About the property
- Farmhouse900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Log/Farm House/Cabin, 2 Bedrooms w additional sleeping area downstairs, 1 Bath
What was it like to live in rural Pennsylvania over 100 years ago? Arriving at THE FARM HOUSE you see the old hand operated well pump and the fresh smell of trees and flowers with a welcoming double deck sleeping porch. As you approach the door you see the distinct axe marks scribed into the ageless hand hewn timbers, and the chinking skillfully placed between the logs. You enter through the kitchen door and immediately you are greeted with the old wood fired cook stove. Sitting at the kitchen table, cast iron cookware hang from nails driven into rough sawn beams, you can almost see and smell the cook preparing a big hearty farm family meal. Soon you find yourself almost living in another time and another age. At THE FARM HOUSE, you'll find it easy to visualize life over 100 years ago in Pennsylvania.
A few steps through the woods lead you to the pond. We invite you to stroll the grounds, explore the 100 acres, and enjoy the fresh country air. There is a picnic area with outside fire pit.
This is a totally solar powered home - off the grid.... Remember this a step back in time.... There is no air conditioning however there is a gas fireplace that keeps it warm and toasty on those chilly nights and days. SORRY, NO HAIR DRYERS, CURLING IRON etc. Only appliances provided may be used.....
Accommodations include a master bedroom with full size bed and a double bedroom with two full size beds. There is also a twin size bed in the living room which provides extra sleeping accommodations and seating. Weather permitting there is a second story sleeping porch with a comfortable double chaise sofa bed. One upstairs bathroom with shower. It accommodates up to 7 people (adults and children) which we STRICTLY ENFORCE.
Up to date modern kitchen with gas range/oven, refrigerator/freezer and microwave. All cookware, dishware and utensils are provided.
Winter snow and ice require an AWD/4-wheel drive vehicle
Because the Farm House is located on the back of the property and away from the Main House we ask that first time guests abide by the check in times of 4-6 pm so we are able to take you to the Farm House and show you how everything works and answer any questions. We will be unable to check in after 6 PM
IMPORTANT. When entering Country Lane, please follow to wooded area with our sign “Crampton Manor”. Do not rely on your GPS and PLEASE do not bother our wonderful neighbors for directions!, Call us. 717-491-2813
THE LANE TO OUR PROPERTY IS A PRIVATE SHARED LANE - PLEASE OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS AND BE COURTEOUS TO OTHER DRIVERS
Pillows, mattress covers, quilts and blankets are provided however, GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THEIR OWN SHEETS, TOWELS, LINENS, ETC.
ALSO ~ BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR BED AND BREAKFAST AND OUR EVENT BARN - THE ACORN BARN
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
Opened in 2007 after Linda retired! A lifetime dream has been the best one can imagine. Mike builds, and Linda furnishes, decorates and greets guests along with Mike and the family dog, Snickers when they are nearby.
Owner/Manager purchased this Farmhouse in 2007
Why Owner/Manager chose Licking Creek
This property offers a unique back to the past! It was built in 1897 and has modern conveniences with rustic charm. Every season is more beautiful than the last - lazy summer days, Fall colors with all the trees changing color, winter provides a respite and nearby skiing - spring show promise with warmth and splendor
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Farmhouse takes you back to a more peaceful and relaxing era. The porches offer spectacular views and a quiet place to enjoy family and visit with friends
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a wonderful stay. It had a huge open yard. In the house a lot of the stuff seemed preserved really well, and looked amazing. It almost felt like you actually lived in the time that it was built.
Thank you so much. We love it there and love to share it with families like yours! Everything was left so nice when you checked out, we appreciate that so much. Hope to see you again!!
Fun family time in a lovely setting
We spent the weekend with our daughter and her husband, along with their young boys, ages 3 and 5. We all enjoyed cooking over the campfire, sitting by the gas fireplace on a rainy night, fishing at the pond, and running cars and marbles down the wooden track that the owner's father made. It was good for us to be mindful of our use of electricity. The fall leaves were so beautiful, and we were truly in the middle of nowhere. We loved every minute and already rebooked to return.
