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The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

Welcome to The Landyshade Farm House,

we hope that you will enjoy your stay here with us.This timeless, grand farmhouse will be exclusively yours during your visit. The Landyshade Farm House offers a distinctive and spacious home for you to enjoy. We are located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where there are so many wonderful attractions to keep you coming back to enjoy them all. We are able to accommodate small or large groups. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, reunion, business meeting, church retreat, desire a farm experience, a country holiday, or a special place to stay near historic Lancaster, we can help. The Landyshade Farm House is open year-round and each group is given personal attention. The Landyshade Farm House is a lovely farmhouse that sleeps up to 12 people. Additional guests can be accommodated up to 18 people.  Our historic farmhouse dates back to the 1700's and which was deeded by William Penn's son,  was remodeled a few years ago,and has 5 large and spacious bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths,with 2 large living room areas and a completely stocked kitchen. The Landyshade Farm House is located on a modern working dairy farm. We offer scheduled tours of our farm. Learn about some of the modern ways we conserve our energy on the farm. While here you can sit on the front porch and watch the farmers in the field, or as we load and unload mulch in our mulch yard, or go for a relaxing stroll through the orchard area or sit and relax watching the kids play on the play ground or with our family dog, Hank. There are many Amish farms in our area and the Amish tourist areas are close by, with quick access to Route 283. We are close to beautiful shopping malls, and outlets, grocery stores, and pleasing restaurants.   

4 miles to Spooky Nook Sports Complex




Keywords: farm, farmhouse, farm home, house, home, vacation home, vacation house, vacation, Lancaster County, Lancaster, Amish, Dutch, farming

More Details

Property Manager
Marge Wallace
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Marge Wallace

John and Doris Landis started here after buying the family farm from John's father in the 70's. With the help of their son, John Jr. and several employees they have continued to maintain and grow their farm. In 1983 they began their mulch landscaping business that is now known as Landyshade Mulch. Their mulch business grew quickly and is known all over Lancaster County now.

Marge Wallace purchased this farmhouse in 1975

Why Marge Wallace chose Lancaster

John and Doris have raised their family in this house and have recently moved off the farm. With the recent remodeling in 2102 of their home they have opened it up to you. Their innkeeper and onsite manager Marge,will be happy to assist you in your booking,and to be sure that you have everything you need while you are here on the farm.

What makes this farmhouse unique

While you're here sit back and relax on the porch or balcony, or play with the kids in the playground. Take a walk through the orchard or just sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets that we get to enjoy daily. We are centrally located to enjoy Hershey Park and the delicious chocolate attractions of Hershey PA and minutes away from Lancaster City and the Amish tourist attractions. While here you can have a scheduled tour of our farm. Enjoy learning about the milking process, maybe get a peek at us milking. Learn some of the modern ways we are conserving our energy and resources.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was so clean and relaxing, we have a wonderful sleep. We usually stay with family in the area, but this was a wonderful option for us and we loved it. We will definitely be back. We met Doris and she was so warm and friendly, thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home.
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1) 1 King Bed, Queen size Beds (1) 5 Queen Beds, Baby Cribs () Pack and Play available (no additional charge)Toddler Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Central Air throughout the house, coffee maker, Play ground for kids, Iron and Ironing board


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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The Landyshade Farm House, Close to Lancaster Attractions
average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews

Excellent experience! Great house, Great customer Service,Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the opportunity to rent this lovely, spacious, well equipped, cozy home. The two living rooms, washer/dryer, 3 bathrooms, and the extra folding tables/chairs in the closets really came in handy for the group of youth swimmers while we attended Championships at The College.

We absolutely loved Hank the dog! What a beautiful,well trained friendly dog. Thank you for the guided and informative tour of the dairy farm. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bless your heart Dawn for writing such a wonderful review!Such a great group of children and parents all of you were,and of course thank you for taking care of our house!! Hank misses you all already!! Looking forward to seeing you next year. Marge
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A wonderful welcoming farmhouse for families or groups

  • 5 of 5

Our group of longtime girlfriends met here for our annual weekend getaway to shop and catch up. We were overwhelmed by how spacious (a living room on each floor!) the house and bedrooms were, and how well appointed it was. There's lots of room to gather and talk or retreat to privacy, whatever you feel like doing. Marge was so welcoming on the phone I'm sorry we didn't get to meet, but she had already provided more than we could have hoped for. My only warning for the uninitiated is that this IS a working dairy farm so be prepared to smell some cows outside. The inside of the house had no cow smells whatsoever, and we all grew up in the country so this wasn't an issue for us. Just sayin'.... We'd love to come back again!

  • Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Farmhouse- Lovely and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay over the Easter weekend with our adult children, their spouses, and a siblings family with their children. There was plenty of room for all and everything we needed was provided down to a variety of sweeteners for morning coffee. Marge was friendly and accommodating and a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Linda for taking precious time to write this review,it always means so much to us! I so enjoyed all of your friendly faces and happy that we were able to share Easter weekend together. Sincerely, Marge
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Wonderful place to stay for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, large farmhouse on a working dairy farm with plenty of space for our group of 12. And there was room for 6-8 more. Marge, the caretaker was very accommodating and was very responsive to all my email questions. Would stay there again. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so fun to have fellow farmers with us this time!Was happy to be able to share my limited experience with you Saturday morning,but happy to learn more about yours and your daughters. I want to thank you for the outlet coupons left behind,as they will come in quite handy! Hank thanks you for being his friend!! Until next time....
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Family gathering!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We bring all of our farm workers and their families together to this wonderful house every year to celebrate Christmas and a job well done by all!!!The Landis's and Marge take such good care of us and the home is always so neat and clean.The kids played with toys and everyone talked loudly!!

When we have a date we'll be back again.Marge,thank YOU for setting everything up as always!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed our stays in this vacation home. Our kids was excited after seeing farm animal.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm happy that you and your other families were able to spend Christmas together in our Farmhouse with all the children!!!That's what the holiday's are all about. Sincerely, Marge
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
MDT-Harrisburg International
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak-Lancaster Station
Nearest Point of Interest
The Landyshade Farm House
Car: necessary

Playground for kids, dog park, baseball,scheduled farm tours


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Apr 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional fees C$33.29
Cleaning Fee C$66.58

We require 50% of payment down,then balance plus 6% sales tax plus .01% Hotel tax upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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