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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ Nyc-1 Hr /Phill

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After a snowfall. Perfect for skiing nearby and warm and cozy in the farmhouse.

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Allentown farmhouse description

Plan ahead now for your winter, spring, summer, autumn getaway and come stay at Hemphill Farm. Recreation is abundant whether is it skiing, hiking, mountain biking,cycling, tennis or at the amusement and wild water park. Complimentary seasoned firewood provided for the wood stove and fire-pit. The farmhouse is a perfect base for family and friends going to the next door ski mountain Bear Creek. 1.6 miles away. The mountain has an excellent ski school for all levels and top notch snow making throughout the winter. If you need to be shuttled to the mountain, let us know when you make your reservation. The farmhouse is a perfect autumn, winter, spring, summer getaway. Escape to visit the local wineries which are abundant in the area. The farmhouse offers nearby activites throughout the year with something for everyone. Enjoy the quiet of this private home that is just a stone's throw from Bear Creek and it is a quick weekend getaway to the country. Spend time together with your family and friends at a farmhouse surrounded by pastures of sheep. Located just down the road from Bear Creek Mountain Resort, this c. 1870 farmhouse is an ideal home base for getaways. Intimate and cozy, the farmhouse is set back on 9+ picturesque acres and is close to all sorts of sightseeing in the Lehigh Valley and the rural scenic farmland and hills of Berks County. After a full day of sightseeing, come back to the cozy farm nestled in the hills where you can enjoy the use of a full kitchen for those who love to cook and entertain with friends and family. The front porch is set up with comfortable seating and a picnic table just a few feet away for 'al fresco' dining per season. The farmhouse sleeps up to six people. The bedrooms have quality beds and white linens for a perfect restful vacation. From the all the windows are views upon views. The farmhouse is easy to get to from points east in New York and New Jersey via I-78; it is only 1.5 hours from New York City and one hour from Philadelphia. Lehigh Valley International Airport is 20 minutes away.

The farmhouse is an ideal location to stay when visiting the kids at university and college. Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Kutztown University, Desales University, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College are all within a 30 minute drive from the farm.

The farmhouse is a meeting of; old and new, country and city, people and farm animals. The farm is a romantic getaway, friends getting together away from the city, and family reuniting. Enjoy being on a farm with the amenities of quality bedding in three bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, dining room for six and sofa seating for six. The front porch almost always has a breeze and seems to be one of the popular common meeting places while staying at the farmhouse. Whether reading the morning newspaper with coffee or watching the sunset over a glass of wine the views upon views are never ending and soul soothing.

A wood stove in the livingroom adds to the warmth and charm of the farmhouse. In front of the farmhouse is a large firepit perfect even on a winter evening. Please ask for wood supply during your stay.

Arrive at the farmhouse and park in front of the picket fence on the circular driveway and enter the farmhouse through the mudroom where ski gear can be stored. If your stay happens while a snow fall happens, the driveway and walkways will be cleared immediately. The I-78 and other roads leading to the farm happen to be the first roads to be cleared after and during snow falls.

Can't wait to hit the slopes? The ski resort is only five minutes by car from the farm. The mountain has 17 slopes services by six lifts and tows, a half pipe, snow tubing and terrain park. The mountain offers something for every level of skier or rider, from the beginner area serviced by a carpet lift and triple chair, to three progressive terrain parks with a wide variety of freestyle features, to the 50%slope of sasquatch, the most challenging black diamond trail. There is 100% snow making capabilities and lighted trails- don't you love the opportunity to extend your time on the slopes with some night runs?

Ski/ snow board lessons are available. Seniors 70 & over and children 5 & under ski for FREE! Four hour Adult lift tickets weekdays are $41 and weekends $50. Rental equipment - skis/boots/poles $35- snowboards/boots/poles $35 - helmut $11

Snowsports School- Discovery Program weekdays $45- weekends $81- Discovery Plus weekdays $77- weekends $95- Snowtubing weekdays $15- weekends $29.

