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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:
July 24, 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


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(19 traveler reviews)

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The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

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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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
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We really loved staying at this house and had a great time! We had a little trouble with the water.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with four families, with a total of eight adults and seven kids under five. The house was perfect for us. Kids had a great time running around and playing outside, we loved the screened in gazebo and the grill, and Marge was super helpful and nice. My only complaint is that something happened with the water halfway through and the shower downstairs stopped working, which was a little challenging with so many people, but I don't think that was a normal occurrence.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house is so great for families,allowing for children to run free.I am so sorry about the water shortage the day prior to your leaving!We ended up digging a new well the day after.Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this review!!! Hugs to all the littles!!
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to celebrate a graduation!!!

Thanks to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you and your family and being a part of your celebration!
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Great Place for a Group Reunion

  • 5 of 5

In 2015 we started annual reunion trips with the families of my husband's college "buds" and 2016 landed us at Landyshade. The house was perfect for our group of 8 adults and 3 children. Plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, eating space, etc. Upon arrival we were greeted by Marge and really enjoyed her popping in to check on us. She gave us the scoop on local attractions as well as where to get our groceries for our meals in. Eating meals in was easy because the kitchen was well equipped and there was an outdoor grill. The outdoor space was wonderful to play the games that we brought and eating outside in the gazebo was great. The kids enjoyed the swing set right in the yard. There was even a resident dog - Hank - who our entire group took a shine to.

Most of us "city slickers" hadn't ever stayed on a working farm before so were enthralled by the all the cows and cowlets. My husband almost started a stampede when he moo'd at the cows down the hill. Farm owner Mr. Landis even gave our group a tour of the dairy farm one morning. This is a working dairy farm so there will be a bit of cow smell - but it does not come into the house and after a bit we didn't notice it too much.

The farm is not far from many Lancaster area attractions so we experienced a variety -

a brew pub in Litiz, the Green Dragon Farmer's Market in Ephrata, pretzels and chocolate in Litiz, perhaps too much ice cream at the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia. And of course we had an Amish family-style lunch and played miniature golf in nearby Ronks.

The farm house and surrounding area are beautiful and we may end up at Landyshade again one of these days since there is still lots to do and see.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a wonderful review!My thanks for sure!As soon as I read"city slickers" I knew who this was.This really is why I love my position as Innkeeper,I meet some really fine,fun people.Thanks for being a part of my life.
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Excellent place for a getaway with a large group

  • 5 of 5

This house was so spacious, with two separate living areas and the nicest owner. It was able to comfortably fit my group of 7 with plenty of room to spare. The best part of all is having the linens and towels provided—it saves tons of aggravation and packing space! My only regret is that it was a little too cold to explore the farm. I'd go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have you here!Actually the weather was on the warm side that week,this past weekend we had over a foot of snow and are presently not enjoying blizzard conditions. We look forward to seeing you again!
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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Lancaster Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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