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Pilgrim's Progress Retreat in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Lancaster apartment description

This former upstairs apartment, now newly renovated upstairs home, is the perfect stay for taking a break from life's worries as well as providing easy access to all the local hospitality that Lancaster County has to offer.

When you enter the Spring room, large bay windows surround the North and East sides allowing you to see the Amish buggy teams clopping-by. At night, the open windows allow you to hear the relaxing sounds of the stream that runs just behind it.

Next is a well lit, yellow-pine, log den-library. Here you can can relax in the setting of Native American memorabilia, Westward artwork, and well crafted natural beauty displays while enjoying lighthearted reading.

There is a quaint bathroom providing a shower tub, pedestal sink, toilet, and recessed shelves...very new, very nice.

Past the den-library is the dining room featuring a Pennsylvania German log chinked pattern with Americana motif. Wide beam wood flooring with forged nails. Enjoy eating on an 1800's beautiful dark oak trestle table. The simple lighting is especially calming at night and gives you a sense of early pioneering appreciation, spiritualness, and forging ahead towards good times.

Adjacent to the dining room lies a pleasant country kitchen which has a large counter-top kitchen sink, new stove, new fridge, and champagne glass lighting. There is plenty of cabinet space and a delightful hutch for all your basic kitchen needs.

Lastly, there is a spacious back bedroom with a soft decor and queen sized bed, windows that face to one of the last indigenous Conestoga tribe settlements ('Indian Hill'), and a view of the valley where Amish are often seen working in the fields and Amish children can be seen splashing in the stream.

While it is true at Pilgrim's Progress Retreat, we do not boast having lots of entertainments such as cable television, DVD movies, game systems, table games, a whirlpool, etc., there is a modest sound system for enjoying music.

That being said when you're tired of the quiet life, historic Lancaster City beckons you participate in its various attractions such as movie cinemas, live theatres, neighboring amusement parks (Hershey Park, Dutch Wonderland), day trips to Gettysburg and Philadelphia, an amazing very new in-the-country YMCA gym, golf courses galore, art galleries, fantastic museums, and a smorgasbord of restaurants to choose from.

Keywords: Resurrected, cost-effective home for those seeking retreat from life's tasks and escape to simpler ways and fun entertainment found in Lancaster County

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            However, flexible allowances are made on a case-by-case basis for vacationing families....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size sleeper sofa

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Surprisingly cool block structure with overhead fans eliminating dry, circulated air for Summer coolness. Baseboard heating to keep you warm in the Winter. Large open lot for parking. Den-library for reading. Large bay windows for watching the Amish at work in the fields....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Stereo

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Not a mountain by definition but a landmark for one of the last indigenous Native American tribes, the Conestoga Indians. Quartz arrowheads can still be found on Indian Hill....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Good's Run/Stream passes behind this vacation rental. It is named after some of the earliest Good family European immigrants, whose small cemetary resides a little ways uphill. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Usually not needed due to the location and design of the house but already installed anyway to ensure comfortable relaxation inside when days are hot outside....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Available to those staying for a week...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Available to those staying for a week...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  $125 for any 1 night -- Check in is at 5pm & check out by next day noon
                  $200 for 2 weeknights -- Check in is at 5pm & check out by last day noon
                  $275 for 3 weeknights -- Check in is at 5pm & check out by last day noon
                  $250 for 2 weekend nights -- Check in is at 5pm Friday & check out by noon Sunday
                  $300 for 3 night weekend -- Check in is at 5pm Friday & check out by noon Monday
                  $500 for 7 weeknights -- Check in is at 5pm & check out is 7 days later by noon
                  Reservations = 50% deposit; rest due @ check in. 10% off if paying $$ or check.
                  Refund minus $50 if less than 6 days cancel notice. PA + Lanc. County Tax ~ 7%.
                  

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                  Location

                  • Original Byerland Mennonite Church View on map

                    Built between 1747 - 1755 and barely 3 minutes down the road, it is an excellent demonstration of Swiss-German architecture that has withstood the test of time. It is open to the public, and the "newer" conservative modern church sits catercornered to it. More information on this church's history is present on site if you would like to visit.

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                  • Conestoga Area Historical Society View on map

                    Conestoga Area Historical Society 51 Kendig Road, Conestoga, PA (717) 872-1699 Roughly 7 minutes down the road, the CAHS hosts a museum explaining the early settling of the area, relations with the indigenous people, agrarian life, Civil War involvement tidbits, etc. Adjacent is a favorite restaurant (The Conestoga Wagon), a local gift shop as well as antique store, and so much more. Come see the manufacturing birthplace of the Westward Conestoga Wagons that moved America and the much beloved Cona-"stogie" cigar.

