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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

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John Stoltzfus
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Some German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

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 Dutch Country

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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Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Amish Guest House. The location was perfect, just a short walk to the shops and restaurants and 15 min. from Dutch Wonderland. The house was very clean and cozy. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house brought me back to my childhood. It is a great place to sit and relax after a full day of shopping, and site seeing. John and Ruthie have made sure everything you need is there. The house impeccably clean and the beds are really comfortable. The front covered porch is such a bonus to the house to just sit and watch the traffic of the horse and buggies going by. We will definitely be back. Thank you John and Ruthie.

Rita Johnston

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Clean, Comfy, and Highly Recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our warmest appreciation to John and Ruthie for sharing their delightful Amish Guest House with us! WONDERFUL people! Very safe neighborhood. Great location to the MANY sights and shops in the area. HIGHLY RECOMMEND especially for quilters! Many quilt & fabric shops close by. All we needed was in this lovely home-away-from-home. Comfortable variety of furniture, good lighting. . .(though we recommend quilters bring an Ott-light). We slept very well here, enjoyed our breakfasts and sipping coffee on the lovely front porch, and looked forward to returning each evening to relax while working on our quilt projects. If you stay at this lovely Guest House, be sure to ask the owners of their very interesting family history. They even have a delightful DVD of thier family history which was delightful to see. Very, very welcoming hosts that take special care of their property!!! We hope to stay here again next year. We simply loved ALLl about this home and location.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summerfield, Florida


  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous time we had here! The house was quaint and cozy and so appropriate for the setting here. The beds were very comfortable. We loved starting our mornings having coffee on the front porch. The house was very clean and had everything we needed.

John was a wonderful host and our communication was excellent. He gave us tips on good restaurants in the area, and even offered to connect us with a family member who s Amish. We are celebrating our granddaughter who turned 13, and it was her wish to come here.

We arrived late at night, and so appreciated the fresh baked bread and jam and coffee and cereal and milk that was provided for us in he morning.

The location is excellent, right in the center of Amish country, while having shops and restaurants within just a block or two.

We were amazed at the beauty of our surroundings.

We highly recommend anyone to stay here, and we would come back here in a heartbeat!

Thank you, John and Ruthie, and may God bless you both!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!!

  • 5 of 5

House was just perfect for our girl's weekend! Very clean and great location- we could walk to Kitchen Kettle Village. Early in the morning we would sit on the porch and watch the horse and buggies go by. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Amish Guest House is absolutely wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The Amish guest house was absolutely wonderful. The perfect Amish atmosphere with all the decorations. We enjoyed watching all of the horse and buggies trot right in front of the house. The house was absolutely spotless. John was very helpful with helping us find things to do for our children and even with just helping us find interesting things to do. It was actually snowing as we were departing and he even left us a snow shovel. We definitely loved the place and look forward to staying at the Amish cottage in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Harrisburg, Pa
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
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

Intercourse House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum 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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