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The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

Welcome to The Landyshade Farm House,

we hope that you will enjoy your stay here with us.This timeless, grand farmhouse will be exclusively yours during your visit. The Landyshade Farm House offers a distinctive and spacious home for you to enjoy. We are located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where there are so many wonderful attractions to keep you coming back to enjoy them all. We are able to accommodate small or large groups. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, reunion, business meeting, church retreat, desire a farm experience, a country holiday, or a special place to stay near historic Lancaster, we can help. The Landyshade Farm House is open year-round and each group is given personal attention. The Landyshade Farm House is a lovely farmhouse that sleeps up to 12 people. Additional guests can be accommodated up to 18 people.  Our historic farmhouse dates back to the 1700's and which was deeded by William Penn's son,  has been recently remodeled and has 5 large and spacious bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. With 2 large living room areas. The Landyshade Farm House is located on a modern working dairy farm. We offer scheduled tours of our farm. Watch the milking process and as the cows are being fed. See the calves on the farm and maybe get a chance to help feed one. If your lucky you might even get to see a calf being born. Learn about some of the modern ways we conserve our energy on the farm. While here you can sit on the front porch and watch the farmers in the field, or as we load and unload mulch in our mulch yard, or go for a relaxing stroll through the orchard area or sit and relax watching the kids play on the play ground or with our family dog, Sheba. There are many Amish farms in our area and the Amish tourist areas are close by, with quick access to Route 283. We are close to beautiful shopping malls, and outlets, grocery stores, and pleasing restaurants.   

4 miles to Spooky Nook Sports Complex




Keywords: farm, farmhouse, farm home, house, home, vacation home, vacation house, vacation, Lancaster County, Lancaster, Amish, Dutch, farming

More Details

Property Manager
Marge Wallace
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Marge Wallace

John and Doris Landis started here after buying the family farm from John's father in the 70's. With the help of their son, John Jr. and several employees they have continued to maintain and grow their farm. In 1983 they began their mulch landscaping business that is now known as Landyshade Mulch. Their mulch business grew quickly and is known all over Lancaster County now.

Marge Wallace purchased this farmhouse in 1975

Why Marge Wallace chose Pennsylvania

John and Doris have raised their family in this house and have recently moved off the farm. With the recent remodeling of their home they have opened it up to you. Our home is located with easy access to the Lancaster County Amish attractions.

What makes this farmhouse unique

While your here sit back and relax on the porch or balcony, or play with the kids in the playground. Take a walk through the orchard or just sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets that we get to enjoy daily. We are centrally located to enjoy Hershey Park and the delicious chocolate attractions of Hershey PA and minutes away from Lancaster City and the Amish tourist attractions. While here you can have a scheduled tour of our farm. Enjoy learning about the milking process, maybe get a peek at us milking, see the calves on our farm and maybe get a chance to see a baby being born. Learn some of the modern ways we are conserving our energy and resources.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was so clean and relaxing, we have a wonderful sleep. We usually stay with family in the area, but this was a wonderful option for us and we loved it. We will definitely be back. We met Doris and she was so warm and friendly, thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home.
Oct 2010
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Lancaster Township Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1) 1 King Bed, Queen size Beds (1) 5 Queen Beds, Baby Cribs () Pack and Play available (no additional charge)Toddler Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Central Air throughout the house, coffee maker, Play ground for kids, Iron and Ironing board


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Excellent place for a getaway with a large group

  • 5 of 5

This house was so spacious, with two separate living areas and the nicest owner. It was able to comfortably fit my group of 7 with plenty of room to spare. The best part of all is having the linens and towels provided—it saves tons of aggravation and packing space! My only regret is that it was a little too cold to explore the farm. I'd go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you here!Actually the weather was on the warm side that week,this past weekend we had over a foot of snow and are presently not enjoying blizzard conditions. We look forward to seeing you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to celebrate a graduation!!!

Thanks to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you and your family and being a part of your celebration!
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Great Place for a Group Reunion

  • 5 of 5

In 2015 we started annual reunion trips with the families of my husband's college "buds" and 2016 landed us at Landyshade. The house was perfect for our group of 8 adults and 3 children. Plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, eating space, etc. Upon arrival we were greeted by Marge and really enjoyed her popping in to check on us. She gave us the scoop on local attractions as well as where to get our groceries for our meals in. Eating meals in was easy because the kitchen was well equipped and there was an outdoor grill. The outdoor space was wonderful to play the games that we brought and eating outside in the gazebo was great. The kids enjoyed the swing set right in the yard. There was even a resident dog - Hank - who our entire group took a shine to.

Most of us "city slickers" hadn't ever stayed on a working farm before so were enthralled by the all the cows and cowlets. My husband almost started a stampede when he moo'd at the cows down the hill. Farm owner Mr. Landis even gave our group a tour of the dairy farm one morning. This is a working dairy farm so there will be a bit of cow smell - but it does not come into the house and after a bit we didn't notice it too much.

The farm is not far from many Lancaster area attractions so we experienced a variety -

a brew pub in Litiz, the Green Dragon Farmer's Market in Ephrata, pretzels and chocolate in Litiz, perhaps too much ice cream at the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia. And of course we had an Amish family-style lunch and played miniature golf in nearby Ronks.

The farm house and surrounding area are beautiful and we may end up at Landyshade again one of these days since there is still lots to do and see.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a wonderful review!My thanks for sure!As soon as I read"city slickers" I knew who this was.This really is why I love my position as Innkeeper,I meet some really fine,fun people.Thanks for being a part of my life.
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hampden, MA

Family reunion memories made here!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy, we had a great family reunion over the holidays at the Landyshade Farm House! Thank you Marge!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I especially love family reunions,seeing everyone come together in our farmhouse!Your family was just wonderful!!!
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Farmhouse, volleyball, cows. Great weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a relaxing getaway. Three families stayed comfortably for the weekend -- and the entire volleyball team for one night. Lots of fun and laughs! The place is clean, comfortable, and the kitchen is well equipped. Marge is warm, welcoming and a pleasure to work with. A great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such lovely and kind words.Hope to see all of you back here again!!
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Perfect for our small family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The Landyshade Farmhouse was the perfect place for our family from around the US to gather for a weekend reunion! It was very clean and comfortable to stay in. The kitchen is very well equipped and we were able to cook/bake most of our meals there. We had 6 adults and 4 children, and plenty of extra room with ample space for our young children to play both inside and out!

A special thank you to Marge and Mr. Landis for being so friendly and for showing us around the dairy farm!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so wonderful to see three generations enjoying themselves in our farmhouse!What an absolutely delightful family,coming together from so many different places.I miss the children's squeals already!!
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
MDT-Harrisburg International
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak-Lancaster Station
Nearest Point of Interest
The Landyshade Farm House
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Playground for kids, dog park, baseball,scheduled farm tours


Rates & Availability

Lancaster Township Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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