My wife, daughter (10 years old), son (9), and I stayed at this farm b and b from July 11, 2008 to July 15, 2008.
The owners, Jim and Mim, were very friendly and hospitable hosts. The location is located between Hershey and Lancaster. It's about a 20 minute drive to Hershey Park in one direction and Lancaster in the other direction. It is also about 1 1/2 hours away from Philadelphia, where we visited on an away day trip from the farm.
We decided to stay at this farm because of the positive reviews that I read and because of its proximity to Hershey Park and the Amish Country near the Lancaster area.
We stayed in the Loft Room for 2 nights and Whispering Pines Suite for our last 2 nights. Both rooms come with a bathroom with shower, cable t.v., and air conditioning. The Loft Room came with a microwave and refrigerator. The rooms were clean and relaxing. The bathrooms were also clean. It came with bath towels and wash cloths.
Breakfast is served at 8 am. The food was great!! We were served eggs, sausages, toast, quiche, pancakes (plain and chocolate chip), potatoes, apple crisp, fruit, coffee, orange juice, and water. It's a family style set up. Everyone sits at the same table and passes the food around. It's a good to meet the other guests there. We met people from Denmark, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia.
After breakfast, you can take an optional hay ride tour of his and his brother's adjoining farms. You sit in an open trailer type wagon pulled by a tractor. It's an interesting tour. The ride lasts about 25 - 30 minutes. After the hay ride, you can participate in "chores", which is optional. All it consists of is feeding the sheep and goats, milking a goat, petting the animals, and collecting the eggs from the hen house. I really would not call that back breaking work :) My kids enjoyed it. It lasts about 20 - 30 minutes.
The farm has a trampoline and swings behind the house for kids. The owners also have friendly cats who hang out in the barn and front porch, but they are not allowed in the house.
The owners have a common guest area on the ground floor and porch where you can hang out and relax.
They reserve over the telephone. I spoke with Jim. He will check what dates you want to stay and will let you know if the dates are available. I reserved my dates with him by credit card. They only make reservations by credit card, but payment has to be made by personal check or cash. We paid by personal check. I think you can also pay by Traveler's Check.
Needless to say, we enjoyed our stay at this farm!!!! If we visit this area again, we will stay here!!
You can check out their website link below for more information and view pictures of the farm and rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featured in the New York Times, this lovely farm and quiet setting captures the essence and heart of Lancaster County. You will enjoy a homemade family-style breakfast followed by a hayride with Farmer Jim. Relax on the porch or play in the spacious yard. Your family can also experience the farm life by feeding the sheep and goats, playing with the cats and kittens, or gathering the eggs from the henhouse. Our bed and breakfast is conveniently located between Hershey and Amish country! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Log House And Farm Hotel Mount Joy