Secluded Cottage w/Hot Tub, Lake, Pedalboat, & Hiking Trails on 75 acres !

Sleeping Accommodations: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Bedding Information: Francena Cottage - 1 Queen, 1 Full

Location: Warfordsburg, South/Central, Pennsylvania, USA (3hrs. E. of Pittsburgh & 2hrs. W. of D.C. near Hancock,Md.)

Our Valley offers our guests the opportunity to escape from the world for a little while---and most wish they didn't have to leave.

With only 4 cottages on our 75 acre property our guests truly do have a little world all their own.

Our cottages are decorated in Cottage Style, with private hot tub, gas or electric fireplace, air conditioning, full kitchen, queen and full size beds, are immaculately clean and each have a picnic/bonfire area with charcoal grill. All pillows, bed, bath and kitchen linens are provided. The only things you'll need to pack for an enjoyable stay are your food, toiletries, paper products, fishing gear, favorite books and music.

The small, private lake is stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish and Adirondack chairs are provided lakeside. There are marked hiking trails that take you through tall white pine trees, across Bear Creek, and alongside part of an old split-rail fence built in the late 1800's.

Each cottage has its own bonfire area with firewood and picnic table.
In the summer months two bicycles are provided at each cottage 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.

SOPHRONIA COTTAGE is Green Valley very first vacation rental. Renewed, restored, redesigned in 1995 and open to guest in the summer of 1996. Decorated and furnished in true cottage style, cozy, fresh and clean. At approx. 500 sq. ft. in size, just right for a romantic escape and an opportunity to experience small cottage; living and learn to love its simplicity. This is the perfect cottage for your romantic getaway, with gas fireplace in the bedroom, and hot tub on the bedroom deck. The kitchen is fully furnished and has an electric range w/oven, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, refrigerator, and a full size washer/dryer. The only thing needed for the kitchen is your food. The full bath has a shower and all bath and kitchen linens are provided. The front porch with its Adirondack chairs is a great place to spend an afternoon watching birds in the feeder, being soothed by a summer shower---or, just doing Nothing !! The perfect escape from a stress-filled, busy world.
It is only a short walk or bike ride to the property 2.5 acre lake.

Francena Cottage is my personal favorite of the Green Valley Cottages--it is just the right size for 2-4 people. Francena Cottage opened to guest in 2000 it has become home away from home for many couples and families.

Francena Cottage is furnished with a mix of vintage, antique and new furnishings. The vaulted and beamed ceilings add to its charm.

Francena Cottage sits among the tall, red oak trees near Bear Creek. 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 with one queen size bed and one full size bed.

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 Adirondack chairs. Our relaxing Solana Hot Tub, makes this cottage a great place to enjoy the outdoors !

There is a picnic bonfire area with charcoal grill.

LORY COTTAGE is situated above the lake at Green Valley and offers a beautiful view of the lake and is a great place to enjoy your quiet getaway! Lory Cottage is 1/2 mile south of the other cottages, at the end of Green Valley Lane, which makes for a very private location. Lory Cottage amenties - Living room w/gas fireplace, eat in kitchen, TV w/dvd player, Am/Fm radio CD player, electric baseboard heat , central a/c, full bath downstairs w/1/2 bath upstairs, full size stack washer/dryer, upstairs bedroom with a queen size bed, sundeck with bedroom access, living room deck with hot tub, large front porch overlooking the lake. Lory Cottage is fully furnished, and has all of your necessary bed and bath linens and pillows.

Take a journey back in time.
EXCELSIOR COTTAGE, named in honor of the one room school house once located on the property, is our most recent addition to Green Valley --making Green Valley now a private 75 acre property with only 4 cottages.

This secluded two story cottage, with Bear Creek flowing around it and snuggled into the landscape with the historic old barn and wagon shed, provides a very quiet and picturesque getaway. The atmosphere at this cottage recalls a simpler time, simpler life--that feeling of truly being on Vacation--away from it all.

A short walk or drive brings you to the property's 3 acre lake for pedal boating, fishing, tubing or just relaxing by the water ! Amenities : Living room w/electric log fireplace, eat in kitchen, wireless internet, TV w/DVD player (no TV reception), AM/FM radio CD player, heat pump w/central a/c, full bath upstairs w/1/2 bath downstairs, full size stack washer/dryer, 2 bedrooms upstairs - both w/queen size beds, deck with hot tub, large front porch, and charcoal grill in the front yard. Excelsior Cottage is fully furnished, and has all of your necessary bed and bath linens and pillows.

Green Valley is approx. 268 mi. from New York City / Phil., Pa.- 206 mi. / Pitt., Pa.- 142 mi. / Rich., Va.- 200 mi. / Wash.D.C.,- 98 mi. / Balti., Md.- 98 mi.
  • Air Conditioned
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heated
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linens Incl
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • No Smoking


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Row Boat
  • Volleyball Court

Other Property Features & Appliances:

Fishing Lake w/rowboat, pedalboat & life jackets, 2 bicycles each cottage, bonfire area w/picnic table and firewood, volleyball area & badminton, hiking trails, creek through property.

Other Attractions:

Day trips from Green Valley and Driving Time :

Washington, D.C. - 2 hrs.
Civil War Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pa. - 2.5 hrs.
Antietam Civil War Battlefield - 1 hr.
Snow Skiing - 45 min.
Outlet Shopping - 45 min.
Appalachian Trail - 1 hr.
C & O Canal - 20 min.
Biking Trail - 20 min.
Antique Mall - 20 min.
Covered Bridges - 1 hr.
Steam Engine Train Ride - 45 min.
Hershey Park Amusement Park - 2.5 hrs.
Horseback Riding - 15 min.
Skyline Drive - 2.5 hrs.
Pa. Farm Show - 2 hrs.
Spa & Roman Baths - 30 min.

