4,0 en agosto 21, 2014
Stayed mid August 2014 for two nights. Jim and Chris are excellent hosts and provide a wealth of information on the surrounding area/attractions and Amish life. Outstanding breakfast provided which includes the opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests and share experiences.Having a meal and a few drinks can be a problem as there are no Cabs/Taxis in the area so a designated driver is essential. Overall a great experience in beautiful and idyllic surroundings. Tom & Linda - Ireland
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Thanks so much for the kind words. Having lived in the British Iles, I respect how seriously not drinking and driving is not done. We enjoyed your visit; make me homesick to go back across the pond. Warm regards Chris
5 en agosto 20, 2014
We have stayed twice at the inn and it is well worth it. The rolling hills of Amish farms, the clip clop of Amish and Mennonite Buggies going by. Just a beautiful place to stay, visit and have treasured memories to share. Will visit again and again. Mrs. Karen Knippenberg
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We enjoyed your visit. See you again next year.
3,8 en agosto 19, 2014
Wonderful stone cottage is part of the B+B. Located just down the road from the B+B in the Poole Forge park. Quiet, peaceful. Lovely little house with 1 bedroom upstairs. Comfortable yet firm King size bed. My daughter stayed downstairs on the daybed. Nice kitchen, fully equipped (bring your own food of course). Chris and Jim who manage the property are very nice. They also allow a dog for an extra fee. I didn't make it up the B+B for breakfast but I bet is was good. If you travel during the first week of August, the whole main street is one big yard sale called Churchtown Days.
5 en agosto 03, 2014
Chris and Jim are always warm and welcoming,rooms are always clean and bright, and breakfasts are superb and never the same twice.
5 en agosto 02, 2014
Churchtown B&B always makes you feel like family and they treat you like that. The food is excellent 7 everything is so clean!! I never stay anywhere else but Churchtown B&B
5 en julio 07, 2014
Warm, friendly, interesting and informative. Would not hesitate to stay there again. Recommended good restaurants and got us a chance to eat in an Amish family's house. Pretty garden in the back.
3,2 en julio 01, 2014
For my husbands 30th birthday we rented the Covered Bridge Cottage for the weekend and it was a really nice experience. At first I was skeptical booking the cottage due to the lack of pictures on their website but what changed my mind is how friendly Chris was on the phone when I called to inquire about their rules about bringing our doggie with us. The cottage is very cozy with great little details in the entire place .The kitchen is a very beautiful color and functional with everything provided.The bathroom was very nicely decorated,had plenty of great smelling soaps and a beautiful old style sink. The bedding was very clean but the mattress was pretty noisy with squeaking springs. It might be time for a new one. There is no phone in the cottage which is about 1 mile away from the main house. I didn't realize it was an issue until we wanted to make a call and there was no signal on our cellphones either. We set up wifi calling but every time we stepped outside signal was lost. This might be an issue for people that are older or that are not so good with cellphones and they need to make emergency calls or just a call to the main house. It would be great to have a phone that connects you to the main house or wifi that has more coverage.This definitely should be mentioned to guests when they arrive and help them out if they don't know how to use the wifi calling. Another surprise was that it is located in a park so you don't have complete privacy. There is actually 3 parking spots and a porta potty right outside the cottage door for people using the park but it was not bad at all. It was pretty quiet, we just had to be cautious with our dog when the cars where coming in the park. Overall me, my husband and especially our cutie daschund had a very nice weekend. We would definitely go back again and stay at the same cottage and would for sure recommend it to our friends. Thank you Chris for your hospitality and we hope to be able to come back soon.
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Thank you for your candid and glowing response. I just wanted to let you know I sent your review to the Township Commissioners and the Port-A-Potty was removed the following week. The bed has been repaired. The cell phone coverage is a mystery. We now ask our visitors to check it when we show the cottage. So far, no problems...but we will keep abreast of this.
4,6 en junio 24, 2014
I just LOVED staying with Chris and Jim while in town for a seminar. They were so hospitable and catered to my dietary needs and restrictions. Breakfast was always amazing. Thank you both for a welcoming place to stay and hope to visit again with our family someday:)
5 en junio 23, 2014
the owners are extremely friendly and knowledable about the surrounding area made it seem like we where staying with family rather than a b and b highly recommended
5 en junio 02, 2014
My wife and I stayed there when we celebrated our anniversary. We had a wonderful stay. The Churchtown Inn was beautiful. The service could not have been better and the food was fantastic. We are planning on making an annual trip for our anniversary.
