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: $125 per/night for 2 people, $15 each additional guest over 2 years of age
  • 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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 43 reviews
 by Jen
May 2024
Review title: Exceptional Holiday
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

My siblings and I stayed at Killdeer Farm. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome and comfortable! The large house was spotless, beds are so comfortable, and surroundings so peaceful. Almost all of us in our family have lived on a farm at some point and we are also very familiar with the Amish community because of where we live at home, so that wasn’t new to us, because of our farm backgrounds it was so fun to be at a farm for the weekend! Sadie and Sylvan have the gift of hospitality and a deep joy! It feels like we have always known them! The flowerbeds all around the property are spectacular! It was fun to go do our sight seeing/theatre/eating out then come back to the farm in the beautiful countryside. Typically we like to try new places from visit to visit but we hadn’t even left the property and booked it for next year again! I can’t recommend their place highly enough!! It was a wonderful stay!!

Thank you for your review. We're glad you had such a memorable stay, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

 by Leigha
April 2024
Review title: Absolutely wonderful!
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm Guesthouse

We visited Killdeer with our 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter. It was an absolutely perfect stay! The guesthouse was so spacious and comfortable. Total screen detox. The kids were up and dressed at the crack of dawn ready to get outside and play. We got to cuddle all the puppies, feed and pet all the animals, and watch the cows get milked. They were exhausted at the end of the day just from roaming around the farm.
We cannot wait to come back! Thank you so much Sadie, Sylvan and Benjamin!

Thanks for the review. We're very pleased that your family had such an enjoyable stay!

 by James Johnson
October 2023
Review title: Great place for kids
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

My family and I enjoyed time away at Killdeer. My grandkids experienced authentic farm life and were able to watch a cow give birth right on the farm, milk a cow and hand feed the many animals. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the company of Sadie, Sylvan and Benjamin! Thank you!

We're glad to hear your stay was so enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

 by Lori, Billy, Kim, Cynthia and Carleton
October 2023
Review title: Thank You Sylvan and Sadie
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

We are long time friends who travelled to PA to the Sight and Sound theater (which was great) and found the most wonderful B&B. I originally chose the location because Killdeer is the name of the home-place my husband grew up in. What an amazing place to stay and even more so the owners Sylvan and Sadie. They are so very welcoming, kind and patient to answer our many questions. We were able to watch a calf being born, feed a baby calf, try our hand at milking. There are lots of other farm animals as well as lots of dogs, puppies and cats. I loved the orange tabby. If you love animals this is definitely the place to be! The guest house was very nice and clean and a perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet however you may hear an occasional hee haw from the donkey 🙂 We cannot say enough good things about the home or the gracious owners - thank you Sylvan and Sadie we hope to be able to return. May God bless your family.

Thank you for your review!

 by Elizabeth
Review title: Guesthouse Stay
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

What a beautiful home to stay at. We were greeted by Sadie and a couple of dogs; kitties came to visit later on. I wish we had stayed 3 nights, because 1 full day wasn't enough time to enjoy the farm experience. Highly recomend this property, and hopefully will get to go back for a longer time!

Thank you for your review. I hope you can come back for a longer stay!

 by Carrie
Aug 26, 2023
Review title: Amazing Stay
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm Guesthouse

We absolutely loved our stay at Killdeer! It was my 2 daughters and I. Even though just one night to stay, Sadie and Sylvan made it so hospitable! Their house is gorgeous and so clean! The dogs, Ruby and Arthur (at first) greeted us and were so friendly. Later we met a cute tiger kitty and an orange kitten my daughter named, "Cheeto". We watched morning milking and got to feed a calf! My daughter helped collect a couple eggs from the chickens.
We also got to play with the Blue Heeler puppies and spend some time with Sadie, Sylvan and Abrahm.
We made breakfast in the morning with eggs they left for us in the refrigerator. So good! Being an animal lover, I was impressed at how well all the animals were taken care of on the farm.
We can't wait to come back for a longer stay next time!

Thank you for your review. We hope you can come for a longer stay sometime!

 by Rachel
April 2023
Review title: Terrific Experience
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm Guesthouse

My stay with my two young daughters was wonderful. Sadie and Sylvan were wonderful hosts. Very friendly as well as generous with their time in answering questions and ensuring our stay was a great experience. The guesthouse was impeccably clean and cozy. With a full kitchen and the fridge stocked with eggs, yogurt and bagels--making breakfast with two young kids was easy. We plan to return for a longer stay.

Thank you Rachel. We're glad your family enjoyed the stay!

 by Kevin
Review title: Wonderful visit
Stayed At: Killdeer Farm

Although our trip was too short, we had a wonderful time at Killdeer Farm. The Esh family is very kind and welcoming, taking time out of their day for interesting conversation about the farm, animals, equipment, and their lives. Even their dogs are welcoming as we were greeted first by them as we pulled up to the barn. The house was spacious, clean, and nicely decorated. The kids especially loved holding the puppies and milking the cows. We cannot wait to return!!!

Thank you for your review. We hope you can return again soon!

 by Angella
December 2022
Review title: A Most wonderful place to celebrate life
Stayed At: Killdeer Farms Guesthouse

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!

 by The Yorke Family
October, 2022
Stayed At: The Killdeer Farm Guesthouse

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!

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Killdeer Farm!

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