Not only is the Country Log House immaculate and welcoming with amazing verdant views, but its amenities make it a destination in and of itself. Our children loved the morning tractor rides and helping with the farm chores: collecting eggs from the chickens, feeding the sheep and goats, and bottle-feeding "Lily the lamb." But they also loved having access to the swing-set and wrap-around porch with abundant rocking chair seating. Aside from the quaint and (larger-than-expected) guest room for sleeping, we appreciated having access to the common living room area with some toys, books, and a tv/dvd player, especially on one particularly rainy afternoon. Meeting other families during breakfast and down-time was great, too, since playmates were available, a big plus for kids (that you don't necessarily encounter at larger more impersonal hotels), which made playing with the kittens even more enjoyable! Jodi and Jay were lovely and warm hosts, always available to answer questions about local dining or destinations. Jodi's father, Farmer Jim, was a great tour guide, who led us on the morning tractor ride and showed us around the dairy farm (where we saw newborn calves born that very morning, feeding, milking, and other aspects of daily farm work) and offered a brief prayer during the morning breakfast. We definitely intend to return in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend to families to spend a couple nights here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featured in the New York Times, this lovely farm and quiet setting captures the essence and heart of Lancaster County. You will enjoy a homemade family-style breakfast followed by a hayride with Farmer Jim. Relax on the porch or play in the spacious yard. Your family can also experience the farm life by feeding the sheep and goats, playing with the cats and kittens, or gathering the eggs from the henhouse. Our bed and breakfast is conveniently located between Hershey and Amish country! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Log House And Farm Hotel Mount Joy