About this listing
A quiet oasis in the heart of Lehigh Valley, PA.
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. Spring 2015 saw the arrival of 4 kids born on the property. 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:
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.
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
Guests have access to kitchen/dining area, sitting rooms and all outside space including patio and pool area. Pool area is used at guests' own risk. Lifeguard or other supervision is not provided.
Interaction with Guests
We are here to welcome you and show you around and then available as you need us. We are happy to chat, recommend places in the area and socialize, but realize many just want as much privacy as possible. We take your lead...
A rural area with close proximity to conveniences such as a grocery store, liquor store, restaurants and shops.
1. Must love animals: inside we have 2 very friendly beagles and one very shy cat. Outside we have a wide assortment of chickens, 9 goats and one secluded bee hive.
2. No smoking in the house.
3. Freshly laundered bed linens and towels are provided at arrival and refreshed as needed.
4. Use of the pool is at your own risk. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the pool area. Pool towels are provided.
We very much enjoyed our stay at country comfort. Larry and Ken have a gorgeous place: luxuriously comfortable I'd say! They were kind and considerate hosts, providing lovely food for breakfast, a lovely garden to hang out in with charming goats for entertainment. Their place is in beautiful peaceful countryside. It was relaxing to be there in every way and we felt very well cared for.
Staying here was being in a gallery of lovely things. Every corner of the home a carefully considered composition. Even the bed was an inspiration of line-dried percale sheets that smelled as sweet as the pristine country around us. Breakfast was homegrown raspberry jam, sweet, soft cream butter on grainy local bread, family chicken'ed eggs, pressed coffee. So perfect. Ken and Larry were delightful, happy to tell stories of the house and their experiences transitioning to this dreamy life of theirs. I can't recommend this place more highly.
Ken and Larry were very kindly hosts. The house is very warm, because in the professional design of the master, interior furnishings and color coordination. Here is a small farm, planting a variety of vegetables, raising a number of poultry, livestock. We are very fond of the quiet here.
It is a great space very conveniently located near Bethlehem and bike trails. Ken keeps the space very comfortable with a great pool area and backyard seating area. Very cozy and the best part is all the goats and chickens running about. Already you can have fresh eggs for breakfast. Maybe one day fresh goat cheese will also be available...
Ken and Larry were wonderful hosts. Their oasis in Hellertown is beautiful! The home is amazing with friendly dogs and a cat as well as many farm animals. Being a city boy such as myself it was a blessing to find solace and peace in this home. They were more than generous with providing breakfast and full use of the common area and kitchen. We hope to go back on other trips and even if we cannot stay we will stop by to say hello!
PS. The eggs on the counter are real and delicious :). And the granola is homemade.
Very friendly and informative. Got full use of the living kitchen and got to do my own thing. Spacious bedroom and bathroom.
Nice to have fresh eggs and coffee in the morning!
Thank you for the hospitality!
My only complaint was that I wish our trip was longer than one night. Ken and Larry are top notch hosts and have a lovely home. I spent a lot of time taking in all the art as well as outdoor space. We had the opportunity to take a dip in the pool and enjoyed a restful sleep. Morning was perfect with farm fresh eggs, delicious jam and coffee. I hope to come back to get some writing done-- the place is that inspiring!
About the Host, Ken
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