The Inn at Westwynd Farm

1620 Sandbeach Road, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17036
Innkeeper(s): Frank & Carolyn Troxell
 
  • Summary

    A World of Sweet Luxuries

    The Inn at Westwynd Farm is the epitome of a world-class bed and breakfast. Seclusion, breath taking country views, deluxe service, and marvelous antiquities await guests through the 32-acre farm property. And of course, with the city of Hershey, Pennsylvania minutes away, our inn is the perfect place to retire after a wonderful day of marvelous journeys.

    Whether you are visiting for a quiet weekend, a romantic escape, or a luxury retreat, the amenities and surroundings of the Inn at Westwynd Farm are unmatched in quality and comfort. Guests enjoy the option of 11 rooms, each with spa bathrobes, soft linens, and Wi-Fi. Select rooms feature cozy fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and king sized beds for added comfort and romance. The vast scenic property is perfect for walks and quiet time with your company, and the inn offers many on-site activities to help you relax and unwind. The farm houses horses, goats, and alpaca, and guests who wake up early can enjoy a beautiful sunrise while they help with morning feeds.

    Breakfast is served at the time of your choice, overlooking the magnificent rear gardens. Meals are garnished with local, seasonal specialties and vary around a select main course. After a meal, guests can enjoy the quick trip to Hershey Park and Chocolate World, or one of the many other adventures awaiting in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

     

     

  • Introduction

    Situated on a picturesque 32-acre horse farm just three miles outside of Hershey, The Inn at Westwynd Farm beckons you to step into a world of casual elegance and relaxation in country style accommodations. Experience lovely country views, gourmet breakfasts and tea, and comforting amenities in beautiful rooms accented by fireplaces, antiques, and luxurious linens at this lovely Hershey PA bed and breakfast.

    This beautiful Hummelstown inn is ideally situated to be the perfect base for your activities, or a delightful respite from a too hectic schedule. Watch the sun drop behind the trees from the balcony or plan a sunrise breakfast at this charming Hershey B&B. The swing on the wrap-around porch is one of the best tension easers we know, and the sun porch is a wonderful spot for summer breakfasts or late afternoon tea.

    This comfortable Hershey, PA lodging is centrally air-conditioned and offers 11 rooms named for just a few of the wonderful horses who have graced our lives. All rooms at this lovely Hummelstown bed and breakfast have private phone lines with answering machines, internet connections and cable television.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We encourage guests to relax and enjoy the comfortable common areas of this superb Hershey bed and breakfast, including the 1st floor living room, the library, and the dining room, which can accommodate couples at small tables or large groups for meetings. The lower level great room has a fireplace, guest refrigerator and freezer, microwave and wet bar.

     

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Frank and Carolyn for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They come for so many reasons; some just to get away and enjoy serenity of the farm, others to visit Hersheypark and Chocolate World, still others for a concert or show, for antiquing, for business, the list just goes on & on.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    From reading the comments in our guest books, I would have to say our food and tranquility top the list of the things we are best known for. We love the setting of our inn. It sits in the middle of our horse farm with lovely views our every window yet we’re just 3 miles from Hersheypark .We often say we are “so convenient but a world apart”.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    In a word – CHOCOLATE. Actually there are many reasons to come to Hershey. Hershey Park and Chocolate World, of course, but also antiquing, biking, a wide variety of concerts and special events and we are not far from Gettysburg and also the Amish communities in Lancaster county.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    A guest once told us: “I always wanted a beautiful home in the country and now I have it.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Folks don’t realize the wide variety of things that there are to do here. Tell us your special interest and we’re happy to help you tailor an itinerary that’s perfect for you.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Plan to spend at least two days in the Hershey Area then visit Gettysburg and on the fourth day we can map out a route for you to tour the Amish area perhaps including dinner with an Amish family. We truly love helping our guest plan their stay so that they can enjoy all the region has to offer.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Although we are just 3 miles form Hershey, it is quite rural around us. You can walk around the farm and help feed the animals if you would like. There is also a nice hiking trail very close to the farm and a stocked trout stream.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are so many good restaurants in area, it’s hard to choose but if you like seafood you can’t beat Devon and we have introductory cards that offer our guests a complimentary appetizer. We are near many farms and in season we love the fresh produce. My favorite foods are probably the tomatoes and asparagus from our own garden.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our visitors bureau has a great web site http://www.visithersheyharrisburg.org,and the Hershey web site is good as well http://www.hersheypa.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 10 rooms -9 have fireplaces and five have Jacuzzis. And one is a private cottage that sleeps six.

