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Your Country Get Away Awaits in this Modern Creekside Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

A Mountain Retreat. CreekSide/TrailSide Cottage, Modern Kitchen/Bathroom

Charming Creekside cottage along a beautiful part of Pine Creek. Direct access to the 62 Mile top ranked Pine Creek Rail Trail (USA today Ranked one of the Top Ten Places to Bike Ride). Watch Bald Eagles soar above the creek as you enjoy your coffee. Our modern cabin hosts a full gourmet well equipped kitchen with Le Crueset, ScanPans, and all needed utensils to make fun and complete meals. The modern Bathroom features a full Slate shower room and has ample high quality towels for a full family. Our beds all feature high thread count bedding. The living room has a large Mountain stone fire place, a large leather genuine Stickley Settle and Recliner for your comfort. The cabin has full Wifi and a Verizon Cell Network Extender. It also has Direct TV with a large Flat Panel TV and Blu Ray player.

Outside you'll find a large deck overlooking Pine Creek. The deck has a large open area as well as a covered Deck area. Seating for everyone is available on the decks. The outdoor Fire pit is perfect for sitting by the Creek and enjoying a Fire daytime or under a Blanket of Bright Stars.

Walk out the back door to swim, fish, kayak, and enjoy the beauty of the Valley. Out the front door is a short walk to access the 62 mile Pine Creek Rail Trail.

More Details

Doug Kissell
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Doug Kissell

We currently live in Florida but I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania before leaving to become an active Duty Infantry Officer in the US Army. My wife is born and raised in Florida where we now reside. We both work in the Medical Field.

Doug Kissell purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Doug Kissell chose Jersey Mills

I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania(Montoursville) and always dreamed of owing a cottage on Pine Creek Valley. My wife and I fell in love with this specific location Our cabin has all of the charm of a country cottage but is updated with fully modern amenities. We enjoy cooking together so the kitchen is well equipped with a full assortment of high grade pots, pans and utensils for your enjoyment. The Modern Bathroom features everything you will need. The large decks overlooking the creek will offer hours of tranquillity. Our cottage is located on a perfect part of Pine Creek.

What makes this cottage unique

Located directly on a large section of Pine Creek and less than 100 yards for the Rail Trail


Jersey Mills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Modern bathroom with a slate shower area. Set up with 16 full bath towels, additional hand towels. Also there are 6 oversized beach towels for our use
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • One master with a new queen bed. Bunk room features two Bunk sets to comfortable sleep four. The living room Settle pulls outdo a comfortable queen bed as well
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Located directly on Pine Creek and the Pike Creek Rail Trail. One hour from PSU and Beaver Stadium


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Your Country Get Away Awaits in this Modern Creekside Cottage
average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 reviews

Beautiful view everywhere you look :)

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the location. We loved the view and we loved the quiet. A wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much! We’re happy you enjoyed The Thirsty Bear and the Pine Creek Valley
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Kannapolis, NC

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cabin! We did have a few issues, but contacted Doug and he took care of what we needed. This cabin is in a great location right on the creek. The only thing I would change is making it easier to get in the creek, we just went down the road a little ways to get in. I saw a dock there, but with the high water the week before I can understand why it wasn't in the water. The cabin is well stocked and we enjoyed making dinner there daily! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birdsboro, PA

Small taste of heaven on the pine creek!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable cabin is just what you need to unwind and take in all that the pine creek valley can offer you. We've stayed here multiple times. Owners are very friendly and great to work with. Cabin has all of your needs and the best location to boot. Our kids enjoy fishing right from the bank, an easy upstream paddle to the best fishing hole and rock jumping area you can see right from the bank. The yard is spacious for outdoor fun, the deck is perfect to enjoy evenings in the fresh air and the cabin is as cozy as can be.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dillsburg, PA/ USA

Relax and Disconnect in a Gorgeous Location

  • 5 of 5

We somehow managed to book, I think, the one beautiful week of this summer. The area is absolutely gorgeous. Walk the RailTrail from the Cottage north toward Cammel. There are some lovely spots along the way. Now the bad news... if you have AT&T cellphones, there is absolutely no service for 20 miles. The good news... same as above. My son and daughter--in-law contacted their offices and said "Sorry, you're on your own" and we had campfires and played cards at night with no cellphone interruptions... yay. Check out the Leonard Harrison SP overlooks of the PA Grand Canyon. Plenty of hiking, biking and kayaking. Had a wonderful time !!.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family visited the cabin in July 2018 and loved the experience. The river is right outside your door and the trail is directly on the other side! My husband was out swimming in the river in the evening and a bear came down to the edge of the water for a drink right in front of him! We watched a mother deer and her fawns every night from the deck. We loved the property and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, pa

Great property but needs some love

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed at the pine creek cottage several times now and it is a fantastic location and a great cottage but some time and money needs to be spent to bring it back to the lovely location it was the first trip. Several things were broken or in disrepair, not impacting day to day fun but making it not as nice as prior visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thank You again for visiting us on Pine Creek. I’m sorry to hear everything was. It up to our standards. Marci and I were there on the days prior to your arrival and everything seemed in order. After your stay we had a family friend stay to do some fishing and he noticed the refrigerator door was loose. We had it replaced with a new one the next afternoon. If anything was in disrepair please let us know as we have a local team that can respond as needed. Thank You again DOUG and Marci.
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Nearest Airport
62.6 Miles
University Park Airport, State College PS
Car: recommended

Charming Creekside cottage updated with all modern necessities. Fly fish on Pine Creek and Slate Run. The cottage is located on the Pine Creek Rail Trail. Kayak on the creek, bike the trail, hike the surrounding mountain trails and enjoy dinners at the many local pine Creek Resturants. You can fish in the back yard, bike and hike from the front.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Property Damage Protection $59

Weekend and short stay rates available upon request. Full week stays take priority

Can be rental along with our other Cabin, located next door, at a group rate for larger reunions etc

Please contact me for details and availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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