|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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A unique country property includes late 1800 buildings (brick house, brick barn, brick ice house, brick granary converted to cottage, cyprus horse barn). Hike the fields and the timber. Watch for deer, turkey, heron, hummingbirds and hawks. Enjoy our
'hobby farm' with five 'mini-moos' and one lovable retired horse, two rescued mini-horses (and their colt born on the farm). The cottage is an 1870's granary with some walls containing original, handmade brick, surrounded and converted to a relaxing comfortable home.It is freshly painted and carpeted throughout, and has a full kitchen, and lovely but comfortable antiques. Garage/entry includes rubber boots in all sizes to traverse the three creeks or hike the meadows. Charcoal grill includes charcoal and lighter fluid for your use. Chimnea has freshly chopped wood stocked as well. There is a small fire pit, with a brick surround made from the same 1870's bricks. Wood is provided. The cottage has toys for children, although we asked that your children are supervised by an adult at all times, due to wandering animals, fences, and gates.
Close (15 min ) to Peoria, Caterpillar, Civic Center, St. Francis, Methodist, Proctor Hospitals, Riverfront. Enjoy Washington's unique and historical Town Square with antique malls, candy shoppes, caramel corn & ice cream, unique gifts, including local
arts and crafts. Enjoy the best gourmet coffee in the world at The Blend. Have lunch at Denhart's on the square restored 1800's restaurants loaded with character. There is a new steak house, and tasty local diners. There are the typical chains from pizza, to burgers, ice cream and chicken. Three grocery stores are nearby, as well as a super -store Walmart. Relax and enjoy the quiet at our hobby farm, and take a short drive to our charming town. Hop on the highway a few miles down the road and zip to Peoria for city attractions including shopping, river fun, sports and theater.
Hiking, wildlife, late 1870's buildings
Very quiet and "old Kentucky like" peaceful setting, secluded but close to convenient shopping. Good for private get-away spot for individuals, couples, families with supervised children.
Animals to enjoy: five Dexter (miniature) Irish cows, retired morgan- quarter horse, two rescue miniature horses, Sugarfoot and Buckwheat, their colt, Quel Suprise, , and Roxie (kitty)
I wanted to write as a follow up to our fantastic visit to the cottage in August. The underlying story is that the Thursday before our reservation started, my dad entered a hospice. The prognosis was very uncertain, with the doctors saying 4 days to 4 months. Well, that resulted in a lot of soul searching about whether to go forward with our 13th Annual Father Daughter Camp Out. My father was an avid camper, we spent many weekends in the great countryside. I listened to my heart and concluded that he would have wanted us to be in that same country setting in the outdoors, together as a family. The cottage presented the perfect setting for reflection. There were a lot of telephone calls back and forth. And the daughters knew that we faced an uncertain future for their grandfather. Still, we spent those two days wrapped up in our very own special kind of peace. As we drove back home on that Sunday afternoon, I booked the first flight the next morning. Sadly, my dad passed away in January, though the intervening months gave me a number of times to be with him. He is now at peace himself.
We will always remember the specialness of the Father Daughter Camping Trip last August and I am grateful for your very welcoming cottage.
I had family visiting and staying at the Cottage and they really enjoyed it. The cottage was very clean, well maintained and quiet, my son also enjoyed going to the farm to see the cows and horses. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.
A group of friends and I stayed at this lovely cottage this past weekend. Sal met us with fresh baked, delicious cookies. The property is beautiful. It's conveniently located close to town, and we made a fast grocery trip to Kroger's right down the road. We thoroughly enjoyed giving the horses treats and visiting with the cows. The cottage itself, is the perfect blend of old and new. We had a few friends over and made dinner Saturday night. We played chess on the chess board provided. Sal was fast to respond to any inquiries we had. It was the perfect birthday weekend and we will definitely be back! We hope to come back when the weather is nicer, and when we have time to explore the trails more.
Our family loved staying at the cottage. It was so relaxing and comfortable. We are looking forward to our next stay!
Cozy cottage is what it is! Waiting for us when we got there was a plate of baked goods which was so welcoming. The cottage was a homey two bedroom with plenty of room. Enjoyed walking around the property, having a fire in the fire pit and petting the miniature horses. Our hostess was very friendly and helpful giving us directions of sights to take in. Would definitely stay there again!
I want to thank you so much for a wonderfully relaxing weekend in such a beautiful setting. I also want to thank you for your hospitality and warmth. The pictures do not do the setting justice. We were able to feed ponies, look at the moon and stars, hike beautiful forested rolling hills, walk down a gorgeous stream, watch horses and wildlife, and just relax. For us, living in the city, this was such a departure from our everyday life. We only wish that we could live on such a beautiful piece of land.
This secluded retreat belies its proximity and ease of access to a major metro area. Sal and Buzz have made their cottage as homey and welcoming as we could have hoped for. The sleeping accommodations are well laid out and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, dishes, and common cooking spices. This is our second visit in four years and I regret to say that we had so many activities scheduled in the area that there was no time to explore the 58 acres of woods and pasture that make up this well cared for property. Maybe next time!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
additional $15 dollars per stay per person for more than three people
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