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Sleep Peacefully In An Old Stone Country Church House In The Pa Dutch Region.

Ronda

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Ronda

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Sleep Peacefully In An Old Stone Country Church House In The Pa Dutch Region.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

Morgantown Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 With Loft, Kitchen, Sitting Room, And Patio

Enter your private retreat across the same sandstone threshold that parishioners did since 1862 when the building was first built. The 2 foot thick stone walls block out the sound and stress of the world outside while you relax in the sitting room in front of a cozy fire. The main sitting room/dining area and small kitchen is decorated with a colonial touch. Mt. Culmen is the perfect place to stay for a few nights or a few weeks while you explore the area. It is ideal for those who like the welcoming feel of a bed and breakfast but want a higher level of privacy and independence. We prepare a light breakfast in advance, for guests to enjoy at their convenience. We live nearby, though not on the same premises. The bedroom with queen size bed, adjoining bath and a private sitting room are all located on the first floor. A unique spiral staircase leads to the loft overlooking the main sitting area. A futon provides sleeping accommodations for two additional guests, for a total capacity of four people. Children must be over the age of 10. Hand hewn, charred and rugged, a cross hangs above the fireplace as a testament to the Source of solace found by the original visitors to the building. It served as a church from 1862 until the mid-1960's when it was converted to a private residence. We purchased it at an estate sale in 2007 after a fire nearly destroyed the structure. After a complete renovation, we are delighted to share Mt. Culmen with guests from around the globe who come to be refreshed.Listen to the wind whisper through the pine trees while sitting on the flagstone patio. The old blacksmith's shop across the walkway gives a secluded feel to the westward view across the Weaverland Valley. Amenities include: Refrigerator, range/oven, microwave, coffee maker, DVD and CD players, alarm clock, gas stove, heat and AC, antique push-button light switches, paved driveway, patio table and chairs. There are three steps in the walkway, one step up into the guest house and the bathroom is handicapped accessible. At Mt. Culmen, sleeping in 'church' is required!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ronda (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Ronda

We both grew up in eastern Lancaster County just a mile from Mt. Culmen. Just a generation ago, our families traveled the neighborhood in horse and carriages, farmed the land and cut firewood in the hills. My husband has always been fascinated by local history, so the old stone church-turned-guest house fits our interest. I enjoy trying new recipes to share with our guests for their breakfast. Mt. Culmen is really a labor of love for us. Hearing how others have been refreshed, renewed and re-focused during their stay is what motivates us. Just as the building itself has been restored to a new use, so the cross above the mantle reminds our guests that God can restore broken and burnt-out lives and relationships.

Ronda purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Ronda chose Morgantown

Mt. Culmen overlooks the valley where my husband's family has lived for generations.Since the 1700's when his relative and inventor joseph shirk created the first grain cradle. We had talked for a few years prior about setting up a guest house nearby our home. We even mentioned this specific property as we would drive by it regularly. When it came up for sale after the fire, we purchased it and began a total reconstruction, culminating a year later with an open house.We like things that have a story to them, and this property certainly fits. It has a small adjoining cemetery, presenting some unique challenges to the land acquisition and lot consolidation!

What makes this cottage unique

Most of all, Mt. Culmen provides a peaceful place of respite both to our guests and to us while we are maintaining it.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Sleep Peacefully In An Old Stone Country Church House In The Pa Dutch Region.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Bensalem, PA
5

Mike And Chris McCloskey

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to escape our hectic lives and this cottage was perfect. The interior of the cottage was beautiful and well preserved. My husband and I both agree this was one of our better finds !! Would recommend to family and friends. Our compliments to the hostess for the breakfast and all the added touches that made our night so special.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Columbia, MD
5

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place and peaceful area! We had a superb New Years. Dinner at Shady Maple was so much fun, especially the enormous gift shop! The history and antique touches really make this home a gem. The breakfast left in the fridge was plenty for two days and delicious.

Super clean and relaxing with no TV (just DVD's) and no internet. We could get a signal for the GPS just a ways down the road.

Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Medford, Oregon
4

Nice, quiet stay

  • 4 of 5

The stone church property is accurate as described, as well as the photos shown. It was very clean, extremely quiet and absolutely private. The breakfast left for us was more than adequate, had a nice variety and was overall good. There is no internet unless you have data available for your device. The kitchen is very well equipped. Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay, would stay there again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Peaceful and in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this peaceful and very clean home. The history behind this home was so exciting to read about. This was our first visit to this area and we could not have chosen a better location. We loved touring an Amish farm and seeing all the lovely old homes and beautiful countryside. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Snohomish, WA
5

Mt Culmen Guest House - peace and quiet, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Mt Culmen Guest House was fantastic. The cottage is lovely, and has everything you need for a quiet stay. Very comfortable, great breakfast treats from the owner and a lovely patio to sit and enjoy the horse and buggies. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone who is considering a trip to Lancaster County.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Church on Turkey Hill, E. Earl, PA

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place....wish we had more time to stay there. Enjoyed the Amish buggies ride by right outside. Cottage was adorable. Loved the fireplace! Nice having breakfast left for us! Lots of history! Will definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Harrisburg
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Honey Brook Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lancaster
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
PA Route 23
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bella Italia, Bowmansville
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Bear Creek
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Delaware
Car: necessary

The mt. Culmen guest house is your own private cottage away from home. It is nestled among tall pine trees at the edge of a fertile valley farmed by industrious amish and old order Mennonites. Carriages and bicycles traveling past bring reminders of simpler times. Local attractions include the hope well furnace national historic site, a nearby amish bake shop, antique shopping in church town, historic pool forge park and covered bridge, shady maple smorgasbord and farm market and more. A small country church is within walking distance for Sunday morning worship. Outlet shopping at many of the nation's largest retailers is within easy driving distance in lancaster and reading. Located within an hour's drive to Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Hershey, mt. Culmen is the perfect retreat after a busy day exploring the region's many attractions.

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Rates & Availability

From $118 Per night

Morgantown Cottage Rental Rates

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2015 rates
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$134
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$118
 

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Amenities

Morgantown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom entrance through master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 / Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom with queen bed has a dresser, mirror and a window.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf

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