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Roman or Lucy

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Honeymoon, Anniversary and Romantic Getaway Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Kinzers Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

Our vision is that this would be place of blessing for truly married couples. Our desire is to honor God's definition of marriage. We believe that is one man and one women in a lifetime commitment of staying together.

Located just off the beaten path near the village of Gap, you'll find this cute getaway nestled in the quiet, among mostly Amish farms and businesses. This is a fully remodeled and tastefully decorated escape. It whispers romance, relaxation, and renewal.

You can eat on the back deck, relax in the hot tub and count the stars, or sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the tastefully landscaped backyard with a small pond and or watch the neighoring Amish children play. You can use the bikes and ride around the many Amish farms and businesses within a mile or tow of cottage.

In the stone basement an old original fireplace and comfy sofa beckons you to sit by the fire. The romantic bedroom suite features a comfortable king-size bed with a partial canopy. The fully equipped kitchen makes in house meal preparation easy. This is an ideal place for honeymoons and anniversaries, and truly a place you'll want to come back to. The vaulted bedroom ceiling with exposed beams and skylight is very distinctive.

This historic cottage is part of Spring Wood Organic Farm which is a 220 acre third generation Mennonite family farm operated by Roman and Lucy Stoltzfoos with the help of their eleven children. Most days you will see cattle and other animals peacefully grazing on well kept pastures nearby. All this is within 20 minutes of Lancaster's main tourist area, many good shopping malls, and excellent restaurants.

Keywords: Honeymoon, Anniversary, Romantic Getaway Cottage, Retreat, Cabin

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Roman or Lucy (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Roman or Lucy

Roman and Lucy Stoltzfoos are operating Spring Wood farm for over 32 years which is a 3rd generation Mennonite family farm where Roman was born and raised. They were married on a bright sunny day in July 1978, near Iowa city, Iowa where most of Lucy's family still lives. After more than three years on a church mission near Charlottesville Va we were needed on the Home farm in Lancaster County Pa. So after working for dad one year we took over the dairy and were kept busy since raising our family in the Garden Spot. Eleven children and eight grandchildren later we are still kept busy on this 220 acre organic dairy and turkey farm. We also run 2500 layers that are free range grass fed happy hens. We enjoy sharing our slice of the country and some choice farm raised foods with cottage guests. Healthy children, Healthy food and Healthy marriages are the missions of Spring Wood Organic Farm. We want couples to be renewed as they pullback from busy schedules and take time to love up on each other and bask in the blessing and fulfillment of the true marriage covenant. It is a gift from God and one of His choice creations.

Roman or Lucy purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Roman or Lucy chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

We enjoyed over the years of our marriage getting away as a couple to romantic little retreats and when we acquired this property with a small run down little house on it we thought of perhaps turning into a romantic getaway which would be a retreat for couples. It is refreshing to see the many that could benefit from their time here. We have enjoyed making romantic dreams come true for couples and love to host those interested in the blessing of married romance and intimacy.

What makes this cottage unique

You will be able to relax and really spend quality time together. There are books, tapes, romantic games, CDs, and DVDs here for your learning and enjoyment. There is something for everyone and you could spend several days or more here without becoming bored. Our desire is to honor the purpose for which God created marriage! Our goal is that you would be bonded in a new and refreshing way as you rest and relax at the cottage. This historic stone cottage was well built and artfully restored to give you a taste for the past and invites you tom enjoy the present in each other presence!! (:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)
Honeymoon, Anniversary and Romantic Getaway Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
5

Great Romantic Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week to celebrate our upcoming 20th anniversary. Roman and Lucy have thought of everything to make a couple very relaxed and comfortable during their stay at the Little Stone Cottage. From a neat and clean space to farm fresh goodies to a gigantic comfy bed; it was great! We even enjoyed keeping up with Team USA at the Olympics using the wireless internet provided. This cottage is located in a beautiful country setting but very close to many things to do in Lancaster County! We highly recommend this property to any couple looking for a get away! God has truly blessed Roman and Lucy with the the gift of this property and the gift of hospitality! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely enjoyed hosting you and making your Marriage honoring week special. We love hosting couples who value marriage and honoring God's design for marriage: One woman for one man for Life! In todays world of disregard for God and His ways, it is truly refreshing to host and meet people like you. We welcome you back.
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Holmdel, NJ
5

Hated to leave; can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

When my husband and I were planning a weekend getaway for an early celebration of his birthday, I wanted a hotel with a pool, nightlife and restaurants. He was looking for something else and found the Little Stone Cottage. I am so grateful he did.

