expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Stunning Historic Farmhouse * Private POOL * 2 large living rooms * 3 full baths

Lancaster, PA, USA
  • Farmhouse3400 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

4 Bedrooms * 3 Baths, 2 big family rooms * HUGE screened porch 2 - 14 NIGHT STAY

The moment we first laid eyes on this circa 1750 sandstone farmhouse, we knew immediately what an incredibly special home it is. We are thrilled to share this beautiful piece of history with you. Your friends and family will cherish the vacation memories made here, and you'll love the private in-ground pool and 18' screened porch. It is privately situated in the peaceful village of Lampeter where you will have easy and quick access to all the attractions that define the Lancaster County experience. This home has been expertly renovated and tastefully appointed with high quality furnishings for maximum comfort and a mix of antiques that compliment its place in history as one of Lancaster’s seven original farmhouses. Not only will you be surrounded by an authentic piece of Lancaster’s past, but you will be enveloped by all the comforts of the modern world. This home boasts flat screen TVs, high speed Internet, top of the line appliances, and central air and a 9 foot dining room table big enough for the whole gang.

You will instantly feel right at home. The exterior of the home is equally as fabulous with a spectacular, private in-ground pool, a spacious screened porch right off the kitchen and family room, plus professional landscaping. You will not soon forget your vacation at The Carpenter House—you will not be disappointed!

FYI...This home is one of two historic gems we offer for vacation rentals, and both homes are large enough for your entire family. The Stone Home at Shallowbrook Farm (property #156751) is on a 50 acre horse farm, has Amish neighbors, and a private in-ground POOL.

My email is lpoole@shallowbrookfarmllc.com

and phone is 717-951-5945

Property Manager

Wanda or Lyndsay Poole

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2nd floor, TV, private bath with soaking tub & large shower
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 2nd floor. Has TV
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 2nd floor. Includes a twin sleeper
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 2nd floor
      • Family room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, First floor, Queen sleeper. Adjacent full bath


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Second floor hall bath
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, First floor

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Away From It All


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Telephone
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Game Console


                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Patio
                                        • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                        • Wood Deck

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • This home has a stunning screened porch right off the kitchen. This large room overlooking the gorgeous swimming pool is suitable for your entire group to relax and enjoy each other's company. The pool is open May 15-September 12. Also, there is a sofabed on the first floor along with a full bathroom.

                                                                  23 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great place to relax in!

                                                                  Linda N.Bainbridge Island, WA

                                                                  We were in Lancaster for a family event so didn't have a lot of time to spend at the farmhouse, but wish we would have had more! There was plenty of room to spread out, the beds were comfy, the kitchen wonderful to use, and lots of room at the huge dining table. The farmhouse is wonderfully decorated but still feels homey. There are some antiques so young children need to be watched, but we had no problem. It wasn't the right time of year for us to enjoy the wonderful, large screened in porch and pool, but we hope to come back for another family gathering in the warm weather! Thanks Lyndsay and Wanda for the welcoming home baked cookies!

                                                                  Spacious home

                                                                  Jennifer M.Cincinnati, Ohio

                                                                  -Great house for our multi-generational family get-together. Everything was as described on the website and our hosts were very helpful and responsive. The location is good for local attractions, but quiet, and a welcome break from the busy US highway 30. The house was very clean, the kitchen well stocked, the bathrooms spacious and the beds very comfortable. We enjoyed the screened porch and there was plenty of room for everyone in the living rooms. With an infant and a two year old in our party, we ate most of our meals in the house, either cooking them ourselves or bringing food in from local restaurants. Our two year old granddaughter loved the nearby sights - Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Rail Road, and the playground at the school next door. The adults loved the Lancaster Central Market. We would highly recommend this house to anyone who wants a comfortable place to stay to explore Lancaster County.

                                                                  Awesome and well kept house

                                                                  Moni O.

                                                                  The house was clean and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable. Kids had plenty to do. Truly a relaxing place ideally located near Amish farms/ Hershey/ Strasburg/ Sight and Sound Theater. Very good place to have a vacation. We were very impressed.

                                                                  Perfect Family Christmas Gathering

                                                                  Pj M.-

                                                                  This is the second time we rented a home from the Pooles, celebrating our sibling Christmas. Their homes always are beautifully decorated for the holidays. The space, furniture and amenities served us all perfectly. We've never been disappointed.

                                                                  The home away from home.

                                                                  James W.

                                                                  The area and house was wonderful. Many sights and stores near to house made it convent to travel to. Also, their were many place to eat out if you wish. The house was equally wonderful, the owners made sure all areas were ready for our stay. Their were many activities for the children and adults to be active in or they could just relaxes. The house was comfortable and very well setup, it was warm and inviting to stay there.

                                                                  Absolutely perfect home

                                                                  IRMA B.

                                                                  We just returned from our stay at the Carpenter House 12/17/15 - 01/03/16 and it was an experience I am glad I had.

                                                                  First of all, Wanda and Lindsay were so helpful prior to our trip by answering my e-mails promptly, which I greatly appreciated.

                                                                  This home is so clean, beautifully decorated and you just feel "at home". No matter what I say in this review it can not compare with one's own experience, just know that this property is one you can not pass up. There were days that we chose to just "stay home" and relax during our stay and it was quite pleasant.

                                                                  Thank you so much Wanda and Lindsay for the Christmas gifts, you are so kind.


                                                                  Lancaster, PA, USA

                                                                  The Carpenter House is within 15 to 30 minutes to the following: Sight and Sound Theater Living Waters Theater Outlet malls Amish Buggy rides Multiple wonderful restaurants Movie theaters Quaint small town shops Hot air balloon rides Dutch Wonderland theme park - for younger children Farmers markets Churches of all denominations Golf courses Zip lining at Ski Round Top (1 hour drive, but worth it) Self guided covered bridge tour


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  We DO offer less than weekly rates. Many of them are posted in bold print next to the season. Please email or call us for additional quotes. In our homes the more nights you rent, the lower the per night rate.

                                                                  23 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
                                                                  Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 270863