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Beautiful 19th Century Restored Farmhouse

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 483 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Ashley Risbon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Many thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us for a long weekend. The house is beautifully restored and quite comfortable. The kitchen is so impressive we actually wanted to cook! We hope to visit The Brackbill House again.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Gap

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 483 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy is outlined in the rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Large walk-in tile shower with multiple jets and shower head
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Connected Bathroom, Walk-In Closet, HDTV, Loft, Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Loft with two single beds and a small couch
    Bedroom 5 - 2 large double bed
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.96875 based on 66 reviews

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The Brackbill House was the perfect location for a reunion weekend for my group of college friends (with the addition of spouses and several babies!). The house was beautiful and elegant, while still being homey and comfortable. There was plenty of space for all the families and the house had everything we needed. All we had to do was make one quick trip to the nearby grocery store and we were ready to hunker down for the weekend and just enjoy each other's company.

  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful, spacious, best kitchen ever, house.

  • 5 of 5

Not our first time and definitely not the last. this house is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the perfect spoiling getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect getaway for our family of 9.

The location is amazing for relaxation and the views are wonderful! The house is very spacious and fully equipped including a washing machine and tumble dryer and modern kitchen appliances (including a special ice freezer and other goodies for the kitchen lovers among us)! Our group only had 9 people but the house can easily host more!

The house is separately located from other houses around it and you feel you are fully alone here! no neighbors! The surrounding area is just beautiful with a well-kept garden, a pond, a stream and a little sweet playground for the kiddos. There is also a beautiful fire pit to enjoy an evening with friends or just staring at the sunset. The kids enjoy some freshly made S’mores while the adults sip a good glass of wine....

As for rooms, On the upper level of the house you’ll find one master bedroom with a king size bed and a balcony overlooking the pond. That level also has two more bedrooms for the teens in the group and another cozier kind of loft style room with a balcony hosting two extra kids’ beds for a smaller family in size and age of the kids. The lower section of the house had two more beds that were not used but can easily host more guests if needed. The beds were very comfortable! The showers worked great and all was very clean. Bottom level also has a great family room for movies or games.

We enjoyed having our meals in the fancy equipped kitchen on the middle floor as well as a BBQ stationed in the lower floor!

The owners were lovely and very helpful and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return next time we visit the area. The area is very much characterized by the Amish people and carriages, arts and crafts and cuisine. It is close to Lancaster and there is a nice and friendly outlet in the area as well. Hershey's park is within an hour drive too!

Thank you very much for a lovely unforgettable stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing family time in an amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking! We will return to this amazing property!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed along with two other families at the brackbill house for a week; 6 adults & 7 kids! The house was PERFECT in every aspect. Perfectly clean, perfect bedroom/sleeping setup for all of us, perfect location (convenient to necessary things; i.e. Grocery, liquor sores, etc., close to Hershey Park), perfect property including the creek in the back yard and the pool, kept the kids entertained for hours! We will definitely come back to this gem!

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great trip

  • 5 of 5

Great house and very responsive care takers and owners. We had a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Moccasin Run Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Amtrak (Parkesburg Station)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Lincoln Highway (Route 30)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Gap

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017 - Part 3
27 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 - Part 4
26 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2018 - Part 2
29 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Independence Day 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 - Part 2
8 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 21 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 - Part 2
26 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 - Part 3
26 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$327.02
Cleaning Fee AU$261.62 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.1%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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