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                  • Silver Mine Park View on map

                    If you are inclined for a hike, wanting the pleasantness of a stream side view, or eager to throw a ball, the Silver Mine Park is the perfect spot. It is less than 5 minutes down the road. The trails are well marked and are an excellent source for level running or jogging up/down paths. This is a personal favorite for keeping fit and staying young!

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                  • Willow Street Pike View on map

                    This is what my wife and I like to call the "Willow Street Stretch". The side streets are mostly residential, but the "Pike" is where to go for good eats, conveniences, and quick stop necessities. Additionally, this road will lead you North right into Lancaster County Park for amazing trails to jog/hike, wildlife to see, even more streams, some very neat high point views, etc. Lastly, if you want to venture the city, Willow Street Pike will take you right into that as well.

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                  • Historic Rock Ford Plantation View on map

                    Historic Rock Ford Plantation 881 Rock Ford Rd. Lancaster, PA 17602 717.392.7223 Ten minutes from your stay and North of us, is the 18th century home of American Revolutionary War Hero, General Edward Hand. The website does justice so much more than my mere efforts could to make you realize how awesome of a Lancaster attraction we have in our own back yard! Sightseeing at this beautiful home and grounds where the Hand family lived and First President Washington visited is a must. So visit 'rockfordplantation.org'.

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                  • 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum View on map

                    Hans Herr House Museum 1849 Hans Herr Drive Willow Street, PA 17584 Phone: (717) 464-4438 If you are a "him", you may be a "Herr" as well. The vast majority of Herrs in America descended from this family. Also, are you eager to learn about early Mennonite migration to the "New World" and touch living history? Then the Hans Herr House and Museum is where to be. I have personally volunteered there for over 15 years and can say, it is a truely worthwhile visit, especially during some of its main events. It is only 10 minutes NW of us. Visit 'hansherr.org' to find out more.

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                  • Lancaster Central Market View on map

                    Lancaster Central Market 23 North Market Street Lancaster, PA 17603 On your mark, get set, GO! But first, eat something before you go exploring Lancaster City. Reported as being the country's oldest farmer's market, you can find a wide host of cultural foods such as Pennsylvania Dutch Amish baked goods, delicious German deli foods, Greek, Middle Eastern, Italian, Latin, etc. Once your fueled for the day then enjoy the city via a guided tour in costume or just incognito browsing the shops and byways of Lancaster City. Too much fun that's too easy. Visit 'lancastercentralmarket.com' for more information.

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                  • Strasburg Railroad Picnic View on map

                    Strasburg Railroad & Museum Rt. 741 East, Strasburg, Lancaster County, PA (717) 687-7522 Take an old, time railroad trip to best view the lush, beautiful farms of Lancaster County. There is even a stop to enjoy a carry-on picnic for which the train will pick you up on the way back. Once done, just head back home along route 741going West to enjoy antigue shops along the way and maybe even stop off at the Lancaster Creamery for fantastic ice cream, malts, shakes, and various assortments of candy. Only 15 minutes away. Visit 'strasburgrailroad.com'.

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                  • Lancaster Amtrak to Philadelphia View on map

                    Lancaster Amtrak 53 East McGovern Avenue Lancaster, Pennsylvania (717) 291-5080 Want to visit amazing Philadelphia but hate the idea of driving 1.5 hours and fighting traffic? Not a big problem. Lancaster Amtrak can take you straight into 30th Street Station Philadelphia. From there, purchase an all day trolley/subway/rail-line pass to get you to 'center city shopping, athletic parks of the 4 major sports teams, the historic quarter, and Philadelphia Zoo - just to name a few places. Philadelphia is of course an all day event. No need to drive an 1.5 hour back when you can ride relaxed home on Amtrak.

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                  • Home to 741N/W to 30W to Gettysburg or 283 to Hershey Park View on map

                    What's not to say about Gettysburg and Hershey Park?! Gettysburg - An all day historic adventure well worth the approximate 1.5 hour drive. Traffic isn't typically too bad. The plus is that it's too easy to get there - essentially only 3 major roads. Gettysburg is very neat with appetizing restaurants, tons of history, antigue shops galore, friendly citizens, and guided tours of the city and battle sights. I visit it once a year and wish each time, I'd stayed a day longer. Hershey Park - follow 30W to 283N/W to Hershey Road...signs lead the way!

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                  • Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park View on map

                    Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park 2249 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster, PA 17602 At one time "just a kiddie" park, Dutch Wonderland has come a long way for roller coasters, rides, and now even to having a water park. The kind of amusement park for those wanting a step down from Six Flags or Hershey Park. Only 15 minutes from home.

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                  • Hershey Park View on map

                    Hershey Park is great fun-fair for those wanting stomach in your throat amusement! The rides are incredible as well as the scenery. Sweets delight, fantastic food, and an overall nice town. Just slightly over an hour from home.

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                  • Sight and Sound Christian Theatre View on map

                    Sight and Sound Christian Theatre 300 Hartman Bridge Road Strasburg, PA 17579 (717) 687-7800 Catch a show at Sight & Sound Theatres for a well crafted experience. Biblical tales, singing, and outstanding stage performances bring the Bible to life. Truly a worthwhile, wholesome way to spend the evening entertained by theatrical performers attired in elaborate costumes, meticulously detailed sets, live exotic animals, and creative special effects make it a night worth remembering.

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                  • Millersville University View on map

                    One of the oldest universities for training teachers and educators as well as a host of many other majors. "M.U" has a beautiful campus, provides frequent on-campus/community activities, and provides a great setting for reliving college days for my wife and me.

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                  Pilgrim's Progress Retreat is surrounded by numerous amenities such as museums, parks, restaurants, culture as well as nearby Gettysburg and Philadelphia.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: My Julia and I have been married for 18 years. We are Mennonites with her family being descended from the Herrs of the early 1700's. I work as a physician assistant and my wife is a homemaker. We are into outdoors activities, farmette living, church functions, and enjoying our 3 children.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lancaster:
                  It came with the property and thought it would be a fun fixer-upper to invest in.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Cost-effective, quiet, pleasant get-away with amazing centralization to branch out for fun.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Welcome to Pilgrim's Progress Retreat!  Thanks for visiting us atop of the hill.

                    Welcome to Pilgrim's Progress Retreat! Thanks for visiting us atop of the hill.

                  • The Spring room contains a brand new sofa bed for additional guests up to 2.

                    The Spring room contains a brand new sofa bed for additional guests up to 2.

                  • Relax in the log-den room reading w/ only the sound of Amish buggies passing-by.

                    Relax in the log-den room reading w/ only the sound of Amish buggies passing-by.

                  • The kitchen comes with a new, glass flat-top stove w/ large counter-top space.

                    The kitchen comes with a new, glass flat-top stove w/ large counter-top space.

                  • Last, sleep well in a queen size bed with beautiful decor.

                    Last, sleep well in a queen size bed with beautiful decor.

                  • Amish on the road at the end of our driveway...going to church by their dress.

                    Amish on the road at the end of our driveway...going to church by their dress.

                  • The old Byerland Mennonite Church (circa 1700's) with my daughter strolling.

                    The old Byerland Mennonite Church (circa 1700's) with my daughter strolling.

                  • Charming Amish farmlands, farms, and one-room schoolhouses you'll experience.

                    Charming Amish farmlands, farms, and one-room schoolhouses you'll experience.

                  • Dutch Wonderland Family Park - not just for kids though, still fun for adults.

                    Dutch Wonderland Family Park - not just for kids though, still fun for adults.

                  • The cradle of American liberty...Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

                    The cradle of American liberty...Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

                  • My wife and I took a trip to Gettysburg - me in my "Johny Reb".

                    My wife and I took a trip to Gettysburg - me in my "Johny Reb".

                  • Winter view of the Amish workfields across the stream as well as "Indian Hill".

                    Winter view of the Amish workfields across the stream as well as "Indian Hill".

                  • Entering the Spring room, large bay windows surround the North & East sides.

                    Entering the Spring room, large bay windows surround the North & East sides.

                  • Past the log-room den is a completely new bathroom with recessed shelves.

                    Past the log-room den is a completely new bathroom with recessed shelves.

                  • From here, you see through the kitchen into the wood-chinked dining room.

                    From here, you see through the kitchen into the wood-chinked dining room.

                  • Included is a new fridge, appliances, and fresh plates/silverware.

                    Included is a new fridge, appliances, and fresh plates/silverware.

                  • Lovely landscape viewing of Lancaster County & Amish working in distant fields.

                    Lovely landscape viewing of Lancaster County & Amish working in distant fields.

                  • My oldest son at play with the Amish neighbor children during the Summer.

                    My oldest son at play with the Amish neighbor children during the Summer.

                  • 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum.

                    1719 Hans Herr House and Museum.

                  • Children will think Dutch Wonderland is "out of this world"!

                    Children will think Dutch Wonderland is "out of this world"!

                  • Historic Rock Ford Plantation, home of American Revolutionary General Hand.

                    Historic Rock Ford Plantation, home of American Revolutionary General Hand.

                  • Gettysburg, where our history & hometowns merge.

                    Gettysburg, where our history & hometowns merge.

                  • Lancaster in the early Fall overlooking remnant corn and pumpkin patches.

                    Lancaster in the early Fall overlooking remnant corn and pumpkin patches.

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 06/03/2014
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