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Nature Lovers! History Buffs! Charming Wooded Retreat 2 miles east of Gettysburg

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private, Relaxing, and Roomy! Deck, fire ring, woods; 3 beds/3baths/Sleeps 12

Make East Cavalry Lodge your peaceful retreat in Gettysburg! Surrounded by woods, you may forget that you're only a few minutes from shops and restaurants in the bustling heart of the historic town. This light-filled, split-level home has a cottage's charm and comfort, with modern conveniences like Wifi and Internet TV. Guests often comment that the house is a lot bigger than it looks! The cozy cabin-like facade conceals a roomy interior with plenty of room for your group to spread out. It is ideal for large families.

While the nature lover will enjoy exploring the woods and spotting wildlife from the deck, the history buff may prefer to retreat to the Den, sinking into a comfy chair with a few volumes from the owners' library of military and history books. There is a comfortable TV room with Internet TV (Netflix provided), lots of local Antenna TV channels, and family-friendly DVD's. Gather in the Den around the game table (seats 6-8) to sample our collection of board games and puzzles. And everyone enjoys evenings around the fire ring!

Featuring a split-level layout, the house may present challenges to travelers with mobility issues. It is not wheelchair-accessible. The four levels are separated by three short stairways of 5-7 steps each. Young families with crawlers should also consider the home's layout* Please contact the Owner with any questions about the property.

UPPER LEVEL:

- Well-equipped kitchen

- Dining room seats 6-8, opens to large deck overlooking woods

- Bedroom 1: Spacious Master Suite with full bath, King bed and Twin sleeper sofa

- Bedroom 2: Queen bed

- Full Hall bathroom

GROUND LEVEL:

Living Room with Queen sleeper sofa

LOWER LEVEL 1:

- Large Den with Queen sleeper sofa, small library, and game area

- Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds

- Full bathroom

- Washer and Dryer

LOWER LEVEL 2 :

- TV room

There is also a rollaway bed which can be placed wherever needed.

*Please note that Bedrooms 1 and 2 are across from each other on the upper level, while Bedroom 3 is downstairs. Because of its distance from the other bedrooms, Bedroom 3 may not be suitable for small children requiring close supervision.

More Details

Owner
Kathleen Craine
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2017

About Kathleen Craine

Dave and Kathleen Craine always knew they wanted to retire one day to Southern Pennsylvania. Then three years ago they decided 'Why wait?', and moved the family from metro DC to beautiful Gettysburg. Dave, a native Pennsylvanian, has since dug deep into Civil War history. Kathleen, a transplanted Southerner, is intrigued by the art, culture and architecture of Southeast Pennsylvania. The Craines live with their kids and Siberian Husky in a stone farmhouse just down the road from East Cavalry Lodge.

Kathleen Craine purchased this house in 2014

Why Kathleen Craine chose Gettysburg

The first time they set eyes on this property, Dave and Kathleen recognized it's vacation potential. "It's exactly the kind of place we'd want to stay if we were visiting Gettysburg with our family." A private, woodland retreat mere minutes from all that Historic Gettysburg has to offer ... East Cavalry Lodge is indeed a special destination, combining the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

East Cavalry Lodge, as its name suggests, is extremely close ... less than 2 minutes' drive ... to the East Cavalry Field, a section of the Gettysburg National Military Park that saw a significant cavalry battle on Day 3.

For travelers to Gettysburg, the location of East Cavalry Lodge, near US-30 and US-15, is ideal as a home base for day-trips to Lancaster (1.25 hrs), Hershey (1 hr), Baltimore (1.5 hrs) and Washington DC (2 hrs). For Civil War enthusiasts, all the epic landmarks of Gettysburg's 3-day battle can be reached within a few minutes, and Gettysburg National Military Park's Visitor Center is less than 10 minutes away. Harper's Ferry, WV and the Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD are each 1 short hour away. What to do on rainy days? Outlet shopping and 2 multiplex movie theaters are located within minutes.

