Can you Escape?

Test your wits in Lancaster’s ultimate escape room experiences

Find clues, solve puzzles, and work together to find a way out of each themed room.

The Escape Rooms at Refreshing Mountain offer mental challenges, clue-based adventures, team-building, and excitement for individuals and groups of all ages. 

With unique indoor and outdoor rooms, you’ll enjoy a new thrilling experience every time you visit. Challenge yourself, your friends, family, or co-workers with one of our exciting live actor escape room scenarios!

Escape Room #1: Funding The Dream

Escape Room #1: Ever wonder how 1950’s real world inventions came about?

We invite you to enter the “Patent Office” at Refreshing Mountain to discover inventions and overcome the red tape involved in getting your patent approved and funded. It will be up to you to choose your invention, get it patented, and get funding as you interact with our patent office clerk.

Come experience the joys (and frustrations) involved in rolling out an invention before the office closes! This clue-based adventure is perfect for birthday parties, team building, kid friendly family fun, a group of friends, or retreats.

A safe door hiding a clue in a kid-friendly family escape room experience at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Outdoor Center.

Escape Room #2: Circle T Ranch

Escape Room #2: From chaos to organized, make Refreshing Mountain what it is today

Before Refreshing Mountain, a horse ranch called Circle T Ranch existed. Upon acquisition of the ranch, the manager of Refreshing Mountain discovered the property in shambles and through a series of events pieced the property back together. This thrilling (family friendly/not scary) escape room will take you on a journey you won’t want to miss. Can you help the manager bring order to the chaos, locate hidden clues, and discover all the veiled secrets? Parts of this escape room story line are based on actual events in Refreshing Mountain’s history and beginning days.

We turned up the heat on this one, giving you an hour but with more games to solve! Perfect for birthday parties, team building, kid friendly family fun, a group of friends, or retreats.

A cup hiding a key in a kid-friendly escape room at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Outdoor Center.

NEW Escape Room #3: On A Mission

Escape Room #3: Help the Anarie family bring Hope around the world.

We’ve taken a global perspective to give you an opportunity to engage in international humanitarian work right in your own backyard. Partner with Mitch Anarie and his family who are global field workers partnering with underserved communities throughout the world to meet their holistic needs. What is your part? Help the Anaries get supplies to these underserved communities.  You have one hour to communicate with the Anaries to find solutions to these puzzles, answer riddles and think outside the box. Join us on mission, will you be able to help the Anaries before time runs out?

In addition, 5% of proceeds generated in this escape room will go to HOPE International, a Lancaster based non-profit investing in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities.

Our most technically advanced room yet! Perfect for birthday parties, team building, kid friendly family fun, a group of friends, or retreats.


A bookshelf containing a clue that will help families and their kids solve an escape room at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center in Lancaster, PA.

Outdoor Escape Experience: Refreshing the Zoo

Outdoor Escape: Great Scott! The animals have escaped!

Refreshing the Zoo- Do you have the necessary Koalifications to rescue our escaped animals and get them safely to their new habitats? We invite you to explore the zoo at Refreshing Mountain where you will go through various team obstacles to rescue our (imaginary) animals. Once your team has rescued them, you will be tasked with safely relocating them into their new habitats. Will your team be able to find, rescue, and get our animals into their new habitats before time runs out?

Great for larger groups we give you two hours for this one, and you’ll need it! Perfect for birthday parties, team building, kid friendly family fun, a group of friends, or retreats.

Family and kid friendly Team-building Challenge at Refreshing Mountain Christian Retreat and Outdoor Center in Lancaster, PA.

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Escape Room Testimonials

Desiree Armstrong
Desiree Armstrong
00:39 17 Sep 23
They have great escape rooms! There are different levels of escape rooms with different historical back stories to each room. Each room is equipped with all different kinds of clues and items you need to escape. I’ve done two out of the four they have and will definitely do the last two!
Geneva Mertz
Geneva Mertz
18:45 10 Sep 23
We love it here! This is our 2nd year in a row and hoping to make it a summer tradition. We stay in one of the cabins, spend time at the pool, walk around and enjoy all there is to see, and do a special activity. Last year we visited the wildlife center and it was great! This year we chose an escape room! The staff is so helpful, joyful, and amazing!
Cynthia Stauffer
Cynthia Stauffer
18:36 01 Jan 22
had a great time celebrating Aaron Cramer birthday with an escape room challenge with family and friends! They do an awesome job. so fun! Todd Stauffer Cordell Stauffer Ariel Good Kendall Stauffer Cameron Stauffer Carina King (and Rob and Phil)
Karen Spangler Harnish
Karen Spangler Harnish
17:46 27 Sep 21
something for everyone. our family of 14, ranging in age from 7 to 72! loved the 2 escape rooms , ziplining, obstacle course, climbing wall, giant swing, fishing, wildlife center, archery.everything top quality, staff all so friendly, kind and great at their jobs. Mark
in the wildlife center was so knowledgeable and his love for reptiles and birds of prey was very obvious. the retreat center is a jewel right here in our county. thanks for a fabulous 50th Anniversary family weekend!!
Brent Keener
Brent Keener
03:11 29 Dec 20
Had a great time tonight doing the new Escape Room at Refreshing Mountain. Having experience with several escape rooms within our group, we were ALL very impressed with this unique and fun experience. This is one of the best escape room experiences for our family! Well worth the money! If you’re looking for a fun experience for your family or group, I encourage you to give it a try!! Great job
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Day Adventures for Large Groups

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Our Day Adventure bookings are unique in that we break large day groups into smaller groups of 20 max. Your group is able to rent out activities on an hourly basis meaning you get more bang for your buck. Each activity can accommodate about 10-20 (max) per hour. Our day group pricing has great discounts, see our pricing here.


Frequently Asked Questions About our Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are essentially themed rooms designed to challenge you with riddles, puzzles, and problems. Escape rooms have clues that will guide you to your next clue until you solve the puzzle of the room. Facilitators are either present in the room or are watching with remote access. The role of the facilitator is to assist you in the overall game of the room giving you additional clues to help you complete each step- should you want the help!

Typically, escape rooms can be shared or private experiences. At Refreshing Mountain, all escape rooms are private rentals. Meaning it’s just you and your group; no sharing and no problems (other than the riddles we give you!).

No. We got rid of the padlocks on this one. Our rooms are fun and interactive, and should you need to step outside for a breather, no worries, just open the door.

No worries! Remember from the previous question, our door is always open 😉 BUT if you do not finish the escape room, you’ll just have to come back and try again!

Yes. Each escape room has a facilitator that will be engaging with you through out the experience. This person is someone you can inquire with about challenges and look to for assistance if you desire.

This really depends on your group and the difficulty of the room. Some groups may finish in 45 min. others right up to the hour mark or not at all. Other factors include the ages in your group and the number of people who have had previous experience in escape rooms. All these factors contribute to the overall outcome time.

You will have 1 hr to complete your escape room.

Boo! That’s the only scary you’ll get here. No, our escape rooms are not scary. In line with our mission for our property, our escape rooms are family friendly. Meaning we designed our escape rooms in such a way that they will be fun for many ages and will truly spark your creativity and challenge you!

Group max of 10. Ten is the max occupancy for a few reasons including space, and most importantly quality and interaction amongst your group members. We’ve found more than 10 participants can have a negative experience.

For larger groups, we design your schedule in a way that will allow everyone to enjoy the escape room experience.

Yes. Our escape rooms can book up fast, be sure to book that escape room if you see availability and know you want to do it.

You can book on this page by tapping/clicking the “Book Now” button. Otherwise, give our office a call and we would be happy to book you.