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10 Great Lancaster County Christmas Traditions

As a native of Lancaster County, I have enjoyed celebrating Christmas in many ways. These are 10 of my favorite Christmas traditions. Some are old and some are new, but all are amazing. 1. Sight and Sound Theatres Sight and Sound Theatres is an experience your family will never forget! This year Queen Esther is…

5 Tips for Planning a Family Retreat at Refreshing Mountain

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If you’re the one who has been designated as the official organizer of your family’s annual reunion this year, consider planning a truly memorable family retreat, nontraditional, and quite different from your previous retreats where you held a picnic at the park or secured some rental space at your local community center. Plan a love-and-laughter-filled family…

Farm Animal Experience at Refreshing Mountain

Looking for an opportunity to see what life is like on a farm? Refreshing Mountain offers guests a guided tour that will take you to each of our animal enclosures. We have horses, goats, sheep, chickens, dogs and other adorable animals that guests may hold, pet, feed and groom. This experience is filled with fun…

My First Escape Room Experience – Refreshing Mountain’s “Funding the Dream” Room

My first time doing an Escape Room was at Refreshing Mountain! I didn’t know what to expect going into it, because I had never done an escape room before. I thought that it would be one of those experiences where the leaders take charge, and no one else has anything to do. However, it was…

10 Best Family Fall Activities in Lancaster PA

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Fall activities in Lancaster County cover a wide range of things to do and unique experiences. Whether you stay for several days or visit for a day, spend the Autumn season immersing your family in everything the Lancaster area has to offer. Top 10 Fall Activities in Lancaster, PA Here are 10 fall things to do…

Unique & Easy Campfire Snack Ideas for Your Next Family Getaway

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Many families at Refreshing Mountain enjoy the summertime by relaxing, swimming, and of course, having campfires. Campfires are a perfect evening addition to any retreat at Refreshing Mountain! They combine all aspects of summer by spending time outside, socializing, and enjoying good food. Traditional campfire snacks, such as s’mores and hotdogs, are a very popular…

7 Beautiful Places for a Fall Getaway in Central PA

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Any time of year is the perfect time to experience Central Pennsylvania, but for many, the beautiful fall season is the best time of year for a getaway – the leaves change colors, autumn crops bear their fruit, and the evenings begin to cool off. The whole family will find plenty to explore, from forests and…

Family Game Ideas for Your Next Cabin Retreat

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Every family needs to get away sometimes to reconnect. Cabin rentals in PA at Refreshing Mountain provide a perfect retreat, with plenty to explore in the surrounding area, along with an on-site swimming pool, hiking, zip-lining, and more. With no TV, you may be exploring extra ideas to occupy your family time. When you’re done…