"A Review From a Mom & Dad w/ Young Kids - We stayed here with 4 young children (Ages 6,4,2 & 3months) along with my 70 year old grandmother. I'll write this review from that perspective.
This is a great location for families to stay. The house has many nice amenities but doesn't feel like a Pier 1 Imports store in which I'd be on edge about the kids breaking something. The layout of the house allowed for Grandma to have the entire lower level (living room, bathroom, bedroom, porch) to herself while the upper main level had lots of space for the kids to spread out and for Mom and Dad to have the upper loft area in which we could plan out the next day without waking the kids. It was a nice addition to have Lincoln logs, a train set, games and kids dvd's. This provided us with great "transition tools" (i.e. while cooking breakfast or getting everyone ready for bed / baths). The kitchen was well stocked with all your basic utensils and a grill is outside on the deck.
Yes, the stairs are steep (as with most A-Frame Houses) but the door to the main level top of the stairs has a level latch and the bottom to the loft can be easily blocked off to calm any worries. Some other reviewers commented on feeling crowded with the tubing business on location, but we felt rather at home and enjoyed our stay. Most of the time we were on the road before the tubing business opened and it closed most days around dinner time. As far as the tubing experience itself..... take the time to take the family on the tubing trip. We took our 6 and 4 year old and it's what they remember most from the trip. The tubes have bottoms and with life jackets on the kids there wasn't any worries. It was a blast. There's also a ton of space outside for the kids to runaround and explore. With water-shoes or sandals, playing in the creek was a big hit as well. (Grandma joined us by sitting outside on the picnic tables and chairs).
This home is a great family escape and while we experienced it as a family, it also has some romantic charm. The fireplace, various porches, writing desk and loft area would make this a great place to celebrate an anniversary or enjoy some time away as a couple. We'd consider returning here on future visits to the Lancaster area."
Guest: Michael B.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 7, 2016