Brick Farmhouse Close to Lancaster County Attractions

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There needs to be an adult over the age of twenty five for all groups...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 14-20

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Downstairs also with desk and faux marble fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Country View Bedroom with queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Cherry Hill Crossing bedroom a double and a single bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Orginal double bed with a marble top dresser...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Double bedroom with historic marbletop bedroom suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Groff room with two person jacuzzi in bedroom and queen bed...moreless

  • All bedrooms are on the second floor except for bedroom number 1 the Rittenhiuse room...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bathroom close to bedrooms number 2,3,4,5...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bathroom close to bedroom number 1 ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Next to bedroom number 6...moreless

  • There are three full bathrooms with a jetted tub in bedroom number 6


  • Books:

    Variety of books and magazines available...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is a DVD player attached to both TVs....moreless

  • Games:

    Plenty of board and card games...moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have surround sound in the social room...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a TV above the fireplace in the social room and also in the kitchen....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toy Barn and farm toys in bedroom number 3...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Family friendly DVD available...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    We have a rescently remodled farmhouse on a operating dairy and crop farm located in the heart of Amish farmland but yet close to shopping and other attractions...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    We have four bar stools at the quartz counter top in the kitchen. We can sit up an extension tables in the social room with seating for 22. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air throughout...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A full size dryer is provided in the laundry room....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have a electric fireplace in the social room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump for mild weather and hot water in old time radiators for cold weather...moreless

  • Internet:

    There is internet available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds have linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    We have a 14 x 32 feet living room with a reclining sofa and two reclining chairs. There is two extension tables at either end that can be set for dining, game playing or scrap booking...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking around the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are towels provided in the cabinets in the bathrooms....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washing machine and dryer are in the laundry room by the main kitchen....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Both kitchens have a coffeemaker available...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes and utensils in both kitchens...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The main kitchen has a dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The main kitchen has custom cabinets with a quartz countertop. We have included all of your basic kitchen utensils including dishes. There is also a small kitchen with additional appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The main kitchen has a microwave above the stove, the small kitchen has a counter microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    The main kitchen has a oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Both kitchens have a full refrigerater...moreless

  • Stove:

    The main kitchen has a stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Both kitchens have a toaster available...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Second story porch with glider swing overlooking the meadow. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are porches with seating at all entrances. The main house faces the road were you can see Amish buggies and the one faces the Strasburg Railroad tracks and the other one overlooks the yard....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard with picnic table and swing...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill is available ....moreless

  • Tennis:

    We have tennis courts located at the Paradise Community Park...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a public pool that does daily rentals in the town of Nickel Mines and a YMCA located in the town of Lampeter which also has a pool...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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21 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lancaster Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Lancaster Train Station
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 30
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Ronks, PA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
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.

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    Social Room at Willow Brook

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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