Looking for a tranquil place in the woods? Located on the Blue Mountain in rural pennsylvania a short walk downhill from the Appalachian Trail, this cozy little cottage invites you to sit down on the porch and listen to the creek burble. There's hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, bird-watching, sight-seeing, but maybe you just want to relax and do nothing other than lie around chatting or reading. Either way, this is the place for you. All the amenities of home are here so you can drive up and instantly make yourself very much at home.
*Smokers, please do not inquire. Smoking is not permitted on or around the property.*
Note: GPS will get you only as far as the mailbox. The cottage is 3/4 of a mile down a winding single-lane dirt road and across a creek from Route 183.
Your vacation is more than an investment of money; it's an investment of your time and hopes. We take your investment very seriously. We want you to be delighted.
When you visit, you will not feel like you're at a vacation. You'll feel like your at the home of a friend who wants you to have the best possible time. Sleeps 7. Full size washer and dryer. Wifi and cable TV. Central air. Fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen will let you bake a cake or even roast a goose.
For holiday weekends, some holidays minimums may apply. Weekly rates available.
Cabella's Sporting Goods is just 12 miles away.
Lancaster County Amish country is 40 miles or less.
Cottage is 163 miles from Washington DC, 130 miles from NYC, and 92 miles from Philadelphia. 82 miles from Gettysburg is 82 miles away, Knoebel's Amusement Resort is 30 miles away, and Hershey Park is 35 miles away.
Maps, brochures, and a custom-made notebook list hundreds of local activities, adventures, and amusements.
Much of the furniture was made by local craftspeople. The slab for the live-edge kitchen table, for example, is from a pin oak that was felled in Tulpehocken Twp by a pair of sibling sawyers, then kiln-dried for many months, planed, and finished by a furniture maker in Myerstown.
The cottage is 2½ miles north of the intersection of Routes 78 and 183 and about a mile from the Berks/Schuylkill County border.
This is a great property to enjoy some natural surroundings and to unwind. We made great use of the fire pit and outdoor seating area, cooked some burgers on the fire and enjoyed each other’s company. The entire property is heavily shaded, which made for comfortable temperatures during our entire stay, so we could turn the AC off and open up all the windows. On the one day that is rained, we were able to shack up inside and play board games and cards to pass the time. As I’m a bit of a coffee snob, I enjoyed being able to use the antique coffee grinder and French press. 👍🏼
Everything was exactly as advertised. Cabin was extremely well stocked and maintained. Everything was well laid out and labeled. The only very minor negative would be the road noise from Rt. 183, but don’t let that dieter you from staying here, it wasn’t too bad. All in all, it was a great weekend and I will definitely be back with the family.
This was the second time my husband and I rented the cabin and stayed with our dog, Bogie. As before, we enjoyed the fireplace, fire pit, well-stocked kitchen, and library. The cabin is clean and so thoughtfully put together! Everything you need for a cozy vacation, close to solitude and serenity on the Appalachian Trail, surrounded by wood thrushes and wildflowers. But that secret swing remains stubbornly secret!!
We both turned 40 last week, so we left the kids with the grandparents and headed to the cabin in hopes of a quiet, peaceful weekend away from it all. And boy did Mike's place deliver!! It's truly in the middle of the woods, on a mountain. The views from all around are just trees! We loved exploring the AT, finding the secret swing, reading on the porch, and just 'being.' We took our dog along too, and she was just as content! We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful, serene location to ring in our next decade. Thanks Mike, and we'll DEFINIETLY be back! Might even bring our boys (9 & 11) next time, as I KNOW they would have LOVED the loft!!!
We had a great experience at the cabin in the woods! Plenty of space for four adults, tons of amenities to make you feel at home. The fire pit and fireplace were great spaces to hang out at night and there are a ton of hiking options in the area for good day trips!
We loved the place and will definitely be back.
This was exactly what we needed! As soon as we walked in my kids said that it was “even better than we thought it would be!” The cabin itself is small but beautiful— thoughtful construction and design, really great attention to detail. The place was super clean and Mike is a great host. Looking forward to returning when the weather is warmer!
Comfortable and fun
This cabin is very cleverly designed. It also has everything you could need, and decorated beautifully. A really nice place to stay for a quiet get away in the woods.
We had a wonderful 4-night stay at the cabin in early March, with about 10 inches of snow on the ground. We enjoyed daily fires in the fireplace, cooking in the well-stocked kitchen, reading selections from the thoughtful library, and sleeping in the comfy bed. One afternoon I took our dog on a wet slithery hike up the mountain to the Appalachian Trail! On one day trip, we visited Lititz and picked up some Mangalitsa pork from Elizabeth Farms. A famtastic getaway! We can’t wait to return when the trees have leafed out.