    Do you accept pets?

    While we love animals (with quite a menagerie in the barn), we cannot allow pets in the inn. However, we are happy to suggest a local boarding facility for guests who wish to travel with pets. Service dogs are always permitted. Some dogs have stayed happily in an empty stall in our barn but a lot depends on the personality of the dog.

     

  • Breakfast

    Start Your Day With A Gourmet Seasonal Breakfast at our Inn in Hershey Pennsylvania.

    Breakfast is served at what ever time you choose in our beautiful large dining room with window walls overlooking the rear gardens. In warmer months, you might enjoy taking a tray out to either of the adjoining patios. In winter, you’re greeted by a warming fire in the large stone fireplace at our romantic Bed and Breakfast in Hershey.

    The menu changes daily offering either a sweet or savory main course, fruit and breads. Beverage choices always includes coffee, decaf, hot chocolate and a selection of teas along with your choice of orange, grapefruit, apple, cranberry or V-8 juice.

    With just a little notice, we can accommodate any special diet restriction or preference at our Hershey Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfast.

    In Summer We Choose the Freshest Fruits and Vegetables We Can Find at Local Farmers Markets

    • Peaches and Cream Muffins
    • Slices of Local Melon
    • Zucchini Frittata
    • Ham in Honey Mustard Sauce

    During the Fall Our Table Celebrates the Harvest

    • Harvest Apple Bread
    • Baked Spiced Pears with Vanilla Yogurt
    • Pumpkin Waffles with Cider Sauce
    • Sausage Patties

    Winter Fills the Kitchen With Scents of the Season

    • Gingerbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter
    • Warm Winter Fruit Compote
    • Ham and Egg Gratin served on English Muffins
    • Baked Petite Tomatoes Topped with Pesto and Parmesan Cheese

    Spring Finds Us Back at the Farmers Market

    • Lemon Mandarin Muffins
    • Fresh Berry Parfait
    • Fresh Asparagus Quiche
    • Maple Glazed Bacon

    Bottomless Cookie Jar

    In the Bottomless Cookie Jar the Choices Change Daily But Some Favorites Include…

    • Peanut Butter Blossoms
    • Snickerdoodles
    • Oatmeal Craisin Cookies with Vanilla Glaze
    • Gingersnaps

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Afternoon Delights

    Return from your day’s adventure to find a special treat waiting at our Inn in Hershey Pennsylvania - perhaps:

    • Magic Bars
    • Shoofly Cake
    • Triple Chocolate Brownies
    • Toll House Cookie Pie
    • Seasonal Fruit
  • The Simple Life is Here

    For many guests, the opportunity to just unwind and relax is what they need most. There is no better place to do that than our romantic Hershey Getaway.

    Find Romance

    Longing for a little romance — choose one of 5 rooms with Jacuzzis, add champagne, chocolate strawberries and romantic music on your room’s CD player. We will leave the rest to you.

    For Early Risers

    Do you like to greet the dawn? The sunrises at our Hershey Pennsylvania Inn are magnificent. You can also join Frank for morning feeding. The horses, goats and alpaca will be very happy to see you.

    Relax with Complimentary Wine and a Good Book

    Have you been waiting for an opportunity to read a good book? Grab one from the library, pour a glass of our complimentary wine, then find comfortable chair by the waterfall at our Inn in Hershey PA. The afternoon will ease right by.

    Play Games!

    Want to reconnect with family or friends? Let us show our collection of board games, cards, DVD’s and puzzles. Pick any of our spacious common areas and gather everyone together. Who will be the Scrabble Champ of your vacation?

    Enjoy the Summer Evenings

    When was the last time you caught a fire fly? Our pastures twinkle with them all summer long. We’ll even lend you a jar. A special summer treat are night blooming primrose watch them unfold before your eyes.

    Connect with Nature

    Ask for a bird book and binoculars then head to the patio or take a long lazy walk off to the farm pond. Be very quiet and still (how lovely). You’ll be surprised at the variety of birds and some other creatures you’ll see in just an hour.

    Watch the Horses

    Horse lovers delight in watching the schooling of the four legged guests at our Hershey Farm Inn. There are benches near each riding ring offering you great vantage points.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sweet Treats

    If you need some calories to get through the day, there’s always some sweet treat in the dining room… and when you must venture out from the farm, we happy to suggest activities and restaurants you will especially enjoy.

