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FERNWALK: 5-Star cottage that's soothing to the soul.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

An upscale 2-queen BR, 2-BA cottage w/fireplace and large deck near Yough Lake


Are you looking for something a bit more plush than the ordinary vacation rental? Do you crave a peaceful and romantic retreat? You have found it in Fernwalk, an upscale, 2-bedroom, 2-bath house that has been fully renovated and outfitted with your comfort and relaxation in mind. It is a tasteful blend of 1948, mission, prairie, with Zen nuances, fully stocked with every necessity and modern convenience one might desire. Fernwalk is designed to offer a romantic and peaceful haven for adults and as such is in no manner childproof, however, we do welcome non-mobile infants and well-behaved older children.

Our lavishly equipped chef's kitchen with granite counters is a delight in which to create a gourmet feast, or choose to relax outdoors on the large deck and barbecue your perfect filet. There are restaurants ranging from casual to 5-star, 5-diamond (one of only 27 worldwide) within an easy and scenic drive of Fernwalk should you choose not to cook.

The open concept living and dining room host high quality local Amish furniture, as well as a comfy leather couch, vintage wooden rockers, and remote controlled gas-log fireplace. Enjoy the convenience of Wifi, a flat screen TV and entertainment center, an iPod dock, and in-house movies, music and more.

The two spacious bedrooms each offer high quality queen beds with luxury bedding, ceiling fans, sound machines, and tastefully functional furnishings. The Mountain Room has an en-suite bath with a roomy, tiled shower, and Craftsman inspired, granite topped vanity. The Meadow Room is conveniently located next to the spacious hall bath, which has a decorator-tiled soaker tub/shower unit. Both baths offer the warmth and comfort of heated tile floors.

For parties of 5 or 6 guests, we offer Aerobeds and quality bedding which may be set up in the bedrooms or, for added privacy, in the sunroom.

Although not handicap accessible, once inside, the house is all on one-level. There are several steps required to enter Fernwalk and the washer and dryer, if needed, are in the basement. There is one walk-in shower with a small curb and one very deep tub for your luxurious bath. Bring your favorite bath salts! Neither tub nor shower have hand rails, but a shower chair is available to be used at your discretion. Alternately, the Hartzell House B & B next door has a fully accessible 1st floor suite designed to accommodate guests with special needs; reserve well in advance to ensure availability.

Positively NO smoking, and sorry, no pets. Fernwalk is a haven for those who suffer from allergies or who prefer low VOC, dander-free and low to no toxin exposure. We use natural cleaning products and even chose a certified organic USA-made carpet in the living room.

This luxury cottage typically rents for $170 /weekday and $195 / weekend days for up to 4 persons, with an additional, charge of $15 per person, per day, up to a maximum occupancy total of 6. A one-time cleaning fee of $70 and 9% state and local taxes are added to your nightly rate. Extended stays benefit from terrific discounts. Please inquire within. Rates are for 4-people; maximum occupancy is 6. There is a 2-night minimum; 3 on holidays. If you have any questions or special needs, please call. We do our best to accommodate.

After your day exploring the area grill up a perfect filet and relax on the large deck. Or, get out your book and enjoy one of the rockers on the porch off the sunroom while waiting for the moon to rise. After dark, the comfy couch and gas-log fireplace will provide a secure, relaxing, comfy and casually luxurious atmosphere. A flat screen TV and entertainment center is there for movies, sports, music and more. There are plenty of local dining and attraction resources available for you at Fernwalk, plus the computer is always at your fingertips.

Fernwalk is easy to find; it is less than a ¼ mile off Route #40, the National Road and only 6 miles from I-68. It's in a quiet little village on the old original pike... it’s like going back in time! Come… kick off your shoes and relax and consider Fernwalk your home away from home.

On occasion, there may be a reservation pending, but not showing on the calendar. We hope to hear from you! When you call, please say, “I saw your listing on VRBO.” Thank you for visiting the Fernwalk listing and enjoy your trip wherever you stay!

