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Relaxing Cozy Family Cottage in Mt. Gretna/Hershey, Pennsylvania

Bedrooms 5
Space 185 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 3 Full Bath Cottage W/Parking For 4 Vehicles. Linens, towels included.

One Fine Landing is a newly remodeled 2000 sq. ft. 1905 vintage cottage with all the modern comforts of home. This cottage underwent a full restoration from 2011 to 2014 and is now fully restored. Three sides of the cottage with it's large wrap around porch face quiet un-drivable streets. Dine on the porch or along side the cottage with umbrellas and tables and chairs that seat 12. Parking for 4 vehicles is in back of the cottage off of 3rd. street. This cottage has central air-conditioning and central gas heat for your comfort. One Fine Landing has 5 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed. Bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 have queen size beds. Bedroom 5 can be a single trundle bed, two twin beds or placed together to make a king size bed. 3 new full baths occupy this cottage. 2 baths boast walk in Roman showers and the 3rd bath has a claw foot tub with shower ring. The kitchen comes with all appliances and a commercial gas Thermador stove. Linens and towels are provided along with full use of the high efficiency washer/dryer. Also please see our other cottages at #4005531"While We're At It" and #4257448 "Why Not?"

Bob & Tammy Travitz
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Bob & Tammy Travitz

Tammy & I live just north of Hershey and have lived here all of our lives. Tammy just retired as a middle school math teacher and I'm winding down my career as a Delta Airlines pilot. Both Tammy and I used to come to Mt. Gretna as kids. Tammy's family came for the ice cream at the Jigger Shop, I came to sit at the Mt. Gretna Tabernacle for the Methodist revivals. Guess who has the better memories! When we had kids we'd bring them to Mt. Gretna to enjoy the Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach, the Jigger Shop, the musicals at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse and bicycle ride with them on the rails and trails that goes through Mt. Gretna. After they were off to college we were looking for something to do and came up with the idea of buying a cottage in Mt. Gretna to maybe retire here someday. After 2.5 years restoring this first cottage ("One Fine Landing") the restoration bug bit us and we subsequently now have 3 restorations under our belt, "One Fine Landing," While We're At It," and now "Why Not." We now are going to take a break and just enjoy using them ourselves and renting our cottage homes to folks who want to experience the charm of this village we call Mt. Gretna. However there is this cottage on 2nd street......

Bob & Tammy Travitz purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Bob & Tammy Travitz chose Pennsylvania

This property was in a great location on two non-drivable streets which afforded us privacy and quiet porch relaxing. Also this cottage home has parking for 4 cars behind the cottage which is rare here in Mt. Gretna. Lastly the cottage has 5 bedrooms and we foresaw the ability to add 3 full baths during the renovations.

What makes this cottage unique

It's in the heart of Mt. Gretna Pennsylvania where people can enjoy all types of music, plays, musicals, kids programs and wonderful local restaurants. Even though we have a great tree canopy that keeps the area cool, the cottage has central air for those occasional dog days of summer that you sometimes get here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Also this is the only cottage in Mt. Gretna that has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths.


Mount Gretna Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled Roman walk-in shower with double granite top vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot tub with granite top double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 1st floor tiled Roman walk-in shower with bowl top vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Vaulted ceiling w/fan, dresser, chaise, antique desk, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Trey ceiling w/fan, dresser, rocking chair, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Craftmatic Bed, Tray ceiling w/fan, dresser, chair, closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Vaulted ceiling w/fan, dresser, bench, lrg. mirror, closet
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be made into King bed or single bed.
  • All bedroom linens and towels are provided. Heated blankets are provided in winter for cozy comfort. In summer beach towels are provided in upstairs hall closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Relaxing Cozy Family Cottage in Mt. Gretna/Hershey, Pennsylvania
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Love Gretna

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 2 restful weeks in the beautiful Mt Gretna cottage and look forward to next year

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joanne, Thanks for your nice review. Yes sitting on the porch and just relaxing is one of the very nice things about staying in Mt. Gretna. Sitting on the porch having a glass of wine and chatting with folks who pass by are one of our favorite things to do. We'll see you next year! Thanks for staying with us again. Bob & Tammy
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Quaint, quiet, and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. There was plenty of room for 7 of us. The house has a perfect mixture of the original structure with high quality modern fixtures and furnishings. The neighborhood is nice, clean and quiet and the house was very clean. If we are ever back in this area we will definitely try to book this property again.

