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I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our time away at Dreamy Acres. Loved just watching the activity at the farm and the neighboring ones as well. Surrounded by peace and quiet and nature. Beautiful, relaxing, refreshing!!
Anna’s kind nature and delicious oatmeal breakfast were so appreciated. Likewise we enjoyed our chat with Omar on topics of animals and produce. Meanwhile the beautiful weeping cherry tree bloomed before our eyes during our brief stay. Love to get back regularly to disconnect, unwind and reconnect.
Thank you for this review of the Dreamy Acres Farm Guesthouse. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
Just got back from dinner and it was an amazing evening. The food was delicious and the host family were lovely, welcoming and open. Appreciated their singing and time visiting after the meal. And the food! Well we loved it all but my favorite by far was the homemade bread and ice cream. Although the creamed corn brought back fond memories of my grandmothers recipe. It was fun dining with the other guests as well. So many overlaps/unexpected connections between strangers. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to our next visit!
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your Amish dinner experience!
My mother visits from upstate NY every year for a few months. This year I decided to try to stay at a B&B in Lancaster and came across this site. Dave H. was very quick on replying to all of my questions. The host Family was wonderful. Sarah and John were a pleasure to speak with and interact with. The kids were very nice and friendly. The farmette was just as pictured and the guest house was perfect with two bedrooms. The breakfast each morning was great. We had dinner at Sadies on Friday night and she was so sweet and easy to talk to. Dinner was perfect and her house is very comfortable.
Thank you for your review of the Paradise Amish Bed & Breakfast. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and your dinner at Sadie's house!
My husband surprised me with with staying with the Amish and having dinner with them. We stayed at Garden Thyme, and i have to be honest, we pulled up to the home and the Fisher family was out by the barn, we did not feel welcome at all. We had to pull our window down and ask them if we were in the right place. The host did not introduce herself or ask who we were. We felt extremely uneasy about the whole thing. Our space was clean and spacious. The host left us some homemade oatmeal pie, which was very nice and yummy.
I wish that we had a more authentic and personable experience with the host family, but i can now check this experience off my bucket list!
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't receive a better welcome at this lodging. We try to learn from our reviewers, so I will pass your comments on to the host family.
We spent three nights at the Fisher family's lovely guest house. We were warmly welcomed and we had all we needed. Mary kindly left us home baked cookies, vanilla yogurt, home baked bread, and delicious jam. The peace and quiet were heavenly and the only sound we heard was the clipclop of horses on the road. The house was beautifully decorated with inspirational verses on the walls. Mary had a shelf of Amish novels in our bedroom and I read several while I was there. What a delight to wake up to yogurt and granola, warm toast and jam. We loved the location, as it was quiet and private, and yet also close to the tourist attractions and the city of Lancaster. We enjoyed a lovely Amish meal with a very kind lady named Sadie and learned a bit about how the Amish people live. She explained about energy sources and scooters and showed us her wringer washing machine. We truly enjoyed this stay and feel blessed to have met Mary and her family. Thank you for all you did to make our visit so memorable. We hope to stay with you again!
We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Dutch Homestead and your Amish dinner with Sadie!
When we heard we could dine WITH AN AMISH FAMILY, our Lancaster trip was complete! The dinner was only 10 minutes from our lodging and GPS got us there without a problem.
They hosted 13 people that evening, representing 5 different countries; China, Japan, Germany, Canada and USA!!
Sarah brought dish after dish of food straight from the stove or oven right to the table... she was very prepared:) Her husband ate with us and was quite a good conversationalist. Their 3 young children ate in another room due to space issues. We were served chicken, meatballs (store bought), mashed potatoes (maybe see tore bought) and gravy, green bean casserole, bread (store bought), her own strawberry preserves, applesauce, her own pickled beets and carrot salad all on real dishes, not Chinet! Dessert was Boston Cream Cake with ice cream and her own raspberry sauce! Everything was "all you can eat" and we did!!!
After dinner, Sarah played her harmonica for us and answered any questions we had. Due to language barriers, the q & a was short.
One family bought a dozen eggs from the Beilers before we left.
All in all, it was pleasant.... yet disappointing. The meal was advertised "The food is traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine and there’s plenty for all". While the second half was true, our party of 5 questioned whether the Amish truly ate that much store bought food. If some of our meal was store bought, how much more was also store bought? A big part of me just didn't want to know.
We spent (donated) $100.00. Was it worth it?
Thank you for your review. After reading your great description of the meal and the interesting gathering of people from different countries & cultures (including live music), I would say for me, yes, it would definitely be worth the donation of $20 per person. However it's helpful to know that we all have different expectations & tastes, so the Amish dinner experience may not be for everyone.
Since we were here in January 2019, we were happy to have more than adequate heating throughout the entire apt! The fils out couch was uncomfortable, but most of them are anyway. Extremely clean place. Many items provided: coffee, real cream, Bottled Spring Water, shampoo, soap, an array of personal products, fantastic king size bed with very comfortable mattress, granola bars, hot choc packs, etc! The cost of the apt itself was reasonable, but the various taxes were excessive. I would highly recommend this website and location to others and will use it myself again:)
Thank you for this first review of the Coachman's Suite. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
I have been interested in Amish for a long time since I had lived in Ohio with my family. So staying in Amish home had been a dream for me for a long time. Finally my dream came true!
I stayed in Country Lane Farm Guesthouse with my husband. It was such a very good experience. The atmosphere of the farm, all facilities in the guesthouse, warm hospitality of the owners and so on......we were satisfied with all of them. We hope that we must come back in the future!
Moreover it was so good we could contact the arranger (or organizer) named Dave smoothly. Whenever we asked some questions, he wrote us back promptly. We asked him to let us know another Amish farm tour and correct address and time of Amish dinner. He answered promptly and concisely. It was so helpful. Thank you, Dave!
A dinner served by Sarah, her sister and their children was so wonderful, and a tour in Old Windmill Farm was also splendid and impressive. We will never forget.
Again, we will come back in the future. We appreciate Mr.and Mrs. Stoltzfus. Dave and all that we met!
Thank you for your review of the Country Lane Farm Guesthouse. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay there, as well as your Amish dinner and Amish farm tour. I hope you may return again in the near future for another visit!
We really enjoyed our stay! Sara is very nice and brought us every morning a nice homemade breakfast. The children are adorable, The bed and breakfast is very comfortable and clean. We stayed for 3 days but I would have loved to stay longer. If you are interested in amish life and culture It is a special experience to stay in an Amish b&b.
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your Amish Bed & Breakfast experience in Lancaster County Pennsylvania!
Our week stay was a pure blessing. The serenity of the rolling hills and horse pasture in front off the guest house, watching the cows being milked and crops harvested outweighed not having a tv or WiFi. The guesthouse was cozy and comfortable with plenty of room. Our host family was precious and we were served fresh yogurt parfaits, homemade bread and jam every morning except Sunday when we cooked for ourselves including eggs from their hens. We had 3 dinners scheduled in Amish homes which were delicious and special in that we got to hear their stories. We highly recommend staying longer than a couple of days for an opportunity to take in all the farm life. Great communications with Dave Hanson who suggested things to see and do. We will definitely be returning!
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a memorable stay at Beacon Hollow Farm. I wish everyone could stay for a week like you did!