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Charming Cottage Along Penns Creek, Waterviews, WiFi, Apple TV, Outdoor Fire

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 bath Cottage/Cabin, Waterview/Access, Snuggled Against A Mountainside

This open concept cottage is the most well appointed rental along the famous Penns Creek in Mifflinburg . It features three separate bedrooms, two of them in unique open loft area. The loft has full height ceilings adding to a spacious feeling. The cottage has the convenience of two baths one with a lovely claw foot soaker tub. There are two living room spaces to watch the large screen TV or just cuddle up by the wood fire place and read. The cottage has 180 degree views of Penns Creek and Jack's Mountain. An additional lot allows renter access to the creek and is just steps away. At the waterside lot there is a fire circle. A great location for outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking, hunting, hiking, or visiting Universities - Bucknell, Susquehanna, and Penn State. This cottage was totally renovated and the large wood fireplace and open concept give a cozy, relaxing, vacation feel. It also has central air-conditioning for the warmer months.

Kitchen has custom white cabinetry, granite counter tops, and a solid walnut dining kitchen island that will seat five or six. There is also al fresco seating on the stone patio for six. The kitchen is supplied with dishes and cookware, refrigerator, gas stove, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, drip coffee maker, and farm sink.

The home's focal point is the large wood fireplace. It can be viewed from the living room, kitchen and upstairs bedrooms. There is one downstairs private bedroom with a full size bed. There is a bathroom next to the first floor bedroom. There are two open loft bedrooms upstairs with the convenience of a full bathroom in between (Jack and Jill bathroom). One bedroom has a bunk bed perfect for younger ones. The other has a queen size bed. There is a privacy screen if more privacy is wanted. Six can sleep comfortably. The Jack and Jill full bathroom separates the two bedrooms.

The cottage is professionally cleaned and fresh linens are provided for your convenience. For your convenience free WiFi is available. The cabin has an Apple TV for streaming or Netflix. Renters bring your apple and Netflix password. The landscaping includes large boulders and a flag stone patio. The location of this cottage/cabin is in beautiful central PA (Mifflinburg) along Penns Creek. The area has lovely mountains and is dotted with picturous farms, rolling hills and babbling streams. The creek and mountain views are beautiful.

Approximate Distances:

Lewisburg and Bucknell a University. 13 miles

Selinsgrove and Susquehanna University 14 miles

State College and Penn State University 47 miles

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Brenda

I am a wife and mother of three active boys who love to fish and kayak in the creek. I am also a school counselor in one of the local schools. I am originally from Levittown, outside of Philadelphia. I attended Neshaminy Maple Point.

I am an HGTV addict which inspired me to take this "too rustic " cabin and make it beautiful.

I attended Bloomsburg University, Indiana University, Bucknell University, and completed my doctorate at Liberty University.

I want all my guests to have a relaxing, comfortable stay.

Brenda purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Brenda chose Mifflinburg

This vacation home is named the 'Bear Den' for a reason.

This cottage has her own story. I purchased this property and had it completely renovated. I walked by it everyday as I walked my dogs along the creek and always thought about the lovely view it had. It was an "unkept" cabin that no one had ever lived in it. The story of the home is that it was built to be college housing at a college in Virginia. It was prefabricated but it didn't make it off the truck properly and the college refused it. A gentleman in Central PA purchased it and put it in it's current location. He began to work on it but could not finish due to a shoulder injury. So, unfortunately, no one got to take advantage of this home and lot. I called him and asked if he wanted to sell and he did.

We named it the 'Bear Den' since during it's many years of being uninhabited, a mother bear and her cubs hibernated in the crawl space underneath. She surprised some men working on the road one winter. Now her story is legend around the neighborhood. She is still around but don't worry, she hasn't used that space in years and there is a now a door securing the crawl space. We had to name it the 'Bear Den' since she was the first true occupant.

I had everything torn out down to the studs including the insulation and added a second floor loft to take advantage of the sites. The layout is simple, open and comfortable. There is a sense of calm in this cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a lovely country setting along a lazy wide creek in a location with interesting sites to visit. The water view and sounds can be enjoyed on the front porch or by taking a walk along the road. The creek brings wildlife such as beautiful blue herons and eagles. It has a relaxing feel but still includes modern conveniences like wifi. Come and sit on the large front porch overlooking Penns Creek.