The only problem I had had nothing to do with the house itself. The neighborhood was obviously built before there was traffic so the "streets" are just narrow paths snaking around the houses. It's not a big deal unless you are driving a very large extended conversion van like we were. We got in and out several times without incident but it took surgical precision every time!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Thanks for that nice review. We pride ourselves in having clean modern cottages but contain that "special" Mt. Gretna" Charm. You are correct. Mt. Gretna has a history that dates back to 1892 before automobiles were used for transportation. Back then you got dropped off at the Mt. Gretna train station and walked to the park and cottages. Now we have narrow winding streets with big tall pines and only the odd streets are drivable. However that is what makes Mt. Gretna special; close neighbors, winding walking/driving streets and old tall pines. Every season we have folks who decide to ignore the "Pedestrian Only" signs and end up trapped on a walkway because they were following their GPS. I've backed up many a car getting them out. Many cottages here do not even have parking because they are on non-drivable streets. Having parking for 4 cars at "One Fine Landing" is a luxury here in Mt. Gretna. When we were renovating "One Fine Landing" we contracted to have the cottage insulated with the new foam insulation. I have pictures of a large truck and a 48' trailer parked behind the cottage. Many bets were placed on how he was going to get it turned around and out of Campmeeting. He was a pro because he made it out easily and without a scratch. Again thanks for that nice review and have a great summer. Bob & Tammy
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A five star plus rental

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 enjoyed a very comfortable week at One Fine Landing which had a vintage decor and all the updated amenities one could want. A fantastic home.

The Mt.Gretna area was very scenic with allot of history. And a good center for all our daily trips.

We would enjoy a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Thanks for that nice review. We always aim for a 5 star review so thank you for that 5+. Hopefully we'll be able to meet you when you return to Mt.Gretna. Have a great spring and summer. Bob & Tammy
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Beautiful Cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cabin to spend some quality time away from daily life. Place is as described and very hospitable. Unfortunately we were there for a wedding nearby so didn't really get to enjoy all the perks came with this place. Will keep this place in mind for future. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that nice review of our cottage "One Fine Landing." Hopefully you can return in the summer when all the activities are open for you to enjoy. We're excited about upcoming new events playing at the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Tabernacle like "Larry McKenna's New Voices Cabaret" from Philadelphia, and local talent for the "Heritage Festival." Have a great summer and hopefully we'll be able to meet you when you return. Bob & Tammy
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Great place in Mt. Gretna!

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect place to gather our family for a surprise weekend for my husband's 60th birthday. There were plenty of bedrooms for all 9 of us, and the place was very clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Bob & Tammy couldn't have been any more helpful - they even gave a little hand in pulling off the surprise by helping me find a hiding place for some of my stuff. :) Thanks so much, Bob & Tammy, for helping make our Mt. Gretna weekend one to remember!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that nice review of "One Fine Landing." I'm glad we were available to help in your birthday party surprise. We always enjoy meeting folks who stay here in Mt. Gretna. Have a great summer!
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One Fine Landing is One Fine Place!

  • 5 of 5

Warm and cozy as well as clean and spacious, this house has everything to make a family vacation or getaway perfect. Nestled in a unique community and lovingly restored, it offers 3 beautiful bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, fabulous porches, large bedrooms and, most of all, the opportunity to walk, sit, talk and reconnect. Just the right balance of modern and antique here to make you feel as if you have been somewhere magical. Owners are a dream to communicate with and we could not have been more pleased. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for that nice review. We take pride in offering our guests clean modern cottages that still have that vintage Mt. Gretna feeling. We love it when our guests come not knowing much about the area but leave with the Mt. Gretna experience.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Hideaway Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tree Top Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Elizabethtown, PA, Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pennsylvania Turnpike, Lancaster/Lebanon 266 Exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Hideaway Restaurant
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Roundtop Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach
Car: recommended

Mt. Gretna is a quaint cozy village located in the mountains between Hershey and Lancaster Pa. Relax among the pines while making up your mind about what cultural event to go to next. You might want talk a walk to the Mt. Gretna Playhouse to take in a Musical, or attend the Cicada Music Festival, both of which feature national & worldwide talent. Or you might want to listen to local talent featured in the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Tabernacle. Take a stroll back in time to eat at the famous ice cream parlor called the 'Jigger Shop' or sun yourself at the Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach where you can still swing on ropes and fly into the lake. Hike to Govenor Dick or Bike on the rails and trails. Bring you skates and visit the Mt. Gretna Roller Rink where live organ music is played. Four restaurants are within walking distance and feature a different verity of food and drink. Hershey with its amusement and water park is just minutes away and so is Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair and Mt. Hope Winery is 5 minutes away. Mt. Gretna's location gives you access to all central Pennsylvania has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

$250.00 security deposit required and will be promptly refunded after your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.