Picture a perfect day of wine tasting: You take in gorgeous vistas of Pennsylvania’s countryside, the vines rustle in the wind, the whites are cold, the reds are beguiling.
After a dreamy sunset and a healthy pour of scintillating conversation, you come home to a lengthy to-do list, a stack of mail, a messy house, or a squad of animal and human dependents who need something from you. No thank you.
Turns out nothing pairs better with a day of winery hopping than a special place to lay your head. Take leisure to the next level by booking a room at one of the state’s more than 600 bed & breakfasts and inns.
Pennsylvania has a place for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quaint charm, sleek modernism, or historic grandeur. Many inns offer a complimentary bottle of local wine, partner with a nearby winery, or even feature on-site vines. For help finding the right fit in the right location, visit the Pennsylvania Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (PABBI) at painns.com. A few examples of the state’s exciting options include a quiet Victorian home, a restored 19th-century mansion, historic farmhouse, or country estate.
Then go ahead and off-load obligations to the professionals — shelter, comfort, food — and focus your energies on your itinerary, your magazine, or your companion. Enjoy fluffy towels, extra pillows, and a hot, hearty breakfast that will provide fuel for a day of visiting local wineries.
As an added bonus, your proprietor is sure to be a fount of knowledge about the area and will be happy to point you to hidden gems, whether that’s a winery, an off-beat historic site, or a marvelous little cafe.
After your restorative getaway, give the gift of fun to someone you love for their next birthday, anniversary or special occasion. PABBI offers gift certificates, a present sure to please just about anyone.