Last December, Dave and I had to cancel a vacation to Nashville so we could be home to close on the purchase of the 20 acre parcel that adjoins our Marsh Hollow property. The parcel included a cozy cedar-sided home that we thought would make a great addition to our lodging business. So we stayed home, completed the sale, then spent the winter and spring bringing “The Cottage” up to Marsh Hollow standards. And when I say “we” that includes John, our son-in-law, operations manager and heavy lifter in chief.
Our improvements: new HVAC, new water heater, new plumbing fixtures, new lighting, new flooring (although we kept the loft carpet for now), new stair railing inside, new steps and stair railing outside, new patio, new hot tub pad, and mostly new furniture. Oh, and a completely renovated upstairs deck.
Hopefully, Frontier Communications will install Internet/Wifi by June 21. We don’t want to count our chickens before they’re hatched, so we are not advertising The Cottage as “Internet available” til we’ve tested it with our own devices. We’ll keep you posted on this important feature. In the meantime, there is an HDTV, bluetooth soundbar and Blu Ray player available. And a small collection of movies.
We are accepting bookings for July and on, but there’s still a bit of painting to do, and a lot of groundskeeping. Currently, we do not have a well-cleared trail from The Cottage to our existing nature trail which connects to Shadyside and Pinewood Cabins. Working on it!