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Apple Blossom Cottage (Est.1920) in Mount Gretna

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mount Gretna cottage description

Welcome to Mount Gretna! We hope that you will come and enjoy the peace and serenity of Mount Gretna. You are within close driving distance to Hershey, Lancaster, and Lititz. Mount Gretna is located between Hershey and Lancaster. Enjoy all that the area has to offer....or, you may even decide to spend your whole vacation taking joy in the nostalgic activities that make Mount Gretna a special place.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Guest must be 25 years of age to rent the cottage....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children enjoy the nostalgic magic that is Mount Gretna. You are within walking distance to the playground and the roller skating rink, Fairy Garden, Jigger Shop. We are also in walking distance to the lake, but we find it easier to put everything in the car & drive over to the lake. We are also in walking distance to the beautiful rails to trails, but find it easier to load up the car & drive over. The roller skating rink is a must for family memories! We are in walking distance to mini-golf. Our cottage has lots of games & art supplies! We are very fortunate to be located within steps of the church parking lot. You will have a very close parking spot for your family. The church simply asks that you move your car on Sunday morning from 8:00-12:00 to provide spaces for their congregation...or, you may remain parked in their parking lot and join them for church. We recommend joining them for church. The people are lovely & the church is perfect for all ages....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double


          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single


          • Each bedroom has its own heating control, air-conditioner, cable TV, wireless internet and tabletop fan. Sheets and towels are not included. Sheets and towels are available for a fee of $10.00 per day. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Video Library


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Churches
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                We have window units in the bedrooms. The upstairs window units also keep the downstairs cool....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Electric Fireplace...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room:

                When you are relaxing in the living room, the large ottoman is the perfect place to relax your legs after a fun day. The La-Z-Boy chair is also a recliner. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                Our parking is perfect! We are steps from the friendly Methodist Church. You may park in their lot. They ask that you move your car for the Sunday service or leave your car & join them for church!...moreless

              • Telephone


              • Coffee Maker:

                Keurig and Mr. Coffee...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoes and large inner-tubes are available for rent at the lake....moreless

              • Tennis:

                The tennis courts are within walking distance from our cottage....moreless



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              from 8 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Apr 13 - May 21, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Summer Time in Mount Gretna
              May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning $50
              • Security Deposit $50
              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 12/11/2014
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              Owner info

              About the owner: My husband and I have always dreamed of having a cottage in Mount Gretna. I consider myself fortunate in that I grew up within 30 minutes of Mount Gretna. My mother and I love to spend time together in Mount Gretna. We go numerous times each year to enjoy the magic, simplicity and relaxation that is Mount Gretna. When my mother retired, the one gift she wanted was to rent a cottage in Mount Gretna for a week. I rented a cottage as a gift for her and at the end of the week, we didn't want to leave. The magic of Mount Gretna had touched us! During our week stay, Apple Blossom Cottage went up for sale. My husband and I fell in love with its charm and simplicity. We decided to buy the 1920 cottage and share it with others in hopes that our guests will also feel the magic of Mount Gretna. We want to spread the charm and maybe even encourage others to purchase a historic cottage to love.

              Why the Owner Chose Mount Gretna:
              We chose The Campmeeting section of Mount Gretna because it is a very distinctive section of Mt. Gretna. The original lots were sized for tents. So, two thirds of the cottages today, those nearest the Tabernacle, are very small and separated by no more than a foot or two. Many houses are raised on stone or cement pilings, the greater height marking more prestige among the otherwise modest early owners. No two houses are alike, but each has the obligatory and sociable porch and most have beaded wooden siding that serves in some cases as the entire thickness of the wall. The streets present a jumble of corbels, finials, gables, turrets, railings, and the ubiquitous wooden lattice hiding the pilings and dark underbellies of the houses. A few examples remain of 'spider web' lattice, made from tree branches stripped of bark and smoothed by a century of rain. The United Methodist Church and the adjacent Tabernacle are set right into the Camp meeting community of homes. At least a dozen residents can attend summer Tabernacle events and church services right from their quaint porches.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Mount Gretna is very unique in that it is a Chautauqua community. Mt. Gretna was developed as a Chautauqua community, a lifestyle philosophy coming out of New York’ s Chautauqua in the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s. Communities, such as Mt. Gretna are designed to combine art, music, literature, and learned discussion with the beauty of nature. During the turn of the 20th Century, the railroad would bring people into Mt. Gretna to enjoy the healthy and educational activities it provided. Today the railroad that brought visitors at the turn of the 20th Century has been turned into a beautiful 'rails to trails' for biking and hiking. The historic buildings continue to be enjoyed by residents and visitors for art, music, literature and live theatre. Life in Mount Gretna is a lifestyle of tranquility, education and nature.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Canoes at the lake...
(Canoes are available for rent at the lake.)

                Canoes at the lake... (Canoes are available for rent at the lake.)

              • The Mount Gretna United Methodist Church is very friendly.  We are within steps to the church.  We recommend joining one of their welcoming services.

                The Mount Gretna United Methodist Church is very friendly. We are within steps to the church. We recommend joining one of their welcoming services.

              • Summer fun.....swinging into the lake....

                Summer fun.....swinging into the lake....

              • Autumn view of the lake.

                Autumn view of the lake.

              VRBO #499802

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              $145 - $160 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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              Apple Blossom Cottage (Est.1920) in Mount Gretna

              Mount Gretna #499802

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