Located among the rollings hills and active farms among the Amish and Yankee communities of Burton, Parkman and Middlefield, The Farm House is a cozy retreat, ideal for a relaxed country vacation for couples or small groups of friends and family. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with the full bathroom and one bedroom and the half bath on the ground floor.
You can watch the Amish farmer cultivate his crops from the kitchen window, or if you are lucky you may see a doe and fawns approach the lake as you step out of the shower. The books and cable TV, DVDs and Videos, Internet and jigsaw puzzles, popcorn and the fireplace can turn rain and snow into a pleasant backdrop.
Bring your camera and binoculars and fishing pole. You can see birds from cardinals to wild canaries, and the lake was dredged and restocked a couple of years ago.
Our Amish care taker grew up in The Farm House before it became a vacation rental. You can hike past the lake, through the woods and down the dirt road to his home if you like or even watch the milking at the dairy farm nearby.
Keywords: The Farm House, Parkman, Ohio is a step back in time - with modern conveniences - on 100 acres of rolling hills, fields, woodlands and lake. Enjoy fireplace or the swing on the enclosed sunporch and listen to the clip clop of Amish buggy horses passing by.
I love this part of the country in all seasons and so it is a treat to have to come back a couple of times a year to take care of putting things in order and replenishing supplies. These trips make a wonderful change from my exciting work in an urban nonprofit on the west coast.
The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1941
I love to share The Farm House with people who enjoy the peace there as much as I do. It has been in our family for 70 years now and we turned it into a vacation rental about 10 years ago.
My favorite walk is around the lake, checking out the turtles on the rock to the north, and trying not to startle the blue herons as they feed by the dam. I savor the silence in the woods, broken only by birdsong and the occasional dog bark far in the distance.
We had a fantastic weekend in this gorgeous, amenity filled, clean and spacious house. It was very relaxing and a lovely place to explore the surrounding area from. In terms of cleanliness, comfort, amenities and facilities and the helpfulness of the owner, this is the best property we have ever stayed in. Our one regret was that we weren't staying for longer!
This house was perfect and contained every amenity imaginable!!!! It was quaint, yet modernly equipped, clean, spacious and welcoming. The neighbors were helpful when we had trouble getting the door open and were readily available when the smoke detector started to beep. We were only there for a weekend but would have loved to stay longer. The grounds were well kept and the farm feel was very relaxing. The horses in the field behind the house were very friendly and came right up to us. We would have love to fish in the pond but the weather did not cooperate. The close proximity to all the Amish farms and businesses was convenient and accessible. A huge step above your traditional Bed and Breakfast and definite deal for the money!!!
I have rented several properties through VRBO, and all have been good. But this experience was extraordinary. I only wish that VRBO had more stars to offer in their ratings! The house itself is charming and welcoming - obviously well loved by several generations of owners, but not at all intimidating. It is quite well equipped and appointed - from the kitchen to the comfy mattresses to the surround sound in the sitting room. The property is both elegant and approachable, and the surrounding countryside and lake simply beautiful.
But that is really only the beginning, as the local Amish culture offers an experience as welcoming and charming as the house itself. The clip clop of Standardbred horses while sitting on the porch in the evening, incredible fresh bakeries and meat shops with grass fed beef steaks and chickens that were raised on real farms. The caretaker and his daughters were wonderful, and the owner was quite generous in her availability by email when we had questions about local foods, sights to see, etc.
Again, this was an incredible experience. Although there were only 2 of us (2 high school friends reuniting :-)) the house is spacious and could easily accommodate a much larger group. VRBO only offers 5 stars, but I give this property a 10 Star +!
I am a travel agent and have sent several of my clients to stay at the Farm House when visiting Amish Country. They have all loved the house and I wanted to try it out for myself, so I'd have a better idea about the property when sending clients to stay here.
I am originally from Middlefield and most of my family is still in the area. We visited "home" last week to spend time with my aging father. I rented the Farm House and had my dad come stay with us, which gave him a vacation as well, even though he was only 15 minutes from home.
We all fell in love with the property! It worked perfect not only to have my dad stay with us, but to be able to have family & friends come visit during our stay.
The house has everything anyone could possibly need, except the groceries! It really is like you are staying in someone's house, it is furnished so completely.
Friends and family who visited from the area were excited to learn about the Farm House, because it makes for a perfect place, when having out of town guests who need a place to stay! My aunt is even considering renting it just to have a place for a weekend to get together with friends in the area. It says a lot for the Farm House when locals want to rent it as well!
My only caution are the steep stairs going upstairs. Anyone having difficulty with stairs would certainly need to stay in the downstairs bedroom.
We all hated to leave, we were enjoying the house so much, especially the front porch!
Our visit here was unique and memorable. The easy comfort of a classic home was appreciated by all from toddlers to grandparents. Everything we needed. A special treat was watching the horses play on Sunday, their day off, too! We can't wait to come back.
It is so nice to stay in a place with this type of vintage quality. We had a farm in Chatauqua, NY growing up and it is reminiscent of this house. Great place to get away and have good old-fashion outdoor fun with the family or board games inside. There is TV and internet but the nostalgia of the place will make you want to read or have intelligent conversation. Loma (the owner) is great and easy to work with. I would consider moving back to this area later on down the road. Highly recommend.