There you are in the middle of Amish country and what could possibly make it better? YOU getting to stay on a working dairy farm! I have been staying at Verdant View for 23 years at least once a year. Living in a city, this is a great place to take young children for a real farming experience. I started coming here when my son was 3 years old. He is all grown now, but I still enjoy coming back because while you are there, it is just heaven on earth. Providing of course that you don't mind the authentic experience you will have of living on a dairy farm. If clicking through the tv remote every night is important to you, then don't stay here. If learning about farm life and getting to be immersed in the culture and lifestyle of the people in the area is what you want, then this is the place for you! Yes, there are a few signs of wear here and there. Yes, some rooms are fancier than others. But it is a F=A=R=M!
The breakfast here is outstanding! An Amish woman comes in every day to make all of the food from scratch and it is served family style. No menu, but you will be happily surprised. There is something for everyone. There is even some kind of pie at the end for dessert so if you go away hungry, it's your own fault!
During breakfast, the family sits with you and is eager to answer all of your questions. After breakfast, they are often busy with running the farm. Lunch and dinner are not available here. But, if you stay at the white house, there is a full kitchen there for your use. Staying at the white house is on a very busy road, so small children need supervision outside. But about every ten minutes, you will see an Amish buggy ride by. All of the farms surrounding Verdant View are Amish.
SECRET TIP If you want to have dinner with an AMISH family in the area, ask and you will be provided with phone numbers to call and see if someone is cooking for tourists in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic, working farm with scenic views of the Strasburg Rail Road. Accommodations in farmhouse or Little White House. Family-style farm breakfast (M-Sat). Milk a cow, feed a calf, venture inside a chicken coop, and interact with farm animals. Guided farm tours, wagon rides, and classes offered seasonally. AC and Wi-Fi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Verdant View Farm Hotel Strasburg
- Verdant View Farm b&b
- Verdant View Farm Bed And Breakfast Strasburg, PA - Lancaster County