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Country Vacation Cottages

Country Vacation Cottages


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Welcome... to Country Vacation Cottages

Since 1937, these charming cottages have welcomed travelers to the

historic village of Aaronsburg nestled in the scenic, mountains of

eastern Penns Valley. Our five recently restored, fully modernized,

non-smoking cottages are among the few surviving "Family Cabins"

that once flourished along highways throughout America. The Schafer

family is committed to providing Family-Friendly, comfortable

accommodations and old-fashioned hospitality in a quaint small town

setting. We welcome children in our cheerfully but simply decorated


  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool

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Activity and Interests

Things to See & Do

Sample the Amish & Rural Life

Scenic eastern Penns Valley is the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish Farming Community. East Penns Valley is the home of several Amish sects. Horse-drawn buggies frequently clip-clop past the cottages each day. Visitors can sample

Amish life by visiting nearby farmer's markets and shops where the

Amish make and sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, quilts,

crafts, and furniture.

Shopping, Antiques, Flea Markets

Discover the next family heirloom at the numerous antique shops,

flea markets and quaint country gift shops within a short drive.


* Spend the day FREE at the outdoor heated Pool at Soldiers & Sailors Park just 1 mile away.

* Two of Pennsylvania's most spectacular tourist caves are located

just 10 minutes drive from the cottages- Penns Cave and Woodward


* Two of nature's most beautiful State Parks are nearby. Poe Valley

State Park and R. B. Winter State Park. Both are FREE access and

both feature mountain lakes with beaches for swimming, fishing,

picnic facilities & trails for hiking.

* You have nearby access to Bald Eagle State Forest and the Mid-State Trail.

* Bowling & Billiards can be enjoyed at nearby Millheim Lanes.

* Enjoy a Wine tasting tour at several nearby Winerys.

Tour & Explore

* Just twenty-five minutes away is the city of State College home of

the Main Campus of Penn State University. Visitors are welcome to

explore the campus with its many museums, libraries, cultural

pursuits, and sporting events.

* Take in a concert or show at The Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium or State Theatre. Cottages are available for all sporting event dates including the famous Penn State Nittany Lion football games.

* Sample the delicious ice cream at the University Creamery!

* Downtown State College is a beautiful, vibrant college town with a

dynamic night-life, movie theatres, unique shops and an extensive

variety of restaurants.

* Visit Historic Bellefonte and Historic Boalsburg for shopping, historical museums and outstanding architecture.

Fairs & Festivals

Summer brings many outdoor fairs and festivals to the area.

* JULY: Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and The People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania

Crafts totaling over 500 artisans from all over the country displaying and

demonstrating their hand crafts. Both festivals feature wonderful

performance artists, & musicians as well as award-winning festival


* MAY:

Celebrate Memorial Day in Boalsburg, Pa. Crafts & Antique vendors, Civil War Re-enactments, great food & entertainment. Tour the nearby Boal Mansion and Pa Military Museum.

* Mifflinburg Buggy Days centered around the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, activities include Museum Tours, Skilled Crafters, Entertainment, Vintage

Antiques, Authentic Demonstrations, Tempting Treats, Period

Blacksmith demonstartion, Children's Activities, Buggy Rides and

concerts in the park.


Nittany Antique Machinery Show fires up its engines at Penns Cave. Thousands of

antique tractors and engines are on display for the public and there

are many activities for the whole family. Bring comfortable walking

shoes to browse the gigantic flea market area.


* The Centre County Grange Encampment & Fair in late

August in Centre Hall, Pa. This 130+ year old

traditional county fair is the only tent-camping fair in the USA.

Local families live at the fair all week long and renew old

friendships and have family reunions in 950 tents, 1300 RV's on the grounds. The fair boasts hundreds of concessions, over 7,000 exhibit items, amusement rides, and delicious "Fair Food". The kids will love having an up-close encounter with farm animals including Cows, Pigs, Horses, Sheep, Rabbits, Goats, and Poultry featured in

livestock competitions. Don't forget the tractor-pulling contests!

Top names in entertainment are featured at the FREE grandstand.

There is much more for the whole family!

* Ag Progress Days is Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition. Sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, the event is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Pa. Route 45. 400 exhibitors. Each year, farming families attend this three-day event. Come and learn about the latest innovations in the agricultural industry and spend your day with Penn State Ag educators.

