Confluence Area-Laurel Highlands-Contemporary Cottage-Peaceful Setting
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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(814) 395-5335 (farmhouse)
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This contempory cottage is nestled between a pond and forest on our 1780's mountain farm. Our cottage is the perfect retreat for quiet reflection or a base from which to explore. You may relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of hummingbirds, herons and view wildflowers or, pursue the endless options for outdoor and cultural activities that surround us. The Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail runs through property adjacent to the farm as does the Casselman River. We are near Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle State Park, Yough Lake Recreation Area and Seven Springs. Within 18 miles of the farm (as the crow flies) there are over 180,000 acres of public lands, 4 State Parks, 4 Unique Natural Areas, 5 Lakes open to public fishing, 3 Important Bird Areas, 5 Important Mammal Areas, 6 State Game Lands, 3 covered bridges and some of the best trout fishing waters in the Eastern U.S. In addition, there are restaurants, antique shops, a 'country-style' hardware store, bike shops, wineries, and the Confluence Creative Arts Center nearby.
We have extensive vegetable gardens, fruit trees, red and black raspberries, blueberries, asparagus 'patches' as well as a wide variety of annual and perennial herbs and flowers.
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Reservations for a Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter visit.
Come and see how peaceful (and exciting) country life can be!
No pets or smoking please.
Keywords: Near Fallingwater, Great Allegheny Passage GAP, Ohiopyle State Park, Confluence, Romantic Get Away, Vacation Rental, Cottage, Cabin, Private Setting, Farm Vacation, Rental Home, Guest House, Artist & Writer's Retreat, Off-the-Beaten-Path, EcoFriendly, Mountain Views, Fishing & Hunting
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
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Perfect small, secluded retreat for 2-4 people who enjoy watching birds and wildlife around the nearby pond. Clean, comfortable, well equipped and furnished. So restful and lovely.
- Guest Anne M.
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/30/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Magical little cabin in the mountains
Magical little cabin in the mountains
Pictures can be deceiving and when I stumbled across this little cabin in my HomeAway search, I really thought it was too good to be true. But upon arrival, I realized the pictures didn't do the place enough justice...it was wonderful! This little retreat was a getaway for a friend of mine and I and it was as relaxing as we hoped for. We spent our mornings going on hikes and our afternoons lounging on the deck while reading and listening to all the birds that visited the area. The cabin was well-equipped, every little detail was thought for its visitors. My favorite part was eating on the little sunporch and watching the birds visit the feeders. I have this place marked to return to soon. It was a delight in every way. Mona and Bryon are wonderful people and have curated a beautiful retreat.
- Guest GlamourEye
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/02/13
Easter Weekend Retreat
Easter Weekend Retreat
My boyfriend and I wanted to escape the noise of everyday city life, and spend some quality time enjoying all the peace and serenity nature has to offer. Mona and Bryon do an outstanding job of providing that opportunity on their property. I not only was ablet to soak in all the natural beauty with my eyes, but got many great photographs of the birds, ducks, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and landscapes. Beyond the property is a world of nature and adventure conveniently located as well, as we were able to visit the Youghiogheny Dam, Great Allegheny Passage, Mount Davis, and Fallingwater. We cannot wait to return during another season and continue our explorations. The hospitality and privacy of Mona and Bryon is absolutely perfect!
- Guest Kristen O.
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/03/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
This was an amazing find. The hosts are fantastic... from the homeade jam and biscuits on the table when we arrived to the selection of DVDs, VHS, books and games throughout the house, our every need was definitely met. The cottage is unique and very comfortable. The view of the pond through the sunroom was beautiful. I highly recommend this rental, especially for the price in comparison with other places in the area.
- Guest Jeni g.
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 02/27/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
This cottage is wonderful!! We took two scenic hikes through the property and it was such a beautiful and peaceful place! Eventhough it is driving distance to town, we didn't even leave the property since there is so much to see. The hosts, Bryon and Mona, were extremely hospitable and great to chat with. We will definitely be back :)
- Guest Jeanette H.
- Date of stay 01/11/13
- Review Submitted 01/16/13
We had a wonderful stay. The cabin is very, very clean, the bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen was appointed with the basics we needed (we prepared all meals here). It had snowed over Christmas and the cabin was warm and so cozy! We enjoyed the glassed-in dining room (overlooking the frozen pond and snowy hillside) where we ate breakfast every morning and watched the birds. Mona and Bryon were welcoming, shared stories of their farm, and made sure we had everything we needed. The farm is beautiful and we walked through their woods which are threaded with creeks and rock outcroppings with a path leading to a waterfall. We tried cross country skiing for the first time (rented equipment at 'Route 31' ski rental) and tried the groomed trails at Kooser State Park and Laurel Ridge State Park (the concession here also rents equipment). We would like to return someday. P.S: if you are not familiar with a composting toilet, be not afraid (totally odorless!).
- Guest Kris
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Great place to get away from it all
Great place to get away from it all
This was our second stay at the Cottage at Campbell Farm and we simply love this place. It is secluded, it is peaceful, and it is set amidst trees overlooking an idyllic little pond. The cottage is pleasant and spacious and there's a big deck right outside the door. Hummingbirds arrive regularly to feeders just outside the windows and a variety of other birds come visiting--we saw cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, redwing blackbirds, even a wild turkey.Out over the pond in the summer you will also enjoy a variety of butterflies,dragonflies, and damselflies. And in the evening there are fireflies lighting up the pond and crickets and frogs to serenade you. During our first visit, we also enjoyed nearby sightseeing opportunities, but mostly we just found that we wanted to experience every possible minute in this serene and beautiful spot. Over the course of our second visit, a four-night stay, we never left the property even once.If you like the idea of a peaceful and quiet retreat from it all, we believe you will love this cottage.
