Mercersburg, PA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Mercersburg

Bedroom
Good
37 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceJust finished a complete remodeling of my house and thought some skiers or other visitors to the area might like a simple, inexpensive place to stay. The futon is about the size of a double bed, so it could accommodate two people but rather cozily. A queen size bed in additional room is now available (not yet photographed). I assume if you're coming to Mercersburg you have some idea of what to expect, but it's a tiny town with half-a-dozen eating establishments (some of which are top notch, however) and marginal sources of entertainment, other than the Mercersburg Academy and Whitetail Ski & Golf Resorts. My house is within relatively easy walking distance of the Academy and about 10 minutes from the Whitetail Resorts. Neighborhood is relatively quiet and safe for running or walking. If you'd like to see more photos of the house, let me know. Self-serve breakfast is available: cereal, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal. If you would like a hot breakfast prepared, you need to let me know.
Bedroom
Excellent
17 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceJust finished a complete remodeling of my house and thought some skiers or other visitors to the area might like a simple, inexpensive place to stay. A queen size bed is now available in this not yet photographed room. I assume if you're coming to Mercersburg you have some idea of what to expect, but it's a tiny town with half-a-dozen eating establishments (some of which are top notch, however) and marginal sources of entertainment, other than the Mercersburg Academy and Whitetail Ski & Golf Resorts. My house is within relatively easy walking distance of the Academy and about 10 minutes from the Whitetail Resorts. Neighborhood is relatively quiet and safe for running or walking. If you'd like to see more photos of the house, let me know. Self-serve breakfast is available: cereal, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal. If you would like a hot breakfast prepared, you need to let me know.
house
4br house
    Parnell Springs Retreat is located in the Cumberland Valley near Mercersburg, Pa at the foot of Mt. Parnell. Located on a working farm, the newly renovated historic farmhouse sits quietly with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The house is completely furnished and ready for your home away from home. It has four bedrooms, three with queen size beds and the fourth with a bunk bed having a full size lower mattress and a twin size upper mattress. The house has a new kitchen, a living room and a game room. The bedrooms are accommodated with central air. There are two full baths, one with a combined shower/tub, and the other with a shower and double vanity. A second floor porch is offered for the master bedroom with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The house is set on over an acre of ground that offers room for outside activities with the whole family. In short the Parnell Springs Retreat is perfect for both the couple looking for a weekend away and the extended family looking for a place to spend a week away. We can provide suggested day trips, good restaurants, and other things that will make your stay enjoyable. For a fee we can also stock the fridge and pantry for your stay. We want your stay to be enjoyable, so if there is anything else you would need, please ask. Parnell Springs is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and vast farmland nestled near the base of Parnell's Knob in Pennsylvania less than 20 minutes to Whitetail Mountain Ski Resort and minutes from the historic town of Mercersburg. It is also less than one hour to Gettysburg Battlefield and other South-central Pennsylvania attractions. Parnell Springs is the perfect place to stay and explore the beauty and excitement this area has to offer. Visit our beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. Newly renovated, this two story farm house is perfect for housing both a couple or the extended family under one roof. In 2012 our family took the opportunity to begin renovating this fascinating farm house for the enjoyment of people like you. Parnell Springs boasts four bedrooms with the capability of sleeping 9 or more guests. So whether you are an active skier, explorer, or just need a getaway with the family, Parnell Springs is the place to stay.
    Farmhouse
    3br Farmhouse
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    The SpaceWINTER SNOW AND ICE REQUIRE AN AWD/4X4 vehicle Due to the historic nature of the home we cannot accept pets Guest AccessA few steps through the woods lead to the pond. We invite you to stroll the grounds, explore the 100 private acres, and enjoy the fresh country air. Interaction with GuestsWe are available to greet you when you arrive and provide you with a key to the Farm House and any additional information you need! Since the Farm House is located on the back of our property PLEASE plan to arrive between 4-6 pm! The NeighborhoodPrivate 100 acres - access is on a shared lane, so please be courteous to our neighbors and drive slowly. We are located in the woods and have a "Crampton Manor" sign at the end of our driveway. It is not lighted so if you arrive after dark you will see it with your headlights.... Other Things to NoteNO CURLING IRONS, HAIR DRYERS. GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THEIR OWN SHEETS, TOWELS, LINENS, ETC. There are two double beds in the large upstairs bedroom and one double bed in the master bedroom and a twin bed in the living room.
