LEHIGH VALLEY FARMHOUSE & FARM - FOUR SEASON GETAWAY - 1.5 HRS/ NYC-1 HR /PHILL

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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LEHIGH VALLEY FARMHOUSE & FARM - FOUR SEASON GETAWAY - 1.5 HRS/ NYC-1 HR /PHILL

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Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths (Sleeps 6)

Plan ahead now for your spring, summer, autumn and winter getaway and come stay at Hemphill Farm. Recreation is abundant whether is it skiing, hiking, mountain biking,cycling, tennis or at the amusement and wild water park. Complimentary seasoned firewood provided for the wood stove and fire-pit. The farmhouse is a perfect base for family and friends going to the next door ski mountain Bear Creek. 1.6 miles away. The mountain has an excellent ski school for all levels and top notch snow making throughout the winter. If you need to be shuttled to the mountain, let us know when you make your reservation. The farmhouse is a perfect autumn, winter, spring, summer getaway. Escape to visit the local wineries which are abundant in the area. The farmhouse offers nearby activites throughout the year with something for everyone. Enjoy the quiet of this private home that is just a stone's throw from Bear Creek and it is a quick weekend getaway to the country. Spend time together with your family and friends at a farmhouse surrounded by pastures of sheep. Located just down the road from Bear Creek Mountain Resort, this c. 1870 farmhouse is an ideal home base for getaways. Intimate and cozy, the farmhouse is set back on 9+ picturesque acres and is close to all sorts of sightseeing in the Lehigh Valley and the rural scenic farmland and hills of Berks County. After a full day of sightseeing, come back to the cozy farm nestled in the hills where you can enjoy the use of a full kitchen for those who love to cook and entertain with friends and family. The front porch is set up with comfortable seating and a picnic table just a few feet away for 'al fresco' dining per season. The farmhouse sleeps up to six people. The bedrooms have quality beds and white linens for a perfect restful vacation. From the all the windows are views upon views. The farmhouse is easy to get to from points east in New York and New Jersey via I-78; it is only 1.5 hours from New York City and one hour from Philadelphia. Lehigh Valley International Airport is 20 minutes away.

The farmhouse is an ideal location to stay when visiting the kids at university and college. Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Kutztown University, Desales University, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College are all within a 30 minute drive from the farm.

The farmhouse is a meeting of; old and new, country and city, people and farm animals. The farm is a romantic getaway, friends getting together away from the city, and family reuniting. Enjoy being on a farm with the amenities of quality bedding in three bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, dining room for six and sofa seating for six. The front porch almost always has a breeze and seems to be one of the popular common meeting places while staying at the farmhouse. Whether reading the morning newspaper with coffee or watching the sunset over a glass of wine the views upon views are never ending and soul soothing.

A wood stove in the livingroom adds to the warmth and charm of the farmhouse. In front of the farmhouse is a large firepit perfect even on a winter evening. Please ask for wood supply during your stay.

Arrive at the farmhouse and park in front of the picket fence on the circular driveway and enter the farmhouse through the mudroom where ski gear can be stored. If your stay happens while a snow fall happens, the driveway and walkways will be cleared immediately. The I-78 and other roads leading to the farm happen to be the first roads to be cleared after and during snow falls.

Can't wait to hit the slopes? The ski resort is only five minutes by car from the farm. The mountain has 17 slopes services by six lifts and tows, a half pipe, snow tubing and terrain park. The mountain offers something for every level of skier or rider, from the beginner area serviced by a carpet lift and triple chair, to three progressive terrain parks with a wide variety of freestyle features, to the 50%slope of sasquatch, the most challenging black diamond trail. There is 100% snow making capabilities and lighted trails- don't you love the opportunity to extend your time on the slopes with some night runs?

