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The Amish Guest House Cottage [Dawdi Haus] 'Home Away from Home'

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

We are 1 block from the Gordonville Mud Sale shuttle

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. The Amish Guest House Cottage is one room with two queen beds and a sleeper sofa that can accommodate six people.

The Amish Guest House has two bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, each bedroom has one queen bed and one single bed. The living room sofa is a sleeper sofa.

You can rent them separately or together. It will be your 'home away from home'. We have have free WIFI in both.

You can reserve through HOME AWAY (VRBO) or call 717-768-8914 to reserve directly.

The Amish Guest House is located on the same property, you will find it on a separate link on VRBO listing #456775 including an availability calendar.

We are located 15 minutes from Strasburg Railroad where you can take a train ride with a real steam engine.

We are 15 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.

Email address:

Telephone: 717-768-8914

Your hosts are John and Ruthie Stoltzfus

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, Some German
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 676 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, they can play in the back yard beside the Cottage and play with a working old fashioned hand water pump....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    It is wheel chair accessible to the front door without any steps. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Great room with two queen beds, linens included, sleeper sofa that sleeps two....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom includes shower, no bathtub.

Other Amenities

  • The Cottage is located in a very safe and quiet neighborhood. There is an old fashioned hand water pump that children enjoy playing with....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Central Market, one fo the oldest Farmers Markets in the U.S....moreless

  • Village:

    Village of Intercourse, 50 shops within easy walking distance....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    In our great room we have a table and 4 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Outside for charcoal grilling....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance for United States and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee supplied...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Some paper supplies and coffee cups, wine glasses....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    We supply coffee, tea, cereal, 1 quart milk and 1 loaf of homemade bread and jam. ...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Fireplace for charcoal grilling...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min 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 address: Phone: 717-768-8914

To cancel we need one month notice plus a $25.00 fee. If cancelled within one month we reserve the right to charge the full amount of the reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Harriburg International Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Host, Lancaster
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack, Lancaster
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 30
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Old Mill, Intercourse
130 Miles
Nearest Beach
New Jersey

Car: Recommended

We are located in the heart of the Amish people and you will see and hear their horse and buggy's as they come into town to do business at the stores and use one of the three banks.

The Cottage is within easy walking distance of approx. 50 shops including Kitchen Kettle where you can take buggy rides to Amish farms.

Our desire is to make the Cottage a 'home away from home' where you can come to relax.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Ruthie was born in the village of Intercourse. Her parents were brought up in the Amish church but left the Amish church when she was two years old and joined a Mennonite church. She has four siblings. John was also brought up in a Amish family of nine children, his dad was a farmer on a 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.

Why the Owner Chose Intercourse, PA, USA:
We bought this property to provide our guests with a clean, cozy 'home away from home' that they can come to relax and be refreshed from all the busyness of life. You can sit on the porch and enjoy the garden and listen to the Amish buggies go by.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lancaster County is a unique area to take sight seeing drives in the surrounding country side and see the Amish farmers working their fields. Within walking distance are approx. 50 shops. There are a number of Amish stores to visit, gift shops on Amish farms and buggy rides. There are a number of covered bridges that make beautiful pictures.John does some private tours in your vehicle to Amish farms. We also have a self guided tour available.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Some German
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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VRBO #514609

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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