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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
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
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.
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!! (:
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
This was a perfect place for us to get away from daily responsibilities and focus on being together, and it gave us a great chance to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere was quiet, relaxing and romantic, and we left feeling refreshed AND with the desire to do something like this again! When we planned our visit, we intended to do a few other things in the area, but once we settled into the cottage, we didn't want to leave. We will definitely recommend this to our friends!
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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2 night minimum stay
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.