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Riverfront home next to Amish farm - perfect for your Lancaster getaway!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath cottage with huge decks perched on the Conestoga River

Discover Eagle's Branch River House, the perfect secluded riverfront perch to enjoy the sights and beauty of Lancaster farm country. Our two bedroom, two bath spacious home is ideally suited for a relaxing getaway with family or friends. It's got a 'cabin' feel with modern touches, and is beautifully furnished. Three levels with master bedroom suite with its own private wraparound deck, modern kitchen, expansive rec room with river views, and multi-tier decks overlooking the river and surrounding Amish farms.

On a quiet gravel lane, you won't find a better place to unwind in the heart of Amish country! The Conestoga River is a designated water trail and popular for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and wildlife viewing. Our home provides convenient river access on a beautiful stretch of the Conestoga between the historic Bushong Mill and the famous Pinetown and Hunsecker's Mill Covered Bridges.

New for rentals in 2014, it includes brand new TVs, Wi-Fi and a state-of-the-art grill. Quiet and peaceful yet a quick 10 minutes to downtown Lancaster, the Visitors Center, farmers markets and all the sights and activities.

Also a short drive to many other attractions including Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, the historic Fulton Theatre, American Music Theatre, Sight and Sound Theatre, Wheatland, Rock Ford Plantation, Landis Valley Museum, Mt. Gretna, Longwood Gardens, Strasburg Rail Road, historic Ephrata Cloister, Susquehanna River and much more.

More Details

Emily Feenstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Emily Feenstra

My husband is from the area and we were looking for a weekend getaway spot to unwind and recharge. We've found the perfect place!

Emily Feenstra purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

There aren't many homes on the river and you can feel yourself relax as soon as you turn onto the gravel lane. The deck overlooking the rapids is our favorite place to spend a lazy morning. We love being in the heart of Lancaster County and surrounded by Amish farms.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bird in Hand, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are full baths with a tub/shower and a linen closet for towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Second bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Den - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Den is off the dining room - extra room for larger groups
  • Master bedroom occupies the upper floor of the house, with it's own bathroom and sliding glass doors leading out to a private deck. The second bedroom is cozy and relaxing, with a double bed and spacious closet. There is a futon and baby crib in the den, as well as a brand new sleeper sofa in the living room, and an additional roll-away bed in the rec room for families.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Riverfront home next to Amish farm - perfect for your Lancaster getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Eagles Branch Guest House

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a wonderful stay at Eagles Branch. We visited most of the small towns in the areas and enjoyed all that the beautiful home has to offer - especially the river views. As always Ginny and Jack were there if we needed them, but they think of everything and the house has everything you could possibly need and more. I love staying at this house and will be back again soon for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rather than stay in a hotel again with my four children to celebrate Christmas with family in PA, we searched for a vacation rental. This was the closest vacation home we could find to Brownstown PA. We were happy to only be 6 minutes away and yet still enjoy the scenic country roads to our destination. Kudos to the managers who live next door (Ginny and Jack): Ginny left us sticky buns and a lovely note upon our arrival and Jack met us upon our dinnertime arrival to caution us about some unexpected repair work.The house was wonderfully decorated for Christmas - even with a lit Christmas tree in the living room. Along with the clean and well-appointed interior, we could imagine how relaxing the large back deck and campfire area would be in better weather. My married kids took the top floor master suite while I and the other kids each had our own sleeping areas. The dining room table easily seats 6. We had loads of room and considered entertaining our PA family; however, my elderly father would not have been able to navigate the steep stone steps leading down to the house. The motion detector lights along the steps were a real plus at night! The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and the beds very comfy - and they are generous with blankets. Although it is always difficult to be away Christmas, I have to say that Eagle's Branch felt like home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So lovely with killer views!

  • 5 of 5

It's so nice when you can talk directly to the owner and ask questions about the property, what you may need to bring, good restaurants, etc. and I want to thank Emily for taking the time to speak with me on the phone and answer all my inquiries. Very helpful. What a special place Eagles Branch is! Upon entering the private gravel drive you notice the quiet and serenity. The house is lovely. The views spectacular. From the kitchen you look upon vast corn fields and from the back deck you overlook the Conestoga River. We have two teenagers and they were squealing with delight when the saw the basement game room with large TV and foosball. My husband and I were so impressed by the little details left by the caretakers. Jack and Ginny are so sweet and helpful and want to make your stay so special. They left us delicious cinnamon buns and a personal note of welcome. Such nice touches. There is also a huge binder that they've painstaking put together for their guests, full of very detailed activities in and around the rental property. The location was also ideal for the things we wanted to do. An easy 45 minute drive to Hershey and 15-20 minutes to Intercourse, Lancaster and surrounding area. The house is comfortable, very clean and has all the amenities including washer and dryer to make your stay like being at home. I HIGHLY recommend this property and I want to thank Jack and Ginny for making us feel so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, we'll appointed and peaceful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Eagle's Branch! The house was so relaxing and convenient to most attractions! The setting is beautiful and peaceful! We enjoyed our annual trip to Sight and Sound Theater and the shopping and sight seeing was wonderful as always! The house couldn't have been better taken care of. The game room in the basement was comfortable to watch the Penguins game on the big screen and to play cards. We wished we would have planned a longer stay! Hope to do that in warmer weather to fully enjoy the river. Thank you so much for opening your home to us! We thoroughly enjoyed our 33rd wedding anniversary!

June, Bob and Josh

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb Vacation Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the property managers, Jack and Ginny (and the owners, Paul and Emily) for their warm, hospitable, yet inconspicuous welcome. We never needed to contact them while onsite, but their gift of sticky buns and s'mores were enough to make us feel instantly welcomed. This home is in the midst of the "real" Amish country...rolling hills, beautiful rivers, and working farms as far as the eye can see, with a delightful approach via a covered bridge and a short gravel driveway leading past the house to a large farm. Nothing but cornfields and river out the windows....yet it's only about 5-10 minutes to groceries and restaurants, and 20 minutes to major attractions in every direction, from the Dutch Apple Theater to Strasburg Railroad to the "Coolest Small Town in America" (Lititz, PA) with its excellent bookstores, cafes, and history. The home itself is exactly as advertised here on VRBO....informal, comfortable, very clean and uncluttered, but with everything you need for a true vacation "away from it all." Highly recommended. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at the Eagles Branch for the weekend and had a wonderful time. The home is absolutely beautiful inside and out. There wasn't anything more that we could have asked for. It seemed that Ginny and Jack thought of everything. Including sticky buns that were delicious. Ginny left directions to Farmers Markets that were great. We also went to Kettle Kitchen Village which is not too far away in Intercourse, PA. We took a walk to the nearby covered bridge and back one afternoon and watched the Amish farmers working. I sent pictures of Eagle's Branch to friends and family and all of them want to stay there too. I know I will be back and sooner rather than later. Definitely 5 stars - wish is could be more. Mary N and Anne G.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lancaster Regional Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Lancaster Amtrak Station
Car: necessary

Come discover Pennsylvania Dutch Country and historic downtown Lancaster. It's a charming walkable town and yet you are in farmland within minutes. Our favorite places to visit include the Lancaster Central Market, the towns of Lititz and Strasburg, and all of the covered bridges near our home!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
SPRING special
1 Mar 2017 - 21 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
22 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £161
Cleaning fee £48 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.1%

We hope you'll choose Eagles Branch River House as the base for your Lancaster County getaway. Please note that this home is rural and woodsy. If the occasional bug, farm smell or getting stuck behind an Amish buggy will bother you, this might not be your dream vacation! :) We ask that you also respect our Amish neighbors and do not take their photographs or enter their property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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