The Best Bed and Breakfasts to Book in Pennsylvania

From upscale Pittsburgh properties to rural country hideaways, these B&Bs in Pennsylvania will impress
From upscale Pittsburgh properties to rural country hideaways, these B&Bs in Pennsylvania will impress | © Sean Pavone - Alamy Stock Photo
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14 December 2021
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Rich in both American history and stunning natural beauty, Pennsylvania is a fantastic state to visit when you want to get away from it all. We’ve put together this list of the best bed and breakfasts in Pennsylvania to ensure you have an unforgettable stay, with properties including urban townhouses in Pittsburgh and centuries-old farmhouses in West Chester – and they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

The Smith Steiner, for down-home luxury in Carlisle

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A lovely farmhouse feel pervades this Carlisle bed and breakfast, with rooms featuring polished wood floors, brick fireplaces and floral textiles – some rooms open onto a terrace, while others have a private balcony. Hearty breakfasts are enjoyed al fresco – when the weather allows – on the tree-shaded terrace, which also features a fire pit where you can warm up on chillier evenings.

The Inn on Negley, for traditional elegance in Pittsburgh

The Inn on Negley
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Bed and breakfasts in Pennsylvania don’t come much more charming than this Pittsburgh property. Rooms have luxurious features like wooden four-poster beds and antique dressers – while the lounge area, set out with extremely comfy sofas, is the place to enjoy complimentary wine every day, with added cheese and charcuterie at the weekends. The free freshly baked cookies and iced tea are another perk, served daily.

The Inn at Westwynd Farm B&B, for farmhouse coziness in Hershey

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This luxurious country property sits on bucolic farmland outside Hershey, Pennsylvania. It’s an elegant bed and breakfast with extremely comfortable rooms, with plush carpets, banquettes and fireplaces adding to the cozy atmosphere – some also feature huge bathtubs, with the Roman Canon Room boasting a jetted spa tub. Breakfasts are an extremely hearty affair making the most of the best seasonal produce: think harvest apple bread, gingerbread muffins and winter fruit compote.

The Mercersburg Inn, for trad charm in Mercersburg

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Courtesy of The Mercersburg Inn / Expedia
An air of historic country elegance is noticeable throughout this Pennsylvania bed and breakfast, in the pleasant town of Mercersburg. The 17 guest rooms are all different, yet share a trad style and classic look – some with four-poster beds and fireplaces, others with plush carpets and antique furnishings. Gourmet cuisine is served in Byron’s Dining Room, with the duck chambord always a hit.

Berry Patch Bed & Breakfast, for alpine luxury and wellness in Lebanon

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With a look that evokes an alpine lodge, this lovely hotel stands out from other Pennsylvania bed and breakfasts for its emphasis on wellness – with a range of massage therapies and an infrared sauna in the on-site spa. Some of the rooms also feature hot tubs where you can relax further – while others have private patios and fireplaces. All are traditionally decorated and extremely comfortable, so rest assured that a good night’s sleep is in order.

Alpenhof Bed and Breakfast, for seasonal produce and European style in Media

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As the name suggests, this B&B is an homage to the alpine hotels of Europe – with an organic facade of wood and stone, and cozy guest rooms in a classic style with plush rugs and polished wood floors. The breakfasts in the old-world style dining room are a veritable feast of Belgian waffles, fresh seasonal fruit and home-made muffins – while nearby sights include the Longwood Gardens and Linvilla Orchard.

Brickhouse Inn, for Victorian Gettysburg architecture

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Housed in a Victorian mansion dating back to 1898, this lovely old guesthouse echoes with history at every turn, including in the rooms – each named after states represented at the Battle of Gettysburg. There’s a lovely garden adorned with flowers where you can relax with a cocktail, while the breakfasts here are second to none. Be sure to try the shoofly pie and raspberry almond tart.

The Inn at Whitewing Farm, for farmhouse luxury in West Chester

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This homely B&B is in the bucolic and charming Brandywine Valley, housed in a 1700s farmhouse. Rooms retain heritage features like fireplaces and marble bathrooms, while upholding modern standards of hotel luxury. Breakfast is served in the former hay barn – the home-made breads and parfaits will certainly set you up beautifully for a day’s exploring the area’s many wineries.

The Barn at Strasburg B&B, for rustic decor in Strasburg

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You’ll be enchanted by this Pennsylvania bed and breakfast from the minute you enter the grounds – where manicured lawns, a tree-shaded pond and a fire pit are among the many places you can relax. The rustic charm continues inside – with wood-beamed suites featuring cozy living areas, garden views and, in the opulent Master Suite, a hot tub. The barn is a century old and furnishings were sourced from local Amish craftspeople.

Fallen Tree Farm Bed & Breakfast, for countryside quiet outside Carlisle

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The name evokes a rural, edge-of-the-world idyll and that’s exactly what you get at this lovely stone property – set on 20 acres (8ha) of horse farmland. Rooms have lovely homely decor and period touches like clawfoot bathtubs – choose Coyle’s Hideaway to fall asleep to the gentle tinkling sound of the fish pond, just outside your window. The farm is famed for its breakfasts, with chocolate bread and Devonshire strawberry tart among the highly prized offerings.

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