|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our vacation home is a true Lancaster County farmhouse with the original barn looming nearby.
The house is perfect for a family getaway, but also available for small group retreats. Weekly rentals are available throughout the year. For shorter stays call to check availability.
Bring a few friends or the whole family and enjoy a warm welcome to Lancaster County and a peaceful stay at the Goodville Vacation Home.
Located along the Scenic Byway in Eastern Lancaster County. Originally a Mennonite Farmhouse. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with an old-fashioned claw-foot bathtub), living room, kitchen, and mudroom. There is a washer and dryer. Linens and towels are provided for you.
We are approximately one hour’s drive from Philadelphia and surrounding areas, but you will feel like you are in another world as you gaze out over the beautiful countryside and horse and buggies regularly pass by your vacation home.
We invite you to stay in our little town of Goodville, Pennsylvania on the eastern side of Lancaster County.
Keywords: Farmhouse with barn, peaceful, comfy, nearby tourist destinations, Amish and Mennonites, animals and farmland, shopping and sight-seeing, secluded walks, beautiful scenery
I enjoy taking care of the house, and preparing it for our guests.
In addition to the vacation house, I have a flower business. Some of my gardens can be found on this property.
My husband and I and our kids enjoy living in this area, and we are active in our church and in the community.
Trisha Snyder purchased this farmhouse in 1996
Our family lived in this house before we moved into the house next door. So we have many good memories of our own in this house.
As for our interest in vacation houses, this is the way we enjoy traveling, and that has helped us to know how to prepare to make our guests as comfortable as possible.
The Amish and Mennonites who have called Lancaster County home for generations are certainly a big reason why many people choose to visit this area.
When you realize that there are real people who choose to live with out electricity and cars (not to mention no computers or cell phones!) in this day and age, not only is it interesting, but what better backdrop for a vacation where you want to relax and slow down!
But we don't want to under sell what this area has to offer:
-Sight and Sound Auditorium
-Shady Maple Smorgasboard
-Gallery Row art district
-Adamstown Antique district
-Hour's drive to Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Hershey.
- 2 hour's drive to Baltimore, Gettysburg and the beach
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. We knew we were in for a wonderful time when we found the cupcakes & note on arrival. Our friends got into town earlier than expected & we even had the chance to check out Lancaster & Sadie's bakery in the same day. I think my wife put it best when she declared "I don't want to go home. This would be the perfect house for us." as our son played with the cat. Thanks again, and I hope we'll be able to stay here again soon. Everyone keeps saying they wish we had an extra day.
Very Comfortable & Clean Lots of rooms beds very comfortable
traffic was noisy but you have to expect that because it is a main route....
convenient to everything *** something to note-- don't expect to see very many shops on Sunday ---everything seemed to close down. Down the Hill is Shady Maple Smorgasbord----Excellent food---lots of choices!! Our hostess was very accommodating..... just a good family retreat.
I stayed here in late April with my boyfriend, another couple, and their dog. It was great for our needs! The dog had plenty of space to roam and we enjoyed playing games on the kitchen table (there were quite a few provided). The house overlooks a farm--one morning we awoke to cows in the fields, the next morning it was sheep--and Amish horse and buggies drove by. The Goodville Vacation Home is located about 20-30 minutes from the majority of the sights in the area but the drive is beautiful. Overall, a great place to relax!
My family stayed in this place for 3 days to watch Sight and Sound Theater's Jonah. We did not expect that this vacation home will become the highlight of our little vacation. We have been to a few vacation rentals in the past but there is something quite distinct about this place. We walked in and there is a sense of peace and restfulness in this house.
Trisha had a vase of beautiful flowers from her garden,a plate of yummy cookies and a handwritten note to welcome us. The house was very clean.There were 9 people in our group,including 2 little girls and 7 adults but we never felt crowded.There was plenty of space for everybody.
The kitchen and dining area quickly became our favorite place as we prepared many meals together and as we were catching up on each other. The view and the yard was breathtaking inviting us to carry our lunch outside and picnic under the shade of the huge walnut tree.Gentle breeze,rolling green hills, the view of cows and sheep grazing in the fields across the street,green cornfields towards the right side but my favorite is the view of vibrant colors of Trisha's flower garden.
Except for a little bit of outlet shopping which is irresistible especially to our Canadian family,we did not feel the need to go out or even eat out.The beauty and serenity in this place restored our souls. It's a truly remarkable place and even more remarkable owners who are easy to do business with,helpful,accommodating and generous.
Our sincere thanks and deep gratitude for the opportunity to spend an awesome 3 days in Goodville Vacation House.
Truly enjoyed our stay at Goodville Vacation Home. From the moment we walked in the house we felt like family not just visitors. From the fresh flowers and cookies to the personal note thanking us for coming we felt like we were at home. Such a beautiful home, took us back to a simpler time when home was the center of the family. House was in a great location, we were able to enjoy the beauty of the country and watch the Amish as they traveled back and forth to town, but also had the convienence of being so close to all the major attractions and shopping. Owner Trish was amazing, she made us feel so welcome. Hope to plan another trip to this home in the future.
Interaction with the owner was a success. Response was timely and helpful. We were blessed to stay in this home. My lady friends and I visited the area mainly to watch a play at Sight&Sound Theater and do some shopping. We were welcomed with a plateful of delicious cookies, fresh flowers and a personalized card. Home was clean and comfortable. We recommend this place! Thank you for your hospitality, Trish.
Amish and Mennonite Farm Tours, Horse and Buggy rides, Amish-made Quilts and Furniture, Crafts, Art Gallaries, Pa Dutch cooking, Sight and Sound Theaters, Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Phildadelphia, Gettysburg, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge and more!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||All deposits are non-refundable!|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.