5 Cozy Lancaster County Inns Offer 5 One-Of-A-Kind Experiences
Unique in history, people, architure and cuisine, Lancaster County bed and breakfast inns give rich experience every time you visit.
Whether you are looking for a picturesque honeymoon, a taste of history, colorful cuisine, or an inn near local Lancaster County colleges, iLoveinns will help you find the perfect place to stay.
Clearview Farm Bed and Breakfast in Ephrata offers large picture windows overlooking a quiet 150-acre farm. The historic stone farmhouse preserves guest rooms with exposed stone walls and original wide plank flooring. Stroll around the pond or drive to Lititz, which has been voted “The Coolest Small Town in America.” Reserve the inn's Amish Country packages where two people can stay one night, have dinner with an Amish family, and take a self-guided driving tour of the area for $139 or choose the package that offers dinner with an Amish family for $15/person.
Hemlock, oak, and maple trees stand guard around the 200-year-old Cameron Estate Inn and Restaurant in Mount Joy. Once the home of Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s Secretary of War, heads of state and dignitaries have been entertained here and today guests can order a gourmet meal with fine wine in the five star restaurant. Rooms are decorated with classic luxury; many with fireplaces. More than 50 couples a year choose to say their vows under the imported French cast iron gazebo before dancing the night away in the elegant banquet facility. Ask about discounts for teachers and members of the military.
Ascot House in Marietta is a dog-friendly bed and breakfast in a pre-civil war town. Romance is in the air in a guest room with a four poster bed and a working fireplace. The award-winning chef and cooking instructor creates breakfast masterpieces served on Wedgewood china in the formal dining room. Relax during an en suite massage then join other guests for afternoon tea. Sample hors d’oeuvres in the library before walking into town for dinner. Visiting Marietta is like stepping back in time because 48% of the buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Another completely different choice would be to stay at the Stoltzfus Bed and Breakfast in White Horse for a unique opportunity to learn more about the Amish lifestyle from an innkeeper who grew up Amish. Treat yourself to Amish peanut butter spread, smearkase, and shoofly pie during breakfast. For an even more authentic Amish experience, stay for a minimum of two nights and add dinner for two in an Amish home for $50. Explore the property and touch a piece of American history in the carriage house; an opening in the cellar leads to a tunnel that was once used for the Underground Railroad.
Gelinas Manor Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Boiling Springs is only 100 yards from the Appalachian Trail. Hike along the trail for awhile or take a day trip into Lancaster. Cozy electric fireplaces can be found in each of the guest rooms. Wake to the aroma of homemade chipped beef on toast, eggs Florentine, or Belgian waffles for breakfast. The nearby Carlisle Fairgrounds is home to 11 collector car events. The inn is conveniently located near Dickinson College, Messiah Collage, and the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.
Explore more opportunities by looking under individual Lancaster County cities on www.iloveinns.com such as Bird in Hand Bed and Breakfast Inns, Strasburg Bed and Breakfast Inns, Lititz Bed and Breakfast Inns, Intercourse Bed and Breakfast Inns.
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