Inn at a Glance: Joseph Ambler Inn
The origins of the Joseph Ambler Inn can be traced all the way back to William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania and one of America’s elder statesmen. Penn granted the land on which the inn currently stands to the estate’s first owner. In the early 18th century, the estate owner built a farmhouse on 12 acres of rolling eastern Pennsylvania countryside. Today this land contains five historical buildings, including the original farmhouse.
- Enjoy a full country breakfast on the house every morning.
- On-site restaurant: Use your $20 dining credit toward dishes such as pan-roasted Chilean sea bass and Kobe beef burger or a glass of wine from the extensive menu of varietals, winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence since 1994.
- Guest rooms feature a mix of period antiques and contemporary amenities, such as electric fireplaces (in select units) and WiFi.
- Upgrade for Suite perks: Take in the fresh air from your private patio, standard in all suites (upgrade to a suite through the hotel directly).
North Wales, Pennsylvania: Rolling Countryside Close to Philadelphia
The village of North Wales is located less than an hour north of the bright lights of Philadelphia, close to Valley Forge National Historical Park. It was there that General George Washington encamped his Continental Army in 1777–1778. Today a welcome center at the site of the historic location features artifacts, exhibits, and a short film.
For a nice day trip, head to nearby Lambertville, New Jersey, where you can browse the storefronts of more than 40 vendors selling antique furniture, vintage clothing, costume jewelry, or rare Kewpie dolls resembling Grover Cleveland. Or hit the Bucks County Wine Trail to enjoy tastings and picnics at Pennsylvania’s underrated vineyards.