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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.
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.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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See photos for a map to our cottage once you arrive in Mt Gretna.
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.