5 en mayo 20, 2014
This was our first visit to a B&B. The experience was wonderful. Very clean and well decorated rooms. Excellent breakfast every day. Chris and Jim were very good hosts and very helpful and informative on the attractions. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
4,6 en abril 30, 2014
Jim & Chris offer a friendly, inviting atmosphere at the Churchtown Inn. We stayed in the Carriage House room, and from the moment we entered it, there was a sense of peace and having gotten 'away from it all'. I particularly enjoyed coffee before breakfast, where all the guests meet in the parlor (voluntarily) for coffee and conversation. The food was excellent.
5 en abril 21, 2014
We were so pleased with the warmth and hospitality of Chris, the owner of this B & B. Our breakfast was amazing; the room was spacious with a very comfortable kind sized bed; and, the inn is located in the heart of the Amish country. We will stay here again in a heartbeat.
5 en febrero 25, 2014
We had our wedding party here in February last weekend (21st - 23rd), and had family fly in from around the world to celebrate in small style with us. We did the Amish wedding feast on Friday night, and the murder mystery night on Saturday. Chris & Jim made the entire weekend so memorable, even going as far as to get us a wedding cake. All out guests raved about it and had a blast! I wouldn't hesitate to ever recommend this place to anyone.
4,8 en febrero 20, 2014
Chris and Jim are great hosts who go beyond expectations to make guest feel at home and comfortable. The breakfasts were wonderful and they were able to accomodate our gluten-free requests with delicious options. Don't miss the opportunity to visit an Amish family home for a group dinner.
5 en febrero 06, 2014
This truly is the best bed & breakfast I've ever had the privilege to stay! Jim & Chris are the warmest, most personable people. From the moment you walk in & are greeted by Miss Gracie, one feels completely welcomed! Jim & Chris share their knowledge of the area with great enthusiasm. Truly a wonderful B&B!
5 en enero 23, 2014
I have stayed at the Churchtown Inn for other events in the past and have always loved it there. My husband and I recently stayed there for our honeymoon and the new owners were absolutely the sweetest ever. In fact we enjoyed our stay so much we extended from one night to two. The room was cozy the breakfast delicious and service above and beyond. We so enjoyed getting to know Jim each morning at breakfast. It was like being among family. They even let us switch our room after it was booked. We are planning on staying for Valentine's day as well and I may even surprise my husband for his Birthday. We will be staying again and most likely staying for our anniversary next year. I would recommend the Chir brown In. To anyone wanting a nice affordable place to stay in Lancaster. It's close to everything but yet far enough away to give a retreat feeling to your stay. Seriously stay here. You will call in love with it just as my husband and I have. Judith M. McCarty
4,4 en enero 04, 2014
We were lucky enough to stay at the Covered Bridge Cottage last weekend. I have to say that the hosts were the most accommodating I have ever encountered. They not only allowed an early check in so that I could get a little sleep but they also provided a goody bag of snacks so I would be able to maximize my snooze time before heading out that night! The cottage was beautiful as was the surrounding park. We did have a time getting the temperature regulated in the cottage but it is construction from the 1700's so that was not entirely unexpected. Breakfast both mornings was very tasty. Hopefully we will be able to stay again soon. Thank you for a fantastic mini-vacation! Kim & Christopher
5 en noviembre 18, 2013
Churchtown Inn was a great find. Our first stay. Jim and Chris were great. Room was very nice. Food was awesome. Will be back.
3,2 en noviembre 10, 2013
The inn keepers were very friendly and hospitable. The rooms in the cottage we rented were very neat and had plenty of linens. The kitchen had everything we needed for the meals we cooked there. The bed had huge people-shaped depressions and was like sleeping on bricks. Probably the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on. The bedroom also lacked curtains - there were just some flimsy sheers, so no privacy or light blocking capability. I can't rate dining because we didn't eat with them this time. The last time we ate with them it was really average. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. It wasn't a bad experience, (except for my lack of sleep). I would consider staying with them again if my first B & B choice was not available, but probably not at the cottage (the bed ruined an otherwise lovely little cottage for me....can't have a good vacation on little to no sleep).
