Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pretty Meadow Farm

Last evening Adam and I had the pleasure of visiting an absolutely beautiful bed and breakfast in Newport, PA. Pretty Meadow Farm is hidden in the coutryside of Perry County, a wonderful surprise on a rural back road. We arrived to the farm for their open house after dark so we could only see the lights in the house's windows but immediately I could tell we were in for a special treat!

I wasn't wrong.

We entered through the kitchen and were greated by the owners and their wonderful staff. As we talked through the door we smelled the spiced cider warming on the stove in a beautiful copper pot. We continued through the kitchen - Adam had to mind his head quite often because a house built in during the turn of the 19th century did not accomodate 6'4" tall gentleman! We then entered the foyer and to the right was a sitting room and the dining room. In the dining room, we were welcomed by not only a warm fireplace and unique wall art, but a beautiful spread of hor d'oeuvres. The owners of Pretty Meadows raise beef cattle and garden so nearly all of the appetizers were grown/raised locally.

The spread was wonderful and very inspiring for my own holiday entertaining - endive leaves stuffed with bleu cheese & topped with pear curd, brie topped with quince jelly, various spiced & sugared nuts, sweet mini cupcakes, mac 'n cheese, & spinich and leek quiche. All so delectable!

The owner's farm raised beef brisket baked with chiles and cocoa. Wonderful!

After enjoying the company of other guests, we wondered upstairs to see the four guest rooms. The walls of the rooms are painted in vibrant colors which made them feel warm and welcoming! The windows are original - I love the wide sills! The exposed beam ceiling give an extra rustic feeling. Here are three of the rooms:

If you're like me, you're wondering when you and/or your friends can stay here for a night and enjoy some the local, delicious food. Well they are hoping to be open for business in the spring. I will be anxiously awaiting and sure to let you all know about the grand opening!

A special thank you to Pretty Meadow for their hospitality and to Rick at the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau for telling me about this hidden treasure!


  1. My husband and I are always looking for quaint B&Bs in central PA. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Great review! I had no idea there was such a gem close by!