|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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!
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
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.
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...
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
11% taxes (6% PA Sales Tax & 5% Adams County Hotel Tax)