Ski/ snow board lessons are available. Seniors 70 & over and children 5 & under ski for FREE! Four hour Adult lift tickets weekdays are $41 and weekends $50. Rental equipment - skis/boots/poles $35- snowboards/boots/poles $35 - helmut $11

Snowsports School- Discovery Program weekdays $45- weekends $81- Discovery Plus weekdays $77- weekends $95- Snowtubing weekdays $15- weekends $29.

The area now know as Bear Creek was home to the Rittenhouse Gap mines, a part of the Mid Atlantic Iron Belt The mines date back to the 1800's and the time of Thomas Edison, who was drawn to the mines to develop a cost effective means of extracting iron ore from crushed rock. The raiload servicing the mines was known as the Catasaqua-Fogelsville Railroad. It was built in the 1850's as a way to transport iron ore to furnaces along the Lehigh River, including Lock Ridge Furnace in Alburtis, where the ore was used to make cannon and machinery. The Rittenhouse Gap mines were abandoned after World War I when the iron industry was drawn to the upper Midwest.

One the the favorite locals weekends of the year is the Macungie car show. One of the country's largest antique and classic cars shows. August 3,4,5-2014. For 50 years, Das Awkscht Fescht has been a summer tradition for all ages. Offering three fun-packed days in the great outdoors, it's a perfect way for families to celebrate summer. This year, come cruisin' through 42 acres of fun at the Fescht - and enjoy the great things classic summers are made of. Admission Includes all events, shows, and entertainment. Everywhere you look are antique and classic cars coming and going along local roads, a sight to see.

The farmhouse is also a great location for those visiting family members in the Topton Home located only minutes away. Also Cedar Crest Hospital is only 15 minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
You have created and preserved an idyllic and very special place here at Hemphill Farm. It is a place of joy, love and clearly meant to be shared. Your care and hard work are so evident and appreciated and oh so beautiful. Parents need to bring their children here. Children deserve to know the freedom and joy a property like this provides. Open fields, no traffic, lightening bugs, feeding sheep and Ginger the pygmy goat. Roasting marsh mellows by the fire-pit and having cookie and milk picnics under a grand cherry tree. We will forever be in your debt for giving us the ability to give these experiences and memories to our children and ourselves. We look forward to making this a family tradition.
Jul 2014
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Owner/manager

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Pay with confidence
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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961829
+1 215 2628015
Lehigh Valley Greater Philadelphia area
Montrose, New York
5

PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILDREN HERE!

  • 5 of 5
This is a remarkable, lovely property. The house is well equipped and has lovely bedding and very comfortable mattresses! The kitchen is fully equipped, there is plenty of space. The real value is in the exterior. The gardens are beautiful and very well tended and thought out. The sheep and goat are friendly, my kids loved feeding them with the feed the owners provided. We hand bonfires every night and chased the thousands of lightning bugs every night. Children thrive on the freedom and fresh air here! Please go!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961829
+1 215 2628015
Lehigh Valley Greater Philadelphia area
Egg Harbor, NJ
5

COMFORTABLE STAY, CHARMING HOME AND GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The friendly owners of this home take pride in this charming farmhouse, and it shows! They were able to accommodate us within days notice. The house is clean, attractively decorated and equipped with anything you may need. The kitchen is stocked with appliances, pots and pans, bakeware....everything you would need to prepare meals. I noticed a blender, measuring cups, utensils, mixing bowls ect. The living room area with wood stove is very cozy. Plenty of fire wood was provided, Couches are comfortable and cable TV is available. Magazines and local area attraction reading was a plus! There is a small half bathroom downstairs next to kitchen. The three bedrooms upstairs are all very comfortable with warm linens, pull down shades and portable electric heaters. My sister said the king size bed was truly the best sleep ever! We were delighted to sleep in, could hear the roosters in the mornings. The bathroom was clean, nice big towels provided, plenty of hot water with multi selection shower head. I would have preferred better water pressure, but considering its a farmhouse, its understandable. The dining room is a good size to comfortably fit 6 persons. All rooms had a portable heater of some sort, which were great to take the chill out! But the homes oil heat does heat up quickly and found ourselves turning heaters off after a few mins. The surrounding farm and views are terrific, and yes we did enjoy watching the sheep! Bear creek mountain is less than 5 min drive away, about 1.5 miles. Great for us to come back after a day of skiing! Everything covered in snow looked magical and we hope a visit in the spring comes soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961829
+1 215 2628015
Lehigh Valley Greater Philadelphia area
Brooklyn, New York
5

THE FARMHOUSE CALLED US BACK.

