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The Douglas Place - A Rustic Cabin on Armenia Mountain

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hunt or Relax in a Rustic Cabin On Armenia Mountain.

The Douglas Place is an old farmhouse, now used as a cabin, situated on 55+ acres of prime hunting ground--adjacent to 3000+ acres of Pennsylvania State Forest Land. The house has 2 bedrooms with full-size beds, living room with a sleeper sofa, loft area with 3 twin beds, 1 bathroom with shower and claw foot tub, towels and linens provided, fully-furnished kitchen, microwave, modern oven, and fridge. Cook your meals on the stove or on the campfire!

The Douglas Place is adjacent to 3000+ acres of PA State Forest Land, perfect for hunting, fishing or other Armenia Mountain adventures such as hiking/walking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and photography. Unplug, sit on the porch, light a fire in the pit, and breathe in the simple life of Armenia Mountain. Watch wildlife, admire the stars in the dark skies, hear the songbirds, and pick a wildflower bouquet.

Take day trips to Mt. Pisgah State Park, the PA Grand Canyon, Apple Cheese Festival, Leroy Heritage Museum, Troy Fair, the Little League World Series in Williamsport, and the Finger Lakes region.

We farm field crops, vegetables, goats, pigs, and chickens--we believe in eating local. Farm experiences and farm to table meals are available for an additional fee! Nicole is a environmental educator with 20 years of experience in outdoor conservation education and recreational activities. Are you interested in learning something? Just ask us!

More Details

Nicole Harris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Nicole Harris

The Harris Family is 6th generation of family on Armenia Mountain. Help us continue the restoration of the Douglas Place! Future plans include remodeling the kitchen, laying stone for the antique cookstove and restoring the outhouse back to working condition--in case you get the urge ; )

We are pursuing our dreams of being self-employed, raising our kids around plants and animals!

Nicole Harris purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Nicole Harris chose Troy

We are born and raised in the Troy area, and have decided to remain in this area to continue the legacies and traditions of our families. We purchased the property because we needed more farmland close to our home. I've ridden horses on the dirt roads past this property for years--never dreaming that we would one day be able to own it! The land hasn't been farmed in 40+ years, but are working on clearing land to make it back into a working farm.

What makes this cabin unique

When I was younger, I can remember riding around Armenia Mountain with my grandfather. We would drive past this white cabin, with lattice on the front, and a white picket fence with a sign that said "Oleo Acres: One of the Cheaper Spreads."

We are excited that we now own the cabin and surrounding land. We are farming: raising our children around plants and animals on a unique piece of ground. We pick wild huckleberries (blueberries) and harvest wild leeks. We hunt on the property and the attached 3000+ acres of State Forest Land. We ride horse all over the area. There used to be native brook trout in Rathbone Creek--we chuckle as we haven't even had a chance to go fishing in the creek yet! The pond we built in Fall 2015 is ready for fishing!


Troy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Sink, shower, toilet and claw foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft Bedroom Upstairs - 3 twin/ single
  • The horse bedroom or the nature bedroom--you choose!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Don't want to bother with cooking? Farm to table meals are available. We are really interested in sustainability! Saving the earth is important to us! Recycling and composting are encouraged. Don't know? Don't worry, we'll teach you ; )


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The Douglas Place - A Rustic Cabin on Armenia Mountain
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Douglas Place May 26-28, 2018. Nicole was extremely friendly and helpful. The cabin had everything we needed. We had 5 adults and 4 very young children and had plenty of room. The kids loved the animals. The greenhouse was great, but unfortunately I did not have enough room in our vehicles to take home any of her beautiful plants. We have family in the area, so even though it was not a sightseeing, hunting, or fishing trip for us, it is definitely convenient for those activities. I'm sure we will be returning again. Thanks again Nicole and family!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Dillon Family were great guests! We look forward to hosting them again at the Douglas Place!
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Hunters Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My 17 year old God son and I had the best couple of days together hunting. This cabin is nestled inside and surrounded by game lands on its 55 acre parcel. Hunting and bonding experience A +++++!!!! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time making memories hunting at the Douglas Place. Hope you can visit us on Armenia Mountain again!
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Tranquil Mountain Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I booked a weekend at the Douglas Place, and I have to say it was well worth the drive. We needed a peaceful weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and that is exactly what we got! I must say that the owner Nicole, was awesome. She met us at the top of the mountain and took us to the cabin. When we got there, she had provided us with some things that she makes on her farm, along with the items to make S'mores on the fire pit. She also had maps of the area so that if we left the cabin, we would be able to find our way back. The cabin was well kept. and had all of the luxuries of home. My husband and I were able to spend some quality time alone, without the interruption of anyone, which is exactly what we needed. Not having any cell phone coverage in the mountains was more of a blessing than an inconvenience, it gave us more time to focus on each other. I recommend that you visit this place, you won't believe how relaxed you will be !! By the way do not leave without trying some of Nicole's pickles, they are to die for!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our first VRBO guests of the Douglas Place! We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay--and some of our home-grown produce!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Elmira, NY or Williamsport, PA
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Anthony's Pub
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Corey Creek Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Milky Way Farms
Car: necessary

Visit Mt. Pisgah State Park for a picnic, a dip in the pool, or boating on Stephen Foster Lake or attend one of our educational events: Sugar on Snow, Apple Butter Day, Women in the Wilds, Bradford County Youth Field Day or Patriots in the Park; check out the Chief Wetona statue at Mt. Pisgah County Park with scenic overlooks; take in a game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA; take a day trip to the Finger Lakes breweries and wineries; eat local foods at Milky Way Farms & Restaurant--which sells milk and butter from cows milked on the premises; explore the Apple Cheese Festival & Fall Fling in early October; attend the Troy Fair held in late July; travel to the Heritage Festival at Alparon Park in mid-September; check out the Leroy Heritage Museum or the Bradford County Historical Society; or day trip to the PA Grand Canyon near Wellsboro, PA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100

Well-behaved pets may be considered for an additional fee. Guests are expected to leave cabin as they found it. House not found clean will be subject to a $100 cleaning fee.

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

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