Master BR 1850's Federal Farmhouse

House - Private room · Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603, United States

The Space

Former Armstrong World Industries* Idea Show house remodeled with new kitchen (granite counter tops, tile floor) and other upgrades throughout house; two fireplaces (wood in LR and gas in newly added family room) off kitchen; house filled with antiques top to bottom, wood floors, unique molding and other historic features; balcony and patio for relaxation/ BBQ; Farmhouse is in suburban upscale School Lane Hills area of west Lancaster/: two blocks from Wheatland - former US President James Buchanan's estate, 10 minutes from downtown Lancaster and 20 minutes from Amish farm country/ flea markets/ tourist spots. Offered: Master BR with Master bath near balcony porch; attic suite that runs the length of house (pictured) sometimes is available with separate bath if not rented to a longer-term tenant; bathrooms are older but rest of house is renovated; upgraded. house sits on 1.5 acres of park-like setting with huge old trees. Pleasant area for walking/ running. Plenty of parking, hammock under big old historic tree.

Pets welcome with additional deposit -- will discuss before booking. A stay over one week or longer requires a $25 cleaning fee vs. $15.

* Armstrong World Industries is/ was a manufacturer of floor/ ceiling/ wallcoverings world-wide w/ corp headquarters in Lancaster. As their Idea House in 1953 my family home featured many unique floor linoleums/ wall coverings etc with each room decorated in a different theme/ props/ furnishings, etc.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $375 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $15
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • It's a terrific house, in a really calm and pleasant area. Pamela has always made sure that everything was ok. She showed me around, and I enjoyed our conversations very much. I was there for a conference, and she even gave me a ride to downtown. It would be great to stay there again.

    March 2014
  • The house is lovely and host was very welcoming. We had a bit of confusion at first, but quickly rectified and everything went well. The room was beautiful and the bed very cozy with fleece sheets and a gorgeous quilt. Great location for any visit to Lancaster area.

    November 2012
  • Nice place in a great location. Comfy bed, hospitable host.

    October 2012
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Pam and David's beautiful home! David made us feel so welcome - greeting us with a glass of wine and laying out a buffet of breakfast pastries each morning! The house was close to downtown, with lots of restaurants, galleries, and antique shops. All in all, a great weekend adventure!

    July 2013
  • It's a beautiful home, old but clean, and Pam's husband David made me feel very welcome.

    Beware, finding the house at night is tricky!

    June 2013
  • The house is charming, comfortable, and conveniently located, and the bed was very comfortable. Pam and David could not have been more accommodating, including letting me use the kitchen and inviting me to use the washer/dryer, and I really felt at home there. I would definitely return!

    June 2013
  • Beautiful house, full of history and character; a comfortable bed, lovely amenities, and extremely accommodating hosts. Located in a beautiful historic area of Lancaster, close to many area attractions, quiet and peaceful setting. I enjoyed my stay very much!

    April 2013
  • Pamela was out of town so her husband, David, greeted me. The house is old but clean and definitely has character.

    April 2013
  • We stayed in the lovely home of Pamela and David Nelson. Pam was out of town on business, but David made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed the gas fire in the living room each evening. It is in a beautiful neighborhood, and a short walk to the James Buchanan house, Wheatland, which is worth the trip if you enjoy historial sites. The home is pleasant and quite comfortable.

    April 2013
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