"I wanted to stay true to the architectural integrity of the building," she explained.
The dining room, two bedrooms and most of the cottage are decorated in Victorian style. All sorts of antique cooking paraphernalia line the walls in the dining room, and she painted the kitchen floor in a plaid pattern.
Wellman writes the monthly newsletter "The Campgrounder" from the second-floor sleeping porch that she turned into an office. She and other residents agree it's a special place.
"One thing living here did was make me realize how little I really need to be happy," said Doyle.
For more information on the Pittsburgh Tarentum Campmeeting Association, call Cyndi Nace at 412-849-8998 or go to the website, www.summercottagespa.org.
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