Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mrs. Millar's Cabin

For Christmas last year, my parent's generously gave our family a trip to Charm, Ohio to stay in Mrs. Millar's Cabin. They go a few times a year, and think of it as their own cottage getaway.

Charm is a quaint, rural town, that's small and peaceful. It's set in rolling hills, and has many neighboring towns just minutes away. It's in the heart of Amish country. There are also antique malls, barns full of treasures and roadside picking stands throughout the surrounding counties. All in all, it's a fun way to spend a few days away with family.

I wanted to show you the cabin we stayed at. I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but this was not it. We were so pleasantly surprised when we turned down the driveway, crossed the covered bridge and arrived at our week's destination.

Behind the cabin was a beautiful hillside garden. 

This was the view from the kitchen windows. 

The front porch, with it's many rockers and walls of wisteria, was the perfect spot for reading with a cup of tea, or lazily watching the traffic trot through town.

The perimeter of the cottage was classic split-rail fence. It was beautiful!

These beautiful Belgian's warmed up to me eventually, and came to visit at the edge of the fence.

The cottage was set just behind the main road, far enough to feel secluded, but close enough to still hear the buggies passing through.

There was a small creek that ran in front of the cabin. The covered bridge went over top of it.

The whole countryside was just so beautiful.

Everywhere you went, horse and buggies were busy about town.

Though our cabin had all the modern conveniences (a phone, satellite, a laundry room, dishwasher and even wifi), we thought the town's phone booth was charming!