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PSU Football Weekends, Fishing, Weddings at McCann's and much more outdoor fun!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A quiet, comfortable country retreat, nestled between two state parks. Located near the Village of McAlevy’s Fort in Huntingdon County, and right next door to the McCann Studebaker Farm, the property borders Standing Stone creek, a great fishing spot, and is 15 miles from State College, about 4 miles from Greenwood Furnace State Park and Whipples Dam State Park. The Creek House sleeps 8-9 comfortably (7 adults, 2 children in upper bunk beds), has a recently updated kitchen, large living room, 2 bathrooms and covered back porch. A picnic pavilion, fire ring and horseshoe pits near the gently sloping trail to the creek give plenty of options for outdoor fun!

Whether you are coming to the area for a Penn State football weekend, gathering friends for a fishing trip or just hoping for a quiet spot to relax and enjoy, The Creek House will provide just what you are looking for!

We are also right next door to the McCann Studebaker Farm and only 2 miles from the McCann School of Art Wedding venue, so if you are planning a wedding or other event, The Creek House is a great place for your guests to stay and be close to the action!

Please do remember - you are coming to the country - bring your sunscreen and bug spray - there are always a few critters around! :-)

Three Bedrooms:

1) master with in-suite bathroom,

2) room with 1 twin bed and 1 set twin bunk beds

3) room with twin over full bunk bed

Bathrooms: 2 full

Beds: 1Q, 1 full with twin bunk over, 1 twin, 1 set of twin bunk beds, 1 full futon in living room

Kitchen: microwave, refrigerator/freezer, gas stove, coffee maker, toaster, blender, plates/cups/silverware, washer/dryer

Other: gas grill, firepit, firewood, pavilion with picnic table, horseshoe pit, fishing creek access, 40” flatscreen TV with DirecTV service, DSL internet and wi-fi;

Please note: we do not allow smoking in the house or on the porches and no pets are allowed; we do have a couple of honeybee hives - in an out of the way corner - you probably will never know they are there and if it's the right time of year, we may be able to give you a small jar of our honey! But if someone in your group is severely allergic to bees, this may not be best choice for you.

More Details

Owner
Dee and Gary Bagshaw
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

About Dee and Gary Bagshaw

We purchased The Creek House in 2014 with the intent to enjoy some quiet country weekends and to have a place for family and friends to stay on football weekends or to enjoy some great fishing and hunting in the area. We wanted to have a place to make some cheese, keep a couple of honeybee hives and enjoy a campfire with friends & family. We are ready to share this quiet little spot and hope you will find a reason to come and stay!

My husband grew up in the Village of McAlevy's Fort, just down the road and I've lived in the area for over 30 years. We love the "University town" of State College, offering lots to do, but always enjoy the quiet of the surrounding valleys. We hope you will enjoy your stay if you choose to come to The Creek House!

Dee and Gary Bagshaw purchased this house in 2014

Why Dee and Gary Bagshaw chose Petersburg

When we first saw this property, we knew it could be a fun place for family & friends. The creek is wonderful and its a quiet, easy to get to spot close to our home in State College. Our kids and their friends enjoy spending time here.

Amenities

Petersburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Full sleeper futon in the living room as well
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Note: we do have 2 honeybee hives - in an out of the way corner - you probably will never know they are there and if it's the right time of year, we may be able to give you a small jar of our honey! But if someone in your group is severely allergic to bees, this may not be best choice for you.

Reviews

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PSU Football Weekends, Fishing, Weddings at McCann's and much more outdoor fun!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
4

Nice, clean getaway....wish the weather was better for our trip!

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to find everything clean, put away, and ready for our stay. Everything was great! The weather was terrible so we didn't get to enjoy the great outdoor space! We would have loved to relax by the firepit or sit on the spacious back deck! A great place to stay, only 25 minutes to Penn State Football Stadium! Please note, if you plan to use the futon in the living room, there are plenty of windows, with little or no blinds, so you will awake with the sunshine.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Creek House - we strive to make our guests comfortable. We wish we had a 'good weather button' - we'd definitely put it to good use :-) We will sure consider putting blinds up - we just like the openness to the outdoors. Thanks for pointing out the early morning light :-) Hope you and your friends will come again when you come for a Penn State football game. All the best, Dee & Gary
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5

Football Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everything was provided that would be needed for a great football weekend. We hope to return to the Creek House when the weather allows us to take advantage of the fire pit and creek in the wonderful backyard.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your friends had a fun, football weekend! Too bad the weather was so cold but yes, please come back and enjoy the firepit and creek at some point :-) All the best, Dee & Gary
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4

Excellent property! Loved the grounds, especially fire pit.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great weekend for PSU game. The grounds are perfect. Loved the fire pit. Inside a little dated (linoleum floors and springy beds) but kitchen was new. Overall, awesome property for football weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your friends enjoyed The Creek House! What a great weekend for a football game with great Fall weather :-) While not new, we always work to make the house clean and comfortable - great that you had a good time! If you are back in 'Happy Valley', please consider staying with us again! Dee & Gary
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5

Very nice place. Every thing was there. Just bring your personal items!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property. Very private and a great country atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had a good time! Come back and stay next time you are headed to Happy Valley! :-) Dee & Gary
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5

I wish the weather was as nice as the house!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed the home and wish the weather would have allowed us to enjoy all the outdoor amenities nearby! I guess it just means we will be planning another trip to stay at the house soon. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and for being such warm hosts. We had a great trip watching our baby brother graduate from PSU!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your time at The Creek House! We wish we had a 'good weather' button :-) This week has been just lovely so you will just have to come back and take some time away again soon ! All the best, Dee & Gary
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a marvelous stay at the Creek House. The home is comfortable and clean. We were pleased with the well-stocked kitchen. The pictures and the listing are accurate. The best part of this property is the outdoor space. It is obvious the owners have lovingly maintained the grounds. It is the perfect place to relax, unplug, and unwind. Another plus is that it is only 15 miles to State College making it a perfect place to stay for events at Penn State.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the weekend and The Creek House! Come again soon! Dee & Gary
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
State College, PA (SCE)
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Many in State College
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Mt. View CC or PSU courses
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Lewistown, PA
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt. 26
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Doan's Bones
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Greenwood Furnace State Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Additional Terms and Conditions

1. HOLD HARMLESS: Tenant and Tenant’s authorized guests agree to hold harmless and indemnify and covenant not to sue Owner or Owner’s agents and representatives for any injuries inside or outside the cabin resulting to Tenant or Tenant’s authorized guests as a result of any outdoor activities and/or interaction with wildlife, including any injuries from fishing, hunting, or use of stairs, decks, or patio or any injuries resulting from tree or rock climbing, use of camp fires in approved fire ring or Tenant’s use of appliances including any use of propane or charcoal grills.

2. USE: The Tenant shall not allow the Property to be used for any business, professional or unlawful purposes. House trailers and recreational vehicles are not permitted on the Property. There shall be no alterations of the Property and no fixtures. The Tenant affirms that he/she is at least twenty six years of age and minors will not occupy the property unless an adult is present. Unreasonable noise or disturbance by the Tenant may result in immediate eviction.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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