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The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

Welcome to The Landyshade Farm House,

we hope that you will enjoy your stay here with us.This timeless, grand farmhouse will be exclusively yours during your visit. The Landyshade Farm House offers a distinctive and spacious home for you to enjoy. We are located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where there are so many wonderful attractions to keep you coming back to enjoy them all. We are able to accommodate small or large groups. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, reunion, business meeting, church retreat, desire a farm experience, a country holiday, or a special place to stay near historic Lancaster, we can help. The Landyshade Farm House is open year-round and each group is given personal attention. The Landyshade Farm House is a lovely farmhouse that sleeps up to 12 people. Additional guests can be accommodated up to 18 people.  Our historic farmhouse dates back to the 1700's and which was deeded by William Penn's son,  has been recently remodeled and has 5 large and spacious bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. With 2 large living room areas. The Landyshade Farm House is located on a modern working dairy farm. We offer scheduled tours of our farm. Watch the milking process and as the cows are being fed. See the calves on the farm and maybe get a chance to help feed one. If your lucky you might even get to see a calf being born. Learn about some of the modern ways we conserve our energy on the farm. While here you can sit on the front porch and watch the farmers in the field, or as we load and unload mulch in our mulch yard, or go for a relaxing stroll through the orchard area or sit and relax watching the kids play on the play ground or with our family dog, Sheba. There are many Amish farms in our area and the Amish tourist areas are close by, with quick access to Route 283. We are close to beautiful shopping malls, and outlets, grocery stores, and pleasing restaurants.   

4 miles to Spooky Nook Sports Complex




Keywords: farm, farmhouse, farm home, house, home, vacation home, vacation house, vacation, Lancaster County, Lancaster, Amish, Dutch, farming

More Details

Property Manager
Marge Wallace
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Marge Wallace

John and Doris Landis started here after buying the family farm from John's father in the 70's. With the help of their son, John Jr. and several employees they have continued to maintain and grow their farm. In 1983 they began their mulch landscaping business that is now known as Landyshade Mulch. Their mulch business grew quickly and is known all over Lancaster County now.

Marge Wallace purchased this farmhouse in 1975

Why Marge Wallace chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

John and Doris have raised their family in this house and have recently moved off the farm. With the recent remodeling of their home they have opened it up to you. Our home is located with easy access to the Lancaster County Amish attractions.

What makes this farmhouse unique

While your here sit back and relax on the porch or balcony, or play with the kids in the playground. Take a walk through the orchard or just sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets that we get to enjoy daily. We are centrally located to enjoy Hershey Park and the delicious chocolate attractions of Hershey PA and minutes away from Lancaster City and the Amish tourist attractions. While here you can have a scheduled tour of our farm. Enjoy learning about the milking process, maybe get a peek at us milking, see the calves on our farm and maybe get a chance to see a baby being born. Learn some of the modern ways we are conserving our energy and resources.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was so clean and relaxing, we have a wonderful sleep. We usually stay with family in the area, but this was a wonderful option for us and we loved it. We will definitely be back. We met Doris and she was so warm and friendly, thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home.
Oct 2010
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Lancaster Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1) 1 King Bed, Queen size Beds (1) 5 Queen Beds, Baby Cribs () Pack and Play available (no additional charge)Toddler Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Central Air throughout the house, coffee maker, Play ground for kids, Iron and Ironing board


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Refreshing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group rented the place to celebrate the 80th birthday of my mother-in-law and we certainly made the right choice in choosing the Landyshade! To start it off, innkeeper Marge was very proactive and responsive to our needs and questions about the property. The house itself is very spacious for a large group, lots of sunshine and very clean. The screened gazebo was also a great gathering place for the group - it's like having a picnic in a park. The owner, John Landis, was also gracious to give the group a tour of the farm which everyone enjoyed. Summing up our stay, our group is looking forward to staying at the Landyshade once more!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being an Innkeeper has been a very rewarding part of my life.Meeting your family I was able to learn about a different culture,and growing plants for beauty here on the farm,I didn't realize that perhaps someone else would utilize them as food! Thank you so much for showing me that!! I so enjoyed being a part of "Mom's" 80th birthday! It was so lovely of all of you to come together for her.Very sweet lady. Looking forward to seeing all of you again. Sincerely, Marge
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Landyshade Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful quilting retreat at Landyshade Farm House. The house was immaculate and had such a warm and welcoming feel about it. We met the innkeeper and also the owner and they were both delightful. They informed us of the history of the 1801 house which made it ever more special.

