We are pleased to welcome Mike Jones and Mary Dumas as the new Innkeepers of the Ironmaster’s Mansion. Moving to PA from WV, they have been all over the county in the last 5 years serving as caretakers and property managers. Mike has excellent maintenance, contracting, and landscaping experience, and Mary is a retired teacher and master gardener. Friendly and professional, they look forward to meeting hikers, park visitors, and other guests. To book a group retreat, special event, or overnight with them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hostel is currently closed until April 1, 2016.
We remain open year round for special events and group bookings.
Daily Check-in Time for Hostel: 5 pm, Wednesday – Monday
Closed on occasion for private events. Please call ahead, and thank you for visiting!
The Ironmaster’s Mansion is located in the South Mountain landscape of Cumberland County, PA, nestled in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
Pine Grove Furnace was built during the era of the American Revolution, and one of its first operators was Michael Ege. In 1815, his son, Peter Ege, who built the mansion and enjoyed the longest tenure of any ironmaster, inherited Pine Grove Furnace. The Ironmaster’s Mansion serves as a hostel and prominent halfway resting area for Appalachian Trail hikers.
The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy (CPC) renovated the mansion with the help of generous sponsors and hundreds of volunteers in 2010 and reopened it in April 2011 for use as a hostel, meeting space and community resource for education, training and events.
This historic property has 28-bed dormitory-style accommodations where hikers and other visitors to the park can stay overnight for a nominal charge. This 1829 Mansion is available as a venue for meetings, workshops, weddings, reunions, camps and other group functions.