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Looking for an overnight getaway in Pennsylvania?

Our newly renovated hotel-style lodge rooms are perfect for couples and small families that want to get away from the business of everyday life. Each room is comfortably appointed, quiet, relaxing, and clean with modern amenities, and limited distractions. Conveniently located in Lancaster County and near Hershey, PA. Come for a weekend or stay a week!

Hotel Amenities

As low as $109/night (rates vary by season)

  • 1 bedroom (2 queen beds, 2 bunks)
  • Sleeps up to 6 people
  • Private bathroom
  • Linens & towels
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • Air-conditioning & heat
  • Note: There is no television in the lodges
Call (717) 738-1490 to Book Your Stay

On-Site Recreation

Our recreation areas are included in your stay

On-site Actvities

Save 15% on activities when you book with your overnight stay

Conveniently Close to Lancaster & Hershey Attractions

We’re conveniently located between Lancaster, PA and Hershey (next to the PA Turnpike: I-76), so you’re just a short drive from lots of fun things to do in the area. Some of our favorite family attractions include:

You can get a full list of things to do in the Lancaster area from LancasterPA.com

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Call (717) 738-1890 to Book

Hotel Pricing (varies by season)

January 1-May 27, 2021

$109/night*

May 28-October 6, 2021

$125/night*

October 7-December 31, 2021

$109/night*

*plus 11% hotel/excise tax. Check our promotions for special discounts.

Important Information

Our newly renovated hotel-style lodge rooms were built you in mind… providing a clean, restful, and wholesome opportunity to get away with the entire family or another group and simply relax and have a fun time! Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway or a week-long family vacation, you’ll love your experience at Refreshing Mountain.

While you’re here, enjoy our outdoor swimming pool and mini water park (included), take a hike on our beautiful woodland grounds with beautiful overlooks, or enjoy fellowship (and s’mores!) around a campfire. Feeling adventurous? Add one or more of our outdoor adventure activities to your cabin rental (such as a canopy zipline tour or a horse ride and farm animal experience).

What Included

  • 2 Queen Beds and a bunk bed set
  • Access to a microwave (separate building)
  • Access to a refrigerator/freezer (seperate building)
  • Towels and linens
  • WIFI
  • Private Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Climate control for heat/AC
  • WI-FI
  • Sports Equipment (ask at the office)

What to Bring

  • Extra Towels for the pool (Seasonal)
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Hair Dryer
  • Food (On-site Buffet and Cafe options are Seasonal)
  • Fishing Equipment (catch and release ONLY).

Rental Terms

  • CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT.  We guarantee check-in by 4PM on the arrival date.  You are welcome to arrive before 4PM to enjoy the grounds.  For optimal check-in ease, we do also recommend checking in prior to dusk.  Checkout on the date of departure is by 10AM.
  • NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL, and NO PETS are allowed in the cabins.  $100 fine for infractions.  There is a designated smoking area on the property away from all the buildings.  Ask staff for assistance in locating this area.
  • At least one guest of the group needs to be a minimum of 25 years old.
  • The Pool is included in your hotel rental (seasonal).  We do request modest swimsuits at the pool (1-piece suits for girls/ladies, and boxer-style shorts for boys/men).  Please pack extra towels if you plan to use the pool.
  • Quiet hours on the property are 11PM to 7AM.  We ask that you keep the grounds quiet outside during these hours.

    Have a question? We’d be happy to answer it! Email us or call 717-738-1490.

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    Furnishings

    • 2 Queen Beds and a 2-bed bunk set
    • Access to a microwave (separate building)
    • Access to a refrigerator/freezer (seperate building)
    • Towels and linens
    • WIFI internet access
    • Private Bathroom with tub and shower
    • climate control for heat/AC

     

    Refreshing Mountain Facilities

    • Your rental includes use of the outdoor facilities including the playground, hiking trails, sports areas, pond, etc. The pool is also included during the Community Pool Hours (Seasonal. Please also make note of the modest swimsuit policy). You should note that there may be times where other guest groups have reserved specific sports fields, and in those cases, the reserving group has the preference of space. Please feel free to check at the office for details of spaces that are available or not available.

    Furnishings

    • Refreshing Mountain does supply dish soap, but any other cleaning agents you will need to bring with you.
    • PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO TVs IN ANY OF THE HOTEL ROOMS.

    Refreshing Mountain Facilities

    • Your rental DOES NOT INCLUDE access to any indoor areas at the retreat center (other than the cabin). This includes the Gymnasiums, meeting rooms, Dining Hall (unless meals are purchased), pavilions, and craft area.

    No. Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted in any buildings here on-site. We do allow pets with guests who stay in campsites/tent sites.

    Yes! Your rental includes sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, and wash cloths.

    We ask that from 11PM until 7AM, all activity moves indoors. Please be courteous to other camp guests and keep the camp quiet during this time. This means that any campfires or other evening activities should be wrapped up by 11PM. Early morning (i.e. 7AM) is a great time to go for a nature hike. The sunrise is wonderful, and the wildlife is beautiful.

