The perfect place to spend a fall or winter weekend. Snuggle in and watch a movie, read a book or see how many different birds you can add to your list or, visit one of the many nearby attractions. Couples Retreat or Family Adventure - best suited for a couple or a young family with children under the age of 12 --- queen bed + daybed with trundle)- sorry, no pets.
Come and sit by the fire, go for a hike and/or visit Fallingwater. Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle, the Great Allegheny Passage ... Mount Davis at Forbes State Forest. Spruce Forest Artisan Village in nearby Grantsville, Maryland.
This new - contemporary - cottage is located adjacent to our 65 acre homestead and surrounded by over 800 additional acres of woodlands. Activities are available nearby in Maryland, Somerset, PA and in other parts of the Laurel Highlands. This Woodland Cottage offers you the opportunity to experience life in the Appalachian Mountains in a very private setting. . The cottage is within 10-yards of a mountain brook and on the edge of an 800 acre forest through which the Casselman River and Great Allegheny Passage flow. Occupants are serenaded by the sounds of forests bird, amphibians, tree crickets, howling coyotes, barking fox and babbling water. The elevated 10’ x 34’ deck overlooking forest and stream has a 10’ x 22’ section under roof allowing “outdoor” time even on rainy days.
We can accommodate 4 guests - queen bed and two twin beds (daybed with trundle). This is a total sleeping area for 4 guests but will be most comfortable for a couple or, parents and 2 children under the age of 12 years.) Please note: these sleeping areas are adjacent to each other . It is an open floor plan but, a privacy curtain is provided between the 2 areas.
The Woodland Cottage has a fully equipped ready to cook kitchen, dining area with table and chairs, living room area with reading chairs and gas fireplace (in season Labor Day weekend until Mother's Day weekend), den area with daybed/trundle (bedding here is for two twin beds) and bedroom area with queen size pillow topped mattress, dresser and closet. The cottage is ADA accessible and the bathroom has a large shower that is ADA compliant.
Outside: large covered and open deck has a dining area, gas grill, comfortable chairs, dining table with chairs and benches - (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). There is a fire ring with wooden bench and fireside seating. Firewood for a campfire that will last several hours for each night of your stay is provided. Two other rustic benches are placed in more secluded locations for solitude or private discussions.
For curious kids or adults there are 7 salamander boards hidden around the property, a stream for building dams, finding “bugs” or just getting dirty.
The gas fireplace in the sitting area is available for use from Columbus Day weekend in Oct. through Mother's Day weekend in May. Heating and air conditioning are available year round as appropriate. Our gas grill is available on the covered back deck from Memorial Day Weekend in May through Labor Day Weekend in Sept. -- Gas fireplace (Jodel) in living area from Columbus Day Weekend in Oct. through Mother's Day Weekend in May.
Please - no smoking inside.
Check in after 4 p.m. -- Check out by noon