    Home/Apartment
    Excellent
    24 reviews
    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The Space2000 Sq ft home available just 5 minutes from Whitetail Ski & Golf Resort and Mercersburg Academy. Plenty of room to have friends over while you enjoy the privacy of a home away from home. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to pick vegetables and herbs from the garden, take a walk or bike ride on the property and visit the main farm. Here's what else you can expect... Private tour of the farm including alpacas and apiary Fully equipped kitchen stocked with breakfast foods from local sources Complementary wine/beer from local vineyard and brewery Luxurious organic and eco-friendly bedding and linens Introductory fiber arts lessons (spinning, weaving or felting) for additional fee of $50 are available. Interaction with Guests24 hour availability should you need anything during your stay. Just let us know! The NeighborhoodWe are located just 5 minutes from historical downtown Mercersburg, Whitetail Ski and Golf Resort, and Mercersburg Academy. The Guest House is a two story brick home, located on a private setting on the farm. The original part of the farmhouse was built around 1900, with an addition soon after, and then a third section added in the 1960s, all total about 2,000 sq ft.   It has 1 1/2 baths total; the full bath is on the second floor and a half bath on the first. There are three bedrooms (a large master with a king bed, and the other two bedrooms have a full and a queen size bed).  The fully equipped kitchen includes some staples and there's as an outside propane grill.  There is a washer and dryer, and sheets, bath linens, various toiletries etc are all included.   The fenced yard is surrounded by alpacas, and there is a small vegetable garden and a honeybee apiary.  There is DSL and the TV is antennae, for those that remember pre-cable and satellite!  Here’s what you can expect: Private tour of the alpaca farm Fully equipped kitchen stocked with breakfast foods from local sources Luxurious organic and eco-friendly bedding and linens Introductory fiber arts lessons (Spinning, Rigid Heddle Weaving, or Wet Felting) for additional fee  of $50 are available.   A GPS will get you within a few hundred yards of our lane. Look for the “Long Acres Alpaca Farm” sign. Drive a half a mile to the bottom of the lane to The Guest House. Please text me when you are 30 minutes from arrival and someone will meet you! (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). I look forward to sharing our farm and lifestyle with you! If there’s anything you need, please let me know. Best Regards Sarah Other Things to NoteHere's a listing of stock kitchen items: Oils, Vinegars and Condiments Oils: canola oil, extra-virgin olive oil Vinegars: balsamic, distilled white, red wine, rice Ketchup Mayonnaise Dijon mustard Soy sauce Hot sauce Worcestershire Minced garlic Seasonings Salt Black peppercorns Spice blends: Steak seasoning, Italian seasoning, Dry Rub Grains and Legumes Breadcrumbs: panko Couscous Rice Rolled oats Baking Products Baking powder Baking soda Brown sugar Cornstarch All-purpose flour Granulated sugar Honey Refrigerator Basics Butter Cheese: sharp cheddar Large eggs Milk Plain yogurt Half & Half Other Coffee, Tea, Wine Breakfast Items A selection of local, organic items—in season produce—such as: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Cheese, Yogurt, Granola, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Breads, Specialty Peanut Butter (sealed)
    cottage
    2br cottage
      Find rest in this quaint two story CREEKSIDE cottage that comfortably SLEEPS 6, nestled in the woods of south central Pennsylvania. Look up a new recipe in our cookbooks and create delectable meals in the FULLY FURNISHED KITCHEN, browse through local history books, classic stories and children's books in FRENCH COUNTRY DECOR livingroom, build a campfire with FREE FIREWOOD and roast marshmellows over the BACKYARD FIRE RING, enjoy FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR and BUBBLING SPRING while you grill steaks over a PROPANE GRILL. Enjoy one of our many BOARD GAMES in the livingroom or listen to crickets while you sip iced tea from the furnished FRONT PORCH. Then tuck in for the night in one of our 2 BEDROOMS-uniquely and thoughtfully decorated with HALF BATH closeby. No laundry worries as FRESH TOWELS AND LINENS are provided and the cottage contains a LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer, ironing board, iron and other extras. When you are ready to roam...you can enjoy our beautiful mountain creek from a creekside bench or shoot some 3 pointers at the BASKETBALL hoop, The Conococheague Creek is a stone's throw through the woods if you'd relish a short hike. When you're ready to venture further...visit newly renovated COWAN'S GAP STATE PARK (just 7 minutes from the cottage door) where you can swim in the waters of a mountain lake, lounge on the sand, hike or bike on the lakeside trail, picnic, paddle boat, canoe or fish (ice-fishing in winter). Winter months offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at WHITETAIL SKI RESORT (20 min.) and fair weather golfing at WHITETAIL GOLF COURSE. In windy weather, take a drive to the LOOKOUT POINT on top of the mountain and watch HANG GLIDERS take the plunge. For HISTORY buffs or educational jaunts, The Gatehouse's CENTRAL LOCATION makes day trips to several national and state history sites very doable. We are: 10 minutes to HISTORIC FORT LOUDON, 15 minutes to HISTORIC MERCERSBURG & JAMES BUCHANAN BIRTHPLACE, 1 hour to GETTYSBURG and HARRISBURG's CIVIL WAR museum, approx. 2 hours to WASHINGTON, D.C.,HARPER'S FERRY, and ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD, and 2.5 hours to PHILADELPHIA. We are also an easy 2 hour turnpike drive to AMISH COUNTRY in LANCASTER PA. Many of our guests take day trips out to see the sites and find the cottage to be a refreshing respite at the end of a siteseeing day. Closeby educational locations include: 10 minutes to the renowned MERCERSBURG ACADEMY, 30 minutes to WILSON COLLEGE, and 45 minutes to SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERISTY, and 1.5 hours to PENN STATE. For those who enjoy amenities of FINE DINING, SHOPPING, THEATRE, AMUSEMENTS...the Martins are available to suggest great dining experiences, the PRIME OUTLETS are located 0.5 hours away in Hagerstown, MD, and the renowned TOTEM POLE SUMMER THEATRE founded by Jean Stapleton is a straight 30 minute drive on Route 30. Our local C.R. BUCKS (10 minutes away) restaurant offers deer for viewing and feeding, an arcade, miniature golf, TECHNOHUNTING, family friendly entrees, and delicious dipped ice cream all while enjoying hunting memorabilia and games as well as friendly greetings from local folks. Outdoorsmen (and women) will want to visit the local KEYSTONE COUNTRY STORE just up the road in Fort Loudon for all your outdoor supplies. To help you plan a vacation you'll remember, we've left several MAPS and BROCHURES for you in The Gatehouse and will answer any questions you may have. We furnished The Gatehouse in comfortable yet tasteful french country decor--a pleasing respite from schedules, demands, and traffic jams. We offer the comforts and niceties for your vacation getaway. Our central location connects you with a fishing boat, ski slopes, golf course, outlet store or Big City (if you really want to go there!) The Gatehouse is family friendly and accommodating. So, come to the peaceful valley of Fort Loudon, leave behind busy schedules, choose rest, and lift the latch on The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge. In southcentral PA one hour south of harrisburg. 15 Minutes Off PA Turnpike 78 Exit 189 Willow Hill located on Rt 75 S. We are 15 minutes from PA interstate 81 and 30 minutes from Interstate 70.
      Bed & Breakfast
      3br Bed & Breakfast
      • Wifi
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceEach room is uniquely decorated to add ambience and style to your stay with us! Guest AccessHiking trails and space to enjoy the great outdoors on 100 private acres Interaction with GuestsHosts are available during your visit. Please feel free to contact us before and during your visit with any questions. We are here to make your stay the best it can be The NeighborhoodWe are back a lane with several other home before you get to us...Our sign "Crampton Manor" sits at the entrance to our property. It is not lit so at night be sure to find us and not "the neighbors". Getting AroundWe are within 45 minutes to 2 hours or less of Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC so day trips are easy from our location Other Things to NoteWe welcome you to our abode
      Cottage
      2br Cottage
        Find rest in this quaint two story CREEKSIDE cottage that comfortably SLEEPS 6, nestled in the woods of south central Pennsylvania. Look up a new recipe in our cookbooks and create delectable meals in the FULLY FURNISHED KITCHEN, browse through local history books, classic stories and children's books in FRENCH COUNTRY DECOR livingroom, build a campfire with FREE FIREWOOD and roast marshmellows over the BACKYARD FIRE RING, enjoy FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR and BUBBLING SPRING while you grill steaks over a PROPANE GRILL. Enjoy one of our many BOARD GAMES in the livingroom or listen to crickets while you sip iced tea from the furnished FRONT PORCH. Then tuck in for the night in one of our 2 BEDROOMS-uniquely and thoughtfully decorated with HALF BATH closeby. No laundry worries as FRESH TOWELS AND LINENS are provided and the cottage contains a LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer, ironing board, iron and other extras. When you are ready to roam...you can enjoy our beautiful mountain creek from a creekside bench or shoot some 3 pointers at the BASKETBALL hoop, The Conococheague Creek is a stone's throw through the woods if you'd relish a short hike. When you're ready to venture further...visit newly renovated COWAN'S GAP STATE PARK (just 7 minutes from the cottage door) where you can swim in the waters of a mountain lake, lounge on the sand, hike or bike on the lakeside trail, picnic, paddle boat, canoe or fish (ice-fishing in winter). Winter months offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at WHITETAIL SKI RESORT (20 min.) and fair weather golfing at WHITETAIL GOLF COURSE. In windy weather, take a drive to the LOOKOUT POINT on top of the mountain and watch HANG GLIDERS take the plunge. For HISTORY buffs or educational jaunts, The Gatehouse's CENTRAL LOCATION makes day trips to several national and state history sites very doable. We are: 10 minutes to HISTORIC FORT LOUDON, 15 minutes to HISTORIC MERCERSBURG & JAMES BUCHANAN BIRTHPLACE, 1 hour to GETTYSBURG and HARRISBURG's CIVIL WAR museum, approx. 2 hours to WASHINGTON, D.C.,HARPER'S FERRY, and ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD, and 2.5 hours to PHILADELPHIA. We are also an easy 2 hour turnpike drive to AMISH COUNTRY in LANCASTER PA. Many of our guests take day trips out to see the sites and find the cottage to be a refreshing respite at the end of a siteseeing day. Closeby educational locations include: 10 minutes to the renowned MERCERSBURG ACADEMY, 30 minutes to WILSON COLLEGE, and 45 minutes to SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERISTY, and 1.5 hours to PENN STATE. For those who enjoy amenities of FINE DINING, SHOPPING, THEATRE, AMUSEMENTS...the Martins are available to suggest great dining experiences, the PRIME OUTLETS are located 0.5 hours away in Hagerstown, MD, and the renowned TOTEM POLE SUMMER THEATRE founded by Jean Stapleton is a straight 30 minute drive on Route 30. Our local C.R. BUCKS (10 minutes away) restaurant offers deer for viewing and feeding, an arcade, miniature golf, TECHNOHUNTING, family friendly entrees, and delicious dipped ice cream all while enjoying hunting memorabilia and games as well as friendly greetings from local folks. Outdoorsmen (and women) will want to visit the local KEYSTONE COUNTRY STORE just up the road in Fort Loudon for all your outdoor supplies. To help you plan a vacation you'll remember, we've left several MAPS and BROCHURES for you in The Gatehouse and will answer any questions you may have. We furnished The Gatehouse in comfortable yet tasteful french country decor--a pleasing respite from schedules, demands, and traffic jams. We offer the comforts and niceties for your vacation getaway. Our central location connects you with a fishing boat, ski slopes, golf course, outlet store or Big City (if you really want to go there!) The Gatehouse is family friendly and accommodating. So, come to the peaceful valley of Fort Loudon, leave behind busy schedules, choose rest, and lift the latch on The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge.
        Farmhouse
        4br Farmhouse
        • Pets Allowed
        Parnell Springs Retreat is located in the Cumberland Valley near Mercersburg, Pa at the foot of Mt. Parnell. Located on a working farm, the newly renovated historic farmhouse sits quietly with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The house is completely furnished and ready for your home away from home. It has four bedrooms, three with queen size beds and the fourth with a bunk bed having a full size lower mattress and a twin size upper mattress. The house has a new kitchen, a living room and a game room. The bedrooms are accommodated with central air. There are two full baths, one with a combined shower/tub, and the other with a shower and double vanity. A second floor porch is offered for the master bedroom with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The house is set on over an acre of ground that offers room for outside activities with the whole family. In short the Parnell Springs Retreat is perfect for both the couple looking for a weekend away and the extended family looking for a place to spend a week away. We can provide suggested day trips, good restaurants, and other things that will make your stay enjoyable. For a fee we can also stock the fridge and pantry for your stay. We want your stay to be enjoyable, so if there is anything else you would need, please ask.
