Amish Immersion 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

A life just as it was 300 years ago: An Amish Experience

October 14-18, 2024
5 days / 4 nights

Trip Status: Open

Single Occupancy: $3, 550
Double Occupancy: $2,880

Dates:  October 14-18, 2024

Location: Leola, PA

Airport: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)

Accommodations: The Inn at Leola Village

 Meet your hosts

Ellen & kelly

Ellen & Kelly

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.

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Secure your reservation here. We only take 12 women on this trip. Making a reservation is the only way to secure your name to the trip list.

Buggies, Markets, Goats and Whoopie Pies

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

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Trip Highlights

  • The Inn at Leola:  A Forbes’ Five Star Culinary Award, AAA’s Five Diamond Award of Excellence, and a member of Preferred Hotel Group’s Historic Hotels of America
  • Enjoy an authentic Amish buggy ride with Abe’s Buggy Rides. Explore the countryside with stops along the way and Q&A with your Amish driver throughout.  
  •  Visit the quaint Misty Creek Goat Dairy – Amish-owned 
  • Interactive tour of Julius  Sturgis Pretzel Bakery and Wilbur Chocolate dating back to 1865
  • Amish Country Scooter Tour–exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses and a stop to Make Whoopie Pies with local Amish family.
  • Interactive dinner with Sarah – This is a traditional Amish dinner in a private home
  • Spend an afternoon on an Amish Farm enjoying. cider pressing, baking, churning butter, making preserves, and enjoying time with the farm animals. 

 

Day One: Welcome to the Amish Country

Highlights

  • Arrive at Harrisburg International Air where your fabulous BB hosts will be waiting for you!
  • Check-in at The Inn at Leola Village, A Historial Hotel of America *A Local Woman Owned & Operated Entity
    • The only venue in Pennsylvania to be recognized with Forbes’ Five Star Culinary Award, AAA’s Five Diamond Award of Excellence , and a member of Preferred Hotel Group’s Historic Hotels of America.
  •  Visit Misty Creek Goat Dairy – an Amish-owned dairy farm with goat milk soap, and goat cheese, and of course, you get to pet the goats. 
  • Welcome Dinner together at Osteria Avanti * Discover a taste of the Italian countryside
  • Spend a leisurely evening building relationships with like-minded ladies

 

Amish Experience
Amish Experience
Amish Experience

Day Two: Hit the famous Root’s Market, Make Pretzels and Eat Some Chocolate! 

Highlights

  • Early Risers take a sunrise coffee walk from hotel.
  • Breakfast at Gracie’s * One of Lancaster’s most celebrated restaurants
    • Made from scratch in-house
  • After breakfast head to the Famous Roots Country Market and Old Mill Flea Market – hunting for Amish Treasures
  • Grab lunch at Circo * Old World Recipes
  • Interactive tour of Julius  Sturgis Pretzel Bakery we will tour the original pretzel bakery and get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting using a flour & water mixture, & observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand
  • Pop in to Wilbur Chocolate – Back in 1865, Mr. H.O. Wilbur was successfully operating a hardware and stove business in Vineland, N.J. The chance of uniting with Samuel Croft in the confectionery business in Philadelphia seemed to offer a larger opportunity, and they became partners under the name of Croft & Wilbur, starting in the candy business at 125 North Third St., Philadelphia. They produced largely molasses candies and hard candies, which were sold to the railroad company for train boys to sell. Confectionery manufacturing equipment at that time consisted of a kettle, with a coal or coke fire, some buckets, and a marble slab
  • Spend time exploring Board Street and visiting a few local boutiques
  • Dinner at Bier Hall Brewing a fun locally owned hot spot with fabulous food

 

Amish Experience
Amish Experience
Amish Experience

Day Three: Amish Farms, Country Back Roads and Covered Bridges 

Highlights

  • Early Riser Coffee Walk
  • Breakfast at On Orange located in a historical building dating back to the 1850’s – Swedish Pancakes and Waffles 
  • Visit an Amish Farm and House for a private goat yoga and petting party
  • Lunch at Agape Cafe and Grill 
  • Visit The Farm Creamery for ice cream! A local hotspot with ice cream made from the cows on their farm
  • Amish Country Scooter Tour – exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and schoolhouses, as well as an insightful look at one of Lancaster County’s oldest covered bridges. Enjoy miles of Amish country back roads to explore, this tour will give you a uniquely exciting way to get back in touch with historic Pennsylvania
  • Make Whoopie Pies with local Amish family
  • Interactive dinner with Sarah – This is a traditional Amish dinner in a private Amish home

 

Amish Experience
Amish Experience
Amish Experience

Day Four: Experience Life on an Authentic Amish Farm 

Highlights

  • Early Risers Coffee Walk
  • Our morning on the farm will include Cider pressing, baking, churning butter, making apple sauce and preserving in mason jars.
  • Take a treat home! We will also get to milk a cow, hold baby pigs, and enjoy a baby chicks hayride
  • Enjoy an afternoon Amish buggy ride through the countryside stopping at Amish road stops along the way and having a Q&A with your Amish driver.  
  • Goodbye dinner at The Log Cabin – The cabin was built in 1929
     
Amish Experience
Amish Experience
Amish Experience

Day Five: Goodbye to New Friends or Until We Meet Again!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a final breakfast together and hit the road by 10 am to head to the airport.
  • Experience a smooth departure process with provided transportation from the hotel to the airport.
  • Bid heartfelt goodbyes to your travel companions
  • Depart from Amish Country with cherished memories, treasured friendships, and a deep appreciation for the Amish

 

Pricing

Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

How it Works:

Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

Activity Level – moderate

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There will be walking and standing during the tour.  You will need to be able to get in and out of a van.

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

Flight Details

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

Arrival Airport: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
Arrival Date: October 14, 2024
Pick-Up Times: Please Arrive by 2:00 PM

Departure Airport: Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
Departure Date:  October 18, 2024
Drop off Times: Drop off will be at 11:00 AM

Important information

As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

  • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
  • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
  • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
  • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
  • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip
  • This trip will have have a maximum of 12 women
  • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
  • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
  • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.