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RomanticCreeksideCottage (Walk2Town/Academy)

Mercersburg, PA, USA
  • Cottage2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Recently renovated historic 19th century cottage

Recently renovated!!!


A charming 200-year-old stone cottage and stone barn in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. This historic property is in the heart of the village of President James Buchanan's birth, but is set back from the street in a secluded acre bounded by a creek. Less than two hours from Washington and Baltimore, the cottage is a place to relax and enjoy sunshine, clean air and quiet. The Mercersburg area, set among rolling fields in the foothills of the Appalachians, offers golf and skiing at Whitetail Resort or galleries and performances at Mercersburg Academy.


The property is walking distance to Flannery's, James Buchanan Pub and Restaurant and the Mansion House.


The property has planted flowing trees, perennials, groundcovers and hundreds of bulbs to create a secluded park-like setting. The property is bounded in back by Johnston Run, a creek enjoyed by ducks and geese. A patio connects the cottage with the barn and with the guesthouse. A deck further back, with natural shade, is nestled among plantings.


Sleeps 8 adult guests and 4 children - access to the entire cottage with a King Bed, Queen Bed as well as a Queen Sleeper Sofa. Extra bedding available for children, if needed, on 2 air mattresses with a Graco pack-n-play for our littlest guests. Cottage has TV, Comcast cable and WiFi. The main cottage sleeps six guests (3 couples), but we also have a private bungalow with a full size futon and TV with Comcast cable service available for an additional $50 per night.


No pets allowed, sorry!

Why we bought the property:

As soon as we saw the pictures of the house online, we knew we needed to buy it. We always wanted a stone home and loved the look of the house. The property is very relaxing and peaceful! When we are not renting our home, we are enjoying using it. We love skiing and boarding at Whitetail Ski Resort and love frequenting Flannery's and James Buchanan Restaurants. Every season brings new flowers and animals around the property. We have ducks in the creek behind the property and there are plenty of beautiful birds.


Unique Benefits:

Private beautiful property walking distance to town and within 10 minute drive to Whitetail Mountain. Fully stocked kitchen, dining area is perfect for entertaining and family fun! Enjoy and unwind for a weekend getaway!



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Owner

Spring has arrived at our enchanted cottage. The flowers are beginning to bloom around the property. Life is stirs around the babbling brook at the rear of the grounds as the ducks swim in the cool water... In short, come and enjoy the serene, secluded grounds of our historic cottage and the charm of Mercersburg!

Why Owner chose Mercersburg

We love it and our guests love the cottage as much as we do. Here's what they have to say: The property manager was very communicative and hospitable and the property was immaculate - our children lived the stream. This was a great base camp for our weekend - will definitely return. -Andrew Spent two nights in Amrie's cottage over MLK weekend. A completely renovated space that preserves enough of the original cottage to make is extremely special. Especially appreciate all the original hardware and wide-planked floors! Big, fully-stocked kitchen, two full baths and plenty of room for six. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away...can't imagine how lovely the stream-side property is in the spring/summer. Whitetail Resort was an easy drive. I would definitely return. - Lisa We really enjoyed the weekend at the cottage -- it was very beautiful, and we had such a nice time away from the city. What a nice getaway. We think that the host had a really strong attention to detail. It felt a little bit like coming home, and the place was very clean. - Jonathan We spent a lovely long weekend in Amrie’s Old Stone Cottage. The place is beautiful, quiet, comfortable, and it’s only a very short drive to Whitetail Ski Resort. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back! - Brian Mercersburg is a lovely town with good dining options in a rural setting. Andrew's property is truly unique just a block from main street. The location and house was very comfortable for my weekend visit with my sister's and her family. Our stay was too short to fully enjoy the area, but spending time at the house was more than adequate for a really memorable stay. We particularly enjoyed walking the town, chatting on the garden swing, the sound of rain on the metal roof and making an attempt at fly fishing in the stream at the back of the property. Andrew made sure we had all we needed and more for a comfortable stay in a relaxing minimalist setting. We have found a gem

What makes this Cottage unique

As someone who lives in the DMV area, the bungalow was the best location for a quick get away ski weekend. Not only was the Ski Resort a quick 15-20 minute drive, but the bungalow was the ideal place to stay. The cottage had everything we needed: ample space, a full kitchen, WiFi/cable and picturesque views. - JD Completely private cottage and property near unending possibilities for year-round outdoor activities. Such attractions include the Buchanan and Tuscarora state forests, the 38 mile Tuscarora trail and Whitetail Ski Resort, a 4-season resort.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Sleeps 8 adult guests - access the entire cottage with a King Bed, Queen Bed as well as a Queen Sleeper Sofa. Extra bedding available for 4 children, if needed, on 2 air mattresses with a Graco Pack-n-Play for our littlest guests. Cottage has TV, Comcast cable and WiFi. The main cottage sleeps six guests (3 couples), but we also have a private bungalow with a full size futon and TV with Comcast cable service available for an additional $50 per night.


      • 2 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Great history of Historic Mercersburg. Click on the URL below: www.livingplaces.com/PA/Franklin_County/Mercersburg_Borough/Mercersburg_Historic_District.html
            • Resort
              Whitetail ski resort open https://www.skiwhitetail.com
            • Water View
              Stream runs through back yard


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wood Stove
                          Beautiful wood burning stove with glass front to watch the fire burning within.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Keurig machine (coffee, tea and hot chocolate)
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked kitchen with a Keurig machine (coffee, tea, hot chocolate), outdoor grill and dinning area are perfect for a romantic getaway or family fun!
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Music Library
                                      Speaker system with iPod loaded with over 5000 songs of all genres
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Speaker system with iPod loaded with over 5000 songs of all genres
                                    • Television
                                      Apple TV


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          nearby at Whitetail Resort https://www.skiwhitetail.com/
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          nearby at Whitetail resort https://www.skiwhitetail.com/


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hunting
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling


                                                                • humidifier in master bedroom upstairs.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  10 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Fun time

                                                                  Evan M.Washington, DC

                                                                  Stayed the weekend with friends for a ski weekend. The place was great, bungalow out back was a nice addition for a little privacy for one of the couples.

                                                                  Perfect, quaint and peaceful

                                                                  Alexis K.

                                                                  Our family vacation was made better by this simple stay. We had 4 adults, 2 kids and plenty of space.

                                                                  cozy base for skiing Whitetail

                                                                  Alison P.

                                                                  Cute and comfortable. Nicely kept.

                                                                  Peaceful weekend getaway

                                                                  Margaret W.

                                                                  Fun visit to a bucolic part of Pennsylvania. Comfortable beds, easy access, and a lovely stay.

                                                                  Comfy property

                                                                  Rebecca Y.

                                                                  Our family of 4 enjoyed our time

                                                                  It was great! Nice place, cozy and very private.Had a very well equipped kitchen.

                                                                  James M.

                                                                  It was a great place. Cozy and very private.


                                                                  Mercersburg, PA, USA

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