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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Why K Neale chose Elizabethtown

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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!


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Historic Miller's Cottage on Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Greenville, SC

Historic, beautiful farm!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very helpful and informative. Katcha gave us a tour of the mill and farm grounds. She also helped us find eggs that the chickens had laid and told us about the various animals. We had a great time and recommend this beautiful place to families, couples, and anyone looking for an out-of-ordinary experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A happy place to enjoy it's historical presence and relax with your favorite people.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Property, Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful historic property in a picturesque setting. When you vacation to get away from it all, this is a dream come true. Georgeous drives in every direction as you travel to Gettysburg or tour Pennsylvania Dutch Country. It is also nice just spending time on the farm playing in the creek, hiking, and getting a tour of the amazing mill. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is Gorgeous!!!

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful land and animals added so much to our experience. It is such a special place! The owners were kind and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA

Lots of character and lots of sights nearby

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed the house, visiting with the animals, and touring the mill. There was plenty of space for the four of us, and it was an easy drive to see attractions in Hershey, Lancaster, and Harrisburg. The trails on the property and adjacent to the property were also fun to explore.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you from Texas for sharing your little piece of Heaven!!!!

  • 5 of 5

One point of view….(The Husband)….. Initially my wife found the location on HomeAway and I was skeptical. My preference generally would be a nice hotel or resort, so the idea of staying on essentially a farm gave me some concerns. I must say that after our 2 nights at the Cottage, I would HIGHLY recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone(we will be posting on our neighborhood facebook page as well). The owners were very accommodating and go out of their way to make it feel like your home without being intrusive. The first morning they allowed our girls to bottle feed a goat, help feed the other farm animals, and assist in getting the eggs from the chickens. They have many stray friendly cats on the property(which we loved) and the girls spent many hours petting them and assigning new names. The cottage was built in the 1780’s, but despite its age had all amenities that one would need or want…PLUS some(books to read, movies, games, sporting equipment). There is a stream on the property and we loved hiking the area and just enjoying the peacefulness of nature at its finest. In my opinion, the best part was that it was peaceful and mind clearing. The first morning we were there we had the opportunity to wake up early, brew a pot of coffee, and sit on the front porch and enjoy the sounds and sights of a heaven like setting without hearing horns honking or trains whistling. If you need a get away where you want to relax, enjoy family without the disruption of noisy chaos, and be in nature, then this is the place for you. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Thanks for all…..Kevin, Kim, Natalie and Jordan.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was fun having the girls help with barn chores and getting to know you all! I appreciate your kind review and am glad you had a relaxing vacation while visiting our farm!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We accept cash, check or HomeAway payments.
50% deposit within 5 days of reservation if paying by mail with a check.
Balance due according to rental contract.
Holiday weekends 3 night minimum.
Check in is 4pm or after.
Check out is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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