Conveniently located near
Lancaster Amish Country
PLEASE NOTE even though it says
"1 Bdrm" above - there are 2 Bdrms.
Both rooms are yours with prvt bath.
No one else will be in the other room.
The entire upstairs is yours.
Loft room with Queen bed - the bunk room is also yours to choose from. Please scroll through the pictures at the top of the page to see the entire space. The entire upstairs is yours - there will be no one else in the other room.
Private Room with 2 bunk beds AND Loft Room with Queen bed. Private bath. The entire upstairs is yours to enjoy. There will be no one else in the other room you best. Maximum accommodation is a party of 4.
If you are a party of 1 or 2, there will be no other guests in the other room.
We have very good air conditioning - so you will be comfortable in the summer months.
There is a newly installed blind in the loft room for added privacy.
Ample drawer and closet space for longer stays.
All areas pictured are available to our guests to enjoy. You are welcome to relax in the family room or on the deck.
Interaction with Guests
We are well traveled and have hosted guests from all over the world for many years. Sharing travel stories over a glass of wine on the deck in summer or in the newly remodeled kitchen is welcomed. Or if you prefer quiet downtime, that's ok too.
We are only 1 block from a beautiful park with walking, running path and stream.
Free street parking is available in front of the house.
We are conveniently located only 1 and 1/4 mile south from the interchange of Rt. 30 and Rt. 24 -
And only 2 miles east of I-83
York is centrally located to the following tourist spots:
Lancaster - Amish Country - 25 miles east
Gettysburg - 35 miles west
Hershey Park - 30 miles north
Philadelphia - 95 miles east
Baltimore - 55 miles south
Washington, DC - 95 miles south
Harley-Davidson factory tour - 4 miles
We will gladly assist with all local tourist info. and recommendations, including a great selection of local restaurants.
A few of our favorite restaurants are listed in our Guidebook
[click on the blue "Guidebook" icon at the top of our listing]
If you're driving from Gettysburg to us -
we'd also like to mention our favorite pottery shop with a sculpture garden out back worth exploring
Star Pottery & Bronze
754 Abbottstown Pike
Hanover, PA 17331
Only 1 mile south of the square in Abbottstown on
PA Rt. 194
Other Things to Note
Breakfast is on your own. Help yourself to cereal, milk, yogurt, bread / toast & jam, coffee & tea.
Wi-Fi or Cabled Internet
Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board
and towels & washcloths provided
Note: we do not have a TV
Thank you for looking at our listing.
We look forward to your visit.
We kindly request no colognes or perfumes.
Please remove shoes at the front door upon arrival.
We provide guest slippers if you like.
There is no firm check-out time.
The morning is yours to sleep in, linger over coffee or tea, even do a little work on your laptop if you must.
There is no set time for breakfast.
Help yourself when you're ready.
On the other hand ~ we gladly accommodate early risers.
Either way ~ be at peace!
Andy and Sherry were gracious and welcoming from the very first email and I am delighted to have found this treasure of a home in which to stay.
I have stayed in many situations and their BnB is clean, comfortable, safe, beautiful, welcoming and professional. And in a nice neighborhood.
They receive the very, very best review. It was an honor and a delight to stay in their home.
Andy and Sherry were very welcoming hosts! Upon arrival, there were soft slippers waiting for us. The house and our room were very beautiful and impeccably clean! They both made sure to answer any questions, and Andy even showed us a safer route for our travels to NYC. Breakfast was delicious; Sherry went above and beyond to bake us some oatmeal that we got to take on the road with us! We had a lovely stay at the Home of Peace!
My experience at the Home of Peace with Sherry and Andy was a dream. I was so exhausted and they let me do whatever I needed to do. The bed was incredibly comfortable (I slept SO well) and the room was warm. Sherry was kind enough to pack me breakfast as I ran out the door. The most impressive part about them was that they really looked out for me the next day, as there was a storm and the roads were terrible.
If you're still perusing listings for central PA, STOP! Request to book Home of Peace. I could not have asked for a better location for my getaway. I'm somewhat local (I live in nearby Lancaster) and I was looking for a quiet place for a solitary writing retreat.
The upstairs--which was exactly as described in the listing--was clean and comfortable. I set up my writing area in the bunk bed room, and used the other (the loft room) for reading, outlining and sleeping. There was plenty of space for me to set up a little area for my food I brought from home, and if I had wanted to, lots of space to put away clothes in the dressers. Great lighting, cozy pillows and nice decor. (Even sleep masks and ear plugs available!)
The upstairs, made more private with a curtain, was spacious for one person (and would also be comfortable for a couple or small family), especially since I did not leave! I was a hermit for three days and got a LOT of work done. It truly was peaceful.
Breakfast was a delight. Each morning , Andy and Sherry left out a variety of items, including homemade specialties. During my three day stay, I sampled baked oatmeal, banana bread and stone-cut oats (with a little topping bar!). Waking up to these items was more than I could have asked for in a self-serve breakfast. I even learned a new way to make coffee! The eat-in kitchen (a designated common area) was bright and airy and, as I ate, I admired a large map of the world. I did not spend time down there, aside from breakfast, but the kitchen and living room (great windows!) were available to me had I wanted to bring my laptop down. My visit was in February (during snow) so the deck wasn't really an option--Bummer! It looked great, and past reviews praised it.
Finally, aside from the great house and comfortable room, it's really the hosts that made my stay. Andy and Sherry were friendly and accommodating and were nice to talk to, but yet gave me space. I would have loved to have talked to them more about their travels, but I was on a mission to get writing done. :) Next time (because there will be a next time), I'll converse more!
I'd also like to point out that Andy and Sherry had a TON of local information ready for visitors in a nice, organized station upstairs. Since I wasn't traveling and live locally, I didn't need to use it. But I perused anyway and must say the places they suggest are must-sees, so definitely take them up on suggestions. (Ex: El Serrano to eat, and Queen St. shops in Lancaster, like Building Character.)
I've used up all of my available words in this review; I think that says something about my positive experience at Home of Peace! It was my first Airbnb and I think they set the bar high!
Andy and Sherry were awesome hosts! We were delayed by traffic and didn't arrive until an hour later, but our gracious host Andy stayed up and waited for us! Very peaceful and comfy stay:)
It was only one night but it capped off our Valentine's weekend in peace and quiet. Everything was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The baked oatmeal and French press coffee topped off our stay perfectly. We would highly recommend Andy & Sherry's place to anyone coming to York.
We stayed here over Thanksgiving to visit relatives in the area. Andy was an incredible host. He really went above and beyond to help us out--there was a snow storm in the area that messed up our plans and he even offered to lend us his 4WD vehicle for use. We're so grateful for his generosity!
He made his famous and delicious (see other reviews) baked oatmeal for breakfast one day and also cooked up eggs and toast another morning. We felt very taken care of!
The space was warm and cozy, and we had ample privacy. Check in and check out process was smooth.
Foodie, gardener, world traveler, happily married 34 yrs. Can't live w/o spinach, red wine, going to the gym.
Favorite destinations are Cape Town, New Zealand, & Turkey + all tall mountains & National Parks. We enjoy hiking on our trips & at home.
We like to read; sorry there are no TVs. Books I re-read: Bridge of San Luis Rey, Cannery Row, Robinson Crusoe .
My motto: the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Andy, Relationship Manager at Eduspire, frequently travels for work. Love travel - yes international, but so many wonderful places to see in USA as well. Always try to include National Parks, & hiking and discover new local eateries, wineries a plus. Happily married to Sherry for 34 years.