3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Private setting on a 1 acre lot at the wooded edge of a farm
Larry and Wendy Shrader
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 produces corn, soybeans and grass hay. 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 York Springs
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
If you're looking for a quiet place, no electronic distractions, and a relaxing firepit area, this is the place to stay.
Clean and comfortable
Willow Lodge provides a lovely place to stay, away from the traffic and busyness of the city, yet just a short driving distance from Gettysburg and the many historical sights there. Clean accommodations, with very comfortable beds and pillows, plus a well-stocked kitchen with dishes and necessary utensils, and plenty of room for relaxation. The owners are friendly and helpful if you have any questions or concerns. We would stay here again if in the area.
Clean, Comfortable, and Very Quiet
Willow Lodge served our needs for a two trip to Gettysburg in October, 2018. We did not want the busy commotion in Gettysburg (and the much higher priced locations). You are about 12 miles north of Gettysburg in a rural setting, with decent access to the highway. The unit has a large kitchen and dining area with reasonable appliances/kitchen utensils. There is no TV or Internet connection in the home (which works for us). We found the home very clean and well maintained.
Private relaxing atmosphere with all the comforts home
Nice to get away from modern distractions of every day life. Such as TV computers. Etc. Enjoy time with family at A much needed point in life
Perfect for our stay!
This house was perfect for our yearly girls' trip. It was close enough to Gettysburg to sightsee, yet far enough for a peaceful atmosphere from all the downtown commotion.
Reminded me of my childhood circa 1960/70’s furniture and appliances.
Coffee took over 20-mins to brew! Toaster never popped up toast...had to monitor it so no burnt food! Showers were made for small children and/or hobbits. Master bath shower needed a wand extension like other shower.
This lodge could have free tv if there was an antenna & tv. But the quiet was ok.
All of the appliances are modern and in good working order and the furniture reflects the “country cottage” atmosphere we have chosen to create to match the setting in which the property is located. We did test the coffee maker to see if it needed to be replaced, but after brewing a full pot of coffee through the machine twice, it worked well and took approximately 10 minutes each time to complete the cycle. We also placed two pieces of toast in the toaster, to test it as well, and walked away. We returned when we heard the toast pop and saw that they had popped all the way up and were toasted accordingly as set on the dial selection…no toast ever burnt unless we wanted it to. Both the master bath shower, which was newly installed in 2012, and the main bath tub/shower combination are standard size and made for adults. As stated in our listing, TV is not provided because we choose to market the cottage as a “get away from it all” (and this includes television). Our many previous 4 and 5 star guest reviews validate the desire of those who rent our property to be “disconnected” from all the daily technology. Therefore, we will continue making this a central feature of our marketing. We do like to encourage potential guests to view all the photos we provide in our listing, read through the previous reviews and detailed information regarding the amenities, and to message us through our listing with any questions about the property before making a decision to book. We want all of our guests to be confident that our country cottage will meet their needs and expectations.
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.