* DECEMBER: Christkindl Market in Historic

Mifflinburg in December. It is Mifflinburg's version of an

authentic German Christmas Market, inspired by the 700-year-old

traditional German Christkindl Markt. This is a festive event for

three days, Mifflinburg's Market Street, with its many churches, is

lined with festive outdoor huts featuring vendors with unique

handmade crafts and traditional Christkindl treats. The air is

filled with the enticing aroma of roasted almonds, hot c


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  • Country Vacation Cottages are clean, casual and
    comfortable, providing all the modern comforts of home in a quaint
    small town setting. They are not ultra-fancy like a B&B nor are they
    primitive like a cabin in the woods.
    Family Reunions and small Retreats:
    Our Cottages are excellent for parties up to 30 guests. Families & groups may rent all five cottages at once. Special arrangements can be made for outdoor picnic canopies, extra tables & chairs, equipment, catering or other services for an additional fee.
    contact us for:
    * The Dicounted Weekly Rate,
    * Off-Season Discounted Rates (November-April)
    * Discounted Business Weeknight Rates
    * Longterm Rental Rates (November-April)
    * Special Event/Holiday Dates may be higher
    * Rates are subject to change
    (8.5% Applicable Sales Tax will be added)
    A $5.00-10.00 surcharge may be added for single night stays or extra persons.

    COTTAGE #1: (2-3 guests)$80.00/night
    Nicknamed "the Fishermen's Cottage", this cottage is popular with fishermen &
    other outdoor enthusiasts. It is decorated in relaxing denim blues
    and has a casual atmosphere for folks on the go. It features
    * 2 single beds in one room,
    * a private bath w/stand-up shower,
    * an efficiency kitchen with a table for two,
    * an under-counter refrigerator with freezer
    compartment, an electric hotplate to cook on
    * a front porch with chairs.
    * Beds can be made into a King size bed and a Cot for one child may be added.

    COTTAGE #2 (4-5 guests)$85/night
    The open layout, many windows and cheery pastel green & white decor make this our most popular cottage. Relax & read the paper on the screened
    side porch or sit under the stars and light a campfire. Recently remodeled this cottage is comfortable, casual and simply furnished for small families or a couple of friends. It includes
    * two double beds in one room,
    * a private bath with stand-up shower,
    * a full eat-in kitchen with full size refrigerator, stove, & oven.
    COTTAGE #3 (2-3 guests)$80/night
    Affectionately called "The Honeymoon Cottage". This is a "cozy cottage
    for two" that is popular with couples who need a simple getaway, it features
    * a queen size bed,
    * private bath w/stand-up shower,
    * efficiency kitchen with table for two, under-counter refrigerator with a freezer compartment, electric hotplate to cook on.
    Cheerfully decorated in pastel green and white with a casual
    atmosphere. A Cot for one child may be added.

    COTTAGE #4 (up to 6 guests)$90/night
    Cottage #4 features
    * 2 separate bedrooms with a double bed in each room
    * Double futon in the livingroom area,
    * Private bath w/stand-up shower,
    * Pat-in kitchen, full size refrigerator, stove, oven,
    * Front porch with chairs
    * Campfire ring.
    * Open kitchen layout features a table for 6, a couch & loveseat.
    * Each bedroom has a closet, and it's own entrance to the bathroom for
    added privacy and it's own exit to the front porch.
    COTTAGE #5 (Up to 10 Guests)
    $150-175/night (up to 6 Guests)
    $190-235/night (7-8 Guests)
    $240-280/night (9-10 Guests)
    If you need a spacious yet private space for your fishing buddies,
    family reunion or small group retreat, this cottage is ideal for
    you. It includes:
    * 3 bedrooms + 2 double Futons in the spacious livingroom. Bedroom #1 has a King size bed plus a twin bed. Bedroom #2 has
    2 double beds & Bedroom #3 has 2 single beds.
    * One private bath with tub/shower combo
    * Full size eat-in kitchen w/ refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher.
    * Large semi-finished basement can be set up with tables & used for meetings/gatherings
    * Outside there is a picnic table, campfire ring
    * Front porch with chairs.
    * Upon Request there is a diaper changing table, a high chair, a youth
    bed, booster seats & 2 additional single size inflatable Aerobeds.
    * Open floor plan
    * large front yard that adjoins the playground.
    * Simply furnished with a casual atmosphere that is suitable for small children.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Amenities: All Cottages include the following Amenities: * Towels & Bed Linens, Clock Radio, Soap/Shampoo * Microwave, Toaster, Coffeemaker * Basic Dishes, Pans, & Utensils * Complimentary Coffee and Condiments * Guest-controlled Heat and A/C * Cable TV & DVD Player * Wireless Internet Access * FREE passes to nearby Heated, Outdoor Public Swimming Pool (seasonal) * Board Games & Yard games for use during your stay (upon request) * Guest Recreation Guide, which includes driving directions to all local recreation, attractions and restaurants as well as information about the local Amish communities. * Special arrangements can be made for dinner reservations, fresh flowers, Birthday Cakes, a continental breakfast basket, Amish baked-goods or snacks, or any other special items you might require for your special occasion stay. Reasonable fee will be charged.
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