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A perfect getaway for a quiet weekend in the county. Previously a church, this space offers all the quiet charm of Central PA with gorgeous views of Penns Valley. Near to charming Millheim. State College is a scenic 30 minute drive. The house is stocked with fun oddities, local art, and plenty of curiosity cabinet books. This area is great for hiking, cycling, hunting, and world class fly fishing. A fee of $50 is charged for all pets.

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You are looking at a 170 year old church located in Spring Mills, PA about 30 minutes from State College, and within easy reach of Millheim and Lewisburg.

This historic building is a former church built in 1848. Each morning light shines through the large, antique stained glass windows, as the sun rises over a spectacular view of the valley. This timber framed church is one of the oldest buildings in the area, and is a local landmark. It was was deconsecrated in 2000. I purchased the property in 2013, and began converting it into a home, and I am very pleased to be able to open the space to share with guests.
Inside the interiors are bright, open and contemporary. The church is comprised of a large open plan living/dining room and two bedrooms, plus a lovely secluded sleeping area in the main space. There is a futon in the sitting area as well, so we can accommodate 8, and arrangements can easily be made for additional bed space.
There is a light filled full bathroom with a shower and large clawfoot bathtub, the kitchen is fully equipped, the dining table can seat 10 (additional tables and seating are available upon request), and in the comfortable sitting area there is a large screen television with dvd player, and stereo system. I have lived in this space with my young daughter, and I consider it to be very kid friendly; the cardboard castle is usually quite popular!
The open floor plan is very flexible, and the arrangement can be modified to meet your needs.
There is a chimnea in the side yard under the shade of two lovely maple trees for fires.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed


Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, United States

If you're interested in a quiet country get away, The Church is located in the heart of Penns Valley, which boasts unparalleled rural beauty, and boundless opportunities to enjoy the setting. Penns Creeks' world class trout fishing is just two miles away, and a local fly fishing shop offers guides, and information for seasoned anglers, and newbies alike. The creek is also fantastic for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Incredible hiking and biking are right around the corner in Bald Eagle Forest, and road bikers will find seemingly endless route options. Amish buggies pass the church frequently, and the country roads wind through some of the most bucolic scenery central pennsylvaina has to offer.
Just a few miles east of the Church lies Millheim, home to a local brewpub serving great beer and food, and hosting live music, a charming coffee shop, farmers' market, grocery store, and art gallery featuring the work of many local artists. Woodward sports camp is just a 15 minute drive away.
Visit State College just 30 minutes west Home to Penn State University, and dozens of other attractions including excellent shopping, great restaurants cultural events, art museum, and a fantastic arboretum.
Lewisburg is a beautiful 45 minute drive away. Lewisburg is a charming small town, and the home of Bucknell University. Stroll historic streets, enjoy the local restaurants, and dig for treasures in the many antique shops.

Hosted by Mark

Joined in July 2017
  • 97 Reviews
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Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
Pets are allowed
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