The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm

5281 York Road , Holicong, PA 18928 USA (Show map)

About

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm features peaceful countryside views over 100 acres of farmland with historically renovated lodging in our 1740 Manor House, 19th Century Stone Bank Barn and Cottages, once home to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright George Kaufman. Unwind and relax in pastoral elegance without sacrificing the convenience of location - we're nestled between Peddler's Village, Doylestown and New Hope. The 16 luxury suites on our estate offer fireplaces, full-body steam showers, whirlpool tubs and private balconies. We offer all natural spa products and services in private onsite treatment rooms. Property amenities also include exercise facilities and an outdoor swimming pool. On weekends, enjoy gourmet brunch and high tea complimentary with your reservation; midweek we offer complimentary full gourmet breakfast - both presented in the conservatory overlooking the trellis gardens and swimming pool. Our acres of gardens and woodland make The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm an unforgettable venue for weddings, special events and corporate retreats. Enjoy beautiful garden settings for the perfect country or storybook wedding - our packages include venue, lodging, catering, wedding coordinating and photography. Conference facilities, dining and event coordinators are available for your corporate event. Explore area activities like the Peddler's Village shops, antiquing, museums, fine restaurants and wineries, and the Delaware River for outdoor adventures.

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.4
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A perfect retreat

5 on October 25, 2009

I surprised my husband with a romantic weekend get-away...just two of us...no kids...it was perfection! We stayed in the barn section of the estate, in the Begger on Horseback suite. The suite was similar to a chalet in the mountains...it had its own kitchen, living room and bedroom loft. Also, we had our own private deck where we just out...enjoyed our bottle of wine, and complimentary cheese plate. Dinner at the estate was incredible! The staff and chef were extremely attentive and friendly. The estate is right down the street from Peddler's Village, and about 12 minutes from New Hope where we enjoyed a day of walking the shops. BTW: we also had in-room spa treatments that were fabulous! We plan on returning ASAP...this was the best B&B we have ever visited.


A Dream Wedding to Remember

5 on September 04, 2009

My husband and I had our wedding at the bed and breakfast and it truely exceeded our wildest dreams. The grounds were perfectly manicured, the staff was very friendly and accomodating, and the rooms were extremely unique. We loved that the jacuzzi was very large and roomy. As I got ready for the wedding in the suite I was able to look out our balcony as the wedding was being set up. While Tom (the chef) did not caterer our wedding, he did cook brunch for us the next morning. The spread was more than anyone could ask for and Tom was also available to cook specialty omlets for those that wished. We were very proud to have our dream wedding there.


Summer getaway weekend

5 on August 28, 2009

My husband and I spent a much needed “getaway” weekend at Barley Sheaf Farm Estate and Spa in late June and enjoyed every minute of it. The property is amazing, with a long tree lined drive, gardens, gazebo and swimming pool. The main building is a beautifully restored stone manor house. The common areas, accented with antiques, are elegant but still cozy and inviting. Photographs illustrate the history of the property, including the era when it served as vacation home to George Kaufman and hosted guests like the Marx brothers! Each suite is identified by the title of one of Kaufman’s works, adding to the character of the estate. We stayed in “The Man Who Came to Dinner” suite, in the main house. This suite includes a dressing/sitting area with a vanity, Jacuzzi tub and gas fireplace. The separate bedroom is decorated with beautiful antiques and amazing linens and the luxurious marble bath with steam shower was to die for! A second sitting area, surrounded by windows, opens to a private balcony overlooking the grounds. Breakfast in the morning was truly gourmet, with different entrée selections each day, pastries and fresh fruits. Since the weather was warm, we enjoyed our breakfast on the patio, but the dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful murals would have been just as pleasant. The staff at Barley Sheaf was very friendly and helpful. We felt like our stay was very intimate and private but, when we did have a need, someone was right there to assist. I only wish we had been able to try the wine tasting dinner offered on certain evenings. We will definitely include this on our next visit to Barley Sheaf!


No breakfast? No staff? No warning?!

2.0 on January 02, 2009

My husband and I were appalled when we woke to our final morning at the Barley Sheaf and found...no one. There was a plastic bag, yes, a plastic bag of bannana bread and a pile of envelopes with the names of guests I presume were to check in that evening. When we called to complain that we were not told that there would be no employees and no breakfast upon booking our room we were offered a 12.50 discount---$12.50. Needless to say we will NEVER spend such an outrageous price for the bed without the breakfast. The economy is down and so is their provision of services...what a shame.

