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Peaceful, private retreat nestled in a quintessential Lancaster County setting

Brownstown, PA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Welcome to the Covered Bridge Cottage of Lancaster County, a charming getaway nestled in the woods on the bank of the Cocalico Creek. During its colorful past the cottage operated as a prohibition speakeasy and a fisherman's cottage. Today it’s a quaint abode perfect for a romantic getaway or quiet weekend with friends. Marrying the beauty of the past with a simple, modern style, this century-old home includes unique details like wood floors, peaked ceilings and exposed peg and beam construction. We invite you to cozy-up and make yourself comfortable by the gas fireplace in the living room. Or take in the view of the historic Zook’s Mill Covered Bridge from the sunlit dining porch. Enjoy a relaxing dip in the secluded outdoor hot tub. Sit on the porch swing and listen to the songbirds while admiring the beauty of the surrounding Amish farmland. Or kick up your feet by the creekside fire pit.

Additionally, we encourage you to sample the variety of unforgettable experiences that Lancaster County has to offer. Whether you prefer exploring the rich history of the Amish or the fresh, contemporary vibes of Lancaster City, our area has something for everyone. From delicious eats to endless shopping venues, invigorating hiking trails to art museums, and buggy rides to amusement parks, the opportunities for a memorable trip are endless. We’re located 35 minutes from Hershey, a little over an hour from Philadephia, an hour and a half from Baltimore and Gettysburg, and just over 2 hours from New York City and Atlantic City. Visit http://www.discoverlancaster.com/index.asp for more information on planning your trip.

Keywords: Cottage Lancaster Amish


Heather Witmer

Member Since 2008
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Heather Witmer

The owners are both from this area and think this is so amazing that it should be shared. The combination of a more simple life yet offering the conveniences of modern cities makes Lancaster such an

Heather Witmer purchased this Cottage in 2016


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)


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

        Location Type

          • Waterfront
            This quaint cottage sits on the creek front next to a beautiful covered bridge, thus where it got it's name. It is surrounded by quiet country living, so bring your relaxation activities and enjoy.


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                    Propane Stove
                  • Heating
                    Electric and propane stove
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 5 people


                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                    Pool / Spa

                                      • Hot Tub


                                          • museums
                                          • churches
                                          • festivals
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • live theater
                                          • cinemas
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks
                                          • water parks
                                          • winery tours
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • photography
                                              • antiquing
                                              • horseshoes
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • outlet shopping
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hot air ballooning
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • racquetball
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water tubing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        42 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Simply charming

                                                        Tracy W.

                                                        When we first walked into the cottage, we immediately felt at ease. It definitely has that warm, cozy feeling. The cottage is stocked with EVERYTHING! All you need to bring is your food and clothing. It is conveniently located to everything. We especially enjoyed the hot tub, the fire pit and sitting on the front porchswing enjoying the stream. We can't wait to come back.

                                                        Beautiful setting, restful getaway!

                                                        Carrie K.Pennsylvania

                                                        We really enjoyed our short getaway! The house is a perfect mixture of historical preservation with updates for comfort and convenience! The hot tub was a wonderful way to end each day! We enjoyed hiking at a nearby park and scenic drives around the area. We only wish we had brought our fishing poles and bikes. Wish we could have stayed longer!

                                                        Clean and cozy

                                                        chad R.

                                                        The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Perfect for a weekend getaway with or without kids. We enjoyed the hot tub and just watching the creek go by. Heather was great to work with.

                                                        Beautiful place

                                                        Melissa Y.

                                                        Great place for a couple or a girl’s trip. Quaint setting. Felt very at home here.

                                                        Great location!

                                                        Teri S.

                                                        This was the perfect place to stay in the Lancaster area. We especially enjoyed sitting on the side porch and watching the covered bridge!!! The cottage was well equipped and the beds very comfortable. When we checked out the fire pit we were delighted to find that the kindling was stacked and ready to be lit for a nice evening around the fire. Thanks for providing such a cozy place for our stay!

                                                        A Charming Cottage for a Mini-Honeymoon

                                                        Melissa E.

                                                        My husband and I plan on visiting the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon in the new year, but we wanted some R&R after our wedding and before returning to work. We stayed in this cozy cottage for 4 nights and it was wonderful! The cottage was charming and had everything we needed for our stay. We very much enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub! Thank you and we hope to visit again!


                                                        Brownstown, PA, USA


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