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Historic Miller's Cottage on Creek

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


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4-6

As the story goes, this cottage was once a distillery that crafted rye rum and corn whiskey for sale in Philadelphia. Located within a beautiful setting with natural and historical wonders to explore, we are a small family farm raising sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens...and cats. A rustic experience awaits!

- Relax on the front porch, enjoy your favorite beverage and listen to the sounds of the Conewago Creek.

- Help with barn chores. Or just view the animals grazing from your perch on the front porch.

- Receive a tour of this Historic Mill and property.

- Take a leisurely stroll through the woods & wetlands trail on the property.

-Walk or ride your bike from the Mill to Mt. Gretna (12 miles) on the Conewago Rail Trail located right across the creek. While there, visit the regionally famous 'Jigger Shop' for some ice cream (open seasonally), swim at the lake, attend the annual art festival in August.

-Great central location for sight seeing & history inspired tours. Guests have taken trips to Gettysburg, Hershey Park, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City.

-We are happy to offer suggestions of things to do. Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine tour/steam train ride & a visit to nearby Centralia is one of those special unusual side trips that we love (approx 1hr 30 mins away)

More Details

K Neale
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

Why K Neale chose Dutch Country

From the 200+ year old farmhouses and mill to the peaceful creek flowing over huge boulders, we knew this was a special place to raise our family and animals.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Watching the sheep graze from the swing on the guest house's front porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 out of 5 for all categories

A very comfortable house, oozing character, in breathtaking surroundings.

We cannot praise Aberdeen Mills enough as a place for a vacation! The house is very clean and well cared for with gorgeous views from the porch. The grounds include a fantastic swimming hole which was great for hot days and a fire pit by the creek that was a fantastic focus for relaxing in the evening! We also made great use of the grill for cook-outs.

Katcha and Merritt are fantastic hosts, from the welcome pack of local wine and their own honey to a fascinating tour of the colonial era mill, this was a trip our family thoroughly enjoyed and plans to repeat! They even rustled up a guitar and fiddle for our campfires!

Amenities are a short drive away in Hershey or Elizabethtown...we truly had the best of both worlds!!
Aug 2016
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Elizabethtown Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , basic
  • 2 sets of bath towels provided for your convenience with weekly rental.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , porta-crib available
  • Soothing palette throughout sleeping areas with green views from every window. Bedding provided & beds made prior to your arrival.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Peaceful 200+ year old stone cottage with warm wood floors, deep window sills, window A/C units. Sorry- no dishwasher. The cottage is stocked with basic soaps & two rolls of toilet paper. A rustic experience awaits!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Historic Miller's Cottage on Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage, and once again a wonderful experience. The farm was interesting and relaxing. It was an amazing time for our granddaughters to help on the farm, and a special thanks to Katcha for making their stay so memorable. The cottage is very convenient to many attractions in that area. We spent a day at Hershey, went to see Jonah at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, and had a blast at Escape on Queen in Lancaster. If you want a unique and fun experience, I highly recommend the Miller's Cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property, house and adored the animals on the farm. It was a beautiful and comfortable stay for sure. The house was the perfect size and everything was clean and tidy when we arrived. The owners were very friendly as well. Many times they went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience during our stay. We loved waking up and eating breakfast on the porch to see all the gorgeous nature. It's in the perfect location, close to Lancaster and Hersey, so it's easy to travel. All in all we'd give it 100 out of 100 stars if we could. We can't wait to go back again.

P.S. The property it's self has some great trails and if you love the outdoors, it's worth it going out and exploring it.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed getting to know you and Marcus during your stay. Great guests (and now friends) that we hope to see again. Thank you for choosing to stay at our farm!
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Felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cottage was the highlight of our trip. My husband, our two children and I stayed here because we were thrilled to go to Hershey Park, however, once we arrived to the cottage we didn't want to leave and we wished we had made time to stay there longer. I don't think there is enough room to list everything we loved about this property. It had everything you need to have a peaceful vacation. My 5 year old boy was in a wilderness wonderland and cried when we had to leave. I didn't cry because I'm too grown-up to do so, but the tears were welling up (wink). I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your vacation. It was a pleasure meeting you all!
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Our stay was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Such wonderful people. House had everything we needed. Atmosphere was wonderful. We would love to visit again and again! Thank you both for a lovely weekend filled with history, beauty and comfort. Loved the special touches of chocolate, honey, wine and farm fresh eggs! Xoxo

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed staying at the cottage. We hope to see you again! It was a pleasure meeting you all ~
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time here. Great property with plenty to see and learn about. Would recommend this place to everyone

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting! We enjoyed meeting you and your family~
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Sherwood, Arkansas

Aug3 - Aug6 2015

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this property. I wish we could have stayed longer. Our three girls loved the animals---especially the kitties. They still talk about the farm house three weeks later. The area is quiet. Driving around to different locations was easy to navigate. Thank you so much for the chocolate, wine, eggs, and honey. We tell friends and family about our experience and recommend this place. Hope to see you again one day! ---The Swope Family

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your family had a fun time at the farm and found our cottage a convenient location to visit the sites. The kitties miss the girls:) We hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lucky Duck's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Par Line
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak- Elizabethtown station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 743
Car: necessary

- Enjoy Lancaster County Amish Country, Strasburg Railroad, Fulton Opera House, museums, art galleries, Rockvale & Tanger Outlets (30 Mins)

-Take advantage of the many free or low cost tours of wineries, breweries and factories in the surrounding areas.

-Visit Chocolate World for a chocolatey sensation or Hershey Park for an awesome amusement park experience (15 Mins).

- Harrisburg, the Commonwealth Capitol, offers many great restaurants, museums (National Civil War & Harsco Science Center) and Susquehanna river waterfront attractions. (20 Mins).

- See Gettysburg and the famous Civil War battlefields and town. (65 Mins)

- Easy Day trips: NY City: 3 hrs.,Wash DC: 2.5 hrs.,Philadelphia 1.5 hrs.

-Saturday's Market, PA's largest indoor-outdoor market, is a few miles down the road.

-Street rod shows, fairs & carnivals throughout the summer & fall.

Other Activities: Fly fishing, street rod shows, free Sunday concerts in Lancaster, farmers markets.

Golf: .

Ski: q


Rates & Availability

Elizabethtown Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 16 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

50% deposit within 7 days of reservation. We accept cash, check or payment via PayPal or HomeAway payments.
Holiday weekends 3 night minimum.
Check in is 4pm or after.
Check out is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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