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

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kathleen Craine
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Nature Lovers! History Buffs! Charming Wooded Retreat 2 miles east of Gettysburg
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

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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Great place for Extended Family Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This house is very clean, the yard and setting are beautiful (bonfire Saturday night was a highlight), and there is tons of functional space for sleeping and relaxing. The three full bathrooms were also really helpful, since we had a large number people trying to get ready at the same time. We have family in the area and will definitely look up East Cavalry Lodge again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A Retreat for family near Gettysburg

  • 5 of 5

The Wooded Retreat is a great family abode for a reunion. The house is comfortable and very adaptable for young children. The house is clean and well stocked. Gettysburg is a beautiful town that screams charm and history at the same time, this home just makes the stay that much nicer.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Even nicer than the pictures!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time staying in this charming home. The "setting" was perfect and the weather was great. With the two grandkids we didn't do anything educational (they are only 5 and 2). We chose, instead, to do the corn maze, which was a hit with the kids. The house itself was well taken care of, well stocked with everything we needed. My only complaint would be all the steps, but I did know that going in. We would definitely like to come back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely hide-away minutes from downtown Gettysburg, PA.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very private in a quiet setting in the woods. We were intrigued by the multi-levels of living quarters. Lots of room to spread out. We took advantage of the fully supplied kitchen to cook three meals, finding everything we could ask for in terms of cooking gear, utensils, and dining ware. The house was very clean with granular controls for HVAC. Lovely deck and backyard firepit. We also enjoyed the library and board games and though we did not use them there was an array of available movies and a large flat screen TV. We also greatly appreciated the linens and towel service. Very thoughtful use of automatic lighting at night for the driveway and front walk. Could not have asked for a nicer accommodation. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cozy, clean, and well kept!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was PERFECT! I can't think of one thing that could have been better. The house itself was very interesting with the different levels (four total); there wasn't even a single dust bunny. There was definitely amble space for vacationing friends/family. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer - well worth every penny and will definitely be visiting again. Many thanks to the kind owner for everything she did to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 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).

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Gettysburg House Accommodation and Amenities

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