Charming and Historic Vacation Rental near Rothrock State Forest, Pennsylvania

Port Matilda, Pennsylvania (United States)

Charming and Historic Vacation Rental near Rothrock State Forest, Pennsylvania

Vacation Rentals
1 unit
14 guest capacity
Private Bathroom

Verified host

  • Phone, email and address confirmed


  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
This charming and historic vacation rental near Rothrock State Forest, Pennsylvania, is the perfect getaway for those visiting students at the nearby Penn State University—or simply looking for an unforgettable escape to this unique area that combines outdoor adventure, small town charm, and tranquil relaxation. Boasting five bedrooms and four and a half baths, this retreat accommodates up to 14 lucky guests. Three bedrooms have a full bed, and the last two master bedrooms boast a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom, one of which features a whirlpool tub. An attic space also has two twin beds. Three roll away beds and two Serta full-size air mattresses are also available for extra sleeping space if needed.

Decorated with a mixture of antiques, modern amenities, and comfortable furnishings, this home is sure to wow. There are two living rooms with plush and elegant seating, a bright sun room, two fully equipped kitchens, and a formal dining room, ideal for a special celebration. Outside, 13 acres of lush property awaits with a gazebo and a furnished patio for guests to enjoy the fresh country air.


  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining room
  • Sun room
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Fire pit
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Washing machine
  • Cooking basics
  • Bathtub
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning
Guests will have access to all 13 acres of this beautiful property, as well as a gazebo, a pond, and a comfortable back patio with seating, a fire pit, and a gas grill for an outdoor barbecue. Inside, Wi-Fi, flat screen HD televisions with DISH, and a washer and dryer keep this historical home modern and updated. Partial air conditioning and heating are also available for guests’ convenience.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Museums
Situated on 13 wooded acres with lush green grass, towering 200-year-old trees, a pond, and a gazebo, this historic home is the epitome of tranquility. This area is bordered by two major natural parks, Black Moshannon State Park and Rothrock State Forest, both of which are only a 30-minute drive away. Here, guests can truly escape it all, while being just minutes from plenty of conveniences and entertainment. Less than eight miles away, Penn State University awaits for those wanting to visit students, attend a football game, or go to one of the many university events. The charming town of State College is also right around the corner, offering delicious eateries and unique shops. For entertainment, this area is full of fun activities like golf, boating, skiing, and wine tasting. The ideal location is perfect for those seeking a unique place to stay in a tranquil environment that is close to exciting outings.This property is located close to State College PA and Penn State and provides great access to these locations.


  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Winter sports
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Zip-lining
  • Wildlife watching

This glamping site’s secluded location and expansive lawn are perfect for picking up a game of flag football with friends, sipping a glass of wine under the shady trees, or reading a good book out in the gazebo. When guests want more excitement, they only have to head 10 minutes down the street to Penn State University or the lively town of State College for sporting events, tasty dining, cozy shops, and more. This property is also close to many outdoor sports ranging from laidback golf at Skytop Mountain Golf Club to adventurous skiing and tubing at Tussey Mountain Ski Resort. Guests can even rent boats nearby or go hiking or biking through the endless trails through Rothrock State Forest or the Black Moshannon State Park.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Sixty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 60 days before check-in.

Additional Information

The renter must be at least 25 years old.

Due to the close proximity to Pennsylvania State University, the accommodation has different rates for football weekends, graduations, and other special events at the university.

No weddings nor events can be held here.

Fireplaces inside the rental home are not to be used, and campfires, smoking, and the use of candles are forbidden. Grilling and fire pit use are permitted with extreme care.

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