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Property Reviews

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October 30, 2014
Owner-Supplied Testimonial

Sophronia Cottage:

I wish we could have stayed longer, this was our first time here and we will be back soon. We biked, hiked, swam, paddleboated, cooked out, had a campfire w/smores & soaked in that amazing hot tub. So much fun to have in so little time. This is the R&R that all four of us needed. Thank you for the cottage and amenities.

Erian, Kenu, Ralph, & Diamonto
October 30, 2014
Owner-Supplied Testimonial

Excelsior Cottage:

In echoing my kids enthusiasm, we simply had an amazing time here. Just secluded enough, yet close to the lake. This is our second time here, we couldn't help but come back. What a retreat for our family ! We absolutely will make our way back here sooner than later. The scenery around Green Valley Cottages is unbelievable - be sure to drive scenic 40 for another beautiful treat !!
October 30, 2014
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
Francena Cottage - July 11-13

This was our first stay at Francena Cottage. The cottage felt like something out of a movie and we found ourselves relaxing immediately. The property is gorgeous - we enjoyed the hammock, hot tub, bikes and paddleboat. On our last night, we went star gazing by the lake, and it was amazing ! Thank you for the most romantic experience thes tired parents have had in a long, long time !! We will certainly be back again.

Dan & Heather
October 30, 2014
Owner-Supplied Testimonial

May 18th, 2014

May 2-4, 2014
Guestbook entry from Lory Cottage:
I don't want to leave and I'm jealous ! All of those people who have been coming here for years ! How I wish we had found it sooner ! But that just means this is the first of many more visits for us.
Lory Cottage is what I envision when I hear the word "cottage". the décor and amenities are perfect. The setting is tranquil. Without a doubt, we will visit again. Thank You !
Sean and Marci
and Winter
Lititz, Pa.
October 25, 2012 Teresa Millerstown, PA
We just returned from a wonderful stay at Sophronia Cottage! We celebrated our 18th anniversary on 10/22 and this was my surprise trip for my husband. We really enjoyed the fireplace in the bedroom (I may put that on my honey-do list for our own home!) and the hot tub was very relaxing! Everything was very clean and cozy! We saw deer in the front yard and on the lane to the pond stood a buck! Thanks for sharing your lovely property with us! We are already thinking about a return trip.

Homeowner Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, Teresa! We're looking forward to your return.Green Valley Cottages
December 2, 2011 Dani n Tony
Oh my where to start .. loved my 1st (of many to come I'm sure) stay at Sophronia! Just some feedback to pass along - I had no complaint in the shower, however, my beau is 6ft 200+ lbs and suggested maybe a moveable shower head? Also wanted me to ask about the TV and maybe leaving instructions he could not figure it out. Again, I didn't think there should even be one in there, so I didn't have a problem with it not working (lol) and last but not least we loved loved lovedddddddddd the hot tub but felt bad because it was ON when we got there and ON when we left .. we could not figure out how to turn it off for you! We will definitely be back and thank you soooooooooooooo much for that little piece of heaven you shared w/us and many before us! That was the neatest experience we both ever had! Peace and quiet does the soul good! :o)

Homeowner Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Dani and Tony! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Green Valley.Thank you for the suggestions for improvement. We will be attending to those.We look forward to your return to our little piece of heaven very soon!Lola at Green Valley Cottages
July 31, 2007 Kasha Bomysoad Union Bridge, MD
We miss Sophronia and Green Valley Lake!! We want to be back there and so do our daughters and dogs! Thanks Lola! We loved it!

Homeowner Response: Thanks Kasha ! Green Valley really is a special place. Come back when you can !
July 9, 2006 Anonymous lancaster, pa
We just returned from our wonderful weekend at Sophronia Cottage. The cottage was so cozy and is every bit as charming in person as it looks in the pictures! We had a great time fishing, hiking, walking through the stream looking for crayfish and playing games. Our girls were so sad to leave and are already planning our adventures for next year!!!! Thanks for sharing your "hideaway" with us!

Homeowner Response: Thanks so much for taking time to comment on your stay with us. Our treat as owners is to read the guestbook in each of our cottages and learn about our guests time with us. Green Valley is a special place and our guests are special people. We hope you are able to return and enjoy some quiet time in our enchanted place. Thanks Again..... Owners - Green Valley Cottages

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Summer 6/1/2011 10/31/2011 $229.00 $1,379.00 - 2
Winter 11/1/2011 5/31/2011 $149.00 $1,020.00 - 1

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Rates: June - Oct. : Sophronia Cottage - $229 per night, $499 per weekend, $1,379 per week. Francena Cottage - $249 per night, $539 per weekend, $1,499 per week. Lory Cottage - $269 per night, $579 per weekend, $1,689 per week. Excelsior Cottage - $269 per night, $579 per weekend, $1,689 per week Rates: Nov. - May : Sophronia Cottage - $149 per night, $389 per weekend, $1,020 per week. Francena Cottage - $169 per night, $449 per weekend, $1,130 per week. Lory Cottage - $189 per night, $489 per weekend, $1,360 per week. Excelsior Cottage - $189 per night, $489 per weekend, $1,360 per week Holiday Rates - ( 3 nights ) : Sophronia Cottage - $729 Francena Cottage - $789 Lory Cottage - $849 Excelsior Cottage - $849 Please Note: Above Rates are for 2 adults. Add $20 per night per additional guest. Refundable $100 pet deposit required. We Accept : Discover / Mastercard / Visa To Inquire Call Lola at : 304-258-4741
Payment Options:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Money Order, Personal Check
Deposit: One half the total rental fee required to secure reservation.
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Required Stay: 2 night min.
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).

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