Reviews - Pennsylvania Farmhouse Vacation | The Genteel Farm

based on 5 reviews
Kye (Washington, DC)
A charming place to be close to nature

I stayed at the Genteel Farm with my wife and three friends for a long weekend, and has a wonderful time. The landscape was gorgeous, and it was great to see so much animal life around the farm (including a family of groundhogs!) The furnishings were very classy, and we really appreciated the fully stocked kitchen--perfect for cooking in during the pandemic. It was the perfect place to get away for a few days.

Kye and his friends were great guests. Courteous and friendly. The house was kept in immaculate condition which is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your stay, I am glad it you had a great time.

replied by the owner (6/4/2021 2:02:52 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 5/2021

Laura (Central PA)
A perfect, restful getaway

My husband and I had a magical Fall weekend at Genteel Farm! "Meeting" the house was one delight after another. From Tamela's thoughtful touches (fruit, cheese, and fresh eggs from her chickens were already stocked in the fridge when we arrived) to opening the closet door in the master bedroom for the first time! (Felt like the Queen of freaking England.) This house and the entire property are beyond special, with a thousand imagination-sparking details. We brought plenty to do... and did practically none of it. Sitting by a fire, listening to nature (owls at night!), lounging in a gloriously comfy bed, taking a bath- we got to just BE for a weekend. We visited during the pandemic and felt very safe. Advice for first time visitors? 1. If you're thinking of booking a weekend, add a night. 2. All of the kitchen tools, plates, and serving dishes you need are supplied, but prep some meals ahead of time and bring great snacks! Less time cooking, more time to rest and soak up the environment. 3. Pack a thermos for your hot beverage of choice and take it on a walk through the trails around the property. 4. And get your tush outside on the lane for sunset. ;) So grateful for this time away. Thank you, Tamela for creating this ultra-quiet, rejuvenating retreat! We will absolutely be back.

Laura and her husband were great guests and a real pleasure to meet. Thank you so much for your kind words and effusive description of The Genteel Farm, it is really appreciated.

replied by the owner (6/4/2021 2:06:30 AM)

Young couple  |  stayed in 10/2020

Cindy Camp
A Slice of Heaven

After a stressful few months, my husband, adult son and I were looking for a place to relax and unwind. Genteel Farm was a balm for our souls! The setting was quiet, peaceful & absolutely beautiful. The house is elegant, yet comfortable, homey and charming. The attention to detail in the design - from the pantry doors and cabinet knobs to the chandeliers and knickknacks on the shelves - made for fun discoveries in every room.. Tamela was a wonderful hostess and we really appreciated the hospitality of a tasty snack awaiting us on arrival and an array of breakfast foods, tea & coffee in the pantry. We spent as much time as possible outdoors, visiting with Emmaline & Josephine, walking the grounds, eating on the back deck, walking up the lane to see the sunset, and watching the abundant wildlife, from deer frolicking in the stream, to playful groundhogs, to heron, eagles, hawks and dozens of other kinds of birds. As far as we are concerned, Genteel Farm is a slice of heaven.

Cindy, thank you for the kind words. I am so happy that you found The Genteel Farm to be the balm for your souls that you needed at the time. It is gratifying to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. It was so nice meeting your family and I would love for you to visit us again. You have been the perfect guests!

replied by the owner (7/3/2020 11:04:20 PM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 6/2020

theresa hess (Knoxville, TN)
Retired designer & amateur writer

From the moment the driver pulled onto the long & winding lane the anticipation & mystery stirred immediately with a sense & greeting of a perfect French countryside & French country manor. The extensive love & appointment to detail brought forth so much charm & delight throughout the home. The fields, rolling hills & pastures were serenaded by the sounds of the stream, the birds & nature’s beauty. You’re forced to shed all your stresses. You have no choice. And while you think you can merely wipe the smile off your face you can’t. Genteel Farm is an experience not just a place to stay. From the Precious Cows seemingly rising the sun on their very own & sharing their warm welcome with their “We’re so glad to have you” eyes. To bedtime where you literally sink into the lush & plush bedding that caresses you to prepare your best night sleep ever. The piano was a distinct & never before seen magical focal point. The closest’s have chandeliers. You knew there was great care, deliberation , love, intent & commitment on every piece chosen. You see I was a weary traveler. This “Wallace Nutting” setting invigorated my soul. My spirit was dusted & refreshed. Wow! You just can’t miss this. The owners through their compassion of others & excellence in hospitality created a Genteel Farm that will have lasting effects & memory’s for a lifetime. Merci, Theresa

Theresa, thank you for the kind words. I am grateful you enjoyed your stay and felt thoroughly refreshed! I look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Pennsylvania. The Cows will be waiting for you! Fondly, Tamela

replied by the owner (1/2/2020 4:17:03 AM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2019

Peter (Australia)

My wife and I stayed here on our way to Washington DC. What a beautiful piece of the country. Bob and Tammy are perfect hosts and made us feel right at home, we could have stayed longer but time was against us. We had dinner outside on the deck also coffee in the morning, With a stream that runs along the bottom of property what else could u ask for when u want relaxation. We will be staying again on our next trip. Thankyou Peter & Faye

Excellent, courteous guests. Thank you for making us part of your trip to the U.S. We hope you enjoyed your entire trip, and hope to see you here again. Tamela

replied by the owner (10/2/2019 3:00:56 PM)

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2019

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