Amethyst Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Great get away

4.0 on October 15, 2016

We had a great time at the Amethyst Inn and were treated well. The breakfasts were very good and not just Ham and eggs. The mixed fruit compote was especially tasty. As this is an old, very large home, the stairwell was quite narrow, so some people might feel a little closed in ascending and descending. The room was comfortable and the double sized spa tub was really a treat. Thank you Tom and Wanda.

The perfect place for the perfect moment!

5 on September 22, 2016

I decided to book a room here to celebrate my gf and I's 10th Anniversary but even more importantly to ask her to marry me. I have to say that this is easily the best place you can choose to stay at. The rooms, building and grounds are lovely and the service is second to none. The owners and staff did everything in their power to make this a memorable stay and my gf and I were delighted beyond words. We both are chefs(we seldom have time to take a trip-that's why this was so much more special) so we are tough critics on food. The breakfast was phenomenal. Many courses that were all delicious and well put together. We would honestly recommend this location to anyone for a special trip or just a day away. Oh and yes...she did say yes! Thanks for everything!!!!

Glorious and an Experience

4.8 on August 08, 2016

The Amethyst Inn was just as I read it to be. The room we stayed in (Topaz) was adorable and homey, perfect for a couple getaway. The jacuzzi bath worked well and is a decent size for two people to easily fit into. The air conditioners in the room kept the whole room cool and the service everytime you would come back to your room for the day was great. Everything was cleaned up and ready for you when you got back. I loved everything about this B&B!

Amethyst room

5 on July 14, 2016

Paul and I had a wonderful time at your B&B. Lovely and very hospitable.

Beautiful Experience

5 on July 05, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful experience during our stay. Breakfast was delicious!

Wonderful Stay!!

5 on June 28, 2016

Thank you Wanda, Tom and Taylor for a wonderful stay. We really enjoyed the Ruby room. Taylor, the breakfasts were fantastic! Thanks again to all. Ceil & Doug H, Doylestown


4.8 on June 06, 2016

Anniversary with my precious wife. Our third time...and it was brand new since we had never stayed in the Amber room before! Delightful breakfast garnished with edible flowers and herbs from the garden...which are beautiful. Loved sitting on the porch...walking the quaint little street and looking at architectural history! Friendliest kindest staff imaginable! And attentive to at least 1000 details! Can we go back this weekend?

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed another stay at our Inn! It's nice to hear that you were able to experience the small town charm Adamstown has to offer. We can't wait to have you back again!

Wonderful stay for our anniversary celebration!

4.6 on May 02, 2016

Beautiful Inn and accommodations! Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary! Owners and innkeeper were very helpful! Nice touches throughout the Inn! Will definitely stay again!

Great place to stay, relax and enjoy...

4.8 on May 02, 2016

We have stayed at the amethyst Inn multiple times and have never been disappointed. You have a choice of rooms from you very nice basic B&B room to a suite with porches/balconies to make your stay more relaxing for everyone. The Berman's(Owner's) and there staff are excellent at what they do. They are very helpful and friendly. And the breakfast they serve is excellent. It has gotten even better over the years, we were overwhelmed by the food we got and really did not need lunch the two days we were there. We highly recommend the Inn...

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We are so grateful to have such kind repeat guests at our Inn. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our breakfasts - after all, it's half the experience at a Bed & Breakfast. We can't wait to see you again!

The Standard of Excellence

5 on April 14, 2016

We love the Amethyst !!! We have stayed at other BnB's when we have traveled and the Amethyst is the best,

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the incredibly kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience here at the Amethyst Inn. We hope to have you back again soon!

Anniversary weekend

5 on December 18, 2015

It was a great weekend. We will be back next year

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review. We are so thankful that we are able to be a part of your anniversary celebration each year. We can't wait to see you again next year!

outstanding in every ares

5 on December 14, 2015

we look forward to coming back in the future .Perman&Evelyn Reid

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for stopping by and spending time with us here at the Amethyst Inn! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and also your trip to Sight and Sound! We can't wait to have you stay with us again!

25th Wedding Anniversary

5 on October 28, 2015

We visit PA quite a bit and I wanted to stay at a different place for our 25th wedding anniversary. We stayed in the Amethest Jade room and our room was ready way before we thought it would be. We received a phone call letting us know we could check in any time. Which was very nice. When we arrived at Adamstown we met Cecil. I am a dog lover so it was nice to have one there. The bed and breakfast was very nice and clean. Our room was more than I expected and more. There was chocolate on the bed and sparkling cider for us to celebrate our anniversary. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Bed was very comfy slept great. We did not stay for breakfast as we like to go to Shadymaple. But, they did have brownies if you want while your there I would definitely stay there again in the future. Thank you Adamstown for taking care of us and making our stay pleasant.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your generosity and taking the time to give us such a wonderful review! It was so nice to meet you and be a part of your anniversary celebration. I can assure you that Cecil is very appreciative of the attention. It's very nice to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay with us. We really hope to see you again soon!

Stay was a Blast!

5 on October 26, 2015

I just wanted to say that my stay at the Amethyst Inn was terrific! Taylor was the man who handled my reservation, and also greeted me when I arrived. He went over every detail about my stay at the Inn and made sure that my stay would go without a hitch. He is one great guy and very professional. The house was beautiful and clean, as well as the room itself. The breakfast in the morning was a big surprise. It was a delicious and filling meal. I felt I was in a 5 restaurant and very Victorian. I wish I could have spent another evening at this beautiful B&B. Ted Brown/Hatboro, PA

Innkeeper Response
It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us, Ted. I very much enjoyed chatting with you and your sincere words are so generous. I hope that next time you're in town, you stop by to visit here at the Inn!


