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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 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 for more information on planning your trip.

Keywords: Cottage Lancaster Amish

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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 4.85 based on 40 reviews

Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Charming Cottage for a Mini-Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely experience

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was even better than we imagined. You have everything you need, the Cocalico Creek is right next to the house and is so beautiful to wake up to in the morning. One of Lancaster County's covered bridges is also right next to the house, with lots and lots of open space on the other side for privacy. There is also a fire pit with Adirondack chairs in the backyard. There is an indoor and outdoor porch for guests' use. Everywhere we wanted to go was within 15-20 minutes via car, and every drive was just lovely. The house manager left the gas stove fire on for us when we arrived (very appreciated on a cold night) as well as left the hot tub hot, bubbly and ready for us! We enjoyed the hot tub a lot. This cottage really was the perfect mix of of country and modern. Our ONLY single complaint was that the two upstairs beds were very, very hard and unfortunately we were barely able to sleep both nights. Many people like hard mattresses so may not be a negative for everyone, but it was the only thing that had a negative impact on an otherwise perfect stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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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Heather Witmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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


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

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $60
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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