Contrary to many opinions, you don’t have to go far to enjoy a wonderful getaway. If the place is just right you can even stay in your own city but with the feeling that you are miles away – perhaps even in another country. At Select Registry, we have a few ideas on how you can enjoy a terrific downtown experience at a top inn, with the focus today on Pennsylvania. Take a look at our short list to get a feeling for just how good it can be to unwind, whether you live nearby or want to visit the Keystone state.
The Golden Pheasant Inn
Located in Erwinna, Pennsylvania, smack in the heart of Bucks County just between the Delaware River and the Pennsylvania Canal, you will find a lovely historic fieldstone Inn that seems galaxies away from the beaten track. As the longest continuously operating hotel and restaurant along the canal, the Golden Pheasant Inn is recognized by the National Registry of Historic Places and makes for a perfect weekend getaway.Warmth and Hospitality You Dream Of Only one hour and 15 minutes from New York City or Philadelphia and 20 minutes from New Hope, Pennsylvania, this tranquil inn has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 26 years. Newly restored, it boasts luxurious guestrooms filled with antiques and updated furnishings, along with a stunning view of the Delaware River or Pennsylvania Canal from each room. A beautiful environment with exposed beamed ceilings and fieldstone walls, the Inn provides the kind of warmth and hospitality you dream of and deserve.
Revel in Your Exceptional Guestroom
Revel in the king or queen size beds with their top grade bedding, including luxury European linens by Frette, Matouk, and Sferra. Bask in the private en-suite marble baths with custom mosaics, polished nickel hardware, and seamless glass shower enclosures as you enjoy the bathroom amenities by renowned L’Occitane en Provence.
Going Back to Another Time
The Golden Pheasant Inn takes you back to another time with its soothing rocking chairs on the front porch, benches in the garden, and towpath just out the backdoor. Ask for one of the bicycles and a helmet and take yourself for an afternoon exploration as you breathe in fresh air and absorb the gorgeous scenery.
For more than 20 years, the Inn’s well-known restaurant has served classical French cuisine, which it now combines with New American fare, making appropriate adjustments for each season. With a dedication to bringing local food sources to the table using fresh natural local ingredients, Chefs Blake Faure and Jon Ramsay have preserved the Inn’s reputation for culinary excellence, accompanied by a truly excellent wine list. The chefs have created strong ties with the local community, getting their supplies from farmers throughout Bucks County. Enjoy your complimentary breakfast in the dining room each morning and you will be ready to dive into the day.
The Tavern, another dining area featured at the Inn, offers lighter fare, with soups, salads, and light appetizers. Private Events The Golden Pheasant Inn is ideal for private events, such as small weddings, birthday parties, and family reunions, up to 100 people. With an attentive staff to handle all aspects of your celebrations, you can reserve a single dining room or the entire property, including individual guest rooms or a group of rooms. The kitchen will create a customized menu for the occasion, tailored perfectly to both your taste and budget.
The Inn on Negley
In the heart of Pittsburg, this restored period home is in the gorgeous, historic Shadyside neighborhood right near the Carnegie Museum, the universities, and downtown. Here you can enjoy one of the eight guestrooms, all of which are impeccably designed with period furnishings, antiques, and original artwork.
Gorgeous Rooms and Great Breakfasts
Every room includes a private bath that features L’Occitane Bath and Spa products, luxurious bedding and linens, and many other amenities. Each night the breakfast menu is left on your bed for you to make your selections. You can even invite your friends and family to partake of the morning libations with you. What a great way to celebrate the start of a day!
The Inn graciously offers a beverage bar open all day and night, tea and pastries in the Fern Wood Dining Room each afternoon, and a featured wine every evening. Since when did being in a bustling city feel so tranquil? Enjoying Pittsburg’s Many Attractions A truly luxurious setting right in the heart of the city, the location of this inn allows you to be just minutes away from exceptional dining, shopping, and all the culture you could want. Perfect for a romantic getaway or for business travelers, the inn allows you to enjoy Pittsburg’s many attractions or stay right where you are to take in the peace and quiet the inn affords.
The Inn at Westwynd Farm
Located in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, this luxurious bed & breakfast is majestically situated on an equestrian farm only three miles from downtown Hershey. If antiques, cozy fireplaces, Jacuzzis, opulent linens, and gracious hospitality are your cup of tea, you will be going to the right place.
Unwind and Disconnect
All of the Inn’s rooms are centrally air-conditioned and feature private baths along with exceptional amenities. The elegant and romantic setting allows you to unwind and disconnect from your daily life as you enjoy the peace and quiet this Inn exudes.
Enjoying Your Day
Every morning you will be served a gourmet breakfast and in the afternoon and evening, refreshments and wine. Take the day to enjoy the nearby attractions, such as Amish Country and the local Civil War sites. Go antiquing, or plunge into the local activities such as hiking, biking, and canoeing. With Hershey to visit, and Lancaster, Gettysburg, and Harrisburg only an hour or less away, there will be more than enough to do if you are in the mood for exploration.
Specials and Packages
The Inn at Westwynd Farm offers many specials and packages including those that celebrate anniversaries, honeymoons, and babymoons. Order an in-room therapeutic massage for yourself or for you and your mate. And if you are taking that needed romantic getaway, you can order a gift basket, flowers, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne or sparkling cider to make things even more special. Ask the Innkeepers to organize an itinerary for your days at the Inn, and you will have a vacation you will remember for years to come.
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