Christmas of our dreams!
Submitted: May 17, 2011
Stayed: December 2010
This lovely cottage in the gorgeous Carolina County countryside far exceeded its description - and our expectations! We arrived hoping to provide a homestyle Christmas for our USMC son and happily found the owners, with well known Southern hospitality, way ahead of us. The vintage cottage, beautifully renovated without losing any of its charm, was neat as a pin and decorated top to bottom, inside and out, for the holidays - even a Christmas tree awaiting us in the livingroom!
The bedrooms were decorated in period holiday style and equipped with wonderfully comfortable beds and sumptuous downy or quilted bedclothes. Baths were spotlessly clean, full of luxurious linens, and so completely filled with every bath necessity, I could have left all but my makeup bag at home! A neat, excellently equipped, laundry area (absolute must for a large family!) was off the upstairs bath nearest the children's rooms - perfect!
The full country kitchen was just what was needed for our family's Christmastime meals/baking and, once again, the owners went above and beyond providing anything extra we might need. Our traditional Dickens-style Christmas dinner went off without a hitch!
The children of our family had a marvelous time exploring the countryside, playing in the snow, watching movies on the large screen tv, and visiting the many historical sites and memorials all around us - including a family favorite, Colonial Williamsburg. The owners provided games, toys and children's dvd's in the bedrooms and we found outdoor toys and play equipment in storage bins outside.
Our two week stay went by much to fast, but, thanks to the gracious hospitality and thoughtfulness of the owners of Osage Cottage, we gave our son (now far away overseas) exactly what he wished for - a homestyle Christmas with his family, delivered to Virginia. Truly, it was the best Christmas ever!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 7/7
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