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IMGA0361We are pleased to welcome Mike Jones and Mary Dumas as the new Innkeepers at the Ironmaster’s Mansion. Moving to PA from WV, they have been all over the county in the last 5 years in various roles 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, this couple is anxious to warm up the Ironmaster’s Mansion from the frosty winter and prepare it for an April 1st opening. Please join us in welcoming them to their new post.To book a group retreat, special event, or overnight with them, please email

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.

The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy and Ironmaster’s Mansion are proud to be members of the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau, Destination Gettysburg, and the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail.