Riverside Cottage on the Susquehanna. Fishing, Paddling, Bald Eagle Watching.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy this cozy Riverside Cottage on the shore of the Susquehanna. Canoe, Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board rentals are available in the immediate vicinity; perfect for paddlers and/or fishermen/women, with a beautiful view of the river. Boat ramp adjacent to the front yard for launching trailered boats, with room on site for parking. Bald eagles nest in the area, as well as egrets, herons, and osprey.

Enjoy meals at the outside picnic table on the back deck, or morning coffee on the patio below. End the day by the fire pit in the back yard overlooking the river.

The cottage is set up to accommodate 4 people (queen bed in first floor bedroom, double bed and full size futon in lower floor bedroom) 2 heavy duty stacking cots in the walk through lower floor area; (great for kids 'camping in')

Flat screen TV w/ Blue Ray DVD Player in living room, including basic cable & Netflix; and secure Wi-Fi is provided. TV provided in the upper bedroom; the lower bedroom has a TV with built in DVD player, along with efficiency fridge/freezer & microwave oven. (No land line phone; please bring cell phone(s),reception is good.)

Oil heat in cool season; AC in the summer for your comfort.

Bring food and beverages of choice, clothes, and personal items; virtually everything else is provided for you (bedding, linens, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, disposable razors & shave gels, beach towels, hot dog forks, firewood & kindling for fire pit, foil & saran wrap, dish soap, condiments & spices, etc.)

Remodeled kitchen with new hardwood floors, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave oven, electric range and oven, coffee maker, toaster, and blender. Kitchenware, and many spices and condiments provided.

Don't feel like cooking? It's less than 5 minutes' walk to the Waterfront Bar & Grill with a deck overlooking the river, serving lunch and dinner along with cold beer and drinks. Pizza is available in town for delivery, and the diner serves meals 24 hours a day.

Small bathroom on main floor with shower stall, Jacuzzi tub bathroom on lower floor.

Full size washer and dryer in lower floor with detergent and dryer sheets provided.

Storage room is available in the walk in basement for your use while staying at the cottage if you’d like to bring bikes or other toys.

At 444 miles, the Susquehanna River (named for the local Susquehannock tribe) is the largest tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. The cottage is 77 miles north of Havre' De Grace, where the river enters the Bay, and 367 miles south of its origin in Cooperstown, New York. Looking north you can see a 1/2 size replica of the State of Liberty, located on one of the remaining Northern Central Railroad bridge piers in the Dauphin Narrows. Behind the statue, Second Mountain rises abruptly and marks the largest of the Susquehanna Water Gaps. Below the cottage, spanning the river is the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world. (You can check out photographs of all three Rockville Bridges on the dining area wall in the cottage.)

Our 'Welcome Notebook' will suggest plenty of things to keep you occupied while in the area. We suggest you bring toys and arrive ready to relax and enjoy “river time”!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one renter must be 25 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, however the cottage is NOT suitable for small children. (There are no gates on the indoor stairs or stairs to deck, no safety latches on cabinets, and there is open access to the river in front of the cottage.)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside only; ash trays are provided for the deck and patio....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Although there is a ramp to access the front door, there are no provisions for moving wheelchairs from the main floor to the lower floor, and the bathrooms are not handicap accessable....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    There are also two cots located just outside the bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Main floor bedroom has a queen size bed, dresser, futon, side table, bedside stands, closet, TV with basic cable/Netflix, and access to front deck. Lower floor bedroom has 1 double bed, 1 double size futon, closet, TV w/ built-in DVD player & basic cable/Netflix, motel size fridge w/ freezer & MWO, and access to front patio. There are also two stacking heavy duty cots with sleeping bags and pillows located in a walk through area next to the lower bedroom, perfect for kids 'camping in'. Bedding is provided for both beds, the futons, and cots (sleeping bags on cots)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • The lower bathroom has a toilet, sink with storage area, medicine cabinet, and 1-person shower/jacuzzi tub. The upper floor bathroom is very small, but includes a toilet, shower stall, sink with storage, and medicine cabinet. Towels are provided for 4 people. Also provided are shampoo, conditioner, disposable razors and shave gel, toothbrush holders, disposable cups, hand soap, and bath soap....moreless