Innkeeper Response
This guest was a repeat customer who was here for an extended stay of three days. The first two mornings, they had a full gourmet breakfast and complimented on how wonderful it was. The third morning was New Years Day. Our entire staff was given off , and our guests were aware of this. However, we left a Continental Breakfast for them to enjoy. None of our other guests complained, but since this guest did, we reimbursed them $25.00. Unfortunately it was not a gourmet breakfast, but it included fresh baked goods( wrapped in plastic for freshness), fruit, juices, coffee, and tea. We are open 365 days a year (1 day without service).


Can't Take it With You Weekend

4.4 on June 30, 2008

My wife and experienced or most enjoyable weekend getaway due to Barley Sheaf website descriptions being spot on, exaggeration free. The art deco "You Can't Take it With You" suite was as presented by images and descriptions. The grounds are well thought out, maintaine. Birds and blooms galore. Tom and the kitchen succeeded in perfection in each brunch, as well as the dinner tasting. Our massage experiences were top notch as well. No effort or attention to detail was spared for the entire weekend. Rates while appearing on the high end are appropriate since no surprises produced no disappointment. Will return.


Fabulous Retreat

4.4 on June 02, 2008

Our stay in the June Moon Suite at the Barley Sheaf Farm recently has to rate as one of the best weekend getaways we've ever experienced. The warm welcome by the staff set the stage for a truly wonderful experience in the most exquisite setting of farmland--acres and acres of rolling hills and beautiful landscaping. The suite was perfect--super-comfortable bed, cozy fireplace, thoroughly modern jacuzzi and shower, plush bathrobes, and much more. The breakfast served to us by Tom was worthy of any 5 star hotel. We can't wait to return! Carole and George


A lovely stay

4.8 on March 20, 2008

Beautiful grounds. Excellent service. Plentiful amenities. Chef offered a breakfast made to order. We've been to many b&b's and the breakfast here was the best, hands down. The stay here was lovely. Worth every penny. Can't wait to go back.


Perfect Honeymoon Spot

4.6 on December 28, 2006

We got married 4 days before Thanksgiving and didn't want to go far from home for our honeymoon. We love New Hope and we saw the web site for Barley Sheaf and thought it looked perfect. We stayed for three nights and had a great time! We stayed in the You Can't Take it With You Suite. It was amazing! The breakfast was out of this world and the spa service was great. We received an afternoon snack everyday, which was also phenomenal. I would recommend Barley Sheaf to anyone looking for a place to stay in the area and we will definitely return for one of our anniversaries!


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Rooms & Rates

A Night at the Opera Suite

A Night at the Opera Suite is located in our 19th Century Stone Bank Barn and features hundred-acre views of horse pasture and forest. There is a beautiful four-poster carved mahogany king-sized canopy bed, a whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, comfortable sofa and leather furniture. There is an adjacent spa treatment room for in-suite private or couples massages, facials and other therapies. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $350

Dancing in the Dark Suite

The Dancing in the Dark Suite is located in our 1740 Manor House, with three walls of windows facing the scenic flower gardens, pool and pond. A large whirlpool tub sits beside a gas fireplace, and the room is decorated with a French armoire, chaise lounge and hand-painted murals. Enjoy his and hers slate and marble baths with full body steam showers. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $375 - $425

The Beggar on Horseback Suite

The Beggar on Horseback Suite is located in our 19th Century Stone Bank Barn and features exposed beams, a cathedral ceiling, a private living room with a two-story stone fireplace, corner whirlpool tub, private bathroom with multiple-jet shower, and kitchenette with a fully stocked courtesy wet bar. The loft overlooks the dramatic fireplace with king-sized bed. The deck has expansive views over horse pastures and pond. Personal spa treatment room attached. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $350

Front Row and Center Suite

The Front Row and Center Suite is located in our 1930s Era Guest Cottages and is furnished with a queen-sized Louis XVI bed and dressing table with Wedgewood plaques. The stained glass sunroom overlooks the cottage garden and Koi pond. The private bathroom has a Moravian tile sink top, hand forged Barley Sheaf sink base, and stall shower. Enjoy a fully stocked courtesy wet bar and flat-screen TV. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250 - $275

June Moon Suite

The June Moon Suite is located in our 1740 Manor House and features a private balcony that overlooks the flower gardens, pool and pond. The plush queen-sized bed sits below a hand-painted mural of the night sky. A 3-sided gas fireplace is situated between the bed and the sitting room, along an exposed stone wall. The large bathroom has a walk-in shower with body sprays and a corner whirlpool tub. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

You Can't Take It with You Suite

The You Can't Take It with you Suite is located in our 1740 Manor House, and is purported to have been George S. Kaufman's writing room. The suite has authentic 1930s art deco antique furniture. The large living room has a 3-sided gas fireplace between the corner whirlpool tub and the beautiful sitting room. The marble bathroom has a two-person steam shower. A short hallway leads to a spacious bedroom with three skylights, magnificent art deco bed, dressing table and flat-screen TV. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $375 - $425

