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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

SOPHRONIA COTTAGE is our very most romantic cottage.

You'll know when you enter the cottage that this is going to be fun!!

The perfect cottage for an escape from family, friends and responsibility.

It's wonderfully cozy for just the 2 of you !

Sophronia Cotage was Green Valley's very first vacation rental, opening for our guests in the summer of 1996. Decorated and furnished in true cottage style, cozy, fresh and clean. At approx. 500 sq. ft. in size, just right for a romantic escape and an opportunity to experience small cottage living and learn to love its simplicity. This is the perfect cottage for your romantic getaway, with gas fireplace in the bedroom, and hot tub on the bedroom deck. The kitchen is fully furnished and has an electric range w/oven, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, refrigerator, and a full size washer/dryer. The only thing needed for the kitchen is your food. The full bath has a shower and all bath and kitchen linens are provided. The front porch with its Adirondack chairs is a great place to spend an afternoon watching birds in the feeder, being soothed by a summer shower---or, just doing Nothing !! The perfect escape from a stress-filled, busy world.

It is only a short walk or bike ride to the property 2.5 acre lake.

Please check out our other cottages, too.

With only 4 cottages on the 75 acre property, our guests

have a world all their own.

Keywords: Sophronia Cottage, one bedroom, cottages, seclusion, vacation rental, pet friendly, gas fireplace, hot tub, lake, fishing, pedal boat, S/C PA

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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Lola

I am blessed to be able to share Green Valley and its cottages with our guests.

This is a family business and we strive daily to create and maintain a wonderfully unique place and experience for those who chose to spend their time in our cottages.

I'm looking forward to helping you plan your stay at Green Valley soon, and am here to answer any questions you may have.

Lola purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Lola chose Warfordsburg

Yes, there are thousands of choice of vacation rental cottages, but at Green Valley, you don't just rent a cottage, you rent a 75 acre property which includes our private 3 acre lake.

Our Nov. 6th guests to Sophronia Cottage wrote that they came to Green Valley to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.

"We've been many places all over the world and this was Number 1 for peace and relaxation. Thanks so much to this family for creating such a unique and special place"

We planned our 10 Year Anniversary a year in advance. Specifically looking for a remote area that was quite and peaceful. We wanted privacy and hopefully a place in the mountains with amazing views. Our true love is camping, hiking and mountain biking along with photography and art. We found everything we wanted in a search for romantic cabins. I wanted to stay as long as possible and I had my heart set on a hot tub. I realized all their Cottages had hot tubs so I decided to go with the smallest cabin on the property. The Sophronia cottage was the perfect size for us! I loved the look from the outside and how welcoming is was right away. We spent most of our time hiking & biking and our nights in the hot tub looking at the stars. We have so many amazing photos and videos of our visit that we love. We even captured the sounds of the woods, if we could have only bottled that smell!! The cottage itself was so easy to care for that I wish I could downsize my house! I could easily do laundry while cooking at the same time without having to walk away from either. I loved the shower and the water pressure is so good that I just have to comment on it. The bedroom with the fireplace and deck right off it with the hot tub is just too perfect. I loved the walk in closet and high ceilings with little nook above the closet. Everything had such a unique and personal touch to it.

What makes this cottage unique

Sophronia sits along Bear Creek and has a beautifully treed front lawn with bonfire area, charcoal grill and picnic table.

Two bicycles await your enjoyment.

The lake at Green Valley is stocked with Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Trout, and provides many opportunities for outdoor fun. Row boating, fishing, relaxing on the dock, or strolling in the moonlight, make the lake one of our guests favorite locations! We also have several clearly marked hiking trails that take you beneath tall white pines, along Bear Creek, or through acres of white oak forest.

2016 marked the 20th anniversary for Green Valley. Thousands of guests have experienced the beauty of our valley.

Our rental property now has 4 cottages for our guests to choice from, and all are listed on Homeaway/Vrbo.

Lory Cottage is listing 78504

Francena Cottage is listing 78511

Excelsior Cottage is listing 329746

Another great thing about Green Valley is our location. We are only 3hrs from Pittsburgh, 2 hrs from D.C./Balti. area, 2 hrs. from Harrisburg, Pa., 5 hrs. from New York City, 4 hrs. from Philadelphia, Pa., 4 hrs. from Richmond, Va., and though our cottages are secluded, everything is nearby!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for creating this lovely place.

My husband and I relished in the opportunity to explore Green Valley together.

We enjoyed all the hiking trails, crunching down the snowy paths, soaking

in the hot tub while taking in the clear, starry sky.

We cooked and ate our meals in absolute leisure, with no regard to schedules.

Curled up with books near the cozy fireplace.

We are looking forward to coming back in other seasons to see how this place

changes throughout the year.
Feb 2016
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Warfordsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
TV/DVD player (no TV reception),Stereo/CD player, hot tub, cooking utensils, linens, washer/dryer, marked nature trails, 2 acre stocked lake,pedalboat, rowboat, fishing dock, life jackets, 2 bicycles, picnic table w/bonfire area & firewood, creek thru property, bird & squirrel feeders, deck & porch w/Adirondack chairs, cottages are beautifully decorated and fully furnished


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average rating of 4.7619047 based on 28 reviews

Great, close place to disappear

  • 5 of 5

Really liked this cabin, had plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Fire pit and grill were awesome. Caught some big bass and catfish in the lake. Cabin was small and cozy like we expected. Great weekend!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Michael, for taking time to tell others about your recent stay at Sophronia Cottage. Thanks, also for being such wonderful guests. I'm certainly looking forward to your return. Remember to plan your stay soon, as you know available dates do disappear quickly. Isn't Sophronia Cottage wonderful? The perfect size for that Couple's getaway. Yes, fishing is great this season, and the lake has just been restocked. Come back soon for more fishing adventures. Please tell your friends and family about our very, special place, and if you want, please go to my homepage at and like Green Valley on Facebook. See you soon. Lola
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Perfect, Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking a place to spend our 1-year anniversary. When the weekend we wanted wasn't available, Lola reached out personally to help us make it work for another weekend. She was incredibly communicative and very nice to work with.

