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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.
My family wanted to visit the Cleveland area for sightseeing trips to the zoo, The Christmas Story House, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After sightseeing all day we came back to this lovely quiet home for family dinners and relaxation. We were so fortunate to find this wonderful retreat in Amish country . The property was very well maintained and fully stocked, accomodated a large family comfortably, and provided a quiet and serene atmosphere for all ages. My personal favorite was the beautiful front parlor. Relaxing and sharing time together in this exceptionally scenic room ( many Amish horse and buggies )was the highlight of our visit. This visit to Cleveland was very special and enjoyable due to the country comfort of this lovely home. We will highly recommend to family and friends. Loved it!!
We had an enjoyable relaxing week. It is a wonderful place to explore. We love sitting in the four season porch watching the Amish carriages passing by and the teams of horses going to the fields to plow. Sitting by the lake was most enjoyable and relaxing. Would recommend to anyone.
I'm reluctant to to post how great the Farm House is because I want to continue my yearly respite there and fear that once word gets out, it will be impossible to book.
However, this is a place that should be shared and it would be a crime to exclude anyone from the joy of staying there.
The Farm House seems as though someone just stepped out for the day. The pantry is filled, there are beautiful antique table settings, book cases are stocked, this place just has a homey feel.
It's wonderfully quiet and the stars put on a magnificent show over a large man made lake at night. The soothing sound of horse hooves pulling Amish buggies along the road never gets old.
We always love to hike the trails usually disturbing a few tree frogs and hearing turkeys calling to each other. It's really fun to take a night hike under a full moon.
Sitting by the fire and listening to the sounds of nature punctuated with the hardy laughs of my companions is one of the things that draws me back annually.
Jake is the Amish caretaker who keeps the trails clear, the fish happy, the grass cut and much more. He's got a wry sense of humor, is the hardest working man I know, is in tune with nature and a joy to see each season.
Town is only a short drive away, where you can get anything you might have forgotten or eat out for a meal. Even though we've been visiting for years, we always forget something and enjoy poking around Middlefield.
I cant think of a better place to get away from the fast paced lives most of us endure. The anticipation of a visit to the Farm House is exhilarating and leaving is always bittersweet.
My friends and I talk about it all year long as we can't wait to return.
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 +!
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