Vintage Schoolhouse Loft w/Private Entrance + Bath


Private room in residential home hosted by Maria

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 private bath
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Renovated Schoolhouse with lots of vintage charm! You'll be staying in a former large (24 x 30 ft, 720 sq feet total) classroom. Included: your own bathroom with laundry! A one of a kind local landmark. All are welcome! Great for anyone looking for a unique experience. Easily accessible from Interstate 81 off the Delano Exit 134 or Route 54. Very close to Jim Thorpe and many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, swimming, and golfing.

The space
Amenities include Starbucks Via instant coffee, a selection of hot teas, creamer and a water dispenser with hot and cold water in the guest bedroom along with a mini fridge and microwave. We also provide masks, disposable utensils/plates/bowls/cups, hand sanitizer and Lysol for guest use while on the premises.

We welcome BIPOC and LGBTQ persons to our property. If you have any questions, please ask!

Discover more on our website! Enter “Grier City Schoolhouse” in your search bar and the website will appear at the top of the results.

The schoolhouse was built in the early 1900s. Grades 1 - 8 occupied the four classrooms, with two grades to each of the four classrooms. Many of the old architectural details remain, including the grand staircase, double door foyer entryway, original hardwood pine floors and original millwork. The windows are over 90 inches tall, providing light to all the rooms throughout the day.

Guest comfort is of utmost importance. Unlike other properties, we have purchased linens specifically for guest use and do not use old hand-me-down towels and sheets. All items are selected for comfort and style. Each bed offers premium supportive down pillows (with pillow protectors!) and luxurious down comforters during the winter months. The mattresses are comfortable and not too firm for a great night's rest (they are also covered with protectors). Towels and washcloths are provided. All bedding (including duvet covers) and towels are washed after each guest. You can rest assured that your safety and hygiene are of the utmost importance.

All decor has been hand selected and curated by the host. The Schoolhouse includes an array of unique antiques (hand painted signs, mod electric fireplace, typewriters, games) and features a curated selection of mid-century antique furniture. In addition, old photographs of the school during its operation are displayed around the room along with the owner's paintings and prints in the guest room, kitchen, foyer and bathroom.

This is a unique space -- don't miss your chance to experience such a wonderful rural retreat!

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed, 2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Barnesville, Pennsylvania, United States

The schoolhouse is located in a peaceful residential area surrounded by trees and grass. Very calm, quiet and tranquil! The road gets a light amount of traffic during the day and very little at night. As an important note, there are no amenities within walking distance of the property, a short five minute drive will take you to the closest grocery store.

Local Attractions include:
The town of Jim Thorpe featuring shopping, live music at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, restaurants, whitewater rafting, cycling and more! Only a 30 min drive.

Tuscarora State Park is perfect for hiking, swimming, and fishing. They also offer rental boats during the summer season. Just a 5 minute drive.

Locust Lake State Park features hiking, swimming and other outdoor activities. Just a 13 minute drive.

Mountain Valley Golf Course is open to the public. They also have a nice brunch on Sundays. A 15 minute drive.

Yeungling Brewery, America's oldest, is a 25 minute drive away in Pottsville. They offer tours open to the public.

Great antique shopping is all over the area. I can give you a list of stores if you are interested.

On Wednesdays from 8am -7pm (6 pm in the winter), the famous Hometown Farmer's Market is the place to be. Stop by for fresh produce, local wine and honey, Amish delicacies and many other inexpensive stores offering everything from antiques to electronics. There are also a number of stores serving a wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Only a 5 minute drive.

Hosted by Maria

  1. Joined in May 2011
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artist, painter, photographer, teacher

During your stay

Looking for complete privacy? Just let me know! With at least two weeks advance notice, I can offer private stays for an extra $40 per night.

Also, I am happy to give directions/recommendations and point out areas or attractions of interest!
Looking for complete privacy? Just let me know! With at least two weeks advance notice, I can offer private stays for an extra $40 per night.

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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