        Other
        1br Other
        • Wifi
        • Pets Allowed
        • Parking
        My place is close to Hagerstown, MD, Gettysburg, PA, Antietam Battlefield, C&O canal. . You’ll love my place because of Peaceful, quiet setting, nice neighborhood, dark nights, . My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
        Bed & Breakfast
        Bed & Breakfast
        • Swimming Pool
        • Wifi
        The Inn at Birches Garden is a country bed and breakfast situated on a working Arabian horse farm between Greencastle and Mercersburg, PA. Located on a 50+ acre property in the beautiful Cumberland Valley 1 and 20 minutes north of Washington DC, 1 hour south of Harrisburg, PA and 3 hours west of Philadelphia, PA. The newly renovated 120 year old farm house has four bedrooms each with private baths. Enjoy a book in a hammock on the porch or in the poolside gazebo, swim in the outdoor pool, fish in the spring-fed bass pond, observe the grazing horses, walk the many nature trails, wade in the stream bordering the property, ski or golf at the local resorts and enjoy a full country breakfast served every morning. Horse owners are invited to bring their horses.The Inn at Birches Garden is an ideal country getaway.
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        Bed & Breakfast
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        • Wifi
        In 1909, Ione and Harry Byron embarked upon a dream - the creation of a magnificent private estate. The Byron's unlimited wealth, impeccable taste, and sophisticated vision of a life of casual elegance led, two years later, to the completion of Prospect, a stately Georgian mansion surrounded by 6.5 landscaped acres and named for the mansion's panoramic views of the Tuscarora Mountains and the charming town of Mercersburg. Situated across from the campus of The Mercersburg Academy, the Inn has views of the beautifully proportioned Academy Chapel with its grand, 43 bell carillon. Awaken to the aroma of home baked breakfast breads. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the 225-year-old historic village or ride an Inn Mountain bike over back roads to a covered bridge.
        Bed & Breakfast
        Bed & Breakfast
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        • Wifi
        Experience the quiet country setting. For a relaxining vacation or for business travelers we offer a wrap around porch with rocking chairs or swing bed. Breakfast available. For the business traveler, we are within 10 minutes of Fulton County Medical Center, Giant Food and JLG Industries. For the leisure traveler, the manor is your base for East Broad Top Railroad, Gettysburg, Whitetail ski resort, Cowans Gap State Park, Great Cove Golf Course, Buchanan State Forest, and 150 miles of hiking trails! We are also within 1 1/2 hours of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes. The area is full of Civil War history. Weekend antique sales and auctions abound. An 18-hole golf course is located in the middle of a beautiful valley with breathtaking views. We have high speed wireless internet and fax machine available. Available are: two bedrooms in the main house with bath; The Hayloft with private entrance~a two room efficiency with galley kitchen and bath and The Carriage House, a private two bedroom, full kitchen, great room and bath with wrap around deck. We are fully air conditioned and heated. Please check us out at cramptonmanor for specific travel directions. We are close to Interstates 70 and 81 and only four miles south of the Fort Littleon Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER VACATION RENTAL - THE FARM HOUSE - thefarmhouse1897 - it is a step back in time
        Bed & Breakfast
        1br Bed & Breakfast
        • Wifi
        • Breakfast
        • Parking
        Set in a stunning turn-of-the-century Georgian mansion on 5.5 acres of terraced lawns, a stay at our B&B will transport you back to a more elegant time. Perfect for a romantic getaway or special celebration! Our Queen rooms feature a private en-suite bath with a shower, plush feather bed with luxurious linens, and a gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay! We also have an on-site fine dining restaurant and bar for our guests!
        Home/Apartment
        6br Home/Apartment
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        Nestled in the picturesque Little Cove valley of south central PA, history joins with spacious comfort! The original stone portion of this lovely 6 bedroom home was owned in the late 1700s by a Revolutionary War soldier by the name of Christian Swend who fought in George Washington’s pivotal Battle of Trenton during Christmas 1776. The house was expanded twice to its current 3,500 square foot size integrating the original stone structure with the newer kitchen, family room, second floor bedrooms, and master bedroom suite additions. The stonework, deep window sills, wide plank hardwood flooring, fireplaces and concealed staircases of the original structure have been retained to preserve the historic nature. The home, large enough for an extended family getaway or small group retreat, has a formal living room, a dining room (converted from the original kitchen), a combination kitchen and family room, six spacious bedrooms, each with its own unique features (see descriptions below), and a mudroom. All of the rooms are decorated with numerous antiques, crafts, paintings and prints, that make entry to each room a new and exciting discovery. Books, videos, parlor and board games are scattered throughout for both younger and older guest’s entertainment. Outside, in addition to the historic outbuildings, await amazing mountain views, beautiful gardens, expansive lawns, fruit trees, and a picnic pavilion with a huge fireplace. At the base of Cove Mountain, the farmhouse sits on 72-acres of ground composed of a diverse mix of mature mountain hardwood forest, open fields, freshwater ponds, and mountain streams. PA State Route 456 bisects the property providing convenient access north to PA Route 16 and south to Interstate 70. Local Attractions Whether your goal is to relax, reconnect with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, taste regional wines, or to take in the local history, this property has something for everyone. Nearby towns of Mercersburg, PA (12 minutes), McConnellsburg, PA (15 minutes), Hancock, MD (24 minutes), and Hagerstown, MD (30 minutes) offer glimpses of small town America with unique shopping, festivals, and restaurants while the property is also well situated to major attractions including the Gettysburg National Battlefield (60 minutes), the Antietam National Battlefield (60 minutes), the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Path and the Potomac River (25 minutes), the Whitetail Ski and Golf Resort (24 minutes) and the Rocky Gap Casino Resort (49 minutes). For those who appreciate wine, there are no less than seven excellent PA and MD wineries (25-60 minutes) that offer a variety of wines for