5 on October 24, 2015

The room was perfect the food was great and the staff was wonferful.

Innkeeper Response
Everyone here at the Amethyst Inn appreciate your gracious comments! Providing an excellent experience is very important to us. It is wonderful to hear positive comments from guests. Thank you!

Weekend Getaway...

4.0 on September 17, 2015

We recently stayed at The Amethyst Inn for a long weekend getaway. The Inn is an absolutely beautiful Victorian inn. It turned out to be a truly memorable weekend...complete with a proposal! The Inn is beautifully decorated and our room (The Topaz Room) was cozy and comfortable. The breakfasts were amazing and delicious...we were actually so full after breakfast each day that we didn't have to eat again till dinner! The innkeepers were so friendly and helpful...providing us with restaurant suggestions, as well as, suggestions for sights to see while we were in the area. (We also loved hearing the history of how they bought and renovated the Inn.) Each day a little gift was left on our bed for us which was so sweet. They also had cookies and an assortment of teas and coffees for us, in the dining room, that we could help ourselves to at any time. We would highly recommend The Amethyst Inn for your weekend getaway. It is very centrally located and is within very easy driving distance to many Lancaster and Berks County sites.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to say these incredibly kind words about our Inn! We are so happy that your weekend was an absolute success, complete with an engagement! We hope to see you again soon to celebrate with you.

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5 on August 28, 2015

Wonderful, excellent, fantastic,(insert your favorite superlative) The staff was most attentive and friendly. We loved the furnishings and attention to detail. Breakfast was presented taste buds were dancing. Ya think we liked it?

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B&B! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Inn. We hope to have you back soon!

Great Breakfast, Not So Great Bed

3.2 on July 28, 2015

The staff was exceptionally friendly, warm and welcoming. The breakfast was both pleasing to the eye and the palate! The price was reasonable and the cleanliness as was as to be expected. The accessibility was poor from the very narrow entrance (barely accommodated a Honda CRV) to the need for re-laying of the bricks in the sidewalk (two are real trippers) to the multitude of steps that proved a challenge even though we are considered in good physical shape. The bed slanted in an odd upward position which was only a plus in terms of getting one closer to the ceiling fan. Although it was pleasantly warm outside, the room was unbearably hot calling for the need to run the air conditioner (extremely noisy) as well as the ceiling fan simultaneously. There is absolutely no flexibility with the time of breakfast. We were informed it is served at 8:30 and those who are not present are assumed to be not indulging in the first meal of the day. We were offered a box breakfast to take with us as the main attractions of the area (antique flea markets) are open for business at 7:30AM, some sooner. The plus of the stay was the Jacuzzi which operated nicely and proved a relaxing treat after an exhausting day of antiquing. We would not stay at this residence again, just too many negatives.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Receiving feedback from our guests is very important to us. We strive to give our guests the best experience possible, and we are saddened to hear that you were not happy with the feather-bed topping the Serta’s Perfect Sleeper mattress. If there are ever any issues with your experience while staying with us, we urge you to bring it to our attention immediately so that we can promptly make it right. This summer has been very hot and humid, and it can be difficult to keep the rooms a comfortable temperature without having the air conditioner running. We would have been happy to have offered you different accommodations that may have better suited your needs, both with the temperature and the style of bed. We would also like to thank you for bringing to our attention the 2 bricks that needed adjusted on our sidewalk. We took care of the issue immediately, as our guests safety is a major concern to us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts. Again, we would like to thank you for providing us with feedback so that we can always give the best experience possible for our guests

Wonderful time at our first Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 09, 2015

The people were great and the hospitality was amazing

Innkeeper Response
One never forgets their first time... It was definitely our pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you for singing our praises and please come back again soon!

One of the best!

5 on May 29, 2015

This is one of the best, if not the best, bed and breakfasts I've stayed at. The room, the house, the breakfast ---- all first class. But it is the staff that wins the prize --------- not just one, but nearly everyone that works there has an awesome personality and will bend over backwards to make sure you enjoy your stay. Cannot speak highly enough and planning our return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the kind words and high praises! We very much appreciate them. It was our sincere honor to host your stay. Please come back to see us very soon...

Simply Wonderful!!

5 on May 14, 2015

Our first visit was in February, 2014. Unfortunately, due to an impending blizzard, we had to leave a day early. Our visit, this time, was in April and the climate was much improved. Not only were we able to enjoy 2 amazing breakfasts prepared by Chef Taylor, but our room, the Garnet Room was adorable, comfy and had a lovely balcony to relax on and enjoy. If you want a wonderful B&B experience, the Amethyst Inn is the one for you! :)

Innkeeper Response
So happy there was better weather for you this time around. I would have to agree with you the the Garnet Room, with a private balcony and 2 person whirlpool tub, is definitely a guest favorite. Looking forward to your next visit!

Restful Stay

4.8 on May 11, 2015

This was a beautiful and restful place. The food was excellent! We will be sure to come back again.

Innkeeper Response
There is nothing quite like sharing a good meal with good people... so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back soon.

Wonderful place to get away to and relax.