5 en noviembre 10, 2013
Our stay was fantastic. Great hosts, comfortable room and awesome food. Will definitely return.
5 en noviembre 08, 2013
We have stayed at the Churchtown Inn's Covered Bridge cottage a few times. Each and every time it has been a wonderful experience. It is close to everything but also close to nothing. We have stayed here in both summer and winter. The setting is beautiful - in a park with a covered bridge in your yard. We prefer the winter stays since there are less people in the area around the cottage, however, the summer allows you to enjoy the surroundings. Pets are welcome which is very important to us. Grocery shopping is close by in a 'fun to shop in' store called Good's. The bed & breakfast is located about a mile up the road. We don't get breakfast but that is our preference. The cottage has a full kitchen with a microwave that sings "oh Susannah". How special is that? The innkeepers are extremely friendly. It is the perfect place to stay where you are pretty much away from everything but close to the little towns in this area.
5 en noviembre 06, 2013
We have stayed at this charming Inn twice in the last month , so I guess you would assume we loved it. We do! Both rooms we reserved were charming and quaint, with vintage décor and cozy amish quilts. The Innkeepers , Jim and Chris, are so welcoming ....it feels like your staying with family. Chris keeps a cookie jar of homemade cookies for guests and a fridge full of beverages too. They also arranged a memorable dinner at an Amish Family Farm. What a wonderful evening. Chris prepares a wonderful, hearty breakfast each morning with a unique main course and always homemade granola...It's yummy. We hope to return soon for another getaway at the Churchtown.
3,6 en noviembre 03, 2013
Charming B&B. Lovely and hospitable Inn keepers. Breakfast was amazing. Little Grace added a warm touch to the cozy environment. The room was small, but really nice, however, It was bit hard to adjust the temperature in the room. It was cold at first, then got really hot after we turned the heat on, and I finally just turned it off for the night.
5 en noviembre 01, 2013
I stayed with a friend at the Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast in August of 2013. It was a girl's weekend getaway. It was such an amazing weekend. The cottage itself was beautiful! Jim and Chris were so friendly. They were very helpful in giving advice about the local activities and events. I felt like I was at home away from home. I would definitely go back to the Churchtown Inn for another trip. Jasmine
5 en octubre 27, 2013
thanks for a great stay.. again...Bud and Sue Swider
4,8 en octubre 21, 2013
Rooms are clean, comfortable, and quiet. The innkeepers make you feel so welcome and breakfast is always tempting! We've stayed here several times and always look forward to returning.
4,6 en octubre 17, 2013
We have stayed at the Churchtown two times now and look forward to visiting again. The innkeepers are warm, friendly and attempt to accomodate your every request. The rooms are beautifully decorated and maintained. The breakfasts are exceptional..
5 en octubre 12, 2013
Terrific, clean and reasonable
4,4 en octubre 11, 2013
Loved getting a brief history of the house upon arrival. Also, loved the breakfast choices and the expert cooking! Especially liked the fact that "local" foods were used in the breakfast.
4,6 en octubre 10, 2013
We stayed in the farm view cottage and had a wonderful time. The owners were wonderful and accomedating the two dogs we brought. We also had dinner with the amish family down the street and couldn't be happier. The food was wonderful. We will definitly be coming back!
5 en octubre 07, 2013
Very friendly and welcoming innkeepers. They made be feel right at home. The breakfast was fantastic and Chris was willing to share her recipes. The house and the surrounding country side were beautiful too. I would definitely stay there again!
5 en octubre 07, 2013
Our stay in the farmhouse at Churchtown B & B was one of the most memorial and relaxing get a ways we have experienced in many many years. It was 'perfect' in every way. The innkeepers are wonderful and kind, the house was spotless and and comfortable. The setting is surreal with the horse and buggy traffic outside the front door from sun up till sundown. We will certainly return soon.
5 en septiembre 27, 2013
We truly felt at home in the Churchtown Inn. Our room was extremely comfortable and Chris's breakfasts were delicious. We were treated as old friends. We thoroughly enjoyed the view of the gardens and pond as we sat in the sunlight-filled breakfast room.
4,6 en septiembre 20, 2013
Peaceful with beautiful surrounding properties.
