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A Cottage in Woods Near Skiing, Lake, and Historical Sites

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Fort Loudon cottage description

Take advantage of our FALL WINTER RATE of $125 per weekend night or just $100 for Weekdays. The Cottage is also available as a furnished MONTHLY RENTAL during December-May for $850 plus electric and heat. Perfect for professionals on sabbatical, authors writing books, or professionals on temporary work assignments. We limit monthly guests to parties of 3 or less.
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.


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • streamside view with bench, wooded yard with campfire ring, seating and picnic table...moreless

              Entertainment

                  • CD Player

                  Attractions

                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014
                  Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $100 $125
                  Fri, Sat
                  $850 $1,200

                  Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  * Monthly rentals are responsible to pay for electric and propane heat.

                  Property owner will send an email with attached Rental Agreement to be completed by the guest. The agreement includes guest contact information, arrival and departure dates, party size, deposit and payment information, and cottage rules. The agreement will answer all questions about terms of stay.


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                  Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: The Martins at Loudon Forge. We are a family of six that enjoys meeting people and introducing them to the peaceful lifestyle available in the woods of south central Pennsylvania.

                  Why the Owner Chose Fort Loudon:
                  The Martin Family opens the gates for you to come and experience historic Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania. Our home, Loudon Forge, was built in 1783 by James Chambers the son of Benjamin the founder of Chambersburg. Here, James and his family drank rest and peace from a bubbling mountain stream, serene woods, and cool mountain air.The Gatehouse sits on the entrance to our property on Route 75. We furnished the Gatehouse to be pleasing, french country decor respite from schedules, cell phones, 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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Located 7 minutes from Cowans Gap State Park, which includes swimming, boating, fishing, hiking/biking trails. We are also only 20 minutes from Whitetail Ski Resort and Golf Club.


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                  • The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge Front View

                    The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge Front View

                  • Kitchen Dining Area

                    Kitchen Dining Area

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Living Room View

                    Living Room View

                  • Second Bedroom

                    Second Bedroom

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $100 - $125 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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