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600 Acre, 7 Bed Room / 5 Bathroom Mountain Paradise

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

7 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom with Lake, Pond, Stream and Mountain Views

This open floor plan country home features 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a large sleeping loft. The wrap around deck overlooks a lake, pond and stream and is all set in the middle of a sprawling private 600 acre wilderness. We have a open kitchen ideal for entertaining, a great room with a large fireplace, a wrap around deck for viewing of the lake, pool and stream, a game room with a dart board, regulation pool table and ping pong table as well as a second fireplace. At the lake we have a canoe, but you are welcome to bring your own canoes or kayaks. There are water views out of almost every window to enjoy. Truly a place to unplug and enjoy time with your family, friends, and the great outdoors. So bring the family, your dog, mountain bikes, kayaks, fishing rods, hiking shoes, cameras and a sense of adventure - there is a lot of exploring to do.

Events such as reunions & weddings will be subject to additional daily fees in order to cover the added cleanup & maintenance costs. Fees are an additional $35 per person per day over 25 people. For all events over 25 people, there will be an additional refundable damage deposit required. We are happy to discuss specifics for all your event needs.

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White Horse Conservation
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

600 Acre, 7 Bed Room / 5 Bathroom Mountain Paradise
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
Havre de Grace, MD

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! My husband and I went up with a group of friends for a long weekend and we did not want to come home. The house is wonderful with all new windows and sliding doors. The beds were comfortable and had all the amenities you could ask for. The view overlooking the pond was great. We went up to the top of the mountain and watched the most amazing sunset. I can’t wait to go back in the summer to swim in the most incredible natural pool. I personally have not seen anything like it and can’t wait to try it. We both have very stressful jobs. Who could ask for a more perfect way to decompress and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. I highly recommend this place to add to your list of places to visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth and Mike, Thank you so much for the glowing review and for noting the new windows. We are constantly trying to make our home more comfortable for our guest. We look forward to having you back this summer to enjoy "the pond". A swim in a natural spring pond is something special. Josh
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Perfect spot for our extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Combine a beautiful, 7 BR / 5 bath ski lodge type home on 600 acres of mountains, trails, a natural spring pond, and a small lake, all located in the Allegheny Mountains of southeastern Pennsylvania, with 37 lovingly close family members scattered across Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Hamilton, Canada and what do you have? An absolutely wonderful, relaxing, fun-filled, awe inspiring post-Christmas 4 day family reunion at the White Horse Mountain Home. The open floor plan and cathedral ceiling gave us plenty of room to be together and not feel cramped. The grounds outside were beautiful and at night we would lie on the benches of the wrap-around deck and look at all the stars....they were amazing! The open fields in the area facilitated many rounds of football, ultimate frisbee and croquet and the indoor ping pong and pool tables were in constant use, along with the fireplaces in both the main living room and the basement. It was an absolutely wonderful place to disconnect from normal demands and reunite with our wonderful extended family across three generations. We highly recommend it to all and hope to go there again sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb, Thank you for the wonderful review! It's so nice to hear when our guest fully capture and enjoy the whole essence of what our home has to offer as you described. We appreciate that you and your family enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in the future! Happy New Year! Josh
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New York, NY

Wow, Wow, Wow!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been using VRBO for many years and the whole group (15 people) unanimously agreed this is by far our favorite place. In fact and we have already rebooked for next year. First of all there is so much land to hike and explore its awesome. We brought our dogs and they ran until they passed out. It looks like they just upgraded a number of items like new windows, doors and kitchen items because the home is beautiful and perfectly laid out for large groups. The weather was beautiful so we were outside all day and at night we made a huge dinner, built a big fire and roasted marshmallows and played Pictionary and Charades until the wee hours of the night. Speaking of the night, make sure you sit on the porch at night and turn off all the outside lights - the stars are amazing. Download a Stargazer app on your phone before you come, the kids will love it. The boys also had an epic pool and ping pong marathon that will go down as one of the all time VRBO great experiences. The owners were also easy to work with as we had a few requests for our group and they responded no problem. I could go on and on but take it from a seasoned VRBOer, this place is very special and we cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: CW. Wow what a great review, thank you. It looks like you experienced it all; space, dogs, kids, eating, fires, games, stars, hiking. And thank you for noting the upgrades, there are still a few more planned for the near future. We're glad to have shared our home with you and look forward to your next visit. Josh
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Weekend Getaway (25th Wedding Anniversary Party)

  • 5 of 5

Let's start with the drive into the Lodge ... be sure to arrive during daylight hours. If you can time it to be driving in during one of the golden hours when the sunlight is at its peak for photo opportunities that is even better. The scenery after you get off of Route 31 and drive along Pine Valley Road includes some great views of some of the picturesque rolling pastures and wooded hills. If the weather permits, stop after you turn into the driveway, turn off your cell phone, radio. IPod , etc. and roll down your car window(s). Take a few moments to acclimate yourself to the sounds and smells of the woods. Take a deep breath and drive down the long driveway. Be sure to pause and enjoy some of the views. We'll concede that the long driveway has very places that two cars can get past at the same time. But it's certainly not a reason to avoid renting the Lodge.

