The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy (CPC)

The CPC manages the Ironmaster’s Mansion and employs a full-time innkeeper living on site.

Partner Links:

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Visitor’s Office
1100 Pine Grove Rd.
Gardners, PA 17324
(717) 486-7174

Pine Grove Furnace State Park Calendar of Events:

The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB)
The CVVB is a partner in the management of the Ironmaster’s Mansion. They sponsor a welcome center and rack card wall at the entrance hall of the Mansion.

Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park 

Appalachian Trail Museum

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)

Mid Atlantic Regional Office
4 East First St.
Boiling Springs, PA 17001
(717) 258-5771

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club (SATC)

South Mountain Partnership

PA Bureau of Forestry/Michaux State Forest

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

The Appalachian Trail Passport    The passport allows hikers the opportunity to have their trip documented at each participating hostel with a unique stamp.

Alternate Lodging/Camping

Pine Grove Furnace State Park Camping/Lodging Information\

  • 70 tent and trailer sites are available from late March to mid-December. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring. A sanitary dump station is near the campground entrance. Pets are permitted on designated campsites for a fee.

  • Paymasters Cabin: This historic house is available for rent year-round. It has a modern kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and three bedrooms that sleeps six people and is near the camp store. Guests should bring all essentials like sheets, linens and dishes. Modern cabin prices apply.

Mountain Creek Campground

It has all the amenities one could possibly imagine for a campground.

349 Pine Grove Rd., Gardners, PA 17324
Phone: (717) 486-7681
Fax: (717) 486-8306


Mt. Asbury Retreat Center (5 miles from Ironmaster’s Mansion)
1320 Centerville Rd.
Newville, PA  17241
Site Director: Daphne Orr
(717) 486-3827

(may be able to coordinate shuttle from Ironmaster’s Mansion)