    To Quote Our Guests

    “Thank you for your generous hospitality, Everything about the inn was fantastic — the location, the décor, the food. Our stay was the highlight of our holiday.” Perth Australia

  • Retreats & Reunions

    Retreats & Off-Site Meetings

    If you’re looking for a different venue but one that really understands your needs Westwynd maybe the ideal answer. With 30 plus years of experience as vice president/director marketing for a major bank and service as an officer on several non–profit boards, Carolyn knows that the ambiance and attention to the smallest detail can make all the difference in your meeting’s effectiveness.

    The inn offers several spaces for group meetings and general discussions as well as ample space for break out groups. The grounds at our Hershey Retreat provide lovely opportunity’s for long walks and reflection.

    The inn is fully set up for WIFI and also offers a dedicated guest computer and printer, copier, fax machine. We can accommodate up to 24 over night guests. Any of our rooms with king sized beds are easily converted to two twins.

    Breakfast is served at whatever time you wish. An early start is no problem. Breaks through out the day and other meals can be provided at our Hummelstown Inn — of course with menus designed for the tastes and preferences of you and your group.

    Family and Friend Reunions

    Planning a Family Reunion or special celebration can be challenging. We do our best to make the accommodation piece as easy as possible. Several first floor rooms at our Hershey PA Lodging meet the needs of older folks and we’re happy to add cots to our larger rooms for families with children. Also, any of our rooms with king sized beds are easily converted to two twins.

    Breakfast and afternoon refreshments are included, and with advanced planning other meals can be arranged.

    Your family will enjoy the many common areas to relax and spread out. Children simply love all the outside spaces at our Hershey PA Inn.

    Of course, we are just minutes away from a vast array of activities for every member of the family to enjoy — Sisters to the Spa, Kids to the Amusement Park, Dads to the Golf course. Ready, Set, Go… to make memories! Just look at our suggested itinerary for families!

    Reunion Specials

    We understand how challenging it can be to plan all the many details of a get together of family or friends. Perhaps we can ease your mind with some of the details:

    Welcome Dessert Reception on your arrival night (or whenever you choose)
    $10 per person plus tax and 15% gratuity
    Non-alcoholic punch, coffee and hot tea, iced tea, personalized sheet cake, and ice cream.

    Welcome Dessert Reception on your arrival night (or whenever you choose)
    $15 person plus tax plus $20 screen charge
    Quality T-Shirts with Westwynd Inn logo and your personalization. Your choice of color and a selection of sizes.

    Family Barbecue

    $20 per person plus tax and 15% gratuity
    We’ll put out the volleyball net, frisbees and horse shoes. You supply the happy people! Then enjoy your day with family, fun and food. Food includes hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, fresh corn (in season), lots of side dishes and sumptuous desserts. Drinks include lemonade, iced tea and other beverages.

    For Our Younger Guests- or for the young at heart!

    Add to any room for  –  $30 per child plus tax
    Willie or Wilma – the Westwynd stuffed bear, a Westwynd t-shirt, a keepsake Westwynd snowflake Christmas ornament. Help feed the animals and earn an official Westwynd workers certificate and ID card!

  • Things To Do

    Welcome to Hershey, The Sweetest Place on Earth

    Everything Hershey – Less Than 3 Miles From the Inn.

    Hershey is such a popular destination for the whole family with thrilling attractions, luxurious accommodations, yummy treats, and plenty to do year round. Come and visit the town made famous by Milton S. Hershey, where the streets are lined with HERSHEY’S KISSES – themed street lights and the air is filled with the sweet smell of chocolate.

    Hersheypark
    A great place to start  your vacation planning. This site is chock full of info about the “Sweetest Place on Earth” including Hersheypark, Chocolate World and other area and regional attractions

    The Spa at the Hershey Hotel
    Many of guests at our Hershey PA Lodging plan their getaways to include time at this very luxurious spa.

    Chocolate World
    Great Fun…and the chance to learn everything you want to know about Chocolate and the town of Hershey. The 3D Theater and Trolley are definitely worth it. You can also buy all Hershey products at big discounts including the new dark chocolate kisses.

    The Hershey Story
    This wonderful new museum Located on Chocolate Avenue in downtown Hershey, celebrates the life and legacy of Milton Hershey through new, interactive exhibits, hands-on fun for everyone – and much, much more!

    Zoo America
    North American Wildlife Park is an 11-acre walk-through zoo that displays living plants and animals from five regions of North America.

