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

(35 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 by the wood fire 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 (Jack and Jill bathroom). 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 has an 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 (Mifflinburg) 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
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    I would be happy to recommend activities nearby that children would enjoy. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $50 for a 2-night stay ($25 per night) per pet. $150 for a week stay ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    A few steps to get into property. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Granite counter with vessel sink. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Clawfoot tub with hand sprayer. ...moreless

  • Bathrooms on each floor. Upstairs bathroom just completed in October of 2015. This bathroom can be accessed from bedroom 2 and 3. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blue ray and selection of movies...moreless

  • Games
  • Stereo:

    Can play music through Apple TV system. ...moreless

  • Television:

    3 local stations only in HD Apple TV - bring your apple login - access to streaming, Netflix - bring your login ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few dvd movie selections are available. ...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Situated along Penns Creek. Views of the Creek on three sides from the front porch....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Eat-in kitchen island and outdoor dining patio set. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood burning indoor and outdoor fire circle ...moreless

  • Heating:

    heat pump and open fireplace...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Wash and dry linens before checkout. Owner will make beds for next guests....moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Kitchen:

    Granite and custom cabinetry, eat in island for 6 ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric and convection ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch covered Natural flagstone patio in back...moreless

  • Golf:

    Close by in Lewisburg and Middleburg. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals reasonable and close by ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professional landscaping using natural stone and natural boulders. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Close by in Mifflinburg, Lewisburg, and Middleburg...moreless



from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$169 $189
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Janitorial $43 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


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

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg, Williamsport, State College
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shade Mountain and Bucknell
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 104. also Rts 11/15
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Carriage Corner
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
State College
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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 attended Bloomsburg University, Indiana University, Bucknell University, and completed my doctorate at Liberty University. I want all my guests to have a relaxing, comfortable stay.

Why the Owner Chose Mifflinburg, PA, USA:
This vacation home is named the 'Bear Den' for a reason. I purchased this property and had it completely renovated. I walked by it everyday as I walked my dogs along the creek and always thought about the lovely view it had. It was an "unkept" cabin that no one had ever lived in it. The story of the home is that it was built 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' since 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 now a door securing the crawl space. We had to name it the 'Bear Den' since she was the first true occupant. I had everything torn out down to the studs including the insulation and added a second floor loft to take advantage of the sites. The layout is simple, open and comfortable

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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 beautiful blue herons 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Bear Den Cottage

    Bear Den Cottage

  • Front porch and water view

    Front porch and water view

  • Second sitting area

    Second sitting area

  • Eat-in kitchen

    Eat-in kitchen

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Outdoor eating area and fire circle.

    Outdoor eating area and fire circle.

  • Barn door opening to bathroom

    Barn door opening to bathroom

  • Bunk bed room with cozy rug.

    Bunk bed room with cozy rug.

  • Blue Heron on Penns Creek in front of Bear Den Cottage

    Blue Heron on Penns Creek in front of Bear Den Cottage

  • Open loft

    Open loft

  • Bathroom


  • Water view

    Water view

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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