5 on April 29, 2015

My husband and I chose the Amethyst Inn for our stay to participate in Antique Extravaganza. The owners of the inn were fabulous. Very nice folks. Breakfast was fabulous! Rooms are very clean and comfy. This was our first B and B and we loved it! Highly recommend it. Awesome place to stay and visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you kindly for your review. Certainly was our pleasure to host your get away. There are two more extravaganzas coming up soon. Summer Extravaganza: June 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th Fall Extravaganza: September 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th Would very much enjoy having you stay with us once more!

Great stay at the Amethyst Inn

5 on March 30, 2015

I had a very relaxing stay at the Amethyst Inn, and I am very grateful to the wonderful owners and staff. My room was very nice and clean, I enjoyed the Jacuzzi in my bathroom, the bed was very comfortable and I had a good night sleep. I loved the breakfasts – the food was great, and Gluten Free breakfasts are available. I tried several Gluten Free dishes, and they were so tasty I got a recipe for one of them. Everyone is very personable and helpful, I appreciate the little cute trinkets and sweets I received during my stay. ¿ The location is great for anyone interested in antiques – it’s very close to all the Antique stores and malls. I was also able to get to Lancaster Outlets within about 20 minutes. I would highly recommend the Amethyst Inn to anyone who wants to have a nice relaxing mini-vacation.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for recommending The Amethyst Inn for other travelers. Your kind words are very thoughtful. We are happy to have been able to accommodate your dietary restrictions and are so pleased you enjoyed the food. Hope you will come again real soon...

The standard of excellence!

5 on March 22, 2015

The Amethyst is the standard by which my wife and I judge every other inn or B&B by. They are the best.

Innkeeper Response
WOW! I can not imagine a higher praise than that, with the exception of you coming back to stay (which will hopefully be soon). Thank you so much... Our sincere appreciation.

Nice weekend Away

4.8 on March 16, 2015

We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were all very nice and helpful. Highly recommend the Blue Bell farmers market. Its cute place to walk around and get some lunch. The Inn was peaceful and relaxing. Just what we needed!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for coming to relax with us at the Amethyst Inn! If you love markets, we also recommend the Green Dragon and Central Market for your next stay! Take care!

Outstanding weekend!!!

5 on February 12, 2015

I wanted to do something special for my wife for her birthday and saw the Amethyst doing a search. We had a great time. The Amber room was beautiful and just what I was looking for. Our hosts and the staff were friendly and the breakfast incredible. We will definitely make this a return destination

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for spending a wonderful birthday weekend with us! We loved the laughs and excitement that we got to share with you and we hope to be a part of your special occasions for years to come!

Post- Holiday Get-Away

5 on January 20, 2015

The property was fantastic as were the owners and staff. The room we stayed in included a Jacuzzi and fireplace, and the bed was very comfortable. The attention to detail was wonderful

Ringing in the New Years at The Amethyst Inn!

4.0 on January 05, 2015

Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Room was perfect and the extra touches - truffles and a bottle of bubbly - were appreciated! The Jacuzzi tub for two and the fireplace made for the perfect romantic setting!! Would definitely recommend friends to stay here when passing through the area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad that you stayed with us for your romantic getaway and that the atmosphere at the Amethyst Inn was just right! We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

R & R

4.8 on January 04, 2015

My husband and I have a Christmas Tree Farm so needless to say after Christmas we need a R&R, what better than a B&B!!! Amethyst Inn fit the bill, relaxing tub, great shower, incredible bed. Host are the best, they have a woman working for them her name is Liz, she is incredible, she gave us such a warm welcome, just a very nice person, and she is also the chef, and yes the breakfast was great. We are looking forward to returning soon. Lee and Dave

Innkeeper Response
Lee and Dave, we could not have asked for more amazing and enthusiastic guests!!!! Even on my day off, I was wanting to come back in to chat with you! Thank you for choosing us for your MUCH NEEDED post-holiday getaway and now we have a very special Christmas Tree Farm that we need to visit next year! We can't wait to see you both again!! Happy New Year!

Amethyst Inn

5 on December 29, 2014

We had a lovely and romantic long weekend. The breakfasts were out of this world, filling and exceptional. Our room had a jacuzzi bathtub which we took advantage of (along with the sherry that was in our room), and a massage shower that we also enjoyed. The sugar freak in me enjoyed the candy and goodies in the dining room that were plentiful and refilled. We could partake of tea or coffee right outside our room at any time. Every day the bed was made and a souvenir was left for us - the dog shaped creamer will be used and enjoyed for a long time!

antiquing in adamstown pa

4.8 on December 19, 2014

wonderful stay with wonderful people. service was fantastic....helpful, friendly, informative, accommodating staff. clean, comfortable room. breakfast was delicious and filling. lovely stay.

Innkeeper Response
We hope to see you again soon for another antiquing getaway! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy your vacation to the fullest! Have a very happy New Year!

Relaxing and Romantic Getaway

5 on December 14, 2014

We were very pleased with our stay. The staff are very friendly and seem to have gone out of their way to make sure our stay was memorable. The room was spectacular and the food was much more than I had expected, very good! We enjoyed our stay very much and cannot wait to go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for spending your pre-holiday getaway with us! We are so glad that you had the opportunity to unwind and enjoy delicious food (and some quality antiquing, we hope!) We are very much looking forward to having you stay with us again!

Perfect Pre-Holiday Getaway

5 on November 28, 2014

I am a Ph.D. student and my boyfriend works in food service-- we are very busy people with limited incomes, and hadn't had a proper vacation in 2 years. When we found ourselves with some unexpected time off, we decided to take a spontaneous mini-vacation, and we chose the Amethyst Inn. We stayed in the Amber room (which, yes, is located on the ground floor, right next to the dining room). The room was so beautiful, the bed was comfortable, and the fireplace, massage chair and shower, and whirlpool tub were all WONDERFUL! The location of the room was a non-issue for us-- we had plenty of privacy! We especially appreciated the chocolates left on the bed, the cake stand in the dining room filled with lemon squares, truffles, and snickers brownies, and the coffee and hot chocolate station right outside our room. Breakfast was delicious and substantial, and the folks running the place were so kind. They even sent us home with a bag of local treats to enjoy during our drive! This place is a real gem (get it! hahaha) and we would be lucky to stay here again! Thanks for the relaxing vacation, Amethyst Inn!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing the Amethyst Inn to spend your much needed vacation at! The Amber Room is a personal favorite of mine with it's regal, contemporary decor and relaxing massage chair and shower and we are so glad that it helped to make your stay memorable as well! We hope that you will have the time in the future for another Lancaster County excursion and we look forward to seeing you again!

Loved it!

5 on November 13, 2014

It is a beautiful inn! The food in the morning was delicious! The staff was very friendly! Our room was clean and bed was super comfortable. We felt completely valued as customers. Me and my husband will definitely be staying there again. It's definitely a little romantic get away not too far from home :).

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for being such wonderful, enthusiastic guests! It was a joy having you both and we are overjoyed that the room accommodations, food and our warm staff helped to make your Lancaster County getaway as memorable as possible! We look forward to seeing you again!

Wonderful Experience

4.8 on October 27, 2014

I heartily recommend the Amethyst Inn. Beautiful décor, super friendly staff, elegant room, amazing breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Wonderful to hear!! We will continue to strive for excellence because of guests like you and we hope that you will come back and visit us again soon!

very nice place to stay. ideal couples retreat.

5 on October 09, 2014

this is are first b and b stay and it was wonderful, highly recommended to couples looking to reconnect. thanks again.

Innkeeper Response
We love hearing that the Amethyst Inn is a wonderful place for couples to "reconnect"! Thank you for letting us be a part of your leisurely getaway!

Amethyst Inn...Ruby Suite

5 on October 08, 2014

Recently spent 3 nights here and all was perfect. The Ruby Suite is beautiful and very comfortable. Booking via email was quick and easy. I did not partake in the breakfast each morning but the smells and lay out suggests it looked very good. I would stay again in a heartbeat if in the area. With thanks to all the helpful friendly staff.

Innkeeper Response
How wonderful that you were able to enjoy a relaxing getaway with us in the luxurious Ruby Suite! We hope that you will come back and visit us again next time you are in the country (and try some of our gourmet breakfasts too!) Take care and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Jerry and Pam's first stay at a Bed-n-breakfast

5 on October 06, 2014

What a wonderful time we had at this Inn. The staff treated us as if we were royalty. The place was so quaint and furnished just beautifully. We enjoyed sitting on the porch in the mornings and evenings.We would highly recommend this place to anyone who is staying in northern Lancaster county. Hats off to the awesome staff at the Amethyst Inn.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for such a beautiful review of our Amethyst Inn! It was our absolute pleasure to be a part of your relaxing retreat, and we are so happy that you enjoyed all of the special touches!

Very nice B&B

4.4 on September 29, 2014

Very nice B&B. The owners were very gracious. We had our own personal balcony with porch swing which was a nice bonus! Will definitely be back!!

A Great stay

5 on August 12, 2014

A Great stay with much relaxation. Everything was great!!! Will stay again very soon.

What a Beauty !

4.4 on August 01, 2014

We travel a lot, notably in the US, and thus we have seen lots of B&Bs. But this is one of the most interesting locations we ever ran into, if not THE interesting one. Firstly, one has to admit, Adamstown is not the center of the world. Thus nobody would expect such a place there. But (and this is secondly) maybe this is the reason why the level of surprise is so high to find such a beauty here. Well, the rooms are very good, large, sort of unique, and sleep is excellent ! And breakfast is outstanding (I mean: outstanding), such a variety, such a taste. And what amount of food. One can hardly cope with these quantities. It is the whole setting, starting with the ancient building, so well maintained, colorful, the gardens, the decoration, so many details, so well matching. Like out of a magazine. And finally great hosts, welcoming, friendly, caring. Thus you may imagine why our assessment ends with a clear recommendation for the Amethyst Inn !

Innkeeper Response
Eberhard and family, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at our charming inn as much as we enjoyed having you stay with us! Thank you for letting us be your home away from Germany!! We hope that you will find yourself in Adamstown again throughout your next US travels for some more relaxation and wonderful food at our Amethyst Inn!

Amethyst Inn - 1st Class

4.8 on July 22, 2014

very comfy, beautiful B&B, Outstanding Breakfast. The Inn keepers make you feel "Special" Thanks for a truly wonderful experience!

Innkeeper Response
It sounds like you had such a memorable trip to Lancaster County and we are so glad that we could be a part of your travels and to make you feel so special! We look forward to being familiar faces next time you come to visit!

Another Wonderful Stay!

5 on July 21, 2014

We recently stayed at the Amethyst Inn and I HAD to write a review. We stayed 3 years ago for our babymoon and stayed in the Ruby Suite, the largest room. This time, we actually stayed in the smallest room, the Topaz room and I was worried that it would be a let down from staying in the most luxurious room, but it was NOT! The room was smaller than the others, but it was wonderful! There were tube tvs when I came last time, but they now have flat screens. The room has anything you may need. The 2-person whirlpool was very relaxing. There were other people in the inn, but we rarely heard them. Breakfast was wonderful! I kept taking pictures. The owners are hilarious and friendly. The other guests were also friendly. There are snacks upon arrival, snacks, coffee, and tea available all day and snacks when you leave. And did I mention the breakfast??? I have nothing at all bad to say about this place. I recommend this to anyone visiting the Adamstown area who wants the B&B experience. Peaceful and beautiful. We will certainly be back!

Innkeeper Response
We are so pleased that not only did you choose us three years ago to pamper you for your Babymoon getaway, but that you came back to visit us for a weekend of well-deserved relaxation! We absolutely loved the beautiful pictures that you took and we encourage you to continue to commemorate your future stays here at the Amethyst Inn! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed both the Ruby and the Topaz rooms- we take pride in the spacious rooms, first-class amenities and gourmet breakfasts and are overjoyed to hear that we were able to provide such a wonderful experience for you! We wish you and your family the very best and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Great B & B

5 on July 02, 2014

Very nice and relaxing experience. Tom, Wanda and the rest of the staff are wonderful hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for choosing the Amethyst Inn to help you unwind and relax for your summer vacation! There is something so tranquil about the property- the serene gardens, quiet Adamstown and plush accommodations can help anyone to find peacefulness and rest!

Wonderful getaway!

4.8 on March 20, 2013

My husband and I came to the Inn for a much needed "break from it all". The staff was warm and welcoming, the food was wonderful (they even sent me home with a recipie I asked about b/c I knew my children would love it Now it is my favorite make ahead breakfast for busy school mornings!)!) The Inn just exudes peace and serenity, from the peaceful colors to the beautiful furnishings. We stayed in the Ruby Suite, which was wonderful. I was initially a little concerned that it was on the first floor and so close to the main entrance, but we heard very little and it was a non-issue. We enjoyed our stay very much and plan to make it an annual event.

Extremely pleased, perfect couple's getaway

4.6 on March 11, 2013

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Amethyst Inn in February. Our reason for the trip was to celebrate my birthday, and with a 7 month old baby at home, my fiancee and I hardly get any alone time to enjoy each other's company and relax. We booked the Amber Room and lucked out because the Inn was running a special offering your second night at 50% off! That was a great bonus! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and the Inn itself is very chich and beautifully decorated. The room was fabulous and far exceeded my expectations! The decor was extremely warm and inviting, and included beautiful antique pieces and artwork. The jacuzzi tub and european massage shower were incredible, we were able to relax in the jacuzzi tub with a glass of wine and watch the fireplace going. I loved the fact that the room was chic and had so much charm and history behind it, yet it didn't feel like you were spending the night at your Grandmother's house! The room had modern upgrades (jacuzzi tub, massage shower, electric fireplace, etc.) and was extremely clean. Breakfast was served at 8am each day and I assumed it would be buffet style but to my surprise, the staff served you your breakfast at your own private table. The food was extraordinary!! Home made muffins, chicken sausage in a spicy mango glaze, fresh fruit cup, croissants, sausage meatballs, all incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast, and the staff made sure you left with a full stomach! They were very helpful in assisting us with brochures and ideas of places to check out in the area. We went to Stoudt's brewery (about 5 min from the Inn) and checked out a bunch of antique shops. We had a great time and we're so grateful for the time we had to reconnect and relax in such a beautiful place. I highly recommend the Amethyst Inn!


4.6 on February 22, 2013

Very friendly and pleasant, Quiet and relaxing place to stay.

Thank You

4.8 on February 19, 2013

My girlfriend and i hand an amazing time. Thank you for everything, and breakfast was vary good.

great weekend getaway

5 on February 19, 2013

we only live about 3 miles away but we will be back

Romantic Before Valentine's Day Getaway

5 on February 13, 2013

We stayed at this lovely warm inn around last Valentine's day. The room was delightful, fresh, clean, and perfect for our needs. The innkeepers were very very friendly, helpful, and generous! We had a wonderful relaxing two days in this charming beautifully painted inn, with just the perfect area full of antiques surrounding it! The breakfasts were sublime! It was a fantastic getaway!

Great first experience

4.4 on February 27, 2012

My husband and I just returned from celebrating our anniversary at the Amethyst Inn. From the moment we entered the house, we felt welcomed. Though the inn is one street over from the main highway, the surroundings were quiet. We stayed in the Amber Room which is one of two guest rooms on the first floor. It's located directly off the dining room, just at the bottom of the staircase, and next to the "available at all hours Keurig coffee maker, water cooler and refrigerator". Even so, disruptions and noise from other guests coming and going were minimal. The room itself was comfortable and spacious, with plenty of storage space for clothing and personal items, although the bathroom only had one small shelf above the sink which made it a little cramped for toiletry items. The bed was comfortable and the Jacuzzi very relaxing. There were nice, personal touches, such as a bottle of sparkling cider and some chocolates to help us celebrate our anniversary, and little gifts left on the bed for us for when we got back to the room after being out for the day. The breakfasts were amazing! Tom, though he took wonderful care of the guests in the dining room, gave credit where credit was due and duly noted that it was Wanda and the staff who made the delicious fruit cups, biscuits, breads, and casseroles that were served. Wanda, Jean and Tom looked after us and took care that we'd had our fill. The Inn is such a warm, inviting place to return to after a day of shopping, touring or "antiquing". Thank you for making us feel at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to make a return trip some time later in the year.

My Favorite Place

5 on February 19, 2012

My husband and I started coming here before we were married, about 9 years ago. It soon became our favorite place to go. We have gone every year since that very first time. Breakfast is always delicious and exciting, and the rooms are so cozy and warm. Most of all, the hospitality goes above and beyond. We look so forward to seeing Wanda and Tom each year. And their fun-loving pup too! You can tell the B & B was created with such a love for people. When we walk into "our" room each year, it truly feels like "home". Thank you for the happiness you have brought us and will continue to bring!

Great Stay!

4.0 on February 09, 2012

We went on a couple's getaway to the Amethyst Inn and couldn't be more pleased. It was perfect. The price was great, the bed was comfortable, and the jucuzzi tub was an unexpected luxury. Whether you're looking for a quiet getaway or a weekend of fun, the surroujnding area has everyhting you could want. we spent one day wandering the surrounding amish country and came back for a small bite to eat and the next day went into Lancaster to catch a show at Fulton theater. Truly a great experience. And everyone was so friendly!

Great Time- Great Place

4.2 on February 07, 2012

We only had time for one night but we had an awesome time. The suite was top notch- clean, well appointed and fun. The breakfast was awesome and the staff very warm and friendly. We will be back!

Christmas week at the outlets

4.6 on February 07, 2012

Christmas week getaway. Went to te outlets. Helped out the PA economy greatly!

The Best Inn

4.0 on January 02, 2012

Our stay is wonderful, Tom Wanda and Kristen and the staff at the Amethyst Inn is the best. Arthur and I alwasy enjoy our stay. We feel like we are treated with such wonderful hospitality and our room is always the best. Thank you for all your kindness. See you in the spring!!!!! Arthur and Stephanie

Outstanding Bed & Breakfast

5 on December 19, 2011

We stayed in the Redcay Room of the Inn at Adamstown. Tom and Wanda have matstered every important detail of what we look for on our getaway weekends. Great service, spotless accomadations, good food and excellent comfort and atmosphere. We stayed at many bed & breakfast places and actually never made it to breakfast before. We decided to give breakfast a try this time and found the home cooking and service to be out of this world. With out a second thought, we will be back to see Tom and Wanda real soon. PS. I want to thank Tom for the extra time and effort he took to package up and mail us my wife's cosmetic/medicine bag she left behing during our stay.

A wonderful time

4.4 on December 17, 2011

I had a wonderful time the 2 nights I stayed. I have told all my friends that The Amethyst Inn is a wonderful place to stay. I would say that this is a place that everyone should stay. You will love your time there.

Great place to stay

4.6 on December 16, 2011

We had a wonderful time, from the well decorated room to the excellent breakfast and service! Thank You!

Can't wait to return!

5 on December 16, 2011

This is by far the most charming inn we've visited! The rooms are cozy and inviting, the service is outstanding and the breakfast is to die for!!! Can't wait to go back!

A great experience

4.4 on December 16, 2011

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Amethyst Inn. We would highly recommend it. We plan on going back again.

Ruby Suite

3.6 on November 22, 2011

We stayed in the Ruby Suite for our 8th Anniversary. We were met with chocolate covered strawberries. The bed was very comfortable and the room was nice. I had a few complaints. First, the private entrance was not at all insulated. There were breezes coming through the door, and it was cold at night. Also, the room was not as private as I had hoped, it being right off the dining room. I could hear everything outside the room and upstairs, so I can only assume they heard us as well. However, the food was good, the room clean and the staff was outstanding. Thank you!

What a charming place!

3.4 on September 13, 2011

Loved our stay at the Amythest Inn, we especially enjoyed the coffee station with the Keruig coffee machine with all the pods and the coffee mugs and teas etc. right there. It made it feel as if this was our home too.We could relax in the late evening and have coffee, tea or cocoa and Kristen always left some goodies in the cake tray to go along with the coffee.

Best Beds

3.2 on August 29, 2011

The bed at the Amethyst Inn was king-sized with a foam mattress which provided an excellent sleeping experience. We enjoyed the gourmet breakfast served on our first day but would have liked a switch to more basic fare by the third day. If you want to stay in Adamstown to be close to the antiques this is the place to be.

Great B&B experience!

5 on August 15, 2011

Great location for antique hunting or just relaxing. The Inn was quiet and clean and the staff was very helpful concerning local attractions, restaurants, and directions. Breakfast was a treat every day with fresh baked goods, breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, etc.

Getaway weekend

5 on August 15, 2011

We had a great time. The room was perfect. Would def. love to go back soon. :)

Nice Place

3.0 on May 31, 2011

My boyfriend wanted a nice getaway and he chose this inn. I must say it was nice and clean. The jacuzzi tub was the best feature. Otherwise, it was okay. Breakfast was fair, and the innkeeper was missing after she took our payment upon check-in, she wasn't very friendly, her husband Bill, however, was terrific very friendly and warm.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review of your visit. We consider all reviews a chance to improve our guest experience. As innkeepers, we wear many hats (host, groundskeeper, chef, accountant, advertising executive, etc……) therefore: sometimes we are not able to spend as much time with our guests as we would like especially during check-ins.… BTW: Tom thinks he might like his new name “Bill”.

Rest & Relaxation

5 on March 18, 2011

My boyfriend and I needed a close get-away, and the Amethyst Inn was perfect. A warm welcome, incredibly filling scrumptious breakfasts each morning, and the most comfy room that even had an outdoor terrace w/ a porch swing! Our "Cobalt" room was more than just an oversized bedroom, it also had a small sitting room, and the bath was enormous. Every detail was thought of. Highly recommend it!!!

Dec. 2008

3.8 on March 18, 2011

We stayed at the Amethyst Inn on a week night. This was great as the Inn was very quiet and relaxing, just what we wanted!

quaint,romantic getaway

4.4 on March 18, 2011

My husband and I just returned from a 2 night getaway at the beautiful amethyst Inn. We stayed in the Cobalt room and enjoyed the romatic antique feel to this very spacious room. The furiniture fit well with the era of the house yet the jacuzzi tub was a nice modern relaxing touch. The personal touches and friendly staff made us feel special. There are 6 rooms in this inn and 5 were filled yet we didn't hear a sound. The breakfasts were fresh, yummy and a pleasant way to start your day - good coffee too! The location is perfect for searching the numerous antique shops in the area as well as taking a 20 minute drive to Lancaster or 10 minute drive to Reading. We would recommend this inn for honeymooners, celebrating an anniversary or older couples looking for a quiet relaxing time. This is not a town for young, party type of people (and probably wouldn't be welcomed). Kristen was fantastic and we want to thank her for her great care.

Absolutely Perfect!

5 on March 18, 2011

My parents and I stayed at the Amethyst Inn recently for my mom's birthday, and we had the best time! Everyone was so friendly and helpful- we were there on a weekday and my parents received a room upgrade when we told them it was her birthday! They had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before, and they absolutely loved their beautifully decorated room, complete with fireplace and huge jacuzzi tub! Breakfast was DELICIOUS. It was quiet and so relaxing- perfect for a stress free getaway. The restaurant book downstairs was super helpful, and the living room was sooo cozy after a long day of shopping. We had the best time and will definitely be back! Thanks for a perfect stay!

A Great B & B

4.0 on March 18, 2011

My husband and I just returned from a three-night stay to observe our wedding anniversary. The Amethyst Inn was truly a wonderful place to stay, and our room (Cobalt Room) was spacious, comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. The warm hospitality of the innskeepers and staff made us feel at home and welcome. It was so nice to return to the inn following a long day of shopping and sightseeing. There was no detail that went unnoticed. The breakfasts were delicious with scrumptious homemade pastries, fruit, cereals, etc. My husband and I are not into "antiquing", but chose this inn on the centralized location and what we read and saw on the Internet regarding the Adamstown Inns. We were definitely not disappointed and look forward to returning. Our thanks to Tom, Wanda, Kristin and Jean.

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4.0 on March 18, 2011

This was our first time in a B & B and certainly will not be our last. The home was wonderful and very comfortable. The inkeepers were hospitable and very helpful. The breakfast served was fantastic. Bob & Janice

Outstanding and homey Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on March 18, 2011

This was our first B&B experience, and were celebrating our anniversary. We wanted to try something other than a hotel. The Cobalt Room at the Amethyst was much more than we expected. The decor, hardwood floors, and fireplace made us feel at home. The service was excellant. First impressions mean so much. We were guests, and not just another couple paying for a room. We will be back to that area, and Amethyst will be our only choice for accomodations. Thank you Wanda, Tom and Kristin. Tim & Debbie Yeager, Sharpsville PA

Highly Recommended!

5 on March 18, 2011

My boyfriend and I came to the Amethyst Inn and stayed in the Garnet room to celebrate our 6 year anniversary. We had such a wonderful weekend! This bed and breakfast is very quaint and charming...the perfect weekend getaway to relax and enjoy yourself. The room was very large, with a king size featherbed that was so comfortable! There was a gas fireplace in front of the bed and a 2 person jacuzzi tub in the corner of the room. It had an amazing steam shower that really helped us to unwind! The private balcony was large, with a table for 2 and a porch swing that overlooked a pretty little landscaped backyard. Tom, Wanda and Kristin were very accommodating and friendly. We were given a packet of information that included maps with shops, restaurants, and sights to see. We highly recommend bringing a GPS along if you're not familiar with the area. The breakfast was so delicious...we had a yummy fruit cocktail to start, followed by warm pumpkin cranberry bread and strawberry almond muffins, then a spinach and cheddar quiche that was truly excellent. You then had the option of hot or cold cereal. Tom waited on us and he was such an entertaining host! Great sense of humor and genuinely nice guy. The antique shops in the area are endless and offer a variety of really unique finds. There are plenty of restaurant options in Adamstown itself or in Reading (10 min away) and Lancaster (20 min away). We recommend trying the Black Horse in Adamstown if you're looking for really excellent fine dining in a casual atmosphere - the service was excellent and the food was delicious. They have an extensive wine and martini list that was very good as well. The Amethyst Inn gives you a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert. I could go on and on. I really can't say enough about how nice the bed and breakfast was and how much we really enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend staying here. Especially in Autumn when all the leaves are changing - so beautiful! Bring your camera!

An Excellent Getaway!

4.4 on March 18, 2011

We had an excellent stay at the Amethyst Inn. The owners were friendly and the room was beautiful. We will be back soon.

