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

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Front of the cozy cottage


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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

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Property Type

  • 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
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    Fiction for lazy day reading and childrens books...moreless

  • DVD Player


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Overlooking the Yellow Breeches Creek, a serene and peaceful creek where you can fish from the property and view waterfowl and wildlife such as deer....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioning units...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Propane gas fireplace - firepit outside...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Propane gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace and electric baseboard heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Verizon FIOS wi-fi with hi def cable including ESPN...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Verizon FIOS...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    6 cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with serving and baking dishes, cooking utensils and silverware, glasses, mugs, wine glasses and more!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

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



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,000
Summer 2017
May 16 - Sep 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$170 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,250 $3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


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


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:

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg International Airport
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
Nearest Golf
Liberty Forge Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak in Harrisburg
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 15, PA Turnpike, Interstate 83
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Texas Roadhouse & Bonefish Grill
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
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!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: 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.

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

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 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.

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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 - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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