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Popular amenities for Lancaster vacation rentals

Stay near Lancaster's top sights

Park City Center56 locals recommend
Lancaster Central Market252 locals recommend
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square3 locals recommend
Long's Park36 locals recommend
Clipper Magazine Stadium27 locals recommend
Fulton Theatre137 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Lancaster

  • Total rentals

    320 properties

  • Total number of reviews

    28K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    170 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    70 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    150 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Wifi availability

    310 properties include access to wifi

Your guide to Lancaster

Welcome to Lancaster

The city of Lancaster sits at the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, forming a bridge between the rural lifestyle in the surrounding farmlands and the local creative communities. Curious travelers have been coming here for decades for glimpses of a world that is at once surreal and increasingly more familiar. This is a place where horse-drawn buggies ply the dirt roads and markets sell the latest in local and handmade goods. The city of Lancaster, a classic Pennsylvania Dutch community, is a jumping-off point for exploring the maze of smaller roads dotted with handicraft shops and artisan food stands. Here you’ll find modern shops selling quality, handmade products alongside locavore restaurants that use ingredients and techniques from the region in fun, fascinating ways.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lancaster

Summer tends to be warm and muggy, while winters are chilly. But the in-between months bring pleasant weather and lots to do. Lancaster’s surrounding fields burst with color as the spring flowers poke out their pretty heads, and Easter events and celebrations can make it an ideal time to stay in one of the area’s vacation rentals. Spring is also when the annual tradition of mud sales (auctions of locally made goods) attracts savvy shoppers looking for deals on things like Amish quilts, handmade furniture, livestock, and farm equipment. The sales are usually run by the local volunteer fire companies, include plenty of homemade food, and are as much social events as they are effective fundraisers. Fall in Lancaster is harvest season, which brings the opportunity to buy local produce and the tasty pies from which they’re made. Roadside farm stands, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes dominate the landscape, while the crisp air brings out the brilliant fall colors in the foliage.

Top things to do in Lancaster

Lancaster Central Market

This nearly 300-year-old market brings the best of Lancaster County and its surrounding area under one roof for an easy, abundant shopping experience. Locally grown produce and flowers, regional foods, and handicrafts stands share the market space with restaurants serving cuisine from around the region and the world.

Farm and Food Tours

Roaming the backroads of Lancaster County is one of the area’s main draws: that’s where the famous farm stands sell their jams and jellies, dairies produce their cheeses, and the locals pick up their whoopie pies. Get around by bike, bus, or even scooter, and let a guide show you the way over the rivers and through covered bridges to old schoolhouses and the best butter.

Susquehanna River

Explore the region by paddling a canoe down the Susquehanna River, or hiking or biking the trails that mirror it. A series of parks, water trails, rail trails, and nature preserves surround the river as it flows through Lancaster County, giving you plenty of ways to experience rural Pennsylvania.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I stay in Lancaster?

    Make yourself at home in Lancaster by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 360 vacation rentals in Grandview Heights, over 360 vacation rentals in Musser Park, and over 360 vacation rentals in Bausman.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Lancaster?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 150 vacation rentals in Lancaster featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lancaster?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Lancaster. Choose from more than 70 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Lancaster?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 40 homes with a bbq area, over 70 homes with self check-in, over 120 homes with wifi, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • How much does it cost to stay in apartment rentals in Lancaster?

    Experience the best of Lancaster with our apartment rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Lancaster?

    Lancaster has more than 170 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Lancaster have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 120 house rentals with wifi in Lancaster. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Lancaster have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 70 house rentals with self check-in in Lancaster. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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