Amish Guest House

Your Amish Guest House was perfect for our girlfriend week of exploring the countryside.
 We were very comfortable here and especially loved the porch. At the end of the day it was good to come "home" to this house.  Thanks for your hospitality.

Richmond, VA

Thanks for the directions to Lapp Valley Farm for ice cream.  It was wonderful!  We went twice.


We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in Intercourse.  Your hospitality has been wonderful.  We have stayed in many homes like this over the years and this was the greatest!  Thank you for all the work to make that happen.


We enjoyed our ten day stay in The Amish Guest House.  It seems like HOME.  Took lots of pictures and ate local homegrown corn, beans, melons, and tomatoes.  Our favorite part of PA is this beautiful area.

Athens, Georgia

The five of us have had a wonderful time on our trip to Amish country.  Your house is just beautiful and we all loved to hear the clip-clop of buggies as they drove past.  Thank you so much for your hospitality. Everything is so wonderful here.  The land is breathtaking - the farms, the flowers, and houses and we can't wait to come back.

New Hampshire

Thanks for accommodating us in your lovely guest house.  It feels like home!  We really appreciated the Amish touches thoughout and the cleanliness.  We look forward to our next trip, hopefully with the rest of the family.  The children would love it here.

Take care & God bless
Baltimore, Ontario, Canada

We come here every year because we enjoy it here very much.  And you have, yet again, failed to disappoint. The washer, dryer, and tomato garden are wonderful additions.  We find this place better, in it's own way, than a five-star hotel because of it's homeyness.

New Jersey

We are sad to have to leave this beautiful place.  We have had the most wonderful, peaceful stay.  The house was perfect in every way.  We really enjoyed having our snacks on the front porch.

North Carolina

Your guest house is just lovely!  It is clean, well stocked, and cozy.  We greatly appreciate all the extras you have provided to make our stay enjoyable!

This is the first time our families have visited the area.  We took a buggy ride, visited Dutch Wonderland, and Kitchen Kettle Village.  What a charming area of PA!  We will definitely come again.

Thank you for the tomatoes.

New Jersey

  Thank you again for the chance to stay in your lovely home.  We felt like we had lived here for sometime.  The spaciousness is equal to the coziness of the Cottage.We enjoyed the DVD of Ruthie's family too.  It was great to get a closer look at the Amish"inside".This area is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the people and the cleanliness of the farms and homes.

  Belchertown, Ma.

  Dear John and Ruthie, you both were our true saviors with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy!  With no power for four days prior to Gods gift of calling you, we were exhausted and our children ages 3 and 5 were getting sick.  Words cannot express how you helped us during such a time of need!  Your home is so heartwarming, peaceful and charming.  We also loved hearing the clip clop of the horses as we sat in the family room!  We took advantage of our stay and our daughter steered the buggy ride, we got to look at the beautiful shops, went to the Penn. Railroad Museum, went to Hershey Parks Chocolate Factory, ate at the Choo Choo Barn and Village Inn.  We watched the Amish video's and Ruthie's family video which was quite the treat.  We also got to see many beautiful covered bridges.  I am sure we will come back again.

Brielle, NJ


The Dawdi Haus

This has truly been our best experience staying in Lancaster County in the 10 years we've been coming.  The home environment was so much better than staying in a hotel.

The jam and homemade bread topped it off.

Spotsylvania, VA

Thank you so much for sharing your "charming" cottage with us!  We have had the greatest time together here in the Lancaster area.  We loved ending our day visiting on your porch swing!  We will remember this vacation always and hope to return here.

North Dakota

Thank you for your hospitality.  You made us feel at home even though we are half a world away.


We have enjoyed staying in the "DAWDI HAUS" so much.  We have been so comfortable here.  You have thought about everything to keep guests happy.  The weather, even after a snow, was warm enough to sit on the front porch - - with clematis still blooming on the trellis.  Hearing the clomping of the horse and buggies going by was so peaceful.  We are sad to leave but hope to come back again soon.

Blairsville, GA

Thank you for providing this wonderful Cottage.  This is my fourth visit and each time it gets better.  I love coming here, all the special touches like the bread and jam makes for a nice visit.

Portland, Oregon

We had planned to spend time in Williamsport, but made it this far and stayed.  We are from Wyoming and enjoy the small town, farming community.  We love the Amish traditions.  The cottage was perfect for us.  This trip will always be in my heart.  Never forget you live in God's country.  Thanks for sharing.

Lyman, Wyoming

  Thank you for a wonderful stay in your delightful Cottage, everything is so comfortable, relaxing and "homey".  We really enjoyed meeting you and listening to your explanations of the Amish traditions.  You have helped us with our understanding of the Amish culture and so too have the DVD's.  Your suggestions for the self guided tours were perfect and most enjoyable.

Northern Ireland

  Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to stay.  This is our second time that we have been blessed to stay here.  You all have this Cottage furnished perfect; it is so comfortable.  We watched the video about Ruthie's family again and it was just as good as the first time we watched it.  Thank you Ruthie for sharing that part of your life with us.  Our son and daughter-in-law fell in love with your Cottage and grounds.  We will all come back again.

Suffolk, VA



  It was a beautiful, restful experience.  Thank you for providing us with a "home away from home".  It was a memory we will talk about and cherish for years to come.  God Bless You!

Ontario, Canada

  This has been such a great experience.  Your hospitality has made us feel even more welcome than ever before.  We love this part of Penna. and look to come back any chance we can get and know that we have stayed with you we can't think of anywhere else we would want to be.  We have never felt so comfortable and relaxed.  Thanks so much!

South Ozone Park, NY.

  We had a great ending of our three week holiday in the US.  After visiting a few big cities (NYC, Boston,Washington DC) it was a delight to stay in quiet Intercourse in this relaxing "Dawdi Haus".  The kids loved the grass and beautiful flowers and ready to eat tomatoes.  We liked the rocking chairs too!  We were all very happy with the Private Tour John gave us, eager to learn more about the Amish life, and we learned a lot indeed.  Thanks so much for taking us around and sharing your knowledge and experience with us!!

 Holland, Neatherlands