The Parnell Springs Farmhouse is located in the beautiful Cumberland Valley countryside near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania at the foot of Mt. Parnell. Address is 2997 McDowell Road, St. Thomas PA 17252. The farmhouse is located about 1 hour from Gettysburg, 2 hours from Lancaster, and 1.5 hours to Hershey. The house is situated about 15 minutes from Whitetail Ski Resort, which is our biggest attraction during the winter months. We are also about 10 minutes away from Mercersburg Academy if you need a place to extend your visit. This farmhouse has many other exciting options for providing entertainment with a country setting. You could enjoy a very relaxing and quiet getaway; you can enjoy an adventure with hiking, ice fishing, or sightseeing at local state parks; or you can visit local towns for some small town shopping or outlet shopping.
For the relaxing getaway:
You can enjoy a cup of coffee on one of the many porches surrounding the farm house while listening to the quiet babbling of the natural spring flowing through the basement of this 19th century farmhouse. After your morning coffee you can take a walk or a ride through the country side to see cows and limestone speckling the fields as you go.
Other relaxing activities include shopping in nearby towns such as Mercersburg, Greencastle, slightly larger Chambersburg, or the outlets in Hagerstown.
For the adventurous traveler:
White Tail Resort (http://www.skiwhitetail.com/winter) is only 15 minutes away. White Tail offers an exciting 23 ski trails, 9 lifts, 2 terrain parks, half pipe, snow tubing, golfing, fly-fishing, and more!
Cowan’s Gap State Park (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cowansgap/) is only 15 minutes away and offers hiking, swimming, boating, picnicking, hunting, education, cross country skiing, ice fishing, and ice skating.
Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/buchanansbirthplace/) is approximately 10 minutes away and has hiking, picnicking, fishing, or hunting.
The house is located on a working farm, the newly renovated historic farmhouse sits quietly with spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The house is completely furnished and ready for your home away from home. It has four bedrooms, three with queen size beds, and a fourth with a bunk bed with a full size lower mattress and a twin size upper mattress. The house has a new kitchen, living room, and game room. The bedrooms are accommodated with central air. There are two full baths, one with a combined shower/tub, and the other with a shower and double vanity. A second floor porch is offered for the master bedroom with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The house offers room for outside activities with the whole family.
In short Parnell Springs Farmhouse is perfect for both the couple looking for a weekend away and the extended family looking for a place to spend a week away.
We can provide suggested day trips, good restaurants, and other things that will make your stay enjoyable. For a fee we can also stock the fridge and pantry for your stay.
We want your stay to be enjoyable, so if there is anything else you would need, please ask.