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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

More Details

John Stoltzfus
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Some German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About John Stoltzfus

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.

John Stoltzfus purchased this house in 2006

Why John Stoltzfus chose Intercourse

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Intercourse House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes Washbowl and Medicine Cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room in front bedroom including commode and vanity
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • roller blading
  • swimming
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.


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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Sparta, NJ

Amish ambiance with modern comforts!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with a perfect location. Clean, clean, clean!! I wish I could get my bathrooms as spotless! Traditional but awesome WiFi reception (if you are looking for that) and tv. Nice yard with wooden swing good for any age...Kids relaxed out there despite cold weather. Plenty of room for 6 people without being on top of each other as we had me, my husband, 2 teenagers, and my inlaws! Walking is easy to kitchen kettle village. We will be back! Thank you John and Ruthie!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This 2 bedroom home is kept so nice. The owners are very helpful and friendly. John came to meet us immediately upon arrival and pointed out some of the history of his family and his wife's. House and grounds could not be kept any cleaner. They left a homemade loaf of bread and homemade jam, milk in fridge, coffee etc. There are 2 bedrooms and a 1/2 bath in one bedroom and a full bath in the hall. Dining room with large table. Large living room with TV and DVD player. We enjoyed the DVD's provided on Amish history and owners own family history. The location is perfect for anywhere you want to get in the area. The only downside for us being from the country was there is a lot of traffic noise during the day. Fairly quiet in evenings though. I would highly recommend this home and would return. Thanks so much John for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocklin, Calif.

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at this wonderful home for 5 nights. It was homey and immaculate in its cleanliness. John was so welcoming in pointing out several things of interest in the house. Definitely watch his DVDs. There were several extras in the kitchen that are not always seen in VRBO houses. The bread and homemade jam that John brought over were perfect for breakfast or a sandwich. Definitely shop at Stoltzfus Meats, eat at Dienner's Country Restaurant and enjoy drives in the peaceful countryside.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and cozy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for allowing us to experience and enjoy an Amish town

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house we stayed in. It had to be the cleanest place, bar none, we've ever stayed in and that includes five star hotels. The area supplied a peaceful ambiance that is difficult to find anywhere else. Wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well-maintained property.... excellent location to attractions... gracious and friendly hosts... looking forward to staying there next year

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Harrisburg, Pa
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Host Resort Lancaster, Pa
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Lancaster, Pa
Nearest Restaurant
Best Western, Intercourse
Nearest Beach
225 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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