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NOTE: Visitors staying longer than 7 days, should call or email owner prior to requesting a booking to ensure availability.
This former upstairs apartment, now newly renovated upstairs home, is the perfect stay for taking a break from life's worries as well as providing easy access to all the local hospitality that Lancaster County has to offer.
When you enter the Spring room, large bay windows surround the North and East sides allowing you to see the Amish buggy teams clopping-by. At night, the open windows allow you to hear the relaxing sounds of the stream that runs just behind it.
Next is a well lit, yellow-pine, log den-library. Here you can can relax in the setting of Native American memorabilia, Westward artwork, and well crafted natural beauty displays while enjoying lighthearted reading.
There is a quaint bathroom providing a shower tub, pedestal sink, toilet, and recessed shelves...very new, very nice.
Past the den-library is the dining room featuring a Pennsylvania German log chinked pattern with Americana motif. Wide beam wood flooring with forged nails. Enjoy eating on an 1800's beautiful dark oak trestle table. The simple lighting is especially calming at night and gives you a sense of early pioneering appreciation, spiritualness, and forging ahead towards good times.
Adjacent to the dining room lies a pleasant country kitchen which has a large counter-top kitchen sink, new stove, new fridge, and champagne glass lighting. There is plenty of cabinet space and a delightful hutch for all your basic kitchen needs.
Lastly, there is a spacious back bedroom with a soft decor and queen sized bed, windows that face to one of the last indigenous Conestoga tribe settlements ('Indian Hill'), and a view of the valley where Amish are often seen working in the fields and Amish children can be seen splashing in the stream.
While it is true at Pilgrim's Progress Retreat, we do not boast having lots of entertainments such as cable television, DVD movies, game systems, table games, a whirlpool, etc., there is a modest sound system for enjoying music as well as WiFi Internet.
That being said when you're tired of the quiet life, historic Lancaster City beckons you participate in its various attractions such as movie cinemas, live theatres, neighboring amusement parks (Hershey Park, Dutch Wonderland), day trips to Gettysburg and Philadelphia, an amazing very new in-the-country YMCA gym, golf courses galore, art galleries, fantastic museums, and a smorgasbord of restaurants to choose from.
My Julia and I have been married for 20 years. We are Mennonites with her family being descended from the Herrs of the early 1700's. I work as a physician assistant and my wife is a homemaker. We are into outdoor activities, farmette living, church functions, and enjoying our 3 children.
Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 2005
It came with the property and thought it would be a fun fixer-upper to invest in.
Cost-effective, quiet, pleasant get-away with amazing centralization to branch out for fun.
My husband and I stayed a week at Pilgrim's Progress retreat. It was so nice to get away from our busy schedules and enjoy some rest and relaxation! It was very quiet in a beautiful country "woodsy" setting. The rooms were so comfy and cozy, I loved the decor and the quaint "log cabin" dining room! It was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked with pans and utensils for cooking. The hosts were very friendly and a very nice family. Would love to go back sometime, we enjoy the Amish Lancaster country!
We really enjoyed our week long stay from August 22nd - 28th. It was a wondrous experience. We don't want to leave but must. Thank you very much for being a wonderful host and hope next time, we can stay longer.
We visited in August 2015 for our son's 5th birthday trip. Although we were only there for 3 nights, we greatly enjoyed this beautiful and amazing area. The location was perfect for us and only 20 minutes from Dutch Wonderland. A grocery store and multiple farm stands were just minutes away. The vacation rental was clean, delightful, spacious, and cost-effective. The layout is very spacious (more so than what the pictures portray) and updated and was perfect for our family of four. Basic pots and pans and dinnerware allowed us to cook our meals at home. The hosts ensured that our stay was a peaceful, quite respite from the daily grind.
We visited in August 2015 for our son's 5th birthday trip. Although we were only there for 3 nights, we greatly enjoyed this beautiful and amazing area. The location was perfect for us and only 20 minutes from Dutch Wonderland. A grocery store and multiple farm stands were just minutes away. The vacation rental was clean, delightful, spacious, and cost-effective. The layout is very spacious (more so than what the pictures portray) and was perfect for our family of four. Basic pots and pans and dinnerware allowed us to cook our meals at home. The hosts ensured that our stay was a peaceful, quite respite from the daily grind.
We were overwhelmed with happiness when we arrived at the Pilgrim's Progress. The owners were very helpful and kind in allowing us an early check in... due to GPS operator error (me) we ended up in a less desirable area and a little late.
Needless to say we were thrilled with our choice to stay in this well appointed and cozy destination. The weather was perfect, leaving 100 degree weather and a lot of smoke in Northern California we were relieved to open every window, listen to the creek, the cicada and sounds of some very happy children.
We cooked the first night and played cribbage well into the night in the historic log room, sat out on the back patio and watch the lightening bugs. It so relaxing and made us wonder why we didn't live in this area full time. This was our first stop on a long trip for a national conference, it was the perfect beginning to a restful second honeymoon/anniversary/work trip.
We loved every moment of this trip which included a trip to Lancaster Market, Amish buggy rides and farm visit, and a really fun dinner in a happenstance kind of way! The thoughtful owners have a big book of everything under the sun within a days drive, it really helped us find exactly what we wanted in Pennsylvania. We were given courteous privacy and were able to use the laundry room as well.
Thank you so much for this great experience which is melted into our hearts forever!
David and Pamela Markham
PS: We recommended this little piece of heaven to all of our friends at the conference and those we know have family in Penn and will certainly be making a trip to Pilgrim's Progress soon!
My husband and I came up North to attend our Niece's wedding in Lancaster, PA. We were quite surprised to find this quite secret in the corner of Lancaster! What a beautiful place you have. You did a great job hosting us in this retreat of peace and comfort. Thank you from the bottom of our heart for allowing us to stay here. We pray for God to richly bless you all as you continue to serve Him.
Pilgrim's Progress Retreat is surrounded by numerous amenities such as museums, parks, restaurants, culture as well as nearby Gettysburg and Philadelphia.
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NOTE: Visitors staying longer than 7 days, should call or email owner prior to requesting a booking to ensure availability. Rates are subject to change (typically, significantly lowered) for longer stays, especially for November - April months for those needing temporary business accommodations.
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