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Romantic Pennsylvania Getaway in Amish CountryYour Pennsylvania Romantic Getaway Should Include a Visit to Scenic Amish Country

By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Apr 18, 2014

The state of Pennsylvania is one of the most romantic destinations for couples in the Eastern USA. There's a wide range of scenic spots, wine trails, attractive towns and villages, and a big selection of romantic B&B's and inns near great places to stay like New Hope, Amish Country and Lancaster, PA.

Best Time for a Pennsylvania Romantic Getaway: October and November are autumn foliage season in Pennsylvania, and the fiery forests add to the romance of the land. Winter brings cold temps and some snow, usually more in the western side of the state. You can enjoy a getaway any time of the year, although summer brings the usual crowds of tourists to Dutch Country.

Romantic New Hope, PA

Quaint New Hope, PA is one of the top vacation spots in Pennsylvania for couples. It’s perfectly situated on the banks of the Delaware River, and there are lots of things to do and see.

What makes New Hope such a stress-free romantic getaway is that you can check into a romantic inn or B&B, park the car for the weekend, and pretty much walk everywhere!

Romantic Things to Do in New Hope, PA:

  • climb aboard the Mule barge on the Delaware River, or opt instead for a tranquil canoe ride.
  • enjoy the autumn foliage on the New Hope & Ivyland Steam Train
  • browse through the galleries, craft shops and markets along the canal and on Main St.
  • go for a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride

In the evening, dine in one of the many romantic restaurants in New Hope, PA such as Odette's (romantic dining on the riverbank of the Delaware River, 215-862-2432) or at La Terraza (cozy Italian eatery by the canal, 215-862-6121).

Pennsylvania's Most Romantic B&B Getaway

Pennsylvinia Romantic Suite - Inn at Bowman's Hill
  • The Inn at Bowman's Hill - one of New Hope, Pennsylvania's most romantic Bed and Breakfasts. Selected by Forbes Traveler's Ten Most Romantic B&B’s in the USA, Europe and Mexico. Located in the beautiful Delaware Valley, this romantic PA inn offers luxury jetted tub suites, as well as engagement, honeymoon and anniversary packages. It's the only AAA 4-Diamond lodging in Bucks County, and is just 90 minutes from New York City and 40 minutes from Philadelphia. 2015 ERV Rating* for Romantic Pennsylvania Inns:  96% - Excellent. (518 Lurgan Rd, New Hope, PA 215-862-8090)  

Romantic Spots in Lancaster County

The farmland and rolling hills of Lancaster County’s Amish Country offer some of the best and most romantic scenic drives in Pennsylvania. You’ll pass farmers in their fields, covered bridges, and small, romantic towns like Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, PA. (yup, tell your friends you saw Intercourse on your Pennsylvania romantic getaway!)

Bird-In-Hand, PA

Lancaster, PA Things to Do – check out a farmer’s market for tasty produce, some Shoofly Pie or local Dutch Country wine. Or you could go for a  romantic ride in an Amish buggy! (we can suggest Abe's Buggy Rides, 2596 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA  717-392-1794)

Romantic Lancaster Bed and Breakfast: the King's Cottage B&B has several rooms with whirlpool tubs and a fireplace. You'll love this turn-of-the-century Spanish mansion's Sun Room with a jet spa tub! (1049 East King St, Lancaster, PA  717-397-1017)

Romantic Getaways in Amish Country - packages deals on Pennsylvania Amish Country resorts, hotels & inns.

Pennsylvania Romantic Getaway Hotels and B&B's

Here's four more options for romance & honeymoon hotels and inns in Eastern Pennsylvania:

1. Pennsylvania Honeymoon Suites - a luxury honeymoon in Pennsylvania doesn't have to be expensive: check out these romantic Pennsylvania honeymoon hot tub suites in many of the states best spots, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, the Poconos and more. 

2. B&B's: After Eight Bed and Breakfast in Amish Country PA has been gathering up some pretty loyal clientele (one couple called it the "creme del la creme" of romantic inns!) Close to area attractions, this inn has whirlpool tubs and free Wi-Fi. (2942 Lincoln Hwy East, Gordonville, PA  888-314-3664)  

3. Romantic Cabins in Pennsylvania - for a getaway in central Pennsylvania, Wapiti Woods Guest Cabin Rentals have private cabins in secluded Elk County, PA. The luxury Honeymoon cabins include a fireplace and spa tub for two. (5186 River Rd, Weedville, PA 814-787-7525)

4. PA Cottages - the Olde Stone Cottage certainly rates as one of the most romantic cottages in Pennsylvania. Opened new in 2006, it features a fireplace and whirlpool tub. And from the side porch you can watch the Amish carriages travel down main street in Lancaster County, PA. (117 East Main St, Terre Hill, PA  888-999-4479)

Pennsylvania Anniversary, Romance & Elope Packages

  • Celebrate you next anniversary at the Berry Patch Bed and Breakfast near Hershey, Pennsylvania.  There are six guest suites, or you may want to splurge on a private cottage with whirlpool tub for two. Their romantic Pennsylvania Anniversary Package is $99 (in addition to your room rate), and includes a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, cheese and cracker platter, dozen roses, and a romantic “sprinkling” of rose petals on the bed. (Update: No longer available as a package, but can be purchased separately for the same price - 115 Moore Road, Lebanon, PA  888-246-8826)
  • The historic Yorktowne Hotel has a fun Pennsylvania romantic getaway package in Yorke, PA starting at just $183/night and includes champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and breakfast for two. (48 E. Market St, Yorke, PA  800-233-9324)
  • In lovely Bucks County is the Golden Pheasant Inn, a nice little B&B right on the Pennsylvania canal, with a package that includes fireplace, in-room hot tub, and dinner for 2. (763 River Rd, Erwinna, PA  610-294-9882)

More Romantic Places in PA

Covered Bridges - you'll still find over 200 covered bridges scattered throughout the rich farmland. Make the "Kissing Bridges" a part of your Pennsylvania anniversary or honeymoon!

Brandywine Valley - along the Delaware border in southeastern Pennsylvania, you'll love the wonderful Brandywine countryside. Some of the best scenic drives in Pennsylvania are here, with winding country roads, river walks and excellent restaurants along the way.

And close to the Brandywine region is the rather special Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast & Carriage House, an historic inn with canopy beds and a gourmet candlelight breakfast. (725 Darlington Rd, Chester Heights, PA  610-459-3000)

Doylestown, PA - just one of several attractive small towns in Bucks County, PA. Outdoor activities abound here, and there's plenty of small country inns for a fun weekend getaway from Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Wine Country - southeastern Pennsylvania has the largest number of wineries and tasting tours in the state. Scenic wine trails in PA are particularly attractive during the autumn foliage season.

Hershey's Chocolate World - if your Pennsylvania romantic getaway takes you to Harrisburg, PA, give your tastebuds a fun treat 15 miles east at this amusement park of everything chocolate!

In fact, the charming town of Hershey is a great destination for a weekend getaway. Indulge in a chocolate spa treatment for two at Hershey's Chocolate Spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of many fine restaurants or take in a round of golf at one of the area's excellent courses.

Scenic Pennsylvania CountrysideRolling Hills and Farmland of the Pennsylvania Countryside

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific rating formula for romantic hotels which includes:

  • Romantic Amenities: suites with an in-room Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families with kids, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity with Couples & Honeymooners: based on variety of social media & crowd-sourced reviews.   

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