Comfy cabin tucked away on side of mountain. Nice rolling fire. Comfy beds. Nice kitchen. Love the antique coffee grinder.
This is our second stay and it’s still awesome! Highly recommend!
This was exactly what we were hoping for! The place was immaculately clean and very comfortable. It had all the necessities plus! It was a cozy place to come back to after a long hike on the AT, take a shower, make dinner, then read by the fire. Mike really has gone above and beyond -- from the s'mores kit to the impressive library. You will enjoy your stay here.
Mike does an amazing job providing a quiet, well-stocked, luxury cabin only 8/10 mi from the AT. Everything was exactly as he described, directions were perfect, and communication was prompt. We'll be back hiking again and we can't think of a better place to rest between hikes.
3rd year staying at the cabin with my family....Awesome get away....especially to unplug, hike, hang out and enjoy time spent together!
It is the perfect getaway, feels like you are in the woods, but not far from civilization. The cabin is very charming and incredibly well stocked with all the supplies you need to cook (and clean up after) any kind of meal large or small. All the directions are very thorough about how everything works, and where things are. We had 5 adults and it was plenty comfortable for that number. When we arrived the cabin felt very clean and welcoming. We really enjoyed the fireplaces both inside and out, and found and loved the secret swing. Mike really seemed to think of everything. We will definitely be back!
We had a great time! The property is very well kept and the property manager thought of everything we’d need. We were really impressed with how the cabin had everything we needed to make our Thanksgiving dinner. The kids and the dog loved to climb the mountain literally in the backyard. I highly recommend this property to others!
Loved it. This was our second trip back. The cabin is clean, comfortable and just perfect for relaxing.
Everything was exactly as described, and more. I can't say enough about how perfect the cabin was. Mike is an excellent host. The cabin is cozy, clean, and in a setting that is peaceful and beautiful. The list of activities nearby is so extensive that you could easily spend months in this area. We hiked up the mountain and cooked outside in the firepit. The only problem was that we didn't want to leave. We will absolutely be back! Thank you, Mike!
Myself and a friend spent a 3 day weekend in late September. Cabin was clean and well appointed- exactly as described. Owner was easy to work with and a gracious host (read the listing- honest description for folks). Fireplace prepped for first fire upon arrival. Beds comfy. Local wildlife (deer, chipmunks and salamanders) made excellent neighbors. Cabin is close to highway, so you hear some traffic noise but it also makes it easy to find and/or use as a central location to venture out to other nature hot spots. (Which we didn't do). We hid and ate and did a puzzle and played cards and board games while staring out at the trees all weekend. Also enjoyed coffee on the porch over charming conversation with the chipmunks. It was bliss.
The cabin and the rental experience were perfect in every way. Can’t wait to go back.
My fiance and I had the best weekend getaway with our dog in this amazing cabin! We booked this trip as our last getaway before the big day and it surpassed every expectation. The setting, the hospitality, the property...everything! Mike had everything you could possibly need and the history he included about Berks county and the cabin itself was awesome!!! We will definitely be back after our wedding. Thanks again!
Clean, organized, comfortable cabin!
The cabin is nestled at the foot of a small mountain, with abundant trails and areas to just wander and explore. The cabin itself is rustic from the outside, but updated and modernized inside. The front porch (in warm weather) is a natural extension of the living area, and is a wonderful spot to enjoy the environment. Our kids loved the loft, and the secret swing, as well as playing in the nearby creek. A top notch experience, all around.
My friends and I absolutely adored this property. It was so nice to escape for the weekend. The fact that the property was so well equipped (Mike thought of everything) and instructions were clear made it that much easier. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a getaway
If you hike, bike, kayak, or just love sitting around a campfire, you will absolutely love your stay here. Tastefully appointed and updated, as soon as we walked in, we felt right at home. Everything we needed for cooking was in the kitchen, including crockpot, blender, mixer, and ample bowls, pans and utensils. The beds were comfy, everything was clean, and enough room to be comfortable but cozy. There were tons of interesting books to look at, games, and Wifi. The property was totally in the forest, with the stream out front that you could hear all the time. My favorite part was a cup of coffee on the front porch glider, watching the morning fog burn off. I hiked to the Appalachian Trail from the house, about a third of a mile up the mountain. Swatara State Park is 15 minutes away, and we had a great time biking, hiking, and paddling in the Swatara River. Hamburg was only 15 minutes the other direction, and we enjoyed a trip to Cabelas. Scranton is less than an hour and a half away, as is Lititz and Lancaster. My biggest complaint? Time flew way too fast. Would I recommend this property ? absolutely! Sure hope we get to return someday. Thank you, Mike, for an amazing and peaceful stay. Top Notch!
Mike was communicative and easy to work with. The house is thoughtfully outfitted with everything you might need - from stacked firewood to flashlights by the door and a fully stocked kitchen. The beds were comfortable, the fireplace was lovely, and the quiet, woodsy atmosphere can't be beaten. Even the books on the shelves were fascinating. I loved my stay and will be back soon!
As was the case with our first visit, and as many other reviews have said this property is very special. Great place to unplug relax and spend some quality family time. The thought and small touches mike has put into this property makes it magical. Our 2 year old loved the “spaghetti ice cream “
Cabin was absolutely perfect in every way. My wife and I absolutely loved this place. We are looking forward to coming back again soon.
Enjoyed fire place and outdoor pit. Great hiking and surroundings.
This cabin is was a great place to spend quiet time. It is cute and clean with many special touches... nice fireplace, well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, bookshelves filled with good reads and games. Loved that doggies are welcome too!
Rustic details , super clean, extra special details all over !! Super friendly host . A perfect 2 best friends getaway !!
Greta place for us to unwind with the dogs. Very clean and comfortable. Fireplace was in excellent condition and had plenty of wood and ready to go. Only downside was for as remote as it was, there was quite a bit of traffic. Maybe because of hunting season?
We had a wonderful weekend staying in Mikes cabin. He ensured the entire process was easy from renting to checkout. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Lots of little personal touches from Mike. He was always very responsive and accommodating. We’d love to go back, it just won’t be soon enough!
I spent the weekend at Mike’s cabin with few friends for a weekend getaway. We were looking for something that was close to home but felt far away and isolated. This fit the bill perfectly. The cabin is very nice and there are detailed instructions for everything. There is plenty to do nearby, but we spent all our time at the cabin (save for a short hike) relaxing by the fire (indoor and out) and sharing laughs. We hope to return on a yearly basis, if not more frequently.
My husband and I throughly enjoyed our cabin stay! The cabin was adorable and well equipped with all we needed. Mike was a great host and made sure we had all the information we might need. We are looking forward to returning!
The cabin was very well appointed and impeccably clean. Mike was a very accommodating and hospitable host. Thanks for putting the pumpkin out so we could find our way the first day. 😊�
Mike is amazing. Great communication the whole trip. Everything was clean. Fire was ready to be lit. And smores just needed some heat.
Mike was very helpful all the way from booking this place until we were there and home again. He was a pleasure to work with. And the place/cabin, absolutely awesome! Listening to the night sounds of the forest, the sound of the creek, sitting around the campfire, hiking.....
Perfect for our family of 6 for a weekend getaway. Hiking, playing in the creek, s'mores...amazing.
A beautiful cabin surrounded by lush green forest. Clean, comfortable, & Mike, the host, thought of everything--an especially varied & thoughtful library. We would definitely come back!
Exterior is vintage adorable Setting is peaceful Interior is modern and more than expected Great host. Great communication
This cabin was everything it promised to be and more, great location, perfectly maintained, and a lovely atmosphere, this will be a regular get away for me for years to come!
We stayed and slack packed 21 miles on the AT from Swatara Gap to the cabin -visited with some family and the hiked out on Sunday for Katahdin ,Maine. A perfect place to finish our thru hike
For the first time we went to a place like this. We were really surprised. The place was well organized. Everything was in order. It has everything you need for daily life. No need to bring anything beside yourself, clothes and groceries(if you want to cook). Mike thank you again for everything. We will visit your place soon. Km Hasnat.
This cozy cottage has easy access to hiking trails, a babbling brook within ear shot, and an awesome secret swing. All creature comforts are attended to. The beds are comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed, the instruction for everything are clear and you are close to an amazing ice cream store. Rain or shine you will enjoy your time.
From booking to checking out the experience was positive. Exceptional even. Great communication with the renter during booking. Everything was prepared with much thought: discrete notes here and there where needed, walking sticks for hiking, backpacks, blaze orange vests for certain times of the year, and an extensive book of Things To Do Nearby, which was ALOT. Each room had own temp control, the beds/bedding...so comfortable, the Kitchen fully stocked w/ everything you will need to prepare meals and there is a fire pit outside and a wood fireplace inside. There's an eclectic variety of books and games as well. The cabin is Magazine and actually has been featured in a magazine! Neat, comfy, romantic, homey. Every courtesy thought-out by renter. We plan on going back!
