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1840 PA Farmhouse/Cottage on 83 Acres w/ Inground Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Farmhouse and Cottage - 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed - 2.5 Baths - Sleeps 10-14

We invite you to stay in our comfortably and tastefully decorated 1840 four-bedroom farmhouse and cozy country cottage nestled in the middle of 83 acres of rolling Pennsylvania countryside. The Pennsylvania farmhouse is a simple log frame structure with white German siding with two front doors, typical architecture for the mid-1800's. The cottage has a large central stone fireplace (currently not functional) and was used as a smokehouse and summer kitchen in the late 19th & early 20th centuries.

Situated in beautiful Adams County, we are located approximately two miles from the historic colonial town of East Berlin, PA (population: 1,400), founded by Pennsylvania Germans in 1764 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Property Description and Location: The property has a beautiful in-ground pool, Pennsylvania bank barn, 3-car garage, lovely views, and privacy and is an excellent base for relaxation and exploration of nearby Gettysburg, Lancaster's PA Dutch Country, Hershey, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. World-wide travelers will find many French and European touches. We also have lots of original art and handmade pottery in both the farmhouse and cottage.

Historical: Our farmhouse has two plaques indicating registration as a Civil War building (having been built prior to the Civil War of 1863) and has received recognition from Historic Gettysburg-Adams County, Inc. as a home restored to its original 1840's era.

Sleeping Accomodations: The rental of this property includes both the Farmhouse and the Cottage:

Farmhouse (sleeps up to 8): There are four bedrooms on the second floor of the farmhouse: three with a double bed and one with two single beds. All are furnished with antique dressers, desks, and lovely bed linens.

Cottage (sleeps 2-4): There is one loft-style bedroom with double bed on the second floor and a comfortable pull-out double sofa bed in the living room.

In addition, we also have a Writer's Studio with two single beds, which can be used, if needed, at a cost of $80/night. There is no bathroom in the Writer's Studio, but it is just steps away from the farmhouse.

We charge a one-time cleaning fee of $175.00.

We will consider pets with prior authorization and charge a one-time pet fee of $75/pet.

Free WiFi.

We have had several weddings at our farm which have been beautiful! We allow small weddings of about 100 guests or less. Please ask about our rates. We will be glad to give you recommendations for tent rental, caterers, photographers, etc.

More Details

Barbara Eisenhart
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


East Berlin Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The farmhouse has a full bath with tub and shower on the second floor and a powder room on the first floor. The cottage has a full bath on the first floor with shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • In the farmhouse there are 4 bedrooms (3 bedrooms, each with a double bed and 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds). In the cottage, there is 1 double bed in the upstairs loft and 1 pull-out sofa bed on the first floor (very comfortable). All of our bedrooms are furnished with lovely bed linens, desks, dressers, chairs, etc. Also, there is a Writer's Studio with 2 twin beds available for $75/night if you would like more room or would just like to spread out a bit more.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 5 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Families love our property. This was our summer home for over 15 years and we invite you to stay here with your family and friends and create wonderful memories together just as we did with our children ( who are now ages 31-37!) Also, please note that we have free WiFi in the farmhouse! :) We allow pets with prior written authorization and charge a one-time pet fee of $75/pet.


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1840 PA Farmhouse/Cottage on 83 Acres w/ Inground Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Akron, OH

The property is wonderful! You will love the charming farmhouse, cottage and groungs. Very authentic

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to eastern PA unexpectedly over Thanksgiving for a family funeral. The host was very gracious to make sure the house was clean and equipped for our large group on short notice. Having raised our kids on a farm, it was like going home - very comforting!

The house has comfortable and adequate seating for many guests, interesting antiques, French provincial touches and beautiful art on all the walls. The beds were super comfortable - so important, but often not the case in a rental. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a full Thanksgiving meal and the dining room was very enchanting.

With beautiful weather, we enjoyed walking the grounds and imagined swimming in the large pool. Overall, we felt like we received a bit of magic in a trying time!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most beautiful setting for my daughter's wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home was the most perfect setting for my daughter's wedding weekend. We felt right at home from day one. It reminded us of my in-laws stone farmhouse property. The entire farm was so tastefully decorated and peaceful. We were able to concentrate on the wedding preparations in a home setting. Our beloved dogs were able to be with us which is a must! There was plenty of room for the family to spread out and relax as well as room for the girls getting ready for the wedding on the big day! I can't say enough kind words for Barbara Eisenhart and her family for sharing their home with us. It is a treasure and we are so grateful we could be there. The weekend went by so quickly that we were sad to leave. We may have to come back next year just so we can enjoy more time at the property. Even the weather cooperated. It was a beautiful backdrop for photos. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pam, for the great review! We are so glad you liked everything! 😊
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Perfect Summer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay as we celebrated our son's wedding!! The farm had everything you could need to have a comfortable, fun stay! The pool and grounds were beautifully landscaped! The farm house and buildings were charming. Barbara was helpful and flexible with our schedule. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Barabara is very professional and a great communicator. My family and I had a great time at the farm. The pool was the highlight for me and my kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, historic, homey serenity

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here so much! The pictures really don't do it justice! We all have a love of wonderful old homes. You will find very little here that you would need to bring. We spent every meal at the farmhouse table, sat on all the porches, walked the grounds, picked a few blackberries, watched the wildlife (rabbits, chipmunks, groundhogs and even eagles!) marvled at the old barn and of course swam in the beautifully landscaped pool! We came for Gettysburg, but found we really didn't want to leave. Barbara and Forry (I feel like I know them well) were so accommodating, even running out to pick up a pack and play when we were in a pinch. I don't know if we will be able to return to Pennsylvania in the future, but if we do we would love a repeat stay. We would love to know the history of the place!! 💜💜

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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BEST Place ever to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

As one reviewer stated, home away from home. The house and cottage are cozy and we enjoy the cozy, family atmosphere of the house. Love to be able to cook and everyone is able to enjoy dinner with out going out. Sitting in the family room with our entire group and just hang out suits us perfectly. It is also kid friendly the rooms are charming and welcoming. The homeowners are a joy to work with. If we could give 10 stars we would.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We provide 5 bicycles for your enjoyment to explore country roads in the area. Also, we have croquet, volleyball, and lots of yard games for families. For the pool, we supply pool toys and 'noodles' as well as beach towels for everyone. Also, please note that we have free WiFi in the farmhouse! :)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates (in US Dollars ): Personal Currency Assistant™
Cleaning Fee - $150
$250 Refundable Security Deposit.
50% Deposit Required with Reservation.
Balance Due 30 Days Prior to Arrival.
6% PA Sales Tax, 5% Adams County Tax will be added.
Personal Check, Cashier's Check, or Money Order.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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