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Dream Weekends: Swiss Woods

Perfect for history lovers.

Lititz, Pennsylvania

See the sights of bustling Pennsylvania Dutch country, then get away from the crowds by heading for this Swiss-inspired hideaway high on a hill.

You'll be greeted with balconies laden with flowers, with gardens all around. Dark beams, a stone fireplace, and handcrafted furniture in light woods set a chalet style.

Seven cheerful rooms are named for places like Lugano, Appenzell, and Matterhorn. Each opens to a patio or balcony for views of gardens and countryside; the sound of crickets will lull you to sleep. Two rooms offer Jacuzzi tubs.

Hearty breakfasts include the house specialty, Birchermuesli, a Swiss fruit-and-yogurt dish full of strawberries and raspberries from the garden.

Bottom line: Seclusion in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast, 800-594-8018; swisswoods.com. Rooms: $125 to $180 a night for two.

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