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Beautiful riverfront home surrounded by Amish farms in Lancaster County

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


About the property

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with multiple 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 has a 'cabin' feel with modern amenities 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, 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 & Sound, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, Longwood Gardens, Strasburg Rail Road, historic Ephrata Cloister, Susquehanna River and much more.

For families: we have a crib in the den, extra pack-n-play, infant bath, high chair and stroller available for guest use. Older kids (and adults) will love the foosball table and large screen TVs in the rec room!

Take advantage of our one-of-a-kind setting: we have two bikes for guests to explore Lancaster's winding farm roads and rolling hills, a private rustic trail through the woods along the river to one of Lancaster County's famous covered bridges, or you can walk from the house across the Amish farm path to see cows and horses. Evenings are great for enjoying complimentary s'mores or relaxing in the hammock by our riverside fire pit.

Have kayaks or canoes to bring along? There's a wonderful 90-minute paddle route that leaves from the house, passing two covered bridges, an eagle's nest and beautiful farms and homes. We're happy to arrange transport from the take-out point at a local park with our boat trailer. More adventurous voyagers can paddle 30 miles to the Susquehanna River!

More Details

Emily Feenstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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 Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bird in Hand

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Both bathrooms are full baths with a tub/shower and a linen closet for towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 1 double
    Den - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback 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
  • water tubing
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.


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Beautiful riverfront home surrounded by Amish farms in Lancaster County
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 58 reviews

Beautiful and restful

  • 5 of 5

From walking in the door to walking out the door - the whole experience was phenomenal. We were welcomed warmly and had all of the comforts visitors could want. Thank you very much! I will be recommending this spot to friends.

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was well maintained and very clean. Right on the Conestoga river with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Great home right on the river. Very clean, everything you need is provided. Fantastic view of the river from the main level, downstairs, and the various levels of decks. Flat screen TVs on every floor with excellent satellite reception. The property managers who live next store were very welcoming. They left cinnamon buns for us as well as s'more fixings and a duraflame log for a fire. While relaxing my family was looking out the picture window and saw an eagle fly up the river then in a few minutes he flew back down the river. The only negative for some might be the amount of steps. There are steps from the parking area and then from the main level there are steps up to the master bedroom and down to the basement recreation area. This is a great place in a relaxing setting. My family will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do justice

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this lovely home justice. We were simply amazed when we walked in. We instantly felt comfortable and relaxed. The home was clean and fresh smelling. The kitchen was well stocked with food staples, cookware and dishes. The beds were quite comfy. Our group was able to enjoy each others company yet find privacy. I would absolutely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, as was the riverside location. The house is well equipped and the host clearly put a great deal of effort into making it welcoming, including lovely Christmas decorations, a binder with lots of local info, and baked goods there upon our arrival. The home is on the outskirts, and at first we thought this would be an issue, but the warm home and beautiful scenery made the extra driving well worth it. We plan on going back again in warmer weather so we can enjoy the decks and fire pit.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time at the river

  • 5 of 5

House and setting were incredible. Winter wonderland!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shamokin Pa

Beautiful, relaxing mini getaway

  • 5 of 5

Myself and two friends stayed at Eagles branch home for a weekend getaway. The house was beautiful, large and clean with an awesome view! Homemade sticky buns waiting for us. House had everything needed. Not only did we enjoy the shopping and markets and surrounding stores we very much enjoyed relaxing watching TV and doing nothing in this lovely home. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • 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!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bird in Hand

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Winter/off-peak special
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 29 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$75.99 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$253.3
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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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