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

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


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.


- 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


Living Room with Queen sleeper sofa


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

- Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds

- Full bathroom

- Washer and Dryer


- 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

Kathleen Craine
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 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 Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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.


Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are on upper level Bathroom 3 is on lower level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Suite features King bed, twin sleeper sofa, full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Nature Lovers! History Buffs! Charming Wooded Retreat 2 miles east of Gettysburg
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed lots of places but this place was truly the best. Very clean and well stocked. Met the owner when we showed up and she was great. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Great property. We really enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Very cute home. Quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable East Calvary Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a splendid time at this wonderful house. It is situated in a completely private lot. The only sounds to be heard were the birds. The lights welcoming guests were most festive!

Inside, the house is impeccably clean. The décor was charming - nice seasonal touches - and the furniture comfortable. There is also plenty of privacy within the house. The kitchen (we love cooking in!) was super well-organized with everything needed. An added bonus, the dishes provided were the prettiest design I have ever seen in a vacation rental house! The entire experience was a pleasure! R&J - Ossining NY

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay. Very clean. Very well organized! Lots of gathering spaces. Very comfortable. We had a great weekend. We enjoyed a nice dinner at Dobbins house and saw a movie at the historic Majestic theater. Very fun!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A delightful place for a group getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I booked East Cavalry Lodge to spend a few quiet days with my mostly adult children and some of their friends in the run up to the holiday season. It worked perfectly - and we got to spend some time exploring Gettysburg and the Battlefield, which is always sobering. The Lodge has everything one would need for our group of 7-8 in terms of dishes, towels, bedclothes and places to sleep and hang out and find some privacy, yet be a part of the group. The board game and movie collection was great for us (and having lots of bathrooms was great too!) Plenty of parking area too and the woods provided a nice sense of isolation though Gettysburg and good grocery and pharmacy stores were close by too! We had poor weather, so we couldn't enjoy the fire pit unfortunately, though we would have liked to. Kathleen was great! Very responsive and helpful and everything in the house is well marked and organized and in good condition. The kitchen is separate from the dining area, and it is a good size for 2-3 people, so I would not be planning any buffets. And if your group likes to gather in the kitchen, this may not be possible here, but there are several other great gathering places, and the multi floor layout makes the place seem even larger than it already is. Would definitely stay here again, and all my adult children found it to be very nice and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location - perfect house for family memories

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home in a great location to enjoy Gettysburg!!! We loved the privacy of the property and the great flexibility of the house for several families!!! The house is very clean and stocked with everything we needed for a weekend in the woods with family and friends we will definitely return. We enjoyed the great outdoor space to explore and enjoy campfires each night! We look forward to returning

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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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Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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