Mount Gretna Guest, Enjoy Our Many Outdoor Spaces!
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Lake, Mountain, Village|
Description from the owner
A beautiful house in a beautiful location - Lake View Cottage is nestled in the wooded hillside above Conewago Lake. This home, located in the Chautaqua section of Mount Gretna, offers a vacation that will refresh your body, mind, and soul. Wonderful "Girls Weekend Retreat"! You will find a well equipped house that can sleep up to 10. Has a 3 season porch, 2 decks, outside patio, a loft sleeping area with a king bed and skylights for star gazing, central air and heat, 2 gas fire places, 2.5 baths, 2 living rooms, and much more. There are many things to do in the area including but not limited to: hiking, biking, tennis, basketball, sev...Read more
Mount Gretna Guest, Enjoy Our Many Outdoor Spaces!
Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania
Additional Location Information
This historic area was established in the 1800s. Much of the history can be found through the town. When you come to Mount Gretna you truly feel like time has been rolled back.
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.
20 minutes from Hershey Park and Hershey Attractions. 30 minutes from Lancaster, PA. 1 hour to Reading Pa.
Location Type Lake, Mountain, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$100 - $150||$100 - $200||$750 - $1,200||$2,500 - $4,200||2 nights|
|Apr. 1 2013 - May. 31 2013
|May. 26 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
High Season, Sat-Sat
|All Other Dates||$100||$100||$1,200||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $50 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Jo Ann Berberian
What a wonderful long weekend with friends at the perfect settin
My high school friends and I had the most wonderful time, I would recommend this home to anyone and we hope to come back in the future.
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 05/16/2013
We look forward to having you and your friends back soon!
Home away from home
If you are looking for a place to just kick back and relax look no further. This place is it. Everything you need is right there. Walking trails, restaurants, shops, etc. Lake is right down the road. You won't be disappointed if you stay here, just be sure to bring your camera. House is very well kept with plenty of comfortable beds for a good nites sleep.
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 05/08/2013
Holly Springs, North Carolina
A Nature Experience with all the Modern Conveniences
Absolutely Perfect! From the drive into the development to the house itself we had a wonderful time. The drive into the neighborhood was beautiful. We felt like we were in a tree house surrounded by nature but with all the modern conveniences. The house was better than advertised. The pictures really do not do it justice. It was very clean. The beds slept comfortably. And we had room to spread out as well as comfortable furniture when we all gathered together. The house is equipped with a lot of kid's toys so my 5 year old had lots of fun playing and there were tons of board games to play as well. We were very close to Hershey Park and Chocolate World as well as Lancaster County for amish Country. My Mom was able to check off her bucket list a covered bridge tour. Our only small complaint is that there was only one tv and it would have been nice to have a small tv in the den off the kitchen. The result was a lot of time talking at night and playing cards. Isn't that what a real family vacation is about? Would definitely recommend this place to friends.
Eagle River, Alaska
5 Diamonds...that is correct ''Diamond''
Unexpected joys and smiles
Like a breath of fresh air
Pat you were great
thank you Dan you kept me out of the dog house
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 03/12/2013
Thanks for staying with us.....glad it was a good birthday experience. Look forward to having you back.
Very nice place to get away!
The cabin is great and Pat is super easy to work with! Very well appointed, lots of room and real close to the lake...it was a cool,damp weekend but felt very warm and cozy inside! The nice views from each room does make you feel like you're in the tree tops. My favorite would have to be the addition...either the great room, on the couch by the fireplace or up in the loft.
We stayed here for our ladies weekend (8 of us) and there was plenty of room. Definitely going to book this again for an annual getaway. Super affordable too!
Mt. Gretna is very charming...first time visitor and I will be back.
Thanks again Pat...and I hope to upload some photos at a later time.
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 03/01/2013
Thank you Candy, I enjoyed working with you too!
A Great Long Weekend!!
The house is beautiful. We had 6 children and 3 adults it was perfect for all of us! We were looking for a nice relaxing weekend to just hang out and this place was perfect! It was very roomy!! I can't wait to plan our next trip! I bet it is awesome in the nicer weather!
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 02/26/2013
Thank you Kelly!
Check and Becky
Pine Grove, PA
We stayed in Mount Gretna on a cold weekend in February and had a wonderfully relaxing weekend. The house is large and beautifully decorated. The large great room has a very comfortable sofa with a nice gas fireplace. The master bedroom in the loft was great. Pat was wonderful to deal with. We hope to visit again soon.
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 02/13/2013
Beautiful relaxing get away
First off may I say that dealing with this owner was a joy, and that is saying a lot as I have found that when dealing with flipkey owners you hear from about 1 in 10 and that one usually takes a long time to get back to you. This owner was prompt and friendly, a real breath of fresh air.
When we got to the home it is in a beautiful area and is just breathtaking! My husband and I were traveling with our 3 adult children (20-22 years) our 14 year old daughter and our 9 month old grandson. We were ecstatic to find that the original part of the home is completely baby friendly, including a high chair in the dining area! The addition is large and open and fit a play yard easily. We were so happy to be able to stretch out and never felt the least bit cramped in the home.
We enjoyed wonderful walks through this lovely community, board games at night, made a visit to the nearby Hershey Chocolate Factory for a fun free tour that was enjoyed by young and old alike. We also visited the outlet stores (about 45 minutes away) for an exhausting afternoon :-)
We travel as a family in the summer and during Christmas/New Year and we cannot wait to visit again to enjoy the summer activities including but not limited to a lovely open air theater within walking distance and the many activities available at the pond across the street.
I have attached photos of the home but please know they were taken on my phone and do not do the home justice! It is truly beautiful.
I would recommend this home for a family get away (just add ice cream and a dvd) or a romantic get away (just add a bottle of good red wine) the rest is included, turn the key and enjoy!
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 01/04/2013
Thanks Stefanie, we would be glad to have you back!
Window in to nature
This property is perfect to spend a snowy few days. The high ceilings, and large windows make you feel as if you are outside! The gas fireplace is cozy and it is a perfect place to relax.
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 01/03/2013
Thank you for your review!
Cozy Tree-House Getaway
Our stay at Lakeview Cottage was the perfect winter getaway! Lots of indoor space for the whole family. And the views make you feel like you live in a tree house! When we wanted to get out for some fresh air the place is convenient to all Mt. Gretna has to offer, like walking to the rail trail just a few minutes away. I've been to Mt. Gretna several time in the summer as well, it's a great place for a quick weekend getaway if you live nearby or a long week with lots of activity going on in town, at the lake and several walking trails. Unlike other houses I've stayed in, this one has a nice open kitchen, two living rooms to spread out, a covered/screened porch in addition to two decks, and large windows so you don't feel cramped even when the weather isn't good for sitting outside.
Response from Pat Wilmsen - 12/12/2012
Glad you liked our home!