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Romantic Cottage in Lancaster County

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

The Olde Stone Cottage is your perfect place to stay in Lancaster County! This luxury accommodation is ideal for a honeymoon, romantic retreat, girlfriends getaway or relaxing private vacation. Kids under 12 stay free.

Sit on the porch and watch the Amish buggies clip-clop down Main Street, listen to the bells chime from a nearby church, and enjoy flowers in shades of yellow, white and blue, which lend a French Country feeling to the outside of the cottage.

Amish and Mennonite farms provide plenty of fresh produce and there's lots of shopping in nearby Adamstown, known as the Antiques Capital of the USA. There are five local one-room school houses and covered bridges. Outlets in Reading and Lancaster are a short drive, as well as museums, Amish attractions and great hiking and biking.

Small Town USA: The Olde Stone Cottage is in a small town (1200 people) that has many activities. There's a Terre Hill Days celebration in July - great bands, outhouse races, fireworks, lots of food - a town-wide Yard Sale, Harvest Parade and Haunted Trail in the fall, Lunch in the Park every Friday late July into September, and lots more.

A Shopper's Paradise: Whether it is outlet shopping (Lancaster has Tanger and Rockville, and Reading has the big VF Outlet Center), antique shopping (ten minutes away at the Antiques Capital of the USA, Amish quilts and crafts, or Art galleries (downtown Lancaster), Terre HIll is in the center of the spoke for shopping of all kinds. We'll be glad to share our favorite places with you.

Lancaster County: Terre Hill is centrally located in Lancaster County - there are buggies that travel right past the cottage, one-room schoolhouses and covered bridges surround the town, rolling farmland, roadside stands at the farms, local craft, quilt and furniture shops. A huge antigue center is ten minutes north of town and Weaverland Auction is 1 mile from town - where the farmers and nurseries bring their produce and plants to be sold. It's a great area to cycle.

The Olde Stone Cottage was featured on Sweet Retreats....and won! We're proud to be inspected, licensed and legal. The cottage has passed all local safety and zoning regulations.

More Details

Jan or Bruce Garrabrandt
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Jan or Bruce Garrabrandt

My husband and I have been operating The Artist's Inn, a bed and breakfast just five houses from The Olde Stone Cottage for 20 years. We love meeting people from all over the world. But we only have three rooms at the inn and couldn't accommodate children or bigger groups. The Olde Stone Cottage is child friendly and our Carriage House can accommodate more if needed....including a bedroom and bath on the first floor.

Jan or Bruce Garrabrandt purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jan or Bruce Garrabrandt chose Terre Hill

Our Inn was originally built by Sam Watts...actually he owned much of the land that is now Terre Hill. He donated land for the local church, school, was on the board of the local bank, and was generally quite a great guy. He also owned a cigar-making factory, one of many in town. The locally grown tobacco was used for the outer leaves of the cigars. His grandson owned the local store...which stood on the land now occupied by our cottage. We always admired this little house and when it came up for sale, we converted it to a vacation rental. To see the story of the remodel, check out The Artist's Inn website.

What makes this cottage unique

Terre Hill is a quiet town, but just minutes away from Adamstown - filled with antiques....or busy Intercourse with bustling shops and Kitchen Kettle Village. It's surrounded by farms so fresh produce can be had three seasons a year in any direction. And Shady Maple - whether you go to the farmer's market, gift shop, or smorgasbord is a treat unto itself. Folks also like to explore the area on bikes or by hiking.


Terre Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two-person whirlpool tub in master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • * King Bed * Double Bed * Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Features: -Two bedrooms (one king-sized bed with Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and gas stove/fireplace, one full with sitting area and game table) -One full bath with oversized massage shower -Fully equipped kitchen, including enough food for your first breakfast -Flat screen TV with DVD/VCR -Stereo and MP3 Player -CD Player/Clock Radios in bedrooms -Ceiling Fans -Porch with Gas Grill -Large Dining Room with seating for six -Foyer with games, puzzles, cards -Central Air Conditioning -Living Room has Vermont Castings Gas stove/fireplace


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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

THE Sweetest of People!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay! Jan and Bruce are so very kind, thoughtful and accommodating! Exceptionally clean, and well-stocked! I'd recommend any of their properties and rooms 100%!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jordan - It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We were happy to host you while you were in Lancaster County.
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Empty Nest Adventure Weekend in Lancaster County PA

  • 5 of 5

This cottage rental was more than we could have ever expected. The welcoming atmospehere started from the minute you pulled into the driveway. Seasonal decorations as well as a light in the window were just a few of the added personal touches you won't find with a hotel reservation. Inside the cottage we were greeted with homemade baked goods, a personal note and a kitchen packed with breakfast foods. Those extra touches make a vacation rental special. The cottage decor and space was very relaxing and romantic. A large whirlpool tub, fireplace and extra comfortable king size bed made it hard to leave the master bedroom. The main bathroom had a shower that was full of all the bells and whistles you could imagine. Cozy furniture in all of the rooms made it easy to relax and enjoy the stay. Games, puzzles and magazines were also plentiful. We were surprised by a small snow event and the cottage owners had our space cleared before we woke up the next day. The cottage is located in a quiet downtown with restaurants and convenience stores within walking distance. You will find an abundance of books and personal artwork throughout the home. You won't be disappointed by the accomodations or hospitality provided at this property. “Disclaimer: HomeAway compensated me to promote their vacation rentals as a preferred accommodation choice. However, my review and opinions are entirely my own.”

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele - Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review. And thank you for noticing all the little details. While we can't help the snow, I was glad that Bruce was around to remove it!!! Hope you had fun and can find time to visit again. Jan and Bruce
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Great place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is charming and the welcoming perfect including with fresh homemade food available,

Definitly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christophe - Thanks so much for your kind words. We were glad to provide a meeting point with your friends. Jan and Bruce
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Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Tastefully decorated and welcoming. Only sound was "clip clop" of horse and buggies passing by the cottage. Very comfortable king size bed and loved the whirlpool tub! Jan and Bruce thought of everything to make your stay pleasant. Hope to get back again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We've lived here over 20 years and never get tired of hearing the clip-clops! We hope you can return to visit!
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Charming and lovely house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Very charming house with beautiful decoration and what you need for a comfortable stay. Nice and spacious bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and very enjoyable living room and dining area. The owners were very nice and helpful. Great location and many things to discover around. we enjoyed our stay a lot and we will definitely recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit....and that the weather cooperated! Even though Terre HIll is a quiet town, there's so much to do - all within an easy drive We hope you visited one of the many farms that were selling strawberries - we think they are the best we've ever had!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here! Looking forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian - we hope you have such great weather on your next visit too! Jan and Bruce
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Nearest Restaurant
across the street!
Car: recommended

Lancaster, Dutch Country, Pennsylvania, USA (In quaint Terre Hill - the smallest of small towns!). Terre Hill is a perfect place to stay - a quiet, small town that boasts tennis courts, a wonderful park, two restaurants and a convenience store - all within walking distance of the cottage and surrounded by Amish farms. Nearby Shady Maple provides a great farm market and the largest smorgasbord in the county for great Pennsylvania Dutch food.

Other Activities: shopping, mini golf, biking, hot air ballooning, Art Gallery located at the inn

Golf: There are 5 golf courses within a 20-minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.1%

The rates quoted are based on two adults. Kids under 12 stay for free. Each additional adult is just $25/day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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