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1900 Cottage With All The Modern Comforts and 14 miles for Hershey!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 6 -7 Sleeps

Built at the turn of the century this cottage offers all the modern conviences of today.

Located Camp Meeting of Mount Gretna at the end of a row of cottages this fully furnished and beautifully restored cottage was built in 1900. Sitting on the porch will leave you feeling like you have stepped back in time. Mt Gretna is located close to Hershey, only 14 miles, Lancaster, golfing, horse back riding, wineries and many other wonderful places and activities. It is a place to relax and unwind. There are many activities your children will enjoy including, the lake, skating rink, mini golf, and two playgrounds. There are 2 bedrooms with queen beds, a full futon in den area, a full in loft, and a full pull out sofa. Snuggle by the fire in the winter and after a long day in the sun enjoy the air conditioning in the summer. In order to keep cost down you can supply your own sheets and towels or purchase the use of ours for 75 additional dollars.Thank you Sarai Ortiz for the wonderful video, you did a great job! Glad you enjoyed the cottages so much that you took the time to do it!

Pat Wilmsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Pat Wilmsen

My father grew up in the area around Mt. Gretna. For years we held our family reunion in Mount Gretna and we rented cottages in the village. We decided now was the time to invest

Pat Wilmsen purchased this house in 2013

Why Pat Wilmsen chose Mount Gretna Heights

Totally restored , close to parking in a great location of Mt Gretna.

What makes this house unique

All the modern comforts, inc air condition and updated kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Pat-

I just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our time at your

beautiful cottage in Mt. Gretna. It was very clear that you paid attention

to every detail that would make us feel comfortable and at home from the

time we arrived until the time that we left. We quickly remembered all of

the things that we loved about Mt. Gretna and will definitely be booking

with you again.

Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. We had a wonderful time!!

My sons are STILL talking about the loft area and begging their dad to

build them a "hideout."


Jun 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mount Gretna Heights

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes full size washer and dryer
  • Full tub/shower, larger than most in the area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Nice size with Sleigh bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Nice size, with beutiful bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Futon bedroom and 2 full beds in 2 additional lofts
  • Other sleeping options include a sleeper sofa, futon, porta-crib and air matteress. Sheets and towels are not included. You can purchase there use for 75 dollars for towels and sheets, with a months notice.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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1900 Cottage With All The Modern Comforts and 14 miles for Hershey!
average rating of 4.8166666 based on 73 reviews

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique and cool place to stay. Mt Gretna feels like a town you see on a postcard. The whole town is majestic and feels like you're in another world. We had the opportunity to spend St Patty's weekend here for a conference in Hershey.. Only 25 minutes away it was the perfect spot to get away from any mainstream chaos at an affordable price. This particular cottage felt like you were staying in a tree house. Something straight out of a fantasy novel. Tucked right behind the church it was a little hard to find (GPS doesn't pick up exact location) but once located it was like walking into the perfect atmosphere. Hosts were incredibly organized and accommodating. Sent very detailed information (I should've checked before using GPS because they tell you exactly what to do!!). Can't wait to come back and stay in Mt Gretna again. Will absolutely book this cottage when we do come back!!!

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel the same way about Mt. Gretna. Thanks so much for choosing Cozy Cottage for your stay. We look forward to your return also.
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Bay Village, Ohio

Discovered a great community in Mt Gretna

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was the perfect meeting place for our families from Wash DC and Cleveland. The fires were perfect for late night adult conversation while our grandson snuggled into the loft. Kitchen is well equipped and beds very comfortable. Thank you for sharing hospitality. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Cozy Cottage as a place to make some memories. We are so glad you enjoyed!
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Had a happy Halloween

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and relaxing cottage. Plenty of space. Only recommendation is they have more cable channels, a smart tv so you can hook up your own streaming service like netflix, or a DVD player.

  • Submitted: 3-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home. House was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in a quiet little neighborhood. Perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. House was a little hard to find at first, but totally worth it. Owner was so very helpful with any and all questions we had. Perfect location to stay if you want to visit Hershey and Lancaster....only 20-30 minutes to each location. We will definitely be visiting again soon. Thanks for sharing your home with us:)

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Centereach, New York

great little getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, plenty of space for my group of 6! Easy parking access to home.

Just a short drive to local attractions such as Hershey Parks, we even traveled into Gettysburg for the day and that was about 90 mins away.

We could of even stayed on site (which we didn't realize before making plans of traveling) This location has a lot to offer local such as a great Lake/Beach, a wonderful Jigger Shop (fantastic ice cream) and even a roller rink.

Pat was very proactive to all questions and any concerns.

Just a pleasure from the moment we arrived.

Thank you so much for everything!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara, we are so glad you and your family enjoyed. We hate not being able to stay there full time but our jobs do not allow for that. We are glad we are able to share with people such as yourself. You are so right when you say that you could stay right in Mt Gretna and have enough to keep you busy. It is such an unique place. Thanks again. Have a great rest of your summer!
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Great cozy place

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and Mt. Gretna was very nice.

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Jigger Shop
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mount Gretna Lake
Car: necessary

Mt Gretna Dutch Country. Near by attractions: PA Renaissance Fair at Mt. Hope and Winery, Hershey Park, Chocolate World, Mt. Gretna Lake And Beach, golf, Pa. Dutch Country, Conewago Bike Trail, Dinosaur Rock, Governor Dick Hiking Trail, Outlet shopping,

How far is it to Mt. Gretna? Mount Gretna is located just off the PA Turnpike between Lancaster and Lebanon along PA 117 off PA 72 (Turnpike exit Exit 266 ). Approximate driving times: Reading / Carlisle: 45 min; Philadelphia / Baltimore: one hour, 45 minutes; Washington, DC: two hours, 20 minutes; New York: three hours, 30 minutes. Must check out the outdoor theater.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mount Gretna Heights

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Art Show
Aug 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$101.02

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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