Private 1860's 3 Bedroom Home on 130 Acre Family Cattle Farm(44 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Welcoming cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath with pastoral and mountain views (Sleeps 6
Slow down a bit, relax, read a book or visit with friends while sitting in the rocking chairs on the broad front porch. The enclosed back porch overlooks a meadow and pasture area and has seating for two - a great place to read in the morning or sip a cup of tea while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Great Cove valley.
Each of the three bedrooms has a double bed and is decorated with antiques. We provide all linens - the beds are made and ready for you to snuggle in. We use crisp line-dried linens when weather permits, and the beds are dressed with high-loft goose-down comforters on chilly winter nights. In the bathroom you'll find fresh towels, a mahogany sink base with a French waterspout faucet, and a claw-foot bathtub with shower.
We invite you to stroll the grounds, explore the farm's 130 acres, and enjoy the fresh country air. Walk our private lane or make use of the two picnic areas on the farm. Ask to feed the dozens of golden trout that call our limestone springhouse and spring waters home. A romantic retreat or great vacation get-away, The Tenant House at Shady Spring Farm awaits you and your family. Come and enjoy.
Keywords: House, cottage, private home, farmhouse, historic, get-away, romantic, family,
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Member since: 2008
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 3 bedrooms, each with an antique double bed located on the second floor. New pillow-top mattresses. We provide all linens; the beds are made and the towels hang in the bath. Just arrive and enjoy! We use crisp line-dried linens when weather permits and lofty goose-down comforters on chilly winter nights. A Graco Pack-n-Play is set up and dressed upon request. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bring your horses on vacation! We now offer over-night horse stabling in our newly remodeled 1800's hand-hewn bank barn. Four large airy stalls (12x16), sliding doors, automatic waterers. Dry-lot turnout with automatic waterer and grassy paddock also available. Access to 250 acres for riding, or take a day trip to public trails at Gettysburg, Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal, etc. The farm may be available for small events and weddings on a seasonal basis. Please inquire if interested. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
Restored 1938 Sunbeam toaster - although it doesn't pop-up when done it was marketed as "keeping your toast warm until you want it". Use our modern wide-slot toaster for bagels and thicker breads....moreless
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 6%
Maximum of 6 guests. 4pm check-in and 11am check-out unless prior arrangements are made.
Visa, Master Card and Discover, check and cash accepted when booking with us directly. We do not charge a service fee when you deal directly with us.
In the case of a cancellation the deposit may be applied to a future stay.
Please contact us for last minute stays of a single night.
Due to the historic nature of the house and the sensitivities of some of our guests we can not accept pets.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Local fairs and festivals:
2nd full weekend in June-The Strawberry Festival
2nd full week in August - the Fulton County Fair (Sun 8/14- Sat 8/20/2016)
3rd full weekend in October- Fulton Fall Folk Festival (Fri 10/21- Sun 10/23/2016)
Parks & recreation: Cowan's Gap State Park, Raystown Lake, C&O Canal (20 mins to 1 hr 10 mins)
Golfing: Great Cove Golf Course, 2 miles or Whitetail Golf Course
Civil War Attractions: Gettysburg Battlefield, Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg MD, Harrisburg Civil War Museum (all within 1 hour drive, Harper's Ferry WV is a 2 hr drive)
Live Theatres/Movie Halls: Historic Star Theatre in Mercersburg PA and in Berkeley Springs WV, Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Totem Pole Playhouse in Caledonia, Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg (20 mins to 1 hr drive)
Caves & Caverns: Visit Lincoln Caverns or explore Penns Cave by boat (1 to 2 hrs away)
Hang gliding & parasailing: We are located just four miles south of popular jump point 'The Pulpit' (aka Lookout Point) in McConnellsburg
Universities & Academies: Mercersburg Academy, 20 mins, Wilson College is 45 mins, Shippensburg University is 1 hr, Penn State Main is 1.5 hrs
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: While on the farm there are endless things to do... repairing and maintaining buildings, upkeeping fences and keeping the grass and weeds in check. We're kept company by our dog Max, a fantastic little rescue dog who absolutely loves having the run of the farm. When there is a little spare time we enjoy riding our horses, two of whom are rescues as well. The farm is a treasure: it has been in my husband's family since 1922. We are compelled to share it with others. Hence, The Tenant House was born.
Why the Owner Chose Big Cove Tannery, PA, USA:
While growing up Tony spent his summers here 'helping' to tend the cows, the chickens and the sheep. After 63 years of farming Tony's grandparents were thinking of retiring. Tony and I were looking to purchase a historical property near Gettysburg - our favorite weekend getaway. The timing couldn't have been better, his grandparents didn't want the farm to be developed and our goal was to restore an old property. One year later we signed the paperwork and purchased the family farm that has been in Tony's family since 1922.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Shady Spring Farm feels far removed from the busy I-95 corridor where we travel to our jobs. While it sounds a bit cliche, life on the farm slows down. Every season brings new sights and new scents. Early spring sees daffodils and crocus emerge from thawing ground. April into May is calving season when 80 or so black angus calves are born. May is the first cutting of hay and the blooming of tiger lilies around the springhouse. The warm nights in late June and early July are lit with thousands of fireflies. For two years now we've had both bald eagles and golden eagles visit the farm in the month of July - soaring over the field behind the farmhouse. August is lazy, it seems even the trout in the springhouse take it easy. Every season brings it's own wonder. When Tony wants to play a little golf he heads to the Great Cove Golf Course, just two miles from the farm. Whitetail Ski Resort (with snow tubing!) and historic Berkeley Springs, WV are within 30 minutes. One can enjoy a trolley ride at the Rockhill Trolley Museum in nearby Rockhill Furnace. When in the mood for outlet shopping we have two choices within an hour - Prime Outlets in Hagerstown MD and the outlet center in Gettysburg, PA. Two battlefields are within an hour, Gettysburg and Antietam, and we enjoy visiting both.
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The Tenant House at Shady Spring Farm
Charming 1930's farmhouse kitchen with restored 1935 GE monitor top refrigerator
Watch the sun rise from the green room, with farm views to the east and south
Relax on the broad front porch
Great views from every window... the view from the back porch in late winter
As a storm rolls in
Sunrise over the Tenant House
Ghost in the morning mist - an Arabian endurance horse who overnighted with us
Let it snow!
Enjoy preparing meals on the fully restored 1911 Moffat's Electra range
1930's living room with plantation desk and 3 piece parlor suite
The blue bedroom has long farmland views to the south, west and north
The limestone springhouse for which the farm is named
Angus and Black Baldies on a warm spring day
An escapee calf behind the Tenant House
Nearby Cowan's Gap State Park with boat rentals, beach area, walking trails and picnic sites
Enjoy your holidays on the farm
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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