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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,780 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Country cottage featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, beautiful views all around.

***Look for photos in April of our expanded accommodations in the lower level! With the new living spaces, we will have sleeping accommodations for 13 guests!

2-story cottage, built in 2014, sleeps 13 guests, queen-size beds in all 4 bedrooms (cots available), sofa beds in den and lower level Tavern Room , laundry room, large eat-in kitchen, comfy great room with wifi, large TV on first and lower level, entertainment center, with window view overlooking scenic Fishing Creek. Lovely porch with wrap-around rear deck and adjoining screened-in porch off of the dining area. Fire pit overlooking the stream. Many trails are nearby for hiking, cycling, exploring and trail riding. A barn and paddock are located a few hundred feet from the cottage, if guests desire to bring their horses. The barn has 3 stalls and plenty of room for turn-out.

Property Manager
Don Wagner
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Don Wagner

About the Owner:

Don Wagner - Southern Lancaster County has been my home for my entire life. I live 10 minutes away from Creekside Cottage and have been in the Real Estate business for many years. It has been my vision to create a place for guests to stay while visiting beautiful Southern Lancaster County. Creekside Cottage's manager, Carol Gibson, a retired elementary teacher, was also born and raised in Southern Lancaster County.

Don Wagner purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Don Wagner chose Drumore

This property is adjacent to my country cabin and stables. The rich history and natural attractions in this area inspired me to build Creekside Cottage. Come learn, relax and explore this beautiful area!

What makes this cottage unique

I designed Creekside Cottage with comfort and efficiency in mind. The wood used for the kitchen island, kitchen table, walls in the den and Master bathroom all came from the trees on my property. If you stroll down behind the cottage, you will discover the most amazing natural rock wall. If you desire to visit an authentic Amish community, then this is your place.

May you find peace, comfort and serenity during your visit!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The cottage was cozy, charming, and well suited for a relaxing weekend!

It's a warm inviting cottage with enough room for everyone. The rooms were easy enough to navigate for the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and living room.

This roomy cottage in the woods provides a peaceful retreat. The fireplace in the living room and warm-colored decor make for a cozy environment. The road in front of the cottage has very little traffic and the views outside the back of the house are beautiful.

Perfect place to get away on a cold February weekend. The accommodations were very nice including multiple fireplaces and plenty of rooms for everyone to stay.

The retreat at Drumore was such a beautiful location to get away and relax even for a short time. The house fit a large group of people comfortably and accommodated everyone’s needs! Thank you for building such a sweet get away!

We loved the place. Don was so accommodating and we felt at home right away. It was such a warm and inviting atmosphere and it was a perfect setting for a retreat getaway!"

Thanks Carol. I’ll pass along any other feedback I may receive.


Feb 2018
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Drumore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hickory double vanity. Fully handicapped accessible.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs powder room.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , lower level
  • Stocked with towels and washcloths and supplies for basic needs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , A comfy folding bed is available.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A comfy folding bed is available.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , We have 2 folding cots to be used anywhere in the house.
  • Master bedroom: Queen size bed, walk-in closet, large dresser, folding bed available. Front and back 2nd floor bedrooms: Both have queen size beds, plenty of storage space, folding bed is available for back bedroom. Discover the secret passageway! The Den on first floor has a pull-out sofa as does the Tavern Room in lower level. Den and Master bedroom have TV's for DVD usage only. We have some DVD's, feel free to bring some along! Newly created lower level bedroom features a cozy wall-mounted gas fireplace and full bath. WE HAVE A NEW PACK N' PLAY!!!!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Read through our reviews to hear what guests have experienced!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Homestead, Florida

Very welcoming and many personal touches. Lots of info in local attractions.

  • 5 of 5

This is the Second time our family has stayed here and we so enjoy it! The grands love to explore the creek and we enjoy all the outdoor sitting. The house is always very clean and welcoming and Carol coming by adds that personal touch. Thanks so much and we’ll probably be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and family, You were so kind to write a prompt review! We love hearing how folks have enjoyed the comforts of the cottage and the peaceful surroundings. Thank you for taking such good care of the house and for the lovely card from Liz! Please come back for a third visit to Creekside Cottage! Warmly, Carol & Don
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Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed house. Feels like you’re staying in a familiar place. Very serene & peaceful!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anthony, Thanks for writing a review! We try hard to make Creekside Cottage as comfortable as being right at home! In our conversational email, you mentioned two of the bedrooms having TV's for only DVD usage. We have this option for kids/adults to watch movies in bed. With the two large TV's in the great room and lower level tavern room, we feel there are plenty of places to access regular TV programming/stream movies, etc. However, we appreciate your comment as we need to add this to our amenities listing in case people want to bring more DVD's along with them. Thank you! We hope to see you again in the future! Carol & Don
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Our second stay