The cottage was absolutely perfect for us. Comfortable and incredibly cute. With only 3 other cottages, it was also very private and serene. We were able to bring our dog Sadie who loved the hiking trails and the small lake.

The hot tub was so relaxing and sitting on the Adirondack chairs on the front porch with a cup of coffee and a book (or in my boyfriend's case, his Nintendo) surrounded by fall leaves was a dream. We loved it and will be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, Mark, for taking time to tell others about the wonders of Sophronia Cottage and Green Valley. It was a pleasure to share our very special place with you. I'm happy that you had such a nice stay...and look forward to having you return again and again. Many thanks, Lola
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Wonderful! Secluded! Romantic! Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sophronia Cottage far exceeded my expectations! The cottage had all the amenities needed and was SO clean! The radio only picked up one station, but, that added to the relaxation and seclusion. The hot tub on the side deck is wonderful to enjoy a glass of wine and gaze at the stars. The hiking trails range from easy to challenging and the fishing pond is only a short walk away. We were also able to bring our dogs and they loved being able to explore!!

We absolutely loved Soprhonia Cottage and can't wait to come back to Green Valley!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that you had such a wonderful stay at Sophronia Cottage, Kim. As you observed, our family has worked hard to create a very special place to share with others, and strive daily to maintain and improve the cottages and grounds for our guests' enjoyment. I certainly hope to have your return soon....and please tell your friends and family about Green Valley, too. Lola
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The perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really needed a quiet weekend away, without the kids, and we couldn't have asked for better than what we found at Green Valley ... and the added bonus and ease of bringing our 2 dogs made things that much more enjoyable (for us and them). The area was truly a slice of heaven! We thoroughly enjoyed our few quite days taking walks around the property, seeing/hearing wildlife, relaxing with a book on the front porch, putting puzzles together, grilling out and eating smores every night, relaxing in the hot tub and watching DVDs . It was the perfect stress release from our crazy hectic lives and we cannot wait to go back ... next time we might even bring the kids along and check out one of the larger cabins. But for this past weekend Sophronia Cottage was the perfect fit for our private romantic getaway.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful property with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Mandy, for taking time to tell others how special Green Valley is. You were wonderful guests and I'm looking forward to having you return very soon. Each season holds its only special touch. Come, watch the seasons change in the valley. Many thanks Lola
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Perfect escape from the busy life!

  • 4 of 5

Booked this place for our anniversary and had a nice weekend away from our busy work lives. Enjoyed relaxing by the lake, fishing, and paddle boating. Our cottage was adorable, and the perfect size for the two of us with a private hot tub. We also enjoyed hiking the surrounding trails, although some were a little overgrown. It was the perfect escape and a great way to spend our anniversary. Peaceful and great scenery. I would love to enjoy another weekend here!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lindsey, for your kind review and for helping me tell others about Green Valley. As you now know, Sophronia Cottage is the perfect romantic escape. I hope to have you return to Green valley soon. Many thanks, Lola
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Batteries Recharged!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay and the peace, quiet, and beauty of the property. Unfortunately, we scheduled for the hottest week of the year...but, despite the heat and a bit of rain, we had some wonderful meals cooked over the charcoal grill. :o) The hot tub was super relaxing and the cottage had everything that we needed for our stay (including A/C!) We made good use of the scrabble board and puzzles. Best of all, our Westie, Blue, was SO happy to tag along on this trip.

We also saw a gorgeous buck and a large family of pheasants.

We look forward to visiting again sometime - maybe when the leaves are changing.

Thank you Lola for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to tell others about Green Valley. We are privileged to be able to share our valley with others. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of opening Sophronia Cottage at Green Valley to others. Check out our facebook page for photos from that long ago time..I think you'll agree that Green Valley just gets better and better. I hope to have you return soon...our valley is beautiful in Fall and winter, too. Thanks again. Lola
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hancock, Md.
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Rocky Gap, Md.
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Hancock, Md.
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mercersburg, PA.

Hike on our nature trails, relax in the hot tub, enjoy the cozy gas fireplace, bike on Green Valley Lake Lane, go fishing, or row boating, wade in Bear Creek, sunbathe, barbecue, or relax around a bonfire, Eat in or Dine Out, Play Badminton or Volleyball, Watch Wildlife, go Birding, or relax on a porch, deck, or dock with your favorite book or friend, take walks in the moonlight, or do what our guests enjoy most - relax!!, Area, Day trips from Green Valley and Driving Time, Washington, D, C, - 2 hrs, Civil War Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pa, - 2, 5 hrs, Antietam Civil War Battlefield - 1 hr, Snow Skiing - 45 min, Outlet Shopping - 45 min, Appalachian Trail - 1 hr, C & O Canal - 20 min, Biking Trail - 20 min, Antique Mall - 20 min, Covered Bridges - 1 hr, Steam Engine Train Ride - 45 min, Hershey Park Amusement Park - 2, Horseback Riding - 15 min, Skyline Drive - 2, Farm Show - 2 hrs, Spa & Roman Baths - 30 min


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation, guests are responsible to the owner for the full amount of the deposit paid. However, if owner is able to find new guests for the same dates, at the same rates, the deposit will be refunded. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations or rescheduling.

No refund will be given for inclement weather, including hurricanes, flooding, snowfall, ice storms, power outages, nor for any other circumstances beyond the control of the property owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.