tasting. Other relaxing activities in the area include the Hagerstown Symphony Orchestra, the Totem Pole Playhouse in the Caledonia State Forest and The Capital Theatre in Chambersburg, PA. Sportsmen can enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, golfing and fishing. A must for winter sports enthusiasts is Whitetail Ski Resort which offers skiing and snowboarding a short 24 minutes away. In nearby Hancock, MD (at path mile 124), bikers and hikers can conveniently access the 184.5 mile long C&O Canal path which is located along the north bank of the Potomac River. We are located near many spectacular golf courses, such as Greencastle Greens, Great Cove, Majestic Ridge, Whitetail Golf Resort, Black Rock, ect. In addition to the ponds on the property, there are many streams within a short drive that provide excellent trout fishing, along with catfish and many types of bass (FYI - guests under the age of 16 do not require a fishing license in PA). The Tuscarora Trail, a branch of the Appalachian Trail System, runs north/south along the peaks of the Tuscarora Mountain to the west of the farm. Section 8 of the Tuscarora Trail, has several trail heads, two of which are quite close to the farm. Hells Hill (~1 mile) and Alice Trail (~3 miles) are the two closest trailheads for those who wish to hike. The Hells Hill trail is a one mile climb meeting the Tuscarora Trail at mile 5.7. South from there, at mile 10.8, is The Lockings (elevation 2,020 feet), where one can experience fantastic views into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. The high point on section 8 is mile 10 with breathtaking views to the east and west. For those looking to try some local dining, there are a wide variety of restaurants from 8-24 minutes away, the elegant Mercersburg Inn (14 minutes), the historic James Buchanan Pub (15 minutes), the home-style Foot of the Mountain Restaurant (8 minutes) and the charmingly unique Buddy Lou’s (24 minutes), as well as others. If you would like to skip the cooking and stay in, we have local caterers that we would highly recommend. Farmhouse Tour The main entry point is down a garden-lined brick walkway into the Gathering Room. This room is a combination family room/modern kitchen with comfortable seating, enormous island bar, a big screen TV, wood floors, stone wall, rustic table and benches, and antiques. From this central area our guests may enter the Hunt or Harvest Rooms, climb the stairs to the 5 upstairs bedrooms, go down the hall to the master bedroom, exit to the front patio, or access the mudroom. The Hunt Room in the original stone house is the emerald and sapphire colored formal living room with seating for five guests on three artfully covered chairs and a unique divan. The prints and antiques of this room are ones associated with the fox hunt and with George Washington and the Revolutionary War. A Governor Winthrop desk can be opened and used for writing. This room also has a keyboard for those guests who wish to entertain with live piano and is especially enjoyable during the holidays. The stone fireplace has been capped and converted for use with provided candles, which when lit, add to the enchantment of the room. The Harvest Room, in the original stone portion of the house, was the 1700s kitchen and is now the dining room. It is decorated in autumn colors, burnt reds, yellows and gold all of which complement the original brick cooking fireplace and massive wooden mantel. The fireplace has been capped and converted for use with provided candles. The dining room table in this room is an original antique harvest table that can expand to accommodate 12 people along with their bountiful feast. On the north wall opposite the fireplace is a large framed timeline showing a portion of our Christian history from Noah to Moses. Three framed pictures in this room are of the house in its original state. A door in the south-east corner is the original entrance to a concealed staircase leading to the Rose Bedroom. The dry sink to the right of the fireplace can be used as additional counter area for deserts to tempt the guests as they eat. The Wine Room, the master bedroom suite decorated in burgundy and gold, is at ground level and has a private bathroom and walk-in closet. The four-poster queen bed and vaulted ceiling with natural lighting from the east and west add to the splendor of the room. The Spring House and Pavilion are viewable from the eastern windows. The private seating area offers the guests a relaxing reading and conversation area away from the bustle and activity of the main house. There is also a private exit onto the brick front patio. The Garden Room, decorated in soft green, is on the second floor at the top of the main staircase and has two four-poster twin beds. This room receives the morning light from the east and southern light throughout most of the day. This bedroom has a private entry to the Red Bathroom at the top of the stairs. Two closets, a large wardrobe and mirrored dresser offer storage space for a variety of vacation items. The Patriot Room, decorated in red, white and blue, is down the windowed hallway from the Garden Room and has a four-poster queen bed. This room receives light from the south through much of the day. The western wall of this room displays the original stone exterior wall of the main house. A bookshelf cleverly built into one of the original deep window holds a selection of patriotically themed books and movies for the guest’s enjoyment. The guests using this room have a choice of bathrooms, the Blue Bathroom is to the left out their door and the Red Bathroom is to the right. The Rose Room decorated in red and white is in the original stone house and has a king bed. Access to this bedroom is from the concealed staircase in the Harvest Room or from the Blue Bathroom. This room receives natural light from the east and from the west. The room shows the original wide wood flooring laid down over 200 years ago as well as the deep window sills displaying the thickness of the original stone walls. The bookshelf on the east wall is the other side of the bookshelf in the Patriot Room. The Eagles’ Nest bedroom is accessed from the concealed doorway in the southeast corner of this room. The Buttercup Room decorated in soft yellows and browns is entered from the Rose Room or from the Blue Bathroom and has a double bed. The room receives light from the west through two windows and is great for guests who like to sleep in late. The room is connected to the Blue Bathroom and to the Rose Room. The Eagles’ Nest is entered from within the Rose Room through a concealed door and staircase in the corner. Passing up the curved staircase leads the guest to a charming and cozy bedroom with a two twin trundle bed. This room receives light from the south and the west. The south wall shows the stonework for the original Harvest Room chimney. The western window has a window seat built in allowing the guest to relax and read or comfortably watch the clouds pass over the Tuscarora Mountain.
