THE MARTHA FURNACE HOUSE is located just 7.84 miles from Penn State University and 10 minutes from Downtown State College, PA.
"We are thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to stay here!"
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"Perfect place for our family reunion!"
"We had a great weekend in Happy Valley and The Martha Furnace House played a huge part. Everything about the house was great. Very comfortable and spacious. Beds were super comfortable and the kitchen was perfect."
"On Sunday morning when the sun finally came out, it was quite the treat to drink a cup of coffee soaking in the sun at such a wonderful property. "
THE MARTHA FURNACE HOUSE, CIRCA 1831, is a unique historic country Iron Master's home located on 13 wooded acres. This beautiful home has been comfortably restored to include an inviting mix of antiques and comfortable pieces.
Located 7.84 miles from Penn State University, Beaver Stadium, Pegula Ice Hockey Rink, Bryce Jordan Center, and State College, PA. We are also located just a short drive from Marrara's Mountain Lodge. The house is a straightforward and easy drive to all places of interest as well as Penn State University's campus.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING? The house includes all new hotel quality Serta pillow top mattresses and new bedding, triple sheeting, down alternative comforters, linen closet fully stocked with towels, 2 fully stocked kitchens with dishes and glassware, basic cookware and utensils, new stainless appliances in the main kitchen and new appliances in the 2nd kitchen. Your accommodations include an initial stock of laundry detergent, soap, shampoo/conditioner, paper products, coffee, and sugar.
HISTORIC AND UNIQUE: This Iron Master's home, built in 1831 as part of Eagle Ironworks, represents part of the rich history of Centre County, Pennsylvania with direct ties to two of the area's most prominent families. Built by Roland Curtin, father of Pennsylvania's Civil War Governor, Andrew Gregg Curtin, and founding family of the area, it is said that this home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house was also owned by the Moses Thompson family for several generations. Moses Thompson is well known for having given the original land and loan to start the school which we now know as Penn State University.
*5 bedrooms (3 full beds and 2 queen beds)
*Attic sleeping space (2 twin beds)
*4 full bathrooms
*Powder Room on First Floor
*Main kitchen with new stainless steel appliances
*2nd kitchen with new stove and refrigerator
*2 living rooms, each with sectional couches, large flat screen tvs and HD satellite tv with BIG10 Network Channel and HBO
*3 single roll-away cots with new foam mattresses and bedding, and new 2 Serta full-size air mattresses are available for your convenience.
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