On February 14, 1975, a tragic fire destroyed charming Elizabeth Cottage and most of its beautiful furnishings. In November 1976, a new guest cottage was completed, evidence that the "spirit of Berry" is still at work.
The new guest cottage is the result of many generous gifts. One of the most generous gifts was from Jewel Brooks Milner, of Texas, who supplied most of the furnishings and saw that each need, small or large, was filled.
There are eight guest rooms, a reception area, and a completely equipped, modern kitchen. Individual rooms in the cottage are named for benefactors. The dining room is named in honor of Mary Alice Barnes, long-time supervisor of the guest cottages; and the living room is named for Elizabeth Brewster, first teacher employed by Miss Berry.