Private, romantic, unplugged - near Ohiopyle, GAP, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob
About Mona Rishel-Shissler
My husband (Bryon) and I purchased the James Campbell Farm property in 1990 and spent many years restoring the original (1780's) log house as our home. Subsequently we have refurbished all of the farm buildings and added our "glamping" site at our son's favorite camping spot. We have planted 100's of trees (mostly native species), created vegetable, herb and flower gardens, replanted the orchard, developed fruit vines - red and black raspberries, and grapes as well as blueberries. In addition to raising much of what we eat we cut firewood on our sustainably managed forests -- Come and see how peace filled and 'green' country life can be!
Mona Rishel-Shissler purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Mona Rishel-Shissler chose Fort Hill
Bryon and I were excited to have a chance to share our homestead by purchasing the small wooded parcel next to us, rebuilding the cabin, repurposing the pavilion and creating a special place for couples to slow down and recharge. Over the last 12 years guests at our cottage (see: Vrbo 322410) and 6 years at our glamping site (see: Vrbo 498403) of given us 5 star reviews, we are happy to continue our efforts to make the "Woodland" Cottage a place our guests will love to visit again and again.
What makes this Cottage unique
This "woodland" cottage is 'tucked' into its very own 'special' spot beside a small stream, in the woods and surrounded by over 800 acres of undeveloped land on our side of Fort Hill Road. (This property is owned and posted by Highlands Land Assoc. LLC) There are 2 cabins on these acres but they are more than a 1/2 mile down Fort Hill Road and the cottage itself feels very private. There are many types of bird feeders that attract a variety of birds. Flowerbeds attract butterflies. On any given day you might see woodcock, ruffed grouse, wild turkey and white-tailed deer. If you are lucky you might hear a great horned owl, screech owl, or a coyote. The view from deck is forests and mountains as far as the eye can see.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults) - 22
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- Fire wood for a fire for several hours is provided. Additional firewood is available for a fee - contact owner. Please do not smoke inside
Such a wonderful Valentine’s weekend!
This cottage was so cozy and comfy, and it is in the most amazing location for a relaxing getaway. It’s a short drive from Ohiopyle and Forbes State Forest, where my boyfriend and I went hiking and sightseeing. When we weren’t exploring the nearby locations, we were able to enjoy the lovely cottage and all the amenities it has to offer. We spent our mornings watching the birds on the deck, and our evenings watching movies by the fire. Thank you so much to Mona and Bryon for making this magical location available to the public. My boyfriend and I already cannot wait to make plans to come back in the future. :)
Great spot to enjoy the outdoors
We have stayed with properties owned by these hosts several times and it’s always a great, relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the outdoors. Comfy and cozy!
Awesome as usual!!
We very much appreciate feedback from our guests - thank you for finding your stay "awesome as usual"
Nice property. The house was clean and comfortable. We loved all the windows and watching the birds at the feeders. The fireplace was warm and comfortable, which made it a great place to sit down and read. The house is close to the road, but the owners have done a nice job of blocking everything out with a tall wooden wall. In addition I can only recall seeing a handful of cars drive by during our stay. We'd definitely stay here again.
Peaceful, Clean, and Beautiful
This was my 3rd time at the house, 4th time at Campbell's Farm. It is a beautiful, clean, well appointed space. We watched birds at the feeders (always fascinating), hiked around the farm, and hit a couple other trails during our stay. It is the perfect place to stay for a good recharging of the soul. I'll be back in the springtime!
The woodland cottage is a mile from PA State Game Land and 6 miles from Forbes State Forest. The Fort Hill trailhead of the Great Allegheny passage is approx. 2.5 miles - near a bridge that crosses the Casselman River. Aprrox. 2 miles is McClintock Run - a high quality stocked trout stream.