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Cozy Garden Getaway in Historic Lancaster County

Bedrooms 2
Space 65 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 small cozy bedrooms, 1 full bath, open kitchen and living area, brick patio

This apartment is off of the beaten path and is located on a quiet wooded hillside overlooking Amish farms. The apartment doors open onto Fern Wood Gardens, a terraced display of flowers featured in regional garden tours. This is a peaceful quiet place where vacationers may want to enjoy extended stays. We have wireless internet connection, a full kitchen, a barbecue grill, and a washer and dryer to help make your stay comfortable.

Our place is a quiet relaxing retreat for married couples or small families. We are eight miles from the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord. On a drive through the country side you will pass old order Amish and Mennonite farms. There are numerous covered bridges, old mills, and plain church meeting houses. There are a number of historic sights in our area and an Amish Mennonite Information center just one mile from our apartment.

The garden is a restful spot where you will want to sit and enjoy a book while hearing the call of the birds, the water splashing in the pond and the croaking of the pond frogs, or the clip-clop of the Amish horses on the road below. You may want to eat your meals in the garden house, make hot dogs, etc. in the garden fire pit or just sit in the garden house during a rain shower and enjoy the fresh smell of the garden.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Narvon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , trundle bed, can be converted into a king sige bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • We have a second small bedroom with a trundle bed. This can convert into a king size bed. There are closets in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The living area has a wood stove with a glass front which gives the apartment a warm, cozy atmosphere. Also there is a recliner and sofa. There is a slow cooker in the kitchen which is helpful when you're gone during the day and you want to return to a cooked meal. There is also a coffee French Press, hand beater and toaster for bagels. A tour guide through the Amish communities is available.


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Cozy Garden Getaway in Historic Lancaster County
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
Cape Elizabeth

It doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! From the garden, which really is as magical as the pictures suggest, to the fireflies at night, the songbirds in the morning, or the chance of hearing a horse and buggy clopping along on the road nearby, you'll be hard-pressed to keep yourself from shaking your head in wonder at such an affordable, family-friendly getaway.

And that's even before you set foot in the apartment! The whole place is really a labor of love for the hosts, and it shows. Everything is first-rate - the towels, the bedding, the furniture, pretty much everything you'll use in the kitchen. Just setting foot inside and seeing these things, you'll feel as though you're visiting friends or family, and the hosts will add to that feeling with small personal touches that are thoughtful, kind, and subtle. We'll no doubt stay here again whenever we're in the area; in fact, my fiancee and her son, who have never been to this part of Pennsylvania, haven't stopped saying how appealing it was, and I'm certain Fern Wood and its location had much to do with that. This certainly tops the list for vacation rentals we've had anywhere.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Natrona Heights, PA USA

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 4 night stay in this lovely apartment. Plenty of room for the two of us, especially when you can be outside in the garden, sitting on the swing or lounging in the pergola. Dawn has provided every thoughtful amenity you can think of to make you feel at home. We enjoyed hearing the occasional clip-clop of horse drawn buggies on the road and watching the abundant fireflies at dusk. We plan to stay again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, friendly, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit. I feel like this is a second home. The place is cozy and very tranquil. I always enjoy my conversations with Dawn. I will continue to visit Fern Wood.

Highly Recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dawn was very sweet! Definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Dawn was very sweet! She had so many places picked out that we could visit! She was very helpful. The place was also beautiful! The garden was breathtaking! Definitely recommend people to visit here!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Garden and wooded area, comfortable living space and great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I went to Fernwood for a relaxing 2 days, to do some writing and reflecting. This was the perfect place for this. There're activities available, but we chose to spend most of our time enjoying the grounds.

We enjoyed the various butterflies, spiders and bees in the garden. There are a few suprises (good ones) on the property so I won't spoil them. The garden is even more beautiful than the pics. You can see the love that went into it. Dawn took the time to greet us and gave us a tour of the garden.

The living space is clean and very comfortable. It's easy to feel at home. There were so many little touches that made us feel welcomed- fresh flowers in the living room and bathroom, fruit basket and candy for my daughter and a butterfly book that brought us lots of joy.

There are lots of pillows and blankets, a full sized refrigerator/freezer, big picture window with a garden view and porch seating where we sat with our morning coffee and our evening tea.

I echo all the positive sentiments about Dawn and Herb. Theres nothing I can add. We wanted solitude, quiet and relaxation. They seemed to magically understand that and we had just the right amount of interaction- enough to feel welcomed and loved and the right amount of space. I suspect they're very good at gauging their guests.

The area is beautiful farmland, lots of places to get fresh fruit and vegetables and a nearby supermarket and small shopping area.

We will definitely return. If you're trying to choose between two properties, choose this one, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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FernWood Gardens - Beautiful 🌸🌲🌺🌺🌺🌲🌸

  • 5 of 5

FernWood Gardens nestled in the countryside of Lancaster County was absolutely the most wonderful place to stay during our vacation trip to the east coast. Our host, Dawn, greeted us with a warm welcome. The cozy retreat offered a beautiful garden and view of the Appalachian Countryside.

The beds were terrific and the cottage was clean and decorated adoringly. We enjoyed the fresh fruit, little library and the local guide books. When we travel east again, we will definitely make a reservation at FernWood Gardens. The proximity to Valley Forge and Philadelphia was perfect.

We recommend this vacation rental to others because of the host's sincere hospitality, beautiful-well kept facilities, and proximity to some of our Nation's historical sites.

Thank you.


The Carlson Family

from the Land of Lincoln

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Philadelphia and Harrisburg
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Lancaster, Downingtown
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
PA Turnpike (route 76) also routes 10, 23, and176
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Jersey Shore
Car: necessary

This apartment is off of the beaten path and is located on a quiet wooded hillside with a view overlooking Amish farms in the valley below. The apartment doors open onto Fern Wood Gardens, a terraced display of flowers featured in regional garden tours. This is a perfect spot for married couples and young families to enjoy a peaceful vacation.

Nearby features include: Amish country, scenic drives in a pastoral corner of Lancaster County with the summer season offering views of lush farmlands dotted with produce stands selling seasonal produce and baked goods, and outlet shopping in Lancaster and Reading.

Make sure to see the world famous Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine Valley Chanticleer Gardens and Andrew Wyeth Museum. Also many antique shops, the Hershey and Wilbur chocolate factories, and local Amish and Mennonite food and handcraft shops. The city of Reading is just a twenty minute drive away.

There are numerous historic sites of interest such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Lititz Moravian, Hopewell Furnace, and Ephrata Cloister. For nature enthusiasts and hikers there is French Creek State Park.

For the children and adults there are amusement parks, hands on museums, and Sight and Sound theater. There is much to see and do for the whole family.

. There are historic sites of interests such as Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Lititz Moravian, Hopewell Furnace, and Ephrata Cloister and state parks for nature enthusiasts. There is so much to see and do for the whole family.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$31.53
Additional Guest Fee A$25.22 per person per night

Additional adults are $20 per night per adult. Children are $15 per night per child 1 year and older. When staying a week, the 7th night is free. The cleaning fee covers each stay. Deposits are nonrefundable unless cancellation is made 30 days before rental date. Balance of rental fee is due upon arrival. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contact owner for monthly rate. The Home Away fee sheet does not reflect the seventh free night stay. Please contact owner for corrected amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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