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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
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. Recently they converted the main barn into an event venue and host wedding receptions.
The Owner purchased this house in 1996
The Old Summer House offers serenity and beauty in the country. It is located on a working farm that has been in Karen's family for four generations.
Quiet and restful get away in beautiful Lancaster County.
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.
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!
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.
We loved staying at the Summer House. The Stoners are a wonderful family. They showed us around their farm. It was so beautiful. The stores and laundromat are nearby. Our kids swam in the pond and we had plenty of room for all six of us. The kitchen allowed us to cook food and not eat fast food all the time. Thanks again.
Charming old summer cottage attached to the back of an 1830's farmhouse. Clean and functional. Private entrance and key. Stayed with 2 adults, a teen and 3 children. Had plenty of room for sleeping. The owners, Dennis and Karen are nice and accommodating....not intrusive at all and give you plenty of privacy. Great communication. Neighboring farmhouse tenants were nice and waived hello.
The kids had a wonderful time freely running around outside on the farm, walking around the pond spotting Koi fish, using the pedal go-cart on the paved lane and playing on the swing set and with the friendly dog, Roxy. Bring a good camera and take some photos of your kids. Very nice setting for that.
Our 9 yr old daughter decided this was the "best place we ever stayed" and she didn't want to leave! We travel often and usually stay at Marriott or Hilton/Embassy Suites but she would rather skip the luxury and pool and come here again :-)
Everything you need for a 2 night or even a week stay is pretty much already supplied in the summer house. Just bring your clothes and some food to fill the fridge. Fully equipped kitchen. Satellite TV worked well. They are refurbishing the inside of the old barn. It's looking very nice inside. If you like to eat make sure to visit Shady Maple down the road. We didn't have any problems at all. We will definitely be back again. Thanks!
Another review mentioned a problem with not having enough hot water. This was NOT the case when we stayed. We were all easily able to shower and do dishes....the hot water didn't run out.
We would have liked to sit around a fire at night and I didn't notice a fire pit (if I had bothered to ask, maybe they would have supplied one?) Also the wifi signal could have been a bit stronger. So maybe an improved antenna/router would help. Those would be my only suggestions to make a great place even better.
Nick from CT
Had a wonderful time. Close to many attractions. Accommodations were very clean. Friendly atmosphere
Terrific stay that our three young children truly enjoyed. The owners were wonderful and gladly accommodated our last minute arrival even thought they were away themselves. The kids had a blast on the carts and swing set and even took a dip in the pond! Looking out from the upstairs window says it all about the beauty and serenity of the farm and area. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
peddle carts, private pond with sandy beach, dock and gazebo
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2 night minimum stay