A unique country property includes late 1800 buildings (brick house, brick barn, brick ice house, brick granery converted to cottage, cyprus barn). Hike the fields and the timber. Watch for deer, turkey, heron, hummingbirds and hawks. Enjoy our
'hobby farm' with five 'mini-moos' and two lovable retired horses, two rescued mini-horses and free range chickens. The cottage is an old granary converted to a relaxing home.It is freshly painted and carpeted throughout, and has a full kitchen, and lovely but comfortable antiques.
Close (15 min ) to Peoria, Caterpillar, Civic Center, St. Francis, Methodist, Proctor Hospitals, Riverfront. Enjoy Washington's unique and historical Town Square with antique malls, candy shoppes, caramel corn & ice cream, unique gifts, including local
arts and crafts. Enjoy the best gourmet coffee in the world at The Blend. Have dinner at Denhart's or lunch at Madison's on the square restored 1800's restaurants loaded with character. Relax and enjoy the quiet at our hobby farm, and take a short drive to our charming town. Hop on the highway a few miles down the road and zip to Peoria for city attractions including shopping, river fun, sports and theater.
I wanted to write as a follow up to our fantastic visit to the cottage in August. The underlying story is that the Thursday before our reservation started, my dad entered a hospice. The prognosis was very uncertain, with the doctors saying 4 days to 4 months. Well, that resulted in a lot of soul searching about whether to go forward with our 13th Annual Father Daughter Camp Out. My father was an avid camper, we spent many weekends in the great countryside. I listened to my heart and concluded that he would have wanted us to be in that same country setting in the outdoors, together as a family. The cottage presented the perfect setting for reflection. There were a lot of telephone calls back and forth. And the daughters knew that we faced an uncertain future for their grandfather. Still, we spent those two days wrapped up in our very own special kind of peace. As we drove back home on that Sunday afternoon, I booked the first flight the next morning. Sadly, my dad passed away in January, though the intervening months gave me a number of times to be with him. He is now at peace himself.
We will always remember the specialness of the Father Daughter Camping Trip last August and I am grateful for your very welcoming cottage.
Hiking, wildlife, late 1800 buildings.
Very quiet and peaceful setting.
Animals to enjoy: 14 chickens, five dexter
(miniature) Irish cows, four retired rescue horses, one
dog, and two kitties.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||additional $15 dollars per stay per person for more than three people
Contact us for longer term rates.
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