3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
Located on a quiet, pedestrian-only walking path named after Otterbein University, known for its strong focus on transforming education and serving the common good – much like Mount Gretna itself! In fact, many streets throughout Mount Gretna were named after Universities – Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Brown, just to name a few.
Ideal location directly overlooking Mount Gretna Tabernacle!
As You Lake It is one of the oldest homes in Mt. Grenta, built in 1895. You would never believe the mix of original and modern used to make this cottage work! Clean and clutter-free! Extensively remodeled in 2022 with modern upgrades – brand-new kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms, hand-polished hardwood floors and new carpeting, light fixtures, and fresh paint throughout. All new furniture and appliances too!
The minimalist features of this cottage bring attention to calmness and simplicity. Reduce stress and relax, finding a sense of order in uncluttered rooms with soft color tones, open spaces, lots of natural light, and comfortable furniture placed with intention.
Direct Check-in with Keyless Entry!
Pillows and Blankets are available in the bedrooms.
Guests must bring their own bedsheets and bathtowels.
Guests may purchase a linen package from Penn Realty, starting at $75.
Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: Single Bed, Trundle Single Bed (loft at the top of stairs with a half-wall along staircase and no door)
Bathroom 1: Full bath on first floor with toilet, vanity, and standing shower.
Bathroom 2: Full bathroom upstairs with toilet, vanity, and bathtub-shower combo.
Washer and dryer are in laundry room off the kitchen.
KITCHEN & DINING:
Completely updated with modern, wooden butcher block countertop and brand-new cabinetry, recessed lighting, extra-large sink, slim Stove/Oven, Microwave, retro compact Galanz refrigerator, Keurig coffee machine, dish sets, silverware, pots and pans, cookware, etc.
Two large windows overlooking the Tabernacle emphasize lots of natural light on the beautiful wood beamed ceiling and brand-new hardwood flooring. Minimally decorated with a modern couch and large Smart TV. Opens into Dining Room with large table for 6. Front door leads directly to wrap around porch. Staircase to bedrooms on 2nd floor has a beautiful antique handrail – a piece originally from a train rode by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
DOG FRIENDLY ($150 additional charge)
FIREPLACE / WOODSTOVE – Sorry, there is no fireplace.
FREE PARKING! Short walk from cottage at the parking lot near the playground on 1st Street or the parking lot near Mount Gretna Fire Hall. Additional parking available at Mount Gretna United Methodist Church.
2-night minimum. 10% discount for stays 7 nights
Absolutely no smoking or campfires. All open flame outdoor burning is prohibited except in an approved grill for purposes of cooking.
Charging of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) at the cottage is not allowed.
Tired of Paying Third Party Fees?
While many of our guests find their first Penn Realty cottage through a third party site, we like to reward our local and repeat guests with the opportunity to direct book with us. Email or call us directly to check availability and book your wonderful stay with us.
About All Penn Realty Properties
Summer vacation destinations don’t get much better. With acres of wooded trails, a beautiful lake and beach, living room-style wrap around porches, amusement parks, museums, antique shopping, and fairgrounds all close by, Mount Gretna provides you the ideal location for entertainment and relaxation.
Less than 30 minutes to:
- Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim
- In the Net, On The Ice, and Paramount Sports Complex in Palmyra
- Hershey Park & Chocolate World
- Adventure Sports
- PA Renaissance Faire & Mount Hope Winery
- Lebanon Expo Center
- Lancaster’s Outlet Shopping
- Amish Country.
The State Capitol Building and Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg are only 45 minutes away!
RESTAURANTS & ATTRACTIONS
Within walking distance to the area’s eateries: Porch & Pantry, Mount Gretna’s Pizzeria, The Hide-A-Way Restaurant for dinner or a night-cap, Timbers Restaurant and Dinner Theatre for a show, and the award-winning Jigger Shop Ice Cream Parlor for a sweet treat.
Enjoy nature and some of Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania’s many activities and attractions:
- Larry McKenna’s Mt. Gretna Summer Concerts are FREE!
- Enjoy Hiking and Biking on the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail
- Miniature Golf
- Governor Dick Observation Tower
- Campmeeting Library
- Two Playgrounds
- Antique Shop
- Mt. Gretna UM Church
- Tennis (please contact Penn Realty for tennis court passes)
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Bird Watching & Wildlife Viewing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- & Much More!
MOUNT GRETNA LAKE & BEACH:
Eight miles of beach and mountain stream-fed lake featuring swimming with floating docks, over-water swings, kayak, canoe, tube & beach chair rentals, play area and snack bar. Beach access not included with cottage rental. The Lake is a popular attraction and has a daily capacity limit. To ensure access during your stay, purchase tickets in advance.
MOUNT GRETNA THEATRE:
America’s oldest summer theatre! Historic, open-air playhouse offering outdoor theatrical productions, musical events, and children’s and family programming. Buy tickets online here.
ANNUAL MOUNT GRETNA OUTDOOR ART SHOW
Surround yourself with art under the trees of old Chautauqua! Considered one of the best shows in the country! Masters in painting, pottery, metalwork, photography, jewelry making, carpentry and more all come together to offer one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. Awarded Sunshine Magazine’s “200 Best” for more than a decade and ranked a top tourist event in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Learn more about the Mt. Gretna Art Show here.
MINIMUM RENTAL AGE:
Penn Realty requires the primary renter to be at least 25 years old at the time of the stay.
Quiet Hours of 10 PM to 7 AM (Monday – Thursday), and 11 PM to 7 AM (Friday and Saturday) strictly enforced. All of Sunday is a “quiet day.”