Amish Farm Stay

Killdeer Farm Guesthouse


  • Amish dairy farm
  • central Lancaster County location
  • self-serve continental breakfast
  • private guesthouse
  • ground floor bedroom & bath

The Killdeer Farm Guesthouse is situated on a scenic farm property in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This Amish Farm Stay is less than a mile from the village of Intercourse (walkable!) and within a short drive of countless attractions which make Lancaster County such a popular vacation destination. Sylvan and his family invite you to enjoy this unique and authentic Amish farm experience. Guests staying 2 or more nights are offered a short tour of this working dairy farm (weather & schedule permitting).

Amish Farm lodging with horses

The guesthouse has four bedrooms, a full kitchen and two bathrooms (one is in the semi-basement). There’s a full bath & bedroom on the ground floor. Supplies for a simple self-serve continental breakfast are provided (coffee, tea, bagels & yoghurt), and guests may prepare meals in the guesthouse kitchen with food that they bring or purchase nearby. This is a rare opportunity to stay at an Old Order Amish farm in Lancaster PA. The Killdeer Farm Guesthouse offers an authentic taste of Amish life that most Lancaster County tourists never get to experience.

  • Private guesthouse; you will be the only lodgers
  • Full kitchen, sitting room & ground floor bedroom & bathroom
  • Sleeps 8 in four bedrooms (4 queen beds).
  • Guesthouse has solar provided electricity, no AC, WiFi or TV
  • 2 or more nights: $115 per/night for 2 people ($95 per night in February), $15 each additional adult (over 12 years of age), $5 per child
  • For a 1 night stay there is a $25 surcharge
  • tax of 7.1% and booking fees not included in above rates
  • Please click here to check availability & book online.

If you have any questions, please send us a message via our contact form. We will normally respond to your request within 24 hours. If the lodging you’re interested in is already booked, we will suggest some other possibilities for you to consider. Our Amish Bed and Breakfast tends to get booked up months in advance so consider making your reservation early!

To see a wider selection of beautiful Lancaster County farm bed and breakfasts and guesthouses please visit our sister website: Lancaster Farm Bed and Breakfast

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Killdeer Farm Guesthouse
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 26 reviews
 by Kelsey
Review title: Wonderful spot from which to explore Lancaster
Stayed At: Killdeer

My family and I (husband, two boys 5 and 3) had such a lovely time staying at Killdeer Farm. The Esh family was so kind and accommodating, letting our rambunctious kids run around with their puppies, showing them the barn with the cows, and letting them play on the swingset. The accommodations were immaculately clean, and the view out onto the green fields behind the house are simply unparalleled. I've been to Lancaster many times before, but from now on, I won't stay anywhere else.

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 by Amanda
June 2022
Review title: Amazing experience!
Stayed At: Killdeer Guest House

We had such a great time at Killdeer Farm! We had to cut our visit a little short because of 10 month old was having a hard time sleeping but we wish we could’ve stayed so much longer! The family was incredibly hospitable and great to talk to, and the guest house was so comfortable and cozy. We also loved the corgis who greeted us wherever we went. We will definitely be back!

 by Sandi
April 2022
Review title: Make amazing memories
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

This was our 3rd visit to the farm. We love it there and have become friends with Sadie, Sylvan and Lydia. They go out of their way to be great hosts. We have several age groups from 3 and 4 years old, 17 years old 20 + , years old-and 75 years old. Everyone enjoys their stay. There is always something going on at the farm. We’ve seen cows being milked , baby cows being born. This last trip there was puppies and piglets. We could watch Sylvan working in the fields baleing hay.. our little ones love being outside playing on the swing set which is right out our door . So they have the freedom to roam around with us checking out all of the animals. There is always fresh brown eggs, bagels , homemade jelly as well as yogurt slurries for a very nice breakfast.. This is a most amazing place to stay. I can’t say enough about it. We are always looking forward to our next visit, they always make you feel like you are their special guests.

Thank you for your great review!

 by Kim
April 2022
Review title: A very unique and amazing experience!
Stayed At: Kildeer Farm

Hands down, this was the most unique and memorable experience we have had when traveling with our children. We brought our daughters, ages 13, 11 and 7. The Esh family (Sylvan, Sadie, and Lydia) were perfect hosts - they agreed to show us around the farm and were so patient with all our questions. They are incredibly kind, humble and hardworking.
The guesthouse was lovely and featured Sadie's handmade quilts - absolute masterpieces. She is an exquisite seamstress! The home had four bedrooms, each with a queen bed, Two full bathrooms, and lots of sitting areas. It was very clean and had a full kitchen. They left farm-fresh eggs, bagels, and yogurt slurps (our kids' new favorite treat) for us so that we could make our own breakfast.
The farm is located about a mile from shops, restaurants, etc. The lanes are safe and it was easily walkable.
I recommend Kildeer Farm 100% for anyone looking for a more immersive Amish experience. You will not be disappointed!

