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Ironmaster's Mansion

1212 Pine Grove Road,
Gardners, PA 17324
(717) 486-4108

In 1815, Peter Ege, son of one of the first operators of Pine Grove Furnace, built the Ironmaster's Mansion and inherited what would later become Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

The Ironmaster's Mansion has served as a hostel and prominent halfway resting area for Appalachian Trail hikers and is currently in use as a hostel, meeting space and community resource for conservation education, training and events.

There are two bedrooms -- one for men and one for women -- with dormitory-style sleeping arrangements. Each room has 7 bunk beds. There are ADA-compliant shared restrooms -- one for men and one for women -- on the first floor. Two additional bathrooms are on the second floor.  Hostel guests may check in from 5:00 to 9:00 pm with check-out time the following morning at 9:00 am. There is a lodging only rate or a rate that includes dinner and breakfast the following morning (dinner of pizza, beverage and fruit/salad, and breakfast of coffee, waffles, juice, and fruit).

In spring 2018, the hostel debuted a private suite that may be booked independently or as part of a larger wedding, meeting or special event being hosted at the Mansion. The upstairs bedroom suite has a fully renovated bathroom, period furnishings, microwave, mini-fridge, and a television.

The hostel opened for the 2020 season on June 13 through October 1. The rate will be $25 per night. A basic dinner and breakfast will be available for an additional $10.

The hostel is a great venue for Weddings & Receptions, Meetings, Overnight Stays, Group Events, Family Reunions, Church Retreats and Scout Groups. To book your wedding, reunion or party, call 717-486-4018 or email

The Ironmaster's Mansion is open during the day. The East-side door will be open from 9 am to 10 pm during hiking season. During that time, access will be available to the Women's Dorm, Men's Dorm, The Attic, Women's bathroom and Unisex bathroom. The entire hostel will be open from 5 pm to 10 pm. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 8 am. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 pm. Other hours are available by special arrangement.

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COVID-19 Updates
  • Complimentary Parking:
  • Free WiFi:
  • Months Open: April - October
  • Motorcoach Parking:
  • Notes: The Hostel will open for the 2020 season on April 1. The Hostel’s regular season will end on October 1. However, additional dates before and after the regular season are available by special arrangement. During the regular season, the Hostel will be open from 7 am to 10 pm. Breakfast will be served from 7 am to 8 am and dinner from 5 pm to 7 pm. Complete information is available at this website:
  • Parking: Free
  • Payment Accepted:
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Mastercard
    • Visa
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Additional Information
  • Check Out: 9am
  • Early Check In: 5pm
  • Guest Floors: 2
  • GuestRms_notes: 28 beds
  • Late Check In: 9pm
  • Price Range: Up to $75
  • Sleeping Rooms: 2
  • Total rooms: 7
  • Coffee:
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Land Recreation
  • Along the Appalachian Trail:
  • Pine Grove Fur. State Park:
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  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
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meeting facilities
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 462
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1588
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Theatre Capacity 75
  • Any Licensed Caterer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Registration Area
  • Guest Rooms Available
  • Internet
  • Lobby/Reception Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Outdoor Capacity 150
  • Banquet Capacity 100
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
  • Sleeping Rooms 3
Board Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 336
  • Width: 16
  • Length: 21
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 56
Dining Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 440
  • Width: 22
  • Length: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 73
Bridal Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 462
  • Width: 22
  • Length: 21
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 378
  • Width: 18
  • Length: 21
  • Theater Capacity: 60
Music Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 308
  • Width: 22
  • Length: 14
  • Banquet Capacity: 28
  • Reception Capacity: 51