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A Fully Furnished Guest House....You Provide the Memories!

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Guest House with covered porch and swing


Last updated: 10/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This guest house is a charming 2 story stone house built in the 1950's circa adjacent to the historic Midway one room schoolhouse located on the property. It features 5 bedrooms. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with king sized beds; one of which features an attached adorable child-sized bedroom with a twin bed. There is also a bedroom with two double beds and a bedroom with one queen bed located on the first floor. There are 1 1/2 bathrooms. The bathroom with a tub/shower is located on the second floor. A newly remodeled, fully furnished eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher. The house also features a spacious dining room that seats 11. Relax in a comfortable living room with scenic views of the countryside. Swing on the covered porch or enjoy your coffee while relaxing in a rocking chair on the covered patio. After a day of sightseeing, make memories around the warm glow of a campfire while roasting marshmallows and listening to the crickets chirp. This beautiful property also features a large yard for children to play in.


Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years or older ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of room to run and play...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs on second floor...moreless

  • Powder room: toilet

    first floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We are located approximately 5 1/2 miles away from the new Spooky Nook Sports Complex....moreless


  • Games:

    board games and playing cards provided...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • 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
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Located on a 3 acre country setting, complete with the historic Midway one room school house on the property. There is a playhouse/sandbox for the children in the back yard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seats 12. Additional seating for 6 in kitchen. A Highchair and 2 booster seats also available....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linens provided for all beds, including pack and play....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 12...moreless

  • Parking:

    RV/boat parking available...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels/washcloths and kitchen towels provided...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in kitchen, seats 6...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Guests provide their own food. A grocery store is 5 minutes away from the guest house and is open 24*/day....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered porch/patio...moreless

  • Golf:

    18 hole public golf courses located within minutes of property....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fireplace ring for campfires with hot dog forks, firewood and chairs provided. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas grill provided...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts located in town near the park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Manheim Community Pool is 5 minutes away...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Spring /Summer
Apr 1 - Sep 29, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%


A 2 night weekday/weekend minimum is required for all reservations.

Cash, Traveler's, or Personal checks are accepted. We are not set up to take credit cards. The house is reserved with the FULL amount in US funds at time of confirmed reservation. ** Please write a separate check for the $250 damage deposit: This will be returned to you within a week of your departure** The property is available year-round and we hope to accommodate you.

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Last updated: 10/08/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Cat's Meow Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bent Creek
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Lancaster County Train Station
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 283
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Cat's Meow Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Roundtop

Car: Necessary

This charming guest house is nestled in the country outside the small town of Manheim. It features comfort, charm, rest and relaxation. Experience Waltz Vineyards located right down the road from the guest house. There is also the Mount Hope Winery, or the Renaissance Fair located nearby. People of all ages enjoy visiting Hershey Park or Dutch Wonderland theme parks. Many folks enjoy shopping at the Hershey Outlets, Tanger Outlets or Park City shopping center which are all less than 25 minutes away. Visit Roots, the local farmer's market on Tuesdays for fresh produce and baked goods or travel in to Lancaster City's Central Market open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Watch live performances at Sight and Sound or Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Listen to your favorite artist perform at the American Music Theater along Route 30. Indulge yourself by eating at Shady Maple Smorgasbord or any of the other delicious local restaurants. Enjoy hiking and seeing wildlife in the woodland hills of nearby Mount Gretna or relax on the beach by the lake. Be sure to treat yourself to a delicious ice cream sundae or root beer float at the Jigger Shop Ice Cream Parlor open during the summer months. So whether you enjoy sitting on the porch with a good book and watching the Amish buggies roll by or taking in the scenic sights of Lancaster County, the Red Swing Guest House is the perfect place to stay on your next vacation.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are Rick and Kathy Noll. We have resided in this area our whole lives and have always loved the beauty and charm that Lancaster county has to offer. Lancaster has been known to be nicknamed the Garden Spot of America or Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Many people visit PA Dutch Country to experience the Pennsylvania Amish firsthand, but soon discover lots of other exciting things to see and do. Whether you're visiting festivals, fairs, attractions or wineries, or maybe just taking some time to relax and get away, we hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Why the Owner Chose Lancaster:
It has always been a dream of ours to own a guest house. We were blessed to have the opportunity to buy this home last year in 2012. We want to provide a place for others to enjoy a time of rest and relaxation while they visit our area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is named after an antique red porch swing that sits on the side porch. Sit back, relax, and swing a little.....enjoy the peaceful Lancaster county scenery that surrounds you

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Guest House with covered porch and swing

    Guest House with covered porch and swing

  • lots of room to run and play

    lots of room to run and play

  • living room

    living room

  • single bed/child's room

    single bed/child's room

  • king bedroom/upstairs

    king bedroom/upstairs

  • play set with sandbox and picnic table

    play set with sandbox and picnic table

  • The outhouse behind the school house

    The outhouse behind the school house

  • cozy kitchen

    cozy kitchen

  • comfortable living room with cable TV and Wi Fi

    comfortable living room with cable TV and Wi Fi

  • Fully furnished kitchen, with dishwasher

    Fully furnished kitchen, with dishwasher

  • dining room seats 10

    dining room seats 10

  • 2 double beds upstairs

    2 double beds upstairs

  • queen bedroom/downstairs

    queen bedroom/downstairs

  • king bedroom/upstairs

    king bedroom/upstairs

  • The historic Midway one room school house

    The historic Midway one room school house

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