About this listing
A lovingly restored former servant's quarters, this little house is in a quiet country setting near a musical stream. With a kitchen, bathroom, cozy living room with a sofabed and a welcoming bedroom upstairs, this is a great place to feel God renewing your Spirit. Smoking and alcohol free.
This area was settled in the late 1700's. Both the main farm house and the little house are post and beam construction. The stream which flows around our yard goes under the barn and through the milk house. It was used to cool the milk in times past.
Our dogs have an invisible fence which keeps them in the yard behind the big house. You're welcome to come over and visit with them. They will try to get you to throw their toy all day so that they can bring it back to you. Warning. The dogs are very friendly, but very big and very messy. They play in the stream and then come to greet you both wet and dirty!
There are two cats that live in the barn. Sometimes they like to be picked up and sometimes they don't. They are not allowed in the house.
There are picnic tables, swings, and a grill by the pond. The walk to the top of our hill is definitely a bit of a workout, but the view is worth it!
There is a phone in the little house. Ask about making calls. (Your cell phone may or may not work. Your GPS may or may not work, and (website hidden) maps doesn't seem to be able to figure out where we are.)
Interaction with Guests
Let us know what you desire. If you just want to be by yourselves, we'll leave you alone. If you want to have meals with us in the big house, that can be arranged. We love to visit with people, but our first priority is to give you what you need.
This is a farming area. The farms are still small family farms and there are many Amish in the area. We believe we have some of the most beautiful scenery you can find. It' a mixture of hilly farms and forest. There are cows, horses, and sheep grazing in pastures. Deer and turkey are plentiful.
You'll need a car to explore the area. Roads are well maintained, but hilly and curvy. Allow a little extra time driving if you aren't used to the hills and curves. There could be a tractor or a horse and buggy just around that curve.
There are a multitude of unique little villages, each with their own variety of interesting shops. Let us know your interests and we'll head you in the right direction.
Other Things to Note
Those interested in the horses are able to interact with them with supervision.
This is a quiet place.
No alcohol or smoking allowed at all.
Profanity is not acceptable.
Please dress modestly.
Do not go into the pastures or pens with animals.
Fences are electric so it's better if you don't touch them:) Children should always be with an adult.
Sorry, we don't allow pets.
NOTE: PRICE INCLUDES LOCAL OCCUPANCY TAX.
A truly wonderful experience to get away for the weekend! The cottage was perfect and cozy furnished and came stocked with everything we needed. The area surrounding the cottage was picturesque and peaceful to say the least. We had access to private trails for hiking with beautiful views. The cottage is located on a large farm owned by the hosts, and we were not strangers to interacting with their horses as well as some feathered wildlife.
Ann and Ed were so hospitable to us and were wonderful hosts. They even offered to have a BBQ our last night there and they always made sure to check with us if we needed anything else throughout our stay. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and for two drained city folks such as ourselves, it was truly a blessing.
It was a weekend we both desperately needed, and it ended perfectly, having felt satisfied and rejuvenated to head back to our lives back home. Definitely highly recommended! Will do again possibly for a winter retreat.
The house was just as described. I was able to recognize it from the highway. There's plenty of woodwork inside to make it cozy. It's comfortable and has everything you need. Just bring your groceries and you're all set to make your meals. The kitchen is supplied with everything you need to prepare meals.
Our hosts were very welcoming to us. The property is a beautiful place with a natural soundtrack in the background. The view of the night is so clear you'll appreciate taking a few minutes to enjoy it.
We loved the Little House. It was spotless and nicely furnished. The bed was most comfortable. We also loved the country surroundings. Will stay again!
Ann & Ed's "Little House" is truly fantastic. It's a perfect, private space for any getaway. It's clean and has all the amenities - kitchen, fridge, microwave, coffee pot, cookware & utensils, cozy living room with an air conditioner, queen size bed and everything is very clean. Ann and Ed were very welcoming and we got a nice tour of their property.
I highly recommend staying here if you're in the area and looking for a quiet, private, affordable place to stay. Just be careful driving in the area at night - lots of wildlife lurking about!
This was a great place to rent. Conveniently close to Cooperstown, so it was perfect for the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Ann was friendly and communicative. The place itself offered everything you would need. I recommend this spot to anybody who needs to stay in the New Berlin area.
We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. The home is kid-friendly and comfortable. Ann and her husband were very friendly and even helped me unpack my bags! Ann also gave my nephew a personal horse lesson, which he truly enjoyed. There were fresh linens available and hot chocolate/coffee/tea to enjoy. Overall, an excellent place to stay.
The Little House is a wonderfully peaceful space. Ann and Ed, two kind and giving people, have artfully and tastefully renovated and decorated the Little House. The location is beautiful. It was fun watching the barn swallows, listening to the nearby creek. The hosts pointed out the way to the top of their hill, a nice hike with scenic views throughout. Our visit was in mid summer but this would be a great place to visit throughout the year, especially to see the fall foliage.
About the Host, Ann
My husband and I worked in Africa as missionaries for almost 20 years. We moved to our farm in November 2001. We use the farm as a place to minister to hurting people. We also raise Labrador Retrievers and have several Haflinger horses on the farm. I love horses and have had horses my whole life, even when we lived in Africa. We both enjoy the outdoors. My husband likes to hunt and fish. We enjoy hiking and traveling. We have three children and seven grandchildren that we think are absolutely wonderful!