The grounds around the house are filled with all kinds of flowers, and the orchard and cornfield only added to the ambience. The large gazebo was a great place to gather to soak in the atmosphere and to have meals together.

We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking precious time from your quilting to write a review!!!We so appreciate you and your lovely friends.Just so you,Mr.Landis took you up on your suggestion and went shopping,so your saucepans and spoons(which disappear ALWAYS?) will be here for your return visit. Thank you for sharing your talents with me. Many hugs,Marge
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Conveniently located

  • 3 of 5

Marge and Mr. Landis were very kind and we greatly appreciate their hospitality. Mr. Landis generously gave us a tour of what is clearly a large factory farm. We had been lead to believe this was a quaint and charming farm nestled in the heart of Amish country, however, that was not the case. We were told by Marge prior to booking to look forward to the possibility of seeing a calf being born. However, it seemed that may have been misleading, as once we inquired when there, we were told that many people inquire but it was not possible.

The house itself was recently remodeled, however, was only superficially cleaned when we arrived and had obvious signs it was in desperate need of a deep clean especially in the area rugs. The statement that the kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, while true, is also misleading, as they were in such bad shape I doubt college students would use them to cook with on a shoe-string-budget. We were specifically forbidden from using any laundry detergent and it seems none of the linens or towels have seen proper laundry in ages. The system installed "purewash" doesn't seem to do a great job as every towel and sheet in the house had a dingy look and many smelled like a sour sponge. These are of course all things that can be easily remedied, but made for a less than spectacular stay.

We rented the house because it had enough room for our family and was relatively close to the sights we wanted to see and in that respect we had a great time. The screened in gazebo was very pleasant to eat in nightly and the weather was beautiful during our stay. If we find ourselves vacationing again in Lancaster we'll be sure to check other listings before considering staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

The house was a wonderful place to stay! In our group, there were 10 adults and two toddlers. There was enough space for everyone. We enjoyed the tour of the dairy farm and Marge was especially sweet. Make sure that if you stay here, you catch the sunset from the front porch each evening!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this review,you certainly didn't have to though it means so much to us!!! Your family was an absolute joy and I'm so happy that the weather cooperated so that you could see the sunsets as we do. Please come back and visit now that you know where we are and visit the Thrift Shops. Sincerely, Marge
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

There were 12 of us and we had lots of room. The kids had a ball. My grandson loved the activity of the tractors and trucks. Marge went above and beyond to help us find an Amish family to have dinner with. Any questions were always answered quickly. John Landis gave us a great tour of the farm. They have an amazing operation there!

We have rented many times before but found this to be so great because the linens and towels were all included. And we certainly had plenty of towels! There were also some of the staples that you usually have to run out and buy.

We also found it to be very convenient to so many of the Lancaster attractions. We particularly loved the Amish Village, Sight and Sound theater, Hershey Park, Strasburg Railroad and on the way home the Crayola Experience in Easton.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an awesome review!Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this,and for sharing your experiences with everyone! I'll have to keep the Crayola Experience in mind for future Guests as I've not heard of that. Again ,thank you!And thank you for being a part of our family.
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GOD'S country

  • 5 of 5

You want to go to a great house with great people and just get away. THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! The house is a large farm home with large rooms and clean, man, you could have eaten off the floor. Marge the lady at the front office was absolutely the best. Would find locations and made sure that all was good with our stay. She was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the farm and area. We met Glenn he was a worker at the barn and explained a lot of the ins and out of the barn and cows. Took time out of his time, because it was the end of the day but he stuck around. The young man that at the farm I am guessing the grandson was a very polite young man that works hard and was as nice as any the other people we met. They have a great Dog on property that loves people that stay there. But it's not the needy type of love but if you want he will give you as much as you want. U would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this location

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fun and lovely review,and I thank you kindly for taking the time to do this!!! Wishing you,your family and the other families the best and good luck with future LAX games!!!It was so enjoyable having all of you and thanks for the offer of sharing barbecue,it,smelled delicious! Thanks again,Marge
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
MDT-Harrisburg International
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak-Lancaster Station
Nearest Point of Interest
The Landyshade Farm House
Car: necessary

Playground for kids, dog park, baseball,scheduled farm tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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