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Fun Fact:  Over 19,900 swimmers visited our pool in 2013
Fun Fact:  We have 20 different buildings onsite, with a combined square footage of over 45,000 sq. ft. of space.
Fun Fact:  We have 17 different outdoor/adventure activity options to add to your event.
Fun Fact:   We produce over 80,000 kwh of electricity via solar panels, supplying 30% of our energy.
Fun Fact:  In 2013, we served over 28,000 guests between overnight & day events
Fun Fact:  We had over 12,800 zipliners on our zipline tours in the 2013 season
Fun Fact:  There were over 4 miles of pine boards used in the construction of our first 3 cabins.
Fun Fact:  We washed over 136,000 dishes in our new dishwasher system in the 2013 summer season
Fun Fact:  We have 12 zip lines with over 1 mile of combined length.
Fun Fact:  There are 178,000 gallons of water in our pool.

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center | Lancaster, PA

Retreats & Outdoor Activities

Refreshing Family Fun & Adventure

Refreshing Mountain is a year-round retreat and adventure center providing family friendly fun and refreshment for over 30 years in Lancaster County, PA. We provide facilities and services for large group retreats and rent cabins for overnight getaways.  We also provide a variety of outdoor adventures, day field trips and corporate team building events with activities including zipline canopy tours, high ropes course, climbing tower, problem solving challenges and much more. Our center is built on 80 acres of beautiful Pennsylvania woodland and is conveniently located just 25 minutes north of Lancaster, 30 minutes east of Hershey and 90 minutes west of Philadelphia. Come and be refreshed!

 

What We Offer

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Retreats

We provide overnight group retreats. Retreat packages include lodging, meal & facilities.

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Ziplines

Lancaster's premier outdoor activity with two courses to choose from. Come Fly with Us!

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Cabin Rentals

Looking for an overnight getaway in Lancaster? Book one of our newly constructed family cabins.

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High Adventure

Challenge your fears on our high adventures: ziplines, high ropes, climbing tower & more

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Activity Packages

Check out our Explorer and Discovery packages. Fun for the whole family!

Group Activities

Check out our activity options for larger groups: schools, youth groups, company events, etc.

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Community Pool

Our refreshing pool is open for the community and can be reserved for parties & special events

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Teambuilding

Improve communication and boost team morale with a fun & interactive team building event

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Storm Repair Update

Refreshing Mountain Storm Repair Update

March 21 (9:20 AM):

Happy Spring! We sure are feeling it up here, with the warm temperatures and renewed life all around.

  • Activities Status:
    • As of Monday our Challenge Adventure Zipline passed all necessary inspections and tests and is officially back up and running! Thanks to Treetop Quest and our crew, these ziplines are back to their prime condition- just under 4 weeks after they were damaged.
    • We anticipate the Aerial Excursion Zipline to be available come March 31. Stay posted!

To check our Zipline Tour availability and make a reservation, click here!

March 16 (4:40 PM):

Despite the 17 inches of fresh powder, we are working on our ziplines and giant swing.

  • Activities Status: Today they were able to reset guide cables on our Giant Swing. We are performing the necessary inspections, tests, and expect to have this activity open by early next week.

March 10 (8:00 AM):

We received three inches of snow and expect another few inches in the upcoming week but that's not stopping our crew!

  • Activities Status: New poles arrived and our crews are hard at work setting anchors for the guidelines that stabilize the zipline poles on the closed courses. We are ahead of schedule!
  • Zipline Bookings: Speaking of schedules are open online and booking is live, click here!

March 7 (10:40 AM):

The rain has slowed and crews are hard at work.

  • Activities Status: Our zipline builder and inspector gave the go ahead to open our Flying V and High Ropes course! Schedules are open online and booking is live, click here!
  • Forest Recovery: The past week we have been trimming branches from downed trees and prepping them for loggers to come in and remove. At this point conservative estimates are 50-60 trees have been recovered and more to address as we get past the initial border of our forest lines.

March 6 (12:00 PM):

This past weekend we hosted 200+ people with our overnight retreats. The weather was cold, but we accomplished more work and are excited about the progress.

  • Facility status: Thanks to Meadow Valley Electric (MVE) Group our solar panels have been inspected and repaired and are up and running.
  • Activities status: Today we have an inspector from our zipline builder, Climbworks, here to inspect and evaluate our ziplines. We should have a projection of when our zipline tours will reopen in the next few days.

We expect more great news, stay posted!

March 1 (4:00 PM):

The rain impeded us from completing some of our outdoor projects today, but none the less much was accomplished.

  • Parking status: Cleared all parking areas of downed trees and limbs.
  • Activity status: We restored our sling shot and archery areas and ensured the nature center critters and farm animals will be ready this weekend. In addition the climbing tower and climbing wall will be fully operational as well!

Feb 28 (4:00PM):

  • Communication status: Minutes ago our communication lines were restored. Email and phone lines are now operational. We can now begin returning your calls!
  • Building status: All damaged roofs have been weatherproofed and are scheduled for permanent repair.
  • Activity status: We will have pedal carts and teambuilding in full operation this weekend, with more to come!

Our staff along with contractors have been working tirelessly campus wide to clear debris and begin repairs. We are extremely grateful for our neighbors who have given their time and energy. We are extremely thankful for how God continues to provide. We look forward to the days to come and our retreats this weekend!

Feb 27 (4:00 PM):

Around 3:30 on Saturday February 25th, a major wind storm hit Northern Lancaster County and significantly impacted Refreshing Mountain. We sustained damage to several buildings as well as our Ziplines / adventure activities. Nevertheless, we are so thankful to God that no one was hurt during the storm. Also, we are grateful that so many people in the community are helping with cleanup and repair. Our Retreat Center ( lodging, meals, Recreation) is still open and ready to host the many groups scheduled over the next few weeks. But our Ziplines and other adventure activities are temporarily closed as we inspect, assess, and repair. We hope to have everything back up and running within the next few weeks.

Click here to read our press release regarding the storm and repair efforts

Check out our Facebook feeds for regular updates.