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1010 Valley Creek Rd
West ChesterPennsylvania19380US
5.03
55Bird is the sweetest person, and her place is AMAZING. If you need a place to just let your dogs chill and lounge by the creek this is the place for you!! Bird provided us with toys, water for us and the dogs, and towels. She gave us a tour of her property and gave us the run down on the best spots to hangout. We’ll definitely be coming back again and again to let our boys have some much needed freedom and play time 🧡✨
55This property is GORGEOUS! Bird was an amazing host! One pup was in the stream non stop the other enjoying every smell possible. Bird provided fresh water, toys, even a hose to wash off, and a ton of patience for 3 adults and 2 rammy adolescent dogs! We will be back for sure!
55This was our first Sniffspot experience and what an amazing visit!! If you have a dog that LOVES the water and to run you have to visit this beautiful property. If you have a dog that needs to be contained within a fence, I would use caution. There is a long stretch of yard (so awesome for running hard) that basically has a creek on each side so as long as they would listen when you call them, they would be fine. We brought water shoes and walked in the water with our dog and loved it so much. It was so hot and such a great, peaceful way to end the night after a stressful day at work. Bird (the owner) was so nice and hospitable...I honestly can’t recommend it enough. You won’t be disappointed!!
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Historic and scenic property with natural barriers

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Unfenced
4.5 acres
5.03 reviews
Sniffpass
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Hosted by Bird M.

Fencing

Enclosure

Unfenced


Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleSometimes


Amenities

River, stream or creek

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog toys

Woods

Trash can


Pricing
$15 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

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Location

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Description

I own 11+ acres in West Chester (bordering Downingtown), although I’m currently offering access to the 4.5 acres that is not fully forested. The side of the property you’ll be enjoying has the mill which was built in the 1760s and converted into a home in the 1970s. This strip of land is bordered by a creek on the one side, and a millrace on the other. The millrace is where the water used to run when the mill was operating many moons ago. Both the creek and millrace have water, although the creek has proven to be much more alluring to visiting dogs. The deepest area in the creek is approximately 8ft. There is a bench there for you to sit and enjoy the view while your dog swims in the water. There is another, more private area, where your dog can get easy access to the creek water. I can provide you with a chair to enjoy this area, and will likely already have it there upon your arrival. There are steep embankments for both the creek and the millrace so it would be an effort for your dog to cross them to “escape.” At the end of my 4.5 acre property, the land comes to a peninsula where the millrace and creek meet to become one body of water. This peninsula serves as a natural barrier although my friend’s young German Shepherd did jump out into this water and after a deer on one frightful day. Fortunately, we got him home/back but I think it’s prudent for me to disclose this harrowing event for the safety of your fur baby. There is an outdoor stone patio where you and your pup(s) can relax in the shade. Here you’ll find a filled water dish for your pup(s) to enjoy and a trashcan for your dog waste. If past dog visitors are any indication of future visits, your pup(s) will likely be thirsty from all the exploring, good smells and open land to run and play. I have one of those tennis ball throwing devices that help you throw a ball super far that you’re welcome to use too. I ask that you don’t encourage your pup(s) to chase after the wildlife here, not just for their sake, but for the safety of your pup(s) too. I think the hawks might have put a dent in the small wildlife around here. You won’t see many small animals like squirrels or bunnies, although you are likely to see deer. If your dog is a young/strong “chaser” you might want to visit with a leash. You’ll also find less snuggly wildlife here like snakes and ticks. I ask that you use your best judgement in supervising your dog(s) and be sure to check them for ticks before leaving. Of course at your first visit, I’ll give you a tour of the layout with your dog leashed to ensure your comfortability with the space. I’d ask you to kindly replace the raft in the creek should your visit cause it to pop. For future consideration: I have about 7.5 more acres of land (on the other side of Harmony Hill Rd) that is forested, rather secluded, and also bordered by the creek. Here you’ll find the remnants of the dam that used to feed the mill, and some amazing water landscapes including large rocks and crystal clear water. I’m slowly trying to establish a walking trail in this area but it’s been hard keeping up with all the overgrowth. I’d be open to bartering where you would help cut back the trail overgrowth in exchange for your dog enjoying the forested area.

Cleanliness

100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Required advanced notice for visits
2 hours
Max dogs per booking
20

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(3) Reviews

  • Devon B., Apr 9, 2024

    Bird is the sweetest person, and her place is AMAZING. If you need a place to just let your dogs chill and lounge by the creek this is the place for you!! Bird provided us with toys, water for us and the dogs, and towels. She gave us a tour of her property and gave us the run down on the best spots to hangout. We’ll definitely be coming back again and again to let our boys have some much needed freedom and play time 🧡✨

    Host replied: It was a joy meeting Koda, Gabe and Arthur…. and you and Kristen were great too ;-) Thanks for sending me the videos of your babes playing in the creek. It’s truly a joy to see them happy :-) I bet we’ll all be tuckered out tonight

  • Amy L., Jul 4, 2021

    This property is GORGEOUS! Bird was an amazing host! One pup was in the stream non stop the other enjoying every smell possible. Bird provided fresh water, toys, even a hose to wash off, and a ton of patience for 3 adults and 2 rammy adolescent dogs! We will be back for sure!

  • Carie W., Jun 29, 2021

    This was our first Sniffspot experience and what an amazing visit!! If you have a dog that LOVES the water and to run you have to visit this beautiful property. If you have a dog that needs to be contained within a fence, I would use caution. There is a long stretch of yard (so awesome for running hard) that basically has a creek on each side so as long as they would listen when you call them, they would be fine. We brought water shoes and walked in the water with our dog and loved it so much. It was so hot and such a great, peaceful way to end the night after a stressful day at work. Bird (the owner) was so nice and hospitable...I honestly can’t recommend it enough. You won’t be disappointed!!

Meet your host

Bird M.

Joined in June 2021

My name is Bird and I’m a happy new(ish) home owner who loves all animals. I’m vegan and respect all life and I do my best to enhance the quality of life for the living creatures on my property. My hope and plan is to make my property an animal sanctuary of sorts in the future.


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