The Appalachian cabin is perfect for anyone looking to do some hiking or to just get away and relax. The cabin is totally family friendly and features a gem of fireplace guaranteed not to disappoint. Cabin is well stocked with firewood, games, and basic supplies. Great place! Thank you Mike!
My wife, 1 year old son, and dog just returned home from our weekend at the cabin. We fell in love. We were looking for a place to relax unplug and spend quality time as a family. Mike’s place checked all the boxes. As previous guests have correctly pointed out the cottage is amazing, clean well stocked, and mike has covered every detail, from directions, area information / things to do, and household procedures everything you need to know is laid out in the binder. We didn’t do much but we cooked great meals, relaxed by the fire, and hiked. The highlight of the trip was waking up on our last day to fresh fallen snow. We truly did not want to leave. Hope to return in the future. Thanks Mike!
I’m not one to normally write detailed reviews, but Mike went above and beyond with this property. The home was beautiful, clean, and beyond words stocked. Mike provided detailed directions, attractions, things to do, and recommendations based on the time of year. At the house itself, Mike not only provided plenty of wood for the fireplace, but even had it set up to light the first night. Brand new boxes of snacks, including s’mores ingredients were on the counter along with a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers on the table. The beds may be the most comfortable beds we all have ever slept on. The mattresses were comfortable with warm comfy blankets on top. We all had some much needed great nights of sleep. As for the area, it’s 15 minutes from a 24/7 Walmart, Cabellas, fast food, Cracker Barrel, etc. Of course with plenty to do around. In summary, don’t second guess yourself. Book this place, it’s great! We’ll definitely be back again!
Mike was wonderful to work with. The cabin is beautiful and very cozy! This will be a memory that our family will cherish forever. We will be back in future!
I can’t say enough good things about this cabin! Cozy and perfect in every way! Fully stocked with everything you could possibly need — just bring yourself! You feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, yet the activities a short drive away are endless. We had a nice rlaxing time hiking and sitting by the fireplace reading. Our black lab absolutely loved it! I can’t say enough good things about Mike too. So incredibly helpful and easy to deal with. We’ll be back!
What a wonderful cabin! My friends and I stayed here because it was relatively close to Rausch Creek Off-Road park. The super cute cabin has amazing views, and at night we fell asleep hearing the water rush down the nearby creek. Everything was very clean, with helpful notes everywhere to help you along. The cabin owner is super nice and helpful with our email communications, and we had his phone number on hand in case we needed him. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer to do some more exploring. I highly recommend this cabin, it has everything you need to feel at home with beautiful nature all around you.
Really cute cabin in the woods. Comfortable, cozy, quiet. Great fireplace. Brought our two golden retrievers. They loved it. We did too.
Mike is a wonderful host! The cabin had every amenity we needed and was perfectly stocked with linens and cookware. We had a blast and our dogs loved it too! Would love to come back for a longer stay.
Thank you Mike! We had a wonderful time relaxing in this cozy and well-appointed cabin in the woods. We wish the weather had been better for hiking but all that water made for a lovely ambient soundtrack of a rushing creek while we sat on the porch or by the fire pit. The beds were comfortable and the whole place was clean and tidy. Roadside America was magical and the kids adored the Sturgis Pretzel factory. We'll be back!
We had a wonderful weekend stay at the cabin. Wish we could've stayed longer. Thank you for renting such a well stocked and clean cabin. Our only suggestion would be to have the single television in the cabin be slightly larger but that is just a personal preference.
The cottage was very clean. The beds were comfy and the kids loved the loft. Cool furniture and books. I recommend staying here
Our family of seven were looking for a relatively close place that also offered a getaway from our busy lives. We found this secluded cabin that had everything we needed and so much more. It was close to hiking trails and surrounded by nature. We will definitely be back to this rustic gem in the future. Our family enjoyed the many games, books and special details.....thanks Mike.
