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Fresh Baked Amish Bread Awaits You At This Lancaster County Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Easily accessible yet quaintly secluded. Nestled among the Amish.

3 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a Queen Bed. Bedroom 2 has a Twin over Full Bunk Set. Bedroom 3 is the Master Suite which features a sunken bedroom with its own fire stove and private deck. Full Kitchen, Living Room, Enclosed Sunroom that overlooks an Amish recreation pond. Downstairs Family/Recreation room. Large outdoor deck and beautiful landscaping. Ample parking for 5 vehicles. Walking trail

Judy Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Judy Brown

We live just 10 minutes away and have enjoyed Quarryville as our home since 1976. Being able to enjoy the country atmosphere yet being close to Lancaster and other cities has given us what we think is the best of both worlds. We raised 4 children and now enjoy several grandchildren.

Judy Brown purchased this house in 2014

Why Judy Brown chose Pennsylvania Dutch Country

The relaxing atmosphere, the beautiful landscaping, and being surrounded by Amish.

What makes this house unique

Easy to get to and easy access to shopping, restaurants, attractions and airports.


Kirkwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 Bedrooms. 2 Queen Beds, 1 Full, 1 Single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Fresh Baked Amish Bread Awaits You At This Lancaster County Vacation Home
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Very nice get away

  • 5 of 5

We have a large family ( six kids) which often makes it hard to find a place to stay. We had lots of room and a lovely view from the sun porch. The decor was inviting and homey. We really did not want to leave. We highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Lovely home and nicely furnished for convenience.

  • 4 of 5

We missed not having small tv in living room that we expected. Heaters made loud popping noises when they came on and shut off. Beds were comfortable. We enjoyed watching the birds from inside. Look forward to coming in springtime or summer. Great location for visiting Hershey, Strasburg, and Lancaster with many stops in between. Maps and books were helpful. Quarryville Family Restaurant very close and great food. Serve breakfast all day. Wonderful place to go for relaxation. The bread was enjoyed by all. Would love to have had more channels on TV. Leaving with football dt's and wishing we could have watched more movie channels. Overall, great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A most enjoyable weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Gate House. It was comfy and cozy and the kitchen felt like home. I especially liked how thorough Judy was in explaining instructions and the ins and outs of the house, all found in a well thought out binder. The weekend went off without a hitch. I would recommend this very clean and beautifully decorated house with lovely and peaceful surroundings to anyone looking for a home away from home experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was amazing, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our first reaction when we pulled into the driveway was wow! Then we went into the house and I have no words to describe it. We went for a nice relaxing girls weekend and we got it. I highly suggest this place. It would be great for all seasons. We look forward to planning our next getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location in countryside

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying in the countryside versus in town. Gave us the opportunity to see the beautiful Amish farms as we drove on many different country roads as we went into Lancaster, Hershey, and Gettysburg. The house was as described but the pictures didn't do it justice and was very clean and well stocked. What you don't see is the awesome downstairs game room. Judy had a very detailed information book with local grocery stores, restaurants and attractions. And of course.....the loaf of fresh Amish bread waiting for us when we arrived. Enjoyed seeing "Samson" at the Sight & Sound theater and taking a tour of the Amish farmlands at the Plain & Fancy Farm and eating at the Good and Plenty Restaurant. Unless you are a person who eats a "lot" at a buffet, I would stay clear of the buffets.....rather pricey. Of the 3 we ate could also order off the menu. This was our first trip from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania and staying at the Gatehouse made it an enjoyable trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at The Gate House. We wish we had more time to spend there. The house is well maintained and clean. We were welcomed with fresh sticky buns. The house has many different rooms to relax in (both outdoors and indoors) and plenty or room to sleep your family of any size. Our kids enjoyed the bunk beds. The house is on a large property in the woods so there's plenty of space for activities outdoors and is secluded. Our family had a great time there and we will definitely stay again if possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kirkwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 2 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by receiving deposit payment. Cancellation policy 90% refunded if cancelled no less than 60 days prior to arrival date; 50% refunded if cancelled no less than 30 days prior to arrival date; Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to arrival date will not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4.3 Miles
Quarryville Family

Fresh baked Amish bread awaits you at The Gate House, Kirkwood, Lancaster County. Nestled among the Amish and country cozy with lots of room. Nearby public schools offer tennis courts and running track. Community Swimming Pool in Quarryville at the Legion Park. The Gate House is easily accessible from Routes I-95, Route 1, and Route 472, yet quaintly secluded for privacy and relaxation. Close by are the towns of Quarryville (North) and Oxford (South) with each having its own unique shops and restaurants and community parks. Oxford features First Fridays every month where local merchants set up stand along the streets. Entertainment is provided. Quarryville has their community displays on the Fourth Fridays of each month. The Herr's Potato Chip factory is less than 15 minutes away and features tours. Nearby Octararo Lake entertains recreational fishing, (license needed). Within a 30 minute country drive are the Sight and Sound Theater, American Music Theater, Strasburg Railroad, Rockvale Outlets, Dutch Wonderland and so much more in the heart of Lancaster County. Tanglewood Golf Course is only 12 minutes away. Any given rural road in the area will treat you to the sight of horse drawn Amish buggies and oAmish farmers hard at work in their fields. The Gate House offers the joy of country living and relaxation and yet is within 2 1/2 - 3 hours accessibility from NYC, DC and most Maryland and New Jersey Beaches.


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