The area now know as Bear Creek was home to the Rittenhouse Gap mines, a part of the Mid Atlantic Iron Belt The mines date back to the 1800's and the time of Thomas Edison, who was drawn to the mines to develop a cost effective means of extracting iron ore from crushed rock. The raiload servicing the mines was known as the Catasaqua-Fogelsville Railroad. It was built in the 1850's as a way to transport iron ore to furnaces along the Lehigh River, including Lock Ridge Furnace in Alburtis, where the ore was used to make cannon and machinery. The Rittenhouse Gap mines were abandoned after World War I when the iron industry was drawn to the upper Midwest.

One the the favorite locals weekends of the year is the Macungie car show. One of the country's largest antique and classic cars shows. August 3,4,5-2014. For 50 years, Das Awkscht Fescht has been a summer tradition for all ages. Offering three fun-packed days in the great outdoors, it's a perfect way for families to celebrate summer. This year, come cruisin' through 42 acres of fun at the Fescht - and enjoy the great things classic summers are made of. Admission Includes all events, shows, and entertainment. Everywhere you look are antique and classic cars coming and going along local roads, a sight to see.

The farmhouse is also a great location for those visiting family members in the Topton Home located only minutes away. Also Cedar Crest Hospital is only 15 minutes away.

St. Lukes and other hospitals throughout the Lehigh Valley are a 30 minute drive to the farm. Longer term rentals considered, please inquire.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                smoking allowed outside....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                minutes away from the farm is 'Cold nose lodge' -Dogs will stay in luxury boarding suites with toddler beds and cozy bedding. ph: 610-965-DOGS (3647)....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                california king...moreless

              • Three private bedrooms accomodate 6 for sleeping. All three bedrooms are on the second floor . Unlike many farmhouses there is a easy inclined staircase with solid railing. Linens/bath towels are all white....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Half 1: toilet

                sink...moreless

              • A simple and clean full bathroom is located on the second floor and a half bath is on the first floor conveniently located between the dining, kitchen and living room areas. Crisp white towels are supplied....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The farmhouse is a perfect get away for friends and family to be able to prepare meals together. Grocery shopping is about 10 minutes away. The kitchen has been freshly painted and a passthrough/opening has been recently made between the livingroom and kitchen to allow for entertaining while preparing meals. There are views from the old farm windows over the pastures of the sheep roaming around. If there are other needs, please do not hesitate to ask....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View:

                    The farmhouse on a hill with views from all the windows of the pastures. The front porch faces south and has 180 degree views. The house is situtated on over 9 acres which gives the impression of stay...moreless

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Racquetball
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    gather with family and friends in the dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner or during the warm months, dine al fresco at the picnic table...moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    window units in each of the three bedrooms as well as a large stand up window unit on the first floor. With the farmhouse situated on top of a hill, most summer days the screen allow a nice breeze to flow through the house. There is a door to close the second floor to allow for cooling just the bedrooms on those hot summer evenings....moreless

                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    radiators - ...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    crisp white linens and towels...moreless

                  • Living Area
                  • Living Room:

                    the livingroom has comfortable sofas with a TV/DVD player. The kitchen has a pass through so conversation while making home cooked meals can be enjoyed....moreless

                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking:

                    arrive in a circular paved driveway - ample parking...moreless

                  • Secure Parking
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove:

                    please ask about wood and useage of the woodstove depending on the season....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    fully stocked kitchen with a new refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker. freshly painted with a pass through for conversations and ultimately the views almost 360 degrees...moreless

                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    covered front porch with comfortable furniture...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    there is an expansive front lawn around the farmhouse with views of the pastures. A walking trail goes around the farm. A large firepit is in front of the farmhouse with wood supply available...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    a charcoal grill is provided...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    next to the farm is a ski resort which has hiking trails for the warmer seasons...moreless

                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $200 $250
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,400
                          Autumn season 2013
                          Sep 21 - Dec 20
                          2 night min stay
                          $200 $250
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,550
                          winter ski season 2013
                          Jan 7 - Mar 14
                          1 night min stay
                          $150 $250
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          spring season 2013
                          Mar 15 - Jun 20
                          2 night min stay
                          $200 $250
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,550
                          summer season 2013
                          Jun 21 - Sep 20
                          2 night min stay
                          $200 $250
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,550

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                          • Taxes Not included

                          Cancellation policy:

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                          Last updated: 10/30/2014
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                          Location

                          Car: Recommended

                          Enjoy watching the sheep meander through the farm's pastures while sitting on the front porch or dining al fresco at the picnic table.

