We had an excellent weekend away from the city at Hasseman House. It's right on US Route 62, but far enough out that we saw and heard Amish buggies going by all weekend.We watched the Amish farmer next door feeding his huge flock of chickens, took a walk on a trail that meanders through the woods on the property, and past fields of crops. Such a relaxing break for three couples getting away from city life for a weekend. The house is beautiful--with intricate woodwork, brasswork and period antiques (that you can actually sit in :-). And I can't say enough about the innkeeper, Jason, and his family. They really made us feel at home, giving us space but also very engaging, with great stories about his background, and full of suggestions for our weekend. We wanted to find some smaller, local-owned businesses to visit rather than the tourist factories that have sprouted up in so many parts of Amish country, and Jason had great suggestions (there's an Amish-owned antique store just up the road, BTW). He's also quite the musician, and treated us to performances on the mountain dulcimer, Davidic harp and piano one morning at breakfast. We are looking forward to returning, and highly recommend Jason and Hasseman House!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AT THE GATEWAY TO AMISH COUNTRY Experience warm hospitality at the Hasseman House. Stained Glass, Antique Furniture, Bed & Breakfast at its best. Relax and unwind in this charming Victorian house from the early 1900s. Imagine life in a bygone era, ensconced in original stained glass and elaborate woodwork. Savor the fresh-cooked full breakfasts. Outside, you are only a few steps away from the Amish Door Nature Trail. ... more less