|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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.
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.
Just returned from a lovely stay at a wonderful mini farm set in some pretty rolling wooded hills. The best word I can think of to describe the cabin is charming and the owners are charming, warm lovely people as well. The farm has some friendly horses, cows, a dog and a cat and some nice hiking. If you would like a taste of the "country life" this property is perfect. The owners go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and that this is your home away from home. I got a yummy plate of freshly baked cookies and even a tour of the main house! It's quiet and peaceful and the master bedroom bed is thick foam mattress and super comfy. You are away from it all and yet a few minutes drive and you can find groceries or a fine restaurant. It truly is the best of both worlds and I would definitely stay there again
We rented out the cabin as a place to stay when we came home to see family and friends for the holiday following an out of state move. What a hidden gem! It was comfortable for our family even with a newborn and had everything we needed to do a little holiday baking! Great place to stay with a family!
We stayed here for a few days while our daughter was visiting a college. The house was so warm and cozy. We had plenty of room to relax and the beds were comfortable. We were even warmly welcomed by the owner with a plate of dessert. We will definitely be staying here on future visits.
The Cozy Cottage was a perfect choice for our escape. It was just what we were looking for. It was close enough to Peoria for a nice dinner out, and perfectly tucked away in the woods that we felt like we were miles away from everything. The Cottage was very cozy and we enjoyed all the 'treasures' placed around the house. We booked on very short notice and Sal and Buzz were exceptionally considerate and welcoming. After a very stressful holiday season, this was exactly what us two stressed out moms needed. It was a perfect place to disconnect and relax. Thank you for sharing your home with us. There have been thoughts of bringing the husbands and kids back next year, but we may need to keep this one all to ourselves!
If you are looking for a "get-away" offering peace, nature, comfort and country charm, this is your place! Our sisters/cousins weekend was relaxing and affordable. We felt thousands of miles away from the hustle-bustle of regular life -- just two minutes out of "town." Go! Enjoy! Unplug!
We had an amazing stay on this beautiful hobby farm property. Sal & Buzz were most accommodating & the guest house was a cozy place to stay for the weekend while visiting Bradley. It was a quick drive to campus & many other Peoria area attractions. Our kids ( and adults too) loved being able to let & feed the miniature horses & other animals on the farm as well as explore the trails on the property. We will definitely be returning! Our 8 year old loved it there so much she asked if we can go there for her birthday!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
additional $15 dollars per stay per person for more than three people
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