The Farm House
I had a great experience in the perfectly restored late 1800’s farm house deep in the wilderness of south-central Pennsylvania. I stayed there for a weekend in January and I experienced one delightful surprise after another. The dedication to detail added more to the total experience than I had imagined. The craftsmanship and time put into this restoration has created a masterpiece. This residence has all the modern conveniences surrounded with the authenticity of a late 1800’s farmhouse located on the old frontier wilderness of PA. There are many acres, trails and open fields to walk and explore. I especially liked sitting out on the upper deck in the evening covered in a heavy quilt with snow falling; it was like taking a trip back in time. I stayed in the master suite and I slept like a baby – it is so quiet and the residence is always comfortable. I loved sitting in the kitchen with friends. It reminded me of the farmhouse I grew up in except it was better than I remember – very nostalgic. This is a unique residence and one that I will return to for many years to come.
I had the pleasure of staying with friends at the Farmhouse for one glorious night!! Not only is it restored to perfection, but it is tastefully and comfortably decorated with all the modern amenities at hand. The warmth of the gas fireplace will charm you as the serenity of the cabin and its surroundings soothes your soul. This is an extraordinary experience that no one should miss!
Beautifully restored farm house getaway!
We were amazed at this beautiful and authentic farm house and loved everything about it! Despite the low temperatures outside, the farm house was toasty and comfortable...loved the beds! The farm house is so gorgeous, both inside and outside...especially the decks! We even spent time sitting outside on the 2nd floor deck in spite of the cold temps. The stars and moon were so bright and beautiful and it was soooo quiet and relaxing! We enjoyed walks outside on the surrounding land and visiting the pond, and loved having dinner around the kitchen table. So authentic feeling, yet all the modern amenities that we needed! Linda and Mike (the owners) have truly managed to merge the past with the present so well with this beautifully restored farm house. We look forward to returning again throughout all the seasons to enjoy this private escape from our busy world! It would be great alone or with family! Many thanks to the Cramptons for a lovely, relaxing visit.
We were lucky enough to see the Farmhouse transform into a relaxing get away. Waiting 2 years as Mike and Linda to finished restoring it, we fell in love with the Farmhouse from day one. In October we spent a weekend there-with all the fall colors.... WOW! Two weeks later I brought a girlfriend up for the weekend, and have already booked twice for this up coming year(2013). I would highly recommend The Farmhouse. Mike and Linda are wonderful, and Linda cooks an awesome breakfast!!!
While here, take the time to experience the quaint town of McConnellsburg, PA located between two spectacular mountain ridges at the base of the Tuscarora Mountain. Activities abound in the surrounding mountains. Attend the Annual Strawberry Festival in June or the Fall Folk Festival in October. Enjoy skiing at Whitetail , country auctions, golf, antiquing and flea markets, dining, fishing, outlets, Berkeley Springs Spa, Potomac River Activities, C&O Towpath, Raystown Lake, Cowan's Gap State Park, hiking and biking. When you're ready to venture further...visit COWAN'S GAP STATE PARK 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 monthes offer skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at WHITETAIL SKI RESORT and fair weather golfing at WHITETAIL GOLF COURSE and GREAT COVE 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, we are centrally located which makes day trips to several national and state history sites very doable. We are: 20 minutes to HISTORIC FORT LOUDON/ 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 us to be a refreshing respite at the end of a sightseeing day. Close by educational locations include: 20 minutes to the renowned MERCERSBURG ACADEMY, 45 minutes to WILSON COLLEGE, and 50 minutes to SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERISTY, and 1.5 hours to PENN STATE. For those who enjoy amenities of FINE DINING, SHOPPING,, THEATRE, AMUSEMENTS...we suggest the PRIME OUTLETS which are located 45 minutes away in Hagerstown, MD, and the renowned TOTEM POLE SUMMER THEATRE founded by Jean Stapleton is an easy 45 minute drive on Route 30. Outdoorsmen (and women) will want to visit the local KEYSTONE COUNTRY STORE just off Route 30 approximately 20 minutes from us as well as Juanita Trading along Route 30 West approximately 30 minutes for all your outdoor supplies. 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 Farm House and Crampton Manor Bed and Breakfast is family friendly and accommodating.
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One night deposit required within five (5) days of making reservation payable to Crampton Manor, 270 Country Lane, McConnellsburg, PA 17233
CASH, CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY - Payable to: Crampton Manor