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Ethan's Retreat in the Woods

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in the heart of Amish Country, this peaceful cabin is located on a small farm between Killbuck and Glenmont, Ohio. The cabin is surrounded by 30 wooded acres complete with hiking/horse trails and has access to horse stalls and fenced pasture space. On the edge of the property, this cabin provides solitude and the chance to take a break from life's hectic pace and challenges. One of our guests recently reflected that the peace and quiet actually allowed her to hear her own thoughts and reconnect with herself!!

This cabin has 2 bedrooms with queen size beds with all linens. The second bedroom suite is a loft overlooking the living space, complete with its own bathroom. There is a double bed size sofa bed with all linens in the living room as well.

The downstairs bathroom has a tub and shower, while the upstairs bath is shower only.

A five-person spa sits on its own deck under the canopy of trees.

The fully outfitted kitchen includes cooking utensils, pots, pans, silverware, dishes, coffeemaker, microwave, fridge , stove and oven. There is a gas BBQ on the deck outside the kitchen, which overlooks the wooded valley.

The living room features a gas fireplace and a new 32" HDTV and Blu Ray DVD player with a growing video library. Because of all the trees in this beautiful secluded wooded area, Cable TV and Satellite Dish systems are not accessible or available at this time. Please be sure to bring your own favorite DVDs to enjoy during your stay as well.

Close proximity to all Holmes County and Amish Country attractions, including the Holmes County Trail and Rails-to-Trails. We also have our own wooded hiking/riding trails.

Pets and children are always welcome. Children under three are free. We are proudly handicapped accessible as well!!

Stall and pasture space is available if you are interested in bringing your own horse (additional fee applies). We also have a firepit close to the cabin to further allow our guests to connect with nature and maybe even enjoy some Smores.

Pets welcome for an additional charge of $10/pet per night, maximum $50/pet/stay

Be sure to ask about our discounts for stays of 4 or more nights. Stay a full week and get a night free.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have, and we look forward to having you at the retreat!

Nancy Dawson

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Nancy Dawson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Nancy Dawson

In 2014, my husband and I purchased this beautiful farm in Killbuck, Ohio as a place to come visit our son, daughter-in-law and three wonderful grandchildren and return to nature at the same time. Ethan's Retreat, previously known as Hanna's Cottage in the Woods, is the perfect get away to share with all those yearning for some quiet time, shopping in nearby Amish towns such as Berlin and Sugarcreek, and one of the only places we are aware of that not only allow, but encourage you to bring your family pet(s)! This is a great place for everything from celebrating a quiet anniversary weekend to bringing the kids along for fun in the hot tub and nature trail walks. We even have board games and a selection of DVD's for all to enjoy!

The Retreat is dedicated and in loving memory of our precious grandson, Ethan, who became one of God's sweetest angels at only two months of age.

Hope to meet you soon!! Nancy Dawson (AKA Grams)

Nancy Dawson purchased this cabin in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

As always. We love staying here. Very private. Great views. The cabin has everything you need to cook.
Nov 2016
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Killbuck Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen
  • In addition to the two bedrooms, we have a double bed size sofa sleeper in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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Ethan's Retreat in the Woods
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 26 reviews

It was an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

I have been recommending it to everybody that asked me how the weekend was.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review!! Hope to see you again soon!!
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Secluded hideaway!

  • 4 of 5

Cabin sits at the end of a long trail and is completely secluded. If you are looking for quiet and restful stay this cabin is for you. Beautiful inside. Comfy beds, fluffy pillows. Plenty of cooking utensils. Backporch balcony to enjoy nature. Owner has stocked cupboards with lots of extra foods. And also treats for humans as well as dog. There is no TV, cell phone service, or internet. Only suggestion we would make is to have cell phone service in case of emergency. Hot tub was relaxing and inviting. Our dog loved sniffing around the property. Owners have definitely thought of everything for a relaxing vacation. Shopping areas such as Millersburg, Berlin are a distance away but worth the trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Larry. We try to make the cabin as welcoming as possible. As far as cell service, Verizon usually works just outside the cabin, but AT&T service is very spotty throughout this part of Holmes County. We wish it were better, too, for our own benefit as well as our guests.
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Off the beaten path.....

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and tranquil with all the beauty of a natural setting, very well equipped and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review!! Hope you can stay with us again!!
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Exceptional Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here at Ethans Retreat. 2 adults and 1 baby enjoyed the peace, privacy, and pretty cabin. The cabin was clean, well stocked, beds and pillows were comfortable. We hiked the trails just outside the cabin and enjoyed the hot tub. And its so nice that pets are welcome here. Dogs can run off leash and enjoy nature just like we did. Owner provided pack and play for baby to sleep in, baby gate to keep her off the stairs, and a high chair, all of these were really appreciated by us!! Enjoy your morning coffee on the back deck while watching the chipmunks and loving all the trees. We will definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review! Hope you can stay again soon!!
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Adult siblings and mom celebrating her 86th birthday. Our gracious host's hospitality and the amenities they provided were none like I have every seen before, including treats for the dog, a dog bed, bowls, leashes etc. They know how to take care of their guest. The cabin was perfect for out needs. We enjoyed the fire pit, cooking on the grill, movies on the DVD, hot tub on the deck and the quite peaceful surroundings. We hope to return another time and will tell others. Thank you so much for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My husband and I stayed here to just spend time together for our 20th anniversary. Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

For our 20th anniversary we wanted time together. Time away and just remember why we fell in love. We had a day that we went around to neighbouring Amish towns. Shopped with no stress. This was a great time to enjoy simplicity! No cable, no phone.. Just each other. Very comfy, cosy and clean. I can not say how much we enjoyed our time here. I can honestly say I want to come back and stay again.

Thank you for letting us use your beautiful retreat.

Michell and JT Williams

Urbana Ohio

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Contact owner for payment terms and specials, including security waiver, and other seasonal offers. Be sure to ask about our discounts for stays of 4 nights or more. Stay a full week and get a free night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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