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Fort Loudon Cottage Close to History, Mountain Lake and Ski/Golf Resort

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Guest House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6


Find rest in this quaint two story Creekside cottage that comfortably sleeps 6, nestled in the woods of south central Pennsylvania. Look up a new recipe in our cookbooks and create delectable meals in the fully furnished kitchen, browse through local history books, classic stories and children's books in French country decor living room, build a campfire with free firewood and roast marshmallows over the backyard fire ring, enjoy fresh mountain air and bubbling spring while you grill steaks over a propane grill. Enjoy one of our many board games in the living room or listen to crickets while you sip iced tea from the furnished front porch. Then tuck in for the night in one of our 2 bedrooms-uniquely and thoughtfully decorated with half bath close by. No laundry worries as fresh towels and linens are provided and the cottage contains a laundry room with washer/dryer, ironing board, iron and other extras.
When you are ready to roam...enjoy history sites and outdoor activities.

Ready To Roam?: When you are ready to 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.

Ready to Learn?: 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 sightseeing day. Close by educational locations include: 10 minutes to the renowned Mercersburg academy, 30 minutes to Wilson college, and 45 minutes to Shippensburg university, and 1.5 hours to Penn state.

Ready to Dine, Shop or Play?: 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, techno hunting, 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.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single


  • Room 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • The living room also provides one twin sleeper and one full futon sleeper. A child's portable crib is available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Beds: Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Convertible Bed (2) and baby Crib. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Other Amenities: Streamside view with bench, wooded yard with campfire ring, seating and picnic table....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water


Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-2017
Nov 1 - Apr 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $150
Fri, Sat
$750 $1,200
Summer/Fall 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$850 $1,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$850 $1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


$90 per Fri-Sat night; $75 Sun-Thurs Nights; $600/Week; $750plus elect &heat /Month

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex through PAYPAL

Dates available: Year Round.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hagerstown Regional Airport
66 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Harper's Ferry
13.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whitetail Ski Resort
44 Miles
Nearest Train
Martinsburg West Virginia
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
PA Turnpike Route 76
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Milkyway Restaurant
13.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Whitetail Ski Resort
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cowan's Gap State Park

Car: Recommended

Welcome to Historic Fort Loudon, tucked into woods and valleys of south central PA. The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge provides easy central 15 minute access to PA TURNPIKE 76 and I-81. We are 30 minutes from I-70 in Maryland and just off ROUTE 30 LINCOLN HIGHWAY. historical places in Chambersburg, Mercersburg, and Gettysburg, Antietam Battlefield, Harper's Ferry, and STATE CAPITAL HARRISBURG are also close by.. Only 5 miles from beautiful Cowan's Gap State Park home of a beautiful mountain lake, and 10 miles from Whitetail Ski and Golf Resort.

15 Minutes Off PA Turnpike Exit 189 Willow Hill on Rt 75 S.

Other Activities: Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Snowboarding, Basketball Court, Miniature golf, Boating.

Golf: 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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge Front View

    The Gatehouse at Loudon Forge Front View

  • Kitchen


  • Livingroom


  • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Kitchen Dining Area

    Kitchen Dining Area

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Second Bedroom with 1/2 bath and full closet

    Second Bedroom with 1/2 bath and full closet

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

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