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Ivy Cottage -Central Pennsylvania-Creekside

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Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The Ivy Cottage offers seclusion and solitude. It is located only 10 minutes from Danville and Elysburg, but a world away from life’s distractions. It is nestled deep in the central Pennsylvania valley, surrounded by woods and a quiet, gentle mountain stream.

The location features old cottage charm but with modern conveniences and without the distractions of telephone and television...sometimes less is more. There is even a tree house for more rustic charm if you prefer!

The Ivy Cottage is an excellent hub for outdoor adventure. From hiking to amazing biking and river running, this place offers it all.

The cottage is strategically located 15 minutes from Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, with six covered bridges in the local area. There are also several State Parks, Jim Thorpe mountain biking, Rickett's Glen and others in Central Pennsylvania. You can find multiple golf courses in the area. Just 5 miles to the Elysburg gun shoot.

Couples Getaway Special (Linens, wood, hot tub) two night minimum starting at $400.

Holiday rates may vary, please inquire.

Cleaning fee of $70.00 or option to clean yourself.


All High Season (June- Oct) Daily rates are $125.00 midweek and $150.00 weekends.

Off Season daily rates are $100.00 weeknight and $125.00 weekend.

Hot Tub is inclusive with 'Couples Getaway' package. Extra charge of $50.00 otherwise. No children allowed in hot tub. If there are more than 6 people, there is an additional $10.00 charge per person.


Keywords: creekside/cottage/cabin




AOAA Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area

More Details

Mary Lenig
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Can't thank you enough. We had an amazing time. Your place can't be worded enough to make someone see how astonishing things are here. Everything from your very nice neighbors to the way the house is so articulate. The scenery is to die for! I can go on and on..and still not be able to thank you enough!
Apr 2008
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Catawissa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a shower but no tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds in the bedroom. Couch opens into a queen 2 single flip mats Loft for sleeping bags&mats
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Ivy Cottage -Central Pennsylvania-Creekside
average rating of 4.428571 based on 28 reviews

The cabin was not ready when we arrived!

  • 1 of 5

I drove with 3 girlfriends (2 visiting from FL and another from Seattle) for almost 3 hours from Philadelphia Airport. When we arrived the cabin was occupied. There was a car parked outside, the cabin door was unlocked and there were personal belongings inside the cabin: woman's purse, sunglasses, shopping bags, etc. We knocked and called out loudly but nobody came out. We contacted the property owner but she did not reply.

We left after 30 minutes of waiting. Five minutes after we left the property owner called us saying that “HomeAway should have not double booked the cabin”.

It was a huge inconvenience for us to end up staying in a hotel that HomeAway booked for us immediately after the incident. A lot of our limited vacation time went to managing with the hotel the food that needed to be refrigerated (rooms had no fridge), making numerous phone calls to HomeAway to explain the situation, figuring out what we were going to do in the area (since the initial plan was to make bonfires and hangout in the jacuzzi).

I am very disappointed in how irresponsibly our booking was handled. I was in communication with the property owner via email and text few days prior to our stay asking questions about the cabin. The emails clearly specified the days of our stay in bold font.

This was a very stressful “vacation”.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage creek side. The ride from the highway to the property is rolling hillsides with amazing vistas and farmlands backed by mountains and big sky. The 15 minute ride to Knobels was beautiful. The 10 minute ride to Catawissa for the Weis market had fields of orange tiger lilies. The cottage is a true get cell phones, no tv, sounds of gurgling creek, chirping birds, crickets and frogs 24/7! We brought books, Pictionary and Scrabble as our evening entertainment...along with a campfire and s’mores! Will definitely want to come visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was peaceful...

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was peaceful, scenic, and a welcome escape from daytime activities. We only stayed one night and it rained so we did not get the chance to enjoy the charm as much as I would have like to. But I could see how the stream and property in nice weather would make for an excellent retreat.

The owner was VERY fair and easy to work with. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived Mary already had the wood stove burning for us. So when we entered it was already warm and cozy. The house was beautiful. The hot tub was a nice touch. You can hear the stream from the hot tub. Everything worked fine heat, water, etc.

The tv is very small 12in max. So if your addicted to tv like us, I suggest you bring your own like we did.

A+ Vacation 😁

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing response time for all My little questions. Everything you need for a weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

5 out of 5.

It's a basic cottage on beautiful property. Many amenities to make it feel like a vacation but rustic enough to really recharge.

Mary is a delight, friendly and helpful.

I would love to stay here again sometime.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a wonderfully cozy, secluded place. the creek is right behind the property and is gorgeous!

  • 3 of 5

Fair warning to all, this place is in the woods and you should be prepared for some pretty big bugs, however the shear amount and size of the spiders we found in the home was a little troubling even for us. The cabin was homey and fairly clean except for quite a build up of cob webs around the inside of the windows. well decorated if a bit clutterd in places. despite my complaints below we had a very nice time. The stay was lovely but we did have a few issues. The oven did not work at all, it only beeps loudly until you turn it off, when told about this the owner mentioned it being an issue with previous guests and I wish we had been informed as we had to throw out some food wed brought because of that. When we arrived, we found lots everywhere about restricting water usage even when washing dishes, something I wish we had also been informed about more before coming. other guests mentioned getting a watercooler with water in it, we found ours bone dry.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Knobels Grove is just around the corner.

Elysburg gun shoot is 6 miles away.

Geisinger medical center is located 7 miles from the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

*Holidays weekends are more than the standard rate. Please inquire with owner about any holiday weekend.*

**Cleaning Fee: It becomes refundable, If you clean after yourselves (according to the Cleaning List posted on the fridge)**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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