There are many beautiful romantic places to stay just a short drive from Philadelphia, making it easy to plan a memorable weekend trip from the city. Indulge in a weekend of pampering and relaxation surrounded by nature, taste great local foods and try a variety of fun activities. Whether you would like to check into a historical inn, stylish mansion, or a cozy bed and breakfast, there is plenty to choose from.
1. Twin Pine Manor Bed & Breakfast - 1 hour 20 minutes from Philadelphia
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Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country, the Twin Pine Manor is a 9-room mansion. Each room boasts a stunning view of the scenic surroundings, king size beds, fireplaces, private baths with jetted tubs, double sinks, and oversize showers. Visitors will find fresh cookies and coffee in the kitchen that they can enjoy in front of a large stone fireplace.
Also provided are a pool table and large-screen TV, a back deck and other outdoor spaces, gazebos, and a garden path. A hot, homemade breakfast is prepared daily and served in the elegant dining room. The menu includes three hot entrees, fruit, pastries, and coffee and tea.
1934 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522, 888-266-0099
2. Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, Asbury, New Jersey
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Scenically located on the edge of the sea shore, the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel is perfectly suited to romantic getaways. This modern oasis of style boasts wonderful guestrooms, suites and penthouses which are elegant, luxurious and relaxing. Most offer superb beach, dune or pool views and all are bathed in natural light. There is a pool and garden terrace overlooking the ocean where you can relax and unwind. If you prefer a more active break you can go surfing or enjoy long romantic walks on the beach. Even the food is elegant and refined and there is something delicious to suit all tastes and diets.
Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, 1101 Ocean Ave. N, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, 732 481 0706
3. Sand Castle Bed and Breakfast, Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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Offering the perfect location and ambiance for a delightful romantic getaway, the Sand Castle B&B on Long Beach Island is waiting to welcome you. The Inn offers just 8 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites ideal for couples wanting a warm and intimate atmosphere, and l romantic packages are offered to enhance your experience. You are just steps from the beach and the famous Barnegat Light and the resort offers guests beach chairs, towels and bikes to use during your stay. There is an outdoor courtyard pool where you can cool off and you will be treated to a delicious home-cooked breakfast every morning.
Sand Castle Bed and Breakfast, 710 Bayview Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006, P609 494 6555
4. King’s Cottage Bed and Breakfast - 1 hour 20 minutes from Philadelphia
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A short drive from downtown Lancaster and all the restaurants, galleries, and historic sites, King’s Cottage is an upscale bed and breakfast surrounded by a lovely garden. King's Cottage Bed and Breakfast offers seven luxury rooms and a romantic, private Carriage House with traditional décor and antique details. All rooms have private bathrooms, fireplaces, cable TVs, free Wi-Fi, and DVD players.
Some rooms also have whirlpool tubs. The carriage house offers ultimate privacy and has a whirlpool tub, fridge, microwave, and a dining space. All guests enjoy a homemade breakfast in the elegant dining room and can spend quiet time in the lovely sunroom or garden with a koi pond.
1049 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-397-1017
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5. Lafayette Inn
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Lafayette Inn is a quaint B&B occupying an 1895 Georgian mansion on the outskirts of Easton. It is a few minute walk from Lafayette College, 20 minutes from the historic center of Bethlehem, and less than a mile from Crayola Experience.
The inn offers eighteen beautifully decorated rooms and suites with private bathrooms, TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have kitchens, 4-poster beds, whirlpool tubs, balconies, and antique furniture. Guests are invited to share the cozy parlor with comfortable sofas and armchairs by the fireplace, a grand piano, and a game table. Gourmet breakfast is served in the bright, charming sunroom.
525 W Monroe St, Easton, PA 18042, 610-253-4500
6. The Settlers Inn - 2 hours 50 minutes from Philadelphia
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The Settlers Inn is a 1944 beautiful arts and crafts inn next to Bingham Park in Hawley in the scenic Pocono Mountains less than 14 miles from Promised Land State Park. Sitting on six acres of beautifully designed gardens, the inn borders the banks of the Lackawaxen River and is surrounded by woodlands that contain a part of the historic Delaware & Hudson Canal.
All 23 beautifully appointed rooms are filled with period antiques and original art and have all modern amenities such as private bathrooms, air conditioning, wireless, flat screen TVs, and CD Players. Most rooms also have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and cozy workrooms with desks. Guests can enjoy lovely common rooms, a gourmet breakfast, loaner bikes, and a first class restaurant on site.
