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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
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

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 enclosure
  • Bathroom has shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • 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 theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 4.90625 based on 64 reviews
5

Scenic location with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The rooms were clean, and the beds comfortable. The hosts were friendly, and the surrounding area was very beautiful. This is a great place to stay and convenient to Lititz in Lancaster areas.

  • Review Submitted: 16/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte is an amazing host and the upstairs apartment was just what we needed. The kitchen cabinets are crafted out of antique barn wood. The beds are very comfortable and are each covered with a locally-made Amish quilt. The whole space is beautifully decorated and full of character. We felt right at home and very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

absolutely wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that is centrally located to all the great shops. It is well maintained and very clean, warm and welcoming. I highly recommend staying here. This is my second stay and am not dissapointed.

  • Review Submitted: 17/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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,

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$157
AU$916
AU$3,009
 

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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