  • 5 of 5

We had another great stay. Last time we stayed was in winter of 2017. We really enjoyed the outside this Labor day weekend...the screened in porch, the firepit, went fishing, used the grill, and even explored the creek. The home is beautiful, spacious, and they have thought of everything to make the stay relaxing and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen, your comments are very much appreciated! Thank you! I'm glad the weather held so you could play/fish in the creek and enjoy the fire pit! Thanks again and come back for your third visit soon! Warmly, Carol & Don
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Wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Don were very gracious hosts. The cabin was very private and nestled in the woods, next to a beautiful stream. No other houses in site. The fishing and disc golf in the area were top notch. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Grant, We appreciate you taking time to write a REVIEW! Thank you! Well, I learned something new from you. I didn't know Muddy Run Park offered disc golf, but you left your score card behind and I saw where you played!! Thank you! We could have a lock box for our guests, but we prefer to meet the people who will be spending a few days or a week at the Cottage. It is fun to put a face with the name of the person(s) I have been communicating with and to give a little tour and share the most important details. Please do come again, Grant and friends! Bring the gals and kids along sometime! Sincerely, Carol & Don
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The property was very nice & secluded which was wonderful for us!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and well kept. Plenty of room for the whole family. The house was gated on the patio so we could have our little ones out there without fear of them falling down the patio stairs. Our daughters loved playing in the creek out back. The kitchen and dining space is huge. We loved waking up every morning and having coffee on the covered patio while listening to the creek run.

If I had to say there was a shortcoming: There was a larger wasps nest in one of the bushes on the property, but the home is nestled in the woods which is expected & they will ababndon it later this fall (it’s nothing scary unless you go out of your way to bother them). Other then that; fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dwight, Thanks for writing a review! After our first year, we realized a gate needed to be installed. Thanks for noticing this addition. Yes, the cottage is quiet and secluded, which is what most of our guests are looking for during their stay. Thank you for discovering the hornets nest! We had no idea it was there as those nests appear in just a matter of days. Don has cautiously taken care of it! Please come visit us again! Warmly, Carol & Don
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Gorgeous spacious house

  • 5 of 5

This house rental was amazing, it is gorgeous, new, and spacious. A relaxing weekend in the countryside of Lancaster. We loved the outdoor firepit with babbling stream in the background. There is room for several families to meet and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lori! We often are asked about providing fire wood for the fire pit. The owner makes sure there is always plenty of wood available for our guests. We now sleep 13, so there is plenty of room for several families. We include 2 sofa beds and two folding cots in that number. The stream is host to several kinds of wildlife. There was a gray heron visiting yesterday. Thanks again for writing, Lori. Warmly, Carol Manager
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lancaster Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
BullFrog Inn and Pour Girls, Georgetown, PA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tanglewood Golf Course, Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lancaster Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 272, Route 372
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Drumore Diner, Gallery Grille at Tanglewood Golf
Car: necessary

Creekside Cottage provides an escape from the fast-paced life to place of pure peacefulness and quietude. Built in 2014, this vrbo features a scenic view of a stream and pastures, surrounded by tens of miles perfect for hiking, cycling, fishing, creek-stomping, nature-watching and trail riding on horseback. Close by you can view the authentic, simple life of the Amish community, however, you will be only a few minutes away from highly rated restaurants and shopping outlets. Some activities/places for day trips include: Historic Robert Fulton Birthplace, Rockford and President Buchanan's home. Dutch Wonderland and the Hershey Chocolate World/Amusement Parks are close by. The Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is now open, only 25 mins. away. Local parks offer tubing, canoeing, hiking, paddle boating and wonderful riding trails if you choose to bring your mounts. Downtown Lancaster, only 25 mins. away, is abound with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, theatre, museums and Central Market. Visit Rockvale and Tanger Outlets, then travel on to Intercourse, PA, to the Kitchen Kettle Village and a multitude of great shops and a Railroad ride in Strasburg, PA. Visit antique shops and museums on your way to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. For more nearby attractions, Within 1-2 hours from the cottage, you can see Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. or just hang out at the Creekside Cottage for a day or two of deck-sitting and relaxation at one of the most tranquil places you will ever find yourself!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No pets allowed, sorry!
We would be willing to book for one night only during fall and winter. Contact the manager for details.
Creekside Cottage is especially cozy during the winter months. Sip your hot cocoa by the warm, blazing fireplace. Hike the trails and return to the fire pit to toast your marshmallows and/or cook a few hotdogs!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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