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Historic Deerwood c.1865

1285 Green Ridge Road, Orrtanna, PA, 17353, USA
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Historic Deerwood is a breathtaking 90 acre wooded estate with its entire back property boundary adjoining the prestigious 85,000+ Michaux State Forest. A nature-lovers paradise, Deerwood with its mature forests, full complement of wildlife & unique rock formations, offers extraordinary outdoor activities year-round, including hunting, hiking, mountain biking, ATV and horse riding. Outdoor enthusiasts may easily continue their adventure into Michaux State Forest, with its 259 miles of hiking trails and access to the Appalachian Trail. In the cooler months, enjoy Deerwood’s winter wonderland vibes or head to nearby Ski Liberty Resort for world-class snow sports.

Placed in the middle of grand forests, this is a retreat for seclusion and peace of mind. Whether you use it for vacations, or live in it full-time, as a retreat or family compound, Deerwood’s beauty needs to be experienced.

This private estate features 2 lovely homes, a barn/studio, spring-fed pond and so much more. This is an estate of rare and beautiful distinction, close to Gettysburg, Baltimore & DC, yet a world away.




Main Floor 
Entry Hall 10′ x 8′ – Wood floor, closet.
Living Room 23′ x 22′ – Wood floor, wood stove, ceiling fan, 3 French doors to decks & yard, 10 windows.
Kitchen 15′ x 11′ – Wood floor, recessed lighting, double sink, electric range, back staircase to second floor bedroom, 1 window.
Laundry Room 8′ x 8′ – Vinyl tile floor, sink, back door.
Sun Room 22′ x 8′ – Wood floor, stone half wall, recessed lighting, electric baseboard heat, door to deck, 18 windows.
Master Bedroom 19′ x 15′ – Wood floor, closet, 4 windows.
*Master Bathroom 8′ x 6′ – Wood floor, bath tub, closet, 1 window.

2nd Floor
Bedroom 2 17′ x 15′ – Wood floor, 2 closets, 2 windows.
Bedroom 3 15′ x 11′ – Wood floor, closet, 2 windows.
Hall Bathroom 9′ x 6′ – Ceramic tile floor, double sink, sauna, shower, 1 window.
Bedroom 4 18′ x 13′ – Wood floor, ceiling fan, closet, 4 windows.

Unfinished Basement/Cellar

House Details
The original 1865 section is log built. An enclosed sun room was added in the 1940’s, during WWII, and the stone work is reported to have been constructed by POW’s from a near by camp. House features electric heat, a portion on an energy savings system (ESS), 2 expansive deck/porches and a spring fed swimming pond. The 1989 two story addition includes the living room, entry foyer, second story bedroom, bathroom & sauna. This property has its own septic system, electric meter & phone lines.


GUEST HOUSE 1989 & 2007


Main Floor 
Living Room 21′ x 18′ – Wood floor, wood stove, ceiling fan, sliding door to deck, 2 windows.
Kitchen 8′ x 7′ – Wood floor, recessed lighting, electric range, ceramic tile back splash.
Laundry Room 9′ x 8′ – Vinyl tile floor, sink, ceiling fan, closet.
Hall Bathroom 7′ x 7′ – Vinyl floor, bath tub.
Bedroom 1 10′ x 9′ – Wood floor, recessed lighting, closet, 2 windows.
Master Bedroom Suite 15′ x 11′ – Wood floor, 3 windows.
*Sitting Room 15′ x 11′ – Wood floor, recessed lighting, glass door to deck, 2 windows.
*Master Bathroom 12′ x 7′ – Ceramic tile floor, recessed lighting, bath tub, double sink, 2 windows.
*Walk-In Closet 11′ x 9′ – Vinyl floor, recessed lighting.

Unfinished Basement 28′ x 24′ – Concrete floor, 8′ ceiling,  4 windows.
Over-sized Garage 30′ x 22′ – Concrete floor, 3 bays, 2 windows.
12′ x 11′ – Concrete floor, sink, glass door to yard, 2 windows.

House Details
The garage, main level studio & second floor apartment were constructed in 1989. An addition with spacious master suite, guest bedroom & unfinished basement with 8′ ceilings was completed in 2007. Features include, a closed geothermal heating system with central air conditioning, a spacious master suite with sitting room, master bathroom, walk-in closet and private deck, an over-sized garage with 3 bays and workshop, and a studio with sink and exterior entrance. This property has its own septic system, electric meter & phone lines.



Apartment 20′ x 11′ – Wood floor, wood paneled walls, wood stove, sink, 4 windows.
Equipment Bay
Storage Bay



  • 300′ deep well
  • 2 septic systems
  • 2 electric meters
  • 2 phone lines
  • Clean & Green Designation
  • Year round spring & spring fed pond
  • Geothermal heating
  • Central air conditioning
  • Wood burning heat in all buildings
  • Root cellar for cold storage
  • Extensive border with Michaux State Forest
  • Multiple perk sites
  • Log house construction (partial)
  • Mature forests
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Private setting
  • Sauna


  • Private Estate
  • Retreat
  • Hunting Lodge
  • Bed & Breakfast or Air BnB
  • Multi-Family Compound
  • 1031 Exchange for timbered land


Deerwood Estate Aerial #1
Deerwood Esate Aerial #2


Michaux State Forest – 85,500 acres adjoining Deerwood Estate.
Fairfield PA – All about Fairfield and surroundings.
Gettysburg – About the battlefields and attractions.

  • Address: 1285 Green Ridge Road, Orrtanna, PA, 17353, USA
  • City: Orrtanna
  • State/county: Pennsylvania
  • Zip/Postal Code: 17353
  • Country: United States


Updated on December 2, 2020 at 7:18 am

  • Property ID: 6718
  • Price: SOLD
  • Land Area: 89.49 Acres
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Garage: 1
  • Garage Size: 3 Bay
  • Year Built: 1865
  • Property Type: Estates, Homes
  • Property Status: Sold


Contact info

Gary Gestson
Gary Gestson
301-975-9500 ext. 4604301-646-0046
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