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“Second visit, still great and not just for the kids!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eby Farm Bed & Breakfast

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Eby Farm Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 5 Gordonville B&B and Inns
new jersey
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Second visit, still great and not just for the kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

This was our return visit to the place and it's still as good as we remembered. A few updates at the farm house: TV and free WiFi are now available if you can't live without them. Also the kitchen area has been redecorated. As long as you have realistic expectations, you will enjoy this place. It's NOT and elaborate B&B with antiques and plush carpets. It's a true farm stay. The rooms are basic; they don't provide daily cleaning; you have to ask for fresh towels. So as I said in my review for our previous visit, it's like staying with family. Except: You socialize with the hostess and other guests only as much as you want to; your breakfast at the farm house is served privately; and they don't enter your room unless asked. If you are like me and come to the area to take a break from people as well as work, this is your place!

That having been said, Lynette and Mike are wonderful hosts; you truly feel welcome in their house. Take time to read the family history paper posted on the door and browse through the albums and guest books. You will leave here truly appreciating the lifestyle of the area. Great education for the kids, too. And don't forget to set aside the time to help with chores! The kids are already asking when we are coming back, and I'm secretly happy because I love the place so much. If you have any questions, please ask; I'll be happy to give more details.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Levittown, New York
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

Eby Farm was absolutely amazing. I loved roaming the property. The dogs, cats, animals, plants, and corn. The owner was very nice and let us watch the MLB All Star game with him. Milking and feeding a cow was fun. The brekfast was delicious. The room was very clean with comfortable beds and I had a room with a hot tub. Overall, this place was fantastic.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ryan C
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

We stayed in the farmhouse in June, and the kidsa re insisting we go back every year! From top to botton it was all we had hoped for and more. The farmhouse, with its adorable rooms, clawfoot farm tub in the bathroom for the kids, the front porch where the kids sat in their pjs overlooking the sunset and a huge field of fireflies-it cant be beat. We loved the set up of the rooms, and the breakfast area. At night you can hear the clippity clop of the horse hooves out the window from the horse and buggies! In the morning the kids did farm chores, played on the swingsets and all of the animals-I just cant say enough about Lynette and her family. If you want a genuine farm experience complete with old fashioned kindness and hopsitality-this is the place!

Room Tip: Be sure to sty in the farmouse
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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new jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

My husband and i stayed her for 3 nights it was great. Joyce was great and breakfast was hot and fresh and milk from the cows was good. Great locations. Also we went the Ruth (amish family) for dinner it was out of this world. Food was fantasic!!! Farm was great. Rooms were clean and all fresh, I love the sound of the covered bridge. Melody room was awesome.
Remember people it is a farm experience not a 5 star hotel. I dont understand how people can stay bad things about EBY Farm. No way it was wonderful all the way. Even the rooms are nice down stairs. Yes Bed and Breakfast Owners do live there....LOVE IT!!!!!
We WILL BE BACK!!!
Kimberly & Tony Woodbridge NJ

Room Tip: For Couple- Melody Room is great!!! Kids and parents- Downstairs
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank redmatrix
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London
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

My husband and I stayed here for three nights last week and I can not recommend it enough. The location is great for visiting Amish country and Joyce even arranged for us to have dinner with an Amish family. Joyce and her family were great hosts, lending us a CD for a driving tour, giving us a tour of the farm including letting us milk the cows and give a Calf a bottle, recommending places to eat, answering our questions on the Memonite and Amish religions.

I did not read trip advisor before I went and I am glad I didn't as it would have put me off but turned out to be a high light of our trip so far.

We live in hotels/b&bs/motels and can be very fussy so i assume Joyce has improved her service on the back off these comments.

There were a few spiders webs but the house is surrounded by farm land so that was not a surprise.

The eggs and milk at breakfast came straight from the farm so couldn't have been fresher, the bread was packet bread rather than freshly baked but it still tasted great.

Joyce did ask if we wanted to sing at breakfast but given I am tone deaf and not religious I declined which was not an issue at all.

If you do stay here I would strongly recommend the dinner with the Amish family and seeing a show at the Dutch apple theater in Lancaster.

I would not recommend the CD driving tour as the narrator tells you to drive 20 miles an hour in order to be in sync with what he is talking about which isn't easy in a 40mph zone!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelheworld
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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Rooms can be cleaner and better breakfast at Cape Cod house. We do not know how well kept the rooms are at the brick farm house location.

I can not stop raving about the location of the farm. What a wonderful, tranquil location. Close to everything but still away from tourist sites. Joyce and her family are so wonderful. Our children just loved to be with Joyce's grandchildren and follow them to milking cows, feeding calves and gathering eggs. Its a very family friendly location and young children would just love being out in pasture and play around on the swing sets, tree house. Its a great location to take a break from hectic city life and just be very close to nature. Dinner with Amish family was the highlight of our trip!

The only reason for three stars is because we feel that Joyce can do a better job of keeping the rooms cleaner and put more effort in making breakfast. We are not picky travellers at all and prefer staying in B&Bs over hotels. Rooms and bathrooms do not have to be decorated fancy in order to appear clean.

By better breakfast, I do not mean a lot of variety. A simple one would do but with fresh ingredients. The ham she served was heated in microwave and served. Looked pretty bad. The waffle iron where she made waffles was all greasy and didn't seem she cleaned it after every use. The french toast were made from frozen bread. The next morning, we were served brownies, apple crisp for breakfast along with pancakes and french toast! There was variety but I would have very much preferred to have just couple of things but fresh and nicely served.

We had checkedout other reviews on tripadvisor prior to making reservations and were aware of issues with breakfast and rooms. The main reason we selected this place was for its location. We may return to this location but not stay at Cape Cod house. Rooms and breakfast really need a makeover at the Cape Cod house!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank skillman_family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
68 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Eby's Farm Bed and Breakfast was lovely and affordable for our October 2011 girl's weekend (grandma, daughters and granddaughters). The rooms were large and spotless with a bathroom for each room. The common area and kitchen was great for playing games and relaxing in the evening after a fun day in Lancaster. We also got to take a short farm tour and practiced milking a cow and feeding the calves. A hot breakfast was simple but delicious. Joyce and her hubby were very kind hosts. Two things that startled us but would not prevent us from returning: we did not know that the family lives upstairs in the same home, and we were asked to sing a Christian song in the morning at breakfast with Joyce, but fortunately, we are a Christian family and love to sing. That could be uncomfortable for some folks. The Sight and Sound theatre was nearbye as were all the Lancaster Shops, the Strausburg Railroad and the Outlets. We had a great time and I would highly recommend Eby's (also, if you are a light sleeper, anywhere in Lancaster, including a farm, will have early morning rooster wake up calls).

Room Tip: The Melody Room was the nicest and largest and overlooked the covered bridge. It also had a whirlpo...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank masdo5
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Property: Eby Farm Bed & Breakfast
Address: 459A Queen Rd, 345 Belmont Road, Gordonville, PA 17529-9570
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Gordonville
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Gordonville
Number of rooms: 3
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