Wonderful Getaway

4.6 on March 18, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the beautiful Ruby Suite (Amethyst Inn) for a couple of days after Christmas. The room was very lovely and nicely decorated: two-person whirlpool, two fireplaces, separate sitting area, two bathrooms, and private entrance. The quality of the rooms, service, and the delicious breakfasts were beyond our expectations. A lot of thought and care is obvious in everything they do for you. We received a little gift each day, which was left on our bed. The only negatives (if you're not an early riser): (1) breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. - most B&Bs serve breakfast until 10 a.m.; (2) check out is at 10 a.m. - at most B&Bs, check out is at 11 a.m.; and (3) since the Ruby Suite was on the first floor, and right outside the room are the gift shop and breakfast area, it was a bit noisy with the kitchen noise, kitchen traffic back and forth to the breakfast area, etc. If you'd not an earlier riser, I would suggest a room on the second floor. All in all, a wonderful holiday getaway.

The Amethyst

3.6 on March 18, 2011

The inn and innkeepers were lovely, but the breakfast consisted primarily of bread products. Everything was very tasty, but not enough protein. I found myself very tired from all the carbs.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing The Amethyst Inn. It is our goal to provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all of our guests. We are sorry you were disappointed with your breakfast and we would have been happy to offer you an alternative. We strive to fulfill our guest’s dietary request when known. We have also added several additional protein rich dishes to our breakfast menus and we hope you have opportunity to sample them on your next visit.

night at the Amythest Inn

5 on March 18, 2011

We had the most wonderful night at the Amythest Inn. We were welcomed by Kristin upon our arrival and shown to our room. Our room was beautiful with a king size bed, fireplace and jacuzzi. Breakfast was served the next morning by our host, Tom. Our breakfast was delicious! Wanda was very helpful in sharing information about the surrounding areas and giving us directions. We will definately be back. We had a wonderful time at a wonderful Inn.

A Wonderful & Romantic Get Away!

4.8 on March 18, 2011

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a two-night stay at the Amethyst Inn. We received a warm greeting; our room was very clean and quiet. There were many lovely surprises: a little homemade cake in a gift box in our room (they’ll ask you if you’re celebrating anything on your visit; it was my boyfriend's birthday), a little bag of dark chocolates, a decanter of brandy in the room (enough for two drinks-- I'm not a drinker, though), the breakfasts were amazing: fresh juice, fresh fruit, homemade muffins, biscuits, quiche and the 2nd day breakfast was a little different -- warm mixed berry compote, sausage & cheese puffs, homemade lemon bread, all that in addition to a choice of cereals, hot or cold -- which was more than I could fit in! We went online to the Lancaster Bike Club for a couple of sightseeing rides; we did two 20 mile rides in two days -- one through New Holland (rolling farmlands, great sights w/ lots of lemonade stands set up by local Amish children), and another 20 mile ride through Intercourse (lots of Amish homes and farms, it gives you a real insight into how hardworking and simple the Amish live). We also enjoyed the Jacuzzi after one of our long rides -- each room at the Inn has one... it was an amazing deal for $139 a night (+ tax). We stayed in the Topaz Room, very nice & quaint. You can buy some lovely gifts at the Inn to take home. They sent us off w/ a box of homemade goodies & chocolates for our ride home. They didn't forget a thing! It was wonderful! If you're into antiquing, there are over 3000 places to shop in Adamstown! Tom Berman (the owner) is a live wire and is very helpful w/ suggestions on restaurants or places of interest to visit. Jean, one of the friendly workers/bakers at the Inn was also terrific. I can’t forget to mention the fresh baked goodies left daily in the parlor for visitors’ enjoyment!) They really made it special. We would definitely recommend this Inn and will most likely go again in the future…

Amethyst Inn perfect for relaxing weekend

4.8 on March 18, 2011

The Amethyst Inn was the perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing birthday weekend with my husband. Innkeeper Kristin greeted us with a warm welcome and lots of tips on antique shopping and restaurant selections. The room was charming and spacious with a beautiful private bath. Breakfast was delicious. There was even the special touch of a birthday cake and candle on the bed when we checked detail left uncovered!

Great overnight getaway!

5 on March 18, 2011

My husband I and I stayed at the Amethyst Inn for a quick getaway. The Inn is absolutely beautiful. It is close to Lancaster and Reading outlets. The room was fabulous. We had a great romantic night that didn't cost a fortune. I would recommend the Amethyst Inn to anyone.

quiet weekend in Adamstown

4.2 on March 18, 2011

Our room in the Amethyst Inn was nicely appointed, clean, comfortable, quiet, and had a jetted tub, massage shower, and massage chair. Breakfast consisted of a number of small courses (fruit cup, mini quiche, mini pastries, hot or cold cereal), which was plenty for us. Lots of extras provided...small thank you gifts, pastry to celebrate a birthday, round the clock complimentary coffee, tea, cookies/brownie bites/lemon squares (very tasty), microwave and refrigerator provided for guests. We had no complaints, except some personal preference stuff...I would rather have a bar of soap and small bottle of shampoo rather than little tear-open packs of bodywash and shampoo. And we really prefer more informal, casual places where the guests all eat at the same table, and the host spends more time talking to them, but at a larger place you don't get that, and some people don't like to talk and prefer the individual tables. Everyone we dealt with was very polite and friendly. The restaurant at the brewery down the road was a treat...artisanal cheeses and breads, some made right there, and reasonably priced for a nice restaurant. All in all, an enjoyable weekend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had an enjoyable weekend. We are striving to be more “green” oriented with our soap and shampoos amenities, but we still have the traditional bars of soap and bottled shampoo upon request. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sweet Retreat!

4.2 on May 26, 2010

We have stayed at this quaint inn twice and would love to come back for more. The ruby suite is a delightful getaway... you'll never need to leave the room!

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