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Idyllic 400 Acre Estate on the Susquehanna River

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Michael’s Run Farm is a secluded and tranquil country estate on a mile wide stretch of the Susquehanna River. The farm is nestled amongst rolling hills of old growth forest, pastures and cornfields. We offer an ideal setting for family gatherings, reunions, events, or corporate retreats.

For those who wish to unwind the farm offers idyllic countryside. Sit on the porch enjoying panoramic views and listen to leaves rustling in the breeze.
By night hear the call of a distant coyote or lay on the lawn, gazing at an ink black sky peppered with stars.

For those who prefer activities the farm offers walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.

The explorers among you may visit a variety nearby attractions including day trips to Lancaster, York, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington DC.
Tour the Amish country, local farmer's markets, country fairs and craft shows. Visit historic Gettysburg or Annapolis. Go outlet shopping. Drive the scenic Brandywine River Valley. The Chesapeake Bay region offers quaint towns, restaurants and sailing.

Michael’s Run offers something for everyone.

Farm Description

The 7,500 square foot main farmhouse accommodates up to 16 people with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There are two living rooms, a games and TV area, dining room, gourmet kitchen, covered porch and in ground swimming pool. Every room looks out onto the farm with not a neighbor in sight.

For those interested in history; our family is the second owners since Lord Baltimore and William Penn. The Cooper Family owned the farm for hundreds of years where it served as a plantation. While hiking the premises you will find the family cemetery, a slave cemetery, former slave quarters, and several barns and outbuildings on the property some of which date back to the 1700s.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Main Floor Guest Wing with Jack & Jill Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    Lower Level with Full Bath ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Lower Level with Full Bath ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Main Floor Guest Wing with Jack & Jill Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Loft with Full Bath ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Suite with Whirlpool Bath, Shower, & Bidet...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1), Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    Master Bath with Double Sink, Whirlpool Bath, & Shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Bathrooms 2 & 3 share Jacuzzi Bath (Jack & Jill)...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Bathrooms 2 & 3 share Jacuzzi Bath (Jack & Jill)...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Lower Level ...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Loft...moreless

  • Bathroom 6

    Main Floor Powder Room...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Puzzles, Scrabble, Backgammon etc....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Premium surround sound system with speakers in living room, kitchen, & den. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Quiet rolling hills of crops and fenced horse pastures, miles of hiking trails, ideal for bird watching & observing nature. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Property has gorgeous views from house & cabin, including a patio at the highest point on the farm overlooking the Susquehanna River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    3/4 mile of river frontage on the Susquehanna River, boat launch, dock, kayaks on farm, campfire with picnic table & chairs at waterfront...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Breakfast room seats 8, Dining room 8-10 with table extended, porch table seats 8-10 with extended table top....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    1 set for each bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    With wood burning fireplace and dry bar. Premium surround sound stereo system. Wine refrigerator located in bar. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    One set for each person. We provide some pool towels but recommend you bring some....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Dish TV/Internet...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (3)Living room, Study and Lower Level Family Room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen is fully supplied....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    China setting for 12, non breakable setting for 12. Flatware for 12 or more....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full gourmet kitchen on main floor with double oven, Kitchenette located in lower level family room ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave in main kitchen as well as lower level kitchenette...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    2 trail bikes...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat launch on farm. Bring your boat or rentals nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large covered porch with dining table overlooking farm. Private balcony off master bedroom suite. The deck surrounding the pool has pool chaises, and a table for 6 with an umbrella. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    15 minutes from the farm. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks supplied. Starrk Moon Kayaks located in town if you wish to rent more. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully manicured gardens. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    5 minutes from the farm. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • Jetted Tub:

    In master bedroom suite & shared between guest room 2 & 3. ...moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter Off Season
Sep 12 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$1,250
$4,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rental is from Saturday to Saturday.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day we only rent by the week. Please contact us to discuss weekend rentals during the summer season, based on availability it may be considered.