                          Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is an amusement and water park located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The park features eight roller coasters, other adult and children's rides, and a waterpark, Wildwater Kingdom.

                          Bear Creek has 17 slopes serviced by six lifts and tows, a half pipe, snow tubing and a terrain park. The mountain offers something for every level of skier or rider, from the beginner area served by a carpet lift and triple chair, to three progressive terrain parks with a wide variety of freestyle features, to the 50% slope of Sasquatch, the most challenging black diamond trail. There is 100% snowmaking capabilities and lighted trails - don't you love the opportunity to extend your time on the slopes with some night runs? Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center and the farmhouse are convenient to an array of amenities. Fine dining is very nearby. Visit 'Hemphill Farm' on facebook to see all the liked restaurants and activities in the area. Put your bicycles on your car and visit the area's picturesque small towns, stopping to tour around and relaxing at lunch or pack a lunch and enjoy the many parks. There are many wineries in the area to visit as well are farm stands.

                          Snowsports School:

                          Expect the unexpected with the Discovery and Discovery Plus programs for beginners and beyond. These ski and snowboard packages include equipment, extended day lift ticket, and progressive instruction combined with flexible start times. Sessions are held daily from 9:30AM- noon, 1-1:30pm, and 6-8:30PM. No reservations necessary. Youth Discovery: Packages for first-time skiers and riders ages 8-12/ 2 hour lession with flexible start times/ lift ticket limited to D and E lifts. Discovery: Packages for first time skiers/riders age 13 and up/ Progressive ongoing instruction, come and go as you please/Lift ticket limited to D and E lifts (Discovery and Youth Discovery packages are $77 on weekdays and $90 on weekends and holidays). Youth Discovery Plus: Packages for improving novice (green-circle slopes) skiers and riders ages 8-12/ 2-hour lesson with flexible start times/ All mountain lift included. Discovery Plus: Packages for improving novice (green-circle slopes) skiers and riders age 13 amd up/ Progressive ongoing instruction, come and go as you please All-mountain lift ticket included.

                          Discovery Plus and Youth Discovery Plus packages are are $90 weekdays/$105 weekends and holidays.

                          Private Lessons: Enjoy personal instruction, or share a lesson with family or friends. Reservations are recommended. Children under 6 must have a one-on-one lesson. Not recommended for children under 4. For reservations call 610.641.1319.

                          Private lessons: 1 1/4 hour lesson available at 9:30am,11am, 1pm, 2:30pm, and 6pm daily. $99 for one person, $60 for each additional person.

                          Half-day private lesson: 2 1/2 hour lessons available at 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, and 6pm daily. $175 for one person, $108 for each additional person.

                          Kodiak Kids Programs:

                          Kodiak kids programs are lift, lesson, and rental packages that include half-day small-group instruction and indoor/outdoor supervision.

                          Sessions are held daily from 9:30am-noon and 1-3:30pm. Reservations are recommended, and registration begins 1 hours prior to the desired session.

                          Kodiak Rovers: Packages for first time skiers ages 6 and 7/limited to one session per child per day.

                          Kodiak Rangers: Packagesfor novice (green- circle slopes) or better skiers ages 6-12/Participants must be able to ride lifts and turn/stop on at least green-circle slopes. Kodiak Kids packages are $90 on weekdays and $105 on weekends and holidays.

                          Rates 2012/2013:

                          Snowtubing: weekday (per session) $24

                          Weekend/Holiday (per session) $29

                          Weekday Sessions:

                          Mon-Thurs. 5:30-10pm: Fri 3:30-6:30pm & 7-10PM

                          Weekend/Holiday Sessions:

                          8:30-11am, noon-3pm, 3:30-6:30pm and 7-10pm

                          Lift Tickets: Seniors 70 & over and children 5 & under ski for FREE!

