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Country Vacation Cottages

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

5 Cottages Near Penn State University

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


More Details

Daryl & Deborah Schafer
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2016



Nearest Airport
28 Miles
University Park Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Elk Creek Cafe
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Mountain View Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Elk Creek Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Tussey Mountain Ski Area
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Enjoy a Hand-crafted Beer at Elk Creek Cafe.

* Enjoy a Whoopie Pie and Pumpkin Roll from the Amish Bakery.

* Hike, Bike or Fish along Penns Creek.

* Sit on the front porch and watch the Amish Buggies go by.

* Go Golfing at one of the many unique courses in the area.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Picnic/Swim at Poe Valley State Park or R.B. Winter State Park.

* Get a Giant Ice Cream Cone at Burkholders Country Cafe.

* Visit Local Amish Businesses & Country Stores.

* Spend the Day FREE at the Pool.

* Hike, Bike or Fish along Penns Creek.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Tour Penns Cave and Woodward Cave.

* Spend the Day at Penn State University.

* Year Round activities at Tussey Mountain Ski Resort.

* Spend the day at DelGrossos Amusement Park/WaterPark.

* Eat at Country Cupboard Restaurant.

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


Rates & Availability

Aaronsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 6 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.5%

RATES LISTED ARE BASE RATES (April-October). Contact us for: Discounted Weekly Rate, Off-Season Discounted OR Longterm Rental Rates(Nov.-April), Discounted Business Weeknight Rates, Special Event/Holiday Rates, Rates are subject to change.
Add $10-20 for single night stays or extra persons.
COTTAGE #1 & #3: $85.00/night (Each Accommodates 2 guests)
COTTAGE #2 $95.00/night (Accommodates up to 4 guests)
COTTAGE #4 $110.00/night (Accommodates up to 6 guests)
COTTAGE #5 (rate based on # of guests, accommodates up to 10 guests)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Aaronsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
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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