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Pet Friendly, Cozy Creekfront Cottage Near Harrisburg, Hershey, Roundtop Mtn

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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.

The Yellow Breeches Creek is home to many waterfowl including ducks and geese which often float down the creek and graze nearby. You may see an Egret who likes to hang out on the banks to fish! Also, there are often white tailed deer seen foraging in the front and side yards of the cottage and walking along the wooded banks of the creek.

For your furry family members, there is a fenced in side yard with a shade tree so they can romp and play safely. If they are water loving dogs, they will love to swim and find rocks in the creek. And located just less than 1 miles away is a dog park and walking trails at Lower Allen Park.

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 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 as well as a propane gas fireplace. Verizon FIOS Wifi allows you to work on your laptop!

There is a large collection of dvds as well as games for entertainment and books for those lazy days.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Tracey Beinhaur
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Tracey Beinhaur

The Yellow Breeches Cottage is owned by Clark Frese and managed by Tracey Beinhaur. Both Clark and Tracey have dogs, 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.

He lives across the creek in a development on a hill and loves the location since it is close to home for managing purposes.

Tracey lives downstream along the creek, too. She is familiar with its charm and enjoys the nature and wildlife of being a "creeker". She is mother to one college age daughter, and owner of a rescue dog named Billy who cannot stay out of the creek no matter the season. She is an avid skier and active in Ski Roundtop activities. Tracey provides both the housekeeping and groundskeeping to the Cottage.

Tracey Beinhaur purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Tracey Beinhaur chose Dutch Country

Although the cottage is tucked away, its not too far from local amenities such as restaurants, golf, movie theatre, skiing, shopping and more.

What makes this cottage unique

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 cottage's charm is its farm house sink and hand hewn wood floors.

The cottage has a central location to many communities in the Greater Harrisburg area such as Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, Carlisle, Dillsburg, New Cumberland, Shiremanstown and Boiling Springs. The Yellow Breeches Cottage is appealing to guests from other cities and states because it is centrally located to highways that intersect in the Central PA area; I81, I83, Route 15, and the PA turnpike.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had the best time connecting with family and having this place to stay. It was the BEST! Thank you.
Jun 2011
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Mechanicsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom with shower & tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Crate & Barrel sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Pet Friendly, Cozy Creekfront Cottage Near Harrisburg, Hershey, Roundtop Mtn
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Poquoson VA

Pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage I'm serene location. Clean and nicely appointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hyde Park NY


  • 5 of 5

Very glad we chose to stay here for our visit to Hershey Park. The location was wonderful, as we spent most of our time outside, listening to the quiet. The house was clean and quite comfortable. We would certainly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

A nice cottage and everything was first rate. Nice area with plenty to do. Would recommend to all and hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Comfy Cozy & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the cottage. My husband & I took my parents & our 2 dogs. Clean, well kept & comfortable for all of us. Tracey was very helpful! The morning we had to be in Gettysburg for a tour our battery was dead & one phone call away was Tracey! Thanks again! Sitting on the deck over the water was perfect. Our dogs really enjoyed it & so did we. If it would have been warmer we would have been kayaking down the stream.The dog park right down the street was great, just walking around the park was enjoyable. Plenty of things just a few curves away. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmen S

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. So relaxing and perfect when coming back from a busy day. It was lovely just to sit on the dock watching the water and wildlife. Very Clean and well maintained. This is our 2nd stay here and would definitely come back. All the amenities of home. Would recommend to anyone looking for a home to stay while on vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! So glad that you and your family had a nice, relaxing time! We are happy that we could accomodate you on your return visit to Central PA!
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. Cottage was beautiful. One of the cleanest places we have ever rented. Location was great. Loved staying by the water. Saw several geese, plus a deer in the yard. Would definitely want to come and stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments and so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Yellow Breeches Cottage!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Golf
Liberty Forge Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak in Harrisburg
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 15, PA Turnpike, Interstate 83
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Texas Roadhouse & Bonefish Grill
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Roundtop Mountain

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!


Rates & Availability

Mechanicsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 16 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $40
Tax Rate 7.0%

1) $200 security deposit due at the time of booking. The amount is forfeited in the event of cancellation, otherwise the amount is refunded w/in 5 days of departure with the satisfactory condition of premises.
2) 50% of rental fee, taxes, pet fee and cleaning fee are due 30 days prior to arrival
3) 50% remaining balance is due 14 days prior to arrival
4) pet fee is $25 per pet per stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.