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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 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 Ronks

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 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Beatiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Loved the character of the home. Has all the amenities. Plenty of room. Great location!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Absolutely fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 women enjoying a "girls' weekend" could not have been happier staying here. The house had 6 bedrooms, two having an additional bed in the room. There were 3 full bathrooms and an enormous kitchen. Everything we needed was provided. We've stayed in other homes where only one towel was provided per bed and toilet paper was limited. Not here.....there was plenty to go around! Most importantly the house was clean and well kept. The owners were attentive. Dale, was very friendly when we me him on-site and Martha answered all our questions prior to arrival. The location is central to all activities and shopping. It was quaint having the Strasburg Railroad pass right by the residence. At night, it was extremely quiet. If I had to find one thing to change it would be the lighting in the dining area. We were doing close work like adult coloring and crocheting and needed more light. But that's it.....everything was well beyond expectations!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true home away!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean, eloquent, convenient,, says it all! There is no better place to stay in the Lancaster area. We will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I highly recommend this beautiful, well kept, updated old farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

My family, consisting of 8 adults and 7 children, stayed here for two nights in October. Perfect location since we were going to cherry crest adventure and the renaissance faire with the children. The children loved seeing and visiting the cows when we were at the house.

The house was well supplied with plently of dishes,utensils,and all the necessary essentials. We loved having two full size refrigerators since there were so many of us and we all brought food and drinks. The dinning room table expanded to seat everyone. The children loved playing with some of the games in the closet. The adults enjoyed seeing old pictures of the original house and reading about it's history. The bedrooms were prefect for everyone. No complaints. Most of the children slept in one room next to and connecting to one of the parent's room.

Dale stopped by to introduce himself the day we were headed to the renaissance and to see if everything was okay.

I could write a book about how pleased we all were with the house, the owner's, the location, etc.and that is why I highly recommend booking this house. I don't think anyone would be disappointed

Thank you Dale and Martha for your quick responses to my emails and even my one phone call. Hopefully, we can book your house again next year and stay a few days longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weston, Ma

Spacious and gracious home

  • 5 of 5

We were 11 Seniors from the New England area who decided to take a trip to see Jonah at Sight and Sound and spend a couple of days in the Lancaster area exploring Amish country. We could not have chosen a better place to stay than Dale and Martha Hershey's home. It is spacious, convenient and clean. The bathrooms were updated and there was more than an ample supply of towels and linens. The kitchen was well stocked and having two kitchens was an added convenience. Staying on a working Farm and seeing cows first thing in the morning was a first for many in our group. Dale and Martha were gracious hosts making sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We even got to meet Dale's parents who live on neighboring farm. What made the stay extra special is that I got a new born calf named after me.. a special honor. I guess I will have to go back to visit my namesake! We highly recommend this home for small and large groups.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great overall experience

  • 4 of 5

Well kept very comfortable place to stay

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hershey Park
Sight & Sound Theatres
"Excellent live theater that portrays biblical stories."
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park
"Amusement park for younger children"
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
"Very large smorgasbord restaurant and gift shop and fine furniture store"
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.1%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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