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Dawn

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Cozy Garden Getaway in Historic Lancaster County

62 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Morgantown Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 small cozy bedrooms, 1 full bath, open kitchen and living area, brick patio

This apartment is off of the beaten path and is located on a quiet wooded hillside overlooking Amish farms. The apartment doors open onto Fern Wood Gardens, a terraced display of flowers featured in regional garden tours. This is a peaceful quiet place where vacationers may want to enjoy extended stays. We have wireless internet connection, a full kitchen, a barbecue grill, and a washer and dryer to help make your stay comfortable.

Our place is a quiet relaxing retreat for married couples or small families. We are eight miles from the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord. On a drive through the country side you will pass old order Amish and Mennonite farms. There are numerous covered bridges, old mills, and plain church meeting houses. There are a number of historic sights in our area and an Amish Mennonite Information center just one mile from our apartment.

The garden is a restful spot where you will want to sit and enjoy a book while hearing the call of the birds, the water splashing in the pond and the croaking of the pond frogs, or the clip-clop of the Amish horses on the road below. You may want to eat your meals in the garden house, make hot dogs, etc. in the garden fire pit or just sit in the garden house during a rain shower and enjoy the fresh smell of the garden.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Dawn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 62 traveler reviews

Cozy Garden Getaway in Historic Lancaster County
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
5

Dawn was very sweet! Definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Dawn was very sweet! She had so many places picked out that we could visit! She was very helpful. The place was also beautiful! The garden was breathtaking! Definitely recommend people to visit here!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Beautiful Garden and wooded area, comfortable living space and great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I went to Fernwood for a relaxing 2 days, to do some writing and reflecting. This was the perfect place for this. There're activities available, but we chose to spend most of our time enjoying the grounds.

We enjoyed the various butterflies, spiders and bees in the garden. There are a few suprises (good ones) on the property so I won't spoil them. The garden is even more beautiful than the pics. You can see the love that went into it. Dawn took the time to greet us and gave us a tour of the garden.

The living space is clean and very comfortable. It's easy to feel at home. There were so many little touches that made us feel welcomed- fresh flowers in the living room and bathroom, fruit basket and candy for my daughter and a butterfly book that brought us lots of joy.

There are lots of pillows and blankets, a full sized refrigerator/freezer, big picture window with a garden view and porch seating where we sat with our morning coffee and our evening tea.

I echo all the positive sentiments about Dawn and Herb. Theres nothing I can add. We wanted solitude, quiet and relaxation. They seemed to magically understand that and we had just the right amount of interaction- enough to feel welcomed and loved and the right amount of space. I suspect they're very good at gauging their guests.

The area is beautiful farmland, lots of places to get fresh fruit and vegetables and a nearby supermarket and small shopping area.

We will definitely return. If you're trying to choose between two properties, choose this one, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

FernWood Gardens - Beautiful 🌸🌲🌺🌺🌺🌲🌸

  • 5 of 5

FernWood Gardens nestled in the countryside of Lancaster County was absolutely the most wonderful place to stay during our vacation trip to the east coast. Our host, Dawn, greeted us with a warm welcome. The cozy retreat offered a beautiful garden and view of the Appalachian Countryside.

The beds were terrific and the cottage was clean and decorated adoringly. We enjoyed the fresh fruit, little library and the local guide books. When we travel east again, we will definitely make a reservation at FernWood Gardens. The proximity to Valley Forge and Philadelphia was perfect.

We recommend this vacation rental to others because of the host's sincere hospitality, beautiful-well kept facilities, and proximity to some of our Nation's historical sites.

Thank you.

Kindly,

The Carlson Family

from the Land of Lincoln

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Angela

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! It was so relaxing and beautiful. My daughter and I were here for 4 days and enjoyed every minute. There is a swing and a gazebo in the garden for us to enjoy! Beautiful scenery from our front window of the room! You won;t be disappointed if you stay here! Dawn had fresh flowers in every room and even on our private front terrace! We had comfortable rocking chairs to sit and enjoy the peaceful scene.

I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts, extremely helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Exceptional Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

My husband, teenaged son, and I came to the area for the first time this June. I saw this property on line and was blown away by the beautiful gardens, as I am a gardener myself. Not only was the garden a beautiful and peaceful place to relax, but the view was wonderful and there were many safe back roads to walk or bike to enjoy the scenery. I do not think I have ever stayed in a place that was as clean and well-appointed as Dawn and Herb's property--they have truly anticipated all their travelers' needs and provided even more to insure their comfort. Herb took us on a guided tour, which was incredible because we are not familiar with the area. He had a great deal of knowledge and answered my (many!) questions gladly. Dawn had binders and pamphlets of all the things to do in the area so we could plan our outings. I couldn't have been more impressed with our stay at FernWood.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Philadelphia and Harrisburg
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Lancaster, Downingtown
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
PA Turnpike (route 76) also routes 10, 23, and176
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Windmill
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Jersey Shore
Car: necessary

This apartment is off of the beaten path and is located on a quiet wooded hillside with a view overlooking Amish farms in the valley below. The apartment doors open onto Fern Wood Gardens, a terraced display of flowers featured in regional garden tours. This is a perfect spot for married couples and young families to enjoy a peaceful vacation.

Nearby features include: Amish country, scenic drives in a pastoral corner of Lancaster County with the summer season offering views of lush farmlands dotted with produce stands selling seasonal produce and baked goods, and outlet shopping in Lancaster and Reading.

Make sure to see the world famous Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine Valley Chanticleer Gardens and Andrew Wyeth Museum. Also many antique shops, the Hershey and Wilbur chocolate factories, and local Amish and Mennonite food and handcraft shops. The city of Reading is just a twenty minute drive away.

There are numerous historic sites of interest such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Lititz Moravian, Hopewell Furnace, and Ephrata Cloister. For nature enthusiasts and hikers there is French Creek State Park.

For the children and adults there are amusement parks, hands on museums, and Sight and Sound theater. There is much to see and do for the whole family.

. There are historic sites of interests such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Lititz Moravian, Hopewell Furnace, and Ephrata Cloister and state parks for nature enthusiasts. There is so much to see and do for the whole family.

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Rates & Availability

Morgantown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
off season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional adults are $20 per night per adult. Children are $15 per night per child 1 year and older. When staying a week, the 7th night is free. The cleaning fee covers each stay. Deposits are nonrefundable unless cancellation is made 30 days before rental date. Balance of rental fee is due upon arrival. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contact owner for monthly rate. The Home Away fee sheet does not reflect the seventh free night stay. Please contact owner for corrected amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Morgantown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed, can be converted into a king sige bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • We have a second small bedroom with a trundle bed. This can convert into a king size bed. There are closets in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
The living area has a wood stove with a glass front which gives the apartment a warm, cozy atmosphere. Also there is a recliner and sofa. There is a slow cooker in the kitchen which is helpful when you're gone during the day and you want to return to a cooked meal. There is also a coffee French Press, hand beater and toaster for bagels. A tour guide through the Amish communities is available.

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