Peddlers Village in Bucks County
Last weekend, I had a wonderful 24 hours. My husband and I went on a little getaway to Bucks County, Pa. We went to Peddlers Village, stayed in a wonderful bed and breakfast, walked around Doylestown, ate some great food and visited a winery. There is so much to do in this wonderful area that I wonder why I haven't been there more often. It's only a little over an hour away which is a great day trip destination. Several weeks ago, I did an ice cream trail and was excited to go back and see what else Bucks County had to offer.
Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale
The Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale is an annual summer event held at Peddlers Village. We walked around the beautiful grounds and visited some of the shops. There are over 60 shops along with over a dozen places to get food, cocktails, coffee and desserts. Everything is so well manicured and pretty to look at.
Since we were at a peach festival, we tried the peach ice tea and mini peach cannoli from The Lucky Cupcake. We also got a few peach fritters from one of the festival's food stands. I was in peach heaven!
Stay at The Galvanized America Inn while visiting Bucks County
After visiting the festival, we checked into the Galvanized America Inn which is owned by Ed and Sherri Bennett. This historic house was built in 1754 and has been restored to a beautiful Inn. Ed is an artist and it shows in every inch of this home. I can best describe our stay as luxury meets history. We had the top floor suite, which included a room with a king size bed, a sitting area, a dry bar and a huge luxurious bathroom. The bathroom held fluffy white robes and a gorgeous claw foot tub where Sherri also left battery operated candles and skin softeners to put in a bath.
Their hospitality made us feel like we were visiting old friends. They greeted us with wine from a local winery and homemade mango salsa. The next morning we were treated to a scrumptious breakfast. Fresh fruit cups, crispy bacon and caramelized peach French toast as well as coffee were waiting for us as we walked downstairs.
The Inn includes a wonderful porch and a serene pool. While there is so much to do in the area, this place is perfect to come back to, unwind and relax. The pool can be enjoyed and there are various places to just sit outside, enjoy the fresh air and abundance of stars at night. When visiting Bucks County, this Inn is a perfect place to spend the night.
The quaint town Doylestown
There are so many cute towns in the area. Since Doylestown was only about 10 minutes away, we decided to go explore there. Doylestown has a great downtown with a theater, many shops and so many restaurants. We stopped at Pags Pub for a beer and some appetizers. Pags Pub is owned by the Paganini Family which also owns several other restaurants in Doylestown.
Another restaurant we visited was Devil's Acre Tavern which is right outside of Doylestown. It is a restored tavern with a menu that includes German flair as well as lots of beer selections. We tried some soft pretzel nuggets, sausages and pierogi. Delcious food and good German beers all in one fun place.
Visiting Bucks County Wineries
There are quite a few wineries in the scenic countryside of Bucks County. We visited Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery located in Perkasie, Pa which just opened in October 2017. The 100 year old property is owned by the Bishop family and it was a dairy farm for years. They have 16 wines right now with two more coming. The winery is a waterless one which means that the wine is made in containers with disposable liners so that nothing has to be washed out. The old liners are discarded and new liners are used for the next batches.
We tried several of their wines and loved them. I will definitely be going back as they are renovating the winery and there are great things to come. Even as a new winery, they already have live music and food trucks on the weekends. Cindy Bishop, the manager and owner actually draws the labels that go on the bottles of wine. Really cute and so impressive!
Fall in Bucks County
There is plenty to do in the summer but I am really looking forward to visiting Bucks County in the fall too. Peddlers Village has several fall festivals including the Apple Festival which is one of their largest events. It is so pretty in the fall and I am all about apple everything once the crisp weather starts.
Bakery in Bucks County
There are so many places to eat in Bucks County. I love all the country stores, the ice cream places, restaurants and pubs. On our way home we stopped at Tabora Farms which was right down the road from Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery. I smelled cookies the minute I stepped in this cute farm store and bakery. So of course when you smell cookies, you buy cookies. My kids were very happy when we returned home.
They also had cider doughnuts which are my favorite. The doughnuts didn't make it home. I made sure to wipe off the brown sugar from my face.
You must visit Bucks County sometime. From scenic adventures, to delicious food, to quaint towns, there is so much to do. I really can't wait to go back!
Have you ever visited Bucks County? Let me know if you have and what are your favorite spots.