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Sleep Peacefully in an Old Stone Country Church House in the Pa Dutch Region.

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Mt Culmen Guest House in the fall with colorful foliage.

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Churchtown bed and breakfast description

Enter your private retreat across the same sandstone threshold that parishioners did since 1862 when the building was first built. The 2 foot thick stone walls block out the sound and stress of the world outside while you relax in the sitting room in front of a cozy fire. The main sitting room/dining area and small kitchen is decorated with a colonial touch. Mt. Culmen is the perfect place to stay for a few nights or a few weeks while you explore the area. It is ideal for those who like the welcoming feel of a bed and breakfast but want a higher level of privacy and independence. We prepare a light breakfast in advance, for guests to enjoy at their convenience. We live nearby, though not on the same premises. The bedroom with queen size bed, adjoining bath and a private sitting room are all located on the first floor. A unique spiral staircase leads to the loft overlooking the main sitting area. A futon provides sleeping accommodations for two additional guests, for a total capacity of four people. Children must be over the age of 10. Hand hewn, charred and rugged, a cross hangs above the fireplace as a testament to the Source of solace found by the original visitors to the building. It served as a church from 1862 until the mid-1960's when it was converted to a private residence. We purchased it at an estate sale in 2007 after a fire nearly destroyed the structure. After a complete renovation, we are delighted to share Mt. Culmen with guests from around the globe who come to be refreshed.Listen to the wind whisper through the pine trees while sitting on the flagstone patio. The old blacksmith's shop across the walkway gives a secluded feel to the westward view across the Weaverland Valley. Amenities include: Refrigerator, range/oven, microwave, coffee maker, DVD and CD players, alarm clock, gas stove, heat and AC, antique push-button light switches, paved driveway, patio table and chairs. There are three steps in the walkway, one step up into the guest house and the bathroom is handicapped accessible. At Mt. Culmen, sleeping in 'church' is required!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            20...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Futon and room on floor of the loft for older children, etc....moreless

          • Master bedroom with queen bed has a dresser, mirror and a window.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom entrance through master bedroom.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Range and oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and basic utensils are provided....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Basic utensils and dishes are provided. Four place settings....moreless

          • Dining:

            Extension table, six matching chairs...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Efficiency size...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            The paved driveway has ample room for two vehicles. Additional parking and place to park vehicles with trailers is available within walking distance....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Living room, dining area and kitchenette are combined tastefully....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Propane gas stove...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Games:

            Small selection available, more upon request...moreless

          • Books:

            Local history, marriage and family...moreless

          • Music Library:

            Small selection available...moreless

          • DVD Player

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Lawn, trees and landscaping on .8 acres...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Patio table and chairs for two....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Location & View

              • Rural:

                Enjoy peaceful PA Dutch Country with the convenience of the PA Turnpike a few miles away. Sleep in a restored stone country church house and wake up to the breeze whispering through the pine trees. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Cycling
               

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              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $118

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              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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              Location

              45 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Harrisburg
              20 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Lancaster
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              PA Route 23
              150 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Delaware
              60 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Bear Creek
              11 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Honey Brook Golf Course
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Bella Italia, Bowmansville

              Car: Necessary

              The mt. Culmen guest house is your own private cottage away from home. It is nestled among tall pine trees at the edge of a fertile valley farmed by industrious amish and old order Mennonites. Carriages and bicycles traveling past bring reminders of simpler times. Local attractions include the hope well furnace national historic site, a nearby amish bake shop, antique shopping in church town, historic pool forge park and covered bridge, shady maple smorgasbord and farm market and more. A small country church is within walking distance for Sunday morning worship. Outlet shopping at many of the nation's largest retailers is within easy driving distance in lancaster and reading. Located within an hour's drive to Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Hershey, mt. Culmen is the perfect retreat after a busy day exploring the region's many attractions.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: We both grew up in eastern Lancaster County just a mile from Mt. Culmen. Just a generation ago, our families traveled the neighborhood in horse and carriages, farmed the land and cut firewood in the hills. My husband has always been fascinated by local history, so the old stone church-turned-guest house fits our interest. I enjoy trying new recipes to share with our guests for their breakfast. Mt. Culmen is really a labor of love for us. Hearing how others have been refreshed, renewed and re-focused during their stay is what motivates us. Just as the building itself has been restored to a new use, so the cross above the mantle reminds our guests that God can restore broken and burnt-out lives and relationships.

              Why the Owner Chose Churchtown:
              Mt. Culmen overlooks the valley where my husband's family has lived for generations.Since the 1700's when his relative and inventor joseph shirk created the first grain cradle. We had talked for a few years prior about setting up a guest house nearby our home. We even mentioned this specific property as we would drive by it regularly. When it came up for sale after the fire, we purchased it and began a total reconstruction, culminating a year later with an open house.We like things that have a story to them, and this property certainly fits. It has a small adjoining cemetery, presenting some unique challenges to the land acquisition and lot consolidation!

              The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
              Most of all, Mt. Culmen provides a peaceful place of respite both to our guests and to us while we are maintaining it.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • Mt Culmen Guest House in the fall with colorful foliage.

                Mt Culmen Guest House in the fall with colorful foliage.

              • Peaceful to watch it snow outside while guests stay warm inside.

                Peaceful to watch it snow outside while guests stay warm inside.

              • Rest on a bench at the blacksmith's workshop.

                Rest on a bench at the blacksmith's workshop.

              • The Kitchenette.

                The Kitchenette.

              • Relax with a book or a cup of coffee!

                Relax with a book or a cup of coffee!

              • The bedroom has a queen size bed and a private sitting room.

                The bedroom has a queen size bed and a private sitting room.

              • The master bedroom and the door leading to the bathroom.

                The master bedroom and the door leading to the bathroom.

              • The spiral staircase leads to a cozy loft.

                The spiral staircase leads to a cozy loft.

              • The futon in the cozy loft can be converted into a double bed for additional guests.

                The futon in the cozy loft can be converted into a double bed for additional guests.

              • Enjoy your breakfast on the patio.

                Enjoy your breakfast on the patio.

              • Follow the path to peace and quiet!

                Follow the path to peace and quiet!

              • The Great Room has it all! Kitchenette, Dining, Relaxation.

                The Great Room has it all! Kitchenette, Dining, Relaxation.

              • Warm up in front of the gas fireplace.

                Warm up in front of the gas fireplace.

              • The bedroom is located just off the Great Room.

                The bedroom is located just off the Great Room.

              • Original front door to Mt Culmen Church divides the bedroom and sitting room.

                Original front door to Mt Culmen Church divides the bedroom and sitting room.

              • The bathroom is located next to the master bedroom.

                The bathroom is located next to the master bedroom.

              • Snuggle up with a warm blanket and a good book in the loft.

                Snuggle up with a warm blanket and a good book in the loft.

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

              $118 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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