From a host of outdoor attractions, gorgeous landscapes, and rich culture, Pennsylvania and its many small towns have much to offer. More often than not, day trips aren’t enough for delving into the depths of all that Pennsylvania has to offer, which is why staying at a local bed and breakfast is an excellent idea. It not only makes for a charming spot to put your feet up but is also an excellent way to experience the culture of the region firsthand. So, it’s no wonder that such kind of accommodation are so popular. Here’s an excellent selection of the best bed and breakfasts in Pennsylvania, USA.
The charming and historic Tillie Pierce House Inn is dedicated to the memory of Margaret ‘Tillie’ Pierce, a famous young lady who nursed wounded soldiers during the Battle of Gettysburg. Located in the heart of Gettysburg, the 19th-century inn has an air of casual elegance. Guests can choose from six cosy and elegant rooms. However, its the common spaces including the spacious parlour, a sitting room, a 24-hour hospitality room, and a Victorian garden that will take your breath away. To top it all, there’s a full English/Irish hot breakfast presented to guests every morning as well.
If there was ever Victorian ‘eye-candy’, it would be this drop-dead gorgeous Victorian Loft Bed and Breakfast in historic Clearfield. The late 19th-century-built elegant Victorian home overlooks the picturesque Susquehanna River. The charming house boasts period furnishings, stained-glass windows, a lovely porch, and even a grand staircase. There’s even a music room which has a grand piano, a cosy parlour with a fireplace, as well as a well-stocked library. Rooms have soft Victorian touches along with modern, ensuite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and stunning views of the river. The cherry on top is the full breakfast, complete with homemade baked goodies, served to perfection on antique china and silverware in the formal dining room every morning. Need we say more?
The Cumberland Valley is a green oasis of streams, lakes, parks, and forests. The 19th-century impressive brick farmhouse Pheasant Field Bed and Breakfast that lies in the heart of the valley in the town of Carlisle is the perfect place to stay. Outdoorsy vacationers will love the fact that the Appalachian trail is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. The grounds are home to a horse pasture and even a pond that houses tons of waterfowl and migratory birds. The indoors are equally relaxing and the rooms are modern with old-world touches. DVD players, flat-screen TVs, and ensuite bathrooms make your stay comfy. Some rooms even boast views of the garden and lake as well as seating areas. Plus, there’s a wonderfully prepared, two-course breakfast waiting for you after a fitful night’s sleep. Check out the quiet front brick patio and take in the gorgeous surroundings.
Right in the heart of the Amish community in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast makes for a warm and welcoming stay. The 20th-century-built home lies right in the heart of the historic Lancaster and is made up of the main house and a cosy cottage which was added in 1992. A spacious living room with a fireplace and a quiet den is perfect for curling up with a book and a hot mug of coffee, especially in the winters. The spacious rooms are beautifully done up and feature all modern comforts. There are even gardens and goldfish pond, and a porch as well. The cherry on top is a hearty breakfast, which includes everything from tea/coffee to French toast.
Pennsylvania’s Butler County offers what is perhaps the best glimpse of small-town life while being less than an hour north of Pittsburgh. The charming town of Portersville houses what is one of the most charming bed and breakfasts in the county, BlueThistle B & B. The quaint inn is peppered with comfy antiques and modern touches that promise to make your Pennsylvanian vacation a memorable one. The accommodation features two wonderfully spacious, queen-sized bedrooms named Harp and Spiral room, each with ensuite bathrooms. They even have satellite TV and reading chairs and nook. What’s more, there’s even a third Arthur’s Cross room, which has twin beds (extra-long) in case its a party of six that is travelling. To top it all, there awaits a gourmet American breakfast laid out to the guests’ convenience each morning!
The Inn at the White Oak is a grand and luxurious estate-turned-bed and breakfast in the heart of Gettysburg. Much like a small 19th-century village, the Inn at the White Oak has exceptionally lovely rooms on offer, complete with private ensuite bathrooms, plush robes and linens, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. What’s more, the inn has 12 roomy common spaces, including a formal parlour, a library, a tea room, a billiard room, and a heated luxurious indoor swimming pool too! Tuck into a two-course, homemade breakfast complete with treats like waffles, pancakes with syrup, omelettes, frittatas, quiches, and seasonal local fruits. It is nestled on acres and acres of waterfalls, woodlands, ponds, and gardens that lie just a short while from historic downtown Gettysburg.
Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania near the charming town of Ephrata, Lancaster Ridge Bed & Breakfast is a lovely mix of usual and the not-so-usual offerings. One can choose from four beautiful and cosy rooms with ensuite, private baths. And of course, there’s a lip-smacking, hot breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients is unmissable. What’s not-so-traditional about this place is the fact that it also has an amazing indoor heated pool area with a hot tub that is perfect for relaxation. Moreover, the house also has a tennis court, two gazebos, and two well tended-to gardens as well.
Right down from the Lehigh River in the heart of the historic town of Jim Thorpe, The Dolon House Bed & Breakfast makes for a welcoming and utterly history-rich respite. The mid-19th-century house was originally built as a parsonage and today retains the vintage touches from that era. Guests can choose between four lovely rooms - William’s Room, Elinor’s Room, John’s Room, and Margaret’s Room. The breakfast here is dubbed the ‘Coal Cracker Spa Cuisine’ honouring Carbon County’s history. Using the freshest ingredients, the innkeepers whip up a delish and hearty breakfast that’ll have you licking your fingers to boot.
In a quiet residential neighbourhood close to the Susquehanna River in Lancaster, this fully renovated 19th-century farmhouse is the perfect country haven. Airy View Bed and Breakfast sits on a gorgeous, lush green landscape, complete with a large pond, waterfall, and koi pond on the property. The house itself features lovely rooms with ensuite bathrooms, two fire pits for evening rendezvous, as well as a superb collection of antiques and vintage collectables. A hot, homemade breakfast awaits guests in the sunroom right next to the pond, making this the perfect place for a cosy country getaway.
Close to Little Chiques Creek in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, the lovingly-restored, luxe Olde Square Inn Bed and Breakfast is warmth and charm abound. The Colonial-era, award-winning brick house is a stone’s throw from Amtrak station and the PA highway both. At the same time, it lies in the very heart of the village of Mount Joy, allowing you to explore the region easily on foot. The ‘mini-mansion’ has seven beautiful rooms for guests to choose from, including the disabled-friendly Carriage House. A hearty three-course breakfast by the poolside and the porch in summers is a great way to begin the day. Treats, tea, and coffee available round-the-clock make your stay all the more special and memorable.
Picturesque bed and breakfasts in Pennsylvania, USA
Clearly, Pennsylvania has no dearth of amazing, rustic, and charming bed and breakfasts which promise a delightful ‘small-town’ staying experience, no matter which corner of the state you head to. For your next great Pennsylvanian adventure, choose one or, hopefully, more of these stays for a memorable and luxurious laidback stay in the heart of the Keystone State.
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