    Giant Center
    Home to Hershey Bears Hockey and Concerts – Be sure to check their schedule for Concerts, Special Events and Hockey – The most popular pop groups, Ringling Brothers Circus, Ice Shows  are just a few of the recent attractions.

    Hershey Gardens
    The garden is known for their incredible collection of roses but the children’s garden, perennial and annual beds are also wonderful.

    Hershey Theatre
    For Concerts and Live Theater – We suggest checking their schedule. From road companies of Broadway shows to concerts and classic films, there’s something happening most of the time.

    Milton Hershey School and Founders Hall
    One of Milton Hershey’s enduring legacies. If your schedule permits, a trip to Founders Hall is definitely time well spent.

    But Wait There’s More – No More Than 10 Minutes Away:

    In addition to all Hershey has to offer the are loads of other things to do within very short drives from our Hershey PA Bed and Breakfast. Here’s just a sampling.

    Indian Echo Caverns
    Both Adults and Kids love the caverns. The cave tour is fun and educational and there is a variety of other things to do and see. Be sure to get the money saving coupon at this site.

    Middletown-Hummelstown Railroad
    Enjoy an 11 mile ride in vintage railroad coaches while learning about the history of the area. There’s a railroad song sing-along on the way home. Check the site for special events.

    Adventure Sports
    Just plain fun! We love the race cars, miniature golf and the water guns on the bumper boasts.

    Penn National Race Track
    Enjoy the excitement and beauty of thoroughbred racing. Or try your luck at the brand new Hollywood casino.

    Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, Hershey
    A beautiful new museum that’s fun for the whole family. 

    And Still More  -  Less Than 30 Minutes From our Hershey PA Lodging:

    Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
    Be sure to visit this site. There are activities at the grounds all through the year and the Faire is something quite amazing.

    Fort Indiantown Gap
    This 17000 acre National Guard training center also offers civilians the opportunity to hunt and fish on the property.

    National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg
    A truly exceptional experience. Everyone who goes comes back saying they could have spent days here.

    Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg
    Art, natural history, artifacts and a planetarium all under one roof.

    Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
    Science Museum, Imax, Performance Venue – There is always something happening at the Whitaker. Kids (and adults too) love the Imax and hands on museum.

    Ski Roundtop
    Skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the winter 100% snowmaking. 16 slopes, 10 lifts, Half Pipe and 3 Terrain parks … and one in the summer – paintball and ropes challenge course.

    Nearby Day Trips

    If you have day to spend exploring. We can help you map out a short trip to any of these fascinating towns.

    Harrisburg (25 minutes)
    Visit the most beautiful state capitol building in the USA, ride a River Boat, see great baseball or enjoy gourmet dining. You’ll be amazed at how much Harrisburg has to offer.

    Lancaster County/Amish Country (40 minutes)
    Step back in time and see life lived more simply. We’ll be happy to help you plan your day(s) here.

    Gettysburg (60 minutes)
    Exactly an hour from the farm, a visit to Gettysburg will stay with you a very long time.

    York (45 minutes)
    The factory tour capitol of the East. Harley Davidson is everyone’s favorite but there are also several others.

    Carlisle (40 minutes
    Visit the Army War College or spend the day antiquing. The quaint town of Carlisle has a lot to offer.

    Lebanon (30 minutes)
    Tour a bologna factory or enjoy a true country fair.

    Mt. Gretna (30 minutes)
    Wonderful summer concerts and theater in the round. This little village is favorite of ours.

    Colleges

    Our area is home to several truly excellent schools. Students, parents and visitors to the area will find the sites below very informative. Be sure to check for their concert and lecture series.

    For the Grownups – Wineries, Golf and Casinos

    Wineries

    Create your own off the beaten track excursion and visit the wineries of Central PA. We suggest stopping first At West Hanover, a very tiny winery just 4 miles from the Farm. The friendly owner loves what he creates and is happy to tell you about it. Depending on your time frame the next closest vineyard is Nissley about 25 to 30 minutes from the farm. Their Chambourcin is a favorite of ours.  From there you can head to Naylor and Mason Dixon across the Susquehanna River in York County a delightful drive for quite delightful wines.

    Or

    Continue your tour through the Amish Countryside of Lancaster County with stops at Lancaster County and Twin Brooks wineries. You’ll find The Pennsylvania Wines site http://www.pennsylvaniawine.com is also very helpful in planning your visits. Did you know Pennsylvania is the 4 largest grape producer in the US and has the 5th highest number of wineries?

