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Peaceful Country Guest House with Hot Tub, 10 min from Spooky Nook Sports!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Enjoy a relaxing get away in this peaceful, clean & accommodating guest house, named the Oasis. It is located in Mount Joy, Lancaster County's farm country, and is ideal for a quick & restful get away from the busyness of life! Hershey, Harrisburg and Lancaster are all within a convenient 30 minute drive. Enjoy shows at Sight & Sound Theater or at The American Music Theater. Visit Hershey Park or take advantage of shopping in Lancaster's many outlets. We are 10 min from the new Spooky Nook Sports Complex!

The Oasis is is a completely private, detached house that is located beside our personal home... the guest house is surrounded by farmland, goats & chickens and is ideal for rest & relaxation! Although there is much to explore close by, if local attractions/activities are desired.

While renovated to look like the original 4-bay barn that it was in the early 1900's, in keeping with surrounding historic farms, the Oasis offers many modern conveniences. The space has been decorated with a contemporary, country feel and is very warm & welcoming with a full kitchen, large great room with vaulted ceiling, tranquil bedrooms, jetted tub and outdoor private hot tub. It is about 1,000 square feet and all on one level for easy access.

A detached game/rec room is available upon request- see pictures below. The space offers comfy seating, flat screen tv, x box, foosball, games, etc., and is geared for older children/youth. If you wish to use it during your stay, simply let us know!

The Oasis is an ideal retreat accommodating individuals seeking peace & rest, couples desiring a private get away and welcomes families with a swingset & sandbox for children to enjoy. Come to read, unwind, pet the goats or explore Lancaster Co. We look forward to hosting you according to your individual needs!

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Jeff & Kristy Yoder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Jeff & Kristy Yoder

Welcome to Mount Joy, PA! We have been married 20 years, and we've always dreamed of owning a B&B. While our guest house is not a B&B, we do love having the opportunity to host people from all over the country- in the privacy of their own personal space! We are a little Mom & Pop shop, personally ensuring the Oasis is CLEAN & ready for your stay! We own a construction business; Jeff is a general contractor which was a great asset as we personally built the guest house on our property. Kristy enjoys managing the guest house and overseeing the many details of home. Joshua & Caleb are eager, as well, to help welcome you, by introducing you to the animals and sharing the property with other children!

Jeff & Kristy Yoder purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jeff & Kristy Yoder chose Dutch Country

The Oasis was a project that evolved over the course of 2 years and grew into much more than we imagined...

We believe God has entrusted this business of hospitality to us... it is our desire to manage it well and to honor Him in the process. We seek to operate a business of integrity and quality, sowing seeds we want to reap. By doing so, we trust our guests will experience that integrity first hand and enjoy their stay at the Oasis Guest House more than they imagined!

What makes this cottage unique

We repeatedly hear that our goats, chickens & cats are a delight by the guests, as they enjoy coffee on the deck. Also, the sand box, swingset and treehouse will be enjoyed by the children! Mount Joy is a quiet town with an excellent location, nestled between Lancaster, Hershey and Harrisburg, close to all of the tourist attractions and yet, nicely located in the country.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have met God on the mountain- been blessed in so many ways, inspired, refreshed, restored. "Thank you" does not adequately express our gratitude.
Aug 2008
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Mount Joy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Country Guest House with Hot Tub, 10 min from Spooky Nook Sports!
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 73 reviews

Beautiful Country Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Oasis. A beautiful, country home with modern conveniences made our stay perfect. Our kids enjoyed the animals and even collected fresh eggs for breakfast. The hot tub was welcome and relaxing after a long, fun day at Hershey Park. This place was everything we had hoped and more!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Rustic Escape

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent four days at the Oasis House, two without children and two with our three young daughters. Bottom line: we LOVED it and you will too.

Here are some of the things we LOVED:

- The kind hospitality Kristy showed us (fresh lemon cake on the counter, kind conversation, and thoughtful recommendations)

- The outdoor hot tub was a hit with our girls

- The indoor soaker tub was amazing, fun for the girls and relaxing for us

- The farm-fresh eggs we gathered each day (girls loved it!)

- The cute goats, including a precious baby goat born in early may 2017

- The decor in the house was perfect, fitting to the area

- The playground and rope swing in the yard were fun for the girls

- We enjoyed using the gas grill for burgers one evening

- Kristy was very responsive and helpful when I texted her a few questions

Truthfully, we don't have anything negative to say. We simply had a great time. However, there are a few points of information that future guests may want to know.

- The Oasis house is right next door to the owners house, sharing a side yard. If you are looking for absolute seclusion, this is not the place for you. However, we never felt interrupted or bothered in any way

- The owners have updated the deck pictured in the photos. The new deck is larger and nicer. However, it is not fully handicap accessible. If maneuvering a wheelchair, be prepared to lift the individual up one step, or look to other properties.

Fantastic guest house for couples and families! Thanks Kristy!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Corey, for taking the time to post this review! We are delighted to hear you loved your time at the Oasis, as that is always the goal! We appreciate your comments and thoroughly enjoyed meeting you & your family!
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Definitely an Oasis!!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we LOVE this property. Kristy is such an amazing host. She always comes to greet us when we arrive with a warm smile and kind welcome. The house is always kept so neat and clean and is beautifully decorated. A fresh baked delicious bread waits for you when you arrive. My kids love all the country charm-the goats that we can feed, the cats that love to play and this time we even got to see a baby goat which was really an experience. A fun swing set and awesome game room can keep you occupied here for hours. Location is great to Hershey, Dutch Wonderland, Strasburg and so much more. Kristy as always thank you so much. We look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw- thank you, Becca, for taking the time to post this review!! It's always a delight to host you and your family! <3 What an honor to have you choose to return each year!! Thanks again!
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  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home. Clean and organizd and off course the delicious cinnamon bun the owner welcome us with 😄. Great place to get away from the city. Stores is close by and parks.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enon, Ohio

Another perfect stay in this wonderful guest house!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th or 5th time our family has stayed at the Oasis Guest House over the Thanksgiving holidays, and we plan to come back year after year! As always, Kristy left us some delicious homemade baked goods (cinnamon rolls this year), which we enjoyed a lot. There are 3 sweet outdoor kitties that have been around as long as we have been staying here, and we really enjoyed seeing them and giving them treats. We love staying here and would recommend it highly to anyone who needs a comfortable, affordable place to stay in the Mount Joy/Lancaster area.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joni!!! So kind of you!! We love having you return each year!!! :) It's an honor!!
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Long Branch, NJ

OH-asis House!

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I recently booked this lovely rental for the weekend.

When I tell you the pictures do not do it justice, I really mean it.

The rental is clean and well supplied.

It is centrally located to all Lancaster County attractions.

And you wont find more gracious hosts like Kristy and her husband.

You really feel this is a home not a rental, filled and built with love.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww- thank you Daria!!! We thoroughly enjoyed chatting w/you dear ladies! It was a joy to have you stay!!
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Rates & Availability

Mount Joy Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation policy- A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for all cancellations. If you cancel your stay 14 days prior to arrival, your deposit will be refunded. If canceling less than 14 days to arrival, deposit is refunded only if able to re-rent.

Price is based on single family unit of up to 6 persons. Additional fee of $25x night applied to parties larger than 6 and/or when multiple family units are reserving.

Price includes use of private hot tub, detached rec room AND cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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