4 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428, 570-226-2993
7. Crestmont Inn
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Crestmont Inn is a historic romantic country bed and breakfast located on a 2,200-foot high peak, the area's highest point, just outside the charming Eagles Mere Victorian village in the heart of Sullivan County. Only a few blocks from Eagles Mere Lake, the inn is replete with serenity and peace.
The inn’s thirteen rooms and two family suites are polished and comfortable with unique details, period furniture, private bathrooms, TVs, and air conditioning. Some rooms come with fridges, chandeliers, and oversized whirlpool tubs. The inn’s own restaurant is located next door where guests can enjoy a hot breakfast and a cocktail lounge. Guests have access to all facilities of the Eagles Mere Lake Association.
180 Crestmont Dr, Eagles Mere, PA 17731, 570-525-3519
8. Golden Pheasant Inn
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Visitors looking for a historic retreat in the Delaware River Valley will enjoy their time at the Golden Pheasant Inn. Built in 1857, it is the longest continuously operating restaurant/hotel along the Delaware Canal. Located near both New York City and Philadelphia, it is well situated for exploring either city as well as the surrounding areas.
Each of the four guest rooms is decorated with a blend of antique and updated furnishings and boasts a view of the water. A complimentary breakfast of coffee/tea, juices, pastries, cereals, yogurts, and a freshly prepared hot entree is served in the dining room each morning.
763 River Road (Route 32), Erwinna, PA 18920, 610-294-9595
9. Fairville Inn
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The Fairville Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in historic Chadds Ford in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, minutes from Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum, the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, The Hagley Museum, the Brandywine Battlefield, and many excellent wineries.
Built in 1825 as a private home on five acres of well-tended grounds, the inn offers thirteen rooms and two suites with charming country décor, king or queen beds, private bathrooms, individually controlled temperature control, flat screen TVs, and wireless Internet. Many rooms also feature a canopied bed and fireplaces. Five rooms are located in the original Main House. One has a private deck. The guests are served full on-site made breakfast with fresh baked breads and pastries, as well as afternoon tea.
506 Kennett Pike, Route 52, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, 484-778-4870
10. Silverstone Inn and Suites - 1 hour 20 minutes
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A romantic, beautiful limestone mansion built in 1750, Silverstone Inn and Suites is a luxury bed and breakfast on a 15-acre sheep farm and sugar maples forest near the banks of the Willow Run Stream. Large common areas are welcoming and luxurious with comfortable leather armchairs and a cozy bar, and they are filled with antiques and original art.
Eight spectacular rooms have private marble tiled bathrooms, feather beds and pillows, luxury linens, cable TV, flat screen TV's, DVD, wireless internet, and individually controlled temperature. Most rooms have whirlpools and fireplaces, and some have private balconies and outdoor hot tubs. A hot gourmet breakfast Dutch style is served in the beautiful dining room with individual tables.
62 Bowman Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, 877-290-6987
11. Wayne Bed and Breakfast
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Wayne Bed and Breakfast is a charming 1890 Victorian-style bed and breakfast in historic Wayne. From here, is a 1.5-mile drive to the Eastern University campus, a short walk from the Strafford SEPTA station, and only 15 miles from Philadelphia.
The inn has five cozy bedrooms that combine the charm and elegance of an earlier century with today’s modern amenities. Antique furnishings go well together with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have a sofa bed, and some have a kitchenette. Guests can enjoy a hot homemade breakfast, a lovely wraparound porch, and an outdoor pool.
211 Strafford Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087, 610-715-2224
12. The Inn on Negley
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The eight guestrooms at The Inn on Negley have been professionally designed and customized, and they include period furnishings, antiques, and artwork. Each guest room has a private bath and features L’Occitane bath products. Every evening, guests are provided with a breakfast menu from which they can design their professionally prepared morning meal.
The Inn on Negley is an urban bed and breakfast located in the historic Pittsburgh neighborhood of Shadyside. The innkeepers provide not only complimentary refreshments but also assistance with maximizing guests’ time while visiting the local shops, restaurants, and attractions.
703 South Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232, 412-661-0631
13. Historic Smithton Inn - 1 hour 15 minutes
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It might seem strange that a 1763 Historic Smithton Inn provides Tesla charging station for their guests’ electric cars, but this 250-years old tavern always put customer satisfaction first. 250 years ago they used to provide hay for their customers’ horses, and this convenience is not much different. This imposing stone B&B In Pennsylvania Dutch country is only minutes from the Ephrata Cloister Museum and a short drive from the scenic Amish Village.
