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Brick Farmhouse Close To Lancaster County Attractions

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large 6 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Farmhouse On A Working Farm.

Large brick farmhouse that can be rented as a whole unit for a large group getaway. During the off season we can rent the house as two seperate units for individual families. Both units must be rented together during the summer and also during the spring and fall weekends. The large unit has a small service kitchen, a downstairs bathroom with shower, and a bedroom with a queen bed and sleeper sofa and desk, a large central hallway leading to four more bedrooms, Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, Bedroom 2 has a Queen and a single bed, Bedroom 3 has a double and a single bed and Bedroom 4 has a double bed. There is also a second bathroom with a tub and shower. The smaller second part of the house has a full custom kitchen and living area and sofa and two porches one overlooking the yard and meadow and the other one facing the Strasburg Railroad were you can watch the steam trains pass by in season, you go up the back steps to a small landing which leads to a full bathroom with shower, a bedroom with a queen bed and jacuzzi and also to the upper porch with a two person glider which overlooks the creek and pasture. There is also a large yard with a stream with a picnic table and swing, a large driveway to ride riding toys on, or we can set a volleyball net to play volleyball.

Dale or Martha Hershey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Dale or Martha Hershey

My family has been farming in the Paradise area for 8 generations and I am the third generation to farm our home farm. Three generations of Hershey,s farm 180 acres growing corn, alfalfa, barley and soybeans. We use these crops to feed our 150 head of dairy animals.

Dale or Martha Hershey purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Dale or Martha Hershey chose Pennsylvania

My family has helped farm the Willow Brook Farm since the 1960's. Willow Brook was built in 1867 by the Groff family. When the last surviving member was entering his final days he wanted our family to own Willow Brook as appreciation for all the time we had spent taking care of him. We bought the farm to expand our crop acres and to also provide additional housing for our cows.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Willow Brook was a upper class farmhouse at the turn of the century which hosted parties for the elite of the day. We have worked to keep that old feel, but with all the benefits of living in the twenty first century.


Ronks Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom close to bedrooms number 2,3,4,5
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bathroom close to bedroom number 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Next to bedroom number 6
  • There are three full bathrooms with a jetted tub in bedroom number 6
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs also with desk and faux marble fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Country View Bedroom with queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Cherry Hill Crossing bedroom a double and a single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Orginal double bed with a marble top dresser
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Double bedroom with historic marbletop bedroom suite
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Groff room with two person jacuzzi in bedroom and queen bed
  • All bedrooms are on the second floor except for bedroom number 1 the Rittenhiuse room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Brick Farmhouse Close To Lancaster County Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Haddon Township, New Jersey

Second Vist; Hope for More

  • 5 of 5

Spacious home, nice furnishings, huge property to share with the cows. First visit was a family celebration. This visit we brought our friends. Next visit we hope to stay longer to even better enjoy the home and rural area.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect for family get together

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! The house is beautiful with lots of space & all the comforts of home. The setting is absolutely gorgeous & there are dairy cows on the property which were really neat. There were toys for the kids to play with, swing set, a glider & a huge picnic table. Everyone said their beds were comfortable & they slept well. Dale was super nice & we enjoyed chatting with him. if that isn't enough there is a "family fun center" right across the street with lots of activities for families, plus u can buy tickets for the strausburg railroad there & get on the train with in walking distance from the house. I can't imagine a better place to enjoy a Lancaster vacation with a large group, it really was perfect! Thank you Dale & Martha !

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this property justice! It is gorgeous! We took 10 students, along with 4 chaperones to see Jonah and Chocolate World on our way to International Student Convention. We had plenty of room. The home is very clean and roomy. Only 4 miles from Sight and Sound Theatre. We enjoyed playing the piano and singing. Miller's Restaurant was delicious if you're looking for some Amish style buffet meals. We will definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Peaceful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Home is delightful, with plenty of space to gather for a dozen people. The cows behind the house were a bonus and fun to watch. Well-stocked with bath towels, linens, and kitchen supplies. Lots of (touristy) shopping nearby if you're so inclined. Nice to see an 1800's house so well-maintained and updated with modern conveniences!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was so perfect for our large family. We needed a place for our family to stay for our son's wedding in northern Maryland. This worked out great. We live on a farm in the thumb of Michigan so we felt right at home. The kids loved the large lawn and all the toys that were there to play with. They started calling it Grandma's other house. I'm sure this will be something they will remember for a long time. We have no complaints about anything and was impressed with what was provided at the house to use. If anyone is going to the Lancaster area, I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for more. Everybody loved the place!

  • 5 of 5

The setting is ideal and the house feels like a home away from home. Thanks Dale and Martha!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Lancaster Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Lancaster Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 30
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Several chain and local dining
Car: necessary

We are located on a farm with the Strasburg Railroad passing through our farm and across from the Amaizing Maize Maze. Our farm house is located within four miles of Sight And Sound Theater and Outlet Shopping. The town of Intercourse is also located about four miles away with many small shoppes.


Rates & Availability

Ronks Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Willow Brook Farm is a working farm, you are responsible to keep your children away from any moving equipment, and to protect them and your selves from the dangers of being on a farm. Willow Brook Vacation Home and Melody-Lawn Farm and the Hershey family are not responsible for loss of personal property or bodily injury.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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