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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"My family of 6 and I had a great time at this property. It was conveniently located (we were there for a Dickinson graduation) and Mike, the owner, was so accommodating and welcoming, setting up the pool for us a week early and allowing us to stay late when the graduation was going over. Would definitely go again."
Guest: Jennifer A.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
"We spent a weekend in Lancaster for a family wedding, & this house was perfect! We had 10 adults & 2 children & there was plenty of room for everyone. Everything was so clean & comfortable, & we really enjoyed the large kitchen for everyone to gather. All of the cows was an extra bonus, especially for the kids. Thank you Sue for making the checkin & checkout so easy. We would definately love to stay here again, & will be sure to recommend The Landyshade Farmhouse to our friends!"
Guest: Lauren S.Date of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
"My husband and I and our three children (ages 14, 12, and 10) thoroughly enjoyed staying in Dan and Lena's guest house for our trip to Pennsylvania. We've been to Pennsylvania three times before, and we've always stayed in a local inn, but we were looking for a better price this time. The price was better, and the accommodations far exceeded a hotel stay. The home was spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, and our children enjoyed the swings, sandbox, the view of the cows and farm, and the yard. I enjoyed looking at Lena's garden and flowers and talking to Lena and Dan. It was so peaceful to sit in the gazebo in the mornings and watch the sun set in the evenings and listen to the horses and buggies go up and down the road. The little kitchen area was helpful as I took cereal and oatmeal as well as some food that I cooked and froze beforehand that we were able to heat in the microwave. Lena had a gallon of milk and water in the refrigerator for us when we arrived which was very helpful the next morning for our breakfast. The home is not very far away from a number of shops, stores, restaurants, and Sight and Sound. If we are ever in the area again, we would definitely want to stay here, and I would not hesitate to recommend this place to others."
Guest: Karen E.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015
Gorgeous house, but NO CELL SERVICE available at this location
"This house and property--is gorgeous! The biggest problem we had here--this house has NO CELL SERVICE! It must be too far back in the woods. It ended up being a very important glitch in our visit, as two families had emergency family issues come up and communication was a BIG problem. Some of us were able to send iMessages on our iPhones, but those people who had Android phones were even out of luck on being able to send text messages. The wifi/internet service in the house is very slow and the modem is outdated, which is what I believe caused the problem with the texting (there wasn't even enough bandwidth to FaceTime). The slow wifi also caused issues with our tablets and laptops working slowly. There was only ONE landline phone in the kitchen (for this huge house). Even though we were able to make and receive long distance calls on that landline, it was very inconvenient. While I realize a lot of people go on vacation to get away from it all and relax, in this day and age, we still depend on our cell phones and need communication and working, modern wifi.
Pros: lovely house set back in the woods; plenty of seating for meal time and pots, pans, and dinnerware; huge master bath with a beautiful huge tub; wrap around porch; all kinds of wildlife; fire pit and BBQ grill; most of the beds were comfortable and had nice linens; towels were thick and soft. Lots of comfy chairs, games and DVDs around.
Cons: upkeep on this property is lacking. The shower curtain in the master bath had mildew all over it (as did the one downstairs) and it was dirty in other spots in the bathroom (the maid service is not doing a good job of cleaning) and light bulbs were out in lamps. We didn't have enough towels to go around. There were only 2 TVs, and their satellite TV had minimal channels on it (again, if it's raining outside--you need to do something). There were minimal nightstands and bedroom furniture to store our clothes. Some of the chairs on the porch were broken in spots. The sprayer attachment on the kitchen sink didn't work, & we didn't have a clean dish rag or sponge to wash dishes with (only a very dirty sponge which we refused to use).
This is a nice play to stay--but the owners really need to do some upkeep. The lack of cell service was a dealbreaker for us; and, by the way, this place is a good 20 minutes outside of Gettysburg, not the 8 minutes we were told. Even though it was lovely, it was quite a drive out there. I'd stay somewhere else next time."
Guest: Blueeyez 5.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 24, 2015