        Home/Apartment
        3br Home/Apartment
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        After four years of restoration, The Tenant House at Shady Spring Farm is available for our guests to enjoy. Step back in time in this charming home located on our family-operated Black Angus cattle farm. Originally built in the 1860s for the resident tenant farmer and his family, the house has been lovingly restored to the 1930s era. Enjoy cooking breakfast in the farmhouse kitchen, with it's 1935 monitor top refrigerator and restored 1911 cast iron & chrome electric range on cabriole legs. Use the 1920's oak-cabinet wall telephone with hand-held receiver and brass bells for free local calls. Modern amenities include central heat and air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet access and cable television with built-in DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Slow down a bit, relax, read a book or visit with friends while sitting in the rocking chairs on the broad front porch. The enclosed back porch overlooks a meadow and pasture area and has seating for two - a great place to read in the morning or sip a cup of tea while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Great Cove valley. Each of the three bedrooms has a double bed and is decorated with antiques. We provide all linens - the beds are made and ready for you to snuggle in. We use crisp line-dried linens when weather permits, and the beds are dressed with high-loft goose-down comforters on chilly winter nights. In the bathroom you'll find fresh towels, a mahogany sink base with a French waterspout faucet, and a claw-foot bathtub with shower. We invite you to stroll the grounds, explore the farm's 130 acres, and enjoy the fresh country air. Walk our private lane or make use of the two picnic areas on the farm. Ask to feed the dozens of golden trout that call our limestone springhouse and spring waters home. A romantic retreat or great vacation get-away, The Tenant House at Shady Spring Farm awaits you and your family. Come and enjoy. Keywords: House, cottage, private home, farmhouse, historic, get-away, romantic, family,
        Farmhouse
        4br Farmhouse
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        The Parnell Springs Farmhouse is located in the beautiful Cumberland Valley countryside near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania at the foot of Mt. Parnell. Address is 2997 McDowell Road, St. Thomas PA 17252. The farmhouse is located about 1 hour from Gettysburg, 2 hours from Lancaster, and 1.5 hours to Hershey. The house is situated about 15 minutes from Whitetail Ski Resort, which is our biggest attraction during the winter months. We are also about 10 minutes away from Mercersburg Academy if you need a place to extend your visiti. This farmhouse has many other exciting options for providing entertainment with a country setting. You could enjoy a very relaxing and quiet getaway; you can enjoy an adventure with hiking, ice fishing, or sightseeing at local state parks; or you can visit local towns for some small town shopping or outlet shopping. ***For the relaxing getaway: You can enjoy a cup of coffee on one of the many porches surrounding the farm house while listening to the quiet babbling of the natural spring flowing through the basement of this 19th century farmhouse. After your morning coffee you can take a walk or a ride through the country side to see cows and limestone speckling the fields as you go. Other relaxing activities include shopping in nearby towns such as Mercersburg, Greencastle, slightly larger Chambersburg, or the outlets in Hagerstown. ***For the adventurous traveler: White Tail Resort ( is only 15 minutes away. White Tail offers an exciting 23 ski trails, 9 lifts, 2 terrain parks, half pipe, snow tubing, golfing, fly-fishing, and more! Cowan’s Gap State Park ( is only 15 minutes away and offers hiking, swimming, boating, picnicking, hunting, education, cross country skiing, ice fishing, and ice skating. Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park ( is approximately 10 minutes away and has hiking, picnicking, fishing, or hunting. The house is located on a working farm, the newly renovated historic farmhouse sits quietly with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The house is completely furnished and ready for your home away from home. It has four bedrooms, three with queen size beds, and a fourth with a bunk bed with a full size lower mattress and a twin size upper mattress. The house has a new kitchen, living room, and game room. The bedrooms are accommodated with central air. There are two full baths, one with a combined shower/tub, and the other with a shower and double vanity. A second floor porch is offered for the master bedroom with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The house offers room for outside activities with the whole family. In short Parnell Springs Farmhouse is perfect for both the couple looking for a weekend away and the extended family looking for a place to spend a week away. We can provide suggested day trips, good restaurants, and other things that will make your stay enjoyable. For a fee we can also stock the fridge and pantry for your stay. We want your stay to be enjoyable, so if there is anything else you would need, please ask.
        Home/Apartment
        1br Home/Apartment
          The House is a 2 story - with the Kitchen and Living on the main level and Large Bedroom and Bathroom on the upper level. The house has been remodeled, however it should be noted that the stairway from the main level to the upper level is from times gone by, it is somewhat narrow and the incline is relatively steep. This house is not for those with ailments that would prevent them from climbing a nontraditional staircase. The house has an attached closed-in porch as well as a outside porch. There is usually a good chance (especially in the mornings or just before dusk) that you will see the local wildlife. An adjacent walking/biking trail takes you to a 140 acre community park which abuts the farm. The park offers tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, a 27 hole 'disc golf' course and miles of wooded hiking trails. If you are adventurous, take a walk all the way to see Martins Mill covered bridge. If you don't like to eat in, there are several very good restaurants nearby. If getting out and doing small side trips is more to your liking, we are happy to provide ideas of places to see and things to do while in the Greencastle Area. The property is within easy driving distance (most less than an hour) of many interesting places to see and visit. We are located near the MD/PA state border, with WV being only 20 minutes away.
