Beautiful 19th Century Restored Farmhouse

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Discover the best of what Lancaster County has to offer. Tucked away in Lancaster’s beautiful farmland you’ll find our farmhouse rich in history and wrapped in modern elegance. Built in 1830, this amazing home has been fully renovated to include modern amenities while maintaining its original architecture and historic charm.

You can relax indoors with the convenience of central air conditioning, radiant floor heat, HDTVs, free wi-fi, and surround sound music from the Crestron home automated system which runs throughout the house. Other features included to make your stay care-free are: a fully stocked kitchen with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances (dishes and pans provided), laundry room with washer and dryer (ironing board provided), five bedrooms with sleeping for 14 (linens provided), 3 ½ bathrooms (towels provided), and multiple gathering areas throughout the home.

If you prefer to spend your time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and bountiful sights, then this home will not disappoint. You can survey the country scenery from one of the two balconies or wrap around porch, and enjoy the tranquil sound of running water from the Houston Run stream which runs along the property. If relaxation is your main goal, enjoy a dip in the private in-ground pool (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), or spend time lying in the sun on the large patio surrounding the pool. The backyard features a large fire pit, flower gardens, and a swing set for the children’s enjoyment.

Located at the “hub” of Eastern Lancaster County this home provides a peaceful rural atmosphere, while being just minutes from a major highway that can quickly get you to many destinations. Approximately an hour in any direction you can travel to four large metropolitan areas (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Reading, and Baltimore). In 30 minutes or less you can visit numerous PA Dutch Country sites, various shopping locations, a wide variety of restaurants, and an assortment of entertainment venues. This really is the perfect vacation home to enjoy the beauty of Lancaster County, while having access to many modern amenities and a close proximity to a variety of destinations.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 5200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Connected Bathroom, Walk-In Closet, HDTV, Loft, Balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Loft with two single beds and a small couch...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 queen


  • All bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a vintage farmhouse feel while containing modern conveniences such as high end amenities, mood lighting, and surround sound speakers tied to the Crestron home automation system. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large walk-in tile shower with multiple jets and shower head...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Poker/game table & various board games available in the finished basement....moreless


  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by beautiful Lancaster County farmland, this restored 1830's farmhouse is situated adjacent to an authentic Amish farm and bordered by the Houston Run stream....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    The kitchen can comfortably seat 14 people, 8 at the table and 6 at the breakfast bar. Additional table seating in the finished basement and sitting room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplaces in nearly every room of the house. Only available certain dates, and additional LP fees apply. Ask owners for details....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fireplaces and radiant floor heating throughout the house....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On-site parking available for up to 4 vehicles. Additional parking available at the Community Center within a short walking distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances and cooking equipment. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap around porch surrounding the house, and large patio surrounding the pool....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Children's swing set and large fire pit located in the front lawn....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    In-ground pool with large surrounding patio and outdoor furniture....moreless



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from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2016 - Part 2
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2016 - Part 3
Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2016
3 night min stay
New Years 2017
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay
Easter 2017
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017 - Part 2
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017 - Part 3
May 30 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Independence Day 2017
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017 - Part 2
Jul 9 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Labor Day 2017
Sep 3 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017 - Part 2
Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017 - Part 3
Nov 27 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter 2017 - Part 4
Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 7.1%


All cancelations will be subject to a $100 cancelation fee.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Moccasin Run Golf Course
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (Parkesburg Station)
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Lincoln Highway (Route 30)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shady Maple Cafe

Car: Recommended

While enjoying the picturesque countryside, this property still has convenient access to many amenities. Within walking distance is the Houston Run Community Center, which contains the Shady Maple Cafe, a public library, and the Gap Community Church. For other places to eat within a few miles there is a Friendly’s, McDonald’s, Subway, a local diner, a Chinese restaurant, and several pizza establishments. There are dozens more dining options within a 15 mile radius, including the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord. For groceries you have a full service store, Weis Markets, approximately 1 mile away.

If you want to do some shopping, within 10 miles you have the Rockvale Square and Tanger Outlets, Target, Kohl's, and numerous other stores.

For entertainment there is the Sight & Sound Theatres, American Music Theatre, Dutch Wonderland amusement park, Strasburg Railroad, Kitchen Kettle Village, hot air balloon rides, horse & buggy rides, and many more PA Dutch Country attractions all within 10 miles. Approximately an hour's drive Northwest is Hersheypark. Downtown Lancaster City is located about 15 miles away and features The Fulton Opera House, fine dining, night life, and Lancaster’s own minor league baseball team, the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Located conveniently at the 'hub' of eastern Lancaster County you are right near the intersection of Route 30 and Route 41. Within approximately an hour's drive you can be to the major metropolitan areas of Harrisburg (West), Philadelphia (East), Reading (North), and Baltimore, MD (South). All while being nestled into the peaceful agricultural landscape that is the PA Dutch Country.


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Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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