4.6 on June 20, 2016
We enjoyed our brief stay but we will plan on staying longer next time. Carl couldn't have been more accommodating. The room was great. The breakfast was great. We also got to see a part of Lancaster County that we don't usually see.
5 on May 31, 2016
Came back to the Harvest Moon for my birthday weekend. We couldn't be happier with our accommodations and the hospitality shown by innkeeper Carl is truly second-to-none. He's the "real deal" and a gentle soul. The B&B is conveniently located in the heart of Lancaster County's "Amish Country" with literally 100's of working Pennsylvania Dutch farms within a 5 mile radius. Sit on a vintage front-porch rocker and watch as "small town USA" goes about its unassuming day or tuck into an afternoon nap on your cushy bed and let the soothing clip-clop of buggy horses lull you into reverie. Activities abound from mud sales, farmers markets, antique vendors, quilt shops and produce stands. The surrounding area is replete with an event calendar chock full of dining and entertainment choices to suit any taste. What a treat. This is what B&B weekends are all about.
5 on May 20, 2016
We were worn out from traveling all day and found this last minute. Carl graciously arranged for our stay and made us the most amazing breakfast! We enjoyed talking with him over coffee and he was very willing and helpful with his knowledge of the area and guided us up the east coast with things to do and see. We enjoyed our time at Harvest Moon and the rest of our journey into New England. Thanks again, Carl!
5 on May 05, 2016
The Harvest Moon B&B, was a wonderful experience. Carl Kosko is the best, providing great rooms and wonderful breakfasts. Highly exceeded our expectations, as this was our first B&B stay. Thank you Carl & Harvest Moon B&B. Highly Recommend.
5 on April 30, 2016
We've visited Harvest Moon multiple times over the past 6 years and feel like family each time we stay there. The rooms are clean and cozy, the beds are comfortable, and Carl makes a bangin' breakfast each morning. We either purchase a weekend package (they're fun!) or go without an agenda because Carl always suggests great local gems for us to explore based on our interests, all within a 30 minute drive. Beverages (coffee, tea, water, soda) and snacks (including homemade baked goods) are always available on the first level, which is an amenity we greatly appreciate! Outstanding customer service stems from Carl's extensive experience in hospitality, and his cooking is top-notch. Highly recommend!
5 on January 07, 2016
My husband and I spent two nights at this establishment for new years eve and to celebrate our anniversary and we had a great time. The house is very beautiful and well kept. We stayed in the deluxe suite room that has 2 levels (main floor bedroom with king bed and second floor sitting area and bath room) and it was very cozy and spacious. For new years eve they had a great murder mystery themed event which was lots of fun. The next morning we had a delicious brunch (Carl is an amazing cook and host). Carl was very friendly and helpful during our stay and even helped us figure out what to do in the area. I would also recommend getting a massage during your stay. We had the pleasure of getting a couples massage and it was amazing. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are ever in the mood for a nice little getaway, delicious food, and great hospitality. There is lots to see and do in Lancaster! We will definitely be back soon!
4.8 on May 03, 2015
Our first time in Pennsylvania. Harvest Moon B&B is a charming house in a great location. It's a quiet town and close to many places for day-tripping in Lancaster County. Carl was a great host. He provided great information for local activities. The rooms were charming and very clean. We stayed in the Gala, and the kids loved the upstairs room.
4.6 on April 20, 2014
We found Harvest Moon via a LivingSocial deal and were very pleased. We stayed in th e Braeburn room which was very comfortable - a plush king bed with an upstairs living room and HUGE bathroom with jacuzzi tub, The owner Carl is very informative and friendly, we enjoyed just chatting with him - plus he makes fabulous breakfasts and cookies to enjoy daily.
5 on February 22, 2014
we really enjoyed are stay! most bang for your buck! this is a very beautiful b and b with excellent service and accamodations. highly recommend you check them out when you are in town!!
4.8 on January 13, 2014
We LOVED our stay at the Harvest Moon. It's charm matched the beauty and quaint feel of Lancaster. Carl not only fed us exquisite food, beyond anything we had hoped for (do NOT pass up his pistachio muffins, or cranberry French Toast) but he also gave us great info concerning the area. He lead us to fine dining, shopping, and a delightful small town theater. Our November based on a wedding stay was a bit cool. We hope to come back in warmer weather or in time for fall colors. When we do, we'll stay here again! The Nielsen's from Utah
5 on March 10, 2013
What an awesome weekend we had! The Harvest Moon bed and breakfast is fantastic. The breakfast was out of this world. Carl is an amazing inn keeper and it eas really really nice. Wonderfully decorated and the rooms were so clean and peaceful. We will definatly be staying there next time. Thank you again Carl for everything we had a lovely and much needed relaxing weekend for my birthday!