This cabin is a great place to stay it is beautiful inside and as clean as could be and the owner has thought of everything for you to have a comfortable stay, a great place to go and relax and if your not looking for that there is plenty to do,we will be going back hoping to do it this fall
This cabin is so close to civilization and yet remote at the same time. You can actually feel the troubles of life fade away and I would recommend locking the cell phones and electronics in the car and read an actual book (there are plenty of choices there), or play board games and enjoy the cabin. Good kitchen, wonderful front porch with rocking bench, fantastic queen beds downstairs and beds in the very large loft. At night it is the quietest place with the exception of Block Island off of Rhode Island. Do yourself a favor and try it out. Bill
The owner was very agreeable to special requests. The kitchen was nicely outfitted.
Cozy comfty clean well stocked detailed directions....it's a beautiful cabin...the perfect couple get away..I booked this as a surprise anniversary trip ...my husband was extremely happy..we loved our get away...its private & quiet .... And at night wow with the fire place we snuggled in then it snowed yes even better....I plan on returning in the spring ..it's worth it
We had a wonderful weekend in this cozy cabin. The owner's were fantastic and had the place stocked with absolutely everything we could need. We spent the weekend cooking great food, playing board games and enjoying the fireplace. We would happily visit this cabin again.
We had a lovely stay at Mike's cabin over the New Year's weekend. Like many of the previous commenters, we thought the kitchen (and entire cabin) were incredibly well stocked. The cabin is very clean and homey - perfect for what you would want in a weekend getaway. We enjoyed winter time in the cabin and are planning our next trip to come in the summer!
We had been here once before for a family holiday getaway, and loved it so much, we did it again this year. Snow on the ground made it all the more spirited. Lovely in every way. Highly recommended.
My family and I had a great time at Mike's cabin for Thanksgiving. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed, and there were comfortable beds for all of us to sleep in. We enjoyed our time by making great food in the beautiful kitchen, roasting marshmallows in the fireplace, playing lots of games, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and riding the roller coasters at Hersheypark. We would love to come back some day! Mike is a great host that responds immediately and in great detail. He thinks about the small details that most hosts do not think about. He even offered to pick up our Thanksgiving turkey for us! Overall, it was a wonderful experience.
A great get-a-way location with every thing you could need all in one cozy cabin.
We stay here a couple of times a year, different seasons. It is a great place for solitude, and just having a great time. Mike Najarian is a wonderful host. The place is always very clean, well stocked. You can tell a lot of thought and compassion have gone into Mike's preparations for your stay! Thank You Mike for another wonderful week!
The cabin had all the amenities that we needed. We could have not left the cabin and been perfectly content. I loved the wide variety of books and games. We had a fire going each evening. And the bed was super comfortable. We will definitely be back. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.
We really enjoyed our time at this vacation rental. The open floor plan of the kitchen and living room helped with meal prep and serving. Our grandsons enjoyed hiking with us to the secret swing, making s'mores over the fire and exploring the creek. The cabin was well stocked with plenty of extra towels and linens. Having a washer and dryer on site was a plus. The kitchen had plenty of everything, from dishes to drinking glasses, flatware, utensils and pans. Lots of fun!
The cottage is a wonderful getaway spot. It's located in a beautiful and quiet forest, away from the world, yet only a few minutes drive to many attractions and activities. It's warm, cozy, clean, and very well appointed. Mike thinks of everything, and you won't need to leave for any reason (unless you want to!) Plenty of blankets, towels, firewood, kitchen essentials, paper products, even bug spray and first aid kits. And, of course, ingredients for s'mores! We especially loved that our dogs could run around off leash, without worrying about them running onto a major road, or into someone else's yard. Mike was super communicative and responsive...very easy and pleasant to work with. We will be back!
Spent 8 days here and it's the perfect, peaceful spot to stay. Cabin is well equipped. Owner easy to work with. Make sure you find the secret swing!
My family and I could not have picked a more perfect spot! 30 min to Hershey and 30-40 to Lancaster. After many busy days of amusement parks and ziplining this was our sanctuary at the end of the day. I spent a lot of time just enjoying the sounds of the river and the mountain birds from the porch and perusing the large number of books in Mike's collection. The interior was perfect. Our 3 boys enjoyed the loft area while my daughter got her own room. The kitchen was well stocked. We will be back again form sure. Thanks Mike.
Mike was the perfect host from beginning to end. He thinks of everything to make your stay enjoyable. Cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. We enjoyed hikes on the Appalachian trail and spent a lot of time playing board games with the kids. We did enjoy some s'mores too! The kids loved the loft and the adults loved all the games from the past!
