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Beautiful 19th Century Restored Farmhouse

Gap, PA, USA
  • Farmhouse5200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath sleeps 14. Features an in ground pool multiple balconies

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 and laundry pods 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.

Property Manager

Ashley Risbon

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Loft with two single beds and a small couch
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Bedroom 5
        2 queen
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Connected Bathroom, Walk-In Closet, HDTV, Loft, Balcony
      • 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Large walk-in tile shower with multiple jets and shower head

        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.


              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas fireplaces in nearly every room of the house. Only available certain dates, and additional LP fees apply. Ask owners for details.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Fireplaces and radiant floor heating throughout the house.
                      • Internet
                        Free wi-fi
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • 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.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances and cooking equipment.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • 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.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 14 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Poker/game table & various board games available in the finished basement.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Comcast Cable.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Surround sound throughout the house.
                                  • Television
                                    3 HDTVs


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large wrap around porch surrounding the house, and large patio surrounding the pool.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Children's swing set and large fire pit located in the front lawn.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Private Pool
                                            In-ground pool with large surrounding patio and outdoor furniture.


                                              • museums
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • golf
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • swimming

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            72 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Exquisite property!

                                                            Anne M.

                                                            We recently enjoyed a family reunion in Lancaster, and were fortunate to find this beautiful house! Everything is arranged to make you feel welcome and "at home". The pictures do not show all the unique and lovely aspects of the home and garden area - it is truly a beautiful property. We had a wonderful time together, and the Breckbill House made our stay even more special. We will be back!

                                                            Peaceful family getaway in the heart of Amish Country

                                                            Rob S.Scottsdale, USA

                                                            Three generations of our family recently stayed at this home. It exceeded our expectations and was central to so many activities. We spent a day in Philly, a day in Hershey Park, a couple days touring around the Amish country side and a day in Washington DC. It was nice to always come home to what my grand-daughter called our PA Home.

                                                            The home is very well maintained, the owners attentive to detail and the quality of the amenities are great. This home will definitely be on our list of places we want to visit again!

                                                            Country Oasis

                                                            Beth E.

                                                            A lovely home nestled in the countryside with gorgeous views of Amish farms, a beautiful barn and a pond. Perfect for a quiet getaway with friends or family. Beautifully decorated with a well stocked kitchen. We can't wait to return again!

                                                            Perfect home to build memories~this house is something special!

                                                            Sharon H.Haddonfield, NJ

                                                            Stayed at this wonderfully clean and beautifully renovated farmhouse in January. Plenty of room for both togetherness and privacy. House has been lovingly renovated to include all modern conveniences but still captures the essence of the time period and area. Close to many attractions, but still felt "away from it all" too. Beautiful vistas as far as the eye can see. Although it was in the teens and 20's during our visit the house was warm and inviting. The lower level bedroom/den rec room were a bit chilly but we managed, the owners provided a space heater to help with the cold. Kitchen was very well stocked, we made all our meals at the house and never needed anything additional. Many of the rooms had fireplaces but there was an additional fee to use all but the one in the living room. The mattresses were comfortable, the many bedrooms offered differing types of firmness, depending on your sleep preferences. The grounds were lovely with firepit, wrap around porch and decks, swing set plus of course the pool, which was closed during our stay, but looked lovely. Parking was terrific and the surroundings were quiet and private. No noise whatsoever from the surrounding businesses and farms.

                                                            The owners provided soaps, paper products, and other kitchen supplies which was a wonderful bonus, something many rental properties don't offer! Ashley, the property manager, was so pleasant and professional to deal with. She answered all of our questions and accommodated any requests we had. Check in and check out went seamlessly. I highly recommend staying at the farmhouse, you will be glad you did!!

                                                            Gorgeous and well appointed home (Dec 29 - Jan 2)

                                                            Lenore D.San Francisco

                                                            A group of 13 of us rang in the New Year at Brackbill House. This was our 4th year in a row renting a house for the NYE weekend and this was by far our favorite. Gorgeous views, old world charm, and modern amenities; this home has it all. It’s cozy and inviting; we barely ventured outdoors as there was really no need. I imagine it’s just as lovely in the warm summer months but we enjoyed warming ourselves by the fire (6 gas fireplaces!) and enjoying each other’s company while the snow fell and enveloped us in a dreamy winter wonderland! The kitchen has everything you need to cook for a large group. The beds are incredibly comfortable, and the master bath is a gem. All in all, we cannot recommend this property enough, for any occasion. Gap, PA is a charming little town and the house is conveniently located within minutes of stores and restaurants while still being situated in an area with stunning views. Ashley couldn’t have been more helpful and pleasant to communicate with. We will be back- and soon, I hope!

                                                            Totally Enjoyed our Stay!

                                                            Donna K.

                                                            The house is just lovely. It's in a great location allowing us to see everything we wanted to see.

                                                            The only complaint would be there are several gas fireplaces. They charge an extra fee per fireplace to run them. The only fireplace included in the price would be the main one being it's the only source of heat in that room.


                                                            Gap, PA, USA

                                                            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 a public library and Gap Community Church. For 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.


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            If reservation is cancelled with 30 days or greater notice, a 100% refund will be issued, minus a $100 cancellation fee. Any reservations cancelled with less than 30 days notice may result in full forfeit of payment.

                                                            72 Reviews
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