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Cozy cabin - Minutes From Ricketts Glen State Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, Queen Sleeper Sofa, Foutons (2), 3 Twin Cots, 1 Bath

Prime location minutes from Ricketts Glen State Park

Cozy cabin fully refurbished..Rustic ambiance with the feel of home. Prime location at the foot of Red Rock Mountain in northeastern PA...minutes from Ricketts Glen State Park. Entire house refurbished down to the studs! Fully furnished. Master bedroom w/ queen bed...Great Room/Living Room Queen Sleeper Sofa, futons (2)...additional twin cots available. Spacious living area. Open beam trusses. Beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. TV with DVD player. No need to 'rough it' with a fully equipped kitchen. Brand new cookware / dinnerware, and appliances. Flat top range. Butcher Block bar/island. All linens provided. Outdoor pavilion w/ gas grill; Picnic table, Adirondack furniture, fire pit. Relax and listen to the stream alongside of the house. All conveniences: Wireless high-speed Internet, Satellite TV, Local phone service. No pets/No smoking.

Reviews include:

'The Cabin was exactly what we envisioned for our small intimate waterfall wedding...Janie and Steve

'Didn't expect how beautiful the cabin would be'....Wyoming

'Not having to pack your entire house, made it easy'....McCungie, PA

'We live close to Ricketts and decided to spend a weekend here. The owner made us feel right at home and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed'...Danville, PA

'Beautiful, secret hideaway'....PA

'This stay has been the most luxurious by far - beautiful

cabin'...Dublin, OH

'What do some say: you can't be found until you are lost...what a great place to get lost'...Paul and Linda

Area attractions:

Within Minutes - Ricketts Glen State Park, hiking, waterfalls, Lake Jean, water activities, State game lands, hunting, Wineries, Farmers Markets, Antique Shops.

Within an hour drive you have ski resorts/water parks (Camelback, Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Great Wolf Lodge); amusement parks (Knoebels, Dorney Park); Tannersville Tanger Shopping Outlets; Casinos (Mt. Airy Lodge, Mohegen Sun); Golf Courses. Centrally located to numerous county fairs throughout the summer and fall, including the Bloomsburg Fair (late Sept), the largest PA fair. Walking distance to the country store, ice cream and great local BBQ!

~ Enjoy the outdoors all year long ~

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Brian

Brian O'Keefe owns Mooretown Sawmill as well as several rental properties in the local mountain area. Born and raised in Mooretown, Brian had a dream of carving out the land and creating a successful sawmill.

His dream became a reality in 1987. Mooretown Mill is located in the beautiful mountains of Northeast Pa. near the unforgettable Rickett's Glen State Park. Here at Mooretown, we use local timber to produce a quality product.

That same product and craftsmanship can be found in all of Brian's rental properties producing a beautiful rustic feel. He takes great pride in the quality of his work and enjoys sharing that with others.

All of our renters will tell you that Brian will go out of his way to ensure your stay is unforgettable.

In his spare time (if any) he enjoys jaunts on his KTM motorcycle, and is an active member in many organizations dealing with educating the youth of PA in the logging industry; his passion and joy.

He lives at Mooretown with his Black Labs, Echo and Bear Cub.

Brian purchased this house in 2009

Why Brian chose Pennsylvania

You can't beat this location if you are looking for a get-away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Cozy, quiet, rustic, yet local to any outdoor activities enough to keep you busy! Enjoy the outdoors all year long!

What makes this house unique

The cabin is fully equipped. No need to pack everything just to get away for a mountain vacation. All the amenities and yet you don't have to 'rough it'. Rickett's Glen state park hosts over 1 million visitors a year. Our property is minutes from the Park. Enjoy hiking over 22 waterfalls, kayaking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, hunting or just enjoying some good local BBQ and be minutes away from kicking back in front of the fireplace or out in the pavilion.


Fairmount House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleeper Sofa, Futons (2), Twin Airmattress (1), Twin Cots (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Tranquil, Private


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Cozy cabin - Minutes From Ricketts Glen State Park
average rating of 4.913793 based on 58 reviews

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The craftsmanship when you walk into this cabin is stunning. The cabin had everything we needed-all the comforts of home--and was very clean. My husband loved the fire pit out back in the evening, next to the stream--very relaxing. We will definitely come back in the future. Also, Stephanie and Brian are very gracious hosts. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this location at least 8 times in the past 4 years, and here are my reasons for coming back. 1) The location of the cabin is perfect for a group who's sole purpose is to hike the falls. The cabin is halfway up the mountain, an equal distance between the hiking entrance across from the Ricketts Glen hotel, and the entrance to the park office. VERY convenient. 2) The amenities are exactly what my friends and I need once it is too dark to hike. There is a full kitchen, fireplace inside for cold nights, and a fire pit outside for warmer nights. 3) The cabin truly is "cozy". There is one bedroom only, but there are sleeping accommodations in the living room by the fire. Who needs a bedroom anyway?? 4) I like waking up to the sound of the stream that runs through the property, and then drinking coffee while watching the sun rise over the trees out front. 5) The price is right, affordable enough for me to visit more than once a year, so why not?

