Dec. 31-Jan. 4, 2015
Back again to our favorite “home away from home” for 4 nights of glorious and total decompression !!
This is our 11th visit to G.V., and our 9th stay at Francena Cottage.
We’ve been here mostly in the spring and fall, and once in Jan, but never over the New Year Holiday.The quiet solitude was perfect for reflecting on the previous year and looking ahead into 2015.
A lot to plan for. Four days here away feels just right, with our bodies and minds rested we feel more ready to face whatever the year ahead holds.
Thank you for providing this wonderful place. All of your efforts are noticed and appreciated. Its fun to see what changes between visits.
Until next visit.
Stephanie and Jack.
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 !!
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
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
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
Our 5th visit to Green Valley and we absolutely enjoyed every minute !
Exploring the trails here on the grounds is always fun with our yellow lab, who makes herself right at home. We come here to "unplug and go off the grid" from our daily hustle and bustle and leave here recharged but ready to plan our next stay.
As always we are never disappointed and enjoy all the serenity the cottage and area has to offer !
Ron & Karen
2/10/14 - First time at Green Valley - loved every moment of it. From the winter hot tubbing to all of
the birds that visited. Just what we needed. Peace, quiet, a light snow and relaxation !
Want to return in other seasons to experience all this lovely area has to offer. Cottage is clean, well
maintained and equipped ! Enjoyed the seasonal decorations and the lit candles in the window on arrival !
Will Recommend !!
Mark & LuAnn
Celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary. A wonderful place to relax and take in the quietness of this beautiful area. Relaxing in the hot tub after 18 holes of golf, watching the deer in the field while reading, having appetizers in the Adirondack chairs, breakfast on the porch. Thank You for a wonderful weekend.......The Franks
Thank you so much for making such a special getaway hideaway. This was our first trip here and we well def. be coming back. This mini vacation is just what we needed. You almost forget how peaceful and relaxing the world can be when you are always on the go. There is something very special about Green Valley that makes you forget anything negative/stressful in your lives. Thank you again for sharing this beautiful place with us. Green Valley is our new home away from home ! We loved fishing in the lake, pedalboating, campfires under the stars and to finish a great day a nice relaxing dip in the hot tub ! We'll be back soon ! Shana & Shawn - Woodbury, N.J.
September has brought clear blues skies during the day and gorgeous starry nights. The goldenrod is beginning to bloom and the swamp sunflowers are all along Bear Creek as it winds it's way for a mile through the valley. Beaver have built a dam near the bridge at Excelsior Cottage and it's a great place to observe Muskrats as they swim up stream with mouth stuffed full of grass. The deer are changing Summer coats for Winter ones and soon Fall colors will spread through the valley. Looking forward to some great hot tub weather !