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A Private Modern Oasis Nestled In The Hills Of Knox County

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cabin Nestled In Nature (Sleeps 4)

What was once the Daisy Dell Fruit Farm, Ohio’s first organic apple orchard, and country house has been renovated into a private, modern oasis in the hills of Knox County. Renamed, The Cider House, the original home has been converted into a modernly-appointed house for families and business professionals. It accommodates overnight stays or professional meetings. The Cider House is a unique lodging alternative offering modern accommodations. Full home privacy with a master suite including a large tiled walk in shower and a king size bed. Hot tub off the portch. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and walk in tile shower and bathroom in the loft. Large full size kitchen stocked with cooking essentials and granite countertops (will have to bring your own food). Large family room with a flat screen TV & DVD player and fireplace. Full size washer and dryer. Two queen size blow up mattress.

Internet. Enjoy fishing, hiking, bon fires, or simply relaxing!

More Details

Luconda Ashcraft
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Luconda Ashcraft

My husband, Bill Ashcraft, grew up in Mt. Vernon. He has a love for land and preservation. Renovated the house....

I grew up in Utica, Ohio and graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. I am also fortunate to be a part of a fourth generation, family owned ice cream company, Velevet Ice Cream....

Luconda Ashcraft purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Luconda Ashcraft chose Mount Vernon

We bought the home and 75 acres primarily because it was next to our current property.....

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We fell in love with the property and the views from the portch. Once we renovated the home, we fell in love with the modern design and peaceful.....


Mount Vernon Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • We have three premium air mattresses for your use.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting


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A Private Modern Oasis Nestled In The Hills Of Knox County
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Private Modern Hideaway Cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a surprise to see the inside of this wonderful house! Every updated feature was such a pleasure. The house was so comfortable and homey. The furniture and decor was very well done! The two person shower off of the large master bedroom was a bonus. The extra touches with the necessities were amazing. it was everything we needed and could hope for. Perfect place to create wonderful family memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning home and surroundings. It was perfect for gathering our group of close friends for a weekend of laughing, cooking great food together, gathering by the fire, enjoying the hot tub and just relaxing.

The owners had everything there that we had hoped for and were friendly, accommodating and wonderful. Seven friends and I had an amazing weekend and highly recommend the cider house to anyone looking for a place that is peaceful and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Family get together

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful secluded peaceful home. My mother(92) and I really enjoyed the two baby deer, squirrels and chipmunks that came to play. My children and grandchildren really enjoyed picking blackberries and seeing the fish in pond. We enjoyed the hot tub in evening. If not for rain would have enjoyed fire pit. The home is lovely has everything you would need. Thanks for the ramp it helped a lot. We talked about renting again for a holiday get together. Thank you again for working with me on our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away for the Holidays

  • 5 of 5

Truly a lovely place. The home is just as it appears. Warm and inviting, large enough to let the kids play with their new toys!!! The fireplace was very nice, the bed was comfortable. Everything you need to cook and celebrate. We want to return in the spring to enjoy the hot tub and fire pit. Lots of glass to enjoy the outdoors from inside too. Our host was very nice and was very responsive when we had a question. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Apple Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kenyon Inn and Village Inn
Car: necessary

The Cider House is located 4 miles from Kenyon College and 4 miles from Apple Valley Golf Course and Apple Valley Lake & Resort. Located in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, just 45 miles Northeast of Columbus, Mt. Vernon is well known for their scenic bike trails & attractive downtown shops. Amish country is located 45 miles north of Mt. Vernon in Berlin, Ohio.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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