This is our second time staying here and we are glad we did. After touring The Barnes and the Philadelphia Museum of Art we needed a break from the city. Alpenhoff is in the country less than 1/2 an hour from Philadelphia and well situated to Downingtown and other cultural points of interest. Ridley Park is nearby for hiking and picnicking. Alpenhoff has generous community rooms as well as lovely well maintained gardens and an outdoor pool. Our host Roland brought out citronella candles for us at night as we sat by the well lit pool and, as it was my birthday, he offered me some wine from his ample stock.
We had stayed in Monica's Room on our first visit and this time we stayed upstairs in Otto's Room. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are well appointed, however there is no place to hang up your clothes in Otto's Room (I can't remember about Monica's Room). The bathroom in Otto's Room is tiny but well appointed and there is a spacious shower. The bathroom door slides on rungs and if you are not careful it can rattle at night. Otto's Room does face the road and if you are sensitive to noise as I am it might do better to choose a room that is not on the street, but all in all it was not very noisy on a Weds night apart from the occasional truck.
Judy is in charge of breakfast and was very accommodating to all. I had wanted a gluten free breakfast and so asked for a poached egg on spinach and any sauteed vegetables which she said was no problem but because she was enamored with a famous guest I guess she forgot the veg and of course I did not remind her as I was engrossed in conversation.
When we travel we have a cooler in the car and Judy kindly allowed us to put our ice blocks in her freezer.
If you like comfort in the country, this place is for you.
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