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unexpected Surprise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cabin to celebrate our 22nd Anniversary last October (I forgot to complete a review until now...sorry). When pulling up to the cabin, we were a little apprehensive, but once inside, we were unexpectedly surprised. The interior of the cabin was inviting and relaxing. Chips and salsa was waiting for us upon our arrival. We hiked at Rickett's Glen all day Saturday (it was a little cold), but then came back to the cabin where we lit a fire in the fireplace and warmed right up. Would definitely stay at this cabin again if we were ever to be in the area again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked the cabin as a last minute getaway from the hustle and bustle of the tri-state area and to enjoy the nearby hiking at Rickett's Glen State Park. We were greeted by complimentary chips and salsa and were surprised at how big the living area was as the pictures don't do it justice. The temperature was in the 40's when we stayed and we took advantage of the large fireplace in the living room each night. Also, the house was spotless!

Although the Waterfall trail was closed when we visited, we were able to enjoy the Old Bulldozer Trail located in Rickett's Glen and had many laughs along the way, as there was still about a foot of snow on the ground at the peak. If we ever make it back to the area (that Waterfall Trail is still on our bucket list), we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing weekend! Loved how close it was to hiking trails. The fire place was the best. Relaxing with all we needed!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Nice location, cute cabin, not kid friendly

  • 3 of 5

I give this lodging mixed reviews. This cozy cabin is located on Route 487 (a relatively busy road that includes tractor trailer traffic) close to large tracts of scenic public lands and trails. The interior is delightful, warm, interesting, and well equipped. However, consider bringing mattresses or sleeping pads as the bed, pull out couch, and futon mattresses are all very firm. There was no problem reserving the cabin, paying, getting a key, etc. The owners seem very organized. Unfortunately, and most likely unintentionally, the correspondence we received about having kids in the cabin bordered on insulting. It was emphasized that kids should be supervised. And noted that kids would trash the place if we were planning on having "a vacation from the kids while they were still with us." Clever phrase but not applicable. If you do have children I suggest looking around for a more welcoming option. If you don't have kids then you may enjoy this little getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the acknowledgement of the beauty of the cabin and for the ease in dealing with us as Owners. The cabin is our personal cabin and was fully refurbished with a 'timber-frame' decor with wood from our sawmill. We have had over 250 Guests (41% families) and a growing number of return Guests over a 5 year period. Our Guest Book highlights great family time stories at the cabin. We are delighted that we have maintained a 5 star rating for over 5 years. We apologize to this Guest if they felt at all insulted or not welcomed. That was not our intention. We do agree, that if you are looking for a location without any responsibility for ensuring good care of the property, then this is not the rental location for you. However, if you are looking to make some lasting memories, this is a perfect 'cozy cabin' to do so.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ricketts Glen Hotel
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mill Race Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 118
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ricketts Glen Hotel
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Jean
Car: recommended

Property borders Ricketts Glen State Park. Ricketts Glen harbors Glens Natural Area, a National Natural Landmark. Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the scenic area. Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. This large park is comprised of 13,050 acres in Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties.

Minutes from State Game Lands, hiking, waterfalls, Lake Jean, kyacking, water activities,Wineries, Farmers Markets, Antique Shops.

Within an hour drive you have ski resorts/water parks (Camelback, Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Great Wolf Lodge); amusement parks (Knoebels, Dorney Park); Tannersville Tanger Shopping Outlets; Casinos (Mt. Airy Lodge, Mohegen Sun); Golf Courses. Centrally located to numerous county fairs throughout the summer and fall, including the Bloomsburg Fair (late Sept), the largest PA fair.

Walking distance to the country store, ice cream and great local BBQ!


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $155
Tax Rate 6.0%

Credit Card payment only; 50% Rental; 6% PA tax; 6% Hotel tax + $155 Security Fee to secure dates; Balance Due 31 days prior to arrival.
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