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Beautiful riverfront home surrounded by Amish farms in Lancaster

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 Details

Emily Feenstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 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
average rating of 4.984127 based on 63 reviews
Laurel, MD

Wow! Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

The house is off the beaten path, and the drive into the neighborhood was beautiful, especially the covered bridge. But, it's still central to a lot of places. We stopped and looked for the eagle's nest, which we were able to spot the day we were leaving. We even had a sighting of the bald eagle over the river during our stay. The sound of the babbling river was lovely, and you could hear it while sitting in the family room. The fire pit was a great hit with the kids, for sure. I would highly recommend this place. Our stary was in April so the river was very cold. I'm sure it would be great in the summer. After we entered the house (by code), there was a walnut coffee cake waiting for us to enjoy for dessert or even breakfast. And with it was a note from the property manager welcoming us to the house.

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home for a Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay with our 3 year old twin boys and other family. The house has everything you need to make yourself at home for a few days - kitchen is very well equipped, lots of places to relax, beautiful porches overlooking the river, well appointed and comfy bedrooms. The owners were even gracious enough to provide some of their grandchild's toys for my boys to play with while we were there! Would highly recommend this house for anyone looking for a perfect little vacation spot.

  • Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somerset, NJ

Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, picture-perfect views everywhere you look, comfortable & clean linens and furniture, spotless house, gorgeous decks, well appointed. Loved our stay. Thank you! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The home was immaculate and inviting. The views from the multiple decks were stunning, and the sounds from the river were soothing and rejuvenating. We had a family reunion which include my elderly mother and she said she felt at peace there. There were so many little touches that made us feel welcome and special. We hope that we can come back soon!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Words can’t describe this beautiful spot in the heart of Amish Country.

  • 5 of 5

I hate to say how much we loved this spot because I’m afraid it will never be available again when the secret is out! This was the perfect spot for a visit to Amish country - as t basically sits on the edge of a farm. Going over a covered bridge to get to the supermarket (which is just five minutes away) and stopping to watch the bald eagle sitting next to his huge nest on the way ... doesn’t get much better than that!

The house was cozy and had everything we needed and the view of the river was beautiful. Ginny next door even printed out our ‘sight and sound’ theater tickets when we left ours back home.

We will definitely be back! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$33 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$33 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$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$265.38
Cleaning C$79.61 + Tax

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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