Once you check-in, you may enjoy our beautiful Inn garden while relaxing in the front porch chairs. Gardens planted by our program participants are especially plentiful in the warmer months. Two pastures around the Inn provides a place to play for our goats, sheep and ducks. Our free-range chickens and rooster as well as our goats sometimes find shelter within our bank barn. On hot days, guests can enjoy a soak in our outdoor pool. Come evening, step outside for the firefly show and listen to the crickets. After a comfortable night’s rest, enjoy a breakfast prepared by our participants. Guests are welcome to play with our resident cat, feed the animals, gather eggs and cuddle with our rabbits. Take a stroll down the driveway. Enjoy a picnic just outside of the Inn by our summer kitchen. Guests that are ideal for the Inn include: Those that are in town to enjoy an event at Dickinson College, families that would like to expose children or grandchildren to rural life at a small hobby farm, those with a special interest in farms, gardens and small livestock or those who are looking for the ultimate opportunity to relax and disconnect for a while.
The Big Boy Suite includes a queen bed and a private, in-suite bathroom with a shower/tub combination. This suite also offers a private balcony with sweeping views of farmland.
The Big Boy Tomato variety is known for its incredible productivity and gorgeous, perfect, large red fruit. This tomato has a wonderful aroma and rich flavor. The fruits weigh in 10 oz. with many reaching 1 lb. or more. Healthy, indeterminate vines produce all summer long. The bountiful harvest begins about 78 days after setting plants in the garden.
The staff that you will find cleaning the Inn, making up your room and setting out coffee and other treats are learning how to be inn-keepers. This is an active farm with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities that work daily with our livestock, agriculture, and the Inn. They take great pride in making your stay as comfortable as possible. By staying at the Inn guests increase opportunity for inn-keepers to make interesting acquaintances, learn about new places, become more proficient at hospitality and housekeeping, and share their enthusiasm and knowledge about Red Tomato Farm & Inn.
We encourage our guests to disconnect and unwind while staying at our Inn. Once you check-in you’ll find that we make it very easy to relax. With no distractions such as televisions or internet access you’ll be able to truly enjoy the natural beauty of the smells, sounds, sights of rural farm life. Hear our rooster crow and watch them nest in trees at dusk. Watch the goats and sheep play in pastures. Collect free-range eggs. Cut flowers or stroll out to barn. See the occasional horse and buggy trot by. Live rather than text.
Enjoy your stay in our renovated farmhouse that was initially a log cabin built in the 1800’s. It is perfectly nestled in between pastures and trees and is a short walk to our gardens and a beautiful bank barn.
Three sleeping rooms, each aptly named for different tomato varieties, are available:
The Beefsteak Room includes a queen bed and a separate, non-shared bathroom. The bathroom is for your exclusive use (it is not shared with any other room) and is located down the hall, just a few steps outside the room and contains a walk-in shower.
The Beefsteak Tomato variety are always grown for their flavor and size for slicing and summer sandwiches. This variety produces large, meaty red fruit over a long season. Because it matures late compared to many other tomatoes, it will provide a fresh harvest in the latter part of the season. This is an old favorite beloved by gardeners in the Northeast and grown throughout the country.
The Box Car Willie Room includes a queen bed, plank floors and built-in cabinets. This room has a separate, non-shared bathroom. The bathroom is for your exclusive use (it is not shared with any other room) and is located down the hall, just a few steps outside the room and contains a large soaking tub.
The Box Car Willie Tomato variety is a favorite of many gardeners due to its prolific yields of smooth, reddish-orange fruits averaging a large 10 to 16 oz.! With an old-fashioned flavor reminiscent of childhood, these high-yielding, multi-use tomatoes last throughout the season and are ideal for canning, freezing, or for home-cooked meals.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR STAY
This is a rare opportunity to stay at an operational farm, run by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Once you discover our hidden gem in Cumberland County we know you will love it. We enjoy the peaceful tranquility found on our farm and look forward to sharing it with you!
SPECIAL NOTES FOR YOUR STAY AT THE INN
On the first floor there is a living room and study, where you can get lost in a good book for several hours. There is also a kitchen, dining room, laundry room and bathroom available. Browse in our gift shop.
On the second floor there is a coffee lounge, where guest may find bottles of water and snacks in the afternoon and evening.
Outside, during the warmer seasons, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in our pool. On cooler evenings, you can sit by our fire-pit and roast a hot dog or marshmallow. You can enjoy lunch or dinner at our picnic area.