Unique, Romantic Hideaway for Hobbits & Honeymooners! Near Gettysburg(37 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Single BR Hideaway to enchant Hobbits or Honeymooners!
NEW in Spring 2013!
COUPLES SPECIAL! Each couple will be greeted with a fresh vase of lovely cut flowers, and a complimentary bottle of wine to help make your stay special, and memorable!
The newly rebuilt Little Round House showcases a highly creative, wagon-wheel-inspired design that incorporates magnificent antique, hand-hewn chestnut barn beams. It is an earth-sheltered, passive solar, cozy nest for a totally unique, romantic getaway--close to the earth, but total comfort!
Features include one roomy but very cozy, romantic bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area adjacent to a living room area. All are bathed in natural light from huge windows and skylights, and heated by a beautiful full-flame Avalon Eden stove, and fully air conditioned for total comfort year round.
Furnishings include several charming and elegant antiques, but everything else from appliances to furniture to the HD flat-screen TV are ALL NEW in 2013!
(Note: For more bedrooms, see our partner listing for nearby Vista Country Home, VRBO # 390177, just across the creek)
Tucked into a gentle hillside, the Little Round House offers a snug nest with full privacy from which to enjoy a magical countryside in the center of 100s of acres of pastoral beauty, in a permanently protected preservation easement, teeming with wildlife, surrounded by peaceful farmlands.
Features include extraordinary hand-crafted floors, walls, ceilings, doors and furnishings of elegant hardwoods and re-cycled chestnut beams from a 19th century barn.
With the Little Round House as your vacation base, you can EASILY DRIVE TO DOZENS OF HISTORIC SITES and some of the world's finest visitor's centers to experience history where it happened, and honor those who fought and died to make America the great nation it is today.
A mere 15-minute drive will take you to Gettysburg--to where Chamberlain stood moments before he led a bayonet charge down the slopes of Little Round Top; to Cemetery Ridge, where the rebel yell still echoes from Pickett's Confederates as they charged to the 'high water mark' of the war; to the Gettysburg Cemetery, where Lincoln delivered the most famous speech in history honoring those who gave 'the last full measure.'
From here you have easy access to many of America's other most important historical sites as well, including Antietam and Monocacy Battlefields, as well as cultural and recreational sites in and around Washington DC and Baltimore.
After a day of sightseeing, GOLF, or ANTIQUES SHOPPING in the MANY OF THE EXCELLENT ANTIQUE SHOPS in Carroll County, you can kick back at your Little Round House.
Sip a cool iced tea or glass of wine from under your private gazebo as steaks sizzle on the grill, and a red setting sun yields the dimming fields and sycamore trees to a constellation of sparkling fireflies.
Or, enjoy the Maryland traditional celebratory feast: a pot of blue crabs from Vince's Seafood, steaming in savory Old Bay seasoning, with cold bottle of delicious locally crafted beer, or a chilled glass of fresh apple cider from nearby Baugher's Orchard.
Prefer to dine out? Vista is only 3 miles from Taneytown, where you can find WORLD-CLASS DINING at the Smokehouse Restaurant, the fabulous restaurant of the deluxe country hotel, ANTRIM 1844 an elegant ante-bellum mansion. At the other end of the cost spectrum, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and other eateries are CLOSE and offer faster food alternatives.
The larger, but still nearby towns of Gettysburg and Westminster boast wonderful small-town character in pubs, diners, and family restaurants to please any palate and any budget.
For a quiet evening at your Hobbit Hideaway, enjoy a movie or documentary from a collection of Civil War DVDs on an HD TV, which also includes broadcast TV viewing options.
For a quieter evening, curl up next to the toasty Avalon stove with one of the many books of Civil War and American fiction and history books and periodicals.
Enjoy WiFi for HIGH-SPEED INTERNET access. Use it to look up your Civil War ancestors, check your email, or tell your Facebook friends what a great time you are having!
Check the details and photos listed elsewhere on this website to find many more appealing features of the Little Round House.
And look for a link to the Little Round House’s neighbor across the creek, the 3-bedroom sister to the Little Round House, the elegant and spacious Vista Country Home.
We invite you to be our guest for an experience of comfort and learning that you will cherish and will want to share with close friends and family!
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Member since: 2011
- 490 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
Your space is cozy and romantic, comfortably accomodates 2 sleeping adults in the bedroom with a child or infant in a Pak N Play, and 1 or 2 more adults or children in a pull-out sofa in the living room....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Single bedroom features incredible woodwork and beautiful, hand-crafted, queen-size, walnut-chestnut bed and furniture in rustic decor with antique, exposed, chestnut ceiling beams. Large window in reading nook looks onto sunny patio; second window of stained glass emits rainbow of color onto bedding of high-threadcount, silky linens. Extra sleeping for 1 or 2 in pull-out sofa in living room. Pak 'N' Play available at no cost upon request. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 6%
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Year Purchased: 2013
About: The Little Round House was designed and built by Chris Batten, one of Maryland's finest Registered Landscape Architects, on beautiful farmland that has been home and lovingly cared for by his family for 6 generations. He also designed and landscaped the gorgeous and highly rated Vista Country Home, a second vacation rental on the same 100-acre property across the creek, and numerous parks, developments, and residential properties in the area during a 30+ year career in Maryland.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Little Round House offers a unique experience of romance, privacy, and natural surroudings in a really cool little house you'd expect to see inhabited by hobbits! While private, it is close to towns with all the modern conveniences--restauants, supermarkets, drug stores, pubs... and it is a short drive to some of America's most important historic sites, including Gettysburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Antietam, and more. It also offers recreation from great golf courses, wineries, and even a paint ball park for yougsters of all ages!
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View of Cottage & Shegebo from meadow
Sunken Entrance Patio
Kitchen: max light & views, walnut counter tops, barstools, new gas stove, frig
Bed made from a Walnut Tree cut down near the Rd Hs
Rustic BBQ pavilion offers view, shade--nice table & grill.
Our 100-acre estate has 2 miles of PRIVATE trails (in red) thru field and woods
One of two creeks on Fiddlers Green - a short hike from the Little Round House
A combination gazebo and shed (the 'Shegebo') mimics the Round House design.
Hobbits love the Little Round House
Welcoming entrance passes through flower garden.
View from entrance foyer to living room
View from kitchen to living room
Walnut vanity top and washer-dryer unit (seen partially in mirror)
From the Shegebo watch for wildlife or the fire pit - Woodhenge, located nearby.
This Great Horned Owl lives very near the LRH and can often be heard hooting.
A wheat field on Fiddlers Green - a short hike from the Little Round House
Entrance to Fiddlers Green - a 100 acre farm the Little Round House is on
Sometimes it snows - great for x-country skiing or warming by the gas fireplace.
Decked out for the Holidays
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017
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