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Serene, Beautiful Renovated Carriage House in Lancaster County

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom sleeps 2-4

Winter, summer, spring or fall, renew and revitalize your spirits at Blue Heron Barn. Relive a quieter time and enjoy a hard-earned stay at The Carriage House, originally a barn built in the early 1800´s and lovingly rebuilt on the property. Sharing a hillside view by a restored sandstone farmhouse overlooking the beautiful Blue Heron Pond (for gazing only), you´re surrounded by the solitude of nature and of yourself. The cozy interior includes carefully crafted hand hewn beams and period hardware from an age gone by, blending with modern conveniences like satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The barn features a queen loft bedroom which looks down on an open great room with fireplace and fully-stocked kitchen. The fridge can even be stocked with your favorite foods prior to arrival. After eating, enjoy your coffee on the deck, which overlooks wooded 50 acres, or explore all that Pennsylvania Dutch Country has to offer.

Nearby Attractions: Attractions close to Blue Heron Barn also include Longwood Gardens, Ephrata Cloister, Hersheypark, Landis Valley Museum, Cornwall Furnace, Historic Schaefferstown, Middlecreek Wildlife Refuge, and Hawk Mountain.

* the pond is available only for its beauty; no recreational activities allowed.

More Details

Property Manager
John Gotwalt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016


Newmanstown Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , loft bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - futon in lr
  • Queen futon in living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
No recreation or swimming allowed at Blue Heron Pond.


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Serene, Beautiful Renovated Carriage House in Lancaster County
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Relaxing and cozy weekend at the Carriage House!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a weekend getaway here and loved it! Everything is exactly as its mentioned for amenities. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet place to go for a vacation. We will definitely be going back. Loved the house and the view. They think of everything u will need and then some!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a very relaxing weekend in the carriage house. High ceilings with lots of light and stunning views of wooded lot. Saw deers in the yard in the morning. Awesome kitchen with all the necessary supplies. Only drawback was mattress wasn't soft and temperature varied significantly from lower level to loft.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up 2 miles from Blue Heron Barn and had no idea it even existed! I now live in NJ, a few miles outside Philadelphia. I often mention how much I miss the area where I grew up. When my girlfriends and I were planning a getaway weekend for my 50th birthday, I stumbled upon this listing. Our plan was to return to my "roots" and visit with my family and the quaint and peaceful towns of Lititz, Mount Gretna, and Hershey. Becky was great to deal with in the planning stages.

From the moment we arrived, we started to relax. John greeted us upon arrival, and we felt instantly welcomed. The barn is amazing and charming. We are all very particular when staying away from home, and Blue Heron Barn exceed all of our expectations. The house is inviting and extremely clean - country charm meets modern day amenities. At every turn, we were thrilled with our choice. The peace and quiet hum of nature made us slow down and enjoy our escape from the frantic pace we usually keep. The back deck was the perfect place to catch up on a good book, enjoy a glass of wine, and appreciate the peacefulness of this area. My friends were amazed at the amount of stars that can be seen at night. One friend remarked that she had never been somewhere that was so quiet and relaxing - perfect for taking time to slow down. We'd love to come back in the wintertime. We were imagining how beautiful it would be with snow on the ground. I have already recommended Blue Heron Barn to everyone we spoke to during our visit. I am hoping some of the locals start recommending it to friends and relatives. When it was time to leave, we didn't want to go... a perfect testament to how wonderful a place it really is.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I took a trip to Lancaster to do some antiquing and stumbled upon this carriage house on What a wonderful find! I have very high standards when I stay away from home, and this beautiful carriage house met them all. It's cozy but spacious and has all the amenities you could need and want. It's very clean and comfortable. Situated on beautiful, peaceful property. The owner Becky was a pleasure to work with. We originally booked one night and planned to stay at a bed and breakfast for the next night, but practically begged to come back and stay here the second night, after we saw the bed and breakfast. There was no comparison.

Highly recommend this beautifully renovated gem.

The description was very accurate.

Great location. Easy, quck drive to attractions both north (Adamstown for antiquing) and south (Lititz, Ephrata and Lancaster).

Can't wait to go back. Really felt like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Peacful Winter Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect weekend. We have 9 children and 7 grandchildren and were looking for an escape to a quiet place of peace for our 32nd anniversary, and that is exactly what we found. It snowed some each day we were there, deer came right up to the cabin and meandered across the snow. We stayed in , read, looked out at the snow and took catnaps off and on. Oh how restful, just what we needed. We are looking to return in the summer when all the white will be green.Thanks so much for this great place.- The Wilsons, South Jersey Shore

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim for such a nice review! We look forward to guesting people like you ,who we can share a little piece of our peacefullnes and serenity that we get to enjoy every day.We look forward to your return. -John and Becky
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Perfect Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family (4 adults) chose the Carriage Barn for a unique, memorable Christmas in a year when we all needed a restful change of pace. The online photos and descriptions were completely accurate, and we felt right at home from the moment we pulled up. John's warm friendly welcome made us feel like friends and Becky's tasteful Christmas decorations added a special touch. Everything was right at hand for a fully restful, peaceful, enjoyable winter retreat. The deer, rabbits, owls, birds, and "perfect Christmas morning snow" added to the memorable time. We are eager to return in other seasons to enjoy this beautiful barn, our new friends, and its lovely surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Harrisburg International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Franklin House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Iron Valley
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Franklin House
Car: necessary

Blue Heron Barn is located just north of Lititz in the heart of scenic Lancaster County, PA. Historic Lititz is renowned for antique stores, boutiques and restaurants. It is also home to the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, the nation's oldest, and the Wilbur Chocolate Factory. We are within a half hour's drive of Lancaster's outlet shopping, farmers' market and Amish attractions as well as from the storybook lakeside village of Mt. Gretna. Hershey, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC all are easy day trips from this convenient yet idyllic location.



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  • A night's rent to is required for less than a one week stay. This will also serve as a security deposit, refunded if not used. Rates for extended stay are negotiable.

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