Unique, Romantic Hideaway for Hobbits & Honeymooners! Near Gettysburg
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Westminster cottage description
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!
- 490 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Your space is cozy and romantic, comfortably accomodates 2 sleeping adults in the bedroom with a child or infant in a Pak N Play, and 1 or 2 more adults or children in a pull-out sofa in the living room....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Limited Accessibility
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Single bedroom features incredible woodwork and beautiful, hand-crafted, queen-size, walnut-chestnut bed and furniture in rustic decor with antique, exposed, chestnut ceiling beams. Large window in reading nook looks onto sunny patio; second window of stained glass emits rainbow of color onto bedding of high-threadcount, silky linens. Extra sleeping for 1 or 2 in pull-out sofa in living room. Pak 'N' Play available at no cost upon request. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- DVD Player:
- Video Library:
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- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Ice Skating
- Massage Therapist
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
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Round House review
Round House review
This property is absolutely amazing. The scenery, peacefulness and overall functionality of the round house makes it a complete package. I recommend this property for all types of getaways. The owners are fantastic to work with and maintain the house/landscaping like a first class establishment. The house is close in proximity to a town with shopping needs and a short drive away from historic Gettysburg.
- Guest Justin (Miami, FL)
- Date of stay 09/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, families with young children, pet owners.
Excellent Rental Home!
Excellent Rental Home!
This rental was advertised 100% accurately. We met the owner, Chris, upon arrival and were welcomed with fresh flowers and a bottle of wine. Chris was very personable and helpful with anything that we needed. The home is beautiful, peaceful and totally secluded. We spent quite a bit of time exploring the property, sitting by the water and watching the wild life. Gettysburg is just 15 minutes away. We rented scooters from Gettypeds for the day and stopped at several wineries, farms and orchards along the way. In the evening we had a quiet dinner in the gazebo then sat by the fire. We watched a DVD from the owner's library and listened to Sirius radio. We sat outside in the morning with a cup of coffee and watched the birds, squirrels and groundhogs. This getaway was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and we really had a great time. We would highly recommend this rental and we hope to have an opportunity to come back.
- Guest Denise (Stevens, Pennsylvania)
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children.
We used The Little Round House as a weekend overflow accommodation for our family reunion at Vista nearby and it was perfect! My husband and I are already talking about when we can return for another visit!! The gardens, room layout, cleanliness, and location ... everything perfect for a little get-a-way. Whether you stay at the house or visit the many historical sites nearby, you can be sure to come away refreshed. Chris and Melissa made us feel welcome and were ready to help if needed with supplies and information about the property and local points of interest. I would definitely recommend The Little Round House for a small family with young children or couple wanting to enjoy privacy and nature.
- Guest Barbara S.
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
We had a great time at the Little Round House. It is has been wonderfully renovated and is set in a beautiful location. We couldn't have asked for better accommodations and the owner is fantastic to work with. It's close enough to parks and Taneytown, but far enough away that you'll feel secluded if you would like or connected if you need to be. I plan on staying there again in the future.
- Guest LovetheLRH (Alexandria, VA)
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Thanks Brett for your kind and helpful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Little Round House and we'd love to have you back anytime. As you may know we are just 1/2 hour from Ski Liberty with the downhill skiing and snow tubing park. "Cozy Season" rates are in effect from October 1 to April 1 - $175/night and $1000/week. Check the VRBO web site for #161994 after October 1. Best regards, Chris & Melissa
A perfect getaway
A perfect getaway
Amazing place! My husband and I stayed at the Little Round House for a long weekend in May 2013. The place was charming, immaculate and impeccably decorated. The inside of the home is cozy and beautifully crafted - with local wood and stone used throughout the interior. The yard is private and scenic and the immediately adjacent seating area, grill station and fire pit are perfectly maintained. The nearby town has both fancy and causal options for dining out and Gettysburg is an easy drive away. The homeowners were truly lovely people - available for any needs or wants, and thoughtful enough to provide freshly cut flowers and two bottles of wine. Without hesitation, I would recommend the Little Roundhouse - it's a perfect destination for a romantic and quiet weekend for two. I can honestly say this was the nicest weekend my husband and I have had since our honeymoon at a small luxury resort in Bermuda almost 10yrs ago.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/19/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Couldn't Get Away
Couldn't Get Away
I have stayed in many places around the world. This was absolutely one of the best, most relaxing experiences I have had on a vacation. The listing description was accurate. I must say however, that the pictures of the property in the listing were somewhat inaccurate. The pictures depict a pristine, modern get-away property. However, the pictures included in the listing cannot possibly convey just how wonderful this vacation rental is! The house has been completely remodeled. The fully equipped kitchen was well planned and easy to use. The rest of the house is simply charming. The gas stove with the push-button start mechanism in the living room was a really nice touch. There is a barbecue pavilion right across from the house, complete with grill. Great view of the surrounding woods while grilling As far as activities In the area, there are many. We did not enjoy any of them outside the property because we just couldn't get away. Whether it was hiking, listening to and watching the bird symphony, gazing at the sparkling creek or simply sitting around the fire pit just outside the house, we had everything we needed and wanted right there. There are no other houses in sight. It is completely private and secluded. But, for you gourmet cooks out there, there is a very good market less than 10 minutes away in Taneytown. The owners could not have been more gracious and hospitable. I strongly recommend this vacation rental and will be returning.
- Guest Yobalto (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
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Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
- Linens & Cleaning: $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $250
- Tax Rate 6%
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- Nearest Airport: Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington (BWI) at 45 Miles
- Nearest Golf: The Links at Gettysburg at 12 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About: 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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!
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Flower framed entrance & sunken patio welcome you to the Little Round House.
A combination gazebo and shed (the 'Shegebo') mimics the Round House design.
Spring view toward creek, flowers begining to peak out! BBQ pavilion on right.
Entry: WOW! Timber framework, custom doors, black walnut, oak & locust flooring
Pretty little Avalon gas fireplace for your cozy space--warm and romantic!
Kitchen: max light & views, walnut counter tops, barstools, new gas stove, frig
Gorgeous, hand-made, black walnut, queen-sized bed in cozy, romantic bedroom
Bath w/large rounded shower(r), walnut counter, washer/dryer behind custom door!
Bear Branch flows past the Round House--splendid wildlife habitat & hiking!
Hundreds of acres of preserved agricultural fields surround the Round House.
Many beautiful birds can be seen at the feeder from your many large windows.
Gardens maximize blooming flowers for beauty and fragrance! Delightful!
Earth friendly design maximizes windows for views, light and solar warmth.
Unique, custom-made, hardwood front door welcomes you--more cool stuff inside!
Livingroom: fine wood & stone work, a full-flame heating stove, comfy sofabed
Comfortable living room features fine wood and stone work, & pull-out couch.
Kitchen at night.
Beautiful stained glass bedroom window accents fine wood & stonework features.
Rustic BBQ pavilion offers view, shade--nice table & grill.
Redbuds and Dogwoods paint the countryside in a rainbow of spring colors.
Brilliant sunsets over Fiddlers Green farm where the Round House is located.
Occasionally Blue Birds will bring happiness to your dining room window.
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