Historic stone home sitting on established horse ranch.
- english, german
About Tru Marabella
I am a retired schoolteacher of 25 years and have always been an avid horse/animal enthusiast. I am now able to combine my love for horses and teaching as well through Bran Manor Equine Rescue for the past 20 years in which time we have rescued more than 400 horses!
Tru Marabella purchased this House in 1997
Why Tru Marabella chose Spring Township
Love at first sight! A picture is worth 1000 words
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a great stay! Tru was a lovely host!
Great time! Kids had lessons, we had a wonderful stay! House was perfect for our needs!
We had a lovely time at this house and got to ride on a pony and tour the barns of the horse rescue! Tru made sure we had everything we needed and was really responsive to all of our questions before and during our stay. It’s a great place for families.
Patty, please come visit us again and invite the in-laws! You were wonderful houseguests:)
Charming farmhouse, peaceful rolling hills
We had a delightful weekend at the manor house, as my sisters and our families gathered together to celebrate birthdays, enjoy a Sight and Sound production, and interact with Tru and her beautiful horses. We felt right at home and would love to do this again!
Cathy, your family is amazing! So very glad to have met each and everyone of you and hope to see you all again soon. I hope everyone enjoyed their stay and enjoyed the horses!
A great way to relax and recharge
We are two families with grade school kids who rented the home for a New Year’s Eve stay. Upon booking, Tru reached out to introduce herself and offer suggestions in preparation for our stay. She was so helpful and responsive in the advance preparation for our stay, I already felt welcomed even before we arrived.
Upon our arrival, our breaths were taken away by the home. True in every sense of farmhouse chic, it’s like stepping into the pages of Magnolia magazine and it was completely immaculate. It’s spacious and inviting and some of our original plans had been put aside so we could take the time to just relax by the fireplace and hang out.
The house sits on a horse sanctuary run by Tru and we made sure to book a package with her for our children to groom and feed the horses, in addition to riding them. As Tru led the tour, introduced us to a number of the horses and answered our questions, we were delighted by the experience and the fact that this was something truly special our kids could be exposed to. This is definitely something to plan for as part of your stay, and is available to adults as well.
The home is within driving distance of a number of must-sees. For us, that included the Christmas Village and the Lancaster country-side. Throughout, Tru was always available for more questions and coming to our rescue when we locked ourselves out of the house (sorry, Tru!)
This was an unforgettable trip and even better than we had anticipated. There’s truly no better way to unplug and relax, while waking up to see horses grazing just across the drive. Highly recommend, we’ll be back!
Michele and her party were great house guests!!! They took care of our home as if it were their own! Friendly, communicative and simply taken in everything the Manor House experience has to offer! We can’t wait to see you all again:)
Family reunion 2018
I loved it!! The house is huge and very comfortable, especially for a big family. The kitchen table was a perfect place to gather around and we almost never left it.....except for a wonderful horse grooming and riding class that got me back on a horse for the first time in 50+ years. Tru is a thoughtful and sensitive teacher with safety as her top priority.
A peaceful and thoroughly pleasant family weekend.
Your family were all wonderful guests!! Such a fun group. I’m so glad you enjoyed everything especially the horseback riding! Come visit us again real soon.
We loved it!
We had such a great time! The house is super cute- big kitchen that was great for mealtime, great sitting area that doubled for parents to hang out while the kids played checkers near the fireplace. Master bedroom had such a comfy bed! The decor was great and it was super clean. And quiet mornings on the porch with a cup of coffe, watching the horses in the fields was a much loved start to each day. The kids really loved meeting the horses and hearing their stories, and after would try to pick them out in the fields. “I think that one is Bo! Look at how pretty he is out there!” But best of all was Tru! She gave us great ideas of things to do in the area (kids loved the fall festival!), recommended a fantastic restaurant (Austin’s) which we all just loved, and was so welcoming and accommodating. She truly helped make our weekend something special! We will definitely be back! Thank you Tru!!!
I can’t wait for your next visit!! Bring your carrots and apples and I’ll have a list of great things for you to see and do:)