Built by a father for his son, the Mount Joy Historic House in Pennsylvania – also known as the Peter Legaux Mansion – retains much of the homely cosiness that a family property should. For your visit to this 1730’s house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, book your stay nearby with Culture Trip.
Hanging out on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the Mount Joy Historic House was built around 1735 by Peter Legaux, a gristmill owner who also established the first commercial vineyard in the country. The Peter Legaux Mansion is just one of the many charming colonial buildings constructed around the City of Brotherly Love. See centuries-old history surrounded by a burgeoning food scene when you stay at these hotels near the Mount Joy Historic House.
Step through the purple door of Fitler Club and relish the perks of exclusive membership. Only a baker’s dozen rooms sit beside yours, granting you an intimate stay with full access to the golf simulator, a rock wall, plunge pools, and every other perk restricted to Club members and guests only. You won’t be sharing your sleek, slate-gray room with any outsiders either so sit back, call the concierge, and let their private car service take you to the other exclusive enclaves in the city.
Since Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is operating out of a century-old whiskey bottling facility, it feels like every inch of every suite is aged to perfection. From the custom-made furniture to vintage rugs and hand-picked artwork, the four uniquely curated rooms are nearly as exceptional as the craft cocktails at their street-level restaurant. We suggest taking it to your room because wood-fired pizza just seems to taste better surrounded by hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and soapstone countertops.
You’re welcome to bring your dog or cat to the Residence Inn, but this Conshohocken kindly asks that all Penguins and Ravens stay at home. This pet-friendly hotel is a skipping stone’s throw away from the Schuylkill River, where you’ll find the lovely Conshohocken Dog Park. Let Fido the Flyer run free while Ms. Mittens the kitten hangs back in your one-bedroom suite. If you do need to see a penguin or a raven, make sure it’s at the Philadelphia Zoo, not the NHL playoffs.
Pilgrim’s Rest Bed and Breakfast serves up a city break that feels miles away from the nearest skyscraper. Wake up in one of three cozy bedrooms, using one of the shared bathrooms to freshen up, and meet your welcoming hosts for breakfast in the morning. Pilgrim’s Rest borders Wissahickon Valley Park which you can stroll through for hours, hopping trails that eventually take you all the way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps for the obligatory Rocky run.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, the mountain view suite at Bear Creek Mountain Resort never ceases to impress. This six-person sleeper has its own wet bar, living room, and dining area where your crew can warm up after a ski session or cool down after kayaking all day in the sun. Add in the indoor hot tubs, pools, arcade, and fitness center, and you’ve got four seasons of fun right outside your suite. It might be an hour drive from the Mount Joy Historic House, but what you may sacrifice in distance, you more than gain with style and exceptional facilities.
Surprising the kids with a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center? The secret will be splendidly spoiled when you check into the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Right across the street from the Imagination Express and the LEGO 4D Cinema, this hotel was built to spoil the little ones. You’ll all receive a warm chocolate chip cookie when you arrive (as long as everyone behaves in the car) and you’re encouraged to perfect your cannonballs in the outdoor pool.
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