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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:
19 April, 2018

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 Gettysburg

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , located in Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are on upper level Bathroom 3 is on lower level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Master Suite features King bed, twin sleeper sofa, full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • 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:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse 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 4.94 based on 50 reviews

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year my family have used this home for our annual "man-cation". We find the house quiet, comfortable, clean, and affordable. It's close enough to town to run to a restaurant for dinner, or to the store, but far enough out of town so you will have privacy and solitude. Definitely plan on staying here again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lacks for nothing!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better location for a fun weekend to celebrate my sister's upcoming wedding with moms, aunts, and daughters. The house lacks for nothing and we were made to feel as if it were our personal home. It's location was great, close enough to 15, yet we were able to enjoy the natural surroundings. The layout of the house was ideal for our group- enough shared space, but also ample nooks and crannies to enjoy some quiet if need be. We're always tossing ideas around to make this an annual event!

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and facilities

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The home is well stocked for a vacation rental. Plenty of room for us. Kathleen was in constant contact and available if we needed anything. Highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this home. Our family of four were joined by three other family members for 2 days at the home to enjoy Gettysburg and the area over the holidays. The house is quite spacious with rooms on four different levels. It is quite deceiving from the outside - lots of room. Sleeping arrangements are good providing several options and configurations, and it was helpful to have three bathrooms (one teenager, two college-age cousins and four adults). The kitchen is easy to work in and well appointed. There is a lovely fire pit in the back yard though we were not intrepid enough to spend time around a fire with temperatures between 10 - 15 degrees in the evening during our stay. In warmer weather there is also a nice balcony off the dining room over-looking the woods. On a bit of a different note, we found the auto tour CD of the battlefield was quite good. If you are looking for that history tour you can find it at the shop at the Visitors Center. That evening we watched the movie Gettysburg, which is one of the CD's in the collection in the house. Brought it all together for us after a day of emerging in history. Great property, close to town and other amenities. Great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Holiday Family Celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

Our families gathered here for Thanksgiving and the house was everything we could’ve asked for. Yes there are lots of steps, but they are very manageable. We had 10 adults, a baby and a 5 year old. Never did we feel cramped or overcrowded. Thanks Kathleen for a great place to stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean, calm and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Over beautiful place, so clean, peaceful, close to town and attractions, would defiently stay again

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$192.59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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