- Guest Bob and Angel
- Date of stay 05/23/12
- Review Submitted 09/23/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: We are so happy when guest enjoy their stay at the cottage. And, it has been very nice to have so many of them return again and again. Our website has a page that lists many of the wonderful places to visit while you are staying at the cottage. Campbell Farm borders the Casselman River and lays in the shadow of Mt. Davis, the highest point in PA and the Eastern Continental divide. The river gorges extend southern species north while the elevation holds northern species south. So, whether you enjoy wildflowers, birding, salamanders, or just being among nature, the forests, lakes, meadows and streams, or the Laurel Highlands will accommodate. When the winter brings a tracking snow those who adventure outdoors may find the tracks and stories of fisher and rabbits, bobcat and deer, otter, mink and muskrat. Come and sit by the fire and listen to the coyotes, owls and foxes night calls. We are open year round. "Come and see how restful and/or rejuvenating country life can be."
We had the best vacation ever. The area has everything: scenery, biking, hiking, Frank Lloyd Wright sites, etc. but the best part of all was hanging out at the cottage. The owners were wonderful. Heaven on earth!
- Guest Pete's parents
- Date of stay 07/29/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
What a wonderful,peaceful romantic cottage. The cottage is so sweet, clean and beautiful and the view of the pond and countryside is just amazing. I wish we would of stayed longer..it was perfect. Thank you for a lovely stay. Laurie & Van
- Guest Van & Laurie M.
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Lovely Cottage in Ohiopyle Area
Lovely Cottage in Ohiopyle Area
The Cottage at Campbell Farm has the most amazing room with glass on two sides where you can look out over a beautiful yard and pond. I watched the sunset from this room every night and it was always magical. The cottage itself is well stocked with dishes, linens, pots, etc. and is very comfortable. The main bedroom is upstairs so if you have issues with stairs this place may not work for you, that said, there are very comfortable beds downstairs. There were only 2 of us, but I think 4 people in this cottage would work well. The composting toilet takes a little bit of getting used to, but I highly applaud their eco-friendly stance. From the outset Mona was very responsive and welcoming. After our first night there, she left a basket with really great rolls and raspberry jam on the doorstep. She and Bryon also left a large number of brochures on the area which were very helpful. Ohiopyle Park where there is rafting (some of the best in the country), hiking, swimming, etc. is about 20 minutes away as is Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. This cottage is really idyllic. If you need some time to relax and get away from it all this is the place to go. It was very hot during our stay so it's possible we were outdoors slightly less than normal, but it gave me a wonderful opportunity to watch a family of chipmunks frolic for hours while many varieties of birds stopped by to check out the feeder (and one crazed squirrel). I took a walk around the property and found an interesting little graveyard where I figured out why it's called Campbell Farm. I'll be emailing Mona to get the details. It was lovely and highly recommend it.
- Guest joanne7758
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
$125/night +6% state/3% county taxes - Double occupancy $20/night/per up to 2 additional guests (Total occupancy if 4) 2 night minimum - Holidays - 3 night minimum No pets No smoking in the cottage 50% of your total fee is required to reserve your dates, balance is due a minimum of 30 days in advance of your stay. Refund is available for days we are able to rebook, less a $25 rescheduling fee. Prices are subject to change, please confirm.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: My husband (Bryon) and I purchased the James Campbell Farm property in 1990 and spent many years restoring the original (1780's) log house as our home. Subsequently we have refurbished all of the farm buildings. We have planted 100's of trees (mostly native species), created vegetable, herb and flower gardens, replanted the orchard, developed fruit vines - red and black raspberries, and grapes as well as blueberries. In addition to raising much of what we eat we cut firewood on our sustainably managed forests and now offer guests the opportunity to catch and release the fish in the pond -- Come and see how 'green' country life can be!
Why the Owner Chose Fort Hill:
Bryon and I decided to renovate and expand one of the many buildings on James Campbell Farm as a guest house for family and friends. They have enjoyed it so much, we begin to rent it so that others have an opportunity to enjoy 'our little piece of paradise.' Our 2nd season has been very successful with both U.S. and international guests. Many of our guests have said, 'I wish I could live here!' And, BEAUTIFUL is the word most frequently used to describe the property.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage feels like it is 'tucked' into its very own 'special' spot. There are many types of bird feeders that attract a variety of birds. Flowerbeds attract butterflies. There are ducks, great blue heron and kingfisher on the pond. And on any given day you might see woodcock, ruffed grouse, wild turkey and white-tailed deer. If you are lucky you might hear a great horned owl, screech owl, or a coyote. The view from the dining area overlooks the pond, forests and mountains.
- Primary: +814 521-7652
- Secondary: +814 395-5335
Come and see how peaceful country life can be!
Come and see how peaceful country life can be.
Everyone enjoys the view from the dining area.
View of Kitchen and Living Room with Daybed
Campfire wood provided.
Deering feeding in field across the pond.
Country Roads lead to #1723 Fort Hill Road
Private setting of 65 acre family farm.
View from Dining Area
Queen size pillowtop with high quality linens in a large loft area
Green Heron by the pond.
Western sky from hillside just beyond the pond.
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