Hotel at a Glance: West Ridge Guest House Bed and Breakfast
This country-estate B&B feels like it arrived from a simpler time, with wooden furnishings and big open lawns. Guests are treated to warm welcomes and lavish breakfasts, all within easy reach of Hershey, Harrisburg, and Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
- Your private breakfast table is set every morning with menu items such as cinnamon french toast, eggs benedict, or blueberry pancakes.
- Each room is different, with amenities ranging from whirlpool tubs to fireplaces, but all have private bathrooms and romantic floral decor.
- Go for a stroll around the expansive manicured grounds, or sip coffee in the gazebo.
- Relax with a movie or curl up with a book in the cushy common rooms.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania: Quiet Town near Hershey and Harrisburg
Elizabethtown is a small community set right between Harrisburg, Hershey, and Amish Country in Lancaster County. It’s a quiet spot with a cute downtown. Most coffeeshops, restaurants, and boutiques are located on or around High Street, and you can have a good walk while browsing the shops for an afternoon. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, is just 23 miles from Elizabethtown, and it’s easy to head in for a day in the city. There, you can admire the Italian Renaissance–style capitol building, or check out the National Civil War Museum. The museum contains around 25,000 artifacts from both Union and Confederate sides of the Civil War, including uniforms, guns, artwork, and photographs.
If you’re looking for a place to take kids, there’s (almost) no better place to bring them than Hershey, the hometown of Hershey chocolate, just 10 miles from Elizabethtown. At Hersheypark, you can ride 12 roller coasters and float in inner tubes down a lazy river. Next door, the Hershey’s Chocolate World trolley tour takes passengers to Milton Hershey’s boyhood home and the mansion he built across from his factory.