Refreshing Mountain
Refreshing Mountain
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Zipline & Aerial Adventure ParksSightseeing ToursNature & Wildlife ToursHorseback Riding Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Resort offering group retreats, cabin rentals, escape rooms, and a variety of outdoor activities, including ziplining. Set in 80 acres of Pennsylvania woodland, Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center offers overnight retreat facilities (including cabin rentals and meeting spaces), ziplines, a pool, and other outdoor recreation activities. It’s a popular destination for group activities, such as team building, school field trips, church retreats, youth group retreats, company picnics, and birthday parties. Provides facilities and services for large group retreats and overnight getaways. Lodging options include family cabins, hotel-style lodges, bunkhouse lodging, as well as tent and small RV sites. Outdoor facilities and activities include an outdoor pool (that’s also open to the community), high ropes course, outdoor/indoor climbing walls, horseback rides, campfires, archery target shooting course & much more! Located between Philly and Harrisburg in Lancaster County, PA
Stevens, Pennsylvania
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Soleil L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
My family and I had an amazing time and unfortunately I'm awful with remembering names but the sweet lady at the store where you can purchase sweaters, tops, etc was absolutely hilarious. She was about 5'2 with a ponytail and her version of "Happy Birthday" was epic. I had noticed her when I was high above on the zip line singing to other guests and I had to have her sing for my brother in law. Thankyou as it was definitely a memorable experience. She was non stop entertaining from the moment we arrived to check in to the moment we left. Payton who works in the wildlife center was awesome he knew so much about all the animals and explained in depth about the snakes, owls, alligators, and so much more animals you're able to see and interact with. It's obvious he enjoys his job and takes the time to care and learn about these incredible species. There was also staff that were super friendly who instructed us to check in and a young woman who was tending to the lavender. All in all we had a 5 star experience. Don't forget to check out the lake! We saw so many turtles, frogs, and fish. We loved it! Refreshing Mountain is a beautiful happy place.
Written July 7, 2020
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Jfb1971
Hockessin, United States47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Peaceful piece of property with lots of things to do for the outdoor lover. We rented a cabin and there were 4 adults and one bathroom.....and it was FINE! We had a great time and loved the place. Cabin was very nice, clean and had a perfect location. They allow one day passes for folks to come onto the property and use their facilities. That has pros and cons. For those staying there, It may hinder the use of some things due to numbers allowed in for the day. We would definitely come back and stay, possibly in the fall to see the seasons change. The staff throughout the facility were wonderful. Very helpful, very pleasant and very "customer oriented" which I appreciated. After 5 months of the pandemic is was the perfect getaway. If you go, you must visit the Wolf Sanctuary of Lititiz. It is only 15 minutes from Refreshing Mountain. Take the earliest tour, you will see much more.
Written August 12, 2020
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Amy L
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Family
I took my 15 year old son and 12 year old daughter for a one night stay over Memorial Day weekend. We had such an awesome time, we decided to book and stay a second night. While there were some activity limitations due to the pandemic, there was still plenty to do in a safe manner. We enjoyed zip lining, rock wall climbing, the giant swing, as well as the beautiful Deer Print hiking trail. I enjoyed a massage by the professionally certified and most kind, Bethany. We took in the beautiful natural sights and explored the pond and animal farm. We played basket ball and the kids enjoyed the playground. The views are breathtaking and peaceful. A true hideaway that feels far from the hustle and bustle, yet truly close by to many conveniences. We stayed in the lodge and the facilities and grounds were pristine and clean. We enjoyed one of the many fire pits each night and I enjoyed my morning coffee in a wooden Adirondack chair on the deck overlooking a gorgeous view snuggled in the tree tops. On the second night, a pick up game of soccer with the owner’s family and others began and my kids were invited to play. From early dusk to the beginning of dark, they all played in the big athletic field and had a fantastic time. Every staff person we came across, whether in the office, the activity center, housekeeping, or young staff helpers were nothing short of approachable, knowledgeable, helpful and kind. A truly pleasant experience and one we will surely re-create each year, as Refreshing Mountain has now become a yearly visit for this family! Important to mention, they have a beautiful outdoor pool with a diving board, slide, and overhead sprinklers nestled in with access to a sit-down cafe with many food options. Although the pandemic had temporarily closed the pool, we look forward to coming back in August to enjoy swimming and golf cart rental. Don’t miss out on this rare gem!
