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

Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
  • Cottage900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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

Property Manager

Clark Frese

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Clark Frese

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.

Clark Frese purchased this Cottage in 2010

Why Clark Frese chose Upper Allen

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Crate & Barrel sofa bed


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1 bathroom with shower & tub

          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.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          Verizon FIOS wi-fi with hi def cable including ESPN
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Window air conditioning units
                        • Fireplace
                          Propane gas fireplace - firepit outside
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          Propane gas fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Gas fireplace and electric baseboard heat
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                          private driveway enough for 3-4 vehicles
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Verizon FIOS


                            • Coffee Maker
                              6 cup coffee maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully stocked with serving and baking dishes, cooking utensils and silverware, glasses, mugs, wine glasses and more!
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              New appliances including dishwasher, microwave, full size refrigerator and gas stove & oven
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining table seats 4-6
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Fiction for lazy day reading and childrens books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      board games for all ages
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Movie & Sports channels
                                    • Television
                                      HDTV, connected to DVD player
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVDs - adventure, family


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Nice deck overlooking Yellow Breeches Creek; wicker seating for 4, additional chairs;
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          100 feet of yard frontage and nice, enclosed side yard for dogs with a shade tree
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane gas, provided by owner


                                            • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              14 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Delivers what it promises, good value, nice place, kind responsive owners.

                                                              Grant M.

                                                              Very largely good, with only a few small negatives. Kitchen sink had almost no water pressure and maybe no hot water. Didn't leave it on long enough to find out. Clean, good water pressure in bath. Bed in one room very comfy. Bed in the other was less so -- very hard. Well equipped kitchen, would definitely stay again.

                                                              Excellent place to stay

                                                              Earl B.Chesapeake, VA

                                                              This is our third time in Yellow Breeches and we have to say it is a very nice place to spend a few days. The manager is wonderful and they treat us as family, not as customers.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We love our repeat customers and hope you continue to use the cottage as your second home as you reconnect with your own family in the area. Come again soon!

                                                              Cozy Perfect!

                                                              MIchael D.

                                                              Our family stayed at the cottage so we could be together while in the area for a family wedding. So much better than a hotel. The stream behind the cottage adds to it's beauty. Thank you.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you chose the cottage for an important family event. I hope you enjoyed caching up with

                                                              other wedding guests in privacy and spaciousness that our location offers.

                                                              Excellent cottage.

                                                              Keith S.Florissant, MO

                                                              Cottage was great creek was excellent. Had a wonderful stay will stay again if ever in the Hershey area again.


                                                              Kimberly R.

                                                              Excellent place to stay - would definitely come back. Highly recommended!

                                                              Pleasant stay

                                                              Elsie S.Poquoson VA

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


                                                              Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

                                                              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!

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                                                              14 Reviews
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