Vintage Romantic Getaway

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Last updated: 11/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Step back in time in an Arts-and-Crafts style cottage preserved and filled with period antiques, while enjoying the modern amenities of a full kitchen, Cable TV, Bose music docking station, internet service, and comfortable beds. One and 1/2 baths, two bedrooms with queen beds, one with a single bed, the cottage comfortably sleeps 5. A working 1930 refrigerator and a vintage replica electric stove adds to the experience of living in an earlier era.

Relax on a large front porch, chat with passers by, and even nap outdoors on the swinging bed. The neighbors are welcoming and friendly.

You'll relish your daily strolls through the narrow streets under a canopy of monstrous pines and oak trees. You will delight in the architecture and artistic variety with each dwelling you pass.

There are three restaurants and an ice cream parlor within walking distance. The Jigger Shop Ice Cream Parlor has been in operation since 1895.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoors smoking allowed. Please dispose butts and ashes in outdoor trash receptacles....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Pak-N-Play available for an infant or toddler....moreless

  • Linens and bath towels are available for a fee of $30. A washer and dryer are available if towels or linens need to be laundered during your stay....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Flat Iron and Hair Dryer available...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Downstairs Powder Room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Electronic lock at the front door will be set to the last 4 digits of your phone number....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bose iPod or iPhone Docking Station...moreless

  • Television:

    Comcast Cable TV, and Apple TV Available...moreless

  • Toys


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Pennsylvania Chautauqua, Theatre, Hall of Philosophy, Swimming, Canoeing, Hiking, Biking, Jigger Shop...moreless

  • Village:

    Nestled in the historic 125-years old Charles Dickens like Village of Camp Meeting, Mt Gretna, PA....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Units in the Living area and in each Bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed Wifi available. Login information available upon arrival....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens and bath towels are provided for a fee of $30....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking is available about 50 meters away....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Provided within the Linens Fee. Please provide your own beach towels. We do not allow towels to be taken outside the cottage....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Ask Owner...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    There is a beautiful electric range and oven for your use. There is also a microwave. If you do not wish to prepare meals, there are several good local restaurants to choose from....moreless

  • Toaster




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2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Linens Fee $30
  • Taxes Not included


Providing your own bed linens and towels? Please plan for queen size beds, and a single bed if needed. Towels and Bed Linens are available for a fee of $30. There is a washer and dryer available if laundering of linens and towels is needed during your stay.

Cancellation Policy. Cancellation must be made 45 days prior to check-in for full refund of deposit. See Rental Agreement.

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Last updated: 11/12/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg International Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tree Top Golf Course
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Elizabethtown Train Station
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
PA Turnpike
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Mt Gretna Lake

Car: Recommended

See photos for a map to our cottage once you arrive in Mt Gretna.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Cheryl and I grew up in south central Pennsylvania. Both of us enjoyed occasional summer days in Mt Gretna, swimming in the lake, skating at the roller rink, or visiting the Jigger Shop for ice cream. As post high school sweethearts we even dated there once or twice. During the past 6 or 7 years some friends of ours invited us to stay with them at their Camp Meeting cottage on Art Show weekend. The thought of owning a place of our own was beginning to germinate.

Why the Owner Chose Mount Gretna:
As our 35th wedding anniversary was approaching, we decided to begin looking. We immediately fell in love with this particular cottage because it had been kept relatively original in the interior. Though over time, a few modern amenities were added like a 1930 refrigerator and a vintage replica stove, a dish washer, microwave, Bathroom fixtures, etc., the walls of natural bead board have never been covered or painted. The cottage has the look and feel of the time it was built around 1900. The name 'As You Wish', a line from the movie, 'The Princess Bride', makes it our personalized romantic getaway. Just thirteen miles and yet '100 years' from home, we come here as often as we can.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We removed all the modern lights and replaced them with antiques, including antique chandeliers in the dining room and two of the bedrooms. Virtually everything on the property is an antique with the exception of two comfortable chairs in the living room, and a flat screen TV hidden away on an articulating arm behind a closed door. As You Wish is located on a nice street and surrounded by good neighbors on every side. Just a block from the Tabernacle, you can walk to enjoy the summer music festival events, or sit and enjoy them from the porch. Heated in the winter and air conditioned in summer, you can find peace and solace here at any time of year.

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Speaks: english



  • Enjoy evenings on the Front Porch

    Enjoy evenings on the Front Porch

  • No through traffic.  Load and unload only.

    No through traffic. Load and unload only.

VRBO #511861

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Mount Gretna #511861

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