SLEEP PEACEFULLY IN AN OLD STONE COUNTRY CHURCH HOUSE IN THE PA DUTCH REGION.

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SLEEP PEACEFULLY IN AN OLD STONE COUNTRY CHURCH HOUSE IN THE PA DUTCH REGION.

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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!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Ronda (Owner)
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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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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Sleep Peacefully In An Old Stone Country Church House In The Pa Dutch Region.
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Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. We loved the location and the stone church was beyond what we expected. If you like quiet times with no distractions this place is for you.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Morgantown Berks County
Salem NJ
5

WOW!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This place exceeded our expectations. The homemade breakfast foods were just awesome.
My 11 year old daughter thought the owner made the foods just for her. We also loved meeting some of the neighbors. What was really special was reading the history and looking at the priceless artifacts all over the home. All I can say is WOW!!!
We will be back...
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Winnipeg, MB
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From Canada

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! It provided a wonderful place of relaxation and refreshing while we visited the Lancaster PA area. We hope that one day we can return! Highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Sisters trip

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I enjoyed our visit in May. Beautiful, very clean and comfortable cottage, breakfast was great and area is interesting and scenic. Would love to return. Thank you for sharing your cottage.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you enjoyed your time at our guest house! We look forward to hosting you in the future.
Blessings,
Ronda
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Thank you! Loved everything about our stay.

  • 5 of 5
We had a hard time leaving-it was such a wonderful place! Beautiful setting. Great
breakfasts. Everything was terrific.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Shady Maple Farm Market & Smorgasbord
"Family Travelers, Local Culture, Food lovers, "
Sight & Sound Theatres
"Bible stories come to life in theater, family travelers and couples"
Rockvale Outlet Lancaster
"Shoppers"
American Music Theater
"Musical entertainment"
Bistro on 10
"A great place for a nice lunch or dinner"
Hershey's Chocolate World
"Great for families!"
HersheyPark
"Great place to spend a summer day with the family at a top amusement and water park."
amish farm
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Harrisburg
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lancaster
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
PA Route 23
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Delaware
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Bear Creek
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Honey Brook Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bella Italia, Bowmansville
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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Availability & Rates

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon and room on floor of the loft for older children, etc.
  • Master bedroom with queen bed has a dresser, mirror and a window.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
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