Stayed here for two nights in April 2011 in the Sylvan Room. The room was small but very cozy and comfy. Lots of nice little touches in the room to make it homey. The room, and the bathroom in particular, were so clean! I could not find a speck of dust or grime anywhere. No hairs, dirt, nada. You could have eaten off any surface in that bathroom. I've seen 5-star hotels w/ more grime in the hidden corners. Wow. Lovely view of a nice creek and adjacent farm from our room. Cookies and candy set out for guests in the dining area. Code provided to access the front door, so it was easy to come and go late. Very lovely bedding and towels, so soft and had a wonderful, clean scent. Nice lending library of books upstairs.
Breakfast was hearty and good, nothing fancy but just good home cooking, and lots of it. Served at 0830 sharp. Over the two mornings we were there, we had bacon, eggs, pancakes (apple and choco chip), ham, broiled grapefruit (wonderful), hash browns, home fries, coffee, tea, OJ, and some nice cherry crepe type things.
Very nice, friendly family run business. The owners provide menus for local restaurants and lots of tips and directions. Gary recommended Mosby's Pub for dinner and we enjoyed it, very nice local atmosphere. The farmhouse is a bit out of the way for all the Amish country attractions, but it felt very un-touristy and that was nice in contrast to the kitschy Amish-themed low-rise motels.
Staying here reminded me of the family-run pensions in Europe I've stayed at. Just a nice place that felt like staying with relatives, except with a much cleaner bathroom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hillside Farm Bed & Breakfast is a farm home in a peaceful rural setting featuring an 1821 pre civil war farmhouse, barn and other buildings. Once a dairy farm, Hillside Farm Bed and Breakfast is still surrounded by one of the largest areas of farmland left in Lancaster County which guarantees a healthy measure of quiet, rest and relaxation. A full, country all-you-can-eat breakfast is served family-style each morning. Be sure to bring your appetite. Snacks are always available. Hillside Farm presently hosts two guest rooms, each with their own private bath, in the Main house. Also offered are two Romantic Get-a-way Cottages, each with a jet tub, fireplace, entertainment center and wet bar. The Stable and the Chicken Coop are perfect for a couples retreat. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hillside Farm Bed And Breakfast Mount Joy, Pennsylvania