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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Albany mill description

Our historic Brobst Millhouse, built in the 1780’s, was a working, water-powered gristmill until the 1960’s. After years of disrepair, the Brobst Millhouse has been lovingly converted to a place of refuge wrapped by the Appalachian Trail and Blue Mountain range. With the fresh-water Pine Creek flowing past your front door, the Brobst Millhouse welcomes you to a gentle and quite place to reflect, relax and rejuvenate. There’s no better place for you to escape from the hectic pace of modern life.

We celebrate the natural world, open fields, gardens and seasonal swimming pool invite a full view of the Pinnacle, the mountain high point in Berks County. Deer, muskrat, wild turkey and the neighborhood Great Blue Heron visit regularly. We are available to point you toward adventures and welcome you to our homestead on our shared property (our home is next door).

Our Brobst Millhouse offers a first floor kitchen, dining area, living room (with futon double bed) and full private bathroom (with bathtub and shower). The Millhouse is a blend of vintage furniture and fabrics, local artisan handwork and comfort, embracing the country life. Our kitchen offers a full-sized gas range with oven, refrigerator, electric coffee maker, toaster and full sized kitchen sink: everything for your dining and cooking comfort. Quality kitchen cooking utensils are supplied or visit one of the variety of local restaurants within a 20 minute drive. Curl up in front of the cozy wood stove fireplace in the Winter months - the perfect spot for morning coffee or that end-of-day glass of wine. In the Summer months, relax on the family deck overlooking open fields or by the family swimming pool.

The second floor is a balcony bedroom, with original 200 year old 30 foot log beams. A converted wooden bar acts as desk and clothes bureau while offering a view of the first floor and picture window to view the mountain and fields. Queen-sized bed with quality bedding provided. Books on local history, nature and native American culture fill tiny bookshelves, inviting you to relax and open your mind. The second floor holds many surprises, including our fabulous hand railing, created by a local metalworker, fashioned from farm tools.

Overflowing with history, other surprises are waiting for you to enjoy and appreciate. Please note: due to lower ceiling height, our second floor may be a challenge for anyone taller than six feet.

Bring your own electronics, we offer WiFi access. Cell phone availability is tentative if you have anything but AT&T but our landline is available in our private residence next door if necessary. But why not use this excuse to really get away. 900 square feet. Washer/dryer available. Unless you are hiking or biking in, a car is necessary for traveling our area.

Property Type

  • Mill
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            24 and older...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • queen bed on second floor balcony over-looking open space and mountain view...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            tile in-floor radiant heat ...moreless

          • tile in-floor radiant heat

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            glass front wood stove acts as fireplace. wood included...moreless

          • Living Room:

            open floor plan with futon...moreless

          • Heating:

            wood and central heat....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking

          Other Amenities

              • Welcome breakfast kit on first day.

              Entertainment

                  • Books

                  Communications

                      • Internet:

                        WiFi accessible, bring your own electronics...moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Communal Pool

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Theme

                          • Romantic
                          • Away From It All
                          • Historic

                          Location & View

                          • Rural
                          • Mountain View
                          • Waterfront

                          Activities

                          • Theme Parks
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Hunting
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming
                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Groceries
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Boating
                          • Walking
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Antiquing
                          • Festivals
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Restaurants
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Rafting
                           

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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/26/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          Car: Necessary

                          Local attractions include: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: internationally renowned migratory bird sanctuary. Appalachian Trail: National natural treasure, the Trail runs from Maine to Georgia and through our back yard. WK&S Steam Railroad: Steam-railroad for tourist fun was once the only connection to carry passengers and local products to big cities. Wanamakers General Store: local country store with groceries, bulk food supplies and local crafts (you can pick up a fishing license here). Cabalas: 15 minutes to Hamburg’s small town charm and Cabalas Outdoor Superstore. Local PA Wine Trail: variety of several Berks and Lehigh wineries. Renningers Antique and Farmers Market: 20 minutes ride to Kutztowns favorite weekend marketplace for foods and antiques. Also available for your exploration; natural pleasures of fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing; Historic Covered Bridges; Bear Creek Ski Resort; Roadside America - Miniature Village and Train Americana; Kutztown University

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1985

                          About the owner: We fell in love with the Kempton area, the way the natural world bumps up to farm community, the mix of neighborhood and independence. Just enough country to be away from it all but a short drive to cities like Reading, Allentown and Bethlehem. We grew up just a few towns away and knew this was a place to raise our family and enjoy our life. Our grown children live nearby so now it's time to share our homestead. Our property is a loving mix of loved items, collectibles, family heirlooms and functional fun. We love to travel, enjoy foods and share adventures.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Mill:
                          Take a refreshing swim and relax pool-side after your busy day hiking or touring.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

                          $125 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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