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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

York/Lancaster Family Friendly Stone Retreat

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Pennsylvania Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4-Bedroom Georgian Stone Farmhouse On 3+ Private Acres

Beautiful stone home with large back porch in beautiful east York County countryside. Unimpeded views of country from back porch. 3 acres of landscaped lawn from the front. 4 bedrooms in main house. Master bedroom is a private suite with bath. Full country kitchen with eat-in. Large dining room with country view out french doors onto the back porch. 3 acres for children to run around and play outdoors. Includes all conveniences.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gale (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Gale chose Pennsylvania

This stone house is larger than the typical stone farmhouse in the countryside. It has a unique and private setting away from the road near the quarry where the building stone was extracted. Most stone homes we surveyed were located on busy streets or in downtown areas. We like the private setting within an easy distance of Rt. 30, approximately one (1) mile away.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Sitting on the back porch at night with a glass of wine, listening to the crickets is just - relaxing. We enjoy wandering around the yard looking at the flower gardens which are interesting in all seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good morning, Gale

I meant to send you an email thanking you for the wonderful accommodations. We loved the house and would definitely recommend that to anybody that we know. But we really, really appreciated your husband driving us all over creation since we did not have our rental car yet. That was very nice of him and we very much enjoyed his company. As far as that goes, we really enjoyed meeting Mark as well. I don't know if you know this or not but the three of us went to dinner on the first night and really enjoyed the evening.

I just cannot say enough how much we enjoyed staying there and how much we appreciate the great value for such a fine place.

Thank you very much
May 2015
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based on 15 traveler reviews

York/Lancaster Family Friendly Stone Retreat
average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews
Long Island, New York

Stone Farm House Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in your beautiful home. We were having an early Thanksgiving celebration/family reunion. The house was perfect, we especially enjoyed the fireplace in the evenings and the back deck in the day.

Thank you so much Gale, we will definitely be back.

Penny M/ New York

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, Thank you for taking time to write a review. We always like to hear our guests enjoyed their stay. The country setting is beautiful during all seasons so we are glad you had an opportunity to enjoy the porch. We've been lucky this year with reasonably warm days even into November. Hope you had a good trip home and we look forward to your future visits! Warm Regards. Gale and Gardner
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Escondido, CA, USA

Big house with country feel

  • 4 of 5

I was thrilled to rent a private home for practically the same cost as a nice hotel. Having grown up in the area, I wanted something off the beaten path but close enough to get around easily. The farmhouse is very spacious with a large living room and a great back porch for drinking morning coffee. As a woman travelling alone, staying in such a large place by myself was a bit unnerving, but I enjoyed the quiet time. It was too hot to be outside so it didn't matter to me that the landscaping wasn't kept up this time of year. I would've liked to have seen the house in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom. No complaints other than letting people know that there is someone renting a living area above the garage and fixing the lock on the door that leads from the garage to the kitchen (separating guests from the tenant). Although I didn't see the tenant, I think it's worth mentioning so there are no surprises. Gale also mentioned needing to update the description of the house; my biggest disappointment was discovering that the winery nearby wasn't operational yet, but that's just me. There are plenty of other places in the area to have a drink or go out to eat. Great location for me visiting my family and value.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhondi, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review and for sharing what you liked and (didn't like) about the house. The FarmHouse is advertised on 3 different HomeAway sites and I recently discovered the content is not synchronized between them. In our main VRBO advertisement, we do tell folks the laundry in the basement is shared with our renter, Mark, who lives above the garage and takes care of the yard. With such a large property its necessary to have someone on hand who can take care it. Sorry the Vineyard did not have a scheduled event while you were there. We were actually referred to the vineyard last fall by another guest so hopefully they will have more events throughout the year. I am starting to create a 'visitors guide" with my friend Jane so guests have a better calendar of local events. Thank you for visiting The FarmHouse and we hope to see you again next year! Safe travels, Gale and Gardner
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Our Stay at the Farm House

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the York, PA farm house. We stayed for a week and enjoyed the peace and quiet while visiting the area to see family and enjoy the near by attractions. If you are looking for a quiet location with lots of room, this is the place. Great property for family to hangout, sleep, cook, eat and enjoy the quiet scenery of the PA farm lands.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray, Thank you for writing a review. We appreciate knowing what people like about The FarmHouse and hearing about all the fun things you did while on vacation. Please come back and visit again! Gale and Gardner
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Wonderful Hideaway in York

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Stone Farmhouse at the end of January for a 4-night getaway. The Farmhouse was exactly as advertised- old and authentic in so many very interesting ways but modernized enough to make our stay completely enjoyable. Gale was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. The kitchen had everything we needed, the 'smart' tv made staying in an easy option but the snow covered grounds were equally accessible to walk and enjoy. I hope we are able to return, perhaps with a larger group, for another stay,

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karin, Thank you so much for your review. We are always happy when guests find everything they need to relax and enjoy their time away. We hope to see you again soon!
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Awesome Farm House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO rental and we hit a home run with this one. This huge home is tucked away in a quiet York neighborhood and sits on a huge property overlooking beautiful countryside. My family hosted this years Christmas party in the house which had plenty of room to entertain our large family.

The spacious bedrooms all had comfortable beds which made sleeping arrangements simple for my family of 4 along with my nephews who often spent the night with us.

I highly recommend this house to any large families looking for a place to stay while visiting York Pennsylvania.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, Thank you for the lovely review. We are always happy when our guests take the time to share their experiences at The Farmhouse. There is a lot to do in the York/Lancaster area but the property is also just a nice place to get away and relax. We look forward to your return visit next year!
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PAP, Haiti


  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous house!!! The location is just perfect: so peaceful, but still close to everything. We had such a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your “little piece of Heaven.”

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emmelyne, Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed having you and your children were delightful. I wish I still had time to chase the fireflies -:)
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lancaster Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Travellers Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cool Creek Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 30
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
El Serrano - Mexican
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Ski RoundTop
Car: necessary

This 4 bedroom stone farmhouse is located in the serene countryside of east York County near the Susquehanna River within an easy distance of York Fairgrounds or Lancaster county sightseeing and outlet shopping. Perfect for that weekend getaway or business travelers to Harley Davidson or other local businesses. 20 minutes to Dutch Wonderland, an hour to Hershey Park or Gettysburg, the farmhouse provides a convenient, yet private home base from which to enjoy the delights of the Amish country and York County countryside. The FarmHouse is also a place to just relax, on the back porch with your favorite beverage or take chair to one of the many private views and read a book while listening to nature around you. Many families enjoy bringing the extended family together in the comfort of a house large enough that you can always find a private spot.


Rates & Availability

York Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

damage protection $59

All holiday weeks require a minimum weekly rental.

If your stay is within two weeks and there is no weekly booking for that week, please send an email to inquire about stays of 3 days or more. $49 of the$ 899 booking fee is property damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Pennsylvania Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , and sink - beautiful outdoor view - interior shutters
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , small sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath in private suite
  • Master bath has hardwood flooring. Main bathroom is fully tiled.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with dressing room and private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , This room is intended as a children's room
  • Most bedrooms on the second floor. First floor bedroom available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
If you have children who sleep in cribs, please bring a travel crib. For other specific needs, please call or send email to owner ( Thank you.

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