16 Bed and Breakfasts to Rent this Summer in Lancaster County
The summer is a great time to explore Lancaster, PA, whether it’s the picturesque rolling fields of green farmland you’re interested in seeing, or urban Downtown Lancaster with its many shops and restaurants to roam around. However, at the end of the day, you might want a nice, homey place to relax and soak in the great outdoors without the commerciality of hotel or motel lodging. Our best suggestion: a bed and breakfast.
Lancaster is filled to the brim with welcoming homes away from home. Below is a list of sixteen bed and breakfasts that will allow you to properly enjoy summer nights here in Lancaster County.
This B&B offers the choice between three bedrooms or one two-room suite. Not only that—it invites you to take a hayride and experience life on the farm by visiting the cows on the property, feeding the sheep and goats, and playing with cats. What better way to capture the heart of Lancaster County than slowing it down and staying on a farm, which is great for families with kids of all ages?
French Country Manor Bed and Breakfast is rich with historic charm, from its library to its antique furniture. It is also home to beautiful gardens, paths, woodlands, bridges, a barn, and old mill stream with a waterfall. This 1800’s mansion has been restored to be on par with modern luxury while retaining its historic properties, and its beautiful landscape makes for a beautiful backdrop to perfectly end any evening.
This romantic B&B is located right in the midst of Amish country, so it’s likely that you’ll catch sight of some folks passing by on their horse and buggies. Relax on the Victorian porches and watch the stars, stroll through the lush green gardens, or check out the unique on-site art gallery.
If you’re looking for a relaxing respite at the end of the day, check out this 200-year-old colonial house. Its brick patio and large porch overlooks the beautiful traditional Lancaster landscape, and it even comes with a Hospitality Room that gives access to morning coffee and pastries. The owners were both born into Amish families (though they do not practice the faith anymore), so they’re a great resource to learn more about Amish customs. Welcome to Paradise!
This grandiose three-story mansion has ten bedrooms, a bell tower, and plenty of nooks and crannies to discover. On the outside of this mansion lies a large pond with fish surrounded by artistically manicured landscaping, along with a lovely gazebo. Every room exudes an opulent Queen Anne style, and features many of Thomas Foster Hermansader (the owner)’s personal artwork. It’s also a short walk to many amenities in the quaint river town of Columbia, PA.
This circa 1735 National Historic Register stone mansion overlooks scenic farmland, and is complete with a lush garden and pond. The owners make a delicious four-course breakfast every morning for lodgers, and there are many unique special events that happen here, such as their Amish Dinners and Murder Mystery weekends.
This romantic four bedroom B&B located in New Holland offers massage packages and exciting culinary activities like lectures, demos, tours, and weekend events. It’s also only minutes away from nearby attractions in the towns of Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, and Lititz. The owner, Carl, is known to be very kind and hospitable, and is full of good suggestions on things to do in the surrounding area.
Located in the heart of Lancaster in a town called Lititz, this rural inn contains a combination of meadows, streams, and woods in the 30 acres surrounding it, plus benches and hammocks to relax and relish the scene. Additionally, it has spacious rooms that open up onto brick patios and quaint balconies, along with gardens and orchards brimming with flowers, fruit, and produce.
 A Suite Escape
Watch neighboring Mennonite farmers working in their fields and gardens from this hilltop view. In the evening, kick back and admire the sunset over the valley, or take a dip in a hot tub under the stars. Located right on the edge of town, this secluded inn is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and has two luxurious suites that will make you feel right at home.
This tastefully decorated inn is a circa 1809 colonial home set adjacent to an Amish farm and located only minutes away from Lancaster shopping, theatres, farmers markets, and more. The inn includes eight antique-filled guestrooms, along with two 2 bedroom cottages complete with full kitchens. In addition, you will find a gazebo, flower gardens, and fountains sprinkled around the property to give it a charming summery feel.
Built in 1777, this newly renovated Ephrata inn celebrates both beautiful architecture and interior design, not to mention a vibrant outdoor garden setting to sit and enjoy nature in. The owners also opened up an onsite craft brewery and tasting room called Black Forest Brewery, which is a big hit amongst guests.
 The Hurst House
An elegant hilltop Victorian mansion, The Hurst House features five uniquely decorated rooms, each displaying a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside and wide expanse of Amish and Mennonite farmland. Unwind on your own private balcony while taking in the sunrises and sunsets, or take a stroll around the one-acre lake facing the gorgeous estate.
Centrally located between Lancaster, York, and Hershey, this historic 4 ½ acre home is nestled close to pristine farm fields, a rippling brook and pond, rolling hills, and plenty of shady trees. The four bedrooms are lavishly decorated with a country theme, and the grounds are adorned with a myriad of colorful flowers and ponds with waterfalls. Take a breather under the stars on the brick patio, and on brisk evenings, cozy up by the outdoor fire pit.
This peaceful property is the perfect romantic getaway to slow things down and enjoy quality time with your significant other. The hot tub on the deck overlooking the pond and green hills dotted with trees in the backyard will make you feel like you’ve stepped away from the stress of real life and into a fairytale dream.
 Greystone Manor
If you’re looking for a place that’s striking both on the inside and outside, you can’t go wrong with Greystone Manor. Its beautifully detailed landscaping boasts vibrant gardens with an in ground pool to go swimming in, not to mention an abundance of spots to sit and soak up each other’s company. The rooms all possess a Victorian-era radiance that somehow balances unique style with a home-like familiarity, and will have any couple content with their choice in B&B.
Here you will find an eclectic array of furnishings and antiques at this Hershey B&B. The interior features a balanced combination of modern and historical charm that will make you feel right at home, and the outside is full of flourishing gardens growing with an assortment of plants. Despite its proximity to the bustling town of Hershey, this B&B offers a reclusive getaway that any couple will appreciate.