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Restored Cottage With All The Modern Comforts and 14 miles for Hershey!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Built at the turn of the century this cottage offers all the modern conviences of today.

Located Camp Meeting of Mount Gretna at the end of a row of cottages this fully furnished and beautifully restored cottage was built in 1900. Sitting on the porch will leave you feeling like you have stepped back in time. Mt Gretna is located close to Hershey, only 14 miles, Lancaster, golfing, horse back riding, wineries and many other wonderful places and activities. It is a place to relax and unwind. There are many activities your children will enjoy including, the lake, skating rink, mini golf, and two playgrounds. There are 2 bedrooms with queen beds, a full futon in den area, a full in loft, and a full pull out sofa. Snuggle by the fire in the winter and after a long day in the sun enjoy the air conditioning in the summer. In order to keep cost down you can supply your own sheets and towels or purchase the use of ours for 75 additional dollars.Thank you Sarai Ortiz for the wonderful video, you did a great job! Glad you enjoyed the cottages so much that you took the time to do it!

Pat Wilmsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Pat Wilmsen

My father grew up in the area around Mt. Gretna. For years we held our family reunion in Mount Gretna and we rented cottages in the village. We decided now was the time to invest

Pat Wilmsen purchased this house in 2013

Why Pat Wilmsen chose Pennsylvania

Totally restored

What makes this house unique

All the modern comforts, inc air condition and updated kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Pat-

I just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our time at your

beautiful cottage in Mt. Gretna. It was very clear that you paid attention

to every detail that would make us feel comfortable and at home from the

time we arrived until the time that we left. We quickly remembered all of

the things that we loved about Mt. Gretna and will definitely be booking

with you again.

Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. We had a wonderful time!!

My sons are STILL talking about the loft area and begging their dad to

build them a "hideout."


Jun 2015
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Mount Gretna Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes full size washer and dryer
  • Full tub/shower, larger than most in the area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nice size with Sleigh bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Nice size, with beutiful bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Futon bedroom and 2 additional sleeping lofts
  • Other sleeping options include a sleeper sofa, futon, porta-crib and air matteress. Sheets and towels are not included. You can purchase there use for 75 dollars for towels and sheets, with a months notice.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Restored Cottage With All The Modern Comforts and 14 miles for Hershey!
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 64 reviews

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique and cool place to stay. Mt Gretna feels like a town you see on a postcard. The whole town is majestic and feels like you're in another world. We had the opportunity to spend St Patty's weekend here for a conference in Hershey.. Only 25 minutes away it was the perfect spot to get away from any mainstream chaos at an affordable price. This particular cottage felt like you were staying in a tree house. Something straight out of a fantasy novel. Tucked right behind the church it was a little hard to find (GPS doesn't pick up exact location) but once located it was like walking into the perfect atmosphere. Hosts were incredibly organized and accommodating. Sent very detailed information (I should've checked before using GPS because they tell you exactly what to do!!). Can't wait to come back and stay in Mt Gretna again. Will absolutely book this cottage when we do come back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel the same way about Mt. Gretna. Thanks so much for choosing Cozy Cottage for your stay. We look forward to your return also.
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Nice and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. 20 mins to Hershey Park. Can be a bit hard to find but was worth it. I liked the quiet atmosphere of the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and how nice you left the house. I do write detail directions on the instructions for our guest. If you use GPS we have been told it will try to take you down streets that are not there any more. We are so glad you had a good time!! The atmosphere of the area is amazing glad you enjoyed it too. Pat
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We had a great stay at this restored cottage in the Camp Meeting development of Mount Gretna.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was spacious, clean and combined both some modern updates while keeping a cozy, rustic feel. The gas wood stove in the living room / dining room was a nice touch. We were in town for an extended family event in the greater Hershey area and found this location pretty convenient, and worth a little drive time for the space, privacy and exposure to the beautiful PA countryside.

The Camp Meeting development was an interesting place with many clustered homes around what is predominantly pedestrian roads / paths. While mostly older home, the character and appeal of the area has been maintained. I would stay at this location again should a similar event or activity come about.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Place was great a lot of room , very well taken care of , the little town I loved we all did definitely coming back m for a longer period thanks pat

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed! We were honored to have you and look forward to your return!
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Cozy & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We've been occupying this VRBO property the same week for the past 5 years. It's always clean, comfortable, and convenient to Hershey Park where we attend the car show. It's unique setting adds to the fun of the week-end.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning over the years!
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Lovely house with surprising amount of space!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was comfortable clean and honey! We will definitely stay again if we are in the area! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Jigger Shop
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mount Gretna Lake
Car: necessary

Mt Gretna Dutch Country. Near by attractions: PA Renaissance Fair at Mt. Hope and Winery, Hershey Park, Chocolate World, Mt. Gretna Lake And Beach, golf, Pa. Dutch Country, Conewago Bike Trail, Dinosaur Rock, Governor Dick Hiking Trail, Outlet shopping,

How far is it to Mt. Gretna? Mount Gretna is located just off the PA Turnpike between Lancaster and Lebanon along PA 117 off PA 72 (Turnpike exit Exit 266 ). Approximate driving times: Reading / Carlisle: 45 min; Philadelphia / Baltimore: one hour, 45 minutes; Washington, DC: two hours, 20 minutes; New York: three hours, 30 minutes. Must check out the outdoor theater.


Rates & Availability

Mount Gretna Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Art Show
Aug 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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