Written May 26, 2020
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Alycia Hartmann
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We brought our 5 year-old daughter here for the horse riding experience. It was money well spent! Our daughter has been requesting horse back riding lessons for some time now, so when I found that Refreshing Springs offered lessons as well as one-time riding experiences for a decent rate, I decided to try a one-time ride. Hannah was very professional, polite and patient with our daughter. She provided key safety skills and in addition to riding, our daughter was able to brush the horse and even lead him out to the arena on her own. It was an amazing experience and lots of good memories were made! I will definitely consider going back to Hannah for ongoing lessons!
Written August 16, 2020
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mrsjupe
Joppa, MD50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We had an amazing time visiting Refreshing Mountain! The staff were kind and answered questions promptly before we arrived. We stayed in a cabin for three nights. Check-in was seamless. We were provided with a map of the property and information about how to sign up for the on-site adventures. The cabin was spotless and included everything we needed (linens, utensils, cookware, etc.). My daughter loved using the pool and the pool manager was friendly, going out of her way to engage in conversation. The lifeguards were attentive. We enjoyed exploring the property and nearby areas. Don't miss out on the simple joy of being able to make smores around a fire pit. Ours was right under the most beautiful reminder of the One who created mountains like this where we can go to be refreshed. We will return! 😊
Written July 7, 2020
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Fan B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I was disappointed that the drive thru the lights was so short, especially after driving an hour to get there. However, there were lots of lights, they were beautiful, and they did a lot of work to put them all up. We drove thru, then went around again. The second time we parked and walked down thru the display. The real highlight, tho, was the little cafe & campfire - soup, sandwich, & a cup of cider for $5! Everything was delicious and this little tete along with the company we enjoyed made it all worthwhile.
Written December 12, 2020
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Diana L
Lancaster, PA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a great time at refreshing mountain on 8/6/2020! We did 2 zip lines and 2 levels of obstacles. Our guides were calm, patient and informative. They helped us challenge and push ourselves Beyond what we thought we were capable of! The wore their masks correctly the whole time and only got close to us when the need presented itself.
Written August 7, 2020
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Alyson N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Our family did the zip lines and rope course this weekend and had a blast. I brought children ages 11-17 and they all loved it. The staff was great and so friendly. I would recommend this to anyone and we will definitely be back.
Thank you so much!
Written December 6, 2020
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JenMcRocks1031
Reading, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
We took our five teenage foster sons to Refreshing Mountain on Mother's Day and they did the Pendulum Swing and the Rock Climbing Tower. It was a great change of pace from the current routine we are all living in right now. The staff was friendly and helpful, the kids were able to get exercise and enjoy themselves, and it was just an awesome experience all the way around.

There were other people doing various activities, but everyone was respectful of social distancing, wearing masks, and there were hand washing stations located throughout. Everything was clean and the staff is well trained. We will be going back and I highly recommend for families or anyone who wants to get out of the day-to-day and experience the outdoors from a new perspective.
Written May 11, 2020
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Tova Bollag
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Refreshing mountain was such a beautiful scenic setting for a fun filled family outing . My younger children enjoyed the hands on petting zoo experience with Hannah. She was so accommodating and made the kids feel comfortable to ask questions and get involved with feeding and grooming the animals. The older kids loved the zip line and obstacle course experience. The guide was very patient while some of the kids completed the course. Would definitely recommend to others and hope to visit again!
Written August 26, 2020
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