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Rustic cabin w/ modern amenities on 600-ac. nature preserve with 10-mi of trails

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Fairfield Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Very private, 817sqft 2 bedrms, sleeps 5,1 bath, full kitchen, TV/DVD, WIFI, W/D

Nestled on Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, this is the perfect vacation rental for families and friends, who want to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors.

The cabin is located on a 609-ac preserve, offering year round family programs, and it is surrounded by 10-mi of hiking trails meandering around a high quality cold water stream valley.

This is 815 sq. ft. quiet modern cabin is accessed by ½ mile private lane. The cabin was renovated in 2014, and includes two bedrooms that sleep five, with an updated kitchen, bath, and porch deck.

Open living and kitchen area (stocked with cookery and eatery utensils), modern appliances (full fridge, oven & range, coffee maker, microwave, toaster), full bath with shower (towels). Hardwood floors. Bedrooms includes queen, full, and twin bunk (linens provided). Deck with eating area. Mudroom to store outdoor equipment w/ washer & dryer. Electric heat (with propane backup), Air conditioning (which you will never need). Parking. Pets welcomed.

The cabin is just a short 15 min. drive from the Gettysburg Battlefield, 10 min. from Liberty Mountain Ski & Golf Resort, and is adjacent to Michaux State Forest. If you love to hike, bike, hunt, fish, ski, enjoy wine and fruit country, golf, horseback ride, explore history at Gettysburg, or discover nature this is the place for you and your family.

While you enjoy your stay, you can schedule your own private program with one of Strawberry Hill’s Naturalists who will guide you through the preserve and share their knowledge of the area, including hiking, birding, stargazing, fly-fishing, tree id, and more… and there are even private children’s activities that can be scheduled for those parents looking for an opportunity to slip into historic Gettysburg.

By staying in this cabin, you will not only find the perfect place to relax, but you will be helping to support Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve protect the Swamp Creek Watershed!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Chuck Reid
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Chuck Reid

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve protects the Swamp Creek Watershed and connects our community with the natural world through environmental education and land stewardship at our preserve in the South Mountain Region.

We connect our community with the natural world by teaching, inspiring, and promoting stewardship of our environment. For more than 27 years, Strawberry Hill has interpreted our open space as a living classroom for people of all ages in our community.

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve was founded in 1986 by Frances Morton Froelicher. Mrs. Froelicher began the foundation to support her husband’s, Hans Froelicher, efforts to clean-up and protect the Swamp Creek Watershed.

In the early 1960′s, the Froelichers began purchasing properties in Hamiltonban Township, stitching together various tracts of land to create the original 519 acre core of Strawberry Hill.

After her husband’s passing in 1976 and after ten years of failed efforts to find a new owner, which would commit to providing environmental education, Mrs. Froelicher created the foundation to establish an environmental education center at the Preserve.

Mrs. Froelicher managed the land and worked towards establishing an environmental center until her death on December 31, 1994. In her passing, she gave Strawberry Hill to the community of Mount Hope, and provided a small endowment to create an environmental education center.

Since 1994, Strawberry Hill has expanded the preserve to include 609 acres. Our supporters have grown to 360 individuals and families from the surrounding community. And, Strawberry Hill’s academic programs enrich the lives of over 6,000 children annually.

The Froelicher’s mission was to provide the community of Adams County with awareness, appreciation, and understanding of our natural environmental and cultural heritage through programs provided by the organization that now operates as Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center.

Chuck Reid purchased this cabin in 1960

Why Chuck Reid chose Dutch Country

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve & Environmental Center strives to maintain the health of the Swamp Creek and Middle Creek Watersheds, two high quality cold water streams. The main focus of our conservation plan is habitat restoration and protection in order to promote the biodiversity of native plants and animals.

Today, the Preserve protects numerous wetlands, vernal pools, and two high quality stream corridors, and the cultural heritage of Swamp Creek, Middle Creek, and Mount Hope. The Preserve provides recreational opportunities to Adams County residents through a variety of cultural and environmental programs and by maintaining ten miles of trails that are open to the public for hiking.

What makes this cabin unique

By choosing to stay here, not only do you find a gem of a cabin, prefect for a relaxing vacation, but you also help support the mission of Strawberry Hill and continue a legacy set forth by the Froelichers over 50 years ago...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Rustic cabin w/ modern amenities on 600-ac. nature preserve with 10-mi of trails
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
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Clean, well-stocked, peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Would definitely recommend and love to come back! The trails near by were great and it was such a peaceful atmosphere! The cabin was clean and if you forgot anything they most likely had it there for you! We will definitely be coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Serene retreat

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, serene, romantic, relaxing. Simple, clean cabin in rustic environment. Only negative was a very tiny shower. Otherwise, this cabin was perfect! Loved the peace and quiet. Being at the end of the road in the preserve, we saw no one while there. For someone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it's a perfect retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful Stay To End The Summer

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our recent stay at this cabin.

