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50 Weaver Road
Denver, Pennsylvania PA 17517-9309
Price: $3,250,000
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Listing ID: PALA2023058
Price/SqFt: $831.63
Status: ACTIVE
Bedrooms: 4 Bed
Total Baths: 5 Bath
Full Baths: 4 Bath
Partial Baths: 1 Bath
SqFt: 3,908 Sq Ft
Acres: 5.800 Acres
Subdivision: DENVER BOROUGH
Year Built: 1739

Bear Mill Estate, the first grist mill in Lancaster County built by Michael Bear in 1739, has been meticulously restored with antique building materials to showcase the true beauty of this stunning property. In 2015 the estate was recognized by the Historic Preservation Trust and won the award for Restoration/Adaptive Re-use for a pre-existing structure. Also, the estate has been featured several times in Lancaster County Magazine. This property has been magnificently landscaped with a variety of trees and shrubs and breathtaking flower beds. It has been converted into a very successful wedding and special events venue. The main house, called The Inn at Bear Mill, is a 3,908sqft space and can be rented by the bridal party and their special guests. As you enter the Inn, you will see the finest woodwork and attention to detail, starting with a spacious foyer that ends with a door to the courtyard. To the left there is a dining room, a custom kitchen, a small sitting area, and a powder room. To the right is a comfortable living room with custom bookshelves stocked with books, and a carriage room used as the bridal solarium, complete with heated floors and cedar closets. As you move up the beautiful wide staircase, you will find 4 suites, each with its own private bathroom. Between the house and the mill, you will find The Cottage which houses a consulting area, a catering room with commercial coolers and stainless-steel prep stations, and bathroom facilities for the event’s guests. On the 2nd floor of The Cottage is a private inn/groundskeeper’s quarters. The Mill is the showcase of the property with no expense spared with its renovations. This is where the wedding and special events are held. Kerry has had a hand in all the restorations and additions. Done with the utmost of care, the Mill becomes the centerpiece of the venue. On the first floor you will find the most charming lounge for cocktail hour, furnished with high-end custom furniture, a grand piano, a beverage bar, a coffee station, and the original fireplace. The terrace sits over the pond which goes over the mill race and flows into a stream for the most tranquil of settings, with a 2-story glass elevator and multiple seating areas around the pond and firepit area. Heading upstairs you will find a reception area, holding a maximum occupancy of around 130 guests, with custom tables made from the old mill beams, stylish black Chiavari chairs, a fireplace, and a decorative wall display of the original clay roof tiles. On the 2nd story terrace is the stunning view of the entire island preserve, a fairy tale picture of water and woods. Throughout the acreage you will find multiple ceremony locations and a parking area for 45+vehicles. The buildings come fully furnished with trade fixtures and furniture. Bookings continue into the future with $240,000 worth of revenue contracted for 2023, as well as bookings into 2024. Since opening its doors, the standard practice at Bear Mill Estate has been one wedding a week, but the growth potential is most promising for a prospective buyer who wishes to grow the business and host a number of events throughout a given week from multiple weddings to showers, from corporate events to retirement parties, from elopement ceremonies to birthdays, from romantic getaways to anniversary celebrations, from girls’ weekends to graduations, from baptisms to bar/bat miztvahs. **Please note that with Bear Mill Estate on the real estate market and Kerry Lee Kegerise, current proprietor and manager, moving into semi-retirement, all wedding contracts negotiated and signed with Kerry will be honored under the new ownership and management. Also, you can rest easily that when you sign with Kerry, he will continue to work directly with you and the new owners on your wedding to make a most beautiful and successful event day guaranteed.

Primary Features

County: Lancaster
Half Baths: 1
Price/SqFt: 831.63
Property Sub Type: Detached
Property Type: Residential
Subdivision: DENVER BOROUGH
Year Built: 1739
Zoning: MIXED USE

Interior

Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source: Assessor
Appliances: Water Heater, Dishwasher, Oven/Range - Electric, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Oven - Wall, Oven - Double, Disposal
Basement: yes
Basement Type: Unfinished, Outside Entrance
Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 4
Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Below Grade Finished SqFt Source: Assessor
Below Grade Unfinished Area Units: Square Feet
Below Grade Unfinished SqFt Source: Assessor
Central Air: yes
Cooling Type: Central A/C
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Wood, Stone, Brick
Fireplaces Count: 3
Flooring Type: Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
Heating: yes
Heating Type: Other, Radiant
Interior Features: Additional Stairway, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Dining Area, Exposed Beams, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Primary Bath(s), Soaking Tub, Stall Shower, Wood Floors, 2nd Kitchen, Bar, Ceiling Fan(s), Elevator
Laundry Type: Upper Floor
Levels Count: 2
Living Area SqFt Source: Assessor
Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Foyer, Bedroom 1, Great Room, Bonus Room, Full Bath, Half Bath
Total Below Grade SqFt Source: Assessor
Total SqFt: 3908
Total SqFt Source: Assessor
Wall & Ceiling Types: Beamed Ceilings

External

Architectural Style: Colonial
Construction Materials: Stone
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Driveway Number of Spaces: 6
Electric Service: 200+ Amp Service
Exterior Features: Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Outbuilding(s), Stone Retaining Walls
Fencing: Partially, Board, Other
Foundation Details: Other, Stone
Garage: no
Heating Fuel: Oil, Propane - Owned
Hot Water: Electric
Lot Dimensions Source: Assessor
Lot Features: Backs to Trees, Front Yard, Level, Landscaping, Open, Private, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Stream/Creek, Trees/Wooded
Lot Size Dimensions: 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Source: Assessor
Lot Size Units: Square Feet
Lot SqFt: 252648
Navigable Water: no
New Construction: no
Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures: Balcony, Deck(s), Patio(s), Porch(es), Terrace, Breezeway
Parking Features: Paved Parking, Private
Parking Lot Number of Spaces: 40
Pool: No Pool
Road Responsibility: Boro/Township
Road Surface Type: Black Top, Paved
Roof: Slate
Sewer Septic: On Site Septic
Tidal Water: no
Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 46
Type of Parking: Parking Lot, Driveway
Water Access: no
Water Oriented: no
Water Source: Well
Water View: yes

Location

Condo/Co-op Association: no
Country: US
High School: COCALICO
HOA: no
MLS Area: East Cocalico Twp (10508)
Municipality: EAST COCALICO TWP
School District Name: COCALICO
School District Source: Listing Agent
Senior Community: no
View Type: Creek/Stream, Trees/Woods, Scenic Vista
Waterfront: no

Additional

Accessibility Features: Other
Days on Market: 41
Historic: yes
Land Use Code: 579
Story List: Main, Upper 1
Year Assessed: 2022
Year Built Source: Estimated

Financial

Acceptable Financing: Cash, Conventional, Other, Seller Financing, Private, Installment Sale
Automatically Update Tax Values: yes
Exclusions: Leaded glass window decoration hanging in Mill, Antique pie safe inside front door of Mill, Large light green multi piece hutch 1st floor of Mill....Theses are family heirlooms.
Ground Rent Exists: no
Inclusions: All furniture, trade fixtures, lawn maintenance tools, everything on property except 3 excluded family heirlooms.
Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
Possession: Settlement, Other, Negotiable
Riparian Rights: no
Sale Type: Standard
Tax Annual Amount: 19468
Tax Assessed Value: 823100
Tax Total Finished SqFt: 3908
Tax Year: 2022
Vacation Rental: no

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