"What magic you have created here. This cottage feels like a warm hug.
Our first full day it rained-torrentially.
At first we were disappointed that we couldn't explore the beautiful property, but then we discovered the pleasure of sitting in the protected porch chairs while the rain fell on the tin roof.
It was one of the most relaxing mornings and afternoons we've ever spent!
When the skies did finally clean mid-morning the following day, the sunshine felt that much sweeter.
The birds sang and the butterflies danced.
The memories are deeply rooted in our hearts and we hope to be back to make more."
Francena Cottage's guests
Green Valley's a wonderful escape during life's storms.
A place to rest, reflect and be restored.
Now sit back, turn up your volume, and listen to the song of the wood thrush in the video below. Perhaps he was one of those birds that Francena's guests heard on their sunshiney day.
"The Wood Thrush's loud, flute-clear ee-oh-lay song rings through the deciduous forests of the eastern U.S. in summer.
This reclusive bird's cinnamon brown upper-parts are good camouflage as it scrabbles for leaf-litter invertebrates deep in the forest, though it pops upright frequently to peer about, revealing a boldly spotted white breast."
Photo and description of the wood thrush from https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Thrush/lifehistory
It is almost impossible to explain how amazing it is here. It has been so nice to get away form everyday life and come to a place so peaceful and tranquil.
We spent some time doing things we don't get to do at home, hike, fish, bike, paddle boat, etc., but the best times were the quiet moments on the porch listening to the creek and birds.
We did get to see some beautiful things. A nest full of goose eggs.
Some deer in a clearing or two, and even deer by the creek right near the cottage.
We were so pleasantly surprised by all the little things you provided that made our stay even better, I.e. bird feeder and seeds.
This is our first time staying at G.V. and it won't be our last.
We received this email recently from a happy renter. Come experience for yourself the peace of Green Valley.
"An overdue thanks for my recent stays. I am forever grateful that I discovered this place. No matter how busy I am, or how much is going on in my life, all's right in the world when you're at Green Valley. Your shot of Francena's hot tub is my current screen saver."
Worn out from everyone's graduation parties and end of school activities? Take a break at Francena Cottage this weekend! Drop us an email at email@example.com to make your reservation now! Francena sleeps 6 with your own private hot tub and is just a short walk away from the lake!