    Yes! There are several fire rings in the cabin area that can be used for campfires/cookouts. Please note that we do not provide any grills, roasting prongs, etc. Campfires should be reserved ahead of time- we will set up your campfire and provide you with all the wood and matches. If you do not reserve a campfire location ahead of time come to our office to inquire on availability. Please note the following:

    • Campfires can only be built in a designated area (i.e. a stone or metal fire ring).
    • There are 5 gallon buckets at each fire pit. Use that water to put the fire out when you are done with it.
    • Due to the proximity of the forest and the cabins, it is imperative that campfires be kept small. DO NOT BUILD A FIRE WITH MORE THAN A 2 FOOT FLAME!
    • Campfire areas are located throughout the property and may not be directly behind your cabin. When scheduling we do our best to put you in a campfire location close to your cabin, pending availability (see below).
    • Campfire areas are “first come, first served”. There are more cabins than campfire pits, so sometimes all campfire areas can be full for the evening. However, campfires are great things to share and great places to make new friends, so maybe you will get an opportunity to meet your “cabin neighbors”.

    On the date of arrival, your cabin will be ready at 4pm. Our office is not a 24 hr check-in facility so hours vary by season and day of week. If you cannot arrive during that day’s normal office hours we will try to accomodate your schedule. These details will be worked out close to the date of your check-in.

    Checkout is 10am on the date of departure. A surcharge of $50 per hour may be added to your bill if you are not checked out by 10am.

    • All reservations require a 50% deposit of your total rental charges. A cancellation 14 days or more prior to your arrival date will result in a refund of the deposit, less a 10% cancellation fee (initial 3% booking fee is nonrefundable). If you cancel 3 to 13 days before your scheduled arrival date, you will lose your entire deposit (i.e. 50% of the total reservation charges).
    • If you cancel within 3 days of arrival, you will be billed for the entire reservation.

    Adventure Recreation:

    We have a number of adventure recreation options. Ask the office about adding on the Ziplines, Horse Rides and Farm Animal Experience, the Elevated Obstacle Course, and much more! Guests in cabins qualify for discounts on these activities.

    We recommend booking these activities 2-4 weeks in advance, since they do often get sold out, especially on weekends.

    Recreation Areas:

    We have an easy to moderate hiking trail, a pond for catch and release fishing (we don’t supply any fishing equipment), and a large playground area. There is an outdoor court for volleyball and basketball, a soccer field, baseball field, and 2 sand volleyball courts. During the summer, the pool is also available during the hours that the pool is open to the community.

    We have a number of adventure recreation options. Ask the office about adding on the Ziplines, Pony Rides, Wildlife Center, and much much more! Guests in cabins qualify for discounts on these activities.

    Typically, these extra activities should be scheduled well in advance of arrival, since they do often get sold out, especially on weekends.

    We have a buffet-style dining hall that provides meals for retreat groups. If we are serving groups during your stay, you are welcome to purchase meals. Contact us for times, costs, and other information.

    NO. All lodging onsite is strictly Non-Smoking. We will charge a $100 penalty for smoking in or around the cabins.

    Additionally, most of our property (including outdoor areas) is designated as NO SMOKING. We host many children’s events and want to keep the “Young Lungs Safe”. We are members of a PA state initiative to that effect, and you will see signs posted around the property stating “Young Lungs at Play. No Smoking.” Guests that need to smoke are asked to smoke in their vehicle away from any buildings/facilities.

    NO, Alcohol is NOT permitted on the property. Violators of this policy may be asked to leave without refund and will be charged a $100 penalty.

    No. We ask that you rent a separate unit each for the males and for the females in your group.

    We have a special offer for unmarried couples and/or same-sex couples (keep reading, the offer is below!)

    Our goal is to be a welcoming facility where everyone can experience refreshment, no matter who you are, or where you are at in your walk with Jesus.  Additionally, we are a Christ-centered facility, and we seek to operate our property in a way that honors Biblical teaching, including the teachings of celibacy outside of marriage, faithfulness in marriage, and “marriage” being defined as a covenant relationship between one man and one woman.

    Therefore, as a way we can both honor our guests and our convictions on this issue, we are happy to offer a complimentary second lodging unit at no additional cost to any guests that are 1) unmarried couples, or 2) same-sex couples (whether married or unmarried). Our hope is that you would use separate lodging accommodations while you stay with us.  We offer this out of our personal convictions and to ease the financial burden of renting two rooms. It comes with no strings attached.  It is simply a free offer we are happy to extend, as an extra accommodation.

    To take advantage of this offer, please call our office to make the booking (it cannot be done online). Just mention your interest in the free second room and we will be happy to arrange that for you.

    (Note: this offer does not apply to a group of coed friends.)

    No, we cannot, as a matter of conscious, celebrate those things that are contrary to our religious convictions.  Examples of events we choose not to host would include, but are not limited to, nudist events, festivals involving alcohol and/or public drunkenness, secular music festivals, marriage events other than one man, one woman weddings, or any other event that celebrates or promotes conduct or messages which is not aligned with morality as understood from a Biblical worldview.