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Riverfront home next to Amish farm - perfect fall getaway!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 three 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.

Most guests enjoy relaxing to the sound of the river rapids, but amenities include large-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and a Weber 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, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, Longwood Gardens, Strasburg Rail Road, historic Ephrata Cloister, the Susquehanna River and much more.

More Details

Owner
Emily Feenstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bird in Hand in East Lampeter

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 (with permanent mattress topper) and baby crib in the den, as well as a sleeper sofa in the living room, and an additional roll-away bed in the rec room for families. We also have an extra pack-n-play as needed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
This is a wonderful rental for families, sight-seeing couples, and outdoor enthusiasts. While we cannot provide use of kayaks/canoes, we do have a small trailer that we can use to transport guests who bring their own. There is a beautiful 90-minute paddle route that leaves from the house and ends downriver at a public park which is a 10-minute drive away.

Reviews

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Riverfront home next to Amish farm - perfect fall getaway!
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

We loved the coziness of the house. It felt like home to us. We have a daughter that lives in Delaware, husband working in Manheim and we are from Pittsburgh area. This was a perfect area to meet at. We had fun playing games at the table and eating and laughing together. It helped to make our weekend together memorable!!

They literally have thought of everything that you need!! Will definitely keep this place in mind if we plan to meet-up together as a family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
5

Wonderful Anniversary Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a beautiful place to spend our weekend away. We loved watching the birds and listening to the water from the decks and from the living room. You've thought of everything - and we enjoyed ourselves immensely - grilling, hiking, relaxing - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely cottage and very well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Great getaway for all ages. Quiet and relaxing for the adults, but also has things to amuse the kids. Close to all the sites and attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. It was such a peaceful retreat. The weather was beautiful, and we enjoyed grilling and eating out on the deck at night. There were so many things to do in the area, but we always enjoyed coming back and relaxing "at home" - as my young son called it. The owners have thought of everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. We are looking forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winston-Salem, NC
5

Beautiful river view, quiet, secluded...

  • 5 of 5

The house was furnished nicely and it was very clean. The kitchen was well equipped and stocked. The basement with fooseball, wide screen, bar, with outside access to the deck. We used the grill a couple of times, and there also a outside area where we could build a fire and make s'mores. The 3 levels of deck were all equipped with a table and chairs. Both grandsons caught fish in the river. A beautiful place on the Conestoga River.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocala, FL
5

Beautiful, relaxing, quiet !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully secluded in the trees, with the Conestoga River running within view of the picture windows. The house is maintained in excellent condition, and everything was provided for our needs. This is our second vacation here, and we love it even more than the first time. High end kitchen appliances, beautiful patio and decking, BBQ grill, and thoughtful proximity controlled lighting leading to the door at night. Dish TV connection has a wide range of stations to choose from, but you will want to spend more time outside, and visiting the Amishland attractions, such as Sight and Sound Theater, about 20 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bird in Hand, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£365
for 2 nights
From
£158
From
£183
Fri,Sat
£881
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/off-peak special
7 Nov 2017 - 6 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£357
for 2 nights
From
£154
£840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/summer 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£382
for 2 nights
From
£166
From
£195
Fri,Sat
£1,019
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£414
for 2 nights
From
£183
£1,019
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £45.49 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
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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