(Thank you to the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn for hosting NY Foodie Family. As always, all opinions are our own.)
When visiting Lancaster, Pennsylvania there are many choices on where to stay. From campgrounds to bed and breakfast inns, there are accommodations for every budget. On our recent visit to Lancaster, we enjoyed a stay at the the Hershey Farm Inn. This is a great family-friendly lodging choice with lots of amenities.
The Hershey Farm Inn is not a chain hotel. They have 60 rooms, located in three different sections of the property. The two-story Main Inn has the feel of a traditional hotel, with a central lobby and interior rooms.
The Carriage House is the Inn’s more budget-friendly lodging option. These rooms are more motel-like with private outdoor entrances.
Our family stayed in the Amish Farm House. This 2-story house has traditional standard rooms as well as couples suites and 2-room family suites, which we stayed in.
In our suite, the exterior door enters the master bedroom. This room has a king size bed, a chair, dresser, television, refrigerator and coffee maker.
The kids shared the second bedroom, which has a double bed, desk and chair. It was nice for them to have a separate space to themselves. After putting the kids to bed, my husband and I could stay up with the lights on and not disturb them.
There is one bathroom in this suite. I really loved the decor of the bathroom. However, I wish that the sink area was a little larger. Due to lack of space, it was hard for everyone to keep their toiletries around the sink.
The Hershey Farm Inn & Restaurant offers more than just a place to sleep. There is plenty to see and do on the 23 acres of property. For kids, there are two different playground areas for them to climb and explore.
At the back of the property, there is a large fishing pond. Many swans and geese were inhabiting the area when we visited. If we had more time, I would have liked to sit in one of the Adirondack chairs with a book. It was so quiet and peaceful here.
The Inn has farm animals including goats and a barn with chickens and a rooster that wander freely. Feed is available for purchase in the main lobby.
My kids loved swimming in the pool the most. My husband and I enjoyed sitting under the cabanas to keep out of the sun. There is no lifeguard on duty, though, so parental supervision is a must. The pool is open until 10 PM though so the kids even got in some night swimming!
The Inn is located right next to the Sight & Sound Theatre. For guests that have tickets, there is a convenient walking path connecting the two properties.
The Hershey Farm Restaurant is located on the property and overnight guests receive complimentary breakfast at the Grand Smorgasbord. The breakfast buffet has an omelet station and made-to-order eggs. They also have french toast, pancakes, make-your-own waffles, bacon, sausage, cereal, baked goods and more. You will leave stuffed!
There is also a large gift shop and outdoor market onsite. The gift shop sells everything from souvenirs and toys to clothing and sports merchandise. Before we left, I purchased several plants and flowers from the outdoor market. Guests who would like to have lunch or dinner at the onsite restaurant can get discount coupons at the front desk in the main lobby.
When planning a trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn is a great lodging choice for your family!
The Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
240 Hartman Bridge Road
Ronks, PA 17572
Rates: Vary depending on dates – please check the website for availability and prices
Location: The Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn is conveniently located near the Sight & Sound Theatre, American Music Theatre, Strasburg Railroad, Dutch Wonderland, the Rockvale and Tanger Outlets, and more.