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Organic Farm Cottage near Penn State & Grange Fairgrounds

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Great Views And Private Yard, 2 bdrm, 120 acres

2 bedrooms, 1 bath with tub, fully equiped kitchen, large living room and dining area. Very private yard at base of mountain on 120-acre organic farm with fresh mountain spring water, trails and campfire area. Cottage is recently renovated, using non-toxic building materials including zero-VOC paint. During the growing season, guests may have access to fresh vegetables and eggs from the farm.

Leslie Zuck
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Leslie Zuck

We have been farming organically at this location since 1986.

Leslie Zuck purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Leslie Zuck chose Centre Hall

Common Ground Organic Farm features sheep, horses, chickens, dairy heifers, a small greenhouse, pond, hayfields, vegetable gardens and hiking trails through the wooded mountainside.

What makes this cottage unique

It's not everyday you get the chance to experience life on a real farm. Visitors enjoy peacefulness of the forest. Birds and other wildlife are abundant.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Centre Hall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub with new adjustable shower nozzle. Slate floor with heated tiles. Fresh towels and washclothes and plenty of toilet paper provided. Due to 'country plumbing' do not flush feminine hygiene products.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Mountain View - 1 king , 1 queen , Large room with 4 windows, hard wood floors, TV for DVDs
    Meadow View - 1 double , Bedroom is small, one window, hard wood floors.
  • Rollaway cot available for 1-time extra charge $25.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Cottage is suitable for guests with allergies to chemicals and commercial cleaners. We use only non-toxic cleaning products. Bathroom has been recently renovated to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. Cottage is all on one floor with no steps inside or outside.


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Organic Farm Cottage near Penn State & Grange Fairgrounds
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews
Pocono Pines, PA

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

After a fun day at the Blue/White game Leslie's cottage was a wonderful little escape to get away and unwind. It was quaint and quiet. Leslie is a wonderful host who went above and beyond to make sure we had everything that we needed.

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located and quiet. Would definitely recommend for any stay in the State college area.

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, and peaceful. We enjoyed our visit, which was our second stay at the cottage.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great get away!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was simple, but very nice! It's super quiet on the farm and perfect to get away from the busy life. They even had a grill with grill tools to use along with a griddle, kitchen and a full refrigerator. The inside was air conditioned so it was nice and cool when you came back in from being outside. It was perfect for our weekend out with the guys. I would definitely recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage during the Trans-Sylvania Epic mountain bike race. We had 5 people, 4 dogs, and a bunch of bikes. The cabin was very comfortable and clean. Leslie brought us fresh organic asparagus and eggs, and even set up a hose for us to use to clean our bikes! The location was very convenient to the race, but also to State College for groceries or other shopping needs. It was a perfect set up for us to relax and enjoy the area!

  • Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and great host

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property. Don't expect posh but expect quaint. The cottage was just what we needed for a nice weekend.

  • Submitted: 19-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
University Park State College
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Brownie's Tavern
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mountain View
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak, Lewistown, PA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 322
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bella Sicilia, Centre Hall
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Tussey Mountain Ski Area
Car: recommended

Cottage is on a working organic farm.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Centre Hall

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.37
Pet Fee C$32.09
Damage Insurance C$75.74

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Discounts available for military and travelers who wish to supply their own linens and retain trash and recycling. Please inquire directly to owner. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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