Our lodge is hand- built, from the cedar shake exterior to the pine and cedar interior. Large two story windows fill the great room with sunlight. It is located at the end of a half mile private road, and is totally secluded.
Have breakfast on our sun- dappled deck in the woods,...
The Cave Hill Log Cabin is a reconstructed hewn log cabin originally built on adjoining land sometime before the Civil War. Charlie and Ida Mae Winkle lived in it until the late 1960’s. We dismantled it and stored it in our barn until last fall. The original cabin has been rebuilt...
Relax on our deck overlooking woods and a pond, or in front of the fire in the stone fireplace. Stroll down the farm road to the barn and look at the view, or down to the pond to check out the wildlife or fishing . In the evening start a fire in the fire pit by the barn to roast...
What a wonderful vacation we had at George Carr's cabin. We took our two Granddaughters, Hannah, age 14 and Hallie, 7 and our two American Eskimo dogs.
Mr. Carr showed us around the property and cabin upon arrival. We were surprised at the number of amenities the cabin had. There was a firepit out by the barn where the girls roasted marshmallows and made s'mores which they had never done before.
We all went fishing one day at the pond which is lovely. The only one that caught anything was our oldest grandchild. She caught and released 8 bluegill. She smiled the whole time.
Every day we explored new things in Adams County such as great "mom and pop" restaurants; old soda fountains; ice cream every day; old cemetarys and much more. We were, of course in Amish country and the girls love the horses and buggies that they saw. We also stopped at Miller's Bakery and Furniture. It's off the beat and path but it is worth the drive. The baked goods were wonderful and the furniture is unbelievable which we both bought some of each.
Back at the cabin, where it was nice and cool, with the air conditioner on, we played games with the girls and took many walks with girls and the dogs. My husband took the girls to the little cave nearby. What was really nice we never turned the television on. We just read or read to the girls or just relaxed on the porch and of course ate!
One of the most memorable moments of the trip was I had brought pictures of their dad, our only child, Matthew, who at the age of 35, died March 28, 2013. Hannah and Hallie loved looking at those pictures of when he was little and they asked may questions about him. They asked if they could take any of the pictures and of course we said yes and they took two each. It was a very poignant time for us as we had not been alone with them to tell them some stories about their dad.
On the way back to Newark where the girls live and then to Toledo where we live we stopped for about and hour at Serpent mound. Everybody should go and witness that marvelous mystery.
I cannot say enough about Mr. Carr's hospitality and the cabin and it's beautiful surroundings. Everyone should take advantage of this type of vacation. If the cabin is available, my husband and I would like to come back the first week of October to celebrate our 32nd anniversary WITHOUT grandchildren.
Mary Ellen and Jim Sielicki