Hiking trails were right out the front door and Gettysburg was a short drive away for not only history, but for dining options. While remote and rustic (as stated in all descriptions) my daughter and I found everything we needed - well supplied kitchen, Wifi, Netflix and nature all around.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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An amazing weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The charcoal cabin was the perfect weekend get away! Allowing us to bring our 3 dogs and enjoy nature! Spending a day in Gettysburg brushing up on our history was great! What a wonderful little home away from home, perfectly positioned so that you are near everything, but at the same time you are unplugged and close to nature! We cannot wait to come back, We are planning to stay for a week next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our goal was to visit Gettysburg, but we jumped at the chance to spend quiet mornings and evenings nestled in this cabin surrounded by nature. The photos and description are quite accurate and for the most part we enjoyed our stay. We had a couple of complaints which moved our rating from 5 stars to 4. We did not find the bed in the main bedroom comfortable, and there was a truly awful odor coming from the utility room/porch. It was only slightly noticeable in the living space itself, and hopefully it has already been corrected. We stayed there August, 2015.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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fun times

  • 4 of 5

This was a great location and very secluded. Loved the walking trails and the ability to take our dogs. The only downside would be that the beds were a little uncomfortable. Expecially due to being larger framed individuals. All else was fabulous. Thanks again for the use of the cabin. I would totally recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.4 Miles
Taverna 5450 Fairfield Rd,
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mountain View Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
8.9 Miles
US Route 15
Nearest Restaurant
3.8 Miles
The Historic Fairfield Inn 1757
Nearest Ski
5.9 Miles
Liberty Mountain Ski & Golf Resort
Car: necessary

This cabin is nestled in the Swamp Creek valley, a high quality cold water stream in Adams County PA. Located at the end of a private lane on a 600-acre nature preserve, the cabin will connect you to 10-miles of trails that start right outside the door.

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is a non-profit education and conservation organization, which protects 609-acres of a high quality cold water stream and provides environmental education. The preserve offers outstanding opportunities for you to discover and explore the natural world. The property contains diverse habitats, including wet and dry woodlands, three ponds, two mountain streams, and much more. The ten miles of trails meander throughout the property and lead to unique rock formations, scenic vistas, and secret glades.

While you enjoy your stay, you can schedule your own private program with one of Strawberry Hill’s Naturalists who will guide you through the preserve and share their knowledge of hiking, birding, star gazing fly-fishing, tree id, and more… and there are even schedule private children’s activities for those parents looking for an opportunity to slip into historic Gettysburg.

The cabin is just a short 15 min. drive from the Gettysburg Battlefield, 10 min. from Liberty Mountain Ski & Golf Resort, and is adjacent to Michaux State Forest.

Gettysburg and Adams County offer year-round history and fun. You can tour the Gettysburg National Military Park on foot, horseback, or even a Segway. Experience the restored Cyclorama Painting. Walk in the steps of President Abraham Lincoln. Remember those who gave all in Gettysburg at the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Tour the homes and town of the citizens of 1863 Gettysburg.

Gettysburg visitors will also enjoy theater productions, concerts, wineries, and nature trails. While in the area you can enjoy our orchards and charming small towns. Pack the golf clubs, you will be sure to enjoy the breathtaking and award-winning courses.

The County is also known for a variety of unique shopping treasures! Fresh fruit & vegetable farms with roadside stores, Wineries, Antiques and Art shops, artifacts and books, clothing outlets, souvenirs, and more… there is plenty to do if you want to leave the woods.

If you love to hike, bike, hunt, fish, ski, enjoy wine and fruit country, golf, horseback ride, explore history at Gettysburg, or discover nature this is the place for you and your family. By staying in this cabin, you will not only find the perfect place to relax, but you will be helping to support Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve.

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Rates & Availability

Fairfield Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$130
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$150
Fri,Sat
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

11% taxes (6% PA Sales Tax & 5% Adams County Hotel Tax)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fairfield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 817 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toilet, Pedestal Sink, Shower w/ extending shower head w/ hose
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over Full Bunk
  • Bedrooms: Two, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5 • One bedroom has a twin bunk bed over a full bed, the other a queen, both have wooded views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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