6 Bedrooms, 1 nook. 5 Full, 2 Half Bathrooms, Sleeps 12. Annex sleeps 3.
About Benjamin Harris
Benjamin Logan Harris, manages the property, runs the website and contacts the guests. Tom D., a friendly nice guy, is greeter and local manager. Katie S., an intelligent beauty, does the bookkeeping. All have homes adjacent to the Reserve and are available to help you at all times. Tom lives in a guest house across the pond and is filled with visions for the development of Harris House property. Belle resides in a retirement community but also spends time in her cabin near the Reserve. Katie, with husband and son age 12, live in their shiny new home beside the Reserve. Ralph G., our esteemed Property Manager, who looks like Yosemite Sam, has worked on Reserve properties for 48 years, knows everything about everything around here, and kids of all ages love him. These four make up the team that runs Harris House, but we also have helpers as needed. Although we expect to keep improving Harris House every year, we believe that, right now, you can have a good time in our forest wonderland.
Benjamin Harris purchased this House in 2012
Why Benjamin Harris chose Stahlstown
About 55 years ago Belle and her husband set foot on a property that had a sparkling pond, a cottage, a hundred acres or so of Pennsylvania hardwood forest, and flowering weeds almost 5 to 6 feet high. They looked at each other and bought the place on the spot. It is now Harris House, a love at first sight that never ends. They built the house to last, using steel framework and a steel roof. (Look at that roof today, recently painted and good as new!). Over the years nearby lands were added, much of which eventually became the Randall Reserve.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and Rejuvenating Weekend
Our extended family group of 11 had a wonderful time at Harris House over Memorial Day weekend. We ranged in age from 12 to 78 and it was loved by all. There were baby geese to admire, muskrats, snapping turtles, and tons of fish to paddle past in the pond, and horses to admire. The kitchen was beyond well stocked (if they have ferris wheel cupcake holder, they have everything). The garage had tons of outdoor games and sports equipment. We will definitely be booking again!
Will return again
This is our second year at this wonderful house. My group is a large group of high school friends who live in many places around the country. We love this house and the beautiful surroundings! The kitchen is where we usually congregate, as the island is huge and seats many. The living room and dining room table also offer large groups places to play games, eat and talk. The weather was fantastic this year, so we got out the fishing poles and even took the row boat out. The trails surrounding the house are gorgeous and we always have a group hike scheduled. There is plenty of room to sleep and many bathrooms so everyone can get showered and ready easily. We will be back again next year!
THIS LIGHTS UP MY HEART!! SO GLAD WE COULD HELP YOU MAKE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR GROUP!
Great house for a big group!
While most of the pictures are from the summer, we arrived with snow falling on this picturesque property. We loved the open floor plan, large kitchen and sitting by the roaring fire after a long day of skiing.
11 family members ages 16-54 didn’t want to leave
We really enjoyed the house for a few days between Christmas & New Years. Everyone agreed that the property was excellent & would love to return again for a longer stay. The drive from the house to Seven Springs Resort was 30 minutes. :-)
Recommendation: bring ziplock bags, tin foil, Saran Wrap & leftover food storage containers
A Slice of Heaven in a World of Thanksgiving Madness!!
Harris House at Randall Reserve is truly a tranquil haven in which to enjoy a remarkable Thanksgiving vacation. The house is well suited for adults, children, babies, and dogs. With 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, privacy is possible for those who need seclusion amidst a houseful of family/friends. Our group stayed 4 nights for Thanksgiving last year, and again this year, which was even better due to the AMAZING, super well equipped, gorgeous new chef's kitchen. Although we planned to go out for dinner one evening, the plan was nixed because no one wanted to leave the comfort of the house! The views of the lake from almost every window in the house, the fireplace (tons of dry wood provided), the outside basketball court, convenient hiking trails, meandering stream, etc. all make this vacation home so special. Finally, the personal attention provided by the Harris House folks made our stay worry free. Check in/out was super easy and we were assured that if we needed anything, help was only a phone call away. We have already booked our reservation for Thanksgiving, 2019!
We loved the property!
This was our first trip to Harris House and Randall Reserve. The house has so many unique features! We loved the setting. Thank you for sharing this lovely home with us.
DIRECTIONS: Donegal Exit #91 Pennsylvania Turnpike. North on Route 711 to Route 130 at Stahlstown (about 4 miles). Go West (left) on 130 for about 1.7 mi. and turn left onto Donegal Lake Road. Go about 1/4 mi. to Randall Reserve driveway on left. Keep to the left for The Harris House.