My husband, two young sons, friends visiting us from Madrid, and I spent a long weekend at Mussers' B&B. It was not my family's first time to the area but the first time we actually loved where we stayed. Mussers' is historic - nearly 200 years old yet it's been very well maintained and modernized. The decor is beautiful and the suites are quite large - rather that of a full-on apartment than what one would expect from a B&B. The breakfast was delicious, healthy (lots of fresh fruit and yoghurt and other yummy stuff) and all came from local farmers. They were also able to accommodate my son who has severe food allergies.
The best feature was Barbara, the owner, who was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Before arriving, she provided us with a number of suggestions she thought would be fun/interesting given we had a brood of young kids and visitors from Spain with us. We followed her recommendations and I feel we had a truly unique Lancaster County experience. One of the highlights was our visit to the New Holland Stables where they auction off horses every Monday morning - Amish, Mennonites, farmers, etc. all under one roof to purchase livestock. Interesting, indeed! She also drove us (we followed her) to several PA covered bridges as she wanted to make sure we were able to see a few of the special ones without getting lost.
We had a truly wonderful experience. We hope to head back this fall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Watch Amish buggies clip-clop by your front windows. Look out the west windows at peaceful views of the barn, gardens and Amish-farmed fields. Read one of the library’s books. Fix meals in your private kitchen with local fresh produce and meats. Fall asleep in a lofted king-sized bed & listen to the sound of rain on the tin roof. Sit in the backyard and hear the birds sing, watch butterflies and hummingbirds in flight, enjoy the flowers and gardens. Venture out to visit the “down-home” goodness of pastoral Lancaster County and beyond.Join the Musser family at their restored home (the village’s former General Store & Post Office) where they’ve spent nearly three decades together. ... more less