In 1985, Vivian and Bob Abel, two teachers with a penchant for old houses and antiques, purchased a stone farmhouse built in 1842. It was surrounded by 48 acres of pristine farmland and several outbuildings. After renovating the house one room at a time, adding gardens and restoring the outbuildings, the owners turned their attention to preserving the 1809 stone bank barn. In 1998 work was begun to convert the barn into a bed and breakfast that combines today's modern luxuries with the barn's original architectural features. Pheasant Run Farm Bed & Breakfast opened its doors to guests in 2002 and was presented with an award for Adaptive Re-use by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. It also received an Award of Excellence from The Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. for interior finishes. The property remains a working farm with 26 acres of corn and alfalfa crops.