Witmer Estate


Entire residential home hosted by Kathryn

12 guests, 5 bedrooms, 7 beds, 4.5 bathrooms
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Our beautiful Victorian home is perfect for large groups or families traveling together. Our home was built in 1877 by John Lightner as a wedding gift for his daughter Cecilia and her husband John Steele Witmer. The home is centrally located just minutes from Intercourse, Strasburg, Bird in Hand, and the outlets. We can also accommodate more guests in the adjoining Innkeepers Quarters. (check my profile for the listing)
No parties or loud music. Quiet after 10pm.

The space
Our home is in a quiet neighborhood if you are looking for a place to party, please look elsewhere. Quiet hours begin at 10pm. This is an old home some noise is possible through the walls. Our home has 3 flights of stairs. Bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 are located on the 3rd floor. Bedroom 1 has a private bath and whirlpool tub. Access to bedroom 3 is through bedroom 2 with a shared bath and whirlpool tub area. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are on the 2nd floor. Bedroom 4 has a bath access off the hallway. Bedroom 5 has a private bath. The 2nd floor hallway has a settee and chairs for a nice reading area. On the main floor you will find a very spacious living room with a large sectional, a loveseat, and 2 recliners. The kitchen is well equipped with the essentials for cooking. There is a table and chairs for six plus 4 additional folding chairs in the hall closet. Additional tables and chairs are available upon request. The powder room is also on the main floor. The large front porch has a small table and chairs a perfect spot to enjoy your coffee. Our home is centrally located between Intercourse, Strasburg, and the outlets. All are just a short 5 to 10 minute drive from our home. Historic downtown Lancaster is just a 20 minute drive. There is a large yard and several outdoor seating areas, please note these outdoor spaces are shared with the guests in the Innkeepers Quarters.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Central air conditioning
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 94 reviews


Where you’ll be

Paradise, Pennsylvania, United States

The huge tree in the side yard is a swamp oak and was transplanted to the property in 1880 when it was 25 yrs old. it is the second oldest tree of its kind on record in PA. Guests are welcome to use the patio/gazebo area in the backyard. Please note this is a shared space with the guests in the Innkeepers Quarters as well as the side patio and grill/deck area.

Hosted by Kathryn

  1. Joined in May 2017
  • 270 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
We love to travel. My husband Paul and I have been married 14yrs. We have 3 children. I enjoy gardening, reading, decorating. We love trying new restaurants and exploring new places!

During your stay

We live only a few minutes away and will be available for anything you should need.

Kathryn is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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