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Cabin on Sherman Creek Near Hershey, Lancaster, Gettysburg

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

Keywords: Rustic, Cozy, Wooded, Creekfront, Fishing, Rafting, Kayaking


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one renter must be over 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke on screen porch or outside, but must not leave butts and litter on the ground....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-mannered doggies over 2 years old that don't mark in the house. You must wipe your dog's feet or lose your damage deposit if we have to clean the rug....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Loft


  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen beds in master bedroom., Double Beds (1) One double bed in loft., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double futon in loft....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Drafting table, firepit.


  • Books:

    Paperback mysteries are leave one/take one. Many art books, mostly instructional, not to be taken, but you can browse....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many board games for kids and adults, some puzzles....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    One CD player in living room. Eclectic selection of CDs--rock, jazz, blues, world music.Radio receiver there doesn't receive much. But clock radio in bedroom does receive stations....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    It's a small, basic TV (this is a cabin, after all) but it does have basic cable....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Smallish hexagonal table in kitchen, seats 6 if cozy; large table on screen porch for warm weather use, can seat 8....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    There are two window units, one upstairs and one downstairs. Rarely needed. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    One car garage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets for the master bedroom queen bed are 800 count. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large open fireplace with replica of classic fireback forged locally....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need, from spice grinder to blender to pots and pans of all kinds....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Also a toaster oven, microwave, blender, coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Most spices and condiments you would want are stocked....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Firepit on protective fire mats on deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Adirondack chairs and lawn chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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from 21 traveler reviews
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2 night min stay
$600 $2,400
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning/laundry paid to third party $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


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.

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Village Square Diner
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Roundtop

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the Garage

    View from the Garage

  • Living Room and Fireplace

    Living Room and Fireplace

  • Bedroom -- Queen Bed

    Bedroom -- Queen Bed

  • Screen Room with Candle Sconces for Elegant Outside Dining

    Screen Room with Candle Sconces for Elegant Outside Dining

  • Some Guests Enjoying the Creek

    Some Guests Enjoying the Creek

  • Wading and swimming in Sherman Creek, summer 2012.

    Wading and swimming in Sherman Creek, summer 2012.

  • Fall mouse painted at Sherman Creek cabin 2009. Acrylic.

    Fall mouse painted at Sherman Creek cabin 2009. Acrylic.

  • August blackberries from our cabin on Sherman Creek, 2012.

    August blackberries from our cabin on Sherman Creek, 2012.

  • Early spring 2010 on Sherman Creek. Acrylic.

    Early spring 2010 on Sherman Creek. Acrylic.

  • Spring flowers 2008. Watercolor.

    Spring flowers 2008. Watercolor.

  • Sherman Creek Right Out Front

    Sherman Creek Right Out Front

  • Kitchen Area

    Kitchen Area

  • Queen Bed in Loft

    Queen Bed in Loft

  • One and a half pound bass. Fat boy. Summer 2012.

    One and a half pound bass. Fat boy. Summer 2012.

  • One pound bass. Summer 2012.

    One pound bass. Summer 2012.

  • Fishing on Sherman Creek 2010.

    Fishing on Sherman Creek 2010.

  • Ageratum, 2008.  Watercolor.

    Ageratum, 2008. Watercolor.

  • Winter bunny 2010 at Sherman Creek. Acrylic.

    Winter bunny 2010 at Sherman Creek. Acrylic.

  • We're on the creek (elevated). Generally floods about once a year.

    We're on the creek (elevated). Generally floods about once a year.

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Cabin on Sherman Creek Near Hershey, Lancaster, Gettysburg

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