There is an ATM (ACNB) 3 minutes away and plenty more in town. Sheetz (fuel), Walmart, Giant Foods, McDonalds, Wendys and Burger King are only 6 minutes away. If medical care becomes necessary while staying at East Cavalry Lodge, Wellspan Readycare (walk-in for minor illness and injury) is literally around the corner just 3 minutes away, while Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital Emergency Department is a 13 minute drive.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gettysburg in Adams County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , located in Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are on upper level Bathroom 3 is on lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Master Suite features King bed, twin sleeper sofa, full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 (Master Suite) and Bedroom 2 are on upper level Bedroom 3 is on lower level Additional sleeping: Queen sleeper sofa in Living Room on ground level Queen sleeper sofa in Den on lower level 1 Rollaway bed wherever needed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Reviews

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Nature Lovers! History Buffs! Charming Wooded Retreat 2 miles east of Gettysburg
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Thanksgiving Holiday Family Celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

Our families gathered here for Thanksgiving and the house was everything we could’ve asked for. Yes there are lots of steps, but they are very manageable. We had 10 adults, a baby and a 5 year old. Never did we feel cramped or overcrowded. Thanks Kathleen for a great place to stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

clean, calm and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Over beautiful place, so clean, peaceful, close to town and attractions, would defiently stay again

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very welcoming, comfortable, and clean.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property for a family vacation. Lots of room and many amenities. There are games, a wonderful library and a cozy outside fire pit. The owners even had fall decorations for us to enjoy and flashlights for outside use at night. Close to all Gettysburg has to offer! We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and great location

  • 5 of 5

It was super easy easy to get to everything you would want to see in Gettysburg and places to eat. The house had plenty of room for the 12 people we had there and the host was great!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property-happy repeat renters

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a scenic spot convenient to everything in Gettysburg. The owners think of everything as all of your needs are met. The house is well stocked,comfortable furniture and a great fire pit.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 stars isn't enough...

  • 5 of 5

For anyone considering a trip to Gettysburg, I would highly recommend the East Cavalry Lodge. I was incredibly impressed with how beautiful and charming the house was. We had 7 adults and there was plenty of room for sleeping and entertaining (playing board games, late-night fires, and morning chats on the second floor deck. The property is located in a very convenient location close to Wal-Mart and downtown Gettysburg. Lastly, Kathleen was a very accommodating host, responding quickly to our communications and providing tons of helpful information before and during our stay. The East Cavalry Lodge is a great place to appreciate the history of Gettysburg, while also making incredible memories with your friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.3 Miles
The Mill (New Oxford, PA)
Nearest Golf
8.9 Miles
The Bridges Golf Club (Abbottstown, PA)
Nearest Train
37.3 Miles
Harrisburg, PA
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
US 30
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Appalachian Brewing Company
Nearest Ski
14.4 Miles
Liberty Mountain Resort (Fairfield, PA)
Car: necessary

Gettysburg is rightly known for its extensive Civil War battlefields, scene of the 3-day historic battle in 1863. As home to three colleges and the county seat, this charming town also offers cultural events, as well as memorable dining and shopping. Explore the antique shops of Gettysburg and nearby New Oxford, or enjoy some "retail therapy" at The Outlets of Gettysburg. Wind down at one of Adams County's beautiful wineries or spend the day at Gettysburg's annual Wine Festival in September. Follow the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail any time of the year.

For outdoor adventure, Ski Liberty, Michaux State Forest and Catoctin Mountain Park lie within minutes of Gettysburg. Heads-up to anglers: world-renowned fly-fishing awaits you at Yellow Breeches Creek half an hour to the north in Boiling Springs.

Looking for family activities? The rolling foothills of western Adams County are home to a multitude of fruit orchards, earning the county's reputation as Apple Capital of the World. October's Apple Harvest Festival is an important regional event. Kids of all ages will love following the "Sweet and Salty trail" of a snack food factory tour in adjacent York County. Catoctin Zoo is just south of Gettysburg in Thurmont, MD, and even more family fun is just an hour away at Hershey Park and Lancaster County. Baltimore and Washington DC can be reached within a two hour drive.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £112.39

We collect 11% Sales Tax (6% PA sales tax + 5% Adams County lodging tax).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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