I was traveling on business recently in the Philadelphia area and after spending a sleepless night at a chain hotel outside of the city, I was planning on driving the 6 hours back home to New England. Colleagues warned me of a huge rain storm predicted for New England and suggested I stay another night at Frog Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast which was less than an hour’s drive north. Rather than chance the drive, I called Frog Hollow Farm and made a last minute reservation for the evening and I am so glad that I did!
After driving the scenic back roads dotted with meadows and old stone homes through Pennsylvania Farm County, I arrived at Frog Hollow Farm. Innkeepers Patti and Mitch warmly welcomed me into their beautiful home and immediately made me feel like family. I stayed in the Porch Room which was quiet, clean, bright and airy. The bed was more comfortable than any I had ever slept in. It was the first time ever on a business trip that I actually slept through the entire night.
The delectable breakfast the following morning consisted of a fresh fruit cup (most of which was picked from their orchard) and homemade French toast. The French toast was made with challah bread (which I learned had been soaked in an egg mixture over night) and topped with fresh picked peaches (from the orchard) sautéed in a mixture of fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and molasses. I didn’t need to eat again until I returned home 6 hours later. All in all, it was a wonderful diversion and I am thankful for the storm and to my colleagues for their wonderful recommendation. I highly recommend staying here. My only regret was not having more time to walk the grounds and see the orchards, barn, and sheep. It is another excuse, though, to return to Frog Hollow Farm in the near future!