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Willow Lodge at Primrose Dale Farm~Rest, Relax & Renew~Near Historic Gettysburg

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Private setting on a 1 acre lot at the wooded edge of a farm

Willow Lodge is a cozy three bedroom ranch style cottage that is nestled by the edge of the woods on a working farm, Primrose Dale. It is conveniently located only 11 miles from historic Gettysburg, 45 miles from Hershey Park, 70 miles from Lancaster's amish country, 23 miles from Ski Liberty, and 20 miles from Ski Roundtop and Mountain Resort. The cottage is fully furnished with three beds (one full size and two twins) that sleeps four (4) people and two cots (with mattresses) that sleeps two (2) people. Maximum Occupancy is six (6) people. [Please note that the $99/night rate is based on four people. Add an additional $10.00/night for each additional person above the four up to the maximum of six. Cots are provided only on reservations for five or six people]. The cottage has two full baths with linens, dining area and kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and all pots, pans, utensils and dishes needed to provide for all of your dining needs. A full size washer and dryer is also included right off the main dining area. Truly a place to 'get away from it all', there is no WIFI available but access to the internet or your e-mail can be done easily with a smartphone. There is also no television. Books, board games, playing cards and wildlife sightings are the main forms of entertainment here on the farm. Available for use October through March, is a small working fireplace in the living room providing guests with a cozy atmosphere while taking the chill out of a cool autumn or cold winter's evening. During the months of April through November, a picnic table and charcoal grill (charcoal not provided) is available behind the house with a beautiful view of the farm and picturesque South Mountains. Next to the picnic table is an inviting fire pit where guests may relax while enjoying an evening beverage, pleasant conversation or some quiet time. An especially welcoming feature after a long day of sightseeing or other area activities. Outdoor seating provided by the owners April through November only. Guests must supply their own firewood for the outdoor fire pit as well as the indoor fireplace as it is not available in or around the property.

More Details

Owner
Larry and Wendy Shrader
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Larry and Wendy Shrader

Lawrence and Wendy Shrader are the owners of Willow Lodge and Primrose Dale Farm. It is a working farm that not only produces corn, soybeans and grass hay but is also home to a variety of livestock including purebred Kinder goats, Berkshire Hogs, one Alpaca, one guard Llama, a flock of chickens and a bunch of waddling ducks.

Lawrence was born and raised in Littlestown and Wendy in Gettysburg so they are both native to Adams County. Both have a family background in farming.

Larry and Wendy Shrader purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Larry and Wendy Shrader chose York Springs

In 2006 and newly married, Lawrence and Wendy began searching for the farm of their dreams...one that was not too far off the beaten path but far enough to provide the tranquility and pastoral setting they were looking for. Their search ended in 2010 when a 52 acre farm with two houses went on the auction block. Lawrence and Wendy moved quickly and with one swift sound of a gavel, Primrose Dale was born.

By offering Willow Lodge as a guest cottage here on their farm, they hope to share with others the peace and tranquil beauty they found here in upper Adams County.

What makes this cottage unique

Sitting back off the main road, the private gravel lane leads to a farm house and guest cottage. An abundance of wildlife can be spotted from Willow Lodge. It is not a rare occurrence to see a buck or a doe with her fawn grazing at the edge of the woods. The sound of a woodpecker, or a dove; an occasional 'hoot' of an owl is typical. The quiet beauty and the privacy of the location is unsurpassed….a serene place to rest, relax and renew.

