We have a three story A-frame in a small forest in southern Lancaster County. You get the entire downstairs area which has a separate entrance, private bathroom, sitting area, bedroom, and limited kitchen (refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and coffee/tea kettle). The surrounding area is rural, peaceful and quiet. Lancaster City is 15 miles to the north, Philadelphia 60 miles to the east, and Baltimore 60 miles to the south. Please read the Disclaimer below BEFORE you book.
We are renting a small suite. There is a separate sitting area with a propane fireplace*, and a unique private bath (look at the pictures). The space is on the lower level. It faces out to a patio and forest which you can see from inside through the glass doors. DISCLAIMER -- PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK -- (1) Because we are in a small forest in southern Lancaster County, there is almost no TV, just one channel; (2) The wifi is slow, 1.3 mbps; (3) There is no cooking in the room or use of any kitchen facilities in the main house; there is a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave, and a coffee/tea kettle, but not a regular range top stove; (4) In the winter the guest area is heated with a coal stove which requires us to shake the ash and add coal two times a day, usually at 7:30 am (sometimes later on weekends) and 6-7 pm when we get home from work; (5) *When the coal stove is operating, you cannot also use the fireplace, both cannot be operating at the same time; and (6) If any of the foregoing is not to your liking -- if you want 101 cable TV channels, blazing internet speed, a kitchen in your room, and/or heat but not by a coal stove -- you might want to consider a different Airbnb
Guests have access to their space from a separate private entrance (we use another door). Guest also have access to a ground level patio which is directly outside of their room, and a first floor deck. Both face into the forest. Please note that the entrance to the guest area is at the rear of the property and you need to walk on a path that is lined with large stones (see photo). It is not accessible by wheelchair or the walking impaired. If any questions about this, just send a message via Airbnb
Interaction with guests
Generally we work Monday through Friday from 8 or 9 am to 6 pm, however one of us can be available if needed
Other things to note
(1) We have a small dog. When we have Airbnb guests, we keep him on the third level (you are on the first level). You probably won't even know he is there. (2) Neighbors on one side have two twenty-something boys who have big pick-up trucks that sometimes go up the driveway fast and noisy. It is not often, and lasts for 30 seconds, but we make this disclaimer since we advertise our rental as "Quiet Forest Setting" (which it is 99.99% of the time).
No loud noise
Quiet time after 11 pm.
I was born in Russia, came to the US in 2001, and have learned English. I am married, and we have four children, who are now grown and living on their own. We discovered Airbnb as a result of our travels to different countries. I have now been able to visit 48 different countries, and I hope to add more to that number.