1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
- english, Some German
About John Stoltzfus
Ruthie was born in the village of Intercourse. Her parents were brought up in the Amish church but left the Amish church when she was two years old and joined a Mennonite church. She has four siblings. John was also brought up in a Amish family of nine children, his dad was a farmer on a dairy farm. John left the Amish church at age 21 and joined the same Mennonite church that Ruthie attended. We now attend Keystone Evangelical Free Church. We have two children and five beautiful grandchildren.
John Stoltzfus purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why John Stoltzfus chose Gordonville
We bought this property to provide our guests with a clean, cozy 'home away from home' that they can come to relax and be refreshed from all the busyness of life. You can sit on the porch and enjoy the garden and listen to the Amish buggies go by.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lancaster County is a unique area to take sight seeing drives in the surrounding country side and see the Amish farmers working their fields. Within walking distance are approx. 50 shops. There are a number of Amish stores to visit, gift shops on Amish farms and buggy rides. There are a number of covered bridges that make beautiful pictures.John does some private tours in your vehicle to Amish farms. We also have a self guided tour available.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quaint Cottage in excellent location.
My wife and I frequent the Lancaster County region. Have stayed at a number of hotels and guest homes. This is perfect for us, as a couple, small but with many amenities. Our favorite feature was the porch, which faces the beautiful backyard flower garden. In the distance is a "side street" where many Amish travel. The cottage is very close to Intercourse Village, many shops and such. We will be back.
Thank you John for the kind review, we really do appreciate you taking the time. The reviews are what most people read to be able to get a feel for the vacation home.
Thanks again and we hope to see you again.
John and Ruthie Stoltzfus
Great place to stay.
Better than described in listing. We'll be back.
The stay was great,cottage was awesome.
Very warm hospitality
The cottage is cozy and comfortable.
The hospitality superb.
Milk and butter in frig. Bread and jam on the counter. Super!
Cozy and comfortable
Our usual group was smaller than normal this year so we decided to rent the Amish Guest House. The cottage worked out great! The first evening we were there sitting on the porch we saw a hot air balloon and could hear and see the buggies coming and going. John was so helpful with suggestions on places to visit (that we haven't been to), best way to drive, and of course we were blessed by the bread and jam that was waiting for us upon arrival. Thanks so much!
A gem in Amish Country
Highly recommend! Adorable cottage that had everything we needed for a memorable and relaxing stay! Right in the heart of Amish tourism, this cottage was convenient, clean and charming. The owners were excellent! We stay in Lancaster a lot and will definitely be staying here again!
We are located in the heart of the Amish people and you will see and hear their horse and buggy's as they come into town to do business at the stores and use one of the three banks.
Spooky Nook Sports complex is a 30 minute drive.
The Cottage is within easy walking distance of approx. 50 shops including Kitchen Kettle where you can take buggy rides to Amish farms.
Our desire is to make the Cottage a 'home away from home' where you can come to relax.