As you approach the Lodge you will pass a well maintained deck that overlooks the private lake. We had the pleasure of seeing and hearing a small flock of loons that were settling onto the lake for the night. The views outside the Lodge are outstanding. For our stay, the trees were sporting a full spectrum of bright and colorful leaves. There were plenty of trails for hiking. Some of our guests lacked orienteering skills so the trails could have been a little better marked.

The Lodge is situated to help maximize the views and there was plenty of parking. The large Lodge was warm and inviting. Some folks may have labeled it as outdated. We chose to look at it as retro. For some of us, parts of the décor reminded us of our childhoods and our parents homes. Everything was clean and ready to use. We did have to relocate a few spiders to the outside for a couple of squeamish folks in our group. We used the Lodge for our 25th Wedding Anniversary party. There was plenty of room for us to set up tables and chairs for our 40 guests. Sorry Josh, we had to move a few of the comfy hickory rockers out of the way to make room for the tables. Of course we put them back. With some pre-planning, we were able to prepare a large meal in the kitchen. Be sure to bring your own spices and leave a jar for the next folks.

We had 21 people stay overnight. The beds were comfy and bathrooms were plentiful. Everyone got nice hot showers. The loft is for the young (and young at heart). Access is via a ladder and it's a bit of challenge to navigate.

Our family rating: Simply SPECTACULAR

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, Thank you for the wonderful review and for sharing this special time at our home. Even after so many decades of driving down that road I still "roll down my windows and take a deep breath". We hope you'll come stay with us again and see some of the upgrades we have planned to make your next time there even better. Kind regards, Josh
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BEAUTIFUL property! So remote and private with your very own fishing pond - couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our business/vacation group meeting. The property is so far back off the road and in the middle of nowhere that you will feel completely at ease. We never even locked our vehicles or the doors to the house.

Interior is slightly dated and needs some updating, but as we were leaving after 5 days,we met the owners coming in to start a remodeling project with many new fixes.

The land is so beautiful - acres of awesome manicured lawns great for walking, watching wildlife from the porch, shooting or playing, swimming pool/cement pond, HUGE fishing pond (we caught bigmouth bass, perch, bluegill & crappie), incredible hiking opportunities with nicely maintained trails and streams with nice foot bridges that provide a great woods experience on mostly level ground. The exposure to a peaceful and very private nature experience was the reason we stayed here and it delivered big time.

The house is really large and the pics are accurate. As I said earlier, it is in need of some updates but honestly the total experience was so good I couldn't care less. We didn't go there for the 'hotel' type feel. It's a nice comfortable house with a full kitchen and 2 fridges that has all the pots, pans, utensils, and dinnerware you could want to feel like you're at home.

The owners were very accommodating and answered all of our questions immediately. All the contact with them was top notch.

Highly recommend, you won't find a property like this with more land than you could use and a private 'catching' (not just fishing) pond that is very accessible and clean. Book it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave, Thanks for the great review. It's always nice to read when somebody enjoys the total essence of the land and what it offers. Your comments concerning the dating of the house are taken to heart and we are actively addressing that. We hope you'll come stay with us again. Regards, Josh
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful land and property. Everyone in our group had a fantastic time. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica, Thank you for nice review. We're accomplishing some upgrades on the house over the next couple months that will make your next stay with us even more enjoyable. We look forward to having you back! Josh
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Somerset County Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Indian Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Jean Bonnet Tavern
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Seven Springs / Hidden Valley Ski Resort
Car: recommended

We are ideally situated between the shores and golf course at Indian Lake and the hip and trendy antiquing area of Bedford and the fabulous Bedford Springs Hotel. We are a short drive to a variety of other attractions including Hidden Valley and Seven Springs Ski Resorts, Bedford Springs Golf Courses, Laurel Hill State Park, Glade Pike Winery, Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp, Idlewild Amusement Park and Soak Zone, Stony Creek Shooting Center, Flight 93 Memorial, Indian Lake Marina Boat Rentals, historic and now very trendy Bedford, and many more wonderful attractions.

Our property is located on over 500 acres of private land where you can hike, bike, fish, swim or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this exclusive mountain hideaway.


Rates & Availability

Fairhope House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Presidents Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Reservations are not confirmed until a signed lease agreement and photo copy of drivers license are received along with full payment. Please note our cancellation policy is 30 days for standard rental periods and 45 days for holiday times like Memorial & Labor Day Weekends, 4th of July, Presidents Week, Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Minimum rental age is 25 years old. If you have any questions or have any special requests, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Owner'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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Fairhope House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom Downstairs Left - 1 queen
    Bedroom Upstairs Main - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 2 double , 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom Upstairs Left Rear - 1 double
    Bedroom Downstairs Right - 2 double
    Bedroom Upstairs Center - 1 double
    Bedroom Upstairs Right Rear - 4 twin/ single
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Guests to provide their own sheets and towels. Events such as reunions & weddings will be subject to additional daily fees in order to cover the added cleanup & maintenance costs. Fees are an additional $35 per person per day over 25 people. For all events over 25 people, there will be an additional refundable damage deposit required. We are happy to discuss specifics for all your event needs.

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