|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
SOPHRONIA COTTAGE is Green Valley very first vacation rental. Renewed, restored, redesigned in 1995 and open to guest in the summer of 1996. Decorated and furnished in true cottage style, cozy, fresh and clean. At approx. 500 sq. ft. in size, just right for a romantic escape and an opportunity to experience small cottage; living and learn to love its simplicity. This is the perfect cottage for your romantic getaway, with gas fireplace in the bedroom, and hot tub on the bedroom deck. The kitchen is fully furnished and has an electric range w/oven, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, refrigerator, and a full size washer/dryer. The only thing needed for the kitchen is your food. The full bath has a shower and all bath and kitchen linens are provided. The front porch with its Adirondack chairs is a great place to spend an afternoon watching birds in the feeder, being soothed by a summer shower---or, just doing Nothing !! The perfect escape from a stress-filled, busy world.
It is only a short walk or bike ride to the property 2.5 acre lake.
Please check out our other cottages, too.
With only 4 cottages on the 75 acre property, our guests
have a world all their own.
Keywords: Sophronia Cottage, one bedroom, cottages, seclusion, vacation rental, pet friendly, gas fireplace, hot tub, lake, fishing, pedal boat, S/C PA
Our Nov. 6th guests to Sophronia Cottage wrote that they came to Green Valley to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.
"We've been many places all over the world and this was Number 1 for peace and relaxation. Thanks so much to this family for creating such a unique and special place"
We planned our 10 Year Anniversary a year in advance. Specifically looking for a remote area that was quite and peaceful. We wanted privacy and hopefully a place in the mountains with amazing views. Our true love is camping, hiking and mountain biking along with photography and art. We found everything we wanted in a search for romantic cabins. I wanted to stay as long as possible and I had my heart set on a hot tub. I realized all their Cottages had hot tubs so I decided to go with the smallest cabin on the property. The Sophronia cottage was the perfect size for us! I loved the look from the outside and how welcoming is was right away. We spent most of our time hiking & biking and our nights in the hot tub looking at the stars. We have so many amazing photos and videos of our visit that we love. We even captured the sounds of the woods, if we could have only bottled that smell!! The cottage itself was so easy to care for that I wish I could downsize my house! I could easily do laundry while cooking at the same time without having to walk away from either. I loved the shower and the water pressure is so good that I just have to comment on it. The bedroom with the fireplace and deck right off it with the hot tub is just too perfect. I loved the walk in closet and high ceilings with little nook above the closet. Everything had such a unique and personal touch to it. Our first day there we seen deer, right behind the house while eating our dinner. The next few days we fed a little family of squirrels peanuts that live right above the back deck. The whole week we stayed we were so relaxed and restored that this will have to become a routine of ours in the years to come
Sophronia sits along Bear Creek and has a beautifully treed front lawn with bonfire area, charcoal grill and picnic table.
Two bicycles await your enjoyment.
The lake at Green Valley is stocked with Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Trout, and provides many opportunities for outdoor fun. Row boating, fishing, relaxing on the dock, or strolling in the moonlight, make the lake one of our guests favorite locations! We also have several clearly marked hiking trails that take you beneath tall white pines, along Bear Creek, or through acres of white oak forest.
Another great thing about Green Valley is our location. We are only 3hrs from Pittsburgh, 2 hrs from D.C./Balti. area, 2 hrs. from Harrisburg, Pa., 5 hrs. from New York City, 4 hrs. from Philadelphia, Pa., 4 hrs. from Richmond, Va., and though our cottages are secluded, everything is nearby!
Thank you so much for creating this lovely place.
My husband and I relished in the opportunity to explore Green Valley together.
We enjoyed all the hiking trails, crunching down the snowy paths, soaking
in the hot tub while taking in the clear, starry sky.
We cooked and ate our meals in absolute leisure, with no regard to schedules.
Curled up with books near the cozy fireplace.
We are looking forward to coming back in other seasons to see how this place
changes throughout the year.
We were looking a place to spend our 1-year anniversary. When the weekend we wanted wasn't available, Lola reached out personally to help us make it work for another weekend. She was incredibly communicative and very nice to work with.
The cottage was absolutely perfect for us. Comfortable and incredibly cute. With only 3 other cottages, it was also very private and serene. We were able to bring our dog Sadie who loved the hiking trails and the small lake.
The hot tub was so relaxing and sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the front porch with a cup of coffee and a book (or in my boyfriend's case, his Nintendo) surrounded by fall leaves was a dream. We loved it and will be back again!
Our stay at Sophronia Cottage far exceeded my expectations! The cottage had all the amenities needed and was SO clean! The radio only picked up one station, but, that added to the relaxation and seclusion. The hot tub on the side deck is wonderful to enjoy a glass of wine and gaze at the stars. The hiking trails range from easy to challenging and the fishing pond is only a short walk away. We were also able to bring our dogs and they loved being able to explore!!
We absolutely loved Soprhonia Cottage and can't wait to come back to Green Valley!!
My husband and I really needed a quiet weekend away, without the kids, and we couldn't have asked for better than what we found at Green Valley ... and the added bonus and ease of bringing our 2 dogs made things that much more enjoyable (for us and them). The area was truly a slice of heaven! We thoroughly enjoyed our few quite days taking walks around the property, seeing/hearing wildlife, relaxing with a book on the front porch, putting puzzles together, grilling out and eating smores every night, relaxing in the hot tub and watching DVDs . It was the perfect stress release from our crazy hectic lives and we cannot wait to go back ... next time we might even bring the kids along and check out one of the larger cabins. But for this past weekend Sophronia Cottage was the perfect fit for our private romantic getaway.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful property with us.
Booked this place for our anniversary and had a nice weekend away from our busy work lives. Enjoyed relaxing by the lake, fishing, and paddle boating. Our cottage was adorable, and the perfect size for the two of us with a private hot tub. We also enjoyed hiking the surrounding trails, although some were a little overgrown. It was the perfect escape and a great way to spend our anniversary. Peaceful and great scenery. I would love to enjoy another weekend here!
We truly enjoyed our stay and the peace, quiet, and beauty of the property. Unfortunately, we scheduled for the hottest week of the year...but, despite the heat and a bit of rain, we had some wonderful meals cooked over the charcoal grill. :o) The hot tub was super relaxing and the cottage had everything that we needed for our stay (including A/C!) We made good use of the scrabble board and puzzles. Best of all, our Westie, Blue, was SO happy to tag along on this trip.
We also saw a gorgeous buck and a large family of pheasants.
We look forward to visiting again sometime - maybe when the leaves are changing.
Thank you Lola for everything!
It has been too long since we stayed at Sophronia Cottage. We enjoyed the wild azaleas, carpets of wildflowers, the spring that cascades into the tranquil lake, the hot tub and of course the charming, cozy, welcoming cottage itself. Our cat and dog certainly enjoyed it as much as we did. This was their first visit. All of us had a great time. We even built a campfire in the stone ring to roast hotdogs and marshmallows. It was so peaceful and beautiful.
Hike on our nature trails, relax in the hot tub, enjoy the cozy gas fireplace, bike on Green Valley Lake Lane, go fishing, or row boating, wade in Bear Creek, sunbathe, barbecue, or relax around a bonfire, Eat in or Dine Out, Play Badminton or Volleyball, Watch Wildlife, go Birding, or relax on a porch, deck, or dock with your favorite book or friend, take walks in the moonlight, or do what our guests enjoy most - relax!!, Area, Day trips from Green Valley and Driving Time, Washington, D, C, - 2 hrs, Civil War Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pa, - 2, 5 hrs, Antietam Civil War Battlefield - 1 hr, Snow Skiing - 45 min, Outlet Shopping - 45 min, Appalachian Trail - 1 hr, C & O Canal - 20 min, Biking Trail - 20 min, Antique Mall - 20 min, Covered Bridges - 1 hr, Steam Engine Train Ride - 45 min, Hershey Park Amusement Park - 2, Horseback Riding - 15 min, Skyline Drive - 2, Farm Show - 2 hrs, Spa & Roman Baths - 30 min
Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation, guests are responsible to the owner for the full amount of the deposit paid. However, if owner is able to find new guests for the same dates, at the same rates, the deposit will be refunded. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations or rescheduling.
No refund will be given for inclement weather, including hurricanes, flooding, snowfall, ice storms, power outages, nor for any other circumstances beyond the control of the property owners.