    Golf

    Looking for a few hours of fun and challenge. The region offers some suberb courses very close to our Hershey Bed and Breakfast.
    Vist GolfLink.com for a comprehensive list of golf courses in the Hershey area. We list them by proximity to Hershey, including courses in neighboring cities. Award-winning golf courses are noted. Click on the course name to view more information on the course, including reviews and tournaments. For more golf courses in this region of Pennsylvania, You can choose a city from the their extensive city listings. 

    Casino

    Try your luck at the new Hollywood Casino.

  • Directions

    GPS Coordinates for Navigation Systems

    Latitude 40.333739, Longitude -76.671422
    N40°20.02434, W076°40.28532

    From I-81 Traveling South (Including Route 22 Traveling West)

    1. Exit at Grantville/Route 743 (#80) At end of exit ramp, turn left or south toward Hershey, Pennsylvania
    2. At Route 22 (first light), turn right
    3. Proceed 1.4 miles to Sand Beach Road
    4. Turn left or South
    5. Proceed 2 miles
    6. Our driveway is the first driveway on the left after Early Mill Road

    From I-81 Traveling North (Including Route 22 Traveling West)

    1. Exit at Manada Hill/Hershey (#77)
    2. At end of exit ramp, turn right
    3. At Route 22 (second light), turn left
    4. Proceed 2.5 miles to Sand Beach Road
    5. Turn right or South
    6. Proceed 2 miles
    7. Our driveway is the first driveway on left after Early Mill Road

    Routes I-83N and I-581 Toward Harrisburg

    1. Cross Susquehanna River
    2. After Exit 45, watch for signs to Hershey, Pennsylvania
    3. Go straight onto 322
    4. Follow signs to Hershey Park, exiting on Route 39
    5. Go past entrance to Park
    6. At next intersection (Turkey Hill and Red Robin on corner), turn left onto Sand Beach Road
    7. Proceed 3 miles to our driveway (Landmarks: Your are close when you pass Level Road and Devonshire Road)
    8. As you pass Devonshire, there are 4 ranch houses on your right (white, yellow, brick, and stone)
    9. Our driveway is immediately after the stone ranch house

    From Route 15 Traveling North

    1. Travel toward Harrisburg
    2. Exit at Route I-581 toward Harrisburg
    3. Cross Susquehanna River
    4. After Exit 45, watch for signs to Hershey, Pennsylvania
    5. Go straight onto 322
    6. Follow signs to Hershey Park, exiting on Route 39
    7. Go past entrance to Park
    8. At next intersection (Turkey Hill and Red Robin on corner), turn left onto Sand Beach Road
    9. Proceed 3 miles to our driveway (Landmarks: Your are close when you pass Level Road and Devonshire Road)
    10. As you pass Devonshire, there are 4 ranch houses on your right (white, yellow, brick, and stone)
    11. Our driveway is immediately after the stone ranch house

    From Route 15 Traveling South

    1. Take Route 15 to Route 322 East to Route I-81 North
    2. Exit at Manada Hill/Hershey (#77)
    3. At end of exit ramp, turn right
    4. At Route 22 (second light), turn left
    5. Proceed 2.5 miles to Sand Beach Road
    6. Turn right or South. Proceed 2 miles
    7. Our driveway is the first driveway on left after Early Mill Road

    From Pennsylvania Turnpike – Exit 226 (Carlisle)

    1. Follow signs to I-81 North
    2. Exit at Manada Hill/Hershey (#77)
    3. At end of exit ramp, turn right
    4. At Route 22 (second light), turn left
    5. Proceed 2.5 miles to Sand Beach Road
    6. Turn right or South. Proceed 2 miles
    7. Our driveway is the first driveway on left after Early Mill Road

    From Pennsylvania Turnpike – Exit 266

    1. Take Route 322 toward Hershey, Pennsylvania
    2. At Route 743 (Crossroads Antique Barn on corner), turn right
    3. Follow Route 743 through Hershey (It will make several turns and go past east side of amusement park)
    4. At Park Drive (intersection with traffic light at end of park with Red Robin on right and Turkey Hill on left), go straight onto Sand Beach Road
    5. Proceed 3 miles to our driveway (Landmarks: Your are close when you pass Level Road and Devonshire Road. As you pass Devonshire)
    6. there are 4 ranch houses on your right (white, yellow, brick, and stone)
    7. Our driveway is immediately after the stone ranch house