  • Books:

    Small assortment of books provided; suggest bringing favorites....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray DVD Player, Netflix ready....moreless

  • Games:

    Small assortment of board games provided; suggest bringing favorites, and video games if desired....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable & Netflix provided in Living Room and bedrooms. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD's can be played on the DVD player; music channels available through TV cable....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen TV in living room, small flat screen TV with built in DVD in lower bedroom, small flat screen TV in upper bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small assortment of DVD's provided; suggest bringing favorites....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The cottage is just downstream of the Dauphin Narrows, with the majestic Second Mountain in the background, and a replica of the State of Liberty on a bridge pier in the center of the river....moreless

  • Village:

    The cottage is located in the Borough of Marysville, known as the home of the Rockville Bridge and the historic Marysville Railroad Station (now Blue Mountain Outfitters Paddling Shop.)...moreless

  • Water View:

    The cottage overlooks the Susquehanna River, including views of the historic Rockville Railroad Bridge, and the Dauphin Narrows at the base of Second Mountain....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The cottage is located on the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River adjacent to a paved boat ramp, and is part of the Susquehanna River Water Trail....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking


  • Dining:

    Dining table with seating for 6 adjacent to kitchen. Picnic table on deck just off kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air throughout cottage; ceiling fans in most rooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size dryer, dryer sheets, laundry basket, and folding table provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heat provided in cool season. Electric space heater provided for lower bedroom during cool season....moreless

  • Internet:

    Secure Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding provided for both beds and futons. Sleeping bags and pillows provided for use on the two cots....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room with sectional sofa, coffee table (refinished trunk, with storage inside for throws & pillows), recliner, flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD, table & lamp....moreless

  • Parking:

    Outside parking for 2-3 small or 2 larger vehicles. Room to park below for boat & trailer (4-wheel drive suggested if towing trailer & boat)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided for 4 people, as well as beach towels for use at the river....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine; laundry soap provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Programable counter top coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All necessary pots, pans, dishes, glassware and cutlery provided, as well as a crockpot....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A recently renovated kitchen/dining area provides seating for 6....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Counter top microwave oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric full size oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, paper towels, zip lock bags, garbage bags, spice assortment, coffee, sugar, tea, creamer, and many other provisions....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side, with ice maker. Brita water filter pitcher provided in fridge for drinking water. Many basic condiments provided....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Range, 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    2-Slice counter top toaster....moreless


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around deck on main floor; patio on lower floor....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals are available in the immediate area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn leading to riverside (Recently reseeded; will be finished Spring of 2016.)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Weber propane grill provided, with extra propane tank and grilling accessories....moreless



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30 night min stay

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Waterfront Tavern
23 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Millersburg Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Clubs at Colonial Ridge
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Keystone Services
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 81
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waterfront Tavern
22 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Roundtop

Car: Necessary

Located along the Susquehanna River, the cottage is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and just plain relaxing! boat rental is available just up the road, and local fishing guides can help you find small mouth bass hiding places.

Antique hunters will enjoy checking out the various antique shops throughout Perry County, which can be done in conjunction with visiting the many covered bridges as well. And don't forget the wineries; Perry County has two of their own, and there are many others within a short distance of the cottage. (Hint, if the Ferry Boat is running, you can visit Hunters Valley Winery in Liverpool, then catch a ferry ride across the river to Millersburg, home to the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art.)

Looking for exciting night life? Check out Harrisburg's Restaurant Row. Love chocolate? Hershey is only 20 minutes away! While there, check out the beautiful Hershey Gardens and Zoo. And speaking of zoos, the animals are up close and personal at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, across the river in Halifax.

History buffs will want to check out Fort Hunter Mansion & Park, across the river from the Cottage, the National Civil War Museum, National Firefighters Museum, and of course the State Museum of Pennsylvania, all a short drive away in Harrisburg. And don't miss a trip to the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle; it's fascinating, and free!

If you have kids along and encounter a rainy day, check out the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in downtown Harrisburg, which also includes a planetarium and theater, or take them to Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown; the weather's always the same underground! When the sun comes out again, check out City Island in Harrisburg, where they can play water golf, hit baseballs, and play in the playgrounds. If the time is right, you might catch a baseball game also.

Or visit Little Buffalo State Park in Newport, featuring hiking trails, a working grist mill, lake, and huge swimming pool; all at an affordable price.

Keep an eye on events at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex as well for things to do. Popular events include the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January, Great American Outdoor Show in February, Pennsylvania Home Builders Show in March, and many other events throughout the year.

Car buff? The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey will blow you away! And we're not too far from Carlise Events; home to a multitude of car shows throughout the year.

If skiing's your thing, Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in the winter, along with a summer program featuring OGO ball rides, zip lines, bumper boats, chairlift rides, and a canopy tour.

Whatever you choose to do, know that your cozy cottage is waiting, with a spot on the patio or deck to chill out and enjoy the view of the river!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We own Blue Mountain Outfitters, a specialty canoe & kayak shop just up the hill from the cottage. We've been fascinated with paddling all our lives, and decided to make it not only our passion but our livelihood. When we got the opportunity to purchase this cottage adjacent to the boat ramp we use for our business, it clicked. We look forward to sharing our cottage and the Susquehanna River with you!

Why the Owner Chose Marysville, PA, USA:
Access to the river for paddling, boating, and fishing. Within walking distance of a great tavern for drinks and meals. Close enough to Harrisburg, Hershey, and Gettysburg to enjoy all the favorite getaway spots, but quiet enough to chill out afterward.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We initially chose this cottage because of its proximity to the boat ramp in Marysville, which made it an asset to our Paddle Sports business. Once we bought and rehabbed it, we realized we had a place that would appeal not only to paddlers and fishermen, but to the general public as well. Our location, close to Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Carlisle and Gettysburg, is prime for all visitors, while being affordable. We hope you agree!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Susquehanna River Cottage

    Susquehanna River Cottage

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen with MWO, blender, fridge w/ Ice Maker, Coffee maker, & toaster

    Kitchen with MWO, blender, fridge w/ Ice Maker, Coffee maker, & toaster

  • Upper bathroom, Small, but everything you need!

    Upper bathroom, Small, but everything you need!

  • Lower Bedroom

    Lower Bedroom

  • Upper deck, outside bedroom

    Upper deck, outside bedroom

  • Patio Outside Lower Bedroom

    Patio Outside Lower Bedroom

  • Susquehanna River Trail Access and Boat Ramp, adjacent to the cottage

    Susquehanna River Trail Access and Boat Ramp, adjacent to the cottage

  • Lady Liberty at the Dauphin Narrows, above the Cottage

    Lady Liberty at the Dauphin Narrows, above the Cottage

  • Great Egret

    Great Egret

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding just north of the Cottage

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding just north of the Cottage

  • Susquehanna Small Mouth

    Susquehanna Small Mouth

  • View of the Susquehanna River from the Cottage

    View of the Susquehanna River from the Cottage

  • Living Room, with couch able to sleep 1-2 people in a pinch.

    Living Room, with couch able to sleep 1-2 people in a pinch.

  • Upper Floor Bedroom

    Upper Floor Bedroom

  • Lower Floor Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

    Lower Floor Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

  • HD Cots (500 lbs. capacity ea!) will handle adults, but ideal for kids 'Camp In'

    HD Cots (500 lbs. capacity ea!) will handle adults, but ideal for kids 'Camp In'

  • Patio Outside Lower Entrance

    Patio Outside Lower Entrance

  • Upper deck, outside dining area

    Upper deck, outside dining area

  • Historic Rockville Bridge, as seen from the Cottage

    Historic Rockville Bridge, as seen from the Cottage

  • One of our resident bald eagles

    One of our resident bald eagles

  • Canoeing on the Susquehanna River

    Canoeing on the Susquehanna River

  • Kayaks on the banks of the Susquehanna

    Kayaks on the banks of the Susquehanna

  • Second Mountain, just north of the cottage.

    Second Mountain, just north of the cottage.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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