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Charming Cottage Along Penns Creek, Waterviews, WiFi, Apple TV, Outdoor Fire

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath Cottage/Cabin, Water View, Snuggled Against A Mountainside!

This open concept cottage is the most well appointed rental along the famous Penns Creek. It features three separate bedrooms, two of them in unique loft area. The loft has full height ceilings adding to a spacious feeling. The cottage has the convenience of two baths with a lovely claw foot soaker tub. There are two living room spaces to watch the large screen TV or just cuddle up and read. The cottage has 180 degree views of Penns Creek and Jack's Mountain. Access to the creek is just steps away. A great location for outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking, hunting, hiking, or visiting Universities - Bucknell, Susquehanna, and Penn State. This cottage was totally renovated and the large wood fireplace and open concept give a cozy, relaxing, vacation feel. It also has central air-conditioning for the warmer months.

Kitchen has custom white cabinetry, granite counter tops, and a solid walnut dining kitchen island that will seat five or six. There is also al fresco seating on the stone patio for six. The kitchen is supplied with dishes and cookware, refrigerator, gas stove, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, and farm sink.

The home's focal point is the large wood fireplace. It can be viewed from the living room, kitchen and upstairs bedrooms. There is one downstairs private bedroom with a full size bed. There is a bathroom next to the first floor bedroom. There are two loft bedrooms upstairs with the convenience of a full bathroom in between. One bedroom has a bunk bed perfect for younger ones. The other has a queen size bed. Six can sleep comfortably. The Jack and Jill full bathroom separates the two bedrooms.

The cottage is professionally cleaned and fresh linens are provided for your convenience. For your convenience free WiFi is available. The cabin receives three local tv stations plus Apple TV for streaming or Netflix. Renters bring your apple and Netflix password. The landscaping includes large boulders and a flag stone patio. The location of this cottage/cabin is in beautiful central PA along Penns Creek. The area has lovely mountains and is dotted with picturous farms, rolling hills and babbling streams. The creek and mountain views are beautiful.

*We are really excited about how this cottage has turned out.

Approximate Distances:

Lewisburg and Bucknell a University. 13 miles

Selinsgrove and Susquehanna University 14 miles

State College and Penn State University 47 miles

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Brenda

I am a wife and mother of three active boys who love to fish and kayak in the creek. I am also a school counselor in one of the local schools. I am originally from Levittown, outside of Philadelphia. I attended Neshaminy Maple Point.

I am an HGTV addict which inspired me to take this "too rustic " cabin and make it beautiful.

I attending Bloomsburg University, Indiana University, Bucknell University, and completed my doctorate at Liberty University.

I want all my guests to have a relaxing, comfortable stay.

Brenda purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Brenda chose Pennsylvania

This vacation home is named the 'Bear Den' for a reason.

I purchased this property and had it totally renovated. I walked by it everyday as I walked my dogs and always thought about the lovely view it had. It was an "unkept" cabin and no one had every lived in it. The story of the home is that it was to be college housing at a college in Virginia. It was prefabricated but it didn't make it off the truck properly and the college refused it. A gentleman in Central PA purchased it and put it in it's current location. He began to work on it but could not finish due to a shoulder injury. So, unfortunately, no one got to take advantage of this home and lot. I called him and asked if he wanted to sell and he did.

We named it the 'Bear Den' due to during it's many years of being uninhabited, a mother bear and her cubs hibernated in the crawl space underneath. She surprised some men working on the road one winter. Now her story is legend around the neighborhood. She is still around but don't worry, she hasn't used that space in years and there is a door on the crawl space entry now anyway. We had to name it the 'Bear Den' since she was the first true occupant.

I had everything torn out down to the studs and including the insolation and added a second floor loft to take advantage of the sites. The layout is simple and open while quality construction and furnishings were used.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a lovely country setting along a lazy wide creek in a location with interesting sites to visit. The water view and sounds can be enjoyed on the front porch or by taking a walk along the road. The creek brings wildlife such as the beautiful blue heron and Eagles. It has a relaxing feel but still includes modern conveniences like wifi. Come and sit on the large front porch overlooking Penns Creek.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Cottage Along Penns Creek, Waterviews, WiFi, Apple TV, Outdoor Fire
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

