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Organic Farm Cottage Near Penn State & Grange Fairgrounds

(16 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Great Views And Private Yard, 2 bdrm, 120 acres

2 bedrooms, 1 bath with tub, fully equiped kitchen, large living room and dining area. Very private yard at base of mountain on 120-acre organic farm with fresh mountain spring water, trails and campfire area. Cottage is recently renovated, using non-toxic building materials including zero-VOC paint. During the growing season, guests may have access to fresh vegetables and eggs from the farm.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We have outlet safety plugs to protect toddlers and crawlers. Parents must keep small kids with them and make sure children do not wander in the farming areas without adults and farm staff....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted on the farm....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet owners must keep pets with them or ensure that the pet does not bark or annoy others in the neighborhood if left alone....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The cottage is all on one floor, no steps. All rooms are wheelchair and walker accessible. Bathroom has handrail by tub and toilet. We will continue to make improvements and make renovations with the goal of providing better access for all travelers. Please feel free to contact me for specific information....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Mountain View: 1 king, 1 queen

    Large room with 4 windows, hard wood floors, TV for DVDs...moreless

  • Meadow View: 1 double

    Bedroom is small, one window, hard wood floors....moreless

  • Rollaway cot available for 1-time extra charge $25.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Tub with new adjustable shower nozzle. Slate floor with heated tiles. Fresh towels and washclothes and plenty of toilet paper provided. Due to 'country plumbing' do not flush feminine hygiene products....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cottage is suitable for guests with allergies to chemicals and commercial cleaners. We use only non-toxic cleaning products. Bathroom has been recently renovated to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. Cottage is all on one floor with no steps inside or outside....moreless


  • Books:

    Large bookshelf full of interesting fiction and non-fiction books for your reading pleasure,...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Piles of board games, chess, checkers, cards, etc....moreless

  • Television:

    2 TVs in living room and large bedroom for viewing DVDs and VHS only. Television service is not available....moreless


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


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Cottage is at base of mountain with views of mountainside and farmland....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Large wooden dining table has 2 additional leaves for expansion...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi throughout the cottage....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa bed...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Bottled water, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Very small patio has a table with umbrella and 4 chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Penn State vs. Akron
Sep 1 - Sep 2, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh
Sep 8 - Sep 9, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Penn State vs. Georgia State
Sep 15 - Sep 16, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
PSU vs. Indiana
Sep 29 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
PSU Homecoming vs Michigan
Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Penn State vs. Rutgers
Nov 10 - Nov 11, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Penn State vs. Nebraska
Nov 17 - Nov 18, 2017
2 night min stay

flat fee
Penn State Graduation
May 4 - May 5, 2018
2 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$875 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning deposit (refundable) $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Discounts available for military and travelers who wish to supply their own linens and retain trash and recycling. Please inquire directly to owner. Thank you!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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  • Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

    "Local organic food, delicious craft beer and top notch live music."

  • Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair

    "Great event in late August. At it's core, it's our county agricultural fair with exhibitions..."

  • Duffy's Tavern

    "Very old colonial tavern with extensive menu items and casual atmosphere in quaint town."

  • University Park Airport

    "For a small airport, they do a great job. Delta, USAir and United."

  • Webster's Bookstore Cafe

    "Local, organic food (vegetarian and vegan options), used books and records, live music."

  • MT Nittany Inn -- CLOSED

    "Great outdoor deck and terrific views of the valley from inside and outside tables. Local fo..."

  • Whistle Stop Restaurant

    "Cool old train station. Homemade food and deserts. No alcohol."

  • Homan's General Store-Potters

    "Small general store and gas station only a mile away. Carries big city newspapers on Sunday ..."

  • Old Gregg School Community Center

    "Former school converted to a community and recreation center hosts many events open to the p..."

  • Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

    "Mostly free, some events require a "button." "

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
University Park State College
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brownie's Tavern
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mountain View
17 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Lewistown, PA
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Route 322
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bella Sicilia, Centre Hall
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tussey Mountain Ski Area

Car: Recommended

Cottage is on a working organic farm.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We have been farming organically at this location since 1986.

Why the Owner Chose Centre Hall, PA, USA:
Common Ground Organic Farm features sheep, horses, chickens, dairy heifers, a small greenhouse, pond, hayfields, vegetable gardens and hiking trails through the wooded mountainside.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It's not everyday you get the chance to experience life on a real farm. Visitors enjoy peacefulness of the forest. Birds and other wildlife are abundant.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

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  • Sunporch, main entrance

    Sunporch, main entrance

  • Side view of sunporch and yard

    Side view of sunporch and yard

  • View of cottage and campfire ring

    View of cottage and campfire ring

  • Living room and wood stove

    Living room and wood stove

  • Entrance


  • View from living room window

    View from living room window

  • Bathroom


  • Queen size bed

    Queen size bed

  • Dining area. Table expands to seat 8

    Dining area. Table expands to seat 8

  • Living room, dining area and kitchen

    Living room, dining area and kitchen

  • Dining area and kitchen

    Dining area and kitchen

  • Campfire ring and yard

    Campfire ring and yard

  • Dining area. Table expands to seat 8.

    Dining area. Table expands to seat 8.

  • View from kitchen sink

    View from kitchen sink

  • Organic cows in pasture

    Organic cows in pasture

  • Entertainment nook

    Entertainment nook

  • King size bed

    King size bed

  • Forsythia


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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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