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Modern firetower chalet majestic views on 70+ private acres. near Knoebels

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type chalet


About the property

Escape life and experience a unique offering by staying in this firetower retreat. It's contemporary style coupled with the simplicity of nature will be sure to please you. Conveniently located just 1 mi. from quaint and inviting town of Bloomsburg. This off the beaten path accommodation is unique and is designed to keep you unplugged and energized. Relax upstairs in spacious queen bedroom overlooking nature while you use downstairs to unwind in a well appointed space including fully stocked kitchen and modern luxury bathroom.

This retreat is brand new and offers a rustic setting all with modern luxury. Two stories offers privacy for one of a kind romantic getaway or enjoy family time while immersed in the outdoors. A large wrap around deck on 2nd floor lets you fully explore the surroundings. This place is ideal for week stay or the quick 2 or 3 night getaway.

The outside stone patio and white birch trees make for memorable meals. We have just installed a great firepit near cabin to enjoy those long nights.

Guest access

Access all 70+ acres of our property including our active christmas tree farm. The gentle hills and terrain and miles of private wooded trails make for wonderful hiking, biking or x-country skiing. All Pennsylvania wildlife active on property including deer, bear and turkey. Enjoy the natural surroundings of the beautiful Susquehanna valley. Hike along trails and see river 400 feet below all while on private land.

Interaction with guests

I am available for help with all guest visits. We tend to stay out of guests way but are very available if needed. Communicate via text messaging is best but phone or email. Come see our Christmas tree farm or walk the trails and learn about central PA outdoors. I live nearby so am available if needed with notice.

The neighborhood

Secluded 60 + acre property with miles of easily accessible trails. Great for walking running or biking. We are just 2 minutes from lovely town of Bloomsburg Pa. It is college town with many diverse offerings. Including a top rated theatre group at Bloomsburg Ensemble, Bloomsburg Univ activities, and active downtown in Bloomsburg and nearby Danville. Active night life most days of week between wed and sat. Knoebels park is just minutes away. Many craft fairs and covered bridge festivals in our area. Great children's museum only 5 minutes away. All available shopping for grocery and wine liquor are minutes away.

Getting around

Access to property is remote but well worth it. All wheel drive 4 wheel drive preferred with inclement weather. We do have 2 trucks for use on property should you not have and need 4 wheel drive to use. Two bikes are available for use. It is offroad on property.

Other things to note

Very unique property that was built 2016 that was inspired by West coast firetowers with all modern comforts. If you would like more info on area and things to do on site please feel free to contact me. It is 2 stories compact economic friendly living. Has stairway from top bedroom to main floor. 4 or all wheel drive preferred to access property as it is very secluded. Central Pennsylvania is great place to visit in spring summer fall and winter. This is a listing suited for all types including couples, small families and adventure travelers.

More Details

Chris D
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Chris D

My wife and two children love hosting guests and equally enjoy traveling to new places using VRBO and similar services. We have a tree farm where we built this cabin to enjoy the great property it sits on. We come up to farm to have wonderful family time and explore the area. We have lived in the area for about 15 years having moved from the NC area.

Chris D purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Chris D chose Bloomsburg

We built the firetower at our tree farm to enjoy more time at the farm. We took 3 years to make the cabin our own and are happy to share it with this wonderful community.

What makes this chalet unique

The unique feature of this place is the tremendous views while laying in bed in all directions. The outdoor space on the decks as well as the private 70 acres make it an extraordinary experience.


Bloomsburg Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Modern spacious tile shower appointed with elegance.
  • Bathroom is on main floor and has walk in shower and is very updated and modern. Towels and soaps/shampoos are provided from dispensers.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Amazing views from this second story bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa downstairs in main living room
  • Main queen bed is upstairs on entire second floor of property. This bedroom offers amazing views of the area with walkout wrap around deck. The second bed is a pull out queen sofa downstairs in main living area. It has updated memory foam mattress on pullout.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Modern firetower chalet majestic views on 70+ private acres. near Knoebels
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

The perfect mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

A truly charming little nest overlooking the hills of PA that gives you such a sense of peaceful serenity without taking you hours outside of town. The Draus family’s firetower is the perfect place to hunker down and breathe in the beauty of nature; if you can’t relax here, you can’t relax anywhere! Chris was a great host and was so easy to contact for all of our questions... I would not change a single thing about our experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful & serene escape from it all!

  • 5 of 5

My partner & I had the most relaxing, peaceful and restorative time at this stunning rental. Chris is a terrific host. Friendly, super communicative and his Fire Tower chalet is truly a unique, cozy, modern, comfortable, beautiful & fun place to stay. The views from the second floor patio are breath taking. Morning coffee out there...just amazing! We also just loved how secluded it was. We didn't see anyone the entire time we were there, which is exactly what we wanted. And we enjoyed hiking around the property, taking in the trees and just breathing easy. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very serene with beautiful views in all weather conditions like we had. Sun, snow, and rain!

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely designed chalet equipped with everything you need to have a private retreat away from life's stresses.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice couple who enjoyed the cabin. We love to have them visit again. Prompt communication. Chris
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Fantastic Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife booked the property for a Saturday night and had a wonderful time. Chris answered all of our questions quickly and was a pleasure to deal with. You have access to a 4 wheel drive truck that you will need to get to the property which was fun in itself driving. The firehouse is beautiful and has a fantastic view. It was clean, well stocked, and really lends itself to relaxation. Firewood is available for purchase down by the entrance and we made use of the fire pit near the house. It is really close to town should you want to go into Bloomsburg but is very secluded so you would never know you were near a town. We did not get a chance to do much exploring but it looks like there is lots to see if you wanted to go for a walk.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your visit and your detailed review. We are grateful to be able to share our home with wonderful guests like you. Please visit again. Chris and Shannon
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Awesome time!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed walks in the snow on the property, mountain biking down into Bloomsburg, hiking Ricketts Glen but enjoyed the quiet times inside the Fire Tower the best. Great property and times. Thankful to spend the time here. Chris is a terrific host.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and his wife were wonderful guests. Active on property and the surroundings. Enjoyed the place for what it was made for. Thanks guys and hope to have you back inn the future.
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Beautiful, and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Separated from the city. Little difficult to find, probaby sign needs to be put for direction. Otherwise cute little house for small families.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton (AVP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Good Old Days
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Frosty Valley
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Eagle Rock
Car: necessary

We are conveniently located near Susquehanna river 6 miles from Knoebels park and 2 miles from downtown Bloomsburg and Bloomsburg University. The town which is located 1 mile from cabin offers many restaurant and nightlife places. A great childrens museum is located 2 miles from property. The Bloomsburg fairgrounds are also just 3 miles away. It is easily accessible from Rt 80 about 2.5 hrs NYC and 2.5 hrs Philadelphia. Columbia county has lots to offer the entire year please visit the Columbia Montour visitors bureau site.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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