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Cozy Country Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms(Sleeps 4-6), 1 Bath (shower & tub), large living area

A unique country property includes late 1800 buildings (brick house, brick barn, brick ice house, brick granary converted to cottage, cyprus horse barn). Hike the fields and the timber. Watch for deer, turkey, heron, hummingbirds and hawks. Enjoy our

'hobby farm' with five 'mini-moos' and one lovable retired horse, two rescued mini-horses (and their colt born on the farm). The cottage is an 1870's granary with some walls containing original, handmade brick, surrounded and converted to a relaxing comfortable home.It is freshly painted and carpeted throughout, and has a full kitchen, and lovely but comfortable antiques. Garage/entry includes rubber boots in all sizes to traverse the three creeks or hike the meadows. Charcoal grill includes charcoal and lighter fluid for your use. Chimnea has freshly chopped wood stocked as well. There is a small fire pit, with a brick surround made from the same 1870's bricks. Wood is provided. The cottage has toys for children, although we asked that your children are supervised by an adult at all times, due to wandering animals, fences, and gates.

Close (15 min ) to Peoria, Caterpillar, Civic Center, St. Francis, Methodist, Proctor Hospitals, Riverfront. Enjoy Washington's unique and historical Town Square with antique malls, candy shoppes, caramel corn & ice cream, unique gifts, including local

arts and crafts. Enjoy the best gourmet coffee in the world at The Blend. Have lunch at Denhart's on the square restored 1800's restaurants loaded with character. There is a new steak house, and tasty local diners. There are the typical chains from pizza, to burgers, ice cream and chicken. Three grocery stores are nearby, as well as a super -store Walmart. Relax and enjoy the quiet at our hobby farm, and take a short drive to our charming town. Hop on the highway a few miles down the road and zip to Peoria for city attractions including shopping, river fun, sports and theater.


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Washington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Large Master bedroom: One memory foam queen size bed (1) Empty dresser (six drawers), full closet (empty) Second bedroom: two double beds (2). One amoire Sheets fresh and clean on beds, provided. Extras in hall closet. *No Laundry facility in cottage - New Starcrest cleaner one mile north which you can use during your stay.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Earn an additional one night discount per week up to three weeks.


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Cozy Country Cottage
average rating of 4.836735 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our girls weekend. Everything was exactly like pictured and the farm was beautiful with snow. Sal is easy to work with and very kind. We hope to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, rural setting that includes horses and lots of places to explore. Fun for kids.

  • 4 of 5

Felt like we had our own little cottage out in the country. It snowed the first day we were there on Christmas Eve and made for a really fun time with the kids to play in the snow and pet their horse and two miniature horses. The cottage had everything including extra blankets and they provided a high chair for our two year old. Only down side was we got no reception with T-mobile on the property and we couldn't seem to connect to Wifi so that left us a little isolated. Overall, the place is very comfortable and a great spot to stay to get away from the city.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying here. The hosts provided great hospitality. The house was comfortable and is on an amazing farm. We loved seeing the horses, the cow and the farm cat. We played games in the yard and was able to start on a bonfire. Everything was ready and provided for us. We hiked around the property, which was great. I even woke up to seeing a horse outside the kitchen windows. Absolutely amazing. Would recommend more and complete board games in the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. Peace and quiet, and that is exactly what we wanted. The property is beautiful. Sal and Buzz were most welcoming. And the cookies Sal brought us were delicious. We enjoyed walking around the property. And there is a wonderful selection of books.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and relaxing setting.The owners were pleasant but gave us privacy.We would return.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The country setting and cottage were relaxing. The children enjoyed the creek and cookies provided by the owners. You would never guess the property is so close to town. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mom Daughter outing

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I took our adult daughters here for some relaxation, game playing, craft making and lots of laughs. Very quite here and peaceful. Sally and Russ were very friendly and helpful. If we forgot something, they loaned us that something. A plate of fresh, still warm, cookies brought to us:) This is the second time we have come here and will probably come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lane's End Hobby Farm
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Hiking, wildlife, late 1870's buildings

Very quiet and "old Kentucky like" peaceful setting, secluded but close to convenient shopping. Good for private get-away spot for individuals, couples, families with supervised children.

Animals to enjoy: five Dexter (miniature) Irish cows, retired morgan- quarter horse, two rescue miniature horses, Sugarfoot and Buckwheat, their colt, Quel Suprise, , and Roxie (kitty)

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to write as a follow up to our fantastic visit to the cottage in August. The underlying story is that the Thursday before our reservation started, my dad entered a hospice. The prognosis was very uncertain, with the doctors saying 4 days to 4 months. Well, that resulted in a lot of soul searching about whether to go forward with our 13th Annual Father Daughter Camp Out. My father was an avid camper, we spent many weekends in the great countryside. I listened to my heart and concluded that he would have wanted us to be in that same country setting in the outdoors, together as a family. The cottage presented the perfect setting for reflection. There were a lot of telephone calls back and forth. And the daughters knew that we faced an uncertain future for their grandfather. Still, we spent those two days wrapped up in our very own special kind of peace. As we drove back home on that Sunday afternoon, I booked the first flight the next morning. Sadly, my dad passed away in January, though the intervening months gave me a number of times to be with him. He is now at peace himself.

We will always remember the specialness of the Father Daughter Camping Trip last August and I am grateful for your very welcoming cottage.

Best regards
Aug 2012
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

additional $15 dollars per stay per person for more than three people

Contact us for longer term rates.

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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