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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:
December 8, 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 Lancaster

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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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


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 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 reviews

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this house! Plenty of room for everyone, comfortable beds, and beautiful views. Marge was so sweet, helpful and informative, she even set us up with a golf cart guided tour of the farm! Will definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a super sweet review!Thank you so much for taking time to do this and it is so appreciated! You and your friends were so much fun,and I look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Linda, Hugs, Marge
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  • 5 of 5

Very warm and comfy. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely loved sharing my love of our dairy cows with some of your children!They were so lovely and respectful! The unexpected snowfall turned out to be a fun time as well for them as well. Hank totally misses them. Thank you so much for visiting us,and being a part of our family! Marge
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We spent a weekend at Landyshade with our adult children & grands. We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

The farm tour by Mr. Landis was a highlight for the kids & Marge Wallace was so kind and helpful! Thank you all.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beauty! Just Lovely. Very inviting

  • 5 of 5

I found the house to be fully functional. I brought food to make. The kitchen had everything I needed to cook. It was very clean and easy access to major roads.

The beds were very comfy and extra blankets and sheets were readily available in the closets.

The Gazebo was an added feature to sit and enjoy a beautiful view with no bugs to swat because it is screened in.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you were able to find a few minutes to relax in the Gazebo as you had a very busy few days. Thanks so much for such a nice review,and for welcoming me home from work with pineapple upside-down cake!!Such a sweet offer. We'll see you again soon. Marge
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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: September 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: September 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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