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Mother Natures Son
03-02-2011, 19:58
According to the folks who now run the Iron Master's hostel, the hostel will open starting on April 15th. Contact the hostel directly at, ironmasterpinegrove@gmail.com

Helios
03-02-2011, 19:59
Definitely good news! :banana

weary
03-02-2011, 22:43
According to the folks who now run the Iron Master's hostel, the hostel will open starting on April 15th. Contact the hostel directly at, ironmasterpinegrove@gmail.com
Good news. I first stayed there on my walk north in 1993. But stopped again and again in subsequent years as my wife and I made twice a year visits to her retired folks in North Carolina.

It was a bit cheaper than a good motel, and better. A kitchen for a late supper, or early breakfast, room to move around. An historic site to explore.

Blissful
03-02-2011, 22:50
oh goodie, just in the knick of time for me. I need to ask if they will accept a maildrop.

laser58
03-02-2011, 23:00
Great! Plan to stay there when I pass through in May. Went to the 'wine & cheese' reception last November. Took a lot of work and money to bring the Hostel up to building code.

camojack
03-02-2011, 23:17
I was just there last Saturday assembling bunk beds... :)

Memphis Tim
03-03-2011, 01:36
Is it still associated with Hosteling International? I loved the building but the HI rules were a little off-putting. They seemed designed with more of an eye toward corralling teenagers and discouraging vagrants in the big city with all sorts of ala carte charges than with meeting the needs of thru-hikers.

camojack
03-03-2011, 04:38
Is it still associated with Hosteling International? I loved the building but the HI rules were a little off-putting. They seemed designed with more of an eye toward corralling teenagers and discouraging vagrants in the big city with all sorts of ala carte charges than with meeting the needs of thru-hikers.
The Ironmasters Mansion is being renovated by the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy, and will be running it when it reopens.

dragoro
03-03-2011, 21:27
Where a bouts is it located?

harryfred
03-03-2011, 21:30
Where a bouts is it located?
Pine Grove Furnace PA.

couscous
03-03-2011, 22:03
Where a bouts is it located?

40.032101,-77.307911 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.032101,-77.307911&num=1&t=h&sll=40.033424,-77.298595&sspn=0.017088,0.032015&ie=UTF8&ll=40.032544,-77.307014&spn=0.001236,0.003449&z=18) - right next to the General Store with the half-gallon challenge .. and a couple hundred yards west of the A.T. Museum.