A Cottage in Woods Near Skiing, Lake, and Historical Sites(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Cooking Utensils
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 6%
* 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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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, PA, USA:
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.
- Primary: +1 (717) 816-2915 (Pennsylvania, USA)
- Secondary: (717) 369-2300 (Pennsylvania, USA) Office Phone
- Fax: +1 717-369-3600
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The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge Front View
Kitchen Dining Area
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This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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