Six cozy and beautifully decorated rooms the cottage and guest house are filled with antiques and handmade crafts. They also come with all modern amenities such as private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, fridges, sitting areas with desks, and romantic stone fireplaces. Every morning, guests enjoy a homemade gourmet breakfast and a lovely porch filled with rocking chairs overlooking the lush garden.
900 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522, 717-733-6094
14. Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast
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The Sleepy Hollow Bed & Breakfast is a Cape Cod style house perched on a hillside and surrounded by six acres of rolling hillsides and farms. Staying at this inn will leave you with a feeling of seclusion and relaxation, but you are still optimally located for visiting the area.
All of the seven large guestrooms include air conditioning, personal refrigerators, flat screen TVs, and private baths. Several rooms include a balcony overlooking the grounds. The room rate also includes a daily breakfast of fresh baked pastries and fresh fruit seasonally served on the front porch or patio. On Sundays, the innkeeper serves the home’s signature dish, the Sleepy Hollow Cheese Danish.
172 Sleepy Hollow Road, Elysburg, PA 17824, 570-672-2828
15. Fulton Steamboat Inn, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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From the moment you step aboard this unique steamboat-themed inn, you will know you are in for a very special experience. The inn has been built to honor Robert Fulton, a locally-born engineer who went on to revolutionize steamboat travel in America. The Steamboat Inn offers 3 decks of beautifully appointed boutique-style Victorian guestrooms and suites. Although many feature extravagant antique furnishings, they are all equipped with modern necessities like flat-screen TV and in-room coffee makers. You can dine in style at the elegant Huckleberry’s Restaurant and Tavern and spend your days exploring the many country-side attractions in the area.
Fulton Steamboat Inn, 1 Hartman Bridge Road, Lancaster, PA 178602, 717 299 9999
16. The Artist’s Inn
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Visitors to Amish County in Pennsylvania will find a romantic retreat at the over 165-year-old Artist’s Inn with three rooms, one cottage, or one carriage house available. Regardless of the choice you make, you will delight in the fireplaces and private bathrooms that feature jetted tubs and massage showers.
A varying four-course gourmet breakfast of freshly prepared food from local products is served daily. The location of this inn makes it special. Located near covered bridges and the villages of Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, The Artist’s Inn and Gallery puts its guest right in the middle of the area’s attractions, restaurants, and shops.
117 E Main St, Terre Hill, PA 17581, 717-445-0219
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17. Angel of the Sea, Cape May
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For more than 30 years, the Angel of the Sea in Cape May has been considered to be one of the most romantic Bed and Breakfasts in the state. The beautiful Victorian architecture includes a large wrap-around verandah with stunning sea views. The stately mansion was converted to a B&B in 1989 and boasts 27 individually appointed Victorian guestrooms, many of which have private porches where you can enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine while enjoying the views and the sea breezes. You can look forward to enjoying a delectable home-cooked breakfast every day to set you see you through an exciting day of shopping and exploring in Cape May.
Angel of the Sea, 5 Trenton Ave, Cape May, NJ 08284, P609 884 3369
18. Churchtown Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Churchtown Inn Bed and Breakfast is a fieldstone mansion located in its namesake neighborhood of Churchtown. The 18th-century Inn has nine unique guestrooms with modern-day amenities and large beds with luxurious linens and Amish quilts. Each room boasts a private bath, air-conditioning, and televisions. Some rooms have fireplaces for the colder seasons.
For guests needing more room or privacy, cottages are also available. Wireless internet is available throughout the main inn and in both cottages. Guests are treated to a delicious four-course breakfast in the garden room, along with fresh hot coffee and tea. Refreshments, cookies, and chocolates are always available.
2100 Main St., Narvon, PA 17555, 800-637-4446
19. Inn at Whitewing Farm
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This 1700s farmhouse Whitewing Farm is nestled in the Brandywine Valley. Its location puts it close to the Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and Brandywine River Museum. All nine guest rooms have private bathrooms with marble floors, cozy towels, handmade pillows and bedding ensembles, and flat screen televisions. The suites include fireplaces.
The grounds boast a fully stocked pond, extensive gardens, a tennis court, and a putting green. A chef-prepared county-style breakfast including fruit such as Amish spiced peaches, a signature eleven-ingredient granola, a main-course that may include lemon curd crepes, German egg and bacon casserole, pina colada French toast, or egg soufflé and a small treat of handmade fudge or truffles is served daily.
370 Valley Road, West Chester, PA, 610-388-2013
20. Canna Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
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A historic barn transformed into a comfortable bed and breakfast, the Canna County Inn Bed and Breakfast has six thematically decorated rooms. The inn is close to Harrisburg and Hershey and conveniently close to PA Turnpike.
