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Idyllic 400 Acre Estate on the Susquehanna River

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 7,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Secluded Dutch Country Estate; accommodating up to 16.

Michael’s Run Farm is a secluded and tranquil country estate on a mile wide stretch of the Susquehanna River. The farm is nestled among rolling hills of old growth forest, pastures and cornfields. We offer an ideal setting for family gatherings, reunions, or corporate retreats. Currently the farm is not available for weddings.

For those who wish to unwind the farm offers idyllic countryside. Sit on the porch enjoying panoramic views and listen to leaves rustling in the breeze.

By night hear the call of a distant coyote or lay on the lawn, gazing at an ink black sky peppered with stars.

For those who prefer activities the farm offers walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.

The explorers among you may visit a variety nearby attractions including day trips to Lancaster, York, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington DC.

Tour the Amish country, local farmer's markets, country fairs and craft shows. Visit historic Gettysburg or Annapolis. Go outlet shopping. Drive the scenic Brandywine River Valley. The Chesapeake Bay region offers quaint towns, restaurants and sailing.

Michael’s Run offers something for everyone.

Farm Description

The 7,500 square foot main farmhouse accommodates up to 16 people with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. There are two living rooms, a games and TV area, dining room, gourmet kitchen, covered porch and in ground swimming pool. Every room looks out onto the farm with not a neighbor in sight.

For those interested in history; our family are the second owners since Lord Baltimore and William Penn. The Cooper Family owned the farm for hundreds of years where it served as a plantation. While hiking the premises you will find the family cemetery, a slave cemetery, former slave quarters, and several barns and outbuildings on the property some of which date back to the 1700s.

More Details

Property Manager
Patricia Will
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Patricia Will

Michael's Run Farm has been our family home since 1990. We have loved our years at the farm enjoying horseback riding, hiking, and appreciating the outdoors. We are committed to ensuring that your stay at Michael's Run Farm is memorable. If you have any special requests, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.

Patricia Will purchased this estate in 1990

Why Patricia Will chose Delta

As soon as you enter the gate at Michael’s Run Farm you will understand why this farm has meant so much to our family. The beautiful views, abundance of wildlife, the peacefulness and quiet, not to mention the starry skies; a visit to Michael’s Run will provide you with all the rest and rejuvenation you seek in a holiday.

What makes this estate unique

Located within a day's drive of 75% of the US population, the farm is an ideal location for family gatherings, events, reunions, and corporate off sites.

Situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River, among rolling, forested hills; the surroundings are beautiful.

The farm offers privacy, quiet and tranquility for those who want to unwind. Yet, there are many activities to enjoy at the farm.

The host of nearby attractions offer something for anyone who wants to explore the region.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Baltimore/Washington, Harrisburg, Philadelphia
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
The Lodge - Hickory, MD
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Havre de Grace, MD
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Geneva Farm Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lancaster, PA or Perryville,Md
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Rt 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Amici's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Ski Roundtop
Car: necessary

Enjoy day trips to Lancaster, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Annapolis or Washington DC.

Tour the Amish country, local farmer's markets, country fairs and craft shows. Our region is a treasure trove for those seeking anything from rare antiques to flea market finds and folk art.

Tanger Outlets and the Perryville Outlet Center provide easy access to brand name bargain shopping.

Longwood Gardens, founded by Pierre du Pont, consists of over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Longwood contains a restaurant, gift shop, and the Peirce-du Pont House. Check for seasonal activities.

Take a scenic drive through the Brandywine River Valley along Buck and Doe Run. Described by National Geographic magazine as a drive of a lifetime. Those who would like to get on this beautiful river can arrange a canoeing or tubing trip with Northbrook Canoe Company.

Havre de Grace, at mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of Chesapeake Bay is a mere 19 miles away. Visit a lighthouse, enjoy numerous restaurants, or take a sunset cruise on a paddle steamer or a sailboat.

A comprehensive orientation book provided with suggestions for our favorite attractions and activities. Feel at home right away with in-depth local info.


Delta Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Master Bath with Double Sink, Whirlpool Bath, & Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Bathrooms 2 & 3 share Jacuzzi Bath (Jack & Jill)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Loft
    Bathroom 5 - Main Floor Powder Room
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main Floor Guest Wing with Jack & Jill Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Lower Level with Full Bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Level with Full Bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with Whirlpool Bath, Shower, & Bidet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Main Floor Guest Wing with Jack & Jill Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Loft with Full Bath
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1), Futons (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Idyllic 400 Acre Estate on the Susquehanna River
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

3 Generations having fun together

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family ( 10 adults, and 5 children ages 3 months to 13 years) had a wonderful and memorable time at Michael's Run! We went swimming in the pool every day. We fished from the dock and had s'mores at the campfire . We went kayaking and swimming in the mighty Susquehanna River- breathtaking beauty at sunset! The 3 levels for sleeping worked perfectly for us, and there was room to gather together and also to find a quiet spot at times. Thanks for a terrific time, we made many happy memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scapegoats for End of Summer Season Repairs?

  • 2 of 5

My family and I have been renting vacation properties for 10+ years. This is the first time it was recommended we buy insurance at booking and this is the first time that we are having issues.

We (8 adults and 6 kids) stayed August 26 through September 2 (last week of the summer season). The kids loved riding their bikes, playing sports on the grass, and just being kids (ages 4-8). On September 27 (almost a month after vacating the property) I received pictures and ridiculous damage charges. Ex: $25 for chalk marks, $200 for tire tracks on the grass, etc…

In addition, we are held accountable for items that were already damaged. Ex: $50 for the grill igniter, $100 for torn paint in one of the bedrooms, etc… The homeowner is holding us responsible for $600 in damages.

I did not take pictures nor report any other issues that we came upon during the week (there was also no WIFI, outside garbage cans were overflowing, kitchen drawer was broken) because I did not give it a second thought plus I was enjoying my vacation. Renting houses for so many years, things are never perfect and stuff deteriorates. It’s normal and understandable.

Currently, the homeowner has filed a claim with the insurance and is holding my deposit. I have no leverage so we will be bearing the loss.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Majestic property

  • 5 of 5

Great property. House is magnificent and capable of accommodating large groups. Beautiful sprawling property with plenty of activities. Planning on coming back ASAP! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adam! We enjoyed having you and your group as guests. We would love to have you back anytime.
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Fabulous place for a family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Michael's Run is beautiful, clean and well supplied with all you need for a relaxing vacation. We had a catered dinner provided by Ryan that was over the top fantastic. The property surrounding the house was fun to explore, the fishing from the dock was great and the pool provided hours of entertainment for the kids and adults in our party. I have zero complaints other than the speed at which the week flew by. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, loved the various trails leading to the creek and river

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place, definitely recommend, although mother nature didn't help, rain and pool needed a mixologist degree to get sorted but it turned out great, we were 5 families, total of 20 ppl, from 9months old to 70 years old, fun for all...

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully Accomondating

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently had a "small reunion" with 8 adults, 7 children and 1 baby. We had plenty of room to "spread out" and enjoy the wide open spaces both indoors and out! After days of sightseeing in the area, we could return to a large kitchen to prepare meals, a pool for the kids to play, and an outdoor area to watch the setting sun or the many deer roaming the front yard. It was a relaxing home that had many things (books, games, ping pong table, volley ball net with ball, croquet set, air hockey table) for adults and children to keep occupied with. We strongly recommend bringing good hiking shoes for a walk down to the creek, and a vehicle that isn't low to the ground for the ride down to the dock on the river. Truly a peaceful week in Pennyslvania! We ALL loved the time there!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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