Luxury Log Home in a spacious natural setting.
About Burt Squires
Aerospace engineer by day, coppersmith by night, innkeeper in between.
Burt Squires purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why Burt Squires chose Newville
We have worked really hard to make The Forest House nice, clean, fun and most of all affordable. Folks tell us that we should be charging more—but, quite frankly, we are tired of being priced out of vacation homes ourselves. In return, we ask folks to take care of the place and help keep the magic alive. Have a great stay. The Forest House @ Lake Warren Estates
What makes this Cabin unique
This is a "cabin" only by name. This is a luxury log home with granite countertops. The best of the best. Heat, AC, Internet, etc. with all the creature comforts of home.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
No smoking - inside or outside the premises.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
On the day of your arrival, I will send you a key code which opens up the lock box (adjacent to the front door). It is a "self” check-in/check-out.
Slow on the road leading to the cabin!! The road is winding and there are often people walking.
No Hunting! No Shooting! Someone actually thought that "shooting" was OK since they were not "hunting"! Place trash in on-site dumpster.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nice weekend away
Cabin was adorable and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided for an enjoyable stay. It was a bit of a drive to get out and do things or grab a bite to eat but we didn’t mind since it was just the two of us. We would definitely return for another adult getaway weekend. Thank you for sharing your cabin!
Feb 08 2020
Really nice cabin and kind owners.
A Hidden Gem! LOVELY house!
My husband and I just returned home from a lovely 3 night stay at The Forest House. I'm so glad that I chose this place for our quick weekend getaway! It was such a cozy little house and actually made me wish I lived in a cabin. We arrived late Friday evening and were pleased to find a stocked wood pile
near the fireplace, a bottle of wine and an absolutely spotless and inviting space. We had very few solid plans for the weekend, but on Saturday we traveled to Gettysburg which was about 40 minutes away. I highly recommend eating at the Dobbin House if you have a chance! On Sunday we traveled to Carlisle for a movie which was about 30 minutes away. Both were easy drives for some food and entertainment while still allowing us some much needed time to relax and decompress in a more remote location.
The only point I wanted to mention is that I did not have cell service when at the house. This is NOT a fault of the house at all and more than likely simply due to my cell carrier, but I thought it worth mentioning. Wi-fi was available at the house, so we could be online, but I couldn't receive texts or calls. In truth, this actually helped us feel more relaxed because we were able to more fully disconnect.
I HIGHLY recommend a stay at this lovely house! Burt does a fantastic job of making you feel welcome and we are already looking forward to a future stay.
Thank you very much for your kind, detailed review. I sure do appreciate it! Cell service is indeed spotty up there at the home. I do want to mention that the home has a landline telephone with free domestic long distance. Hope you can come back again soon!
Stay here every year with the family. Wonderful cabin!
This cabin was just perfect! I’ve had it on my favorites list for awhile and looking for a reason to go. Secluded, yet accessible to good hiking. Impeccably clean in every area of the home. You can see the pride of ownership and high standards keep by the owners. Thankful the owners are willing to share it. Burt was willing to accommodate my needs and was flexible and responsive!
Can’t wait to come back!
Perfect getaway spot
We loved everything about this quaint little cabin. In addition to the natural beauty that surrounds it, the cabin is well maintained, the fireplace is amazing, and it really feels like someone opened their home to us. Cannot thank Burt and the Squires family enough for providing such a welcoming, comfortable place to stay with a seamless check in process to make it even better. From the bottle of wine waiting for us upon arrival to the fully stocked kitchen, clean and tidy rooms, and beautiful fully functioning basement, we are beyond impressed, and cannot wait to return for future visits. The Squires have a true gem out here and we HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking for a comfy place to come back to after a day of adventuring everything the surrounding areas have to offer, or simply to hide away to escape the craziness of everyday life. Thank you Squires Family, we look forward to many stays in the future!
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! We are happy with how the basement turned out. It really gives the place so much more space. Later this month we will be replacing the shingle roof with a steel roof (charcoal gray color). Hope you can come back sometime soon. Thanks again!
Only 3 miles from the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail (Pine Grove Furnace).