  • 5 of 5
Myself and four of our friends returned for the third time to
this inviting farmhouse with a 360 degree view of the
beautiful property it rests on. We enjoy waking up to the sounds of the roosters in the morning and looking out from all the windows onto the sheep grazing in the fields. John and Will the owners are most gracious and have maintained their property with a well-equipped kitchen, the most comfortable beds we've slept in among all the properties we've rented and
they have been most accommodating in whatever our needs would be. We always enjoy our stay here and we intend to return at least once a year so that we can see it in all seasons.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961829
+1 215 2628015
Lehigh Valley Greater Philadelphia area
5

CHARMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone visiting the area. The ambiance was fantastic. The hospitality of the property owners was above and beyond expectations. We felt so at home and welcome in this charming farmhouse. Excellent opportunity for family and friends to gather and enjoy the comforts of home. Thanks for sharing your property with us. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961829
+1 215 2628015
Lehigh Valley Greater Philadelphia area
New Jersey
5

CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN!

Can't Wait to Return!
  • 5 of 5
We can't say enough good things about this charming farm and it's wonderful hosts! It was an amazing experience to be out in the country with wide open space all around us. John and Will were very thoughtful and helpful when we needed them. Will set up our daughter with her own big bucket of grain the first day so that she could go out and feed "her" sheep whenever she wanted. Our favorite memories from this trip are of the time we spent together as a family, spending time outside and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Hemphill farm is a very peaceful place and we can't wait to return!!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p961829
+1 215 2628015
Lehigh Valley Greater Philadelphia area
5

SIMPLY AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
We spent three magical days at this farm and the children are already begging to go back! we just miss everything about from feeding the goats in the morning, to picking up fresh produce with Will the farmer. The greatness of this farm is also that it is near almost ...a ski resort, amusement park, Philadelphia and NYC!
John the owner and Will the farmer are so sweet and available to make your stay even more enjoyable, you can not beat this! highly recommended :)
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Car: recommended

Enjoy watching the sheep meander through the farm's pastures while sitting on the front porch or dining al fresco at the picnic table.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is an amusement and water park located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The park features eight roller coasters, other adult and children's rides, and a waterpark, Wildwater Kingdom.

Bear Creek has 17 slopes serviced by six lifts and tows, a half pipe, snow tubing and a terrain park. The mountain offers something for every level of skier or rider, from the beginner area served by a carpet lift and triple chair, to three progressive terrain parks with a wide variety of freestyle features, to the 50% slope of Sasquatch, the most challenging black diamond trail. There is 100% snowmaking capabilities and lighted trails - don't you love the opportunity to extend your time on the slopes with some night runs? Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center and the farmhouse are convenient to an array of amenities. Fine dining is very nearby. Visit 'Hemphill Farm' on facebook to see all the liked restaurants and activities in the area. Put your bicycles on your car and visit the area's picturesque small towns, stopping to tour around and relaxing at lunch or pack a lunch and enjoy the many parks. There are many wineries in the area to visit as well are farm stands.

Snowsports School:

Expect the unexpected with the Discovery and Discovery Plus programs for beginners and beyond. These ski and snowboard packages include equipment, extended day lift ticket, and progressive instruction combined with flexible start times. Sessions are held daily from 9:30AM- noon, 1-1:30pm, and 6-8:30PM. No reservations necessary. Youth Discovery: Packages for first-time skiers and riders ages 8-12/ 2 hour lession with flexible start times/ lift ticket limited to D and E lifts. Discovery: Packages for first time skiers/riders age 13 and up/ Progressive ongoing instruction, come and go as you please/Lift ticket limited to D and E lifts (Discovery and Youth Discovery packages are $77 on weekdays and $90 on weekends and holidays). Youth Discovery Plus: Packages for improving novice (green-circle slopes) skiers and riders ages 8-12/ 2-hour lesson with flexible start times/ All mountain lift included. Discovery Plus: Packages for improving novice (green-circle slopes) skiers and riders age 13 amd up/ Progressive ongoing instruction, come and go as you please All-mountain lift ticket included.

Discovery Plus and Youth Discovery Plus packages are are $90 weekdays/$105 weekends and holidays.

Private Lessons: Enjoy personal instruction, or share a lesson with family or friends. Reservations are recommended. Children under 6 must have a one-on-one lesson. Not recommended for children under 4. For reservations call 610.641.1319.

Private lessons: 1 1/4 hour lesson available at 9:30am,11am, 1pm, 2:30pm, and 6pm daily. $99 for one person, $60 for each additional person.

Half-day private lesson: 2 1/2 hour lessons available at 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, and 6pm daily. $175 for one person, $108 for each additional person.

Kodiak Kids Programs:

Kodiak kids programs are lift, lesson, and rental packages that include half-day small-group instruction and indoor/outdoor supervision.

Sessions are held daily from 9:30am-noon and 1-3:30pm. Reservations are recommended, and registration begins 1 hours prior to the desired session.

Kodiak Rovers: Packages for first time skiers ages 6 and 7/limited to one session per child per day.

Kodiak Rangers: Packagesfor novice (green- circle slopes) or better skiers ages 6-12/Participants must be able to ride lifts and turn/stop on at least green-circle slopes. Kodiak Kids packages are $90 on weekdays and $105 on weekends and holidays.

Rates 2012/2013:

Snowtubing: weekday (per session) $24

Weekend/Holiday (per session) $29

Weekday Sessions:

Mon-Thurs. 5:30-10pm: Fri 3:30-6:30pm & 7-10PM

Weekend/Holiday Sessions:

8:30-11am, noon-3pm, 3:30-6:30pm and 7-10pm

Lift Tickets: Seniors 70 & over and children 5 & under ski for FREE!

ADULT:

4 hours- weekday $41/weekend$50

Extended day (open to close)- weekday $47/ weekend $62

Evening (4-10pm) weekday & weekend $34

YOUTH (6-21) and SENIOR (62-69)

4 hour weekday $40/ weekend $49

Extended Day (open to close) weekday $40/weekend $53

Evening (4-10pm) weekday/ weekend $34

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Lehigh Valley Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
summer season 2013
Jun 21 - Sep 20
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,550
 
 
Autumn season 2013
Sep 21 - Dec 20
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,550
 
 
winter ski season 2013
Jan 7 - Mar 14
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
spring season 2013
Mar 15 - Jun 20
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,550
 

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Lehigh Valley Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet , sink
  • A simple and clean full bathroom is located on the second floor and a half bath is on the first floor conveniently located between the dining, kitchen and living room areas. Crisp white towels are supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , california king
  • Three private bedrooms accomodate 6 for sleeping. All three bedrooms are on the second floor . Unlike many farmhouses there is a easy inclined staircase with solid railing. Linens/bath towels are all white.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • racquetball
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • ski privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The farmhouse is a perfect get away for friends and family to be able to prepare meals together. Grocery shopping is about 10 minutes away. The kitchen has been freshly painted and a passthrough/opening has been recently made between the livingroom and kitchen to allow for entertaining while preparing meals. There are views from the old farm windows over the pastures of the sheep roaming around. If there are other needs, please do not hesitate to ask.
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