The Cottage on the Hill is a simple 'off the grid' cabin that sits on the highest point of our 50 acres. With 360 degree views of the mountains, you'll love the view - and the stars at night. Solar-powered lights, potable water, camp toilet. SIMPLE, PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL. (This cabin has no heat, so keep that in mind when booking this cabin during the colder months.)
The Cottage on the Hill is a simple cottage with no electricity or plumbing. It is true 'off the grid' living! There are solar-powered LED lights, and potable water for hand washing, etc. The is no bathroom, just an outdoor camp toilet and a rain-water shower. If you're looking to completely unplug, but still be comfortable, this is the spot for you. It has a comfy double bed, a leather recliner and a small cafe table with two chairs. Access to the full-bath in the farm house, as well as a full home-cooked breakfast are included.
Common Ground Farm and Retreat is a nonprofit retreat center that serves the needs of all who stay with us. In particular we provide for the needs of our nations veterans through small business opportunities, family support and fresh healthy food. Your recommended minimum donation of $105 per night helps support this important mission. Thank You!
The Cottage on the Hill is on a remote part of the property, so 4wd would be helpful, but not necessary.
Other things to note
Common Ground's other listings include The Pond Cottage, The Rose Room, The Sunflower Room, The Barn Room and The Granary.
All cottages and other buildings are smoke-free and drug-free.
We are eager to serve you in any way we can. As an actual BnB/retreat center we are usually on the property and available.
We are a happily married couple who have been together for 25 years, and raised three children who are all out of the house now. We have had the great blessing of living and working all over the world including places like India, Australia, China, Africa and here in the US. Lindy is a pediatric Occupational Therapists who loves kids and works tirelessly to help them overcome some of their developmental challenges. She loves to play in the dirt and grow things, including flowers, vegetables, berries, fruit and friendships. She grew up on a 12,000 acre sheep farm in Western Australia and though she's lived in this country for some time, she still speaks with a funny accent.
Mike is from the Midwest, and works in the nonprofit sector and higher education. Bitten by the travel bug early in life, he's lived and worked in Yosemite National Park, completed a 4,000 mile bicycle tour in the US and a 2,000 mile bicycle tour in Europe. His work in community service, missions, youth development and nonprofit management have allowed him to see the world and meet folks from all different cultures - loving every bit of it. He is a student of leadership and community building, and has a masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University.
Together we love to camp or stay at B&Bs when we travel. We love the outdoors and believe there is something spiritual about spending time in the woods without the noise that we've become so accustomed to. Our hope is to share our special little piece of creation with our guests - to help them unplug, unwind and discover some real peace - on the outside and inside!