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Peaceful, private retreat nestled in a quintessential Lancaster County setting

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Welcome to the Covered Bridge Cottage, 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 Wenger’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 for more information on planning your trip.

Keywords: Cottage Lancaster Amish

More Details

Heather Witmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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


Brownstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Peaceful, private retreat nestled in a quintessential Lancaster County setting
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage with all the amenities you would need for a weekend get away

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Overall nice, quiet and relaxing stay with my husband and two toddlers. The kids loved running around outside and watching horse and buggies going through the covered bridge

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as described in the description. It was my first time using anything like HomeAway and I was very worried due to all the horror stories. However, this cottage was as beautiful as the pictures shows! I would highly recommend if you are looking to be alone together!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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this was a perfect quiet retreat that we loved.

  • 4 of 5

Very homey and comfortable. Great scenery and loved being on the river and looking out over the covered bridge. Lots of space for our family to play cards and enjoy. It would have been perfect if there would have been a ground floor bathroom. Two of us were over 70 so steps getting into the house and then another flight up to use the bathroom was work and hard on our knees and hips.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing! Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights and had a wonderful time. Comfortable, with all the comforts of home. Close to many things to do. Even a day trip to Philly. The porches fire pit and hot tub made just staying 'home' as good as anything

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent place!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, because a stream ran by the back yard it was heaven for me to sit out back. And the cottage itself was perfect too. Three bedrooms, a perfect kitchen with all you need, and a long lovely sun room off the kitchen where we ate our meals. The gas fireplace made it cozy as we played games in the spacious living room. The Lancaster area was beautiful too. Tidy flowers around almost every home and fields of healthy crops. We got to go to a blue grass concert in the field around a vineyard and to tour the Amish museum.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Lancaster Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Log Cabin


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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