                          ADULT:

                          4 hours- weekday $41/weekend$50

                          Extended day (open to close)- weekday $47/ weekend $62

                          Evening (4-10pm) weekday & weekend $34

                          YOUTH (6-21) and SENIOR (62-69)

                          4 hour weekday $40/ weekend $49

                          Extended Day (open to close) weekday $40/weekend $53

                          Evening (4-10pm) weekday/ weekend $34

                           

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                          • After a snowfall. Perfect for skiing nearby and warm and cozy in the farmhouse.

                            After a snowfall. Perfect for skiing nearby and warm and cozy in the farmhouse.

                          • The top of Sasquatch at the nearby ski mountain. Only 1.6    miles from the farm

                            The top of Sasquatch at the nearby ski mountain. Only 1.6 miles from the farm

                          • Night skiing at the neighboring ski mountain. Day and evening lessons available.

                            Night skiing at the neighboring ski mountain. Day and evening lessons available.

                          • new appliances, a pass through and fully stocked kitchen with views

                            new appliances, a pass through and fully stocked kitchen with views

                          • plenty of comfortable seating in the living room with wood stove.

                            plenty of comfortable seating in the living room with wood stove.

                          • living room with TV/DVD, front door to porch and stairs to bedrooms.

                            living room with TV/DVD, front door to porch and stairs to bedrooms.

                          • Bedroom with a king size bed. A restful sleep awaits.

                            Bedroom with a king size bed. A restful sleep awaits.

                          • Full bathroom on the second floor. White towels provided.

                            Full bathroom on the second floor. White towels provided.

                          • Call ducks - new residents at the farm

                            Call ducks - new residents at the farm

                          • the front lawn with picnic table ready for BBQ's

                            the front lawn with picnic table ready for BBQ's

                          • Fall foliage at dusk. We start to bring out sweaters, evenings by the fire-pit.

                            Fall foliage at dusk. We start to bring out sweaters, evenings by the fire-pit.

                          • Dusk at the farmhouse in the summer. Enjoy summer evenings around the fire-pit

                            Dusk at the farmhouse in the summer. Enjoy summer evenings around the fire-pit

                          • warm and cozy by the wood stove in spring, autumn and winter.

                            warm and cozy by the wood stove in spring, autumn and winter.

                          • Fresh snow on a winter day, warm and cozy in the farmhouse by the wood stove.

                            Fresh snow on a winter day, warm and cozy in the farmhouse by the wood stove.

                          • The farmhouse kitchen-prepare your own meals in a fully stocked kitchen while entertaining year round .An opening to the livingroom allows for cooking together and conversations. The wood stove adds ambiance.

                            The farmhouse kitchen-prepare your own meals in a fully stocked kitchen while entertaining year round .An opening to the livingroom allows for cooking together and conversations. The wood stove adds ambiance.

                          • evenings together with the wood stove or outside at the firepit.

                            evenings together with the wood stove or outside at the firepit.

                          • bedroom with either twin beds or a king bed. Linens provided.

                            bedroom with either twin beds or a king bed. Linens provided.

                          • Second floor bedroom with queen size bed.

                            Second floor bedroom with queen size bed.

                          • Watch the baby lambs in the pastures in the spring. Feed the sheep.

                            Watch the baby lambs in the pastures in the spring. Feed the sheep.

                          • view of the upper pasture with the sheep meandering in front of the farmhouse.

                            view of the upper pasture with the sheep meandering in front of the farmhouse.

                          • gather around the fire-pit in the evenings.

                            gather around the fire-pit in the evenings.

                          • The farmhouse's front porch overlooks lawns. Fenced in and safe for the kids.

                            The farmhouse's front porch overlooks lawns. Fenced in and safe for the kids.

                          • views ... covered front porch, enjoy reading or working from home with WI-FI

                            views ... covered front porch, enjoy reading or working from home with WI-FI

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