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Lola

Member since: 2000
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Beatutiful 2 bedroom Cottage, Secluded W/ Hot Tub, Fireplace, Private Lake

15 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Warfordsburg holiday cottage

Francena Cottage with hot tub, 75 acre property, private 3 acre lake.

Francena Cottage opened to guest in 2000 it has become home away from home for many couples and families.

Francena Cottage is our beautiful 2 bedroom cottage. The vaulted and beamed ceilings add to its charm. Francena Cottage sits among the tall, red oak trees, and is only a short stroll, or leisurely bike ride to the property's private 3 acre lake.. The views from the living room are of the forest which you will enjoy while dining or relaxing by the fireplace. The kitchen is fully furnished with electric range, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, and refrigerator.

This two bedroom cottage sleeps four adults very comfortably.

Electric baseboard heat and air conditioning keeps the cottage comfortable.

The full bath has a tub with shower and a full size washer/dryer. All bath and bed linens are provided.

The decks at Francena Cottage are furnished with table and chairs for outdoor dining

and relaxing.

Our Solana Hot Tub makes this cottage a great place to enjoy the outdoors !

There is a picnic bonfire area with charcoal grill.

The private three acre lake is stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish and Adirondack chairs are provided lakeside.

There are several marked hiking trails on the property and a bonfire area with firewood and picnic table.

We also have two bicycles in the summer for you to enjoy biking on Green Valley Lake Lane.

The property is gated for your privacy and a key is provided so you may check yourself in anytime after 3 pm. and check-out is anytime before 11 am.

Another great thing about Francena Cottage is location :

New York City - 268 miles / Phil.,Pa.- 206 miles / Pitt., Pa.- 142 miles / Lancaster, Pa. - 140 miles / D.C.-Balti., Md.- 98 miles / Rich., Va.- 199 miles.

Spend a day at the lake boating or fishing. Go for a hike on one of our trails or take a bike ride. Build a campfire and wish on the stars within your reach. Be a kid again and spend some time at Francena Cottage. You won't want to leave !

Keywords: Francena Cottage, two bedroom, romantic cottages, seclusion, vacation rental, pet friendly, gas fireplace, hot tub, lake, fishing, pedal boat, S/C PA

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lola (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Lola

Owned and Operated Green Valley for 20 years.

Lola purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Lola chose Allegheny Mountains

I'll let my October 2016 guests tell you what makes Francena Cottage at Green Valley so special.

"What a lovely home to live in. I am ready to move.

It is beautiful and peaceful.

I love all the added touches to the cottage. The fall decorations inside and outside show you really care.

I love sitting by the fireplace in the morning spending time with the Lord.

The kitchen was so well equipment. It was a joy to prepare a meal.

I enjoyed being in the woods, all the beautiful trees and hiking trails.

Thank you so much for a wonderful escape."

Dover, Pa.

This year is the 20th anniversary for Green Valley. Thousands of guests have experienced the beauty of our valley. Come on...see for yourself what makes Green Valley such a very special place.

Awake to fresh, clean air, unhurried mornings, lazy afternoons and peaceful nights. Fish, bike, hike--or be lazy and just do Nothing--it's your choice---slow down the pace--and enjoy your life, your time at Green Valley.

Green Valley is Underdeveloped for our guests....There are only 3 cottages on our 75 acre property. So you have plenty of room to be alone with your favorite people, roam the grounds, relax and unwind.

There are grocery, convenience stores and restaurants just 10 miles from Green Valley.

Most of our guests come to Green Valley, lock the gate behind them and just escape from the world during their time away from daily life.

What makes this cottage unique

Located in South-Central Pa. in Fulton Co.

Our 75 acre property is the perfect place to find peace and quiet. Originally founded in the 1960s as a campground, Green Valley was reinvented and reopened as our cottage getaway in 1996. For the past 15 years, hundreds of guests have experienced the simple beauty that is Green Valley.

The lake at Green Valley is 3 acres in size and ranges in depth from 4 ft. to 16 ft. Stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish the lake is a favorite with everyone. A floating dock gives easy access to the pedal boat and rowboat and a fishing dock with Adirondack chairs makes a great place to soak up some sun, read, or throw in a line!

The hills and valleys of the property are filled with marked hiking trails for your enjoyment. On a spring day, discover a small waterfall on Smith Run Trail or question the origins of an old abandoned fence on Split Rail Trail. Fill your pockets with wild raspberries in the summertime as you meander down Bill's Trail and rediscover again the simple pleasures of life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hard to believe it's been 6 years since we've stayed at Green Valley.

It's nicer here that we remembered...thanks to Lola and everyone else involved in offering and maintaining this wonderful slice of heaven.

This trip was a birthday surprise, and I couldn't have been happier!

As with everyone, we leave in a better, more relaxed state of mind.

