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“Feels like home in the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Country Vistas

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Country Vistas
Ranked #3 of 11 Manheim B&B and Inns
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Feels like home in the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is a farm stay bed and breakfast. We come here at least once if not twice a year since 2009. Carol and Steve, the hosts, are like family to us by now. We have 2 teenage daughters, a 9 year old girl and seven and one year old boys. The rooms are spotless and inviting. The home is relaxing and decorated with charm and warmth. During the day we go touring Amish country, sampling jams and pickles, and perhaps twisting a pretzel. We continue with outlet shopping and a visit to Hershey chocolate world. All of these activities are within a 30 minute drive. In the late afternoon, the kids run, swing, cuddle the kittens, while the teens set up their own photo shoot and Steve takes the kids for pony rides. At night, we drink tea by the fireplace conversing with the other guests as our kids play board games with theirs. But morning can't come soon enough with the delicious breakfast Carol prepares from her on fresh eggs and produce. Each season brings its own surprises, Carol makes magical things with her just picked strawberries, peaches, potatoes, asparagus... After a breakfast fit for royalty, and some fun philosophical discussions with the other guests we head out with the kids to feed the goats and gather eggs from the coop. It's easy to burn some of the breakfast off by trying to round the hens back into their house. Until next time, we can only dream of our "second home" in the country.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Briabane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

What a great place to stay, we are a family of 5 our children loved the animals, the pony rides and playing in the yard. The room was very nice, quiet and well appointed. The breakfast was fantastic, our only wish was that we could been able to stay longer. We loved the surrounding areas and Carol gave us a tour map to see some local sights after we left. Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

We have enjoyed our stay in the "Country Vistas" this summer. Rooms are very spacious, clean and free of clutter. My kids enjoyed feeding animals and playing with kittens. Food was really fresh, delicious and plenty of it. Overall we had great experience.
My tips : there is no TV in the room so plan accordingly.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Just what we envisioned. Gracious hosts (Carol & Steve), delicious breakfasts, comfortable rooms and, overall, a home away from home.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We would have loved to just move in and never go home! What a beautiful home and piece of property. It was nice opportunity to slow things down and relax a bit after having visited Philadelphia, DC and Gettysburg. Would absolutely go back as well as recommend this B&B. My only regret . . . I forgot to ask Carol if she would be willing to share her recipe for baked oatmeal. DELICIOUS!

Room Tip: Pines Loft is good if you want privacy. A room in the main house would be ideal if you prefer more...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Country Vistas was a great place to stay for me and my six year old daughter. It is a cute house and a wonderful family with enough land to make you feel at least a little off the beaten path. Although their property is right next to a neighborhood, the property is large enough that you do not even notice. I could see other houses, but NEVER heard or saw anyone that wasn't staying at Country Vistas. Food was fresh and fabulous. Animals were the hit of the entire stay for my daughter. The family was amazing and made you feel like it was your home, only better. The two younger kids still still live at home and played games with us our first night. The dad worked his full time job, then came and saddle up the donkey so that my daughter could ride it before we had to leave. The views are amazing and it is a very peaceful environment to enjoy your time while visiting Lancaster, PA. While it is a little drive to Lancaster (maybe 15-20 min,) it is well worth the drive to get out of the hustle and bustle of tourist in that area. It is a very short drive to reach necessities like gas, food, etc.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Line Lexington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We chose to stay at Country Vistas since it was close to the Ren Faire. Who knew there would be a freak snow storm in October and the Ren Faire would be closed the whole weekend. Even though our original plan did not work out, we had a wonderful time and the area was just beautiful covered in snow. There was another family staying on a return visit and it was great to talk with them about what plans they had and was excursions they felt were the best. My husband loved talking with everyone and really enjoyed our hosts stories about the area. Steve and Carol were very accomodating (letting us use the breakfast table to have our dinner since we were snowed in) and gave us a great suggestion for entertainment for our young kids (the childrens museum which they really enjoyed). They both have so much knowledge about the surrounding area and things to do that if you do not have a plan, no worries, they will take care of you. The rooms are really spacious and sooo clean. We stayed in the Pines Loft room. It was very quiet with a view of the backyard and pasture. The room was a little cold but we never mentioned that so we can not fault anyone for it. One thing to note, to get to this room you have to either go outside or through the garage and up an unheated stairway. If that does not appeal to you, select one of the other rooms which are on the ground floor off of the common area. There are no TVs in the rooms or the common area so bring your laptop if that is something you can not live without. There are games and toys for the kids and Steve even took the kids out for the daily chores and pony rides with 5 inches of snow on the ground. The goats are wonderful and the kids loved them. There were picnic tables and a playset outside but we did not use them due to the weather. The kids did go out and build a snowman. Last but definitely not least, the food. Both meals were delicious. Carol is even willing to pass out her recipes. The baked oatmeal and the blueberry tea cake were fabulous. I am regretting that I did not ask for the recipe for the zuchhini fritatta. I am looking forward to next year when we hope to return for the Ren Faire (maybe closer to the end of summer though)!

Room Tip: The Pines Loft room is the most peaceful but it is on the second floor.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Country Vistas
Address: 448 W Sunhill Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-9778
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Manheim
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Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Manheim
Number of rooms: 4
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Country Vistas Manheim, PA - Lancaster County

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