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Countryside Road Stand

2966 Stumptown Rd, Ronks, PA 17540
717-656-9206
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Ronks
Type: Shops
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English first
Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are in the area, you must stop here. Besides the fun shopping and homemade items to buy, they sell delicious pretzels and ice cream! You can also get a cup of homemade rootbeer for 25 cents!

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PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stop here just for the pretzels. They are similar to Auntie Anne's style(if you have had these) but they are somehow less greasy and not "browned" on the bottom like Auntie Anne's. They also have a nice area for viewing turkeys, chickens and goats and a gift shop if you are interested. We go for the pretzels, none of... More

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Scranton, PA
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15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The soft pretzels were different than the "Bavarian Pretzel" type I've had before. They were more puffy and greasy - more like a pastry than a bread. The store had Amish touristy stuff like quilted placemats. It has a clean bathroom with a box on the toilet to leave tips.

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As others have mentioned, this is a really quaint, authentic place that is more than just a simple road stand. We stopped as part of a tour and had the best soft pretzel's we've ever had that we washed down with some terrific homemade root beer and lemonade! We even bought some pretzel mix for home from some really wonderful... More

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Ellicott City, MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is wonderful! First, you can taste the homemade root beer for a quarter (honor system) outside on the porch. Inside, there are many Amish crafts for sale. They also have many breads, pies, cookies and other baked goods to choose from. I found their prices on the baked goods to be the most reasonable, compared to other bake... More

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Grindstone,Pa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This little gem on a country road in Lancaster is delightful!! There are so many beautiful handmade crafts to choose from. I got my "Small World" clock there and payed less than any other place that I had priced it. They also have canned items and homemade snacks such as hand rolled pretzels and lemonade. Don't miss it!!!!

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Vernon, Connecticut, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've shopped here for over 10 years - on every trip to the Lancaster area. Homemade baked goods, canned items, homemade potato chips, and homemade root beer, along with Amish hand-crafted items. We've bought everything from food items to a hand-made wooden rocking horse, to beautiful little bird houses. Good place to stop.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have been here twice, once in 2011 and found it so great that we went back in 2013. Family and friends had been here in 2010 and said it was worth the drive, and how! We love the pretzels and I almost bought out all of the chocolate whoopie pies! They have a lot of hand made crafts that... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Pretzels hand-rolled ... tasty, but, a bit too much butter for me and my husband. The fresh lemonade was GREAT! Lots of trinkets for sale inside the store .... and, of course, we helped their economy too! Got a beautiful hand painted Star for our backyard decor and even picked up a couple of Christmas presents! Incredibly lovely gardens.

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Newark, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I still can't get the pretzels out of my mind. If you love soft pretzels this place is a dream. These pretzels are the best tasting, and most inexpensive I've ever had. They definitely give the chains (and I do enjoy the chains) a run for their money. The also have other things in the shop worth buying. For example,... More

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