Owners Roman and Lucy have designed this lovely cottage with couples in mind. The home is immaculate and when we arrived there were rose petals scattered up the stairs, leading to the bedroom and the four-poster king-sized bed. On the main floor is a spacious kitchen, small living room with a double recliner and a dining area. A hot tub awaits outside on the deck. In the basement we found a gas fireplace, a massage table and a comfy couch. What were those sturdy hooks in the ceiling for? To hold the hammock, of course! In the garage were two bicycles and a pool table. Wooden rocking chairs on the front porch were the perfect place to watch Amish families go by in their buggies.

The refrigerator was stocked with home-made granola and grape nuts (these are not Post Grape Nuts, by which I mean they are not only edible but also delicious and they won't break your teeth), as well as eggs and milk from Roman and Lucy's farm. The milk was raw milk from grass-fed cows. I have never tasted milk like this. Can I go back to my store-bought fat-free milk? Not happily.

Roman's manual for the Little Stone Cottage is very comprehensive and, like the house itself, is designed to promote and enhance intimacy. People who live in "the world" might find this off-putting (we did not) but should keep in mind that many of his visitors come from a much more sheltered and insular environment and have not attended schools where sex-ed was on the curriculum from the fourth grade on. The manual also lists suggestions for things to do, and we did almost all of them. We also were invited to watch as the farm's 200 cows were milked. Fascinating.

The cottage is right in the middle of Lancaster County's 5,000 farms, half of them owned by the Amish. The views are breathtaking and the natural smells (yes, I mean manure) are not intolerable -- and not an issue at all inside the cottage.

My husband and I have been married for 28 years and we feel closer after this weekend than we have in a long time. Because we are caring for my mother at our home, it's not easy to schedule time away but we are already looking at dates for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ed and Leslie: Thank you for your kind words. As you know now, this cottage industry has really become to us a calling! It is a sacred calling to encourage Married couples and call them back to God’s eternality and holiness. Intimate love and tender affection is God’s design for marriage but of course, being in the fallen race we are in, we often fall short of God’s ideal and are often to busy and forgetful. We have seen an experienced that when a married couple takes time to really read and talk about intimacy, away from the daily grind and cares, some very sweet progress can be made. True Marriage to us means "one woman for one man for life" and marital intimacy is a special gift from a very wise creator and our goal at this place is to remind couples about that, so that they leave more thankful than ever for this provision. Having someone to share life's joys and sorrows is so wonderful. Thanks for choosing the quiet peace of this cottage to celebrate your marriage and for using our list of interesting places and things to do to enhance your stay. We take seriously the investment of time and money that married couples make in a vacation like this and want guests to feel good about the investment!
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5

Perfect in every way :)

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here at the Little Stone Cottage. You are surrounded by peace and quiet both inside the cottage and outside. The scenery is just breath taking. Roman and Lucy literally thought of everything to make your stay a memorable one. The hot tub is a real treat. All the little touches throughout the cottage are perfect and romantic. The fresh eggs, yogurt, cheese, granola, grape seeds, milk and little snacks were so delicious, thoughtful and greatly appreciated. We couldn't ask for more here. Meeting with Roman was a blessing. We thought it was special having him pray for us prior to our arrival and again upon meeting. We were so grateful Roman was available to take us for a tour of the farm, It was amazing to see! We will definitely be back!

God Bless, Lynette & Nick

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynette and Nick Thank you for your kind words and for expressing your enjoyment of this country cottage. It is our goal to minister to true marriage. We do what we can to provide a place where your hearts and spirits will quieted before God, turned toward and tuned into each other. We believe strong marriages are intentionally created by God and two people who are willing to invest time into each other. In our busy world marriage is often neglected.Gods word says " a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
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5

Very Cozy and Romantic..

  • 5 of 5

Took a few days off to celebrate our anniversary and get some alone time.

Very quaint and the owners are very gracious. Even though he was busy Roman made time to stop in for a brief visit.

We planned to ride motorcycles quite a bit but it rained to much all but one day we were there.

Still lots of good riding in the area.

Plenty of amenities to keep us busy and allow all of the intimacy one could desire in the very lovely decorated house. Made it a point to use all of the available items and do some reading.

