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Romantic,Private,Scenic&Country Home Comforts-near Fallingwater, GAP, Ohiopyle

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Adventure+Creature Comforts = GLAMPING! Queen bed, outdoor kitchen +

***3 nights available - 7, 8 & 9 August 2017***

Our calendar is currently blocked for 2018. We expect to reopen for reservations for the 2018 season on the 1st of October 2017. In the meantime the outdoor Woodman's Shelter - rented as part of the Woodland Cottage rental - is available until 9 Oct. 2017. For Reservations visit:

At our Glamping Site - you will sleep, cook, eat, bath, relax and play in the out-of-doors with a maximum separation from nature of only one layer of tightly woven cotton duck cloth. Inside the 12' x 14' platform tent you will find a comfortable queen size bed and living space free from insects yet open to the sights and sounds of nature. In addition, there is a covered 8' x 12' deck with table and chairs. The kitchen space is well-equipped with a small refrigerator, electric lights, three-burner gas stove, double sink and hot & cold running water and everything you will need (pans) utensils, tableware, etc.) to prepare meals - all under a roof but otherwise out-of-doors.

Oh, and did we mention the view!

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Mona Rishel-Shissler
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Mona Rishel-Shissler

Bryon - middle back row and me in blue - middle front row with our kids and grandkids. We purchased Campbell Farm in 1990. For 30 years we worked as consultants restoring our log home, refurbishing all the out buildings including our - A Cottage at Campbell Farm. We continue to expand vegetable and flower gardens and enjoy sharing the property with all the wonder folks who return again and again to our cottage and now, our 'glamping' site.

Mona Rishel-Shissler purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Mona Rishel-Shissler chose Laurel Highlands

Bryon began thinking about building the 'glamping' site about 12 years ago when our family reunion was at a cousin's farm. Chuck and his son set up their 'trappers' tent and Bryon said, this would be a wonderful addition to our 'camping' site at the farm. He built all the structures and situated the site strategically to enjoy the great views.

What makes this cottage unique

If you want to enjoy the outdoors but aren't quite ready for camping or, have had some raining camping experiences - this site is for you. And, Bryon has been thoughtful with the placement to provide you with maximum privacy while being easily accessible.


Fort Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not smoke or burn candles inside the tent. Secure perisable food. Campfire in stone ring only.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub with handheld shower head
  • The 'comfort' station is our 'conference room' with an environmentally friendly composting toiled - NO ODER and no maintenance - REALLY - there is also a stain glass window and dutch doors ALSO - DO NOT MISS the clawfoot bathtub .... and small sink ---- bathrobes provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 12' x 14' - carpeted, Queen bed, nightstands, lamps, additional side table and large traveling trunk, games, puzzles and reference books
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Romantic,Private,Scenic&Country Home Comforts-near Fallingwater, GAP, Ohiopyle
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Staggeringly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was the most peaceful, luxurious camping I have ever done. Absolutely perfect place. Comfortable with unbeatable views. Billion star accommodation

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Billion star accommodation" - I love this and, because there is little light pollution - on a clear night - you will see a billion+ stars. Also, consider our cottages listed here a VRBO - A Cottage At Campbell Farm and A Woodland Cottage at Campbell Farm
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Peaceful, restful, restorative, love it!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best most relaxing vacation I've had in a long time. The accommodations are just as shown and described in the listing - only better. You have to be there to grasp what an amazing view you have, to experience exploring the grounds, and the hospitality of your hosts. All this and lots of fresh air and sunshine, and more types of birds than I've seen in a long time. We had a couple of rain storms blow through and even those were an enjoyable part of the experience - they gave us time to enjoy the spacious tent and front porch. And a word about the 'comfort station' - you may be skeptical about how it could be odorless, but it really is. My wife, who never understood the concept of reading in the bathroom found herself reading one of the interesting titles found on the bookshelf in the comfort station. We are already trying to figure out when we can return, perhaps renting some of the adjacent rentals so that family and friends can share the experience. We also brought out bikes and had easy access to the Fort Hill trailhead of the Great Allegheny Passage. We rode into Confluence and back. So if you want to get away, unplug, and sit by the fire, this is the place to do it.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate the time and thought guests put into their reviews. And are happy the enjoyed their visit. The tent sits on a raised platform and opens onto a large covered deck so you can enjoy the view even if it rains. The farm is a short drive to the Fort Hill Trailhead of the GAP - ride to Confluence or Rockwood for lunch. Or, drive a bit further to Meyersdale. Day trips on the GAP are one of our guests favorite things to do.
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A lovingly prepared grounds and artistically appointed furnishings with heavens 🌅!

  • 5 of 5

Mona and Bryon are sharing what is very dear to them---their land. And we are given the privilege to share their vision of a glamping experience! Not unlike the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bryons,' creation of an outdoor kitchen/bathing room/wood storage space in just 20x20--shows that being part of nature extends your feeling of home! Mona's penchant for yellow shows up with a happy door on a shed here and a sunshiny birdhouse there! Pieces of pottery or coverings match perfectly and ensures comfort to the proposition of living outdoors. Flowers everywhere. A riot of daisies surprise you behind an out building, Lupine graces the meadow, and the white pine stands vigil at the corner of the meadow where songbirds plot their advances to bird feeders near breakfast nook and porch table, so close to humans that they must certainly have decided to befriend cheery strangers. And then the climax! Sitting on the front deck in wood bent rocker watching a storm move through, clouds billowing darkness, releasing a torrent, then slowly traveling over, clouds lighten and open to sun! And then's happening! Gold! Pink! Purple! Streaming, glowing, and for the final movement...setting!

How do you create a glamping experience that is unforgettable?

You experience it yourself. Mona and Bryon and son watched that sunset and knew they had something special to share up on that grassy hilltop. Then they built around it, but just minimally.

Comfortable bedding, warm water, cozy rockers...creatures of comfort are we. But given that, we don't need much more than that glorious meadow and that radiant sunset.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful for such a beautiful sanctuary! Miss the hummingbirds but there were plenty of other birds to enjoy. The train activity was not conducive for sleep. So thankful for a place to decompress.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mona and Bryon are wonderful hosts and take special care to create a lovely atmosphere that is rustic yet comfortable. The bird and sunset watching is incredible; hiking and biking are convenient. We had a magical time.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This truly is a heaven on earth. We've stayed here twice and once at the cottage. Beautiful view of the mountains with a wonderful sunset. We loved watching the birds. If your a bird watcher, then you'll love the mass variety of them that come right into the feeders including Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Red-headed Woodpecker. At night you'll get to hear the Coyotes. They came so close that if we gotten out of bed and walked outside we would have seen them in field in front of us. (to tired to look) Very neat to hear. Mona and Bryon respect your privacy but also are very hospitable and so very kind. Respect their land as they are kind enough to provide and share such beauty of a place. OUR FAVORITE PLACE BY FAR TO COME TO FOR PEACE AND SERENITY. We definitely will be back again & again. You'll love it too!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very excited to have guests visit again and again and, to try out our "Cottage" at Campbell Farm as well as our "Woodland Cottage" at Campbell Farm. We are happy to share a place where you can get away from it all and enjoy mountain views, birds, hiking and starry nights. We know who you are and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Fort Hill Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

2015 - Rental Agreement -Campbell Farm Glamping – May 2015- October 2015
Rental fee deposited – returned - less $25 if you cancel or reschedule your visit at least 60
days prior to your arrival date.
Cancellations 59 or less days before your arrival – refund only if we are able to rebook your
reserved dates, less $25
50% deposit to secure the reservation, balance due 60 days before your arrive

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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