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Cozy Country Cottage

Washington, IL, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms(Sleeps 4-6), 1 Bath (shower & tub), large living area

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.



Lane's End Hobby Farm

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
What makes this Cottage unique

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)


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Large Master bedroom
          One memory foam queen size bed (1) Empty dresser (six drawers), full closet (empty) Second bedroom: two double beds (2). One amoire Sheets fresh and clean on beds, provided. Extras in hall closet. *No Laundry facility in cottage - New Starcrest cleaner one mile north which you can use during your stay.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Tub/Shower Combination


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Just upgraded our wireless internet- MTCO & fiber optics in both cottage (and tiny house)
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All three beds have fresh sheets when you arrive. Extras for pull-out sofa in the closet.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of towels & soaps provided.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Tell us what kind you prefer and we will stock coffee for y'all.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Lots of silverware, plates,cups, glasses, dishtowels, , etc. etc. If it isn't there ask, you can borrow ours!
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dishwasher detergent provided
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All cooking utensils, pots and pans, etc.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Seasonings for cooking
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  Lots and lots of books in cottage. Mostly classic literature, biographies, great books, books for kids, etc. Magazines- assortment (news, ranching, National Geographic, etc.)
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Family Games available to borrow (Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Dominoes, Trivial Pursuit, Settlers, etc.
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  MTCO Direct TV Network- fiber optics
                                • Television
                                  Cable- Direct TV (MTCO)
                                • Toys
                                  Some good children's toys and children's books
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD Player and some movies.


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Outdoor table and chairs by chimnea. Stools by (small) firepit. Wood provided. Charcoal provided for grill.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Snow shoes available in garage for cross country type snowy hike in meadows.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Creek shoes and rubber boots to traverse the creeks! This is the country :)


                                        • playground
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • cinemas
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • churches
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues
                                        • water parks
                                        • winery tours
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • photography
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis


                                                        • Earn an additional one night discount per week up to three weeks.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          50 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Cute place

                                                          Jennifer L.

                                                          We had a nice time, one of the mini cows had a baby, so that was a fun experience watching the interaction and playfulness of the newbie. The mini horse's definitely learn who the treat giver is real fast.


                                                          Jennifer W.

                                                          The cottage was perfect for our girls weekend. Everything was exactly like pictured and the farm was beautiful with snow. Sal is easy to work with and very kind. We hope to visit again next year.

                                                          Comfortable, rural setting that includes horses and lots of places to explore. Fun for kids.

                                                          TB and JBLos Angeles, CA

                                                          Felt like we had our own little cottage out in the country. It snowed the first day we were there on Christmas Eve and made for a really fun time with the kids to play in the snow and pet their horse and two miniature horses. The cottage had everything including extra blankets and they provided a high chair for our two year old. Only down side was we got no reception with T-mobile on the property and we couldn't seem to connect to Wifi so that left us a little isolated. Overall, the place is very comfortable and a great spot to stay to get away from the city.

                                                          Absolutely beautiful!

                                                          Brenda F.

                                                          I highly recommend staying here. The hosts provided great hospitality. The house was comfortable and is on an amazing farm. We loved seeing the horses, the cow and the farm cat. We played games in the yard and was able to start on a bonfire. Everything was ready and provided for us. We hiked around the property, which was great. I even woke up to seeing a horse outside the kitchen windows. Absolutely amazing. Would recommend more and complete board games in the house.

                                                          Peace and quiet

                                                          Linda B.

                                                          We had a wonderful time at the cottage. Peace and quiet, and that is exactly what we wanted. The property is beautiful. Sal and Buzz were most welcoming. And the cookies Sal brought us were delicious. We enjoyed walking around the property. And there is a wonderful selection of books.

                                                          Very comfortable and relaxing setting.The owners were pleasant but gave us privacy.We would return.

                                                          Brad B.

                                                          We enjoyed our stay. The country setting and cottage were relaxing. The children enjoyed the creek and cookies provided by the owners. You would never guess the property is so close to town. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and family.


                                                          Washington, IL, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee

                                                          additional $15 dollars per stay per person for more than three people Contact us for longer term rates.

                                                          50 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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