Beautiful Cabins Nestled Beside the Clarion River
Cook Riverside Cabins can accommodate groups from 1 to 144 people. We take pride in providing carefree vacations for all who choose our rustic lodging. All of our cabins are well furnished, nicely decorated and thoroughly cleaned before your arrival. You’ll be far from “roughing it” because we cover the basic necessities and then some. Our toilets are inside, not out. Also, hot and cold water runs through our sinks and showers. We’ll even supply the toilet paper and tissues.
Our cabins are also great for large groups. From weddings or birthday parties to business or church retreats, we’ve got cabins located close together that will be perfect for your event. We can also provide seclusion and privacy on special occasions such as honeymoons or anniversary getaways. Small quantities of legal beverages are permitted for adults 21 years and up. Sorry, no kegs are permitted.
“Lovely cabin, clean, well-equipped, homey – cozy." - WS & KE
Cabin Rates are subject to change without notice.
History of Cook Riverside Cabins
The original tract of Cooks Forest occupied by Cook Riverside Cabins was first purchased in 1826 by John Cook. Land was given to Anthony Cook and through his efforts, large tracts of land were preserved later to become Cook Forest State Park. The acreage, now Cook Riverside was owned by Thomas Cook. He built the first of many Cooks Forest cabins in 1928. By the time they were done, Mr. Cook and his crew had built 18 cabins.
- In 1968 Donald and Patricia Andrews purchased eight of the 18 cabins naming them “Forest View Cabins."
- 1969 saw Clarion Judge Robert Filson, Harold Heffner, Caroline Hetrick, J. Jerome Heffner and Eugene Van Dale take possession of the remaining 10 keeping the name “Cook Riverside Cabins.”
- During the ensuing years the old Store moved to its present location, now cabin #7. A new log structure was built in 1972 at its present location as the Post Office and Cooksburg Dry Goods.
- In 1972 Hurricane Agnes flooded Cooks Forest, Pa and with that the new Post Office and Cooksburg Cafe.
- The year 1974 cabin #13 was built. In 1991 Mike and Cheryl McMurray purchased Cook Riverside Cabins.
- Shortly thereafter the small motel was remodeled entirely and made into cabin #15, now one the favorites.
- 1994 saw the purchase of four cabins from Forest View Cabins - #8, 7, 14, & 18.
- Cabin #16 which stands alone was purchased from a private individual in 1996.
- The last purchase of #9 & #19 from Dr. John Thomas
was made in 2007 for a total of 19. Those acquisitions made Cook
Riverside the second largest owners of the Cooks Forest cabins rentals.