicated. On Sunday morning other than those listed below, Larry
and Sharon Richter will have the services beginning at
The second oldest amusement park in the nation, IdlewildPark is amagical place to make wonderful memories.Such
a beautiful park, it is the perfect place to fall in love.Nestled among the tall, whispering trees are amazing rides.Modern rides, rare rides, nearly all suitable for every member of the family, it is the perfect place to take a everyone for an incredible day of fun and togetherness.
Walking into the world’s smallest train depot one can almost hearthe ticket agent, the hushed voices of thepassengers awaiting their ride
home.Originally built by Thomas Mellon to carry coal and timber
from mines near Ligonier,
the railroad quickly gained favor as a passenger train with the destination being the
area that we now call IdlewildPark.As many as twelve
thousand people have disembarked in a single day for a picnic and take in the
breathtakingview and to enjoy Loyalhanna Creek.
The Auditorium, perched atop
the hillside overlooking the train depot, in the earliest days found use as a dance
hall.Today available as a pavilion,
it serves the many families and organizations that visit the park.Always a great place to stop and enjoy a meal, it is the perfectlocation to relive the memories of earlier outings.
Beginning with a steam operated
carousel in 1891, Idewild has transformed from a recreational picnic resort into a
full scale, family oriented amusement park.In
1932 a giant swimming pool opened, followed by, among other rides, a Ferris wheel,
a Whip, a miniaturerailroad and a dark ride called the Rumpus.Circuses, rodeos, and
grand firework displays offered,
from the earliest days, delight forthe many families who traveled the Lincoln
Highway to spend the day together.
The Rollo Coaster, built in
the early days from wood harvested and with a sawmill built on the property specifically
for the ride can be enjoyed today.The
Caterpillar, opened in 1946 is one of only two left operating with the canopy still
intact.This early ride offers something even
today’s modern marvels cannot … the thrill of a stolen kiss under the canopy as the Caterpillar encircles the track.
KiddieLand, now known as Racoon Lagoon and the home of a million smiles,fills quickly with young families, many children
enjoying their first visit to an amusement park.Hot dogs, a ride on the Doodle Bug and a visit to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
of Make-Believe leave children wide eyed as parents watch a new generation enjoying
same boats, Ferris Wheel
and duck pond they did many years earlier.
From the beginning days of
this wonderful park, through many generations, and on into the future the fine folks
at Idewild Park and Soak Zone have been careful to preserve the luscious trees and
greenery their wonderful location provides.New
rides and attractions are selected for both their family appeal and their ability to
the landscape of the park.In the rare case any trees must be removed many
others are planted to replace it.Because of their attention to detail, even the hottest days of summer are enjoyable with the availability
of shade for both attendees and their cars.
Idewild Park shares the deep,
rich ethnic history that has made the LaurelHighlands a unique travel destination for families and individualsseeking a glimpse into their heritage.The Scottish Highland
days is one of the finest ethnic assemblies in the northeast.The park is committedto preserving both its ethnic and historical
heritage along with
supporting the communities
Idewild and Soak Zone is by
far the best family friendly amusementpark in the east.It is the perfect place for a family reunion, employee picnic, or just a fun
day spent together as a family.Looking at the past history
of this park, the future can only bring more rides, attractions, and fun.This is why Pennsylvania
Country has rated IDLEWILD PARK as
the NUMBER ONE FAMILY PARK
IN THE NORTHEAST.Hope to see you there!
For more information concerning
reservations, tickets, group salesand other park realated questions, click on
the link below.
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