Spacious, with many common rooms including a bar with games, two fully stocked kitchens, and an entertainment room with fireplaces, movies, music, games, and books, the inn has everything visitors need to rest and relax. Outside, guests are invited to stroll along shaded paths, enjoy the rockers on the deck, nap in the hammock, or play a game of horseshoes. A full, hot country-style breakfast is served daily in the barn’s common area.
393 Valley Road, Etters, PA 17319, 717-938-6077
21. The Swope Manor - 2 hours 30 minutes from Philadelphia
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The Swope Manor is located in an elegant 1836 brick house in the heart of historic Gettysburg. Close to all the restaurants and shops, it is just a block from the town square. Guests can choose from among three Executive Suites, three Premium Suites, and seven Deluxe Chambers.
All are furnished with original antiques and homemade quilts and oriental rugs, and they have private baths, TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Two suites have oversized whirlpools. A full breakfast is served in the elegant dining room on fine china. Guests can also enjoy the spacious patio with tables and chairs, the rich library, and the cozy sitting room with a fireplace and TV.
60 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-398-2655
22. 1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast - 1 hour 45 minutes
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Only three miles from Hershey in a quaint village of Palmyra, 1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in a lovely, completely refurbished 19th century farmhouse surrounded by beautiful landscaping and tranquil gardens. Each of the eight rooms has a unique vibe: some are romantic, others rustic or grand.
All have elegant antique furniture, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and central air conditioning. Some rooms have fireplaces, and suites in the cottage have a deck and whirlpool tubs. Gourmet country breakfast prepares guests for exploring the activities in nearby Hershey such as Hershey Park and Chocolate Factory, Hershey Museum and Hollywood Casino, Founders Hall, and the lush Hershey Gardens.
409 S Lingle Ave, Palmyra, PA 17078, 717-838-8282
23. The Inn at Bowman’s Hill - 50 minutes
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At the Inn at Bowman’s Hill, romance is always in the air. Snuggled on five acres of manicured verdant grounds with a lovely heated pool, a wildflower preserve, and an orchid conservatory as a background, this lovely inn just outside historic New Hope will warm your heart and soothe your body. Luxurious, elegant rooms and suites are all tastefully decorated and have high definition flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and oversized whirlpool tubs.
Some rooms also have fireplaces and decks overlooking the gardens while suites boast cozy living rooms. Besides a heated pool and hot tub surrounded by flowers and spectacular views of the surrounding fields and visiting wildlife, guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast and in-room massage.
518 Lurgan Rd, New Hope, PA 18938, 215-862-8090
24. Sayre Mansion - 1 hour 15 minutes
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Set on two forested acres in a magnificent brick and stone 1858 mansion, Sayre Mansion is a refined Lehigh Valley inn only a short walk from Lehigh University and five miles from Lehigh Valley International Airport.
The inn has 19 beautifully appointed rooms and three spacious suites in the adjacent Carriage House. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Suites also have whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, iPod docks, and comfortable living areas. Spacious, elegant common rooms on the ground floor are perfect for weddings, celebrations, or corporate events.
250 Wyandotte St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-882-2100
25. Speedwell Forge - 1 hour 30 minutes from Philadelphia
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Just a short drive from the quaint village of Lititz, PA and minutes from the shops, restaurants, and galleries in Lancaster, Speedwell Forge is an elegant bed and breakfast located on 120 acres of forests and wetlands in a beautifully restored 1760 Colonial ironmaster’s mansion.
All six exquisitely furnished and spacious rooms have original antique furniture, period décor, and hand-made quilts, and they have a private bath or shower, individual temperature control, cable TV, wireless internet, and DVD players. Most rooms have a whirlpool tub and a fireplace. There are also three secluded and romantic private cottages with a fireplace and a kitchenette. One has heated floors, a full kitchen, and a large deck, and it is perfect for visiting families.
465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-1760
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Driving Distances from Philadelphia
|From Philadelphia To ||Driving Time|
|Ephrata||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Chester Heights||30 minutes|
|Pittsburgh||4 hours 45 minutes|
|Lancaster||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Easton||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Hawley||2 hours 50 minutes|
|Eagles Mere||3 hours|
|Chadds Ford, PA||45 minutes|
|Elysburg||2 hours 35 minutes|
|Terre Hill, PA||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Milford PA||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Narvon||1 hour 10 minutes|
|West Chester||45 minutes|
|Gettysburg||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Palmyra||1 hour 45 minutes|
|New Hope, PA||50 minutes|
|Bethlehem||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Lititz, PA||1 hour 30 minutes|
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