|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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We invite you to stay in our comfortably and tastefully decorated 1840 four-bedroom farmhouse and cozy country cottage nestled in the middle of 83 acres of rolling Pennsylvania countryside. The Pennsylvania farmhouse is a simple log frame structure with white German siding with two front doors, typical architecture for the mid-1800's. The cottage has a large central stone fireplace (currently not functional) and was used as a smokehouse and summer kitchen in the late 19th & early 20th centuries.
Situated in beautiful Adams County, we are located approximately two miles from the historic colonial town of East Berlin, PA (population: 1,400), founded by Pennsylvania Germans in 1764 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Property Description and Location: The property has a beautiful in-ground pool, Pennsylvania bank barn, 3-car garage, lovely views, and privacy and is an excellent base for relaxation and exploration of nearby Gettysburg, Lancaster's PA Dutch Country, Hershey, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. World-wide travelers will find many French and European touches. We also have lots of original art and handmade pottery in both the farmhouse and cottage.
Historical: Our farmhouse has two plaques indicating registration as a Civil War building (having been built prior to the Civil War of 1863) and has received recognition from Historic Gettysburg-Adams County, Inc. as a home restored to its original 1840's era.
Sleeping Accomodations: The rental of this property includes both the Farmhouse and the Cottage:
Farmhouse (sleeps up to 8): There are four bedrooms on the second floor of the farmhouse: three with a double bed and one with two single beds. All are furnished with antique dressers, desks, and lovely bed linens.
Cottage (sleeps 2-4): There is one loft-style bedroom with double bed on the second floor and a comfortable pull-out double sofa bed in the living room.
In addition, we also have a Writer's Studio with two single beds, which can be used, if needed, at a cost of $75/night.
We will consider pets with prior authorization and charge a one-time pet fee of $75/pet.
We have had several weddings at our farm which have been beautiful! We allow small weddings of about 130 guests or less. Please ask about our rates. We will be glad to give you recommendations for tent rental, caterers, photographers, etc.
In word I can not describe the beauty and comfort we find in your farm house , children were amazed in the how the space for fun, cycling, flying kites, football, volleyball, hide and seek, wonderful pool, the house a charm , very worth it ,, our family is from Brazil and we were very happy to have found in your Farmhouse this quiet for our holiday (we loved )
We will organize for back again in your beautiful house
This was the perfect place for our family get together with four generations. Our adults kids and their children stayed in the main farmhouse. Our parents stayed in the cottage. My husband and I stayed in the cute, one room Writer's Studio. We had room to spread out and room to have meals together. It was if we went back in time to a slower pace, yet close enough to Gettysburg to have plenty to do. Barbara's communication was great. The property was perfectly kept. We loved it and hope to return!
The owners could not have been more gracious or welcoming. The property is fantastic with plenty of room to stretch out. We hiked, we biked, we swam, we BBQed...every night we rocked on the porch while the kids chased fireflies...it was the perfect vacation spot and if we ever go to that area again we wouldn't hesitate to stay here.
Our semi-annual Family Vacation was held here this year, and it was superb. All
conditions and amenities were 1st rate. Clean. Beautiful. Beautiful views. Much to
do in the area - even Baltimore Harbor was not too far away. But days spent on
the property and in the area were entertaining and restful. Return to quiet & simple
values and entertainment. But far from rustic, even though an historic 1840 property.
Also, I don't want to limit it to the above - there was plenty more to do and see in
the area that we did not get to. It is just that these were the things we looked forward
to doing, and which we pleasantly found there. And, the owners were so nice and
thoughtful, and concerned with our enjoyment. Can't say enough.
All in all, a great time was had by all, children and adults.
Richard Albert & Family
Massapequa Park, New York
I agree with the other glowing reviews. The place is spotless, the farmhouse so comfortable that I felt like it was home after a day, the pool wonderful, the kitchen very user friendly, even for a LOT of cooking, plenty of room for everybody to spread out throughout the property, plenty of sports equipment to play with, a wonderful big field for baseball or anything else, and lots of privacy. There is a fire pit that we used a couple of nights, two grills, a wonderful front porch that we sat on in the morning on the rockers or porch swing to watch our 2 year old grandson run around. The pool is just wonderful-plenty big, beautifully landscaped, plenty of chairs, a table, and umbrellas. The grounds are expansive and would be really fun for older kids to explore. Our 30 year old daughter said that it was our best family vacation ever. Our other daughter and her husband have been here with friends and they also loved it. It is an easy, maybe 20 minute drive to Gettysburg, a 5-10 minute drive to East Berlin, where there is a grocery store and beer distributorship if needed, and also antique shops and pretty architecture-a nice afternoon visit.
We came last fall to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday, and we all loved it so much that we pretty much booked for this summer right after we came back. We range in age from 60 to 2, and everybody loved it. I couldn't recommend the place more. And Barbara checked in with us just to make sure that everything was going ok. Barbara and Forry are super nice folks and we really enjoyed renting from them. We will be back again!
What a great place to spend a relaxing vacation. Seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city and close enough that you can take awesome day trips. We went to D.C for two days, Monticello for a day, White river rafting at Harper's Ferry and a baseball game in Baltimore. All destinations were within 2 hours or so. And of course Gettysburg is only 15 minutes away. Barbara was awesome and contacted us several times to make sure all was well and gave us some local knowledge. The farm itself is unbelievable. The decor is very welcoming and you feel like you are back in the day. The pool is one of the best I have swam in, and I live in Arizona. We had 8 of us and there was more than a enough room for everyone. Thank you Barbara for making our small family reunion an enjoyable time. We will be back.
We provide 5 bicycles for your enjoyment to explore country roads in the area. Also, we have croquet, volleyball, and lots of yard games for families. For the pool, we supply pool toys and 'noodles' as well as beach towels for everyone. Also, please note that we have free WiFi in the farmhouse! :)
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Rates for Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Rates (in US Dollars ): Personal Currency Assistant™
Preferred Summer Rental - Sat. to Sat.
$250 Refundable Security Deposit.
50% Deposit Required with Reservation.
Balance Due 30 Days Prior to Arrival.
6% PA Sales Tax, 5% Adams County Tax will be added.
Personal Check, Cashier's Check, or Money Order.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
We ask for a 50% deposit when you make the reservation, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival