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Cozy Creekfront Cottage Near Harrisburg, Hershey, Pet Friendly

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mechanicsburg cottage description

Located near Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill (suburbs of Harrisburg), Pennsylvania, the Yellow Breeches Cottage is a cozy vacation home sitting directly on the banks of the Yellow Breeches Creek, a nationally renowned location for fishing and popular for kayaking and canoeing. Its proximity to US Route 15 and Interstate 83 make it only a two hour drive outside of the District of Columbia area and Baltimore, 30 minutes to Hershey (Chocolatetown, USA and home to HersheyPark), 15 minutes to center city Harrisburg (the Capitol of PA) and 40 minutes to Gettysburg with its infamous Battlefield and outlets.

A stay in the Yellow Breeches Cottage offers year round activities. In the winter, take a 15 minute drive to Roundtop Mountain Resort (formerly Ski Roundtop) and spend the day on skis, snowboards or go tubing, day or night. Or you can drive 20-30 minutes to Hershey, PA and visit Chocolate World, Hershey Park or go shopping at the Outlets of Hershey.

Spring, Summer and Fall are wonderful times to stay at Yellow Breeches Cottage. The tranquil, scenic Yellow Breeches Creek is a perfect spot for kayaking, canoeing and tubing. Imagine having a cup of coffee on the deck and walking a few steps to the creek to cast your fishing rod while sitting on the private dock.

If you like to golf, you can almost walk to Liberty Forge, home of an 18 hole golf course as well as a miniature golf course and restaurant.

There is a full kitchen, including dishwasher as well as a separate laundry room with new washer & dryer. Each bedroom has a full size bed with comfy pillow top mattresses. The living room has a comfy Crate & Barrel sofa which converts to a queen size bed and a large 42' flat screen tv. Verizon FIOS Wifi allows you to work on your laptop!

There is a large collection of dvds as well as games for entertainment.

So if you are in Central PA for business or pleasure, why stay in a hotel when you can have the amenities of home!

Keywords: Cottage, Cozy, On the water, Yellow Breeches Creek, Skiing, Fishing, Kayaking, Relaxing, Pet Friendly

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Persons under age 21 must be accompanied by adults older than 21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            New appliances including dishwasher, microwave, full size refrigerator and gas stove & oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Heating:

            Gas fireplace and electric baseboard heat...moreless

          • Parking:

            private driveway enough for 3-4 vehicles...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player


          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Nice deck overlooking Yellow Breeches Creek; wicker seating for 4, additional chairs; large umbrella...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            100 feet of yard frontage and nice, enclosed side yard for dogs with a shade tree...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Propane gas, provided by owner...moreless


          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                Overlooking the Yellow Breeches Creek...moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Fly Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Miniature Golf
              • Restaurants
              • Playground
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking


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              from 4 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jun 1 - Sep 15
              2 night min stay
              $140 $190
              Fri, Sat
              Winter, Spring & Fall
              Sep 16 - May 31
              2 night min stay
              $110 $140
              Fri, Sat

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $25
              • Pet Fee $25
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Cleaning Fee $40
              • Tax Rate 7%

              This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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              Last updated: 07/07/2014
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              10 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Harrisburg International Airport
              5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak in Harrisburg
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Route 15
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Roundtop Mountain
              Nearest Golf
              Liberty Forge Golf
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Texas Roadhouse & Bonefish Grill

              The Yellow Breeches Cottage is conveniently located within 5 minutes of Route 15 and Interstate 83 and approximately 10 minutes to shopping malls and many restaurants. It serves as a nice 'home away from home' base for visitors to the Central PA area whether the visit is with family, friends, day trip to Hershey, Gettysburg, Carlisle, Harrisburg, York. Why stay in a hotel when you can have the amenities of home on a beautiful creekside setting? Plus dogs are welcome too!


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About: The Yellow Breeches Cottage is owned by Clark Frese and managed by his sister in law, Lisa Frese. Both Clark and Lisa have dogs, Labs who love the creek, and are glad to be able to accomodate guests who enjoy or need to bring along their dog family members. Clark is an avid kayaker on the creek and likes to hunt for antiques. He is the father of 2 college age children and a Yellow Lab. Clark likes to invest in local real estate. Lisa is married to Clark's younger brother, Kent, yes as in Superman, but no, their mom did not name them on purpose! Lisa is an avid skier and busy mom to 2 girls, ages 10 and 11, and she and Kent like to spend time relaxing on the Yellow Breeches Creek, listening to the sounds of nature. Kent likes to golf and likes the driving range at Liberty Forge golf nearby. They have 2 labs, 1 Chocolate and 1 Yellow who enjoy the creek too!

              Why Mechanicsburg:
              Lisa is a former REALTOR with C-21 Realty Services in Camp Hill and found the property and together she and Clark have transformed it into a 'home away from home' for out of town visitors to Central PA! Both Clark and Lisa live across the creek in a development on a hill and love the location since it is close to their homes for managing purposes but more importantly can attest to the beauty and serenity of the Yellow Breeches Creek. It's tucked away but not too far and local amenities such as restaurants, golf, movie theatre, skiing, shopping and more add to the appeal.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              There are most likely no other cottages for rent in the Central PA area which are on the water in a setting that is both serene yet close to major amenities. The central location to many communities in the Greater Harrisburg area such as Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, Carlisle, Dillsburg and the Capitol City of Harrisburg make the Yellow Breeches Cottage appealing to guests visiting family from other cities and states.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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              • Front of the cozy cottage

                Front of the cozy cottage

              • Family room with large flat screen

                Family room with large flat screen

              • Dining area with large table

                Dining area with large table

              • Serene setting along the creek

                Serene setting along the creek

              • View of the Yellow Breeches from the dock

                View of the Yellow Breeches from the dock

              • Bedroom 1

                Bedroom 1

              • Bedroom 2

                Bedroom 2

              • Full kitchen opening into family and eating area

                Full kitchen opening into family and eating area

              • View from the dock

                View from the dock

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Friday, June 27, 2014

              $110 - $190 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 07/07/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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