Once in a Lifetime Suite

The Once in a Lifetime Suite is located in our 1740 Manor House and has two elegant rooms. There is a queen-sized bed, sitting room with gas fireplace, courtesy wet bar fully stocked for your enjoyment and a flat-screen TV. The French balcony is perched over the flower gardens, pool and pond. Adjoining is a sitting room with whirlpool tub, dressing table and private bathroom with full body steam shower and hand spray. This suite accommodates up to 3 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $325 - $375

Seven Lively Arts Suite

The Seven Lively Arts Suite is located in our 19th Century Stone Bank Barn and features a cathedral ceiling in the living room, a whirlpool tub, wood-burning stove and a dramatic sitting room with fully stocked courtesy wet bar. The separate bedroom has a queen-sized three-sided East Asian canopy bed and a large private bathroom with shower. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $325 - $375

No Place to Go Suite

The No Place to Go Suite is located in our 1740 Manor House and has a French-carved walnut bed and fireplace. A private sunroom with a whirlpool tub, fully stocked courtesy wet bar and a wall of glass opens onto the terrace overlooking our trellis gardens, pool and pond. The large marble bathroom has a two-person steam shower with body sprays and a carved limestone sink. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $425 - $475

The Man Who Came to Dinner Suite

The Man Who Came to Dinner Suite is located in our 1740 Manor House and offers a private entrance through double French doors, a large bedroom with French antique furniture, whirlpool tub and gas fireplace. Step through another set of French doors to access a private sunroom and terrace overlooking our beautiful grounds. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $475 - $525

Stage Door Suite

The Stage Door Suite is located in our 1740 Manor House and features a private staircase entrance into a large duplex Art Noveau space. There is a queen-sized bed, gas fireplace, fully stocked wet bar and a marble bathroom with a steam shower. The private sunroom has a whirpool tub and has terrace access overlooking the gardens. The second floor of the suite is ideal for indulging in our on-site spa treatments and services. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $475 - $525

To the Ladies Suite

The To the Ladies Suite is located in our 19th Century Stone Bank Barn and features a king-sized bed, wraparound windows, a two-person corner whirlpool tub, a private kitchen and a large deck overlooking acres of preserved pastures and forest. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $375 - $425

The Land is Bright Suite

The Land is Bright Suite is located in our 19th Century Stone Bank Barn and features a king-sized bed, whirlpool tub and gas fireplace. There is a living room, office area, fully stocked wet bar and acres of pasture and ponds to view right outside. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $350

The Deep Tangled Wildwood Suite

The Deep Tangled Wildwood Suite is located in our 19th Century Stone Bank Barn and features an ornately carved Chinese king-sized wedding bed, a skylight and a private bathroom. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

The Small Hours Suite

The Small Hours Suite is located in our 1930s Era Guest Cottages and offers a queen-sized bed and outdoor patio overlooking acres of pastures. The living room features a wood burning fireplace and skylight. There is a private bathroom and a garden off the bedroom with a Koi pond. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

Hello, Sweetheart Suite

The Hello, Sweetheart Suite is located in our 1930s Era Guest Cottages and features a private cottage entrance into the duplex-style suite. Enjoy a queen-sized mahogany bed, a bathroom with Moravian tile sink and stall shower, and a private wine cellar with a fully stocked wet bar. This suite accommodates 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Secluded

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from NY North: NJ turnpike to Exit 10. Route 287 North for 15 miles to 22 West to 202 South. Cross toll bridge to PA. Continue on 202 South past Peddler's Village and The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is .05 miles on left. Directions from West: East on PA turnpike to Willow Grove Exit 0. Take 611 North to Doylestown. Take 202 North about 6 miles and The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa, Farm, Mansion

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Pool, Spa, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Volleyball, Croquet, Putting Green, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Accompanied by parent at all times
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please call for details.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends require 2 nights and some holiday weekends require 3 nights.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half of your reservation is required at time of booking and the other half must be paid 10 days prior to your arrival.
  • Cancellations: A non-refundable deposit of half of your reservation total is required to reserve a room and will be charged via credit card. The remaining balance of your stay is due 10 days prior to arrival and is nonrefundable. We ask that you please provide 24 hour cancellation notice for any Spa services to prevent from being charged. Reservations associated with weddings or events on property must be paid in full in advance. Please confirm the terms of your wedding or event reservations with the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mark Frank

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Miniature horses, sheep, goats

About the innkeepers

The current owners of The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm are proud of its status as an example of an adaptive reuse of a large old property, proving that it is possible to preserve and restore an old farm and make it self-sustaining and profitable, without the need to subdivide and develop the land.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: In suite upon request, garden gazebo upon request, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian