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Willow Lodge at Primrose Dale Farm~Rest, Relax & Renew~Near Historic Gettysburg

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Private setting on a 1 acre lot at the wooded edge of a farm

Willow Lodge is a cozy three bedroom ranch style cottage that is nestled by the edge of the woods on a working farm, Primrose Dale. It is conveniently located only 11 miles from historic Gettysburg, 45 miles from Hershey Park, 70 miles from Lancaster's amish country, 23 miles from Ski Liberty, and 20 miles from Ski Roundtop and Mountain Resort. The cottage is fully furnished with three beds (one full size and two twins) that sleeps four (4) people and two cots (with mattresses) that sleeps two (2) people. Maximum Occupancy is six (6) people. [Please note that the $99/night rate is based on four people. Add an additional $10.00/night for each additional person above the four up to the maximum of six. Cots are provided only on reservations for five or six people]. The cottage has two full baths with linens, dining area and kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and all pots, pans, utensils and dishes needed to provide for all of your dining needs. A full size washer and dryer is also included right off the main dining area. Truly a place to 'get away from it all', there is no WIFI available but access to the internet or your e-mail can be done easily with a smartphone. There is also no television. Books, board games, playing cards and wildlife sightings are the main forms of entertainment here on the farm. Available for use October through March, is a small working fireplace in the living room providing guests with a cozy atmosphere while taking the chill out of a cool autumn or cold winter's evening. During the months of April through November, a picnic table and charcoal grill (charcoal not provided) is available behind the house with a beautiful view of the farm and picturesque South Mountains. Next to the picnic table is an inviting fire pit where guests may relax while enjoying an evening beverage, pleasant conversation or some quiet time. An especially welcoming feature after a long day of sightseeing or other area activities. Outdoor seating provided by the owners April through November only. Guests must supply their own firewood for the outdoor fire pit as well as the indoor fireplace as it is not available in or around the property.

More Details

Owner
Larry and Wendy Shrader
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Larry and Wendy Shrader

Lawrence and Wendy Shrader are the owners of Willow Lodge and Primrose Dale Farm. It is a working farm that not only produces corn, soybeans and grass hay but is also home to a variety of livestock including purebred Kinder goats, Berkshire Hogs, one Alpaca, one guard Llama, a flock of chickens and a bunch of waddling ducks.

Lawrence was born and raised in Littlestown and Wendy in Gettysburg so they are both native to Adams County. Both have a family background in farming.

Larry and Wendy Shrader purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Larry and Wendy Shrader chose Pennsylvania

In 2006 and newly married, Lawrence and Wendy began searching for the farm of their dreams...one that was not too far off the beaten path but far enough to provide the tranquility and pastoral setting they were looking for. Their search ended in 2010 when a 52 acre farm with two houses went on the auction block. Lawrence and Wendy moved quickly and with one swift sound of a gavel, Primrose Dale was born.

By offering Willow Lodge as a guest cottage here on their farm, they hope to share with others the peace and tranquil beauty they found here in upper Adams County.

What makes this cottage unique

Sitting back off the main road, the private gravel lane leads to a farm house and guest cottage. An abundance of wildlife can be spotted from Willow Lodge. It is not a rare occurrence to see a buck or a doe with her fawn grazing at the edge of the woods. The sound of a woodpecker, or a dove; an occasional 'hoot' of an owl is typical. The quiet beauty and the privacy of the location is unsurpassed….a serene place to rest, relax and renew.

Location

Located in a bucolic region of Adams County, just minutes from historic downtown Gettysburg, Willow Lodge is nestled in a wooded setting at the edge of a working farm, Primrose Dale. Close to Route 15, guests have easy access to other area attractions such as Adams County wineries, the Appalachian Trail, ski slopes, golf courses, antique and outlet shopping, Harrisburg museums, and Hershey Park just to name a few.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in York Springs in Huntington Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two full baths...one in main hallway and one in master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed , Sleeps 1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Sleeps 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Sleeps 2
  • There are three beds (one full size and two twins) that sleeps four (4) people and cots (with mattresses) that sleeps two (2) people. PLEASE NOTE: The full size bed is authentic from the late 1800's. It is 75" in length which was typical of beds constructed during that era and is shorter than what many are accustomed to in our modern day beds. Cots are provided for reservations of five or six people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ski
Notes:
No Maid Service Available. For convenience, a full size washer and dryer are available in the house for guest use.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Willow Lodge at Primrose Dale Farm~Rest, Relax & Renew~Near Historic Gettysburg
average rating of 4.8625 based on 80 reviews
Newton Lake, Greenfield Twp. Pa. 18407
5

Perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Wendy and Larry's Willow Lodge while attending the Corvettes@Carlisle weekend. We found it to be very comfortable and clean. Although we did not have the opportunity to spend much time on the grounds the surroundings are beautiful. Hope to be able to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. It was in a very convenient location. It was a good experience overall

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything my family needed. It was very clean, cozy, and most importantly, very quiet. It is conveniently located and has everything a family would need. There were board games and books for indoors and plenty of wildlife to observe while outdoors. We absolutely loved Larry and Wendy's place and would love to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, Great Gettysburg getaway

  • 4 of 5

This renovated mobile home is quaint, clean, and tucked away in a beautiful, quiet location. We felt at home there during our trip to Gettysburg. Larry and Wendy are very accommodating. If you have a chance to visit the farm and see the animals, do it!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Quiet and away from everything and everypne.

  • 5 of 5

House is beautiful, comfy and just downright restful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very relaxing after spending time with relatives and visiting Gettysburg. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in York Springs, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£209
for 2 nights
From
£83
£2,289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £113.73
Cleaning Fee £37.91 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$99.00/night rate is for up to four people.
$50.00 cleaning fee required
To secure property, one credit card payment for total amount due
including the damage deposit is required when reservation is made.
A one night stay is sometimes permitted but requires a $100.00 cleaning fee
Until confirmed, rates subject to change
Must be at least 21 years of age to rent the property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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