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About Our Farm

We are a family friendly farm

Gaul Family

Our Mission is for you to enjoy the recreation activities in the Allegheny National Forest for all seasons.

Our  farm is here to serve all of your recreation needs. We hope visits on the farm will take our guests away from the stress of everyday life and create a relaxing and fun adventure vacation.
One that reminds you of Grandma & Grandpa's farm visits.
We believe everyone deserves their fun & relaxing time away from home.  We are here to serve your needs, and make your visit one you will always remember.

The farm was established in 1864 by a gentleman when he returned from his service in the Civil War.
The locals still refer to house as "The Gaul Farm" and speak about John Gaul as "The Colonel" 
John Gaul served as the Sheriff in Marienville in the late 1800's.
His gravesite is located just a bit north of the house and the VFW Veterans tend to it.
The "Colonel" and his son James,  built the farm house in 1895.  James raised his 8 children here. 
The farm remained in the Gaul Family from 1864 to 2003. 
We have located the "Sawmill" corner stones along the creek at the end of the logging road.  There is so much history to exprience here.  I have truly gained a new family. 
I acquired  the farm to maintain it as a Family Estate. Not for development, but for recreation and enjoyment to visitors. 


The Colonel, John Gaul

Our farm is to invite guests to explore the farm and the Allegheny National Forest for all it's Nature and Wild. . We understand the history of the area and we want to share it with our guests.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.



Front of the House in 1895