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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Fresh Baked Amish Bread Awaits You At This Lancaster County Vacation Home
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews
Cabot, Vermont

A Wonderfully Unique Property

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this property. The only down side for me was a pretty firm bed in the master suite. But bed aside everything else was great, a really cozy and well kept private home. Well landscaped gorgeous grounds surround the house. We would stay again but we really appreciate a soft bed. Judy was wonderful to deal with and we highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this property. We stayed here with 2 adults and 4 kids ages 5-10. The property was clean. Location was great, there was plenty of space for our family and he kids had a great time playing with all the games in the game room after a busy day of sightseeing. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Adorable and cozy place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This house was great for our stay, plenty of room inside and out. Adorably decorated and comfortable. Our only complaint was the lighting outside at night, either we didnt know how to turn all of them on or there wasnt enough. The pathway to house wasnt lit, at night very hard to see and on deck 2 of us almost or did fall down the stairs because it wasnt lit well enough. Otherwise, it was great, adorable basement with cool things to do and get amenities provided for babies had high chair, pack n play and baby gates which was so great because we have a 1 year old. Very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My family lives in 3 different states, and we were trying to find a place to "recharge" together for a couple of days. We couldn't have asked for a better place than the Gate House. It is obviously well-loved and the owners take pride in what they have to offer. I am an "overthinker" and packed things I thought sure we would need, only to find that they provide everything. The kitchen has all of the accessories you could want and everything is so clean and well taken care of. Our favorite rooms were the screened porch for meals and the game room for "hang out" time. We have decided that in the future, this could be a perfect meeting place for our little "home away from home". Thank you Judy for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, relaxing, and green!

  • 5 of 5

What we loved. Plenty of room for six. Beds and bunk beds. Sun room. Game room. Beautiful location. Easy access to area. Nature surrounded us. Would recommend to family or group! Glad we found it!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and beautifully maintained

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds are lovely. It was pleasant to relax on the deck and in the sun room. & the bread was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

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.