|Space||490 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
One bedroom with queen bed; one bathroom--Amazing place!
NEW in Spring 2013!
COUPLES SPECIAL! Each couple will be greeted with a fresh vase of lovely cut flowers, and a complimentary bottle of wine to help make your stay special, and memorable!
The newly rebuilt Little Round House showcases a highly creative, wagon-wheel-inspired design that incorporates magnificent antique, hand-hewn chestnut barn beams. It is an earth-sheltered, passive solar, cozy nest for a totally unique, romantic getaway--close to the earth, but total comfort!
Features include one roomy but very cozy, romantic bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area adjacent to a living room area. All are bathed in natural light from huge windows and skylights, and heated by a beautiful full-flame Avalon Eden stove, and fully air conditioned for total comfort year round.
Furnishings include several charming and elegant antiques, but everything else from appliances to furniture to the HD flat-screen TV are ALL NEW in 2013!
(Note: For more bedrooms, see our partner listing for nearby Vista Country Home, VRBO # 390177, just across the creek)
Tucked into a gentle hillside, the Little Round House offers a snug nest with full privacy from which to enjoy a magical countryside in the center of 100s of acres of pastoral beauty, in a permanently protected preservation easement, teeming with wildlife, surrounded by peaceful farmlands.
Features include extraordinary hand-crafted floors, walls, ceilings, doors and furnishings of elegant hardwoods and re-cycled chestnut beams from a 19th century barn.
With the Little Round House as your vacation base, you can EASILY DRIVE TO DOZENS OF HISTORIC SITES and some of the world's finest visitor's centers to experience history where it happened, and honor those who fought and died to make America the great nation it is today.
A mere 15-minute drive will take you to Gettysburg--to where Chamberlain stood moments before he led a bayonet charge down the slopes of Little Round Top; to Cemetery Ridge, where the rebel yell still echoes from Pickett's Confederates as they charged to the 'high water mark' of the war; to the Gettysburg Cemetery, where Lincoln delivered the most famous speech in history honoring those who gave 'the last full measure.'
From here you have easy access to many of America's other most important historical sites as well, including Antietam and Monocacy Battlefields, as well as cultural and recreational sites in and around Washington DC and Baltimore.
After a day of sightseeing, GOLF, or ANTIQUES SHOPPING in the MANY OF THE EXCELLENT ANTIQUE SHOPS in Carroll County, you can kick back at your Little Round House.
Sip a cool iced tea or glass of wine from under your private gazebo as steaks sizzle on the grill, and a red setting sun yields the dimming fields and sycamore trees to a constellation of sparkling fireflies.
Or, enjoy the Maryland traditional celebratory feast: a pot of blue crabs from Vince's Seafood, steaming in savory Old Bay seasoning, with cold bottle of delicious locally crafted beer, or a chilled glass of fresh apple cider from nearby Baugher's Orchard.
Prefer to dine out? Vista is only 3 miles from Taneytown, where you can find WORLD-CLASS DINING at the Smokehouse Restaurant, the fabulous restaurant of the deluxe country hotel, ANTRIM 1844 an elegant ante-bellum mansion. At the other end of the cost spectrum, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and other eateries are CLOSE and offer faster food alternatives.
The larger, but still nearby towns of Gettysburg and Westminster boast wonderful small-town character in pubs, diners, and family restaurants to please any palate and any budget.
For a quiet evening at your Hobbit Hideaway, enjoy a movie or documentary from a collection of Civil War DVDs on an HD TV, which also includes broadcast TV viewing options.
For a quieter evening, curl up next to the toasty Avalon stove with one of the many books of Civil War and American fiction and history books and periodicals.
Enjoy WiFi for HIGH-SPEED INTERNET access. Use it to look up your Civil War ancestors, check your email, or tell your Facebook friends what a great time you are having!
Check the details and photos listed elsewhere on this website to find many more appealing features of the Little Round House.
And look for a link to the Little Round House’s neighbor across the creek, the 3-bedroom sister to the Little Round House, the elegant and spacious Vista Country Home.
We invite you to be our guest for an experience of comfort and learning that you will cherish and will want to share with close friends and family!
The Little Round House was designed and built by Chris Batten, one of Maryland's finest Registered Landscape Architects, on beautiful farmland that has been home and lovingly cared for by his family for 6 generations. He also designed and landscaped the gorgeous and highly rated Vista Country Home, a second vacation rental on the same 100-acre property across the creek, and numerous parks, developments, and residential properties in the area during a 30+ year career in Maryland.
Chris Batten purchased this cottage in 2013
The Little Round House offers a unique experience of romance, privacy, and natural surroudings in a really cool little house you'd expect to see inhabited by hobbits! While private, it is close to towns with all the modern conveniences--restauants, supermarkets, drug stores, pubs... and it is a short drive to some of America's most important historic sites, including Gettysburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Antietam, and more. It also offers recreation from great golf courses, wineries, and even a paint ball park for yougsters of all ages!
We were very warmly greeted and immediately felt at home in this charming cottage placed beautifully in its own little meadow. As a partially earth-bermed home, the view out the kitchen window is nearly equal to the ground surface. The meadow teems with bird-life. The hiking on the grounds is wonderful, and the location is convenient to shopping and local attractions. And the home itself is a delight.
This house is exactly what we needed: a quiet, cozy place to refresh and recharge. The house is well-appointed and comfortable, with gorgeous linens and everything you'd need. The farm is lovely, too, with walking trails and fantastic wildlife. We stayed two nights and never left the property! The hosts are friendly, too. I couldn't recommend it more!
This rustic and cozy gem was the perfect spot for our weekend getaway. We really appreciated the attention to detail and love that went into creating this special place. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a peaceful retreat.
The property was extremely clean and the owners are super nice and informative. Although the weather was too cold to explore the property, my wife and I still had a great time. A lot of activity at the bird feeder including Northern Flickers, cardinals, squirrels, titmouse, nuthatch, chickadee and tons of female gold finches. At one point we counted 22 female gold finches.
We had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the dvd about the construction of the cottage and learning about it from the owners. It is definitely a unique property and we hope to be back in warmer weather.
The gas fireplace made for relaxing evenings and was very cozy. You can't go wrong renting this property. The owners were great with pre trip communications and returned the damage deposit quickly after our stay.
I'm not usually lost for words, but the Little Round House stole my heart and left me speechless! The owners are amazing, nothing is too much trouble, in fact it felt as though we were visiting with friends. The Little Round House is fully equipped with everything you could possibly want, but for us the stars of the show were the peace and tranquility, spending hours watching the birds feed, relaxing in the evening in 'our' cozy little house, and the lovely owners! It's no surprise that many people return to the Little Round House, and recommend it to friends and family - I know I will certainly be passing forward my good fortune in finding this Little Piece of Heaven! Thank you so much, Chris and Melissa!
The home owners have put in an enormous amount of love, pride and hard work into The Little Round House. The house was above and beyond the listing description. From the fully equipped kitchen, to the comfortable queen bed, to the lovely flower garden, this is the perfect place for an R&R vacation and/or weekend. One of the home owners, Melissa, even went out of her way to bring us a gift of fresh cut flowers from her garden! My husband and I can't say enough good things about it or their owners Chris and Melissa. I highly recommend The Little Round House.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.