This cottage is a recently restored small stone house built in the early 1700's. It is located on the residence of the Graber family. It sits in a secluded spot beside a beautiful creek, at the edge of a large wooded area. A rear, shaded, stone patio overlooks the creek. An additional patio contains an outdoor dining set, and outdoor fireplace/grill. Landscaped flower gardens surround the house. Hiking trails border the property.
On the first floor is an open beamed living room with a non-working fireplace, an adjoining fully equipped kitchen. On the second story is a bathroom with shower, and bedroom equipped with a queen-sized bed. A locally handmade quilt decorates the bed.
This is a romantic, get-away for two. It is the perfect 'home away from home' and is an easy drive to all the local tourist sites and wonderful shopping of Lancaster and Chester County.
For the third year, we have celebrated our Valentine's day (whether on time or belated) and my husband's birthday here. We always spend most of our time here at the cottage, because it gives us a chance to reconnect. Our time here always benefits our marriage. The serene surroundings, and spending time only with each other just does a world of good. After 35 years of marriage, each time we come here, we learn more about each other. It is such a nurturing environment. The cottage is simple and beautiful, and the surroundings, blanketed in snow, were gorgeous . Though windy...we even took a couple of walks and enjoyed the woods and the frozen stream. Thanks, again, Frieda!
This was a great choice for a great surprise gift for my wife. Two hard working architects with a soon to be two year old needed some quiet family time and this was the perfect choice. It was a last minute plan but one that fell right into place. We beat the snow storm and ended up getting to enjoy a winter wonderland, snow covered trees and extra peace and serenity. We didn't use the car once, didn't make phone calls, we just played with our little one and thought of the past, present and future. We left trails of footprints in the snow as we walked down the road and said hi to the sheep and listened to creek. Home cooked meals, cuddle time and naps filled the day. The owners hit all the right design marks in this cottage renovation, from the inside use of space, balancing new vs old, soothing colors, warm woods, historic furnishings to the outside patio and cute hidden spaces. Next steps are to come back for each season and truly experience fall, summer and spring as we did for the winter time.
This cottage was a welcome treat for my best friend and me. It was everything we thought it would be and so much more. The peaceful surrounding of the creek and woods added to the cottage. We spent our days out sightseeing so our only regret is that we didn't spend more time at the cottage. I would highly recommend this rental if you are looking for something extra special. We hope to return next year to enjoy this serene place.
This was our third time staying at the beautiful stone cottage. It is a magical place filled with love, and spiritual refreshment. The cares of the world seem to melt away when you are here. The gardens are beautiful and the home cozy and romantic. Centrally located between Longwood Gardens and Strasburg- Bird-In Hand and Intercourse.
This is a second trip (our first last year) to celebrate Valentine's day and my husband's birthday, just a little late. It was, as the first time, wonderful! The simple beauty inside, and God's beauty in the nature he created outside, made for the perfect peaceful retreat. Due to our jobs, my husband and I don't have much time alone together. Free from the noise and craziness of the outside world, we so enjoyed this little haven of quiet. Everything was so comfortable and inviting. We once again enjoyed everything about the cottage. We cooked together, laughed together, and took walks on the paths in the snow. Thanks Frieda!
The cottage and landlord (Frieda) are, simply put, amazing. From first sight at the end of the driveway, my wife was squealing with excitement when she saw how cute the cottage was. Frieda and her family have clearly put a lot of effort and care into restoring the building--and their attention to detail extended to every part of the stay, from flowers on the kitchen table to chocolates by the bedside when we arrived. The setting is gorgeous and tranquil, with a bubbling creek just outside, yet within an easy drive of the sights of Lancaster County. I can't recommend the property highly enough: we'll definitely be coming back here! This is a true gem.
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Aug 10 - Aug 10
|Notes||Rate is $135.00 if booking more than four nights.|
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