Some of the Best Bed and Breakfast Locations in the Lush Countryside

Some of the Best Bed and Breakfast Locations in the Lush Countryside

Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia Select Registry – July 12, 2013

Fresh air, rolling hills, vistas that open up for miles… these are the things that make us feel free and easy. When combined with excellent hospitality and sensitivity to your absolute well-being, you have the perfect formula for a great vacation getaway. Here are just a few examples of what you can expect from a top bed & breakfast location in the lush countryside:

Hickory Bridge Farm Orrtanna

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, is a town you will never forget when you book your guestroom at Hickory Bridge Farm. Very close to Gettysburg, this one-of-a-kind bed & breakfast was actually a working farm during the 1700’s and has been renovated to perfection. The owners still farm the fields while offering you three exceptional choices for your stay.  One option is the original Old Farmhouse, featuring large and luxurious suites composed of three bedrooms and two baths. The second is a newer area with two deluxe rooms, a Master Bedroom and Sewing Room along with beautiful bathrooms containing large whirlpool baths. The third is within walking distance of the Old Farmhouse and consists of several duplex cottages that are tucked away in woods by a babbling stream. With wood-burning Franklin stoves, you will feel like you have surely left civilization well behind. No matter which location you choose, every room is decorated with taste and care, offering handmade quilts and impeccably placed antiques. 

Enjoy a family-style dinner in the 1887 restored country barn with a delicious menu where each item is made from scratch. Spiced peaches, oven fried chicken, corn fritters, and warm apple crisp are just some of what you can expect to titillate your palate. In the morning a full breakfast is served at the Old Farmhouse and, on Sundays, you will receive a breakfast basket delivered to your room. If you are staying at the Old Farmhouse, you will be served in the dining room where you can begin your day with delicious homemade delights. Dinners for individual groups up to thirty guests can be reserved for weekends, and for private functions for 35 to 125 guests, you can book lunch or an evening dinner. Hickory Bridge Farm is also an ideal place to hold a wedding or other special event. No wonder the locale has become a family tradition for many guests who return again and again to enjoy the exquisite surroundings, the warm care, and all of the exceptional amenities anyone could desire.

West Hill House Bed & Breakfast

Near the lovely town of Warren, Vermont, you will find this 1850’s home in the middle of the countryside smack dab in the exquisite Mad River Valley. Seemingly miles away from civilization, it is actually quite close to the shops and restaurants in both Warren and Waitsfield. On a quiet country lane and nestled into a hillside forest, West Hill House Bed & Breakfast is known for its lush scenery. The property itself abounds with perennial gardens, and when the flowers are not in bloom, the beauty of the surroundings still makes this an extremely alluring locale for every season. Although primarily an adult-oriented bed & breakfast, children 12 years old and older are also welcome. With nine impeccably decorated guestrooms complete with full bathrooms that include a Jacuzzi tub or steam shower, memory foam mattresses, quality linens, gas fireplaces, and more, choosing any one of them will bring you the sense of peace and luxury you came here for. The house consists of three inviting common rooms where you can relax when the weather asks you to stay indoors. With a library filled with books and movies to watch and a pool table where you can perfect your moves, you can spend hours unwinding or sharing stories with fellow guests.

The bed & breakfast functions with green management of energy while using the best practices to keep down their carbon footprint. Add to this the completely available and personal concierge service, and you will see why this inn is so in demand. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the morning and homemade cookies and hot drinks all day and night. There is also a wide selection of Vermont-made beers and exceptional wines, as well as the Quaich Single Malt Scotch Bar where you can unwind and enjoy. The bed & breakfast offers a number of specials and packages, including champagne on ice, a bouquet of fresh flowers, a picnic hamper, and more. Choose a Romance Package, or Golf at Sugarbush, Kayaking, or Soaring over local landmarks, and the concierge will arrange your day to perfection. Weddings, elopements, and honeymoons are made for West Hill House Bed & Breakfast, as well as breakfast retreats. The inn offers a boardroom table for up to 12 people and the Sun Room for 16, and when the weather permits, the covered Garden Terrace for up to 30. You can also book the Living Room and Library or ask for the meeting area that can handle up to 65 people at one time. The Inn will arrange for everything you need according to your specifications, including projection equipment, Wi-Fi, and refreshments. There are many local activities to fill your days, such as hiking, soaring, kayaking, golfing, and playing tennis. And with no traffic lights or fast food in Mad River Valley, you will find a tranquility that one is hard-pressed to come across almost anywhere else in the country. Enjoy the many local festivals, including the Vermont Festival of the Arts and the famous Fourth of July celebrations. Just one mile from Sugarbush skiing and golf, you also have the advantage of this amazing location in which to practice your moves. And here’s the best tip: if you are like us at Select Registry and have a special place in your hearts for Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, you can visit their home factory!

L’Auberge Provençale

We’re sorry you didn’t get a chance to go to France this year, even though you may have been yearning for Provence, but worry not. There is the perfect substitute right in the lovely town of Boyce, Virginia. This North Virginia Wine country locale is an uncanny replica of everything you love about an authentic French country inn. Furnished with elegant antiques and original South of France fabrics, L’Auberge Provençale is as authentic as you can get. Providing the best of French country comfort, you will find 11 stunning guestrooms and suites on the main property and three additional rooms on the Inn’s sister property, Villa La Campagnette, just three miles away. Luxurious amenities including private baths, top-tier linens and towels, and several rooms featuring fireplaces, aromatherapy steam showers, Jacuzzis, soaking tubs, and so much more. The luxuries will help to make your stay one that will remain in your memory for years to come.  This Shenandoah bed & breakfast is known for its mouth-watering five-course menu made with fresh picked vegetables and herbs from the garden, and fruits from the private orchard. Here the South of France cuisine never tasted so good, especially when accompanied by an exceptional wine list that has won the “Best of Excellence Award” from Wine Spectator. A gourmet breakfast in the Sun Room will set you up just perfectly for the day to come. With fresh fruit, homemade granola, homemade breads, fresh warm scones, homemade croissants and more, you can set out with a sense of contentment as you greet the adventures that make the Shenandoah Valley so alluring.  The Inn is known for its excellent specials, such as the American Hero. If you are currently an active member of the military, a police officer, a firefighter or another first responder, you can take advantage of the discount on rooms and suites. L’Auberge Provençale is the perfect place to hold a wedding.

Let the Inn coordinate all aspects of your special day, from rehearsal dinner to your ceremony and reception. The gorgeous gardens, orchards, porches, and terraces make a setting that will make you feel like you are on a movie set. Corporate events and business retreats are also welcomed. With complete privacy and confidentiality, you can expect unobtrusive service, custom menus, and an attention to detail that is dedicated to perfection. Here the Inn will help coordinate such things as team-building and leisure activities, including winery tours, hot-air ballooning, and other exciting ways to create excitement and maintain interest. Book a few days to unwind at L’Auberge Provençale to explore the back roads of the Shenandoah Valley. Take the time to enjoy the pleasures of horseback riding, biking, hiking, ballooning, antiquing, golfing, and exploring the beauties of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, Sky Meadows, and the State Arboretum of Virginia. You will have fulfilled your need for a truly wondrous time away from home.

To book a stay at one of these or another of our bed & breakfast locations situated in lush countryside, contact Select Registry today!