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Kate's Guest House 'A Hidden Retreat'

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)

Our guest house is a fully furnished 5 bedroom house located in a small town in the middle of Amish Country. There are lots of restaurants and shops nearby for your enjoyment. A swimming pool, playhouse, swingset, and lots of room outside to sit and relax on the patio beside the pool. Two of the bedrooms lead out to a balcony.

The kitchen has a sliding door out to a deck. The family room has a wood burning fireplace, built in bookcases with lots of books and magazines, a TV and sliding doors leading out to a screened in porch. We also have an office with a desk and a couch that opens up to a bed which would give sleeping room for two more people. The dining room has a large table, ideal for groups, and also a smaller table w/4 chairs.

Property Manager
Katy Yoder
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2018

About Katy Yoder

Hi, I'm Kate .....I love meeting all the lovely people that come to spend some time at our guest house! It has been so much fun and i have met so very many of you beautiful people and i especially enjoy when you come back year after year! I try my best to make your stay here enjoyable and look forward to this next year! Come see us!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Amish Country

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Kate's Guest House 'A Hidden Retreat'
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Junction City, Ohio

Children's Paradise where adults can relax too.

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I took our daughter's and their children for 2 nights. We enjoyed ourselves so much and we all wished that we had planned to stay longer. Every;thing a child could want to do is there. The pool, playhouse and swing set kept them all very busy. The heated pool was such a plus. The children never wanted to come out of it. Katie is very hospitable and the house is beautiful. I will definetly be staying there again next year. I have recommended this house to everyone I know. What a spectacular vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we love meeting all the lovely people that come stay at our guest house! It has been a pleasure to have you here and we hope to see you again! Kate
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Wonderful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Katie's Guest House. We had three generations of our family staying in this charming home. Katie is absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very easy to contact and responded right away (even though she was out of town) to answer any questions that we had. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything that we needed. We hope to be able to stay at this beautiful home again for our next family get together. Thank you Katie for sharing this with us and making our weekend so wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ransomville, New York

Kates guest house in amish ohio

  • 3 of 5

I've rented many homes in different states, this home has great beds and linens. It is not handicapped accessibile at all, its a split level. Yes, there is a washer and dryer but you need lots of quarters to use both. I do wish there were suitable fry pans and large pots.( eg. corn ans sauce.) but overall it was fine. Kate said there was no need to lock the doors which I was uncomfortable with. And there were an overabundance of dried flowers that you had to duck even to comb your hair. I loved the kitchen set up, and the pool was great. Thank you, Sheila

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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9 3
Pickerington, Ohio

Excellent Oasis in the Country

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 5 friends rented this home for a ladies retreat/planning getaway. The home is lovely and so welcoming. The lovely photos do not do the home justice! We all felt at home and at peace emmediately upon our arrival. Everything we needed was at the house and Kate made us feel very welcome and a part of the family. My sister and I can't wait to return with our families for a family getaway. Our stay far exceeded everyones expectations! Thank you Kate!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much beth for your kind words and for staying at our guest house! am looking forward to having you here again!
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5 0
West Central Ohio

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the house. The Yoders are friendly guests and make the stay awesome. The kids loved the pool and we loved the quietness and seclusion. For the price I couldn't ask for a better bargain. It is closed to shops and markets and excellent food. I am definately going to make a return trip for another vacation. Thanks a lot for a great time!!

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: aaaawwwww thank you glad you brought your family to our guest house for your vacation! I really hope you will be back to see us!
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Columbus, OH

We had a wonderful week a...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Kate's Guest House. My parents, my two sons (ages 5 and 1), my husband and I stayed for 5 nights. The house is spacious and was extremely kid friendly. There were toys and books in the bedrooms for the boys to play with. The pool, swingset and playhouse were very nice-especially the pool. There were even pool toys to play with. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for a large group. The location was great for getting around to different towns in Amish country. The boys loved watching the cows and horses on neighboring farms. Kate and Roy were very accomodating, and the house was extremely clean and beautifully decorated. We also enjoyed the family room with the flat-screen TV and multiple recliners. We are hoping to come back next year with my in-laws. Thanks to Kate and her family, we had a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kate's Guest House is in the country but only minutes away from all the amish tourist attractions. Plenty of shops, and restaurants for you to enjoy! The Antique Festival, Swiss Festival, July 4th fireworks shows are just a few of the many things you can enjoy while staying at our guest house....The Amish Farm and the Rolling Ridge Ranch are great places to take your families to.

Other Activities: Shopping


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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