Our Story

It’s been my dream for many years to open a Bed and Breakfast. Finally, after twenty-five years planning and hoping we opened our doors on October 22, 2016.

My husband and I designed and built the house. Bill is a master craftsman, a cabinet maker, and my all-around handyman; and he always wanted to build his own house which finally happened in 1989. However, it’s been a life long project. We’re always finding new things to add to our home.

I used to paint and hang wallpaper and when we built the house I had the pleasure of decorating it with all the items I had collected over the years. An antique hutch from a local house in Hopewell Township dated back to the Revolutionary War Era sits in my dining room and is hand-painted by my niece.  I also decorated the upstairs bathroom with murals of my daughter’s favorite childhood character, Winnie the Pooh. That is what everything in our house is about, family. From the room, I once decorated for my granddaughter to the dining room where the family gathers around to celebrate birthdays, holidays or a home-cooked meal during the week.

And if you ask any of my grandchildren they will tell you: I make the Best Apple Pie.

Charlotte Amspacher

 

Back Porch Bed and Breakfast is located just outside Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.  Our lodging accommodations are located 20 minutes from Historic York, PA and centrally located between Lancaster and Gettysburg, PA.  Baltimore Inner Harbor is 30 miles south on Interstate-83.  You can plan an outing to a local winery or seasonal festival or visit a student at one of the many colleges within an hour’s drive.  You can also spend an afternoon enjoying our namesake, the “Back Porch” which overlooks beautiful perennial gardens and inviting bird feeders.  The wrap around porch offers a change of scenery and shift to a calm pace that is sure to revive your spirit.