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Organic Farm Cottage near Penn State & Grange Fairgrounds

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


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.

Leslie Zuck
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Leslie Zuck

We have been farming organically at this location since 1986.

Leslie Zuck purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Leslie Zuck chose Centre Hall

Common Ground Organic Farm features sheep, horses, chickens, dairy heifers, a small greenhouse, pond, hayfields, vegetable gardens and hiking trails through the wooded mountainside.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Centre Hall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Mountain View - 1 king , 1 queen , Large room with 4 windows, hard wood floors, TV for DVDs
    Meadow View - 1 double , Bedroom is small, one window, hard wood floors.
  • Rollaway cot available for 1-time extra charge $25.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Organic Farm Cottage near Penn State & Grange Fairgrounds
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews

Rustic relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located and quiet. Would definitely recommend for any stay in the State college area.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, and peaceful. We enjoyed our visit, which was our second stay at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was simple, but very nice! It's super quiet on the farm and perfect to get away from the busy life. They even had a grill with grill tools to use along with a griddle, kitchen and a full refrigerator. The inside was air conditioned so it was nice and cool when you came back in from being outside. It was perfect for our weekend out with the guys. I would definitely recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage during the Trans-Sylvania Epic mountain bike race. We had 5 people, 4 dogs, and a bunch of bikes. The cabin was very comfortable and clean. Leslie brought us fresh organic asparagus and eggs, and even set up a hose for us to use to clean our bikes! The location was very convenient to the race, but also to State College for groceries or other shopping needs. It was a perfect set up for us to relax and enjoy the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and great host

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property. Don't expect posh but expect quaint. The cottage was just what we needed for a nice weekend.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Clean & quiet cottage 20 minutes from Penn State

  • 4 of 5

This is a cute cottage in a great location. It was very clean and had everything we needed for a weekend away. There are places to shop and a beautiful winery all within 20 minutes of the property. I would recommend this cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
University Park State College
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Brownie's Tavern
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mountain View
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak, Lewistown, PA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 322
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bella Sicilia, Centre Hall
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Tussey Mountain Ski Area
Car: recommended

Cottage is on a working organic farm.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning deposit (refundable) $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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