Managed by Beth at Laurel Highlands Lodging.

Within 15 minutes:

Yough Lake (3 miles)

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Golf, zip-line, spa and dining

Allegheny Passage Bike Trail (6.2 miles)

Confluence, PA - dining, fishing, bike riding & rafting

Upper Youghiogheny at Friendsville, MD -whitewater rafting

Within 15-35 minutes:

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob

Seven Springs Resort - Skiing, golf and mountain biking

Youghiogheny River - Whitewater, fishing, biking and hiking

Ohiopyle State Park & Ohiopyle Falls

Bear Run Nature Reserve

Deep Creek Lake

Wisp Ski and Golf Resort

Spruce Forest Artisan's Village, Grantsville, MD

Historic stone Casselman Bridge, Grantsville, MD

Mt. Davis, the highest point in PA

Laurel Caverns

Multiple covered bridges

Quebec Run Wild Area

Cross Country skiing at Laurel Ridge State Park

And more…

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Hiking, downhill skiing, championship golf, trout fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, bicycling, birding, cross-country skiing, zip lines and more. (If you have a special interest, please ask us for resources; we'd be glad to share with you what we can!)

Thank you for considering a visit!!!


Beth Meininger, Owner

Laurel Highlands Lodging


More Details

Property Manager
Beth Meininger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Spanish interpreter available
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018


Addison Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise policy – We cherish this peaceful community and wish to maintain that culture. Loud noise outside after 10 pm is not permitted.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All tile
  • Thick spa quality towels are supplied. Bathrooms are all tile with granite counter tops and heated floors. One bath has a shower and the other, a tub/shower combo. Shampoo, conditioner, soaps and hair dryers are included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have luxury linens, spa robes, upscale mattresses and toppers. We want you to feel pampered while staying here!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
All bookings must be made at or through the property manager (215-313-0112) between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. Thank you.


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FERNWALK: 5-Star cottage that's soothing to the soul.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hidden Gem in Addison, PA

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Fernwalk in June and had a wonderful experience. The accommodations were first class down to the finest details. Beautiful woodwork, a gourmet kitchen with all the amenities, clean laundry facilities, a great outdoor space on the deck, and cozy spots to sit and read from the extensive book collection. We all had savory pancakes at the B&B next door one morning and enjoyed Ohiopyle State Park tremendously. After spending the day white water rafting and hiking, Fernwalk was a great place to return to for relaxation. We hope to come back soon to finish exploring this beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled that you and your family had such a fun time in the Southern Laurel Highlands. We look forward to having you come back. It's such a pleasure to share our home and the area with others! Beth and Dave
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Pittsburgh, PA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Anchor In
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
RENTAL CAR available in Confluence - for bikers!
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nemacolin Resort's PGA Tour-tested Mystic Rock!
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Cumberland, MD (shuttle to Grantsville availble)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 40 (Route 68 is 6 miles from Addison)
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Cornucopia Cafe, Grantsville, MD
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
WISP, Seven Springs Resorts or Nemacolin
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Yough Lake
Car: recommended

Hiking, downhill skiing, golf, fishing, kayaking, skeet shooting, whitewater rafting, bicycling, birding, cross-country skiing, zip lines, wine and cheese paring, an interesting artisan's village and more. (If you have a special interest, please ask us for resources; we'd be glad to share with you what we can!)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 9.0%

NO HIDDEN FEES!!! Cleaning fee included - not added!!! An optional breakfast at the Hartzell House B & B (next door) can be purchased with your reservation. Tour packages can be arranged for Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater or Kentuck Knob. Other services and resources are also available; inquire when booking. The Hartzell House B & B, our managing partner, has six guest rooms, making this ideal for small business retreats or small groups. It is intention for you to have a 5-star stay at Fernwalk. Any questions... please ask!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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