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A Charming & Spacious Mountaintop Retreat with Spectacular View!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


James Creek Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 1.75+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Living Areas, Washer/Dryer, Satellite TV, Heat/Air Conditioning & much more

Charming, four-bedroom, two bath retreat located on a secluded, one-plus-acre lot that borders Trough Creek State Park (which adjoins state forest and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands which are open for hunting) and is less than three miles from Raystown Lake. This retreat features central air, a spacious, fully-stocked kitchen, open living and dining areas, two first floor bedrooms, and an additional family/ game room and 2 bedrooms in the lower level. The 2nd bath is located on the lower level, has a shower only (no tub) and doubles as a utility room with the washer & dryer located there as well. You will enjoy lovely views from the large, wraparound deck or lower level patio.

Additional exterior features: boat/camper parking and fire pit.

Towels & Linens NOT provided.

NO SMOKING - Evidence of smoking in the home will result in the loss of security deposit.

Trough Creek State Park serves as a trailhead for snowmobile trails located in Rothrock State Forest

Other Activities: Amenities close to Our Retreat are Walking Trail (behind retreat in Trough Creek State Park), Balance Rock, Ice Mine, and Swinging Bridge, Trough Creek State Park; Less than two miles from our retreat is Tatman Run Beach Area and Boat Launch; Raystown Lake offers Many Outdoor Activities including Hunting, Fishing, Boating, and Hiking

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Marisa- Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Marisa- Manager

Dave & Pam Morsberger- Owners of A Mountaintop Retreat!

Marisa- Manager purchased this cabin in 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at the cabin on Trout Lane. It was spacious and clean and we were all very impressed. Some of us really missed our cell phone and 3G connections, but the atmosphere was worth the sacrifice! We will definitely be back around the same time next year.

Thank you very much!
Oct 2011
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based on 10 traveler reviews

A Charming & Spacious Mountaintop Retreat with Spectacular View!
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location to stay for any couples retreat. It has enough privacy for a group to escape for the weekend, while being a manageable distance from stores in town. There are plenty of games in the house to entertain oneself and the sleeping situation worked out great even with my large group of 10. I would highly recommend any group to stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fawn Grove, Pa.

Fabulous getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We were only there 2 days as a guest of the actual renter, but LOVED this house and property. We will definitely be booking this place for ourselves in the future. Its quiet and convenient to everything! All you have to do is bring your food and linens. And if you have been to a cabin before you know what else you have to bring. Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this wonderful cabin for a long weekend and can't say enough about it. It's spacious, clean, has a spectacular view, plenty of room outside, and is in the perfect location for any activities in the area. I highly recommend staying here!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely perfect and definitely has more than enough room to sleep a large family! They definitely maximize the use of space and the decorating was charming. The furniture is all very comfortable and there was no complaints about the beds. There is a concrete charcoal grill similar to those that are found at state parks near the fire pit and also a small portable charcoal grill on the upper deck. Both had fairly small grill surfaces but we were able to accommodate that. The yard was great for our kids and boxer to run and play. We had a few visits from a beautiful black bear that came through the woods behind the garage but he left fairly easily, the kids named him Boo Boo Bear! The beach is no more than 4 or 5 minutes away and is small and secluded but still got a few waves from boats going by and had a great playground as well. We also visited the waterpark that was about a minute further than the beach. About six miles away is a general store with pizza & putt-putt and a small ice cream shop that also has hot foods as well. The only thing we would have changed was to have more lights outside specifically on the steps as there was not much light that hit them after dark and lights on the garage would have been great as well. We only stayed the weekend this year but have already asked to reserve for a week next year and we cant wait to return to our happy place in the mountains!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and i stayed for the first week in july,The house and property were great.The pictures in the ad showed the house exactly as we found it.It's on top of a hill and very quiet and private.The house has central air to make those july days nice and cool.The property is only 2 miles from the boat launch,and made it very easy to put the boat in each day.About 7 miles to the grocery and 6 miles to gas station/deli.We had a GREAT time.Camp fires at night and water skiing and swimming during the day.We all want to thank the owners VERY VERY MUCH!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg, Pa

Absolutely Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the retreat for a long weekend at the end of September. We were thoroughly impressed by the location of the property and all of the amenities that the retreat had to offer. We found the interior of the retreat to be cozy, inviting, and comfortable. We spent the days exploring the beauty that surrounds the lake and the evenings relaxing by the fire. Our only complaint is that our time at the retreat went by so fast! We are already looking at dates to book the retreat next Fall. We highly recommend this property to anyone that is looking to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Snowmobiling


Rates & Availability

James Creek Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $20

PEAK-May-Sep.- $200/night,-Weekly rate + Taxes (9%) & Cleaning Fee (per person)
OFF-PEAK-Oct-Apr.- $165/night plus Taxes & Clng Fee-no addtl charge for less than 1wk
Refundable Security Deposit-$250.
PEAK-Memorial Day to Labor Day -Seven-Night Rentals Preferred
PEAK- For stays of less than 7 nights a surcharge is added.
Mon.-Thurs.: $25/night Fri.-Sun.: $50/night
Towels & Linens NOT provide

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James Creek Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared w/ Washer/Dryer/Utility Room- Lower Level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Beds: King Bed, Queen Bed, Double Bed & Twin. These are in addition to the other twin counts (Twin/Single Bed (2) There is a pull-out sofa in the living room that sleeps 2.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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