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Guest House on Picturesque Farm Near Shady Maple Smorgasbord

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom with queen bed and futon, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The Old Summer House has a private entrance which opens into a living space that includes a daybed with pop-up trundle and a full kitchen on the first floor. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave and coffeemaker. Upstairs is a queen bed and futon and the bathroom. Linens and towels are provided. Guests with limited mobility may request the use of a first floor powder room.

Keywords: farm stay, farm vacation, pond, guest house


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About The Owner

Dennis and Karen Stoner and their four children milked about 100 cows until 2008. Dennie continues to farm corn, soybeans, alfalfa and barley. Karen was born and raised in the house and is the fourth generation to live on the farm.

The Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why The Owner chose Pennsylvania

The Old Summer House offers serenity and beauty in the country. As our only guests you, will not need to share space with other guests.

What makes this house unique

Quiet and restful get away in beautiful Lancaster County.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were delighted to have you and your family stay in The Old Summer House. We are glad to see kids enjoy the out of doors, by the pond, riding the pedal carts or running barefoot in the yard. You are right, the firepit is only a request away. It was slow in coming out of storage due to the cool, rainy weather this spring.



Hope to see you all again.
Apr 2016
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Amenities

East Earl Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gazebo
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Private pond with sandy beach. Gazebo available for guests.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Guest House on Picturesque Farm Near Shady Maple Smorgasbord
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
Richmond, Virginia
5

Very picturesque, relaxing and fun for families.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here and we love the setting for its authenticity and tucked away feeling. The clip clip of horse and buggies passing by is lovely and the hosts are so friendly yet not intrusive. Our kids love the pedal carts, swing and playhouse!

This location allowed us to explore several areas (Strasburg, Intercourse, Hershey, etc) from a good base.

Be sure to visit Lapp's Dairy down the road in New Holland, super fun for the kids and if you go about 4-530 range you can watch the milking.

Thanks for everything, Mr. & Mrs. Stoner!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of favorite aspects of hosting a VRBO rental is seeing the delight of children as they enjoy the country. Thanks for coming!!
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5

Very quiet and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved it! It was very quiet and the owner's Karen and Dennis were extremely pleasant and accommodating. The home was clean and we had everything that we needed for our stay. We all felt very comfortable and would love to come back and stay again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sharing our farm and serenity of life on the farm with guests.
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5

Beautuful, serene, just breathtaking! Can't wait to visit again!!!

  • 5 of 5

House was charming and quaint. Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean and cute!

  • 5 of 5

The Old Summer House is a very nice place to stay. It was clean and comfortable, perhaps a little cozy for 7, but for families looking to save money, it's so nice to be able to stay here than to have to pay more money a larger place. Our kids loved the tractor bikes. Karen was very accommodating, and it's a great central location to visit area attractions.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boones Mill, Va
4

Wonderfully cozy guest house!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this area....so peaceful and quiet! Can't beat country living! Guest house is close to Shady Maple Smorgasbord which is delicious and highly recommended but you will be full when you leave! The Stoner's were very friendly and helpful and even let us stay an extra night even though they had vacation plans themselves. The only drawback to this wonderful place is the bathroom is upstairs with the bedroom and you have to climb steep stairs to get there so it would not be conducive for the handicapped, elderly or little children. But for the young and young at heart you will surely enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with our stay at the Old Summer House. Clean, warm and friendly atmosphere. Our children loved playing on the swing set and swimming in the pond! We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it for anyone else looking for a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It is our delight to share our farm with fellow farmers. Look forward to seeing you all again.
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Shady Maple Smorgasbord
"Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking"
Ephrata Cloister Museum Store
Lapp Valley Farms
"best ice cream in the county, watch cows being milked, pet baby calves"
Weaver's Store Inc
Weaverland Mennonite Church
"Warmly welcomes visitors "
Abe's Buggy Rides
"Very informative and pleasant drive through beautiful Amish Country"
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Philadelphia Inernational Airport
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lancaster, PA
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
Nearest Point of Interest
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
Nearest Point of Interest
Weaverland Mennonite Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Weaver's Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Lapp Valley Farm
Car: necessary

peddle carts, private pond with sandy beach, dock and gazebo

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Rates & Availability

East Earl Township House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$98
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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