          Cottage
          2br Cottage
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          NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR YOUR SUMMER, FALL & WINTER GETAWAYS. Find rest in this quaint two story Creekside cottage that comfortably sleeps 6, nestled in the woods of south central Pennsylvania. Look up a new recipe in our cookbooks and create delectable meals in the fully furnished kitchen, browse through local history books, classic stories and children's books in French country decor living room, build a campfire with free firewood and roast marshmallows over the backyard fire ring, enjoy fresh mountain air and bubbling spring while you grill steaks over a propane grill. Enjoy one of our many board games in the living room or listen to crickets while you sip iced tea from the furnished front porch. Then tuck in for the night in one of our 2 bedrooms-uniquely and thoughtfully decorated with half bath close by. No laundry worries as fresh towels and linens are provided and the cottage contains a laundry room with washer/dryer, ironing board, iron and other extras. When you are ready to roam...enjoy history sites and outdoor activities. Ready To Roam?: When you are ready to roam...you can enjoy our beautiful mountain creek from a creekside bench or shoot some 3 pointers at the basketball hoop, the conococheague creek is a stone's throw through the woods if you'd relish a short hike. When you're ready to venture further...visit newly renovated cowan's gap state park (just 7 minutes from the cottage door) where you can swim in the waters of a mountain lake, lounge on the sand, hike or bike on the lakeside trail, picnic, paddle boat, canoe or fish (ice-fishing in winter). Winter months offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at whitetail ski resort (20 min.) And fair weather golfing at whitetail golf course. In windy weather, take a drive to the lookout point on top of the mountain and watch hang gliders take the plunge. Ready to Learn?: For history buffs or educational jaunts, the gatehouse's central location makes day trips to several national and state history sites very doable. We are: 10 minutes to historic fort Loudon, 15 minutes to historic Mercersburg & James Buchanan birthplace, 1 hour to Gettysburg and Harrisburg’s civil war museum, approx. 2 hours to Washington, D.C., Harper’s ferry, and Antietam battlefield, and 2.5 hours to Philadelphia. We are also an easy 2 hour turnpike drive to Amish country in Lancaster pa. Many of our guests take day trips out to see the sites and find the cottage to be a refreshing respite at the end of a sightseeing day. Close by educational locations include: 10 minutes to the renowned Mercersburg academy, 30 minutes to Wilson college, and 45 minutes to Shippensburg university, and 1.5 hours to Penn state. Ready to Dine, Shop or Play?: For those who enjoy amenities of fine dining, shopping,, theatre, amusements...the martins are available to suggest great dining experiences, the prime outlets are located 0.5 hours away in Hagerstown, MD, and the renowned totem pole summer theatre founded by jean Stapleton is a straight 30 minute drive on route 30. Our local C.R. Bucks (10 minutes away) restaurant offers deer for viewing and feeding, an arcade, miniature golf, techno hunting, family friendly entrees, and delicious dipped ice cream all while enjoying hunting memorabilia and games as well friendly greetings from local folks. Outdoorsmen (and women) will want to visit the local keystone country store just up the road in fort Loudon for all your outdoor supplies.
          Cottage
          2br Cottage
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          Find rest in this quaint two story CREEKSIDE cottage that comfortably SLEEPS 6, nestled in the woods of south central Pennsylvania. Look up a new recipe in our cookbooks and create delectable meals in the FULLY FURNISHED KITCHEN, browse through local history books, classic stories and children's books in FRENCH COUNTRY DECOR livingroom, build a campfire with FREE FIREWOOD and roast marshmellows over the BACKYARD FIRE RING, enjoy FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR and BUBBLING SPRING while you grill steaks over a PROPANE GRILL. Enjoy one of our many BOARD GAMES in the livingroom or listen to crickets while you sip iced tea from the furnished FRONT PORCH. Then tuck in for the night in one of our 2 BEDROOMS-uniquely and thoughtfully decorated with HALF BATH closeby. No laundry worries as FRESH TOWELS AND LINENS are provided and the cottage contains a LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer, ironing board, iron and other extras. When you are ready to roam...you can enjoy our beautiful mountain creek from a creekside bench or shoot some 3 pointers at the BASKETBALL hoop, The Conococheague Creek is a stone's throw through the woods if you'd relish a short hike. When you're ready to venture further...visit newly renovated COWAN'S GAP STATE PARK (just 7 minutes from the cottage door) where you can swim in the waters of a mountain lake, lounge on the sand, hike or bike on the lakeside trail, picnic, paddle boat, canoe or fish (ice-fishing in winter). Winter months offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at WHITETAIL SKI RESORT (20 min.) and fair weather golfing at WHITETAIL GOLF COURSE. In windy weather, take a drive to the LOOKOUT POINT on top of the mountain and watch HANG GLIDERS take the plunge. For HISTORY buffs or educational jaunts, The Gatehouse's CENTRAL LOCATION makes day trips to several national and state history sites very doable. We are: 10 minutes to HISTORIC FORT LOUDON, 15 minutes to HISTORIC MERCERSBURG & JAMES BUCHANAN BIRTHPLACE, 1 hour to GETTYSBURG and HARRISBURG's CIVIL WAR museum, approx. 2 hours to WASHINGTON, D.C.,HARPER'S FERRY, and ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD, and 2.5 hours to PHILADELPHIA. We are also an easy 2 hour turnpike drive to AMISH COUNTRY in LANCASTER PA. Many of our guests take day trips out to see the sites and find the cottage to be a refreshing respite at the end of a siteseeing day. Closeby educational locations include: 10 minutes to the renowned MERCERSBURG ACADEMY, 30 minutes to WILSON COLLEGE, and 45 minutes to SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERISTY, and 1.5 hours to PENN STATE. For those who enjoy amenities of FINE DINING, SHOPPING,, THEATRE, AMUSEMENTS...the Martins are available to suggest great dining experiences, the PRIME OUTLETS are located 0.5 hours away in Hagerstown, MD, and the renowned TOTEM POLE SUMMER THEATRE founded by Jean Stapleton is a straight 30 minute drive on Route 30. Our local C.R. BUCKS (10 minutes away) restaurant offers deer for viewing and feeding, an arcade, miniature golf, TECHNOHUNTING, family friendly entrees, and delicious dipped ice cream all while enjoying hunting memorabilia and games as well friendly greetings from local folks. Outdoorsmen (and women) will want to visit the local KEYSTONE COUNTRY STORE just up the road in Fort Loudon for all your outdoor supplies. To help you plan a vacation you'll remember, we've left several MAPS and BROCHURES for you in The Gatehouse and will answer any questions you may have. We furnished The Gatehouse in comfortable yet tasteful french country decor--a pleasing respite from schedules, demands, and traffic jams. We offer the comforts and niceties for your vacation getaway. Our central location connects you with a fishing boat, ski slopes, golf course, outlet store or Big City (if you really want to go there!) The Gatehouse is family friendly and accommodating. So, come to the peaceful valley of Fort Loudon, leave behind busy schedules, choose rest, and lift the latch on The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge. Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Gatehouse, Mountain Getaway, Peaceful Bungalo
