Gorgeous, Stately, Historic Home! Four Bedrooms, One & a Half Baths

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Last updated: 10/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to the 2015 vacation season! We are excited about this year as we have made a lot of improvements to make your stay even more comfortable and fun. One big change is that we will now be open year round (weather permitting in winter).

This year we have upgraded our kitchen to appeal to the foodies out there! Our kitchen has a huge walk in pantry and we have filled it with things like a good food processor, a larger selection of cookware, a Ninja Mixer, Omega Juicer, crock pots, cook books and so much more.

A wonderful coffee station featuring both a Bunn coffee maker (for the coffee snobs), a regular Mr. Coffee Maker, a Kitchen Aid coffee grinder and a milk warmer/frother! For the tea lovers you will find tea pots with strainers, electric and stove top tea kettles, a selection of tea....many from Harney & Sons tea company (my favorite place).

For those who love wine and spirits we have provided nice wine glasses and good mixed drink glasses. A vacuum pump for your wine is available as well as a stainless steel cocktail mixer and strainer.

You will love relaxing in our living room with the leather recliner and matching reclining sofa. Enjoy the 42" LCD TV and DVD player. Enjoy the puzzle table while watching a movie or visiting with family. Play games at the dining room table.

Complimentary wireless internet, unlimited local and long distance land line as well as a Verizon cell phone booster (Renovo has ATT but for those with Verizon this will give you a good signal).

Located in Renovo, Pa, The Manse is a stately four bedroom home with a bath and a half.... beautiful hardwood framed windows and doors, hardwood floors and large front porch.

We have outfitted the bedrooms with all new bedding.... white duvets and duvet covers. High quality sheets and blankets, good pillows, throw rugs etc. All new white bath towels etc.

We supply complimentary toiletries for those who have forgotten something.....

New laundry area with utility sink in basement. We supply All Free & Clear laundry detergent, bleach, Free & Clear Bounce sheets and Color Catchers

Sleeps up to 8 people
Bedroom one: Two twin beds, dresser, table/chair, two closets
Bedroom two: One full size bed, table/chair, dresser, closet
Bedroom three: One full size bed, large dresser, night stand and closet.
Bedroom four: One full size bed, dresser, night stand, large closet and balcony.

We want to do everything we can to make your rental experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Let us know what you need and we will try and make it guarantees! But we will do our best!!!!!!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 yrs...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking receptacle provided outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We decide pets on an individual basis. Mature, well behaved dogs may be permitted with $50 pet fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are steps to access the house and the bathrooms in the house. All bedrooms are on second floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    Small powder room...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • A full bathroom is on the second floor which offers a traditional tub/shower combination, vanity, toilet, built in cabinet, hooks. There is a very small powder room right off the kitchen....down several steps by the side door....moreless


  • Books:

    We are adding books as we go...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A nice selection of board games and a puzzle table....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable tv ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    This property is located on the main street of a small town....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Home to the annual Flaming Foliage Festival every October. The Manse, (formerly the Presbyterian rectory), is a stately home located in the center of the town. Renovo, Pa is nestled in a small town along the Bucktail State Park Natural Area along Route 120. Surrounded by the Sproul State Forest and beautiful gamelands. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit in living room and two bedrooms. This home does not have central AC but every room is equipped with ceiling fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Password provided in binder...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Some cell service available....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street only...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    If special parking is needed for boat or trailer please talk with owner and we can make arrangements for you....moreless

  • Telephone:

    free local and long distance. No international calling....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Password provided in binder...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Eat in kitchen with small table and chairs. Dining room separate. Kitchen has dishwasher, gas stove/oven, large pantry. Omega Juicer, Bialettie cappuccino maker, coffee bean grinder, and much more!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are some spices and such but we ask if you will need large amounts of an item that you provide your own....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Small balcony off of one bedroom....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Zizo Kayak one block away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    This property has no yard or outdoor play area...moreless



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2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Housekeeping $60 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


The nightly rate for groups of five or more is $150 a night. We will discount this for a 7 night stay or longer.

Unfortunately we cannot reduce or eliminate the housekeeping fee or the Property Protection Plan fee. Both of these items ensure a clean and safe home for you to enjoy your vacation. A dog will be considered on an individual older, more mature dog may be considered.

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Last updated: 10/16/2015
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Renovo is the perfect launching spot for a myriad of outdoor activities throughout the year. Hyner View is ground zero for hang gliding enthusiasts. Hyner also provide some of the most beautiful sights of the West Branch of Susquehanna River. You will enjoy the drive up Hyner Mountain as you switchback through the forest. For kayak and canoe enthusiasts you will find a convenient 'put in' at the Flaming Foliage Lot near the Visitor's Center. Zizo Kayak on 6th street will hook you up with everything you need.