Thank you for your great review. We're glad you had such an enjoyable & memorable stay!

 by Derek and Meredith
October 2021
Review title: Heaven on Earth
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

There are not enough words to describe how much we love this place. Our boys are 2 and 4 and had the time of their lives without even leaving the farm. Sylvan and Sadie might be the kindest people I’ve ever met. They couldn’t have been more hospitable and genuinely nice. Lydia was one of the highlights of our entire trip. Our boys loved her and followed her absolutely everywhere. She was so patient with them and taught them so much. The land and home were just perfect. The home was very clean and there was more than enough room. 10/10 recommend and we will 100% be coming back.

Thank you for your review. I'm glad your family had such a wonderful experience!

 by Gna
August 2021
Review title: Best Vacation!!!
Stayed At: Killdeer Guesthouse

Killdeer Guesthouse is an amazing vacation for the entire family! We absolutely loved experiencing Amish life. We have 2 boys and they really enjoyed the farm. We woke-up early to watch the milking of the cows. Our city boys got to see another way of life. We loved not having a television! We had family time playing cards and games at night. The house is large and has plenty of room. We went in August and didn't need air conditioning at all. Open windows made for a great sleep! The restaurants in town are soooo good! You can't go wrong with any of them. We went out for every meal and ate very well! We took an Amish house tour and later sat with the Esh family at night and talked about all the things we were told that were wrong on the tour!! HA. The Eshs are very friendly and really make you feel at home. They are open to sharing their way of life and happy to show you the farm. Our boys loved running around with the dogs too! We can't wait to come back and visit again.

Thank you for your review!

 by Caleb
Review title: Way overdue!
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm Guesthouse

This review is way overdue! We stayed at Killdeer for a few days of our daughters 4th birthday. Her being born in New Jersey, she hadn't been on a farm. She ABSOLUTELY loved it! From the cows and horses, to most importantly(to her) all the dogs and puppies. Turbo scratched her arm, and she has a scar, but she is happy he did, because it is a story she still tells 3 months later.
It was great being on a farm again, after living in New Jersey for 5 years and living and working on a dairy farm for 6 1/2 years before then, it shows how much you miss farm life, but with the Amish lifestyle thrown in, it really makes you enjoy the simpler things, and the Amish ingenuity. I saw the ingenuity first hand when Sylvan had to rig up the batteries in order to do the morning milking. Calm and cool he did what he needed to do, and got the milking done.
Sadie was always hard at work, but when she wasn't working hard, she was waving hard at my wife while going down the road in the buggy. Turns out it wasn't my wife! Hahahaha! Made for a good laugh!
The house is absolutely beautiful and the Esh family make you feel like part of the family. The chats we had with them when they had time, and the root beer floats were a great addition to one of those chats.
It is amazing to me looking back at the stay and seeing the Amish way and values, that the Amish work more, and sometimes harder than most English, but they seem to have a better attitude about it than most of us. I feel there is more we can learn FROM them, than just ABOUT their ways of living.

Thank you Sylvan, Sadie, Abram, and even Lydia(who was away helping a relative, but we heard many great things about)! Looking forward to our next stay!

Thank you for this enthousiastic review of your stay at the Killdeer Farm Guesthouse!

 by Melissa
June 2021
Review title: Wow!!!!
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm Guest House

My 10 year old daughter and I stayed at Killdeer Farm Guesthouse and LOVED every minute of it!!! The Esh family went above and beyond any expectations I could have ever imagined. From time spent in the barn during milking to late night chats, who could have asked for a better stay. The house was Immaculate with plenty of needed supplies. We will be back very soon! Thank you Sadie, Sylvan, Abram and Lydia for the wonderful stay.
Oh and thank Lydia for showing us how to roll my daughter’s hair. It meant a lot to her.

We're glad you had such a memorable stay!

 by Jason
May 2021
Review title: Heaven on Earth
Stayed At: Killdeer Farms

My wife and I have stayed a number of times at the Killdeer Farm Guesthouse. Each and every time we have been welcomed like it was our home. The hospitality by this wonderful family is top notch as they go above and beyond to make us comfortable and have an experience you will never forget. There is no better place to stay in Lancaster. The house is clean, comfortable and decorated great. If you want a true authentic Amish experience look no where else except Killdeer Farm Guesthouse.

Thank you, we're glad you enjoy your visits here!

 by Craig
May, 2021
Review title: highly recommend
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

My wife and I had a nice, relaxing long weekend. Sylvan, Sadie, and Abram are very gracious hosts. The guesthouse was large, clean and very comfortable. People come from all over the world to visit with the Amish in Lancaster. There is something substantial and special here. I would invite you to stay at Killdeer to experience this..

Thank you Craig, we're glad you enjoyed your stay!

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