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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:
September 24, 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 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. 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 4.68 based on 50 reviews
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: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great relaxing spot with a lot of trails to walk and wildlife to see

  • 5 of 5

Was able to see battlefields of Gettysburg and lots of Wildlife. We were also able to relax and get away from everyday life.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had an awesome time!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, was big enough for all of us! Clean, quiet and secluded! Very prompt responses from the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great getaway for family!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed on site access to Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve while being tucked away in the woods. The privacy of the two bedrooms helped for children sleeping undisturbed. Forgot to ask about the high chair listed in amenities. Enjoyed the covered porch for al fresco dining.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect balance of peace and tourism.

  • 5 of 5

It was our 2nd year at Charcoal Cabin. This year I brought along my 12 year old nephew, niece, brother, sister, Mom, and dog Jake. In the mornings, the kids and I explored the trails and enjoyed the peaceful greenery of the cabin setting, while later in the day seeing the sights of Gettysburg. We saw large turtles, various butterflies, and we think even a fox. There is even a little family of geicos living under the porch, one with a metallic blue tail! For a family who loves history and nature, it was the perfect combination of peaceful recluse and vast opportunities to see wonderful displays of history. My niece is already saying, "when we go back to Gettysburg". Everyone loved the privacy and accommodations that the cabin provided. Thanks for such a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Peaceful, Secluded, Rustic

  • 3 of 5

We loved how it was a 1/2 mile back from the road. No noise from others at all and really loved that. Took a really nice hike Swamp Creek trail, I believe. I felt like we had stepped back into another time. Very beautiful and loved the raspberries that grew everywhere and all the birds. Glad to have found a pet friendly place.

The cabin was alright. It was rather buggy and dirty. Would have liked to have had a blanket on the bed that didn't smell like the previous occupant ' s dog. I'm guessing "Scooter" had snuggled in it. There were crawling critters everywhere and tons of dog/people hair on the baseboard heaters, fans, under bed and on headboard. Smelled a bit musty and like dog urine. It could use a thorough cleaning more often in our opinion.

Overall, it was a great home base for traveling to Gettysburg and getting away from the hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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. Proceeds from the rental of this cabin go to support our environmental education programming for children and adults within the surrounding areas.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

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.