Vey quiet and loved to hear the horse hooves and buggies going by on occasions.

Lots of things to do in the area and or do nothing if you desire. To say the least we were able to get catch up on rest and take the stresses away from everyday life like animals and chores.

Will look forward to coming back some day in the future and will for sure recommend to others who need some quiet private time.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and thanks for making use of it all. Glad you enjoyed our little slice of the country. We are here for couples who want to celebrate true marriage and enjoy what we prepared for them to enhance romance. The reading material is special feature that we have yet to see at any other place like this. "True marriage is truly a treasure." Glad you enjoyed it and benefitted from it. Thanks for the kind words. When you need to get away from the rat race we await and welcome your return.
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5

Just what this marriage needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had an AMAZING few days here, we didn't want to leave and will definitely be back! This place is so peaceful & you can tell lovingly & prayerfully designed & decorated. We never left the cottage-there is 3 floors to explore & enjoy, a deck, patio, front porch, and lovely grounds. You have a fully stocked kitchen, huge hot tub, massage table and plenty of marriage helps/reading material available. Roman & Lucy are truly a blessing and have a wonderful vision for marriage the way God intended. My hubby & I came to celebrate 19 yrs of marriage & left refreshed, renewed & closer to each other and our Savior & Lord!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving future guests your perspective. One other thing that they need to bring that we cannot supply here is a positive frame of mind about improving their marriage by communicating better. Prayer is so vital for that! We send some articles with every welcome letter to help couples begin to see what the goal of this place is. I enjoyed seeing your vehicle not moved and pray that you will receive back more than you invested! May the things you shared with each other continue to bless you as do life together. May that include many happy returns and a revival of love each time you return. When God's design for marriage is honored "one woman for one man for life" the best things happen and a legacy is passed on. Go with God!
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Woodbridge, VA
5

Just doesn't get any better...

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost...wow! I read the reviews before our stay and there really is nothing we can put into words to describe our stay. We had the most memorable anniversary trip here. We connected on so many levels and it just strengthened our bond. We typically set aside time to enjoy each other's company. This time we actually put away the phones and didn't watch any television. We cooked together, ate together, and just enjoyed one another. We have traveled internationally and this short weekend helped us both learn to appreciate each other again. Roman and Lucy received a word from God to minister to couples and do it with ease. The organic treats were just that and we wanted to buy more to bring home. We decided to visit at least twice a year and just cleanse our minds, bodies, and spirits. This is worth visiting and just renewing your love (and lust) for each other. The scripture below represents our relationship and we promise to cherish each other all of our days.

Ephesians 5:22-33: 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-- 30 for we are members of his body. 31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." 32 This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed to hear that your marriage was touched and renewed. That is very much our goal. With marriage so under attack and all the shams becoming more acceptable, like remarriage after divorce, same sex marriage and just living together we are more interested than ever in strengthening true marriage (One woman for one man for life). We thank you for allowing us to serve you and for reminding all of us what makes true love in marriage in Ephesian's 5:22-33. Very much enjoyed meeting you and hosting you.
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Map

Kitchen Kettle Village Cafe
Lapp Valley Farms
White Horse Mill Antiques
Kling House
Intercourse
White Horse Luncheonette
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Harrisburg and Philadelphia
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Lancaster 17 miles or Parksburg 5 miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
route 30 and route 41
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Car: recommended

Bird Watching, Miniature Golfing, Bikes included with rental, Library of Christian Books Tapes and CD's on Marriage, Massage Table, Hammock on private patio, hiking on trails in woods nearby.

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Rates & Availability

Kinzers Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$148
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$145
Fri,Sat,Sun
$895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.1%

Three night minimum on weekends from Friday 4 pm checkin to Monday 11 am checkout. Two night minimum on weekdays Monday thru Thursday. For two nights through the week it needs to else the first Monday and Tuesday or last two Wednesday and Thursday or whatever is left if some are already taken. Call or text Roman with questions about this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Kinzers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) very compfy bed/memory foam topper
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
Complimentary Snacks and Drinks, Organic Milk, Homemade Bread, homemade granola and grape nuts, Eggs, Yogurt, raw milk and other breakfast items fresh from our own organic farm, Massage table, towels and linens provided, private hot tub on deck, deck with shaded paved patio underneath, Garage with pool table, ping pong table, Marriage building books, tapes, CDs, No TV

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