Country Comfort near Bethlehem, PA

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Springtown Hill Rd, Hellertown, PA 18055, United States

The Space

Enjoy a unique stay in a private bedroom on our micro-farm.
Originally built in 1886 as a gentleman's farm for a prominent physician, now fully restored and modernized while keeping the original character, Larken Springs Farm is a quiet oasis in the heart of the Lehigh Valley.

Two bedrooms are available year-round. Each has a queen size bed and comfortable furnishings. Both rooms share a modern bath with separate shower and spa tub. One of the rooms also has a sitting room that contains a desk and daybed with twin mattress.
In the warmer months we can accommodate additional guests in the unheated summer kitchen at the rear of the house. Upstairs is bedroom with queen bed. Downstairs we can set up a queen size air mattress if needed.
The rooms are not quite as well appointed as the rest of the house, but they do allow for groups of up to 9.
Other rooms accessible to our guests include a full gourmet kitchen and dining room that seats (email hidden) room with cable television and a quiet parlor for relaxing after a hectic day.
Outside are many seating areas and gardens to wander through. The pool area has dining tables and lounge chairs for your further relaxation. We grow most of our own fruits and vegetables here on the property and have approximately 60 chickens that free range on the grounds and provide the best eggs you've ever tasted, available each morning for your breakfast. In July 2012, we added two Nigerian Dwarf Goat doelings, followed by 3 more in the fall of 2013. These beautiful girls will one day provide milk and cheese.

When was the last time you awoke to a rooster crowing?

To clarify, this is a bed and breakfast. We live here with our two beagles, one shy cat, 5 goats and many chickens. We rent 3 bedrooms that share a large private bathroom. The kitchen/dining room, living rooms and outside spaces are all available for guests' use.

Though the farmette feels miles away from the civilized world, we're actually very close to all the Lehigh Valley has to offer:
The new Sands Casino in Bethlehem is less than 5 miles away.
The beautiful new Arts Quest Steel Stacks complex is 6 miles away.
The Rail Trail hiking and biking path is within walking distance and offers miles of pathways along the old rail lines connecting the small towns of the Lehigh Valley.

Also a short drive:
Lehigh University
Historic Bethlehem
Dorney Park
Antiquing in Quakertown
Hiking/biking along the Delaware River in Bucks Co.
The charming downtowns of Easton and Allentown

In 75 minutes you can be in New York City or Center City Philadelphia. .

Please note: We generally need 24 hours notice prior to your reservation and do not usually accept same day requests.

Rate Clarifications:
The $110 per night rate ( is for one or two people sharing a bed. ($99 on weekdays)
Two people sharing the double room, one in queen bed, one in daybed is $150 per night.
Two people, each with their own bedroom is $180 per night.
If you'd like one of these configurations, please send a message and I'll send you a special rate.

Thank you for considering a stay with us.

Ken and Larry, Proprietors

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 9
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $45 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • We couldn't have picked a better place to stay then Ken and Larry's beautiful farm. They were very gracious hosts, greeting us along with the beagles, Gracie and Barney. We had a restful night's sleep, a wonderful breakfast and a nice walk with our dogs up to meet the goats.
    The place was easy to find. Ken's directions were perfect. The birds singing and the roosters crowing in the morning let us know we had a great day ahead as we continued our drive south.
    Thanks, Ken and Larry!

    March 2014
  • We were completely charmed by Ken and Larry's place. Beautifully appointed, neat as a pin. We enjoyed fresh eggs and homemade jam for breakfast, and the nearby Saucon Valley Rail Trail provided a lovely place for early morning walks. Delightful hosts.

    November 2013
  • Excellent in every way!

    October 2013
  • Ken and Larry are wonderful and their beautiful home is my dream house. I was in town for a race and it was the perfect place to stay - quiet, comfortable and within quick reach of good places to eat and unwind. Our hosts gave us lots of privacy and were very friendly. B&Bs can sometimes feel awkward but we felt totally at home. The wonderful dogs, Gracie and Barney, were definitely a highlight! Loved this place and highly recommend to animal lovers and others looking for a more unique place to stay.

    October 2013
  • Ken and Larry are very welcoming and we really enjoyed talking with them about some of our favorite places in the area. They had great suggestions and we ended up going to a neat farmers' market in the nearby on our way out of town. Their farmhouse is very comfortable and we had a wonderful time. We really appreciated the yummy breakfast offerings including the fresh eggs from their own chickens and got to try a number of the jellies they make themselves. We can't wait to go back!

    September 2013
  • Unbelievable time at Larken Springs Farm! Everything was perfect - from the ambience to the coffee ... the goats to the bedrooms, we had a most enjoyable weekend. Although in the area for business, when we were at the farm, we felt like we were on vacation!

    I cannot recommend it enough!

    August 2013
  • We come annually to the Allentown area the first weekend in August for the Drum Corps show. This year we opted for something other than a hotel and were glad we did. This old farmhouse is a wonder. Good sized rooms, make your own breakfast from eggs that were laid the day before, toast with jams made right there, french press coffee, and marvel at the decorations and art in each and every room! Ken and Larry are delights, friendly, helpful, and social. You are reminded you are on a farm as roosters crow early, so if you like to sleep in make sure your window is closed. We will come back, even with that rooster...

    August 2013
  • Ken and Larry (and beagles Barney and Gracie) were most welcoming hosts at their beautifully furnished home farm. A very relaxing poolside retreat and home base during a busy family visit nearby. Loved visiting with the chickens and goats too. During a sudden summer storm with power outage, Ken and Larry guided us back in with plenty of candles. Delicious, simple breakfast offerings. Don't forget to pick up some of their homemade jams. We'll definitely be back! Thanks!

    June 2013
  • Even after a 10 hour drive home, still feeling the relaxing effects of our family weekend at Ken's B & B. We raised our kids in the country, so this was a perfect place for a family reunion. After a few nights, I was so relaxed, I just lied in bed and fell asleep as the sun set. The smells of the old house, bird songs and the fresh air, transported me to that sweet spot of a summer vacation. You can tell Ken has always wanted to run a B & B and be a gentlemen farmer. The whole place is a SO quaint and cozy with quilts, pottery, antiques, loving pets and farm animals. We also really enjoyed the pool. The location is also perfect, with a dirt bike path along a river, less than a mile away. We biked from the house a few times and walked there as a family. Town is close by for dining or take out. Beautiful homes and trophy farms comprise the local neighborhoods and seen on the bike trail as well. This place is an airbnb find. I would stay here simply for the experience.

    June 2013
  • What a wonderful experience! The home is delightful, the grounds are beautiful and calming and our hosts were friendly, accommodating and very, very welcoming. Five of us stayed with Ken and Larry and I'm pretty sure that five of us will be back. Our stay was FAR too short for this lovely place!!

    June 2013
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A quiet oasis in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. We bought this place as a weekend getaway and quickly decided to escape the city and live here full-time. After restoring the house and surrounding gardens we began to create a small farm to feed ourselves and our guests. We raise heirloom fruits and vegetables without pesticides and have a flock of pasture-raised chickens for eggs. Both avid cooks, we love to entertain. Ken Foster and Larry Lantz
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