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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:
April 26, 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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Hamburg Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
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:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Full Size Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Historical Loos Homestead Inn Offers A Unique Lodging Experience!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay. House is very well maintaned, cozy and comfortable. Nancy and Ron are very helpful and pleasant. Will definitly stay again in this place, if we will be in the area.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Maria. It was a pleasure meeting you and the family, and having you as our guests. We hope you have a chance to visit us again sometime. Nancy & Ron
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Our favorite get-away location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the Loos Homestead. We again found Ron and Nancy to be enthusiastic, gracious hosts. Their personal touches on our pending arrival were very thoughtful and much appreciated. The location of the homestead is just perfect for being as busy, or not busy as you want to be. The peace and quiet make you feel far away from everything yet you are less than an hour (in almost every direction) from some of the best things Pennsylvania has to offer. You feel immediately cozy and safe in your surroundings due to Ron and Nancy's attention to details around the property and the secluded location. We visited JIm Thorpe, Reading, Lancaster and Allentown with ease and spent a great deal of time on the gorgeous back roads around Hamburg. Our list of 'Must-Dos' would include; Bicycling on the Bartram Trail, the Lehigh Gorge Railway in Jim Thorpe, The 'Escape Room' and Rachel's Creperie in Lancaster and the lunch counter at Hamburgs Drug Store. My only regret leaving the Homestead is staying too busy to just sit and enjoy the calm surroundings. If you can't relax on an early evening, just listening to nature and watching the frogs in the pond, you probably never will!

We love everything about the Homestead and the surrounding area. We will return again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dennis & Kim, We believe that the ultimate compliment to us as hosts, is having our guests choose to return for future visits. It is so very nice to hear that our efforts are appreciated. As previously, you were the perfect guests and it was such a pleasure seeing you again. You have taken advantage of the quiet and tranquility of our Homestead, as well as the many places to visit in close proximity and we appreciate you sharing that with us and others who read your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again not just as guests, but as friends!! Best & Many Thanks, 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.


Rates & Availability

Hamburg Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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