          Cabin
          2br Cabin
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          Beautiful Chestnut Log cabin in wooded area on private road. * Large Fireplace * Hardwood Floors * Living Room * Dining Room * Kitchen * 2 bedrooms with double beds * 1 full Bath/shower Keywords: Log Cabin Rentals
          Cabin
          2br Cabin
          • Pets Allowed
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          * Authentic Chestnut Log Cabin * Hardwood Floors * Fireplace * Cathedral Ceiling We also have one other home available within walking distance - See the link below under 'Additional Web Information' Keywords: Cabin
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
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          What was it like to live in rural Pennsylvania over 100 years ago? Arriving at THE FARM HOUSE you see the old hand operated well pump and the fresh smell of trees and flowers with a welcoming double deck sleeping porch. As you approach the door you see the distinct axe marks scribed into the ageless hand hewn timbers, and the chinking skillfully placed between the logs. You enter through the kitchen door and immediately you are greeted with the old wood fired cook stove. Sitting at the kitchen table, cast iron cookware hang from nails driven into rough sawn beams, you can almost see and smell the cook preparing a big hearty farm family meal. Soon you find yourself almost living in another time and another age. At THE FARM HOUSE, you'll find it easy to visualize life over 100 years ago in Pennsylvania. A few steps through the woods lead you to the pond. We invite you to stroll the grounds, explore the 100 acres, and enjoy the fresh country air. There is a picnic area with outside fire pit. This is a totally solar powered home - off the grid.... Remember this a step back in time.... There is no air conditioning however there is a gas fireplace that keeps it warm and toasty on those chilly nights and days. SORRY, NO HAIR DRYERS, CURLING IRON etc. Only appliances provided may be used..... Accommodations include a master bedroom with full size bed and a double bedroom with two full size beds. There is also a twin size bed in the living room which provides extra sleeping accommodations and seating. Weather permitting there is a second story sleeping porch with a comfortable double chaise sofa bed. One upstairs bathroom with shower. Up to date modern kitchen with gas range/oven, refrigerator/freezer and microwave. All cookware, dishware and utensils are provided. Winter snow and ice require an AWD/4-wheel drive vehicle THE LANE TO OUR PROPERTY IS A PRIVATE SHARED LANE - PLEASE OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS AND BE COURTEOUS TO OTHER DRIVERS THANK YOU! Pillows, mattress covers, quilts and blankets are provided however, GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THEIR OWN SHEETS, TOWELS, LINENS, ETC. ALSO ~ BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR BED AND BREAKFAST AND OUR EVENT BARN - THE ACORN BARN
          Cottage
          5br Cottage
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          Breakfast is only available with 2 days advance notice and an additional charge. The Carriage House ($135.00 per night plus tax) is located a stones throw across from the Main House features a second and third floor, two bedroom, bath, full kitchen, great room and wrap around deck for your viewing pleasure ~ offers complete privacy. The Hayloft($105.00 per night plus tax) is located off the back porch of the Main House and features a two room efficiency with private entrance. The great room has lots of windows to enjoy the view and includes a bedroom, bath and galley kitchen. Also, a player piano for your enjoyment. The Main House ($95.00 per night plus tax) has two separate standard bedrooms with a shared bath on the second floor. PLEASE NOTE: THE LANE TO OUR GUEST HOUSE IS A PRIVATE SHARED LANE - PLEASE OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS AND BE COURTEOUS TO OTHER DRIVERS. THANK YOU!
          Retreat
          2br Retreat
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          • Swimming Pool
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          Enjoy this home away from home with all the amenities. Just bring your suitcase and golf clubs and be prepared to have fun. Whitetail Mountain Resort is just minutes from both I-81 and I-70, but miles and miles away from the worry and stress of the city. Escape to this serene mountain setting for your next vacation or weekend trip. The Whitetail resort Golf Course is absolutely spectacular and is both challenging and enjoyable. The outdoor pool and Sauna, as well as the tennis court and fishing ponds not to mention the miles of trails and other outdoor activities make this a vacation spot worth returning to again and again. And that's what we want you to do. We have tailored this home in such a way as to allow you a worry free visit at a cost that is very affordable. We would like you to feel at home here and to return year after year. Keywords: Hiking,Golf,Mountainside,Mercersburg,Pennsylvania,Vaction,Tennis,Townhouse
          Other
          1br Other
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          • Swimming Pool
          The SpaceKing Size Bed Guest AccessWhitetail Ski Resort Shopping Great Restaurants Interaction with GuestsAs needed The NeighborhoodPeaceful Getting AroundNo public transportation
          Chalet
          2br Chalet
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          COMPLETELY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED A FRAME CHALET LOCATED WITHIN A MILE FROM WHITETAIL RESORT*NESTLED IN THE MIDST OF OVER FIVE SECLUDED WOODED ACRES WITH PLENTY OF PRIVACY*WASHER AND DRYER PROVIDED*NO PETS OR SMOKERS*YOU WILL BE WARM AND COZY WITH COMFORTABLE GAS HEAT AND GAS LOG FIREPLACE. CONTACT OWNER at 410-608-7400 FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION. SLEEPING FOR SIX: MASTER BR HAS A QUEEN BED SMALLER BR HAS A TRUNDLE, 2 TWINS LOFT HAS A QUEEN, PULL OUT SOFA WITH AIR MATTRESS. NOTE: GARAGE ACCESS FOR EQUIPMENT