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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:
May 17, 2017

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 Pennsylvania

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Romantic Cottage in Lancaster County
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Mineola, New York

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 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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Fantastic stay in Amish country

  • 5 of 5

We spend the 4th of July weekend with our two daughters (3y and 8 months). Absolutely fabulous cottage. The house has about everything (next to heaps of charm) and the owners even foresee your first breakfast and loads of homemade cookies and brownies. We used it as a basis to visit Amish country and found this very convenient, certainly with a great Shady Maple market being nearby. By the way, they just installed a new grill in the back yard. Jan is amazing to communicate with. If you go there, don't forget to sit on the porch with a glass of wine, watch the fireflies and listen to the horses and carriages passing by...

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond my expectations

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely more than I had expected. It was warm and cozy, clean and just perfect. I will be staying again for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Comfortable as Old Slippers

  • 5 of 5

Warm and wonderful both inside and outside. After driving all day, it was with a sigh of pleasure I opened the door to beautiful pine floors and cozy furniture in the friendliest of atmospheres. Freshly baked cookies and coffee cake awaited and I just had to set the coffee pot to brewing. Wonderful!

The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring the Amish countryside, shopping and eating, eating, eating! Loved it all and will do again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia area

An Absolute Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here recently for our anniversary and it was truly amazing. The stone cottage was clean and beautiful and very relaxing. The huge whirlpool tub located in the master bedroom was awesome extra bonus, as well as the 2-person shower in the hall bath! And even though the pictures on the site are wonderful, the cottage is even more beautiful than what you see. The town is quaint, the diner across the street was very very good, and the owners are an absolute pleasure to deal with. And having them include all the food they stated for your breakfast was such a plus (the baked goods AND the cookies in the filled cookie jar were so scrumptious). I want to thank the owners so much for the lifetime memory you have given us.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you liked the cottage and Terre Hill. Although we're in a quiet location, you can get to everywhere from here! We really appreciate you taking the time to write and are honored to be able to provide some relaxing space to make memories. They are important!
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A Relaxing Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage, and wish we could have stayed longer. The “old” feel of the home was great, and the amenities were perfect. We so enjoyed having a glass of wine in from of the fireplace. The home made cookies and brownies were delicious, and a very nice touch. It was awesome to see several horse and buggies pass right in from of the cottage on Main Street. Our getaway was a relaxing pleasure. Thanks Jan and Bruce!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you enjoyed the Olde Stone Cottage. The raspberry chocolate chip cookies are a specialty of our bed and breakfast, The Artist's Inn, just five houses away. We know what you mean about the buggies - even after 17 years of living here, we still enjoy the clip-clops!
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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

Terre Hill Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.1%

!0% discount on 4 nghts or more. 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.
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