Thanks Natalie and as per Natalie's comment about the cold, this is true if you happen to arrive on a particularly cold night (below 25 F). Guests that arrive when the temperature outside is above 25 will not experience such difficulty warming up the house. People considering coming in February that are particularly accustomed to quick heating of a house, should consider coming in March instead. The wood stove is part of the farmhouse's charm but it is not for everyone when the temperatures outside are particularly frigid. Also, the downstairs bedroom gets very warm very quickly without the use of the wood stove so if you arrive late and you don't want to wait for the wood stove to warm the house you still have a very warm bedroom to sleep in. Please send me any questions before booking if you are remain concerned about the situation Natalie describes above. I also encourage you to read through other winter based reviews (there are many!). Thanks again Natalie.