Carlisle Cabin Rental Photos and Description
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
Our elevated, creekfront cabin is rustic and cozy, but also includes some modern amenities like wireless and cable TV. Its creekfront, wooded locale is the perfect writer's or artists retreat, in any season.
Enjoy the creek! We provide some fishing gear (but bring your own if you're serious), and there are some excellent bass and sunfish to be had. The children can wade most times of the year--shallow areas are abundant. Bring an inflatable raft or canoe if you are adventurous. April through June, some people float all the way to the Susquehanna. Be sure someone can pick you up and return you home! During lower water months, it's still fun to splash around on an air mattress.
No hiking trails right there. Hikers or serious walkers will have limited opportunities unless they drive to the trailhead or walk on the roads up above.
Well-behaved doggies (2 yrs old and above) are welcome. There are dog doors in the screen porch and into the cabin itself.
Woods abound with deer, wild turkeys, and raccoons. The creek boasts herons, egrets, eagles, turtles, frogs, and crayfish. The birdfeeders attract feathered friends daily. Keep an eye out for water and land snakes, but all are harmless. Please don't kill any!!
Carlisle, 7 miles over the mountain is excellent for antiquing. It's PA Dutch country and we have Amish and Mennonite neighbors nearby. Hershey Park and ZooAmerica are 30 minutes away, and Gettysburg battlefields are 40 minutes away. If you like to ski or snowboard, play paintball, do climbing or ropes courses, Ski Roundtop Adventure Park is about 30 minutes away. State game lands are also nearby, as well as Little Buffalo State Park, which offers a swimming pool, tennis, basketball, an old mill, hiking, biking and volleyball, and hosts a renowned folk music festival in the fall.
There's a drafting table and lots of things to paint if you are so inclined. The fall leaves are often wonderful.
The lane is gravel and kind of steep. If you come in winter you will need 4 wheel drive.
Keywords: Rustic, Cozy, Wooded, Creekfront, Fishing, Rafting, Kayaking
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About The Owner
Sharon and Dan Richter are a professional couple based in Philadelphia. He's a professor of colonial American history. She's a writer, editor and translator.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 2007
Why The Owner chose Carlisle
We love the creek and the wildlife. Very relaxing to just sit and enjoy nature. I paint and write, and there is no better place to do it!
What makes this cabin unique
I can sit on the screen porch and get wifi, working while surrounded by cool breezes and chirping birds, with the occasional heron squawking or eagle diving on the creek.
Guestbook comments from the owner
My favorite part was the birds. The herons and eagles especially. I saw an eagle dive and catch a fish so big he had to kind of flutter and wade to shore. I think they're golden eagles. The cabin was very homey--a little warm in the day, but I didn't try the air so that was probably my fault. Lots of window fans. At night you hear lots of crickets and frogs, and there's some bird that squawks sometimes. Sounds like a dinosaur. Beautiful fireflies at night, too. I bet in winter it would be nice to have a fire in the fireplace. The running water's a little off color, but the owner provides bottled water, so it was ok.