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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Baltimore/Washington, Harrisburg, Philadelphia
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lodge - Hickory, MD
19 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Havre de Grace, MD
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Geneva Farm Golf Club
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Lancaster, PA or Perryville,Md
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Rt 1
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Amici's Italian Restaurant
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Roundtop

Car: Necessary

Enjoy day trips to Lancaster, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Annapolis or Washington DC.

Tour the Amish country, local farmer's markets, country fairs and craft shows. Our region is a treasure trove for those seeking anything from rare antiques to flea market finds and folk art.

Tanger Outlets and the Perryville Outlet Center provide easy access to brand name bargain shopping.

Longwood Gardens, founded by Pierre du Pont, consists of over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Longwood contains a restaurant, gift shop, and the Peirce-du Pont House. Check for seasonal activities.

Take a scenic drive through the Brandywine River Valley along Buck and Doe Run. Described by National Geographic magazine as a drive of a lifetime. Those who would like to get on this beautiful river can arrange a canoeing or tubing trip with Northbrook Canoe Company.

Havre de Grace, at mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay is a mere 19 miles away. Visit a lighthouse, enjoy numerous restaurants, or take a sunset cruise on a paddle steamer or a sailboat.

A comprehensive orientation book provided with suggestions for our favorite attractions and activities. Feel at home right away with in-depth local info.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: Michael's Run Farm has been our family home since 1990. We have loved our years at the farm enjoying horseback riding, hiking, and appreciating the outdoors. We are committed to ensuring that your stay at Michael's Run Farm is memorable. If you have any special requests, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.

Why Dutch Country:
As soon as you enter the gate at Michael’s Run Farm you will understand why this farm has meant so much to our family. The beautiful views, abundance of wildlife, the peacefulness and quiet, not to mention the starry skies; a visit to Michael’s Run will provide you with all the rest and rejuvenation you seek in a holiday.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Located within a day's drive of 75% of the US population, the farm is an ideal location for family gatherings, events, reunions, and corporate off sites. Situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River, among rolling, forested hills; the surroundings are beautiful. The farm offers privacy, quiet and tranquility for those who want to unwind. Yet, there are many activities to enjoy at the farm. The host of nearby attractions offer something for anyone who wants to explore the region.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Some Spanish

 

Photos

  • Michael's Run Farm House

    Michael's Run Farm House

  • Covered porch, with al fresco dining area and bbq.

    Covered porch, with al fresco dining area and bbq.

  • One of several fenced pastures.

    One of several fenced pastures.

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • En suite master bathroom.

    En suite master bathroom.

  • Guestroom II with king size bed.

    Guestroom II with king size bed.

  • Lower level family room with access to pool.

    Lower level family room with access to pool.

  • Barn and stables under a summer sky.

    Barn and stables under a summer sky.

  • Dock on Susquehanna River.

    Dock on Susquehanna River.

  • Front porch at the hunting cabin.

    Front porch at the hunting cabin.

  • Historic Cooper family cemetery.

    Historic Cooper family cemetery.

  • Beautifully maintained gardens.

    Beautifully maintained gardens.

  • Swimming pool at farm house.

    Swimming pool at farm house.

  • Floating dock on the Susquehanna River.

    Floating dock on the Susquehanna River.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Suite with view of Susquehanna River.

    Master Suite with view of Susquehanna River.

  • Guestroom I with queen size bed.

    Guestroom I with queen size bed.

  • Loft bedroom.

    Loft bedroom.

  • Fireplace in lower level family room.

    Fireplace in lower level family room.

  • Aerial view of Michael's Run Farm.

    Aerial view of Michael's Run Farm.

  • A summer's day on the Susquehanna River.

    A summer's day on the Susquehanna River.

  • Hunting cabin interior.

    Hunting cabin interior.

  • View of the Main House from the Driveway

    View of the Main House from the Driveway

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    16
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
    Estate
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Some Spanish
  • Response time Within 2 days
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  • Calendar last updated 07/13/2015
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