Hotel at a Glance: Clearview Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn
Clearview Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn, a stone farmhouse built in 1814, is the epitome of a charming country getaway. Set on 150 acres of farmland 70 miles west of Philadelphia, the inn overlooks a large fishing pond and the rolling hills of Amish country. Borrow a bicycle to explore miles of nature paths near the property. Hershey, Lancaster, and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are all within a half-hour drive.
- Rise and shine!: A full country breakfast is served each morning.
- In-room amenities: canopy beds in select rooms, private baths, early American and Victorian furniture, and large picture windows looking out on the pond and surrounding farmland; click here to see the Garden Room, one of four rooms available
- Dinner date: When making your reservation, talk to the staff about arranging dinner with a local Amish family—the experience is included with this deal (not available Sundays; subject to availability).
- Stay connected with free high-speed Internet.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Crossroads of Amish Culture and German Heritage
Lancaster County sits in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. A number of Amish families—many of them descendants of the German immigrants who settled in the region in the 18th and 19th centuries—still farm the land here, living and working by the same timeless principles and unadorned methods they’ve been using for generations. On a drive through the area, you’ll see covered bridges spanning the Conestoga River and probably share the road with a horse-drawn buggy or two. At stops such as Kitchen Kettle Village, you can watch experts canning jellies, jams, and relishes and sample homemade baked goods.
To tour the countryside in style, take a ride aboard a coal-burning steam locomotive on the Strasburg Rail Road. As the train chugs past farmers tending fields and cattle grazing on hay and strudel, parlor-car attendants serve cocktails and snacks to passengers in the dining car or in first class. Across the street from the station in Strasburg, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania chronicles the history of the track via rotating exhibits and more than 100 locomotives and railcars.