5 en septiembre 18, 2013
Due to some dietary restrictions, Chris went over and above the call of duty to accommodate us, and our breakfasts were outstanding. Jim is a wealth of area history and knowledge - you may plan to stay there and do nothing, however, believe me, after you talk to Jim, you are definitely going to take off for some daily area excursions, sightseeing and great local restaurants - all well worth your time. -S&W, Navesink, NJ Sept. 2013
5 en septiembre 03, 2013
We loved the inn. Jim and Chris were great inkeepers. The tour and history of the home and area was educational. Breakfast was delicious and the dinning room was charming. We were both leary on staying at a bed and breakfast but we are so glad we did. We are planning on going back soon! Rebecca & William Collingswood, NJ
5 en agosto 24, 2013
We had an excellent visit as always!
4,2 en agosto 21, 2013
Great Hosts and Great Breakfast
5 en agosto 18, 2013
THIS WAS THE MOST ENJOYABLE EXPIERENCE WE HAVE EVER HAD AT A BED AND BREAKFAST. JIM AND CHRIS FARR MADE US FEEL LIKE ONE OF "THEIR" FAMILY THAT WE HAVE KNOW SINCE CHILDHOOD. THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY BY PREPARING US A SPECIAL MEAL DUE TO OUR DOCTORS RECOMMENDATIONS. EVERYONE LOVED THE FOOD AND HOW THE TABLES WERE ARRANGED IN THE DINING AREA NOT ONLY OVER LOOKING THE GARDEN BUT THE MOUNTAINS TOO. THEIR SOCIALIZING WITH US AND THE OTHER GUESTS DURING OUR STAY MADE THE STAY FEEL MORE LIKE FAMILY THAN WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS. THE DINER ARRANGEMENTS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT BY JIM AND CHRIS FARR WITH ANOTHER AMISH FAMILY NEAR BY WAS EVEN MORE EXCITING AND ENJOYABLE. WHEN CHECKING OUT THEY PERSONALY SAID GOODBYE TO EVERYONE AND WAVED AS WE PULLED AWAY. ANNE McCLAREN AND WILSON ARNDT.
5 en agosto 18, 2013
Jim and Chris were outstanding hosts. They thought of everything! The rooms are carefully and individually decorated and breakfast was excellent! Definitely go back there.
4,6 en agosto 14, 2013
Unfortunately, our family of four could stay for only one night. We were put in a two-room suite with a private bath which worked perfectly for us. The innkeepers were very pleasant and helpful. They arranged a special dinner for us with an Amish family which was the highlight of our visit. The breakfast was wonderful - better than we had expected. We will definitely stay longer next time.
3,8 en agosto 13, 2013
The Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast was a great choice of B&B in a good location. Jim and Chris were full of hospitality. Some of the rooms seem a little dated but that is part of the charm. For the price this is a great quality B&B.
4,6 en agosto 12, 2013
service couldn't be any better enjoyed the breakfast wish I had the time to take in more of the county only prompts more visits in the future
5 en julio 31, 2013
From the moment Chris and Jim met us at the door when we checked in until we hugged goodbye 3 days later, our stay at Churchtown Inn B&B was as comfortable and familiar as staying with lifelong friends (which I hope they will be). They made us feel like we were at home from the beginning of our stay until we drove out of the driveway. Jim was better than a tour guide, with wonderful recommendations for evening dining and local attractions that were tailored to our interests and his knowledge of the surrounding area was truly educational. The Inn was immaculate and the staff simply wonderful and charming. Chris' breakfasts were delicious and she went above and beyond to meet our special food restrictions. We'll definitely be return patrons.
5 en julio 31, 2013
Churchtown Inn B&B is well located for a visit to Lancaster County. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully furnished. Breakfasts are excellent! Jim and Chris are very friendly and helpful. They have compiled a thorough list of places to visit in the general area, as well as restaurants within a 30-minute drive of the B&B. Overall, it's an excellent value.
5 en julio 28, 2013
The owners take extra care to make you feel part of the family and welcome. One night we attended an event which lasted longer than expected and then we drove to the inn during a terrible rain. Jim, the owner, stayed up late to insure we arrived safely and had no problems getting into the inn.
5 en julio 27, 2013
My wife and I were surprised by my brother and sister in law with a delightful Saturday night stay at the Churchtown Inn in the heart of Amish country. We are from South Carolina and really enjoyed the sights of the area. The inn keepers were very friendly and helpful, and our room was simply charming. A delicious breakfast awaited us on Sunday morning, after we had viewed the Mennonite buggies on their way to service.
