Storybook Cottage with a View

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Tiny house hosted by Jill

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Stay in the Storybook Cottage at the Holliday Castle! The Storybook Cottage is a tiny crooked fairytale house located behind our home (which is being converted into a castle!) Enjoy the view from your private back porch! Close to ski resort!

The space
The Storybook Cottage is a fairytale-inspired tiny crooked house. The Cottage is located directly behind our house - which is in the process of being converted into a castle. Our property houses apple trees, plum trees, cherry trees, grapevines, peach trees, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and pear trees- in addition to mass quantities of vegetables.

In the photographs posted, you'll be able to see more about the property, the placement of the Cottage in relation to the main house, and some of the animals. :-)

In the Cottage, you'll find books, board games, and general whimsy. During the spring and summer, the front porch opens up into an edible front yard- feel free to help yourself! The back porch overlooks the pond (beautiful, but not suitable for skating!). Rental of the cottage comes with a fun, Castle Fishing Permit (souvenir window sticker) which gives you complete access to the fishing supplies located in Ishmael's Tackle Shop. Ishmael's is located just below the cottage- we keep it unlocked for our guests. (However, swimming is not allowed in the pond- and when it's frozen over, no skating is allowed either.)

The Cottage is a tiny house, yet still has a lot of amenities! You have your own private kitchenette, equipped with a sink, mini-fridge, breakfast station (which includes a coffee pot, toaster oven and griddle), a microwave and a table with seats for two. (Due to the size of this kitchenette, we were unable to include a traditional oven with stovetop. If you have any questions about the kitchenette, please just let us know! ) This kitchenette also includes dishes (mugs, larger cups, plates, bowls and silverware) and a folding tray for reading or enjoying your meals in bed. During the warmer season, we provide a retro cooler for your use while fishing or picnicking.

You will also have your own private bathroom with an antique sink and claw foot tub (with shower). We provide you with towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and a hair dryer. (If you've forgotten anything else, just let us know- we probably have extras!)

The Cottage also has, what we call, a "mud room." It's a small room where you'll find a bench and a picnic basket (during season). During the holidays, the mudroom is decked out with a Christmas tree. The mudroom is intended as a place for you to unload, store your umbrella and shed your shoes. In the winter months, this room is also outfitted with boot warmers.

The main room houses a queen size bed, a rocking chair, a tv (w/ dvd player), and a dresser (which converts into a lighted desk.) We also provide you with an iron and ironing board. There is not a closet; however, there is a hook on the door for hanging your garment bag. The bedding is composed of two down alternative pillows, two "SpaLuxury" pillows, and two 100% cotton blankets. There are three separate heaters located throughout the cottage. There is also a window air conditioner. The main room/bedroom overlooks the pond with an entire wall of windows (don't worry- there are room-darkening curtains if you prefer to sleep in!)

If you would like to bring your child(ren), please send me a message beforehand. I am sure that a small air mattress will fit beside the queen size bed (and I will prepare it for you!), but I want to share exact dimensions with you to ensure you'll be pleased with the layout of the room. Also, if you're bringing young children, please let me know! I will ensure the cottage is stocked with some age-appropriate toys.

Regarding breakfast, your kitchen will be stocked with a standard brew of coffee, as well as tea bags. Upon your arrival, you will find a basket of fruit and zucchini bread (or something similar), as well as a couple bottles of water in your fridge. We have decided to leave this welcome/breakfast basket for you so as not to disturb your sleep the next morning. During the winter months, your kitchen is also stocked with a jar of hot cocoa mix, marshmallows and cinnamon sticks.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Children’s books and toys

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Where you’ll be

Ghent, West Virginia, United States

0.3 miles to Winterplace Ski Resort
3.2 miles to Blueberry Hill (a pick-your-own blueberry farm)
3.5 miles to Weathered Ground Brewery
11.5 miles to Camp Creek State Park & Forest
11.7 miles to Little Beaver State Park
17.5 miles to Exhibition Coal Mine and Children's Museum
18.6 miles to Grandview Park & Theatre WV Outdoor Dramas
18.8 miles to Tamarack - Best of West Virginia
20.3 miles to Ritz Theatre
23.3 miles to Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park
25.3 miles to Pipestem Drive-In Theatre
26.7 miles to John Henry Statue and Museum
26.8 miles to Sandstone Falls Overlook
30.8 miles to Pipestem Resort State Park
31.6 miles to Summit Bechtel Reserve (National Scouting Center)
31.9 miles to Pence Springs Flea Market
38.7 miles to Historic Bramwell
38.8 miles to Pocahontas Trail Head (Hatfield & McCoy ATV & UTV Trails)
39.2 miles to New River Gorge Bridge and Canyon Rim Visitors Center
47.6 miles to Mystery Hole
56.9 miles to Lost World Caverns
63.9 miles to Greenbrier Resort
71 miles to Charleston, WV - the Capital of WV

Hosted by Jill

Joined in May 2018
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I'm a mom of 6 and stay home with our two youngest boys (who are 5 and 8.) I love to garden, cook, can, sew, play the piano, read non-fiction, write, create and dream. I have authored two books, "Fairly-Popular Fairy Tales and Classic Cookery" and "The Dandelion King." I enjoy taking care of our animals (dog, cats, ducks, chickens, and turkey) My husband and I are converting our 2 bedroom, 1940s house, into a castle. (I draw and he builds.) We also design and build quirky playhouses and enjoy taking amazing road trips with our kids. Oh- and I collect pencils. :-)
I'm a mom of 6 and stay home with our two youngest boys (who are 5 and 8.) I love to garden, cook, can, sew, play the piano, read non-fiction, write, create and dream. I have autho…

During your stay

You will see us on the property. We have six children, ranging in age from five to nineteen. Don't worry- they will not bother you at all- but you will probably see them outside playing. If you need anything, I am a stay-at-home mom and am easily accessible during the day. I can frequently be found in the kitchen, our library or the greenhouse. We dearly love to show folks around our place and answer any questions you may have about our home, gardens, animals and/or the area.
You will see us on the property. We have six children, ranging in age from five to nineteen. Don't worry- they will not bother you at all- but you will probably see them outside…

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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