To add to the beautiful views from the cottage there is now a separate waterfront lot that renters can enjoy. The waterfront lot is deeper than what is right in front of the cottage. This wider lot has a fire circle.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Mifflinburg

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Granite counter with vessel sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , White marble counter top. Clawfoot tub with hand sprayer.
  • Bathrooms on each floor. Upstairs bathroom can be accessed from bedroom 2 and 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedrooms 2 and 3 are open loft bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Charming Cottage Along Penns Creek, Waterviews, WiFi, Apple TV, Outdoor Fire
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews
Whitney Point, NY

Perfect little cottage by the creek! Modern, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely perfect weekend away at the Bear's Den. The house was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. A cozy little cottage away from it all. The cottage is beautifully updated. We loved the fireplace and the TV with the ability to sign into our Netflix account. Brenda was very friendly and gave us some great suggestions for our stay. We would absolutely stay here again and recommend this property. Thank you Brenda!

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to host you again soon. Brenda
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A great place to make some family memories.

  • 5 of 5

Charming is the perfect word for this quiet cottage setting. It is tastefully decorated and was a perfect place for our family to hang out together. Brenda has provided extras such as books and dvd’s to enjoy making it seem just like home. Loved the front porch area-but bring bug spray.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience. The cottage had all the personal touches that provided comfort and peace.

  • 5 of 5

We will return . Brenda makes this a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I hope to have you back! Brenda
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Cozy cottage in the country

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cozy cottage overlooking Penns Creek. It was so relaxing to sit on the front porch and watch the kayaks drifting by! Thank you Brenda!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Painted Post, New York

Comfy, Cozy, Clean and Bright

  • 5 of 5

Our family's second visit to Bear Den - it has become a VRBO favorite. Hard to decide if the best features are indoors or outdoors. Inside is bright, clean, charming and cheery and the out door porch is the perfect place to hang out and watch the river. Back patio area is a great place to gather around the fire pit for smores and laughter.

Can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Valley, NJ

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect! We rented it for the weekend of our son’s graduation from Bucknell. It was nicely renovated and decorated. It had everything we needed and was 20 minutes from campus.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Harrisburg, Williamsport, State College
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Shade Mountain and Bucknell
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 104. also Rts 11/15
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Carriage Corner
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
State College
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Small creek "beach" and public recreation area
Car: necessary

Close by visits are antique shops, a winery, a pottery, wildlife parks, shopping, Knobels amusement and water parks, and historic sites. A perfect vacation week could included:

Sunday - relax on large front porch and view creek across the country road as Mennonites ride by in their horse drawn buggy on their way to services. Spot from the front porch the wild eagles, turkeys, and blue Herron that make the creek area their home. Visit State Park R B Winter and hike, swim, or bike.

Monday - fish, kayak or tube the famous Penns Creek. Go for lunch at The Fence an outdoor drive-in eatery that overlooks the river.

Tuesday - visit T&Ds Cats of the World, Reptile Land, or Take a safari ride at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Schedule time at the any of the area golf courses, Shade Mountain, Bucknell or Selinsgrove.

Wednesday - hike or bike ride the scenic rails to trials and stop for sweet soft ice cream along the route at The Purple Cow. Swim at any of the three community pools or wade in Penns Creek or visit an amusement park such as Knobels Grove or Hershey Park.

Thursday - take a day to shop at the many antique and specialty shops in Mifflinburg, Lewisburg, or Selinsgrove,. Go for a spa treatment at one of the local spas.

Friday - hike or hunt (seasonal) in the nearby State Game Lands, or ask owner to arrange a authentic horse and buggy ride along Penns Creek (based on availability) from a local Mennonite family. Visit the buggy museum in town. Take in a movie at an old fashion movie theater in Lewisburg or at the cinema at the Selinsgrove Mall.

Saturday - walk to the pottery, or visit the nearby winery vineyards, Shade Mountain Winery, and sample some of the locally made wines. Watch the evening races in the town of Penns Creek

Bike and kayak rentals are in close proximity to cottage. Fitness Center is available in Mifflinburg.

Also Spy Glass winery has summer concert events.

Bucknell University and Susquehanna University are an easy 13 mile drive from cottage. Penn State University is a 1 hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Mifflinburg

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
18 Mar 2018 - 14 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Janitorial AU$58.45 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$203.9
Pet Fee AU$67.97

Memorial and Labor Day weekend - 3 night minimum stay.
With owner permission, one dog is allowed at a rate of $25.00 per night or 150.00 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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