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The Amish Guest House (Home Away from Home)

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom house with 1 1/2 bathroom and a cottage with 2 queen

We are 1 block for the shuttle for the Gordonville Mud Sale

Tucked away in the charming village of Intercourse, PA in the very center of Lancaster County's Amish Country, we offer our guests two options. Our 2 bedroom Guest House has 1 full bathroom and a powder room in the front bedroom and can accommodate eight people. The Cottage has a full bathroom with shower and can accommodate six people. You may rent them separately or together! It will be your 'home away from home.' We have free WIFI in both.

You can reserve through HOME AWAY (VRBO) or call 717-768-8914 to reserve directly.

We are located 15 minutes from Strasburg Railroad where you can take a train ride with a real steam engine.

We are15 minutes from the Sight and Sound Theater and 15 minutes from Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park.

We are 1 hour from Hershey Park and Hershey Chocolate World.

We are 15 minutes from Katie's Kitchen Restaurant which is Amish owned and operated.

The Amish Guest House Cottage is located on the same property, you will find it on a separate link on VRBO listing # 514609 including an availability calendar.

Email address:

Telephone: 717-768-8914

Your Hosts are John and Ruthie Stoltzfus
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, Some German
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Guest House has 2 bedrooms, each bedroom has a queen and single bed and closet. The front bedroom has a Powder Room. There is a sofa bed in the living room. The Cottage is a great room with 2 queen beds, closet, sofa bed and sitting area with table and chairs ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Includes Washbowl and Medicine Cabinet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Powder room in front bedroom including commode and vanity...moreless

  • Guest House has 1 full bathroom with tub, shower combination. Front bedroom has a powder room incl. commode and vanity. Cottage has a bathroom with a shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a self a guided tour that has directions to some quilt and craft shops on Amish farms and a farm that processes their own Jersey milk and their own ice cream. John also gives private tours to an Amish farm and to some Amish businesses. I design it to your interests. The tour is in your vehicle. Call John at 717-538-5829 for details. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Central Market is one of the oldest Farmers Markets in the U.S....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Guest House has a separate dining room Cottage has a table and 4 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Guest House Central Air Conditioning Cottage Wall unit...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Guest House only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Guest House Oil hot air and Heatpump Cottage Heat pump...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WIFI in the Guest House and Cottage...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance for United States and Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer only in Guest House...moreless


  • Microwave:

    Guest House and Cottage...moreless

  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator:

    Guest House has full refrigerator Cottage has an apt. size refrigerator...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Guest House and Cottage have a porch with chairs and Cottage has a swing. In the back yard there is a double glider under a roof...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Fireplace with a charcoal grill...moreless



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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7.1%


To make a reservation you can make it on the VRBO site or contact us to reserve directly through us.

Email: Phone: 717-768-8914

Cottage Rates: April through October $130.00

November through March $100.00

Rates are for two people, additional people add $10.00 per night per person. Discount of $10.00 off per night over 7 nights

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harrisburg, Pa
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Host Resort Lancaster, Pa
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Lancaster, Pa
Intercourse, PA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Best Western, Intercourse
225 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ocean City NJ

Car: Recommended

We are located in the village of Intercourse and you can walk to approx. 50 shops, grocery store, restaurants, park, laundromat, and library.

You can sit on the porch and see the Amish coming to town in there horse and buggies to shop and do business.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Ruthie was born in the Village of Intercourse. Her parents were both brought up in the Amish church but left the Amish church when she was two years old and joined a Mennonite church. Her family spoke Pennsylvania Dutch and her parents continued to speak 'Dutch' to each other throughout their life. Grandparents and some extended family members remained Amish and therefore, she was very comfortable in their homes and grew up understanding their customs. John was also brought up Amish in a family of nine, his dad was a farmer on a 140 acre dairy farm. John left the Amish church at age 21 and joined the same Mennonite church that Ruthie attended. We now attend Keystone Evangelical Free Church. We have two children and five beautiful grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Intercourse, PA, USA:
We bought this property to provide our guests with a clean, cozy 'home away from home.' Both homes have hand painted murals on the walls. The Vacation House offers a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room with a washer and dryer, large dining room, large living room with a sofa bed and cable TV with a DVD and VHS player and free WIFI. Two bedrooms [both with a queen and single bed], one full bath and a powder room in the front bedroom and a pack and play. It also has a flag stone porch to sit and watch the horse and buggies go by. The Cottage [Dawdi Haus] is a great room with two queen beds and a full bathroom with a shower, sitting area with table and chairs, sofa bed, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven, cable TV with a DVD and VHS player and free WIFI. It has a wonderful porch with a swing that is perfect for relaxing and watching the horse and buggies go by. For more Cottage information and calendar go to the Amish Guest House Cottage link Both facilities are air conditioned and provide telephones with free local calls, free WIFI and a light continental breakfast.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
What we hear a lot from our guests is their love of seeing and hearing the Amish horse and buggies going by as they sit on the porch. We have a double glider in the back yard to relax on and also flower gardens. There is a working old fashioned hand pump that the children enjoy playing with and that adults also enjoy as it brings back memories from their past. We have a fireplace in the back yard that you can charcoal grill on.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Some German
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • The Amish Guest House and Cottage

    The Amish Guest House and Cottage

  • Guest House Front View

    Guest House Front View

VRBO #456775

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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