We Won't want so long to come back.
Dec 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveller reviews

Beatutiful 2 bedroom Cottage, Secluded W/ Hot Tub, Fireplace, Private Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Marietta, PA
5

Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Not knowing what to expect, we were most pleasantly surprised. If peace and quiet are what you need, Green Valley is the place. Francena cottage was cozy and inviting. I look forward to returning and staying in one of the other cottages, possibly in the winter. I can only imagine the beauty of the snow at Green Valley.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy that you enjoyed Green Valley so much, John and Kim. Francena is my favorite cottage...it's just the right size ! You were wonderful guests, and I hope to have you return again and again. As you know, dates disappear quickly, so make plans for your next stay soon. Have a wonderful fall. Many thanks, Lola
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Bucks County, PA
5

A most relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Francena Cottage for a week with our dog, and it was perfection. The cottage was clean and beautiful, and we felt at home right away. Outside, the trails were well-marked, there was plenty of nature (flora and fauna) to behold, and the lake provided us with hours of entertainment. Nothing is better than a refreshing swim in this lake on a summer's day! We spent our time grilling, walking, playing games on the indoor and outdoor tables, watching birds from our porch, swimming, reading, soaking in the hot tub, and just reconnecting with one another. This is the place to go if you want to "get away from it all."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, Shannon and Brian, for taking time to tell others about your Green Valley experience. Green Valley truly is a very, special place as you have now experience for yourselves. Francena Cottage is my personal favorite, just the right size and distance from the lake. I'm looking forward to having you return again and again...you need to experience the wonder for Green Valley in All seasons...come, sit in the hot tub and watch it snow ! Many, many thanks, Lola
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
5

A beautiful little escape...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Francena cottage for a spur of the moment get-away and our expectations were blown away. We felt comfortable as soon as we walked in, the cottage was clean and cozy and the grounds were beautiful. The entire experience was well planned out, there are numerous little touches that made all the differences. (the bicycles for use, the boats at the dock the maps showing all the trails and their difficulty level) We will definetely be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Chris, for the great review and for taking time to tell others about Francena Cottage at Green Valley Lake Property. Make plans soon for a return...you need to experience the beauty of Green Valley in All seasons. Many thanks, Lola
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new jersey
5

paradise perfection

  • 5 of 5

we have been here before and stayed in the sophronia cottage. this time we simply wanted to try something else and the francena was perfect for us. we especially like this as the fireplace is in the living room where we were more likely to use it...and we did! it was so cozy to cuddle up on the couch and have that on, while reading and simply relaxing at night.

while we had overcast weather during our stay, it never mattered because we enjoyed the entire experience and surroundings. the dogs felt comfortable, as well!

you think of everything when you put together these cozy cottages and that makes it so easy. there really is a lot to do and to discover and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...staying put and getting out and about!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Cathy, for taking time to tell others about your stay at Francena Cottage. Francena Cottage is my personal favorite ! i'm happy that you had another wonderful stay at Green Valley, and certainly hope to have you return soon....perhaps to experience Lory or Excelsior Cottage, too. Please tell others about the beauty of Green Valley....as you know, it's a very special place. Lola
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Lancaster, Pa
5

Our favorite Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Francena Cottage. As soon as we walked in we felt so comfortable.

The cottage was so clean and accommodating as the others are as well.

We plan a visit to Green Valley Cottages about 3 times a year.

Hard to decide which one to choose because they are all wonderful.

We especially love the tin roof and covered hot tub.

Our poodle loves walking the trails. We also like to visit the Wilson General Store.

We'll be back in July.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Steve and Kathy, for your kind words. I'm happy that you had such a wonderful stay at Green Valley....this time at Francena Cottage...which is my personal favorite. I'm looking forward to having you return later this year to enjoy Green Valley's beauty once again. Lola
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5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely loved our getaway at Francena cottage. The cottage was very clean and cozy and had everything that we could possibly need already there. We enjoyed sitting on the dock at the lake and hiking the well marked trails. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend and we will be sure to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy that you had a wonderful time at Francena cottage, Sean. Our family is blessed to be able to share our very, special place with so many very, special people, like yourself. Thanks for taking such good care of the cottage and grounds during your stay. I hope you make plans soon to return to our valley. With much thanks, Lola
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Altoona/Blair County Airport
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Down River Golf Course Everett, Pa.
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Martinsburg, Wv
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Hancock, Md.
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
White Tail Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Another great thing about Francena Cottage is location :

New York City - 268 miles / Phil.,Pa.- 206 miles / Pitt., Pa.- 142 miles / Lancaster, Pa. - 140 miles / D.C.-Balti., Md.- 98 miles / Rich., Va.- 199 miles.

Spend a day at the lake boating or fishing. Go for a hike on one of our trails or take a bike ride. Build a campfire and wish on the stars within your reach. Be a kid again and spend some time at Francena Cottage. You won't want to leave !

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Downhill Skiing

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
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Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation, guests are responsible to the owner for the full amount of the deposit paid. However, if owner is able to find new guests for the same dates, at the same rates, the deposit will be refunded. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations or rescheduling.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath, with tub, shower, toilet and vanity, washer and dryer in the bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
2 acre stocked lake with rowboat & pedalboat, Bonfire area with firewood and picnic table & tree hammock, Two bicycles provided. Hiking trails

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