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Historical Loos Homestead Inn Offers A Unique Lodging Experience!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,280 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

1765 Colonial Homestead Inn is located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Experience the quiet, tranquil surroundings of this charming country suite. We are conveniently located within four miles of Routes 78 & 61, Cabela's, downtown Hamburg, and the Appalachian Trail. Hershey Park is 50 min. away and Dorney Park is only 35 min. If you are looking for a central location to enjoy day trips to Harrisburg, Allentown, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Lancaster (Amish Country), look no further. It is an ideal getaway for families and friends to vacation, or extended business stays. Please note however, we cannot accommodate large gatherings such as weddings, family reunions, etc. This unique, two story suite (half of house) has two bedrooms and a private bath with shower/tub combo on the second floor. The front bedroom offers a queen bed and the second has a full size bed. The bedroom on the third floor has two twin beds and is available upon request only for an additional fee. Relax in your sitting room and fully furnished kitchen and dining area located on the first floor. All rooms have a lovely pond and meadow view. Fishing gear is available for your use. Enjoy a private entrance and yard with picnic table. Additional amenities include central air on the second and third floor and window unit on the first floor, free WiFi, flat screen TV with satellite service in the sitting room and front bedroom. Towels, linens, alarm clock and hair dryer. Kitchen is fully stocked and includes complimentary breakfast items to get you started. These items will include eggs, sausage, bagels or English muffins, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea. Laundry is available upon request. This is a non-smoking property and we are not handicap accessible. Your comfort, privacy and enjoyment are our highest priority. As hosts we are available for requests, information, travel suggestions, or conversation. Should you prefer your privacy, we will respect that equally.

Ron & Nancy Boyer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Ron & Nancy Boyer

Born and raised in Berks County.

Met on a blind date. Married 44 years and have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.


We love spending time with the family, traveling, and meeting new people.

Though we've traveled through the US and abroad, we always love coming home.

Home is where our heart is!

Ron & Nancy Boyer purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Ron & Nancy Boyer chose Berks County

My fondest childhood memories were spending weekends and school vacations with my grandparents here at the Loos Homestead. It's a wonderful place for children to explore and grownups to relax. August 2015 marked the 250th anniversary of the homestead,

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The homestead still has the original hardwood floors and hand cut beams, molding, deep 18 inch windowsills and pegs on the wall where ancestors hung their clothes. Lot's of love and care have gone into refurbishing the homestead without compromising it's integrity. A beautiful view may be experienced from any window. Wildlife, such as deer, fox, and eagles can be seen on any given day. We love to sit on the porch with a cup of coffee and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful! Quiet-a 'hidden jem'
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Hamburg in Berks County

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Full Size Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom is available for an additional fee only
  • In order to keep our costs down, we only open and charge for the third bedroom when needed. Third bedroom: 0-4 people $25.00 per night (a revised quote will be sent) 5 people $25.00 (billed automatically as an additional person charge) 6 people $50.00 per night (billed automatically as two additional person charge).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Historical Loos Homestead Inn Offers A Unique Lodging Experience!
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 36 reviews

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this property. The accommodations are superb and Nancy is extremely gracious. This is a private 2 bedroom (with extra bedroom as an option) apartment in a historic, very well maintained home - with a very private entrance. You never feel too close to the owners but they are there if you need them.

In Washington DC, New York or Philadelphia this accommodation would be much, much more. Everything is provided (linens, towels, WiFi and a full breakfast in the Fridge-eggs, sausage, OJ and cold cereal if you would like). We had enough goodies, including Nancy's delicious homemade Pumpkin Bread and Grape Jam for 2 full breakfasts.

There is a wonderful outdoor porch with a great view of a small pond if you enjoy eating outside. I highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeffrey, Your wonderful/detailed review is very much appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed the bread and jam. It is important to us that our guests feel welcome, comfortable, and are provided with everything to make their stay relaxing and enjoyable. I'm so glad you liked the bread and jam; my personal touch, which hopefully adds to a memorable visit. You were certainly delightful guests and we hope you will visit us again! Nancy
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this visit to the Loos Homestead. The accommodations were just as described. We visited the Kutztown area while we were here and enjoyed the many things to do.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kevin, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for the great review. Hope you visit us again in the future. Nancy & Ron
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Great weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Quiet and out of the hustle and bustle. Had a great weekend relaxing with family. It was a beautiful place to stay on a beautiful weekend. Owners were very welcoming and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you visit again. Ron & Nancy
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Lovely inn surrounded by grounds that welcome you to explore them. Nancy & Ron were gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful..great old home. Such a great feel for history ...we truly enjoyed our stay. Owners were very accomodating and their home shows pride of ownership.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again. Nancy & Ron
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Staying here made our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The historic house was lovely and very comfortable. The grounds have a pond with a boat and fishing gear. The kids were begging to go back as soon as we left. The hosts areso thoughtful - fresh strawberry bread in the fridge!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed, Thank you. We're glad you and the family enjoyed your visit. It always warms our hearts to see children having fun playing on the property. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to visit us again. Nancy & Ron
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Lovely Country Home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the late evening and our hostess was very gracious in providing all the info for our overnight stay. Although a historic property, it was entirely updated inside. Our family was quite comfortable in this home as it offered the privacy that we were looking for while traveling with our young adult daughters. The abundant breakfast items were an added bonus that we do not usually experience in home rentals. Although we arrived late and checked out early, we were able to see that the outside property was amazing with a porch, pond, and playground--only wish we could have stayed long enough to enjoy them.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the complimentary breakfast items. It was a pleasure meeting and hosting you and your family even for a short visit. Hopefully you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We'd love for you to be able to visit again and stay a bit longer. Nancy & Ron
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Reading Municipal Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Intersection of Route 61 and 78
Car: necessary

Hamburg is a beautiful town at the foot hills of the Blue Mountains conveniently located 32 miles from Allentown and 53 miles from Harrisburg, along Route 78. We are only 4 miles to the famous Cabela's, and within close proximity of attractions such as Roadside America (5 mi) five wineries (16 mi or less) VF Outlets (19 mi) Yuengling Brewery (21 mi) Dorney Park (29 mi) Casino Resort (43 mi) Hershey Park (44 mi). Lancaster ( 45 mi). Outdoor Recreation include the Appalachian Trail, Schuylkill River trail, Blue Rocks, Community Parks and Pool, Hamburg Reservoir, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kaercher Creek, Kernsville Dam, Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock, golf courses and State Game Land for hunting. The Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad, Crystal Cave, Farview R/C Flyers, Golden Age Air Museum, Hamburg Strand movie theater, Hoffman Lanes, Koziar's Christmas Village, Mountain Springs Arena, Ozzie's Family Fun Center, Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, The Rodale Institue, WK & S Railroad are all within a few minutes drive. You won't want to miss the many shopping and dining opportunities in Hamburg, all with free parking.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Hamburg, Greater Philadelphia

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.0%

Third bedroom charge:
up to 4 guests $25.00 per night. Guest must request 3rd bedroom . A revised quote will be sent to you by owner
over 4 guests will be charged an extra person charge calculated automatically by Home Away $25.00 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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