5 en julio 26, 2013
All around great stay, would definitely go back.
5 en julio 25, 2013
We did a LOT of research on B&Bs throughout Pennsylvania Dutch country before making our choice. We looked at how the rooms were appointed (we prefer historic B&Bs with some authenticity), the price, the quality of the breakfast, and comfort criteria like air conditioning and a private bath. The Churchtown Inn had it all! That includes very accommodating and friendly hosts. The full breakfasts (we had 3) were all very creative and satisfying. We've been staying at B&Bs for about 28 years, including throughout the U.K., and we're giving the Churchtown Inn our highest marks.
5 en julio 11, 2013
Me and my wife had a great 37th Anniversary staying in this charming place.
5 en julio 02, 2013
We have stayed here 3 times and can't wait to come back again. It is a beautiful place and Jim and Chris are wonderful! Breakfasts served in the sunroom are both delicious and relaxing. Highly recommend The Churchtown Inn, whether you are passing through PA or just want a sweet short getaway.
5 en junio 28, 2013
Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast is a lovely place. We enjoyed the atmosphere and food tremendously. The innkeepers are wonderful and made us feel at home. We plan to stay there again and have recommended it many of our friends.
4,8 en mayo 29, 2013
Our stay at the Churchtown Inn was outstanding. Our hosts were personable, informative and extremely friendly. We enjoyed learning about the historical aspects of the Inn and since we were new to the Lancaster area, Jim went above and beyond in giving us a full overview of the local color and customs of the surrounding communities. We would definitely stay here again!
5 en agosto 25, 2009
The innkeepers were so friendly - we felt comfortable right away. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and the breakfast was one of the most delicious I have ever had. One of my favorite parts of this inn was the garden - it was serene and peaceful. I would DEFINITELY go there again!
5 en agosto 03, 2009
My husband & I had such a wonderful time at the Churchtown Inn B&B. It was comfortable, quaint and the food was delicious. Best of all, after a few hours, I felt like we were staying with family.We learned so much about the Amish community from Jim. Our dinner with Mary was a fantastic experience. Infact, the whole trip was a fantastic experience. You can definitely count on my husband & I visiting again!! Josephine & Anthony
4,4 en abril 20, 2009
Beautiful old house elaborated in every detail. Very quired area with nice landscape and areas to walk. Very nice owners. Artistic breakfast (it is a celebration and you shouldn't be late for it)
5 en enero 27, 2009
My husband and I had the most wonderful time, Jim and Chris are great people and we felt welcomed in their home, breakfast was amazing - hearing the horse and buggies going by in the morning was a great treat - the second day - Jim had my tea ready and brought it outside I was really impressed - considering the house was full and he remembered that I drank tea and not coffee
4,6 en diciembre 31, 2007
The Friday before Christmas and all through out minds was an escape to Lancaster. We usually just do the 'day trip' from the Jersey Shore but this time we wanted something special. So we randomly picked a B & B and ended up with the Churchtown Inn. We were warmly greeted by Jim Farr who proceeded to give us a history of this historic B&B ... since it was a rare slow Friday night we were also able to scope out all of the bedrooms at this inn. Spying unique rooms that might be future requests on our list. The innkeeper's choice for our room was perfect with a gaslit fireplace, a very comfy queen sized bed and a room decorated to make us feel special. Having read the website, I had to ask about the one closet and ... as I opened the door I was truly surprised and impressed. The back dining area provides an outstanding view of Lancaster County farm land and the entire inn is just plain comfortable ... we were tempted to not go shopping but just to enjoy the ambiance including the sherry, homemade cookies and delicious choices of teas. We woke up before the morning breakfast bell and were treated to the outstanding hospitality of Jim and his wife Chris. Breakfast was yummy, filling and Chris' special eggs in wontons had both of us trying to figure out how to make it at home. The Amish made granola cereal was so good we brought two bags home with us. We lingered as long as we could before heading out shopping but have already decided that in the future we don't have to have any guesswork because the Churchtown Inn will be our only choice for a Lancaster B&B escape! Dave and Donna Delaney
4,6 en agosto 31, 2007
we have stayed in most of the rooms and all are beautiful. chris and jim are wonderful and helpful hosts. the breakfasts are bountiful and delicious and the guests are interesting in this spot near to everything in pa dutch.