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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 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Ashley Risbon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 ...
  • botanical garden
  • 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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Country Oasis

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haddonfield, NJ

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

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

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

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally Enjoyed our Stay!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our annual family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space, beautifully decorated, lovely Christmas decorations, big kitchen, comfy beds, incredible showers. Perfect for our family Christmas!

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
Cleaning Fee AU$254.86 + 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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