Map

Gettysburg National Military Park
Hershey Park
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park
Links at Gettysburg, The
Ski Liberty
Ski Roundtop Mountain Resort
Adams County Winery
South Mountain Fair
National Apple Harvest Festival
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The David Wills House
Farnsworth House Candlelight Ghost Walks
Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg College
The National Civil War Museum
Sight & Sound Theatres
Gettysburg Battlefield Tours
Gettysburg Museum of History
Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tour
Lincoln Diner
Dobbin House Tavern
Blue & Gray Bar & Grill
Ernie's Texas Lunch
lincoln train museum
NATIONAL CEMETERY WALKING TOUR
jenny wade house
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Artillery Ridge Horseback Tours/Riding Facilities
Little Round Top
Culp's Hill
Soldiers National Museum
Antietam National Battlefield
Kennies Markets
"Grocery Store"
Sidney
Yellow Breeches Creek
"Trout/Fly Fishing"
New Oxford Antique Center
"Large Antique Shopping Area"
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
"Adjacent to Mount Saint Mary's University"
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Seton
Caledonia State Park
"Public swimming pool, streams for wading, picnic areas with charcoal grills, covered pavilio..."
Appalachian Brewing Company Gettysburg Gateway
"Great Food Selection including seafood: soft shelled crabs as well as an all-you-can-eat sel..."
Bay City Restaurant
New Oxford Coffee Company and Visitor's Center
"Coffee House and Baking Company. Delicious pastries and superb coffee. Next to Holey Joe's ..."
Wine and Music Festival Gettysbu
"Popular Outdoor Festival. Great wine, food and music"

Located in a bucolic region of Adams County, just minutes from historic downtown Gettysburg, Willow Lodge is nestled in a wooded setting at the edge of a working farm, Primrose Dale. Close to Route 15, guests have easy access to other area attractions such as Adams County wineries, the Appalachian Trail, ski slopes, golf courses, antique and outlet shopping, Harrisburg museums, and Hershey Park just to name a few.

Amenities

York Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full baths...one in main hallway and one in master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • There are three beds (one full size and two twins) that sleeps four (4) people and cots (with mattresses) that sleeps two (2) people. PLEASE NOTE: The full size bed is authentic from the late 1800's. It is 75" in length which was typical of beds constructed during that era and is shorter than what many are accustomed to in our modern day beds. Cots are provided for reservations of five or six people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
Notes:
No Maid Service Available. For convenience, a full size washer and dryer are available in the house for guest use.

Reviews

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5

All We expected and More

  • 5 of 5

The Willow lodge was perfectly located for our Gettysburg trip, very comfortable and clean. We will return.

Mike Sherman

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family get together at Willow Lodge. The lodge was immaculate, cozy and just what we were looking for. The weather was spectacular so we got to enjoy sitting in the evenings around the fire pit and cooked out on the charcoal grill. The hosts were very accommodating and gave us a tour of their farm. We were close to Gettysburg so during the day time we took an audio tour of the battlegrounds and enjoyed lunch downtown. I

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your very nice review and for choosing our property as the place to have your family reunion. We hope to have you back again in the future.
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Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Willow Lodge. The fire was very relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. Would have been better if firewood was provided. House was very clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the relaxing campfires at night. Providing firewood would be something we would certainly consider in the future as a convenience for our guests. However, we would either have to increase our low nightly rate or charge an additional fee in order to cover the cost of the firewood. Our goal is always to provide our guests with a clean, comfortable place to stay that is budget friendly and includes as many desired amenities as possible at this price point. We will continue monitoring future guest feedback in this area and make the necessary adjustments based on guest preferences..convenience versus cost. Thank you again for choosing Willow Lodge and we look forward to having you back again in the future should your travel plans permit.
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5

Clean and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Owners are super to work with and the home is perfect for a small family. Very clean and tidy and close to Gettysburg. Will go back again if we visit Gettysburg in future.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Wendy and Larry's Willow Lodge while attending the Corvettes@Carlisle weekend. We found it to be very comfortable and clean. Although we did not have the opportunity to spend much time on the grounds the surroundings are beautiful. Hope to be able to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. It was in a very convenient location. It was a good experience overall

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$99.00/night rate is for up to four people.
$50.00 cleaning fee required
To secure property, one credit card payment for total amount due
including the damage deposit is required when reservation is made.
A one night stay is sometimes permitted but requires a $100.00 cleaning fee
Until confirmed, rates subject to change
Must be at least 21 years of age to rent the property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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