I grew up 2 miles from Blue Heron Barn and had no idea it even existed! I now live in NJ, a few miles outside Philadelphia. I often mention how much I miss the area where I grew up. When my girlfriends and I were planning a getaway weekend for my 50th birthday, I stumbled upon this listing. Our plan was to return to my "roots" and visit with my family and the quaint and peaceful towns of Lititz, Mount Gretna, and Hershey. Becky was great to deal with in the planning stages.
From the moment we arrived, we started to relax. John greeted us upon arrival, and we felt instantly welcomed. The barn is amazing and charming. We are all very particular when staying away from home, and Blue Heron Barn exceed all of our expectations. The house is inviting and extremely clean - country charm meets modern day amenities. At every turn, we were thrilled with our choice. The peace and quiet hum of nature made us slow down and enjoy our escape from the frantic pace we usually keep. The back deck was the perfect place to catch up on a good book, enjoy a glass of wine, and appreciate the peacefulness of this area. My friends were amazed at the amount of stars that can be seen at night. One friend remarked that she had never been somewhere that was so quiet and relaxing - perfect for taking time to slow down. We'd love to come back in the wintertime. We were imagining how beautiful it would be with snow on the ground. I have already recommended Blue Heron Barn to everyone we spoke to during our visit. I am hoping some of the locals start recommending it to friends and relatives. When it was time to leave, we didn't want to go... a perfect testament to how wonderful a place it really is.