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Our elevated, creekfront cabin is rustic and cozy, but also includes some modern amenities like wireless and cable TV. Its creekfront, wooded locale is the perfect writer's or artists retreat, in any season.
Enjoy the creek! We provide some fishing gear (but bring your own if you're serious), and there are some excellent bass and sunfish to be had. The children can wade most times of the year--shallow areas are abundant. Bring an inflatable raft or canoe if you are adventurous. April through June, some people float all the way to the Susquehanna. Be sure someone can pick you up and return you home! During lower water months, it's still fun to splash around on an air mattress.
No hiking trails right there. Hikers or serious walkers will have limited opportunities unless they drive to the trailhead or walk on the roads up above.
Well-behaved doggies (2 yrs old and above) are welcome. There are dog doors in the screen porch and into the cabin itself.
Woods abound with deer, wild turkeys, and raccoons. The creek boasts herons, egrets, eagles, turtles, frogs, and crayfish. The birdfeeders attract feathered friends daily. Keep an eye out for water and land snakes, but all are harmless. Please don't kill any!!
Carlisle, 7 miles over the mountain is excellent for antiquing. It's PA Dutch country and we have Amish and Mennonite neighbors nearby. Hershey Park and ZooAmerica are 30 minutes away, and Gettysburg battlefields are 40 minutes away. If you like to ski or snowboard, play paintball, do climbing or ropes courses, Ski Roundtop Adventure Park is about 30 minutes away. State game lands are also nearby, as well as Little Buffalo State Park, which offers a swimming pool, tennis, basketball, an old mill, hiking, biking and volleyball, and hosts a renowned folk music festival in the fall.
There's a drafting table and lots of things to paint if you are so inclined. The fall leaves are often wonderful.
The lane is gravel and kind of steep. If you come in winter you will need 4 wheel drive.
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Cleaning/laundry paid to third party$100
Property Damage Protection$59
Base rate is for 4 people. It is $20 extra per night for each additional person over the age of 5. Cancellations due 30 days prior to stay for full refund or a $100 cancellation fee is charged. Cleaning/laundry fee ($100.00) goes to a third party regardless of length of stay, and cannot be waived.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Creek Fishing for Bass & Sunfish, Wading, Birdwatching. The cabin is best for relaxing, enjoying the creek, getting away from it all, and as a base for tourist things nearby. It is not really a place for people who like to hike unless you are willing to drive to the trailheads. (Appalachian Trail is 4 miles from here, so you can definitely drive to it.) Neighboring properties are no trespassing,although there is a creekside easement in PA, where you can go along the creek between low and high water lines. Basically, this is not the place for much hiking or walking right from the cabin. Doggies must be on leashes.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Sharon and Dan Richter are a professional couple based in Philadelphia. He's a professor of colonial American history. She's a writer, editor and translator.
Why the Owner Chose Carlisle: We love the creek and the wildlife. Very relaxing to just sit and enjoy nature. I paint and write, and there is no better place to do it!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: I can sit on the screen porch and get wifi, working while surrounded by cool breezes and chirping birds, with the occasional heron squawking or eagle diving on the creek.