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Hilltop Farm right next to an active, Amish One Room School House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Experience a Peaceful, Authentic Farm in Lovely Lancaster County.

The Guesthouse is part of our large farm house. It is a private area on the second floor with two bedrooms, a sitting/dining area, and bathroom. We now have a small kitchen with stove/ oven, apt. size fridge, sink, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. We are located in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster County away from the hustle and bustle, where you will hear the sound of horse and buggies. A one room school house is next door and full of activity during school months with the neighborhood children. The towns of Intercourse and Bird-In-Hand are only 10-15 minutes away.


Owner
Charlotte Wenger
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Pennsylvania Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Charlotte Wenger

As Mennonites, we have lived all but two years of our married life, and raised our four children here on the farm. My father-in-law Noah Wenger purchased the farm for my husband and I before we were married. We have enjoyed the beautiful view and wonderful farm life with our children, and now our eighteen grandchildren who love to come and play on the farm. My daughters and daughter in law still love to come and walk the lovely, low-traffic roads.

Charlotte Wenger purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why Charlotte Wenger chose Ephrata

We raise chickens and steers, and overlook beautiful farmland. If you want the true experience of Amish Country, it's here! You could spend the day just sitting on the front porch overlooking the meadows, and watching the Amish and Mennonite neighbors living life, and traveling the road. If you like to walk, jog, or ride bike, you'll enjoy the back roads with very little traffic.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Harrisburg International Airport & Philadelphia
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Akron
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Lancaster
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
New Holland Family
Nearest Beach
140 Miles
Delaware & Maryland beaches

Enjoy the drive through beautiful farmland! We're located off the beaten path, and only fifteen minutes from the Amish country of Intercourse and Bird-In-Hand. Take a peek in the chicken house on our farm, and maybe even pet a steer. Relish the view of cattle grazing in the meadow, and the horse and buggy traffic traveling down the road. There is a one room school house located beside our home. During school months, watch Amish and Mennonite children at play as you sit in our back yard. You'll experience the culture as you travel the neighborhood and savor the view from the front porch.

Amenities

Ephrata Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • This is a 2nd floor apt. with 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed. Also have a twin sofa bed in sitting room & an extra twin mattress for floor for children
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hilltop Farm right next to an active, Amish One Room School House
average rating of 4.9016395 based on 61 reviews
5

Relax and renew yourself in Ephrata

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I go to Lancaster every fall. This year we decided to try something different and stayed at the home of Charlotte and Elvin Wenger. We loved it. The apartment was so beautifully decorated and clean. Charlotte and Elvin were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to return there someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful place to stay and very pleasant family.

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant stay. We slept so well, woke very well rested. Relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Wonderful experience. Comfortable Home!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed 3 nights in Charlotte and Elvin’s beautiful farmhouse, while visiting Lancaster county recently. They were very friendly and greeted us when we arrived. The rooms were comfortable and fully equipped and ready for us to enjoy our stay there. Watching the children play next door at the one room school house was an added bonus. We really felt like we were in the heart of Lancaster Co, which made our stay even more enjoyable. The home is within 15-20 Minutes of Bird in Hand, intercourse, and the Sight and Sound Thester. I would highly recommend staying in their home if you plan to visit Lancaster. We plan to stay there on our next visit,

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

It was the perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had been to the Lancaster area before, stayed in a hotel. But this was a totally different experience, there was a calf being born next door when we arrived and we stopped to notify the farmers. The roads were all lined with cornfields and soybeans, it is a working farm. It was peaceful and quiet, with great walking roads and beautiful scenery. If you want to be on the tourist strip in the middle of things, this imight not be for you. If you want to feel a part of a community and don't mind a bit of a drive home, and a country setting, it is wonderful. The apartment was immaculate and had everything we needed, our hosts could not have been better. We went to some of the usual tourist spots, drove segways at Gettysburg, Hershey and Carlisle car shows, a livestock auction. But the best part of the vacation was coming back through the countryside, sharing the road with Amish buggies and bicycles, and living next door to the country schoolhouse and watching the children bicycle to school and play - outside - all the games that I played growing up. We all hope that we can stay here again when we come back in a few years!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at Charlotte and Elvin"s farm. They are very friendly and perfect hosts. The rental is very clean and comfortable. The countryside is so beautiful and quiet. It was relaxing to sit on the porch and watch the world go by. We enjoyed all the animals on the farm, especially the baby chicks.

We would absolutely stay again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, peaceful and perfect for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Not only are the Wenger's amazing, but their property is as well. It was a perfect place for a girls weekend away with everything we needed. The pictures do not lie, it is beautiful and very clean. We would highly recommend this property and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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