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Historic Kempton Schoolhouse at the base of the Appalachian trail.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 844 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom-1 bath in rural PA Dutch farmland. Slow down & step back in time!

Nestled in the foothills of the Kitatinny-Blue Mountain range less than 1 mile to the Appalachian Trail & 2 miles to world renown Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, you & your guests can step back in time to a different era. Slow down, regenerate, create and celebrate! Our private one bedroom-one bath historical schoolhouse in Kempton, PA can be your year round special retreat. We welcome all visitors from a one night romantic wedding night or anniversary getaway, three night girls' weekend, to month long artistic retreat. Paint, hike, bird watch, tour several local award winning wineries, shopping at Cabellas or Vanity Fair Outlets, your options are totally up to you. Or, you can snuggle up in the hammock with a good book or sit on the private stone patio sipping wine while star gazing! A special WELCOME Basket will be presented upon your arrival filled with local farm raised homemade goodies for you to enjoy during your stay. Our fully stocked kitchen will let you choose whether to eat in or dine out. We provide all linens, towels, pots & pans, etc. We are air conditioned for your comfort. King sized bed in the master bedroom with an elevated Queen AeroBed for additional guests or children. Wake to the sound of birds singing and beautiful views of the Albany Township bucolic countryside, pristine trout stocked streams, shadows of the wild Appalachian mountains or colorful wildflower filled meadows. Soothe your soul! Whether you are looking for a unique private romantic getaway or a safe and economical family vacation, Kinder Hawk Schoolhouse can meet your needs. Privacy to commune with nature, privacy to contemplate, restore and redefine, privacy to create and perfect your craft and privacy for passion!


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About The Owner

Growing up within a quarter mile of both Kinder Hawk Schoolhouse and our current farm, Jim, has intimate knowledge of the Albany township/Kempton area. Our main business is Robertson's Renovations General Contracting. We specialize in renovating older homes. Kinder Hawk will eventually become our retirement home - but we are still too busy with other things, like volunteering for the US Fish & Wildlife banding birds of prey, or volunteering for Albany Township Historical Society, gardening and grandchildren! We would love to invite you to experience true old fashioned PA German farm hospitality and welcome you into the family!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2014

Why The Owner chose Albany

Kinder Hawk Schoolhouse used to be a part of our 40 acre farm. After many years of educated local children then being converted into a private residence, we were fortunate to be able to purchase the schoolhouse in December of 2014 and add it back into our farm!

What makes this cottage unique

Private, unique, economical, quiet and very cozy and comfortable with outstanding views!

Amenities

Kempton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 844 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly renovated with tile shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen elevated Aeroed & Pack n Play available upon request.
  • Master bedroom with King sized bed. Large closet area. Cable TV. all lines are provided and bed will be made fresh and ready for your arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Historic Kempton Schoolhouse at the base of the Appalachian trail.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

My new place for peace and comfort

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the beautifully historic schoolhouse. I couldn't wait to spend more time since the first was last minute and only 2 nights. Deb was so so amazing accommodating me! The welcome amenities were so thoughtful and practical. That bread!!! The grounds are so fun to explore! The history of that little cemetary fascinated me! I loved sitting with my coffee and watching the groundhogs. There was everything I could possibly need there. The bed was amazing! All kitchen basics. Only thing I missed on both trips was the gas grill that was supposed to be there but wasn't. No matter, I loved every minute and will definitely return again soon when I crave country and quiet and kind people. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful treasure with others....

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York
5

Quiet little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights there with my girlfriend and it was really relaxing!

We got a complimentary "welcome" basket which gives a few excellent local products and the house was exactly as advertised! Spending the evening next to the fireplace was great and there was literally NO sound at night which coming from NYC was probably the best we could hope for... The area is nice to visit but we also spent an entire day hanging out next to the house in the sun which was very enjoyable.

The owners were very responsive and accomodating.

All in all, a 5-stars experience for a quiet getaway weekend!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much! We always feel honored when a guest chooses to stay in our historic schoolhouse and has a wonderful experience. Come back to visit soon! All our best. Jim and Cheryl
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Adirondacks
5

Spectacular setting!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay. Historic school house nestled in the rolling hills at the base of the beautiful Kittatiny Ridge but with all of the modern amenities you might want (kitchen, tv, wireless, etc.). Great access to Hawk Mountain and I would highly recommend the scenic train ride to Jim Thorpe. The goodie basket upon arrival just put this over the top and the jam is to die for. Owners were extremely friendly but very respectful of our privacy. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be going back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Kinder Hawk Schoolhouse. We would love to have you visit again sometime soon! All our best, Jim, Cheryl and Deb
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5

Stay Here

  • 5 of 5

Wow. What a retreat from the hustle and bustle. This is a fabulous property - tastefully renovated and serene. Cheryl and Jim responded quickly and professionally to our last-minute request. They also welcomed us with open arms (literally!) and, with a top-notch goodie basket, including fresh home-baked bread, fresh eggs, delicious cheese, jam and more. Great access to Hawk Mountain. Restaurants require a drive, but it's worth it.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for honoring us with your reservation. We would love to have you visit again! All our best, Jim and Cheryl
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Illinois
5

A special place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Kinder Hawk. Cheryl is a gracious host and greeted us with a wonderful welcome basket of goodies! The renovated schoolhouse is charming and stocked with everything imaginable. Views from the yard/patio are beautiful--such a peaceful place. The owners obviously love sharing this home, as they've put so much attention to detail in this rental. We were only in the area for two nights, but enjoyed hiking at Hawk Mountain and visiting Pinnacle Ridge and Folino Estates wineries. We highly recommend a stay at Kinder Hawk!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We feel honored that you chose us for your getaway. We would love to have you visit again. All our best, Cheryl & Jim Robertson Deb Brumbach
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5

Your place to relax and catch your breath

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was too short, and too hectic. In the area for a wedding, this was a perfect place to relax and catch our breath. We were able to host a dinner for some other relatives also in for the wedding, and everyone was jealous of our home away from home. As I said, we weren't there as long as we'd like, so would love to return and just enjoy the home. Most places one stays in are just that: a place to stay in for a few days and leave as soon as possible. Kinder Hawk made us want to extend our stay for much longer, we were in no hurry to go home. Cheryl is incredible, and we enjoyed her wonderful Italian feast and welcome basket. So needed after flying and driving all day!

Thank you so much. Hope to be able to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you visit us again! Maybe next time you can have more hammock time! <3
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ABE
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
PA Interstate 78
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

There is a two night minimum for Holidays.
There is an International Wire Transfer Fee for those using that service. Fee is $75.00 USD. This rental is on a first come first serve basis. The first person with a signed contract and payment shall have the dates reserved in their name.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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