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Charming, comfortable, single family Inn/Guest House in Cresson, PA

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Cresson - Mary's Home Away

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, Living room, sleeps 2

Nestled in Cresson, PA, enjoy the entire 2nd floor of the hosts home. Private entrance with all the amenities of your home while you are on vacation. You may cook in the fully equipped kitchen or enjoy local restaurants. You are invited to enjoy our back patio with a picnic table or just enjoy the outdoors and star gazing at night. The queen size bed comfortably sleeps 2 people. Off street secure parking. We are just outside of town in a very quiet neighborhood. We are within 3 miles of St Francis University and minutes from Mount Aloysius College. Rock Run ATV park and Prince Gallitzin State park are within 30 minute drive. Blue Knob Ski Resort is about a 1/2 hour drive. We are located in the West-Central Allegheny Mountains and 'train buffs' love it here. You can visit the observation deck in Cresson, Portage Railroad, nearby Horseshoe Curve, Carney's Crossing or The Altoona Railroaders Museum.

We are 45 minutes from State College and approximately 1 hour from Pittsburgh.

Come for the weekend or the week. If you prefer to stay longer, arrangements can be made with the Owner

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016

About Mary

I was born and raised right here in Cresson, PA. I like to meet new people and build new friendships. My home is your home while you are on vacation.

Why Mary chose Allegheny Mountains

We are nestled between Pittsburgh and State College in the Laurel Highlands. This is a great place for 'train buffs'. Blue Knob is very close for winter skiing. In the summer, enjoy Prince Gallitzin State Park.

What makes this apartment unique

We offer short-term (hotel) living without the commercialism. We are private and quiet. Come for the weekend, week, or longer. You will love our private facility with no noise.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just loved staying here. Everything is so warm and welcoming and spotless! Mary couldn't have been any nicer and is so so accommodating. Thanks so much! We look forward to staying here again
Jun 2015
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Charming, comfortable, single family Inn/Guest House in Cresson, PA
average rating of 4.875 based on 19 reviews

Cozy, clean and safe

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Rick were great hosts. The apartment was very spacious, clean and in a great location. I was visiting my daughter at St Francis and it was less than a ten minute drive to campus. Mary even had a sewing machine I borrowed to make some curtains for my daughter! The kitchen had everything I needed to make some great meals and there were even fresh eggs to buy a few doors down from Mary's! I will definitely stay here again. Thanks Mary and Rick for a great visit.

Karen from Houston

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Great location for St. Francis University

  • 4 of 5

Hosts were very welcoming and rental was very clean. Would come back

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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neat, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The bed is comfortable and the owners are wonderful, welcoming and personable. You have your own little apartment away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cresson stay Sep15

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming; clean & tidy. All needs catered for. We love Cresson; it's a great railroad town. Would definately stay here again & hope we can return on future holidays to the USA.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Wonderfully comfy place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were so delighted with our stay in this cheerful, spacious and clean house. Everything worked and was well cared for; there were lots of charming little details. Mary and Rick were such welcoming, friendly & accommodating hosts. It was a nice neighborhood for taking walks. We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This June we stayed nearly two weeks and plan on returning again next spring. The accommodations were excellent and the host’s are very nice, friendly, down to earth people. The area is nice and quiet and the reserved off road parking is great. If you’re going to be in the Cresson area for a few days, and need a place to stay, I think you’ll be very happy here.

Floyd & Cathy Lacewell

Ajo, Arizona

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Pittsburgh International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cresson Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Altoona, PA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 22
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cresson Springs
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Blue Knob Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Lemon House

Charles M. Schwab Estate

Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

Rock Hill Trolley Musuem

Cresson Train watching site

Gallitzin Tunnels

Flight 93 National Memorial

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (on St. Francis Univ. Campus)

St. Francis University

Mount Aloysius College

Penn State Altoona

Summer thereat at Cresson Lake Playhouse

Johnstown Flood Museum

Prince Gallitzin State Park

Canoe Creek State Park

Altoona Curve Baseball: AA Eastern League

Lakemont Park

DelGrosso's Amusement Park

Rock Run ATV riding

Blue Knob Ski Resort

Cambria County Fair (every September)

Ghost Town Trail

Golf at area courses:

Summit Country Club


Hunting and fishing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cresson, Allegheny Mountains

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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are for 2 people. Additional people are charged $10 per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cresson in Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
Quiet hour is from 10pm to 7am. Plese keep electronics at a minimum volume during this time. NO SMOKING is permitted anywhere inside the building. Many area activities invite muddy or greasy shoes. We ask that guests bring an extra pair of shoes just for in-house use. A surcharge may be levied if grease or mud is tracked in. $10 per night extra for more than 2 people

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