We stayed at the cabin in Bethel for two nights and it was perfect for a weekend getaway! Mike is a great host and you can tell that he really put a ton of thought into every detail. He even left us some supplies for making s'mores and we definitely took advantage! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could need (aside from food, of course) and the decor is very charming. We loved sitting out on the porch during the day as the view is beautiful and you can hear the stream babbling nearby. There were also plenty of board games and puzzles to keep us entertained at night. The best part, though, was the secret swing behind the cabin and up the mountain a bit. Overall, we had a lovely trip and would definitely stay again!
Quaint, cozy cottage in the woods. Huge stone fireplace, comfortable beds, and a well appointed kitchen. Minutes to the Appalachian Trail. Will definitely return!
My wife and I have been staying here for years. We came even before Mike owned the place. It is always immaculately clean on our arrival, fresh flowers, firewood and ready to go. It is just far enough off the beaten path to be a comfortable and quiet time for us. We will come back many, many times, on a regular basis. Thank You Mike for this great place!
5 of my friends and I of 37 years came to PA. to attend a Memorial of our friend who past away. The cabin was the perfect place for all of us to spend time together and reminisce. Everything you could ever want was provided. Mike the owner was a perfect host all though we did not get to meet him! He answered all our questions and made us feel at home.
We really enjoyed our stay. It rained the entire time but my wife and I loved sitting by the fire, and the kids had a blast in the loft. The last morning we went on a hike on the sopping wet Appalachian Trail and even then we still had a great time. The place was extremely clean, very nice, and comfortable. Even the books on the shelves were great. Due to the rain I read some of the stories to my kids.
Cozy cabin with much to offer! Close to hiking and about an hour from Lancaster. Perfect for the family!!!
We spent New Years weekend at the cabin with our 5 kids. We had a blast. Mike, the owner, takes care of everything. I had a few questions for him over the weekend and he immediately responded. The kids loved the loft and secret swing. The beds are very comfortable and the wood burning fireplace is fantastic. We went tubing at Blue Mtn (about an hour - easy drive). We will definitely be returning. Thank you Mike for making our new years so much fun for us and our family!!
I want to go back - now! It has only been 2 days and I miss it! Its so neat that you can be 3 miles from the highway and feel like you are in a different era. Crazy. Finding the cabin was so easy. Seeing the porch in person was great and seeing how high up the mountains go. Upon entering the cabin, I was floored! The cabin looks really nice in pix, but it is even nicer in person. The furniture is all made out of wood, the rocking chairs are my favorite. The wifi worked great. The fireplace was ready to be lit, which plenty of wood, starters, smores making and even to make popcorn over the fire! The kitchen was the best stocked kitchen I have ever stayed at. When Mike says you can bake a cake or roast a goose, he's right. But, it was also the quality of all the kitchen things. Even a coffee grinder from 1930! Now I want one. Both bedrooms are cozy and comfortable. I liked the duvet covers so much I already ordered one from LL Bean! The built ins are so nice, he has everything from games to books galore. Too bad I didn't really start looking at that till my last night, but I read the entire book 8 days in the Blue Mountains (i think that's the name). But, my most favorite part is the porch and sitting out there every morning having coffee as the sun came up over the mountain range and watch the chipmunks run around. I did not use the loft, but the ladder to it is nice and strong and i think handmade. The loft is pretty large and I can see where kids would love to be up there. It was also nice I could bring my kids. As they enjoyed the creek and sniffing around. They were kind of depressed when they had to come back to the city! Heck on the day I was leaving my one, was 1/2 up the mountain behind the cabin! I have Boston Terriers, they are not mountain dogs, but they loved it! And thinking about how he looked down at me to get into the car is just priceless and makes me laugh. He just wanted to go to the secrect swing again! I will certainly be returning because it's awesome and amazing! Mike, thank you for letting people into your cabin!
This cabin is perfect: remote, historical and rustic but full of contemporary comforts and decor. Warm cozy linens on the 4 poster beds, amply stocked kitchen, a fire laid on the hearth and even s'mores makings! If we lived closer we'd be here every month to hike the nearby Appalachian Trail and the Hawk Mountain trail boulder fields. We sure have nothing like them in the NW.
I brought my kids here for a February weekend getaway and we all loved our stay. It was very cold (went down to -3 at night and morning) and there was snow on the ground, but the cabin itself was warm and cozy. The owner left plenty of firewood, which we took advantage of, and even left us everything needed to make s'mores. We went hiking on Hawk Mountain and the Appalachian Trail while there and once headed into Reading for a meal out. Everything was in perfect working order and the cabin itself was beautiful and very clean. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get away from the city and enjoy a relaxing time in the woods. I definitely would like to come back to this cabin in the summer or fall.