The property was beautifully renovated, and we very much enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the property. It was cozy and peaceful!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday, Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We decided to get away for Thanksgiving and chose the Bear Den, and we are so glad we did. We were a bit apprehensive because we have had some mediocre experiences with Home Away properties in the past--pictures that were obviously taken many years ago and did not reflect current conditions, and places that were listed as "professionally cleaned" but were not clean at all. This is by far the best placed we have ever stayed. The cottage is actually nicer than the pictures, with much care taken to renovate and decorate. The amenities were amazing, and it was CLEAN. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our holiday dinner. My husband loved the big screen TV, and the queen bed upstairs was amazing. We built a roaring fire, with plenty of available wood provided by Brenda. Brenda was an amazing and welcoming host who checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions we had about the property. It was the perfect getaway, and we would highly recommend it. Kudos to Brenda for providing a wonderful get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Brenda's home. We got to meet her and she went over everything in the house for us. I way over packed as she had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The house is so tastefully decorated and very clean. We would definitely recommend her home for your stay in the Mifflinburg area. The area itself is beautiful and the Penns Creek is right across the street which was great as my husband loves to fish!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. It was nice meeting you and your dog 😀 . So glad your husband enjoyed his time fishing along Penns Creek. Hope you can come back again. Brenda
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V clean organized. Great stay.. Totally loved it

  • 5 of 5

V quiet place. V clean and organized. Has backyard with fire pit and grill which your can enjoy. Brenda is v nice and courteous. Totally enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that your family enjoyed their stay! Thanks for the review. Brenda
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A lovely cabin by the creek

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful, with everyone you need! We had a lot of fun taking day trips, and Kayaking on Lake Augusta in Sunbury. Bring your innner tubes! There is public access to the creek 1/2 mile down from cabin, the kids had a ton of fun floating down the creek. Make sure you spend time drinking your tea on the front porch in the morning to catch a view of the heron or eagle!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing about the lake near by. Somehow I forget to mention that to guests. Thanks for the helpful review. Brenda
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect vacation house. It has a great layout for a family and is beautifully maintained and clean. The charming cottage decor is inviting and comfortable. The Penn's Creek location is scenic and peaceful. The house has a great front porch. The Amish girls ride by in their buggies and wave. There are blue heron, geese and ducks on the water. We are happy that we chose it. Thanks for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the helpful review. You described the atmosphere so well. I, too, enjoy the birds on the water and watching the horse and buggies ride by.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Harrisburg, Williamsport, State College
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shade Mountain and Bucknell
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 104. also Rts 11/15
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Carriage Corner
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
State College
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Small creek "beach" and public recreation area
Car: necessary

Close by visits are antique shops, a winery, a pottery, wildlife parks, shopping, Knobels amusement and water parks, and historic sites. A perfect vacation week could included:

Sunday - relax on large front porch and view creek across the country road as Mennonites ride by in their horse drawn buggy on their way to services. Spot from the front porch the wild eagles, turkeys, and blue Herron that make the creek area their home. Visit State Park R B Winter and hike, swim, or bike.

Monday - fish, kayak or tube the famous Penns Creek. Go for lunch at The Fence an outdoor drive-in eatery that overlooks the river.

Tuesday - visit T&Ds Cats of the World, Reptile Land, or Take a safari ride at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Schedule time at the any of the area golf courses, Shade Mountain, Bucknell or Selinsgrove.

Wednesday - hike or bike ride the scenic rails to trials and stop for sweet soft ice cream along the route at The Purple Cow. Swim at any of the three community pools or wade in Penns Creek or visit an amusement park such as Knobels Grove or Hershey Park.

Thursday - take a day to shop at the many antique and specialty shops in Mifflinburg, Lewisburg, or Selinsgrove,. Go for a spa treatment at one of the local spas.

Friday - hike or hunt (seasonal) in the nearby State Game Lands, or ask owner to arrange a authentic horse and buggy ride along Penns Creek (based on availability) from a local Mennonite family. Visit the buggy museum in town. Take in a movie at an old fashion movie theater in Lewisburg or at the cinema at the Selinsgrove Mall.

Saturday - walk to the pottery, or visit the nearby winery vineyards, Shade Mountain Winery, and sample some of the locally made wines. Watch the evening races in the town of Penns Creek

Bike and kayak rentals are in close proximity to cottage. Fitness Center is available in Mifflinburg.

Also Spy Glass winery has summer concert events.

Bucknell University and Susquehanna University are an easy 13 mile drive from cottage. Penn State University is a 1 hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Mifflinburg Cottage Rental Rates

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Jan 2 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Janitorial $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Memorial and Labor Day weekend - 3 night minimum stay.
With owner permission, one dog is allowed at a rate of $25.00 per night or 150.00 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mifflinburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Granite counter with vessel sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub with hand sprayer.
  • Bathrooms on each floor. Upstairs bathroom just completed in October of 2015. This bathroom can be accessed from bedroom 2 and 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms 2and 3 are open loft bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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