5 on January 02, 2013
Although we were unable to stay at the Harvest Moon (they were booked up!!), we participated in the NYE Murder Mystery. I used one of the guest rooms for a restroom. The decor is so charming and perfect for an old, quaint, Lancaster County B&B. The front parlor was decorated impeccably with holiday items from years past. The bubble lights on the Christmas tree took me back to my childhood. Carl (the owner/chef/cleaning person) is fabulous and extremely helpful. He even called other hotels to try to find us a place to stay. He recommended great restaurants for dinner and was all around extremely welcoming. His love of being an owner/chef shines through in everything he does. The strawberry french toast for breakfast was AMAZING!!!
5 on August 21, 2012
We wanted to stay near the real backroads in Amish community. There were touristy motels nearby but that would feel less welcoming. The Harvest Moon feels like a house not a business. The front entry is into a sitting space next to a Main Street view that extends into the dining space with three individual tables for guests to have an extremely delectable breakfast ! Best place I've stayed in many years having been to homes in Mexico & Europe !
5 on June 08, 2012
My wife and I have been to the Harvest Moon on three separate occasions. On each visit we have participated in a pre-planned weekend, two wine and cheese tours and an Italian cooking weekend. The planned weekends are just great! Well planned, fun and the right amount of time to relax. If you are looking for a great weekend experience you will really enjoy a wine a cheese weekend with Karl. The weekend will include tours of cheese farms and wineries throughout the area. I guarantee you will learn something and remember to take notes for the quiz at dinner.
4.6 on June 06, 2012
Harvest Moon was a wonderful and inviting Bed and Breakfast. My sister took me as a birthday present and we did the "Bella Luna Weekend" . It was wonderful. Besides Carl and Marlies genuinly nice people and great Inn keepers Carl is a wonderful chef and we had so much fun cooking and learning wonderful new recipes. Breakfast was delicous every morning. I can't wait to take my husband to Harvest Moon.
4.0 on October 14, 2011
My wife and I are regular B & B'ers. We have taken two week bed and breakfast trips as far away as northern Wisconsin; throughout New England: and also New Mexico & Arizona. We have stayed at the Harvest Moon 5 times in the past 5 years. We either stay in the Braeburn or the Gala rooms which are both duplexes. Every time we make our almost annual trip from NYC to the Lancaster / Amish country area, we stay with Carl. He knows the area inside and out and always directs us to some new activity that just broadens our love for the area. We have many regular things we do every time we visit which includes Wilburs Buds & the Pretzel Factory in Lititz; the outlets in Lancaster, eating at one of the huge Buffets in town, our favorite restaurant Lily's on Main in Ephrata. Carl always suggests something new and interesting to do or see. One trip was to buy soap made by an Amish woman out of her house. The first time there she was not even around and had a note of the prices and to just please leave the money, which of course we did. As both of us are lifetime NYC'ers this was so refreshing. As to the Harvest Moon, to awaken to an amazing breakfast each morning of our stays cooked with great love and care by Carl is an amazing way to begin our day. We then usually sit and chat with any of the guests and Carl before we head out. Whenever we come back there are always home made goodies awaiting us. The two rooms we have stayed in we just adore for their comfort and ease of both doing our own things. I could go on and on but to finish up, we wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Lancaster area and are looking forward to our next visit even before we leave. We both wholeheartedly recommend Carl's Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast to anyone looking to get away for a night or more and wanting to be taken care of in such a gracious, welcoming manner. We look forward to maybe getting back before 2011 ends maybe even to enjoy The Murder Mystery on New Year's eve.
