|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
*Smokers please do not inquire.* Please note: the property marker on the map indicates the location of our mailbox. The cottage is actually 3/4 of a mile down a dirt lane from route 183.
We have whisper-quiet, central air conditioning! AC on the AT. What a great combination!
Your vacation is more than an investment of money. It is an investment of your time and your hope. We take your investment very seriously and it shows. Read the reviews and see what our guests have to say.
When you visit, you will not feel like you are at a vacation rental. You will feel like you are at the home of a friend who wants you to have the best possible time. Our reviews speak for themselves. Sleeps 7. Full size washer+dryer. Wireless internet/cable. Central air conditioning. Fireplace.
For the summer: The summer season will go from June 23 to September 2. There is a 6 night minimum.
For holiday weekends: Some holiday minimums may apply.
* Cabellas sporting goods store is just 12 miles away.
*Amish Country in Lancaster County is 40 miles or less.
*A winding, single lane dirt road leads you over a small bridge to a cottage perched on the mountainside.
* Cottage is 163 miles from Washington, DC; 130 miles from New York City; 92 miles from Philadelphia; 82 miles from Gettysburg; 30 miles from Knoebel's Theme Park; and 35 miles from Hershey Park.
*Maps and brochures for activities are provided as well as information from area restaurants.
*Two and a half miles from the intersection of rts. 183 and 78 in Bethel Township, a mile from the border of Berks and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.
*Non-smokers only. Smoking is not permitted on or around the property. Outdoor cooking and grilling are prohibited.
We've developed a webpage!: Go to www.atcottage.com to see some lovely slideshows about the cottage. This is a work in progress. Ken and I took our camera out this winter and drove to some of our favorite sites. Keep an eye on this page. We will start photographing again as the leaves pop out on the trees.
My husband and I have been married for 33 years. Our sons grew up spending weekends and vacations at the cottage. A few years ago, we did an extensive renovation. The house had been built in the early 1950's and was in serious need of an up-date. We gutted it and rebuilt it from the inside out. When we renovated it, we used the best materials and implemented excellent design. Our first guests came in June of 2008. Since then, it has been our pleasure to provide families, couples, groups of friends, and individuals with an opportunity to experience the joy that we have known through this wonderful place.
Liz purchased this cottage in 1998
For the first 16 years of our marriage, we looked for a private retreat where we could 'get away from it all'. Proximity to the Appalachian Trail was a priority. We needed a place that was isolated. We did not want to be able to see other houses. We wanted a place that was not in a development...was not on a road, was not surrounded by houses with lawns and hot-tubs and pools. We wanted to have a retreat that was part of nature, not a place that violated nature. In 1998, after looking at countless houses, in countless locations, we found this home. We had never seen anything even remotely like it. We had to have it. We put in our bid: full asking price, no inspections, no contingencies. We knew that this was where we belonged.
Peace. No worries. I don't know why, but it is virtually impossible to worry when you are on this property. For some strange reason, your worries melt away as soon as you enter the drive that leads to the cottage. However, if you are looking for family fun and adventure, it is right around the corner. For the first ten years of owning the cottage, we were very content to explore the woods, hike the Appalachian Trail, sit on the porch, and read. In 2008, when we first started renting the house, I decided to research activities that would be interesting to our guests. My 'things to do' guide is 21 pages long! All of the activities are under an hour drive--most within 15 minutes.
Ken and Liz,
What a great cabin. The kids loved the loft area, and we all loved the fires each night. Our whole weekend was very relaxing, even though we did quite a bit of running around. We hope to return sometime in the future, maybe in the summer.
C., K., W., M., and H.
Lovely place to spend a couple days with the kids. was rainy on day one but that was ok. spent quality time in front of the awesome fire place. then went off on sunday for some skiing. the place is very cozy and nicely detailed. has everything we needed and then some. smores raw materials waiting for us was a very nice touch. we'll be back to sample another season.
Lovely place to spend a couple days with the kids. was rainy on day one but that was ok. spent quality time in front of the awesome fire place. then went off on sunday for some skiing. the place is very cozy and nicely detailed. has everything we need ed and then some. smores raw materials waiting for us was a very nice touch. we'll be back to sample another season.
We rented this cabin for MLK weekend and we had the best time! Liz was so easy to work with and was very helpful in all her emails and phone calls. The fireplace is the heart of this cabin and we enjoyed so many wonderful fires. And when we arrived, Liz had left us the makings for s'mores - which I was so excited to see! We enjoyed our stay so much, that we have already tried to book this cabin again.
The bedrooms were plenty big and the bathroom was nice an cozy. The kitchen was very well stocked for a vacation home - I love to cook and I was able to find everything I needed in this kitchen. The loft is so cute and would be perfect for kids to have their own little "fort" within the cabin. I am hoping to go back very soon.
One word of caution, if you go there during the winter/cold months, the road leading to the cabin can get very icy. I would recommend taking this road very slowly during this time of year.
Once again a wonderful, fulfilling time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the season to reflect on the important things in life. Every year we make our annual trek to the cozy "Christmas Cabin" in early December to do some holiday baking, write our holiday cards, and watch our favorite Christmas movies in front of a roaring fire and every year it doesn't disappoint! The girls love the loft area more and more every year and appreciated the addition of Barbies to play in the castle and their Lego towns. We also enjoyed a little trip to Lititz for some holiday shopping and to the sheepskin Lukoil station down the road that sells the warmest slippers. If you are looking for a place to relax, curl up with a good book next to a warm fire, or just enjoy the view you will love this place!
If you're a hiking type, just head south from the cabin and you'll find your way to the Appalachian Trail. Wow. The cabin is everything the listing shows and more. Not only is the home really clean and all set up for your enjoyment, but the peace of the area is remarkable. This was our second visit to Liz and Ken's cabin and we hope to enjoy many more. Tucked away -- keep your eyes peeled for the turn off -- but easy access to everything! We spent one day out in the woods -- the only way is up -- and the other in Reading, which has been beautifully restored. Lots of room to roam, whether you want quiet or a half-hour ride to civilization. Boredom is not an option here! Plenty of wood for a lovely evening round the fireplace. Comfy beds. Great shower. And yes, for those who must, the TV will bring you football, both Saturday and Sunday. Kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals. Just the perfect place for a getaway, with or without the kids. Hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did. It's the real deal.
Love this place! Off the beaten track -- really a place to get away from it all. But with easy access to all the area has to offer, from hiking to restaurants, to whatever you're up for. Owner provided great list of local things to do/places to see -- along with all the makings for s'mores! Really a wonderful cabin. Light and airy by day. Snug and comfy through the night. It's a 5-star for me!
Our guests say that we are in the middle of nowhere yet thirty minutes from everything. This year, we are focusing on the tremendous food resources in the area. We are less than twenty minutes from five wineries/vineyards and the Yeungling Brewery. We are twenty minutes from a farm that sells organic, grass-fed beef, raw milk, free-range eggs, and organic vegetables. And, we are a half-hour from a wonderful variety of restaurants for every palette or budget.
Other Activities: My 'List Of Things To Do' is over 20 pages long and growing!
Hiking, biking, skiing, history, adventure, theme parks, boating, fishing, golf, and more. What would you like to do today?
Golf: Green Acres Golf Course (www.greenacresbernvillepa.com) is 12 miles from the cabin. Go to www.distinctgolf.com for a list of challenging couses in the area.
Ski: Bear Creek Mountain is 42 miles away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||The weekly rate applies to stays of 7 nights or more.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.