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120 Snyders Hollow Lane, Fairfield, PA 17320



Estate4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms3,366 SqftPool: None

Property Details

  • SOLD
  • Property Type: Estate
  • MLS Number: AD10068915
  • Pool: None
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Stories: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Garage: 2 spaces
  • Property Status: Sold
  • Acreage: 23.87
  • Fireplaces: 1
  • Square Footage: 3,366
  • Year Built: 1920
  • 2 Bay Garage with 2nd Floor Entertainment Area - 2 Master Suites - 2 Springs - Abundant Wildlife - Adjacent to Michaux State Forest - Civil War History - Fenced Horse Paddock - Hunting Lodge - Private Setting - Stocked Spring-Fed Pond
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      Snyder’s Hollow Estate c.1920
      Snyder’s Hollow Estate is an exquisitely restored country home on 24 park-like acres close to golf courses, skiing & Gettysburg Battlefields. The property is 2 miles from the historic Monterey Country Club, directly on the 1863 Civil War Retreat path, and abuts Michaux State Forest.  It features a stocked spring-fed fish pond, a professional 100 yard rifle range, and a newly constructed “pristine” deer stand facing into Michaux State Forrest.  “The Camp” is best described as a first class retreat property. It was previously owned by a prominent local industrialist as his hunting base for international customers.  The current owners have conserved the property for ten years, and it’s time to pass it on to the next keeper.  The property is ultra private, centered within 24 acres of mature forest, and truly special.

      A private setting with fenced paddock and an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, this is an extraordinary property for horse riding, hiking and retreat activities of all kinds. Featuring a large patio with fireplace-“smoker” combination and an adjacent enclosed 4 season heated porch for indoor/outdoor living, 4 spacious bedrooms (2 master suites), a cozy family room fireplace and tremendous charm, this is a home of rare and beautiful distinction, nestled in beautiful South Mountain (part of the Appalachian Mountains) close to Washington, DC & Baltimore, yet a world away.

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      Main Floor

      Family Room 25′ x 15′ – Carpet, recessed lighting, fireplace, wood paneling, 3 closets, 4 windows, door to patio.
      Master Suite 21‘ x 18’ – Carpet, ceiling fan, 9′ x 9′ walk-in closet,closet, recessed lighting, 4 windows.
      *Master Bathroom 11′ x 8′ – Ceramic tile floor, closet, tile walls, bathtub, 2 windows.
      Dining Room 20‘ x 10’ – Wood & slate floor, hanging lamp, chair rail, French doors to Living Room, door to patio.
      Living Room 16′ x 12′ – Carpet, recessed lighting, built-in media/bookcases, 3 windows, door to basement.
      Kitchen 17‘ x 15’ – Ceramic tile floor, recessed lighting, 2 sinks, Heartland electric stove, vintage wood cooking stove, painted panel walls, recessed lighting, 3 windows.
      Enclosed Patio 25‘ x 12’ – Ceramic tile floor, 2 ceiling fans, 2 closets, 11 windows.

      Second Floor

      Bedroom 3 12′ x 10′  – Wood floor, painter wood paneling,closet, 2 windows.
      Hall Bathroom 8′ x 5′ – Wood floor, painted wood paneling, bathtub.
      Master Bedroom 2
       21‘ x 15’ – Carpet, painted wood paneling, 2 closets, 3 windows.
      *Master Bathroom 11′ x 8′ – Wood floor, heat lamps, bath tub, closet, 1 window.
      *Exercise/Dressing/Massage Room 15′ x 12′ – Wood floor, built-in cupboards/cabinets, wood paneling, 4 closets, 2 windows.
      Bedroom 4
       16′ x 12′ – Wood floor, painted wood paneling, closet, 2 windows.
      Laundry/Study 11′ x 9′ – Wood floor, wood paneling, built-in desk & shelving, 3 closets, washer & dryer.

      Basement 21′ x 16′ – Concrete floor, water treatment equipment, 2 oil storage tanks, 2 electric water heaters, HVAC.

      Garage (2 Story Cinder block) 24′ x 23′
      1st Floor
      – Concrete floor, 2 bays, walk-in closet, heat pump, 4 windows.
      2nd Floor – Wood floor, 3 windows.
      Observation Deck 28′ x 25′
      Carport 28′ x 25′

      Additional Exterior Amenities
      House patios, fenced pasture, rifle shooting range, pond, hiking paths, custom gazebo.


      This is a private home located near Gettysburg Battlefield and Ski Liberty, approximately 1.5 hours from Washington, DC and Baltimore. The property consists of nearly 24 acres (an additional adjacent 1.3 acre lot with well is available for purchase) and adjoins the 85,500 acres of veritable wilderness in Michaux State Forest. It is located in historic Snyder’s Hollow and was remodeled by a renowned industrialist as a personal  woodland retreat in the 1980’s. A second extensive renovation was completed in 2009 by the current owner. The decor throughout the home is “upscale camp” and showcases beautiful naturescapes from every window. The owner renovated the home as a classic deer camp, but with a “green” twist – strict native fauna conservation has been implemented for the past 10 years. His vision was to make the land as hospitable as possible to all animals (deer, turkey, guineas, rabbits and incredible birds) that roam the land and inhabit its ponds, streams and forest.


      • – 2 master suites and 2 double bedrooms
      • – 2 porches (one enclosed and heated)
      • – Large massage/dressing room
      • – Office with laundry area
      • – Beautiful, historically inspired kitchen with an original wood burning stove and a pristine spring water source
      • – Large gracious dining room
      • – Living room/billiards room
      • – Climate controlled detached 2 car garage, with an upper entertainment area and observation deck (remodeled in 2016)
      • – Approximately 24 private acres, with an additional 1.3 adjoining acres available for purchase
      • – Spring-fed stocked pond (catch and release only for the past 10 years)
      • – Hiking trails and horse paddock
      • – Deer stand on border with Michaux State Forest (observation only)
      • – 100 yard rifle range with formidable backstop
      • – A full complement of wildlife
      • – Substantial acreage may qualify for timber harvesting, or like-kind 1031 exchange opportunity


      • – Private Estate
      • – Retreat
      • – Hunting Lodge
      • – Bed & Breakfast
      • – 1031 Exchange for Timbered Land



      Michaux State Forest – 85,500 acres adjoining Snyder’s Hollow Estate.
      Monterey Country Club
       – Nearby club with one of the oldest golf courses in the USA.
      Fairfield PA – All about Fairfield and surroundings.
      Gettysburg – About the battlefields and attractions.
      Plat – Property Survey



      All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

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      Gary Gestson
      Certified Historic Properties Specialist
      Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
      189 Kentlands Blvd.
      Gaithersburg, MD 20878
      301-975-9500 ext.4604 Office
      301-646-0046 Mobile

    Gary Gestson

    Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.