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Grouseland's Bed and Breakfast

SuperhostClearville, Pennsylvania, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Murray
6 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Clean and tidy
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Murray is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
94% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Our little cottage is secluded and amazingly quiet. Overlooking our pond and surrounded by woods, it is beautiful year round. Soak and rejuvenate in our Hot Tub, Kayak and swim in the pond, or light up the fire pit. A separate bedroom and a kitchen/common room fully equipped. Solar powered. Huge deck, miles of trails, tree house, and many unique features!

The space
You get our 450 sq ft. cottage, and huge 10' deck, all to your self. There is a separate bedroom, and bathroom, along with the main room. With a full kitchen (stove, oven, grill, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher) it is easy to bring your own food and prepare it here. We have a full compliment of dishes, silverware, and utensils, along with lots of condiments. What ever you would find in your own kitchen.
The bedroom has a queen sized bed, the loft has two singles, and the bench in the main room becomes a bed when the bolster is removed. In addition we have a blow up queen, and two blow up singles. We can actually sleep 9 but that would be very crowded. 4 is comfortable, 6 is tight.
Please be aware that this is a cabin in the woods. If you love nature, this is your place.

Guest access
When you stay, you get the cottage to yourself, you also have the use of the hot tub, pond and kayaks. We have 10 miles of trails through our woods and you are welcome to hike through them. On our ridge in the woods we have erected a wonderful tree house. You are welcome to visit and spend time "Forest Bathing". It is a wonderful place to relax and get close to nature.

Other things to note
Breakfast is your choice of pastries, bagels, English muffins, cereal, or you can prepare our eggs fresh from our pasture raised chickens (best you will ever have). We will also provide fruit and vegetables in season from our orchard and garden.
You don't need to bring water (please!), ours is excellent, so much better than bottled, don't bring eggs, we will give you up to a dozen (2 per person per day) of the best eggs you will ever have, (If you are here a week we will cover you).
We are 6 miles from the closest restaurant, and 12 or 18 miles from the ones we recommend. If you are coming on the PA Turnpike from the east, Breezewood has no grocery stores, you must bring food before you get there, if you are coming from the west, Bedford and Everett have several stores, if you are coming on I-70 from the east, stop in Hancock, from I-68 from the west, stop in Cumberland. Please keep this in mind, but we are very convenient if you bring your own food.
Because of our location with a pond and forest, a septic system wasn't possible. So we have a Hi-Tech, sanitary, composting toilet. It is easy to use, and we take care of everything. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may want to pass on our place.
Our media center allows you to bring your own music and games. You can listen inside and outside on our deck.
We have wifi, offering a Fire TV in each room loaded and logged in to dozens of streaming apps and services including DirecTV Channels, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Starz and much more! We also have 100+ movies, mostly on BluRay.
Our little cottage is secluded and amazingly quiet. Overlooking our pond and surrounded by woods, it is beautiful year round. Soak and rejuvenate in our Hot Tub, Kayak and swim in the pond, or light up the fire pit. A separate bedroom and a kitchen/common room fully equipped. Solar powered. Huge deck, miles of trails, tree house, and many unique features!

The space
You get our 450 sq ft. cottag…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
Laptop-friendly workspace
Cable TV
TV
Hot tub
Essentials
Air conditioning
Free parking on premises
First aid kit

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 125 reviews
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Clearville, Pennsylvania, United States

Our neighborhood is unique in that it doesn't exist. It is just you, the pond and the woods. We have neighbors, but you can't see or hear them. This is a get away place.

Hosted by Murray

Joined in July 2015
  • 125 Reviews
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I run a bicycle touring company and our main thrust is outdoor recreation. Jane and I have been married since 1989, she is one of the most wonderful people you will ever meet. My master's degree and training is in Biology and I worked in a Nature Center during the late 70s. The outdoors and nature have always been my passion. I started an Alternative Energy Business (The Energy Advantage) in the early 80s, and have lived as green as possible. Our Cottage demonstrates my commitment; the hot water is solar heated, in the winter it is primarily passive solar heated, each room is lit with a skylite, and we recycle everything. I worked for a dozen years as a contractor and built our cottage almost entirely by myself. Everything you see is my design. I am an original owner of The Elkridge Furnace Inn, one of Maryland's best fine dinning restaurants, I know hospitality. I love garden vegetables, berries, fresh fruit, and eggs, so we have a large organic garden, 100 fruit trees and pasture ranged chickens. In the winter we produce Maple Syrup. I hunt deer and process my own meat to insure the highest quality. We would love to be able share our bounty with you. We can no longer buy most of our produce in the store because we know what they should taste like, you will be surprised at the difference. I don't go with the crowd. You will find that the cottage is different in many ways from the ordinary. It is what we enjoy, and we have taken a lot of effort to make every detail work. We think you will agree.
I run a bicycle touring company and our main thrust is outdoor recreation. Jane and I have been married since 1989, she is one of the most wonderful people you will ever meet. My m…
During your stay
We ask that you call or text before you arrive (when you get to Breezewood or Hancock) so that we can greet you at the bike shop take you down to the cottage which is a 1/4 mile further, and show you around, we live on the property and are always available via texting or phone in our cottage for any questions. We want to give our guests as much privacy as possible, and our phones contact us directly to deal with any issue. We do live on the property and drive by the cottage on our way to our bike shop where we work occasionally, We know that people want as much privacy as possible and we respect that. On the other hand my nephew Mason loves people and interacts easily, if you want company, he will be there.
We ask that you call or text before you arrive (when you get to Breezewood or Hancock) so that we can greet you at the bike shop take you down to the cottage which is a 1/4 mile fu…
Murray is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm