Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vacation Part 2

When we vacationed in Lancaster, PA, we rented a house.  We knew that by the time we rented enough hotel rooms for all of us - two married couples and a single young woman - then went out to dinner every night, we'd spend more than what the house cost us for the week.  The house turned out to be lovelier than the online photos!  It was what we here in New York call a raised ranch - you walk in the front door and have to go either up or down.  On the upper floor, there was a gorgeous sunroom, dining room, living room, kitchen, laundry room, full bath, and two bedrooms.  The lower floor had two bedrooms, what I would call a family room, and a full bath.  Plenty of room for all of us.  The home was on a somewhat busy road, but set back far enough that we didn't notice the traffic noise.  Across the street was an Amish farm.
 The lovely Ridge Garden vacation home.
After walking up the stairs, the living room was to your right.  We loved the couches and chair, all of which were recliners.  The space was large enough with ample windows so the dark paint on the wall didn't close in the room.
The dining room was between the living room and the sun room. 
The sun room.  More comfortable chairs, beautiful windows, and a door that led out to the deck.  Make sure you click on the picture and enlarge it so you can see the beautiful stencil! 
The stencil was carried over to the wall opposite the window in the previous picture.
This was Sarah's bedroom.

 We had use of the washer and dryer.  In the second picture, the dark doors opened up to reveal narrow shelving.  Not sure what its original purpose was.
 The lovely master bedroom. 
 The downstairs family room.  There was a second large screen TV down here.
 Grace and Anthony's bedroom.  This was directly under the sun room - part of that later addition to the house.
 This kitchen.  I'd never worked in one with an island, but found it handy.  The area at the left of the picture was a built-in desk, complete with computer.  How many times I've wished for a computer in my kitchen at home!

I'll be back with pictures of the gardens surrounding the home.  If you're planning a trip down to Amish country and are interested in this lovely vacation home, visit their website!


Heidi said...

That is some rental house! I cannot believe how nice it is. No bumping into each other there. Did you cook your own meals or eat Amish food? I love to cook but I would have to eat Amish cooking...lol.

Hugs from Holland ~

Nancy said...

I just saw your comment on Heidi's (my daughter's) blog and had to come see the house you rented. We lived in a house like that after Heidi's Dad retired from the Air Force.
I loved your comment about going out of the country but not being able to get back in due to no passport.
Have a good day.