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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:
October 23, 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.


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.


Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Nature Lovers! History Buffs! Charming Wooded Retreat 2 miles east of Gettysburg
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Our group was looking for a property that would let younger kids play, teenagers have some privacy yet allow the adults to have private conversations with old friends as well.

Kathleen's home had the space needed for our group's need. She was flexible with the different needs we encountered.

The property is private yet near everything you will need. Supermarket, pharmacy, tourist attractions, and outlets. It is very spacious as well.

Highly recommended you to use it.

We will definitely keep this house in our top 5 places to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding 4 level lodging

  • 5 of 5

Group of 10 stayed the weekend. Owners were so very accommodating and flexible. Rapid responses and really good communication. Close to East Cavalry history and good food/drink at Appalachain Brewing Company. Spent much time on the back deck overlooking the lawn and forest

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 4 day stay in this lovely home. There were 9 adults and 2 children in our group and we all fit comfortably. Plenty of room to spread out so we didn't feel we were on top of one another. We enjoyed a fire outside in the evenings and we were close to all the attractions in Gettysburg. We would definitely come back. Our only concern, which is minor, was the moisture in the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. But it was not enough of a problem to keep us from coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.