Day 1. Explore the Back Roads of Lancaster County
See the real beauty of the county around our Lancaster Pennsylvania bed and breakfast. Discover rolling farmland, Amish roadside stands, fresh homemade ice-cream at a Dairy farm, furniture, & quilt shops along the way. All kinds of tours (self-guided, guided, buggy ride, etc.) are available. For most there is no need to book in advance. Our TWO favorite guided tours are listed below under our local business links.**
Day 2. Spend a Day in the Village of Intercourse
Visit the many craft & quilt shops. Learn how to twist a pretzel. Sample your way through the tasting stations at Kitchen Kettle’s Jam & Relish Kitchen & the Intercourse Canning Company. Don’t forget to try an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch soft pretzel & homemade lemonade!
Day 3. Tour Historic Lancaster City
Discover the historic downtown district, just minutes from our Lancaster PA B&B, with its markets, galleries, shops, churches, museums, restaurants, & mysteries!
Day 4. Visit the Covered Bridges of Lancaster County
Ask us about our Covered Bridge Package, which includes a picnic basket lunch for 2, a gorgeous book of Lancaster Covered Bridges including driving directions & color photos of all the bridges in Lancaster County.
Day 5. Market Days in Lancaster
No trip to Lancaster is complete without visiting at least one of our famous farmers markets. Many open year round! View a list of local markets.
Day 6. Going Once! Going Twice!
Auctions are held on a regular basis and are a way of life in Lancaster County. Everything from quilts to antiques to artwork! Ask your innkeeper about special auctions being held during your visit to our Lancaster Pennsylvania bed and breakfast. View a list of our local auction houses.
Day 7. Shop Till You Drop
The outlet malls (Rockvale & Tanger) start just 3 miles away from our Lancaster PA B&B. When you return, afternoon refreshments will be waiting for you between 4 & 6 pm. Foot massage anyone?
Day 8. Rejuvenate Yourself
Take some time to unwind. Sit and read a good book in our inviting sunroom, schedule a massage here at the inn with Ann, our resident nationally certified and PA licensed massage therapist. Dine in one of our small intimate gourmet restaurants and attend live theater in the evening.
Day 9. Chocoholics Rejoice!
Start at Miesse’s Gourmet Handmade Chocolate factory just minutes from King’s Cottage in Lancaster City. Wilbur's Chocolate factory is in Lititz, on your way to Hershey’s Chocolate World-only 45 minutes away. Then wheel back through York from Hershey to visit Wolfgang Chocolate factory. You can do all in one day!
Day 10. Antiques Everywhere!
Everyday is antique shopping day throughout the County, but Sunday is the biggest day when Adamstown comes alive with more antique dealers and flea markets than you can imagine. The new and rising star in the antiques market is the rivertown of Columbia (just 20 minutes from King's Cottage) where most antique shops are open weekdays and weekends!
Day 11. Museums for Everyone
You will be surprised by diversity of museums in this county! There are so many you will need more than a day to take them all in! So choose what interests you.
Day 12. All Aboard!
Strasburg Railroad has lots going on with wine & cheese trains, dinner trains, and more.
Day 13. Vineyards & Wine Tasting
Lancaster County is home to a number of vineyards. You can sample wines from various vineyards in one stop at the Red Rose Wine Tasting Room in downtown Lancaster. Or, you can make a day of it and visit the actual vineyards.