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Pretty Meadow Farm is a unique haven, designed to provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world. Set deep in the heart of Perry County, the farm boasts an unmatched solitude. The sounds of birds, wind and the delightful Big Buffalo Creek welcome guests.
Once you set your luggage down, you become a part of rural Perry County - part of the fresh country air, part of the untamed stream, and part of the history of America. Devolve to a place without traffic, televisions and tension. Pretty Meadow Farm is an oasis where slow foods sustain, timeless beauty surrounds and clean space abounds. Come stay with us - you need some time away.
Pretty Meadow Farm is a picturesque property, perfect for your small event. We would love to talk with you about helping to arrange your wedding, showers, tea, or business or social meeting. Depending on your guest list, we can provide hors d'oeuvres or arrange catering. Call us today to schedule a tour and explore how we can help to make your event perfect.
Pretty Meadow Farm was established in 1763. In the midst of hostile Native American territory, the land was not used for nearly ten years, until a log house was built and farm land was cultivated. The main house on the property was built in 1809. Throughout the last 200 years, the property has remained largely unchanged. Current owners, Marti and Bill Roberts, devoted preservationists, purchased the farm in 2006 and since then have indulged in bits of modern convenience and luxury here and there. Many aspects of the stone dwelling are original, such as deep window sills, exposed beam ceilings, low doorways, flooring and two massive, back-to-back stone fireplaces. The original log house also remains and has been restored as a special events facility.
Another priority was to reestablish the farming operation. As devotees of the principles of sustainable agriculture the Roberts' commitment to farming helps to ensure that this historic property can be productive, contribute to the local economy and demonstrate good stewardship to the land and livestock that grace the gently rolling hills at Pretty Meadow Farm.
In addition to her love for preservation, Marti is a foodie with a penchant for simple, wholesome, gourmet. Whether cooking fresh treats in the afternoon or a full local fare breakfast, Marti is at home in the kitchen and loves to spoil guests with her culinary creations. Combining the modern day Slow Food and Buy Local movements and her lineage in Mediterranean cuisine, Marti believes fabulous food requires ingredients that are fresh and local and that cooking is a labor of love.
One of the most important aspects about Pretty Meadow Farm is our approach. We are not fussy or intrusive. We find this farm calming, centering and nurturing and want to open that experience to our guests. We will accommodate guests in every way possible, but will not poke, prod or hover. We find the grace of fine furnishings, elegant accommodations and clean, simple space is nourishing and healing.
Pretty Meadow Farm is 122 acres of rolling hills, forest and working farm land. We boast an historically appropriate organic garden, nearly three miles of walking trails and a sitting porch on which guests can rock away all worries. We've chosen to keep the dÃ©cor simple, refined and unobtrusive. We find the clean space allows energy to flow and the mind to relax. With minimal electronics and technology to distract you, Pretty Meadow Farm is an oasis in our modern life of constant communication bombardment. You may actually hear yourself think!
Guests choose from four private queen suites. Some of our indulgences include:
- Our bedding consists of 350 count combed cotton linens with double down surround pillows, high speed internet, well-appointed rooms each with their own seating area, contemporary conveniences in a Colonial inspired setting
- Private spa-inspired baths featuring amenities from Kiehl's - America's oldest apothecary, heated tile floors, rainfall showerheads, natural stone topped vanities, and luxurious 100% pure, long-staple Turkish cotton towels
- Exposed beams, two original massive stone fireplaces, deep sill windows, original wood-fired kitchen stove, and individually climate-controlled rooms
- Premium coffees and teas and epicurean delights, all catered to your dietary needs and requests.
***Due to construction on the Markelsville Bridge, our directions have changed. Please follow the updated directions below.***
As of June 27, 2011, From the Newport Exit of Route 322/22:
Take Route 34 South for 1 mile into Newport. Turn right onto 4th Street/Route 849. Follow Rt 849 for 6.9 miles (despite construction signs telling you the road is closed ahead). At the (closed) Markelsville bridge, turn right. Go straight onto a dirt lane, which is Campbell Rd. Pretty Meadow Farm is at the first driveway on the right.
* Note to GPS users: Some systems will try to direct you off 322 toward Duncannon, we recommend that you proceed on 22/322 to the Newport exit – PA34.
From Boston:Total time for the trip is about 7 1/2 hours
Take the Mass Pike to Exit #9. Take I-84 WEST through Connecticut and New YorkState to I-81 South near Scranton, PA. Exit onto Route 22/322 West (toward Lewistown). Follow 22/322 West about 17 miles. Take the Newport Exit. Take a left off the exit. Follow From Newport Exit above.
From New York City: Total time for the trip is about 4 hours
Take the Lincoln Tunnel to the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 14, Newark Airport/I-78. Take I-78 West to Route I -81 South. Exit in about 20 miles onto Route 22/322 West (toward Lewistown). Go about 17 miles. Take the Newport exit. Take a left off the exit. Follow From Newport Exit above.
From Philadelphia: Total time for the trip is about 2 1/2 hours
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 19, Harrisburg East exit. Continue straight onto I-283 toward Harrisburg to I- 83 North. Go about 5 miles to I-81 South. Take I-81 South about 3 miles until you reach Route 22/322 West (toward Lewistown). Follow 22/322 West about 17 miles. Take the Newport Exit. Take a left off the exit. Follow From Newport Exit above.
From Washington: Total time for the trip is about 3 hours
Take I-270 North to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 North to Camp Hill, PA. Exit onto 581 extension to I-83 North towards Harrisburg. North of Harrisburg follow I-81 South. Take I-81 South until you reach the Route 22/322 West (toward Lewistown). Follow 22/322 West about 17 miles. Take the Newport Exit. Take a left off the exit. Follow From Newport Exit above.
From Baltimore: Total time for the trip is about 2 1/2 hours
From I-695, take I-83 toward Harrisburg. North of Harrisburg, exit onto I-81 South. Take I-81 South about 3 miles until you reach the Route 22/322 West (toward Lewistown). Follow 22/322 West about 17 miles. Take the Newport Exit. Take a left off the exit. Follow From Newport Exit above.
From Cleveland: Total time for the trip is about 6 hours
Take I-80 East to Exit #23 at Bellefonte. Take Route 220 South to Route 144 South. Route 144 ends at Potters Mills. Go straight onto Route 322 East. Continue on Route 322 until you reach the Newport Exit. Take a right off the exit. Follow From Newport Exit above.