Ironmaster’s Mansion and Youth Hostel in Cumberland
The Ironmaster’s Mansion is located in the South Mountain
landscape of Cumberland County, PA, nestled in the Pine
Grove Furnace State Park is the Ironmaster’s Mansion. 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. Over the years the Ironmaster’s Mansion
served as a hostel and prominent halfway resting area for
Appalachian Trail hikers.
Central Pennsylvania Conservancyrecently renovated
the mansion with the help of generous sponsors and hundreds of volunteers and
reopened it 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 has been renovated and is available as a venue for meetings,
workshops, weddings, reunions, camps and other group functions.
Ironmaster’s Mansion and Youth Hostel
1212 Pine Grove Rd
Dickinson, PA 17324