4.6 on September 07, 2011
This was our first visit to Lancaster county. Carl did an excellent job pointing us in all the right directions to experience the food and culture of the area and provided background info as well as his infamous delicious breakfasts (different treat every morning) and tips on cooking. He and his wife were so down to earth and fun to talk to. We enjoyed our stay here very much. We will be back for more!! Kim and Jeff
5 on July 13, 2011
We are returning guest to the Harvest Moon B&B since 2003. We have always had a delightful visit, have a great nights rest, delicious breakfast and the inn keepers, Carl and Marlies. make you feel so much at home. Our favorite room is the Macintosh but we like to call it "The little cottage". What a great room to relax and enjoy a peaceful sleep. The front porch is a step back in time while rocking in your chair watching the Amish buggies make their daily trip to the markets. The back lawn is adorned with many colorful gardens that are so pleasing to the eye. Make sure you come hungry to the breakfast table. So many fresh fruits, warm breakfast cobblers, assorted meats and eggs...everything is so yummy! As we enter the parking lot to the Harvest Moon B&B we know we are in our second home. We highly recommend a visit to the Harvest Moon B&B.
5 on April 08, 2011
harvest Moon B & B is fantastic. Great very clean rooms, great breakfast, great folks taking care of me! Bedroom has very plush blankets, fridge, free wifi, excellent off-street parking. Gourmet breakfast, such as: french toast with gooseberry jam, local sausage, omelet with local cheese and herbs, apple crisp, amish breads, herbal teas. Definitely will be staying there next time visiting family. Would recommend this place!
5 on February 22, 2011
This was the first time we have stayed at a bed and breakfast. From the moment we walked in the door we knew we made the right choice! Carl was so gracious and accomodating. The room was so cozy and so comfortable. The whole place has such a wonderful atmosphere. The food absolutely delicious! Will be recommending it to everyone we know and will definitely be visiting again!
5 on October 26, 2010
Carl and family were extremely accomodating, even with gluten free foods for my wife who has Celiacs Disease. if you are going to stay anywhere near Lancaster, this is THE BEST!!! The rooms are awesome, breakfast is like no other, and the Innkeeper seems like he'll be a friend for life! Thanx for a WONDERFUL time!
5 on August 26, 2010
Carl and Merlies are great innkeepers. We enjoyed them immensely. Carl's breakfast are to die for. Everything was delicious. We had a wonderful room on the first floor. Everything was perfect. We plan on visiting again
5 on August 14, 2010
My wife and I stayed here with my parents for a weekend. Carl, the inn keeper was fantastic. He is an amazing cook and is extremely accommodating. The home itself was perfect, comfortable and extremely clean. This was the first time my parents had ever stayed at a B&B, they had such a great time and are looking forward to their next trip. My wife and I would definitely return, we had such a great time.
5 on June 15, 2010
My wife and her parents truely enjoyed our stay. Carl and his family were so nice. The food inthe area is good, but the food at the Havestmoon was awesome. Carl prepared some delightful breakfast dishes. Maybe you can get delicacies elsewhere, but you could never get the way Carl prepared them. You see, generally, my wife has to forego those delicacies because of her food allergies, she even has trouble cooking for herself, yet Carl took her allergies into considerations and prepared the tasiest meals without the use of wheat, egg and milk. He is quite a chef. The beds were more than comfortable and the house is beautiful and clean. There is a family atmosphere at the Harvestmoon. Staying at the Harvestmoon made for the best vacation we have had. The room rates are very reasonable. It is centrally located, with many attractions just a few minutes away. Carl is very knowledgeable and willing to take time telling about the area and the activities in the surrounding communities. Thank you, Carl! Mike, Donna, Matt, J.K., and Shirley
5 on July 06, 2009
I had my wedding here. Carl and his wife made it perfect, even though it rained. The food was so good. My guests were so enchanted by the decor and quaintness of the house.
4.8 on March 24, 2009
Great place and great prices...very hard to come by nowadays. I went for New years with my partner and we were more than pleased with out experience. Carl was extremely helpful and you can tell that he enjoys what he does. Quiet, perfect for a romantic getaway. Great size rooms (especially the Braeburn room) and breakfast is fresh and filling.
4.6 on January 21, 2009
Owner has formal culinary training which makes for unforgettable breakfast including poached egg on homemade crustini with parmiagana cheese, and french toast with banana cinnamon topping, fresh organic teas, etc. The rooms were roomy and bedding very comfortable-including premium down comforter to fight off the winter cold. The decor was beautiful and we felt extremely at home and safe here. We will definately be back to stay again when we're in the area.
