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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful 1600 Square Foot 4 bedroom home with Beautiful Views

The house sits on a beautiful 40 acre setting located just 5 minutes from downtown Mansfield, PA and less than 15 minutes from Historic Wellsboro, PA. The Carriage House has beautiful views of protected wetlands where there are migrating Canadian Geese, thousands of croaking peepers, wild turkeys, deer and black bear. Sitting on the front porch, looking at the tranquil setting will feel like days gone by. There are many places to wonder and explore on the estate….

The adjacent Country House is located on the property and the 2 homes located near each other can both be reserved to accommodate large groups comfortably. The tranquil setting is wonderful for children…ideal for sitting around the campfire in Adirondack style seating, star gazing, roasting marshmallows, catching lightening bugs, grilling out, picnic lunches and enjoying time with family and friends while having all the wonderful things to do in Tioga County in your back yard. The Estate is a perfect location for a large family get-a-way, a reunion or a corporate retreat when you rent both homes for a total of 9 bedrooms.

More Details

David and Rachel Tews
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About David and Rachel Tews

Rachel and David Tews - Proprietors

We opened our home as a vacation rental in 2009. We moved to another home and decided to turn it into a vacation rental rather than sell the property. My husband and I both own other businesses in downtown Wellsboro, PA. I am the owner of The Fifth Season, a women's boutique and home furnishings store. (Stop by and visit the store, especially if you love the design style and decor in the homes.) My husband is a partner in a telecommunications company called Indigo Wireless. We are very active in our community and are often found working on one of our many charity or philanthropic ventures.We are the proud parents of 4 children. 2 older boys one who lives in Scottsbluff NE and one who will soon be graduating from University of Pittsburgh. We have 2 young girls, one who is 4 and one who is 7 who love attending Montessori and doing dance and gymnastics and performing in shows.

David and Rachel Tews purchased this house in 2004

Why David and Rachel Tews chose Mansfield

My husband purchased the property in 1997 and raised his 2 older sons in the Country House. They were animal lovers and had a Noah's ark of rescued animals living on the property which is perfectly conducive to many animals with the large open pastures and nostalgic renovated red roofed barn. There are still 2 donkeys that live on the property. (called Peter and Buckwheat) He built the Carriage House in 2004 where he had offices for his business in a Feng Shui design. We converted the house from an office/relaxation space to a Vacation Rental in 2006 when my husband and I met. We decided we needed to live in Wellsboro to be closer to our other businesses. Rather than sell the home we decided to turn it into a vacation rental and share the beautiful setting with others.

What makes this house unique

Our property is a beautiful 40 acres that sits across from a protected wetland. It is a very peaceful oasis to visit when you are looking to get-a- way from the fast paced life of the city and suburbs. If you love a beautifully decorated home with all the modern amenities this is the home for you. The homes are decorated in the lovely 'Fifth Season' style.


Mansfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Walk In Shower and separate Whirlpool Tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Full bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Hoping to book again for next year!!

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient to Tioga. Very relaxing and peaceful. Hope to book next November 16-22, 2018 for six nights. Thanks again. Ron Stuck

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ron, We look forward to having you back next year!
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Berlin, Barcelona, Milan, London

Country getaway

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriend and I live in Rochester, NY and went down to GAP, PA to pick our new puppy, so we stayed half way down in Mansfield, PA in this home for the weekend. It is in a serene location, not far from Mansfield which has some good breakfast/lunch spots. The house was the cleanest we have ever stayed at - I mean immaculate! The owners do a really great job cleaning. The rooms are amazing, with the master bed being a king size. It's well stocked too; towels, soap, dish washer tablets etc. Lots of wildlife around too; birds, donkeys and ponies. Paradise for us.

The only thing to watch for is there is another rental right next door, and there were college students staying there the weekend we were there, while they were not too loud, they could be heard (revving an engine late Friday night and beeping for some reason), then popping their nosey heads around for a look at who we were on Sunday, without saying a word to us!

Overall, I would imagine it is rare enough to get students as your neighbors; and other than that, we loved this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place in the country

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this place. The owner was nice to work with, the facilities were as advertised, the beds comfortable. We enjoyed being able to bring our dogs.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Mini Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great! We really enjoyed staying at the carriage house. The fridge seemed to have gotten missed for cleaning, so I cleaned the bottom of the fridge and a spot in the freezer (didn’t want it thought we left the stains), but other than that, it was a beautiful home and space! The kids loved the deep set tub, and my husband really loved the rainmaker shower head on the ceiling of the shower. The horses and donkey were a wonderful bonus! Thank you for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and there was plenty of room to relax! The bed was comfy, the tub was relaxing, and the donkey was fun to watch! We would definitely return in the future!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was all we had hoped for

  • 5 of 5

Owners were easy to contact we were able to stay for an additional night. We enjoyed the fire pit along with the animals. The house was spacious for our family. Property is well maintained and took me back in time having been raised on a farm myself. Will consider another stay and let other friends know how pleased we were .thanks again for being family oriented and pet friendly.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Elmira - Corning Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Yorkholo Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Corey Creek
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Tioga County Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 99 (Route 15)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lambs Creek Restaurant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ski Sawmill
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Hills Creek State Park
Car: necessary

Visit the PA Grand Canyon, Bike the Rails to Trails, Raft or Canoe on Pine Creek, Visit Historic Gaslight Wellsboro PA, Visit Cherry Springs State park for amazing stargazing experiences, Visit Corning, NY and shop and dine on Market Street, Visit, tour & blow glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, Visit during Dickens of a Christmas Celebration, Visit during Pennsylvania Laurel Festival, Visit during the Corning Wine Glass Marathon or the PA Grand Canyon Marathon, Visit during Susquehanna Valley Pro Rally - STPR, Visit & Hike Watkins Glenn, Visit during Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, Visit Little League World Series Museum, Mansfield University


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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