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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 817 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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! Proceeds from the rental of this cabin go to support our environmental education programming for children and adults within the surrounding areas.

More Details

Property Manager
SHNP Property Mgmt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About SHNP Property Mgmt

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.

SHNP Property Mgmt purchased this cabin in 1960

Why SHNP Property Mgmt chose Fairfield

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. Proceeds from the rental of this cabin go to support our environmental education programming for children and adults within the surrounding areas.

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. Proceeds from the rental of this cabin go to support our environmental education programming for children and adults within the surrounding areas.

Amenities

Fairfield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 817 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • 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
Notes:
Water conservation is extremely important to us. We ask that you help to conserve water while staying in our cabin by following some of the recommended conservation methods listed in the cabin. Please be aware that there is no telephone located in the cabin and cell phone reception is very limited. Please check your phone for wi-fi capability to make calls.

Reviews

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Rustic cabin w/ modern amenities on 600-ac. nature preserve with 10-mi of trails
average rating of 4.690909 based on 55 reviews
4

Perfectly peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We were very satisfied with Charcoal cabin, it's the perfect size for 2 adults. Located just far enough away from the touristy areas of gettysburg but close enough that it wasn't a long drive to get to sites and restaurants. We would stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peace and quiet...

  • 5 of 5

I'll start by saying the property is remote, peaceful, well maintained, perfectly located for the Gettysburg experience, several beautiful golf courses just minutes away, full of all amenities needed and a great price.

The trails are great, and there is wildlife is everywhere. The property managers are incredibly helpful as well.

We live in the city and it was so nice to not listen to barking dogs, non stop traffic and the constant noise of the city.

There isn't much to say about the negatives, but the few that there are might be worth mentioning.

Finding the cabin if you are unfamiliar with the area can be a challenge. We arrived after dark and our GPS took us right to the road, but it was unclear on how far we had to drive down the gravel road.

There is no cell coverage at all. At least not for AT&T. However, the wifi is strong, so internet was great.

The front door could use a screen door. We left the door open a lot, more on that below, and a lot of bugs, mostly moths, came in.

The front door was left open because the cabin is a bit musty. The screen and a dehumidifier would be a big help.

The tv is really small. Would be nice to have a little bit bigger screen.

With the minor negative comments, we will be staying here again the next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this little cabin in the woods! We made the mistake of letting Google maps lead us to the cabin. We ended up in an apple orchard. Use the directions that is emailed to you!!! We had a wonderful time at the cabin. It has all that you need. I loved the little welcome note in the counter! If you are allergic to pets, then this place is not for you. You are in the woods, there will be bugs, it is inevitable. The bathroom is roomy, but the shower is a stand up shower.

They have everything that you need. Fully stocked kitchen utensils, pots , pans plates, glasses, even had some sandwich bags, aluminum foil and plastic wrap! There is a washer and dryer and they even had laundry detergent for you to use. We had our own laundry detergent that we bought when in Maine from a cabin we stayed at through VRBO

We went to Gettysburg Civil War site a couple days. It was great coming back to the cabin. We had dinner at Garryowens pub in Gettysburg. Wonderful food! Highly recommend

We got to see the stars!! Awesome! So quiet and peaceful. On the 1/2 mile drive to cabin we saw deer. The bugs lull you to sleep. Thank you so much for renting this cute place. What we liked is the fact that the proceeds goes to Strawberry Hill nature preserve.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in this adorable cabin. It's so close to Gettysburg but far enough away to really feel like we were away from it all. Having the trails right outside our door was awesome. We went to the Trailgating party and had such a good time. The area is so beautiful and charming we really wish we lived there! We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

A perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our "home away from home" at the Charcoal Cabin. We were able to fit so much into a few days - nature walks, sightseeing in Gettysburg, etc., and enjoyed coming home each evening to the comfortable amenities of the cabin. Hope to visit again sometime!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A nice cabin with all amenities available.

  • 4 of 5

A nice quiet spot in the woods. Ideal for 2 couples or family with 2-3 children. Nice trails to walk and short distance to Gettysburg.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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