The State Forests and game lands offer numerous hiking trails and ATV trails as well as excellent hunting and fishing. A scenic drive to the Elk Country Visitors Center in Bennezette... see the elk close up! Plenty of boating and fishing opportunities along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River as well as Kettle Creek Lake and the Sinnamahoning Lake. The lakes are set in spectacular scenery, surrounded by mountains...catch the occasional Bald Eagle! Or drive up Route 144 towards Snow will find scenic overlooks and hiking trails all along the way!

Take a day trip and follow the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail visiting various juried craftsmen/galleries throughout the vast region. Walk around Renovo and enjoy the history. Don't be afraid to go down alley ways and venture over the river to South Renovo to just explore the town. Grab an ice cream cone at Yesterday's.

Satisfy the treasure hunter in you and stop by The Rummage Shoppe on Erie Ave. Grab a meal at The Sportsman's or Yesterdays. Enjoy the bustle of a small town with the beauty of the mountains all around. Check out the history of Renovo at the Heritage Center on Erie Ave.

Another nice day trip idea...take a drive to Williamsport. It is about an easy hour drive...the drive is beautiful. You will find a wide range of activities from shopping to the arts. A little closer and on the will find Lock Haven which has a budding arts community as well. A visit to Uncle Joe's Woodshed is always a must when visiting the Lock Haven area!!!!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: This vacation home is owned by Dick and Marge Moriarty along with Dick's daughter and husband, Melissa and Mike Riehl. Dick grew up in Renovo and moved away, but we have always made our second home in Renovo. We are semi-retired and love to travel. We hope this gives us a better understanding for what travelers look for when renting a vacation home. We have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years. Dick is retired from a long banking career and now works part time for his son-in-law's construction company as their CFO. I continue to work part time as a psychotherapist at an outpatient psychiatric clinic in Lancaster, Pa. The Manse is our second home and we enjoy spending some weekends and holidays here.... we are excited to share it with others!!!

Why the Owner Chose Renovo:
This home is filled with history and holds many fond memories to many of the locals. It sat empty for years...and we had our eye on it, hoping someday to bring her back to life. The house is a fun structure with the detailed woodwork, elaborate stair cases, and large living area. We hope to continue to make improvements as time goes on....but she is ready to impress you with her beauty and comfort! This is a great place for the weekend getaway. It can also be the perfect place to host family and friends for reunions, showers, wakes/funeral gatherings (our family recently used it for this purpose and it was wonderful), wine & cheese parties, corporate events. So many options! Renovo is a quaint town with a long rail road history. Our claim to fame is the annual Flaming Foliage Festival the second full week every October. The Susquehanna River has canoe access ramp just down the street and at other points nearby. Rent a kayak or fishing boat just a couple of blocks away. Visit Heritage Park and learn about the history of the CCC camps and other local history. Enjoy the nearby lakes, streams, state parks, Artisan Trail and so much more. It is a perfect launching point for viewing elk in Benezette, hiking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hang gliding from Hyner View, biking, ATV trails, geocaching, hunting, fishing, birding, rock collecting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, antiquing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Gorgeous home, centrally located, perfect for those who love nature but do not like camping!!!! A little luxury in the PA Wilds!!!!!

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  • Dining room with plenty of extra chairs around the house.

    Dining room with plenty of extra chairs around the house.

  • New this season...a fun puzzle corner!

    New this season...a fun puzzle corner!

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  • This photo was taken right after the remodel....a little plain, sorry!

    This photo was taken right after the remodel....a little plain, sorry!

  • A full selection of tea and tea accoutrements!  (And a cappuccino maker)

    A full selection of tea and tea accoutrements! (And a cappuccino maker)

  • Lots of original built in cabinetry throughout home.

    Lots of original built in cabinetry throughout home.

  • Bedroom photos do not reflect new duvets & duvet covers...will be updating soon.

    Bedroom photos do not reflect new duvets & duvet covers...will be updating soon.

  • Photo does not reflect new bedding.

    Photo does not reflect new bedding.

  • Spacious living and dining rooms!

    Spacious living and dining rooms!

  • Our wonderful coffee station with coffee bean grinder & milk frother!!

    Our wonderful coffee station with coffee bean grinder & milk frother!!

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  • Huge walk in pantry with a large selection of small appliances and cookware.

    Huge walk in pantry with a large selection of small appliances and cookware.

  • Omega Juicer, crock pots, Ninja Mixer, toaster, tea kettle etc

    Omega Juicer, crock pots, Ninja Mixer, toaster, tea kettle etc

  • Porch off the one bedroom

    Porch off the one bedroom

  • Photo does not reflect updates

    Photo does not reflect updates

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