- 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).
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, $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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This was our first visit and we were pretty impressed.
We knew that with all the 5 stars we would not be disappointed. (Only 2 persons from the same family gave 1 star)
The rooms were great and we fell in love with the dogs. My granddaughter named them Burnt Chipotle, Burnt Fireball. and Chiptotle. These dogs would run over and we got lots of hugs and we played with them. They loved belly rubs.
We got the opportunity to see the cows being milked and learned so much about farming
What amazed us the the hardworking Sylvan. We never met his wife. From sun up until sundown he was working. First milking started at 5:30 am and the second one at 5:30 pm. He spent the time to answer our questions while we were careful not to cause to him to stop. We were visiting, he was working and we were conscious of that.
The serenity of the environment just blew us away. If you really want to reconnect with your family, this is the place to be. No television for distraction was a welcome relief. It's a pity the kids could use their phone! I wanted that gone too -- lol.
I have been spreading the word to my friends to let's go back!
Thanks for allowing us into your home and the hospitality of the people. I am glad that I experienced life's simplicity and precious moment at this place
Thank you for your thoughtful review!
Our stay at the Killdeer Farm was not just a night in Amish Country, but a memorable life experience that our family will never forget! Sadie, Sylvan, Lydia and Abram are a warm welcoming family. The guest house is impeccably clean, the farm lays beautiful with every outdoor detail attended to and the animals kept to the highest standard. The family shared stories about their way of life, culture and wanted to learn about ours. Spending time at this farm proves that families are a blessing from God! Our experience at Killdeer is well beyond four stars- simply unmeasurable!
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The Esh family... special people that will live in our hearts forever and remain in our prayers. We were welcomed as part of their family. They were so tolerant of our many questions and allowed time in their busy schedules to include us in their daily lives. As we departed, I cried, I wanted to turn back and stay longer. I encourage anyone that stays there to take time away from running around siteseeing and spend time getting to know this loving family. Remember that you are staying at a working farm and that this is an experience that touches your life forever. If you want a holiday inn drive thru .... this is not for you. But if you want to build memories that touch the heart..stay more than a day or two. May God bless them always. We send our love and aloha to our "new family"... gary and julie simons.
Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm glad this stay was such a meaningful experience for you.
Only great things to say about Sadie, Sylvan, Lydia and Abram! This family is such a joy to be around. They are not only great hosts, they are also kind and hospitable and FUN! Their farm is the real deal too! Sylvan spent a lot of time and energy explaining the processes they use for the dairy business. It was clean and very well taken care of. The accommodations were excellent…very comfortable rooms in an environment that is relaxing and rewarding at the same time. I highly recommend Kildeer Farm Guesthouse. I will be coming back!
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WOW, When can I come back? I love the hospitality that my daughter and I receive each time that we come to Killdeer. We love everything about our stay to the point that we have come back to stay time and time again. Sadie and Sylvan are amazing hosts. I love everything about our stay from the lovable puppies to the ability to see the process of milking the cows. I have never seen a farm so clean and cared for like this farm. The animals are all cared and treated well. If you have not stayed here, I HIGHLY suggest that you go.
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We are truly appreciative of all that Sylvan, Sadie and Lydia have done to create the perfect place to stay in Amish country. Their home is very comfortable and can accommodate multiple families. They have paid a lot of attention to detail in all their remodeling and it is very welcoming. We are truly blessed to have met them and their whole farm of animals. They are an amazing example of all the hard working, spiritual people who settled this country originally and we are very honored to have shared time and their home with them and hope to return soon🙋♀️💜
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We checked in but left soon thereafter due to the presence of corgi dogs in cages. The owner refused to refund us and instead suggested we ask “ better questions “ before booking.
Thank you for your review. Currently, on the Killdeer Farm, there are 3 litters of puppies. The moms are all pets and greet the guest house patrons upon arrival. If the reviewer had taken the time to get to know Sadie and Sylvan (the host couple), they may have even seen the Corgis sneak into the house, as they occasionally do. The Corgis often sleep in the wash room of Sadie and Sylvan's home. The puppy facility has heated flooring, an outside run, as well as a welping area. If the host family is at home, the dogs are usually free to wander the farm.
We pulled in and immediately saw some dogs in puppy cages. Specifically tiny outdoor cages the size of chicken coops. I train dogs so I know the look of a beaten down animal when I see one. I refused to spend the night there.
The booking agent / owner tried to play it off as the Amish supplemental income practices. I used to work on a farm, all the animals weee treated with dignity, not just units of profit.
Thank you for your review, however I would like to address some inaccuracies contained in it. Currently, on the Killdeer Farm, there are 3 litters of puppies. The moms are all pets and greet the guest house patrons upon arrival. Contrary to your accusations, these dogs are not simply treated as "units of profit", nor are they in any way "beaten down". If the reviewer had taken the time to get to know Sadie and Sylvan (the host couple), they may have even seen the Corgis sneak into the house, as they occasionally do. The Corgis often sleep in the wash room of Sadie and Sylvan's home. The puppy facility has heated flooring, an outside run, as well as a welping area. If the host family is at home, the dogs are usually free to wander the farm.
Great people who are kind and very polite, pity we only stayed for a weekend.
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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