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What makes you happy?

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms plus large loft with twin and double bed, 1 bathroom, sleeps 7.

Looking for a tranquil place in the woods? Located on the Blue Mountain in rural pennsylvania a short walk downhill from the Appalachian Trail, this cozy little cottage invites you to sit down on the porch and listen to the creek burble. There's hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, bird-watching, sight-seeing, but maybe you just want to relax and do nothing other than lie around chatting or reading. Either way, this is the place for you. All the amenities of home are here so you can drive up and instantly make yourself very much at home.

*Smokers, please do not inquire. Smoking is not permitted on or around the property.*

Note: GPS will get you only as far as the mailbox. The cottage is 3/4 of a mile down a winding single-lane dirt road and across a creek from Route 183.

Your vacation is more than an investment of money; it's an investment of your time and hopes. We take your investment very seriously. We want you to be delighted.

When you visit, you will not feel like you're at a vacation. You'll feel like your at the home of a friend who wants you to have the best possible time. Sleeps 7. Full size washer and dryer. Wifi and cable TV. Central air. Fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen will let you bake a cake or even roast a goose.

For holiday weekends, some holidays minimums may apply. Weekly rates available.

Cabella's Sporting Goods is just 12 miles away.

Lancaster County Amish country is 40 miles or less.

Cottage is 163 miles from Washington DC, 130 miles from NYC, and 92 miles from Philadelphia. 82 miles from Gettysburg is 82 miles away, Knoebel's Amusement Resort is 30 miles away, and Hershey Park is 35 miles away.

Maps, brochures, and a custom-made notebook list hundreds of local activities, adventures, and amusements.

Much of the furniture was made by local craftspeople. The slab for the live-edge kitchen table, for example, is from a pin oak that was felled in Tulpehocken Twp by a pair of sibling sawyers, then kiln-dried for many months, planed, and finished by a furniture maker in Myerstown.

The cottage is 2½ miles north of the intersection of Routes 78 and 183 and about a mile from the Berks/Schuylkill County border.

More Details

Mike Najarian
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Mike Najarian

Except for a short stint in Germany, I've lived my entire life in northern Berks County: first on a goat farm, then in a one-room schoolhouse in the village of Fetherolfsville (population 7!), and now in a nearby cottage elsewhere on the mountain.

Mike Najarian purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Mike Najarian chose Bethel

Before you book, I'll send you detailed information on the amenities on hand, more photographs, a 14 page description of different activities in the area, a list of local grocery stores, and some restaurant suggestions. The blue binder in the cabin has even more information so that everything is covered. But that also means online payment is disabled. The folks that run Homeaway/VRBO have now decided that you should have less than a day to peruse this info. Guests really appreciate all this extra info and may take their time to read it before deciding whether or not they'd like to book. An alternative online payment method is available.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace. Quiet. Worry-free vacation. Everything is taken care of and ready for you. You'll feel your worries melt away and begin relaxing even just driving down the lane that leads to the cottage. But if you're looking for family fun and adventure, it's right around the corner. As one guest said, "You're in the middle of nowhere but next to everything."


Bethel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Upstream bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstream bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Perfect Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in this cozy cabin. The owner's were fantastic and had the place stocked with absolutely everything we could need. We spent the weekend cooking great food, playing board games and enjoying the fireplace. We would happily visit this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Mike's cabin over the New Year's weekend. Like many of the previous commenters, we thought the kitchen (and entire cabin) were incredibly well stocked. The cabin is very clean and homey - perfect for what you would want in a weekend getaway. We enjoyed winter time in the cabin and are planning our next trip to come in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVE this place. Charming, rustic, comfortable, convenient, quiet... I could go on!

  • 5 of 5

We had been here once before for a family holiday getaway, and loved it so much, we did it again this year. Snow on the ground made it all the more spirited. Lovely in every way. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place to Get Away While Still Being Close to Attractions

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time at Mike's cabin for Thanksgiving. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed, and there were comfortable beds for all of us to sleep in. We enjoyed our time by making great food in the beautiful kitchen, roasting marshmallows in the fireplace, playing lots of games, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and riding the roller coasters at Hersheypark. We would love to come back some day! Mike is a great host that responds immediately and in great detail. He thinks about the small details that most hosts do not think about. He even offered to pick up our Thanksgiving turkey for us! Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and well maintained location.

  • 5 of 5

A great get-a-way location with every thing you could need all in one cozy cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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the Appalachian Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stay here a couple of times a year, different seasons. It is a great place for solitude, and just having a great time. Mike Najarian is a wonderful host. The place is always very clean, well stocked. You can tell a lot of thought and compassion have gone into Mike's preparations for your stay! Thank You Mike for another wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
91 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blue Ridge Hotel
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Green Acres Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak in Lancaster, PA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-78 and Route 183
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Blue Mt Family Restaurant
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Bear Creek
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Blue Marsh Recreation Area
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly rates available. Please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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