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“A Different Look at Life” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Airy Hill Farm B&B

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Airy Hill Farm B&B
Ranked #1 of 11 Manheim B&B and Inns
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Different Look at Life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

My husband and I took three of our grandchildren for a trip to Lancaster this week. We stayed at the Airy Hill Farm, and were transformed, if only temporarily. The kids, ages 9, 7 and 3, were expecting to feed animals, we thought it would be like a petting zoo. It was so much more. When we arrived, Hazel and Mark showed us our room, the garden room, with the tree house beds, and the kids loved it, along with the snacks which are out on the counter all day long. We quickly went to the creek and fished with nets, standing in mud and getting wet and dirty. They caught, and released, two crayfish, three tadpoles and many little tiny fish. Talking to Hazel and Mark, while the kids played marbles, seemed like something out of another time. There was a TV in the room, but nobody seemed to notice that it was not blaring I-Carly or Doc McStuffins. The next day, we did everything that the website shows, eggs from chickens; alpacas and dorpers fed, and mini-horses brushed and walked. The kids were delighted. If I could change anything about our visit, I would stay another night. Our grandchildren adjusted immediately to life from a simpler time. They had freedom to run on the 20 acre farm, they played with toys from another era, and they observed a way of life that can only be seen in Lancaster. Thanks.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

We stayed with Hazel and Mark at Airy Hill Farm for two nights with our thirteen-year old twins. We felt like family immediately and really enjoyed sitting in the family room or on the deck at the end of a day of being tourists and just relaxing. For the kids, gathering the eggs from the chicken coup and walking the mini-horses was the highlight of their days in Lancaster. Both Mark and Hazel were very good with the kids. The firefly show outside the house at night was awesome and the jacuzzi under the stars was an added bonus. We will definitely return to Airy Hill Farm if we are back in Lancaster.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed here for a mini vacation and absolutely enjoyed it from beginning to end. Hazel and Mark were very hospitable. As a family we received the most delicious breakfasts. Thanks to Hazel's great cooking. Yummy! She was so gracious and kind. She set us up to have dinner with an Amish family and tour a dairy farm. She also helped us with places of interest to see during our trip.
Mark was so pleasant and knowledgeable on everything about farming and animals. It was a pleasure for all of us to learn sooo much. The kids loved all the animal and the gathering the eggs as did mom and dad. Another favorite was the dairy farm. So many favorite experiences on this trip for my family, mostly because of Hazel & Mark. They were like adoptive grandparents.
We stayed in the loft room upstairs. It was like home. Very clean, comfortable and private. Girls had there own room. This stay was one of our best.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

It's hard to believe we only spent one night in this B&B. From the friendly welcome to the dinner suggestions and relaxing in the comfortable lounge, Hazel and Mark made our stay one to remember. Sharing stories whilst touring the farm and collecting eggs, and feasting on home-made lemon curd with scones for breakfast completed a fantastic experience.
Highly recommended, and we hope to return.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Where do I begin? Staying at Airy Hill was such a memorable experience. My husband and I brought our 3.5 yr old twins and stayed in the room with the tree house. My kids absolutely loved it and could not stop talking about it long after we had already gone home. Mark and Hazel were the perfect hosts. They made you feel like old friends/family and shared lots of funny stories about their BnB. There were always snacks and drinks available all day. It was like staying at grandma's house! Seriously it was brilliant.

The house and grounds itself are quite impressive. The pictures do not do it justice. The common living area has a vaulted ceiling with lots of light, a large patio, a large dining room and another small little outdoor sitting area by the the hot tub. The room was immaculately clean with the softest sheets and beds I have slept in in a long time. The bathroom was comfortably large and also always very clean. The grassy knolls outside and the playground were a great treat for the kids to run around it and the animals on the grounds were endless sources of distraction. Inside the house was equally entertaining with lots of distractions for the little ones and reading for the bigger kids.

Hazel and Mark are patient, kind, detail oriented and just all out fun. The breakfast each day was soooo delicious. The farm tour was so much fun too. I could not recommend this place enough and frankly reluctant to spread the word. I want them all to myself. Thank you Mark and Hazel. We will be back and we loved our stay there.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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NYC
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Traveled with our DD, ages 2 and 4 staying in the meadow room with tree house, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole farm stay experience. Hazel and Mark are the definition of gracious hospitality. I totally agree with another reviewer that they are grand parents personified. We saw ground hog and fox on the meadows, eggs were collected by our daughters, we pet many animals: bunnies, sheep. Kids love to walk the mini horses, Gaile and lil Bob. The surrounding area was just so tranquil and peaceful.
The room was immaculate and clean, kids love the tree house, with the flash lights. Food was plentiful and delicious. We definitely recommend and revisit again. :)

Room Tip: We love the tree house room, my daughter is already asking to have one install in our house...:D
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nassawadox, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

This was my fourth visit to Airy Hill B&B and I'll be back again. Hazel and Mark are terrific hosts, the food is great, and their knowledge of the area is a major plus if you want suggestions on what to do and where to go. I am an animal lover so the Alpacas, Mini Horses, Sheep, Goat and Chickens and their two Cats, are an added blessing for me!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruth T
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Property: Airy Hill Farm B&B
Address: 1741 Airy Hill Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-8531
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Manheim
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Manheim
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airy Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast is a strikingly beautiful retreat. Sheep pastures wrap the hillside house and gardens, which overlook woodland and a stream in one direction and mountains and farm fields in the other. The clean-lined house takes full advantage of the site. A vaulted ceiling and bank of windows in the main living area bring the outdoors in, while decks and porches invite guests back outside. Soft, earth-toned wall colors change with the progression of light. Family antiques and art pieces combine with a fresh modern layout. ... more   less 
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Airy Hill Farm B&B Manheim, PA - Lancaster County

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