Off the unplugged, off the beaten path-private-romantic, watching & star gazing
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. 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 and now offer guests the opportunity to catch and release the fish in the pond -- Come and see how 'green' country life can be!
Mona Rishel-Shissler purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Mona Rishel-Shissler chose Fort Hill
Bryon and I decided to renovate and expand one of the many buildings on James Campbell Farm as a guest house for family and friends. They have enjoyed it so much, we begin to rent it so that others have an opportunity to enjoy 'our little piece of paradise.' Our 2nd season has been very successful with both U.S. and international guests. Many of our guests have said, 'I wish I could live here!' And, BEAUTIFUL is the word most frequently used to describe the property.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage feels like it is 'tucked' into its very own 'special' spot. There are many types of bird feeders that attract a variety of birds. Flowerbeds attract butterflies. There are ducks, great blue heron and kingfisher on the pond. And 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 the dining area overlooks the pond, forests and mountains.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
- Catch and release fishing in the pond with PA fishing license. - Campfire in stone fire ring only - Inquire before hiking on the property
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful, quiet getaway.
Had a very restful stay. The cottage was very nice and we enjoyed watching all the wildlife. Would come back again.
We had a wonderful time! The cottage is very clean and welcoming and our hosts were helpful and friendly
Peaceful rural setting for amateur naturalists. Lovely location by the pond for birding etc.
Slice of Heaven
Campbell Farm is our most favorite place in the world to escape the rigors of everyday life. It is beautiful, serene, and truly fills up all of our senses! The owners are so kind and hospitable. As long as you show respect to them and their property, you will always be welcome :)
The place is definitely going to be an annual trip for my wife and I. I can’t say enough how wonderful the cottage and grounds are.....just amazing
We are near 2 trailheads of the Great Allegheny Passage
6 miles from Mt. Davis - highest point in PA + 100's of acres
in Forbes State Forest
Fishing - at our pond and more fishing opportunities nearby
Birding, Wildlife Viewing/Photo Opportunities and Wild/Native Flowers
Hunting - large parcel of PA State Game Lands 1 mile from farm