4.8 on July 22, 2008
We really enjoyed our stay at Harvest Moon. The room was great and breakfast was amazing! Carl was very helpful in suggesting local dining and site seeing. Thanks again, we'll be back!
4.6 on June 19, 2008
I was at Harvest Moon before my 2 kids were born...a couple of years ago now. We were actually celebrating my 1st pregnancy. We had a beautiful room with a 2nd floor area with a futon and a tv, very spacious. The bath was on the 2nd floor as well and it had a great jacuzzi tub. Breakfast was special...the food was great! The owner even made home made scrapple for my Philly born husband. He loved it! Someday we hope to get back to the Harvest Moon, its a great place to stay.
5 on June 18, 2008
i will be back before the year is over. the food was amazing. the owner will make you feel at home. i can't wait to go back
5 on June 16, 2008
This is a wonderful place. We have been there every year since 2003. We fall in love with it each time. The breakfasts are spectacular.
5 on June 13, 2008
Excellent service ..Food was amazing ..We stayed in the duplex which I really appreciated ..overall I had a Very cool time : D
5 on June 08, 2008
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful stay at the Harvest Moon B&B. The cortland room was beautiful and the food was great. Karl, the Inn Owner made us feel like family on our very first visit. He made our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast a memorable one. We will be going back again!
4.0 on June 05, 2008
we enjoyed a familiar enjoyable stay. our room was well appointed.in addition,the service and accommodation was top notch without a luxury price tag. and it had great food!
5 on April 27, 2008
We have stayed at this outstanding B&B more times than what I can count on all ten of my fingers, and all ten of my toes. Karl and his family has made us feel at home with each visit. He tries to make a different breakfast each time we stay there. Not only is Karl an outstanding chef, but he is there to help anyone who needs assistance. The Harvest Moon is a place where a person is transported back into time. We receive a thrill when we hear the clip-clop of the hooves of the horses as they pass by. And we find interesting the people who belong to a sect of people who ride their bicycles; the young, even the elderly (the Joe Wenger Mennonites). Lancaster is a wonderful city to visit; it's a quick journey by Rte. 222. All-in-all, the Harvest Moon is a wonderful place to relax. It's highly recommended. Oh, and may I also recommend his cooking demonstrations, as well as the various tours he offers!
4.0 on February 26, 2008
My husband and I returned to Harvest Moon B&B because we enjoyed our first visit so much. It feels like you've dropped in on your "fun" relatives. Food is delicious and well presented. We will return because we love the people and the service.
5 on December 04, 2007
Fabulous stay with wonderful accomadations and an excellent host.
5 on December 04, 2007
Our rooms were so comfortable that you barely wanted to leave to see the sights of beautiful Lancaster. The service we received was outstanding. Karl could not do enough to make us feel at home. The price for our 4 days was more than reasonable when we considered the amount of fun and pleasure we had while we were staying at this wonderful inn Spotless, absolutely spotless. Just like I like it. Our dining experience was an adventure at every seating. Our anticipation would build as we coldn't imagine how Karl would excite our taste buds with each new plate. Presentation was incredible. I can't wait to go back again and again and again. Although, I have a feeling if I tell too many people how great my visit was, I may not be able to get a reservation because all of my friends will be there.
5 on December 04, 2007
The Harvest Moon is the best B&B around and has the best innkeepers!! We have stayed in every room and love each and every one of them. The breakfasts are to die for!!!!
5 on December 04, 2007
What a wonderful time we has while staying at the Harvest Moon B&B. Our room was so cozy, clean and relaxing. The breakfast served each morning was delicious and the memories of the food that was prepared will be savored for a long time. From sitting on the front porch listening to the clip clop of the horse and buggies to finding true treasures in the many antique shops we will continue to return for a lovely visit each year at the Harvest Moon B&B. Thank you Carl, Marlies and children for blessing our lives!
4.4 on November 29, 2007
This bed and breakfast was outstanding.
5 on October 21, 2007
Hospitality was outstanding. Inn owner was very warm, friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were delicious!
4.4 on October 18, 2007
Owned by a chef who provides outstanding breakfasts. Family was friendly and polite. Willing to set up dinner with Amish, provide information on the area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay there again!
4.4 on October 10, 2007
This was my first experience with a bed and breakfast. Now I am wondering what in the world took me so long. I can't wait to get back there. Charming indeed!