Lehigh Valley farmhouse rental - The farmhouse's front porch overlooks lawns. Fenced in and safe for the kids.
The farmhouse's front porch overlooks lawns. Fenced in and safe for the kids.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
 

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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. 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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30 Reviews of Property 961829 in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Farmhouse & Farm - Four Season Getaway - 1.5 Hrs/ NYC-1 Hr /Phill
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 30 reviews
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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
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
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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
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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.
business
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
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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!
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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
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Chance to recharge

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
"Thank you so much for your hospitality! From the fire to the sheep to the simpleness of quiet and the time to do "nothing" it was such a lovely weekend. We all truly appreciated the chance to recharge at Hemphill Farm."
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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
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5 1/2 week sojourn

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our 5 1/2 week sojourn is over and we are taking some great memories back home. Feeding the sheep with our granddaughters; roasting up some really fresh chicken when we had my mom over for the week; the bonfire with all my sisters on a Friday night and walks around the perimeter of Hemphill farm. The peace and quiet of sitting on the front porch and painting was an added bonus. Hope to be back in the future.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
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Marathon Mamas Rock!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We enjoyed our stay here before the Lehigh Valley Marathon! What a gorgeous location and race. We'll be back to race next year! Marathon Mamas Rock!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
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Unforgettable Writers' Retreat

Unforgettable Writers' Retreat
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
What a peaceful, pastoral week we had at Hemphill Farm! I went there with three other writers for a week's retreat and could not have been happier. We sipped coffee in the morning, watched the sheep in the pastures from the front porch, and listened to the roosters crow. The owners are particularly gracious, gave us heirloom tomatoes and fresh eggs for our breakfast in the morning and built us a fire in the front yard pit so we could gaze at it and laugh and drink wine on our last night there. We cooked dinner almost every evening and found the kitchen nicely stocked with pots, pans, mixing bowls, etc. I discovered that I was particularly productive at Hemphill Farm and managed to write ten new poems in a week. Amazing how a mere hour's drive from Philly can feel like a complete respite from urban living. Highly recommended for other writers -- no desks, but the dining room table does nicely.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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 :)
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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

Great for birding and celebrating!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I was a very fortunate guest of a college graduation. What a retreat ! Peaceful and quiet except of course for the many species of singing birds found on the property. Being a birder I was thrilled to hear that Hawk Mt was less than 20 miles away. Every morning I could explore the farmyard full of birds.
The house was perfect and if we needed anything our gracious hosts provided happily. We cooked many meals in celebration and when it rained a tent appeared so our party was not dampened.