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Fun, Cozy and relaxing, Modernly Updated, Creekside/Trailside Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-4

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 kitchen equipped with up to date pots, pans, utensils, plates etc for and all needed utensils to make fun and complete meals(service for ten is there) The modern Bathroom features a new shower room and has ample high quality towels for a full family. Our beds all feature high thread count bedding. The living room Is Creek facing and full glass to look out onto the creek. The cabin has a large Flat Panel TV and Blu Ray player.

Outside you'll find a large covered porch with chairs overlooking the Creek. 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

Owner / Property Manager
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

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.

Owner / Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Owner / Property Manager 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 covered porch 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:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom with a New Double shower, sink etc. Fresh new towels for 8 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , I bedroom with Casper queen, queen sleeper sofa in LR
  • The Thirsty Bear cottage sleeps up to Four comfortably. The Bedroom has a new (Fall 2016) Casper Queen Bed with down comforters and Eqyptian Cotten Sheets. The Living room also has a new (10/15) queen sleeper sofa. We keep plenty of extra bedding in the bedroom Closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Romantic, quaint yet Modern cottage located directly on A large section of Pine Creek approx 100 yards off the Pine Creek Rail Trail via our grass front yard. You can see both the Creek and Rail Trail from the cottage


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Fun, Cozy and relaxing, Modernly Updated, Creekside/Trailside Cottage
average rating of 4.347826 based on 23 reviews

Great quiet time away!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away. The cottage was well stocked and very modernly decorated. Did I mention it is RIGHT ON THE CREEK! It was awesome to be so close to the creek. We enjoyed the fire pit right off the front porch and a well stocked wood pile. WiFi and cell service was spotty but we enjoyed a reason to stay off our phones. Perfectly secluded- no sounds of the city or road- and no light pollution. The stars were beautiful at night. I loved we didn't have to lug anything except food/clothes/ toiletries. The kitchen had all we needed, the wood pile was stocked, nice comfortable camp chairs for around the fire pit, nice towels-blankets-pillows.

Definitely would come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, and modern cabin on Pine Creek

  • 5 of 5

As advertised. Nice play to stay for a few days. Firewood was high quality. Everything was operational. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a weekend, we really enjoyed our stay at The Thristy Bear! Cabin is comfortable and well appointed with all the comforts of home. Everything you need is provided. An Eagle flew over within the 1st hour of our stay! The fire pit is perfectly situated so you can have a little bon fire and enjoy the view of Pine Creek!! We will be back. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, on the creek and easy access to bike trail

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very well equipped, clean, and cozy. I loved the colors and the modern decor. Owner was very easy to work with and responded quickly to emails. We were very pleased with the location of the cabin relative to the Pine Creek rail trail. The creek right outside the front door, fire pit and plenty of wood were great bonuses! Overall would highly recommend this cabin for a couple looking for a nice weekend get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for bikers but inaccurate description of house

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is beautifully located directly on the bank of the creek surrounded by other vacation homes. It is very quiet during the week because most of the other homeowners only spend the weekend. The cabin is tastefully decorated and clean. There is enough room for 2 people, 3 would be cramped. We enjoyed the closeness to the rail trail for bike rides. We chose this cabin based on the description on VRBO. Unfortunately, some of the information misrepresented reality. We would not have chosen this cabin had we known the following facts: the advertised "queen size bed" is actually a full size bed, measuring 54"x 74" instead of 60"x 80". Very uncomfortable for 2 people. We were also very disappointed that we were not allowed to use the advertised kayaks that were part of the rental. The owner did not disclose this until we called him from the cabin. We could also not use the broken washer and had to go to a neighboring house to do laundry.

Aside from these misrepresentations we were uncomfortable in the cabin during hot weather, especially at night. There is only a kitchen ceiling fan. We recommend you bring your own fan for the bedroom. Also bring a fly swatter! The bedroom had no dresser for clothes and we had to live out of the suitcases. The tap water from the well tasted fine but constantly varied in color from almost clear to dark brown. You might want to bring a water filter. The owner lives in Florida and is only available by phone. When we reported a natural gas odor in the house it took 3 days before his local care taker showed up. He pointed out a flaw with the stove knobs that we were not aware of. However, he did not fix the reported clogged kitchen faucet. In summary, the location is great, the cabin is nicely decorated, but we did not get what we paid for according to the description on VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what we were looking for. Great view and access to pine creek. The cabin was modern and cozy and we didn't lack for anything. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
62.6 Miles
University park

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Damage Insurance $59

Can be Rented Part of a multi unit package for larger family events etc with our other Cabin located next door. Contact me for details.

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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