My partner and I stayed at The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast from June 17 - June 21. Our only regret regarding that choice is that we were not able to stay any longer.
I'm not even sure where to begin. The innkeepers, Keith and Brad, have thought of everything to make their guests feel as if they were staying with old friends. Guests of The Lancaster B&B stay either in the main house or the cottage. We stayed in the Saffron Room, located on the second floor of the cottage. The room was spacious, tastefully decorated, quiet and comfortably furnished. The sheets on our bed were incredibly soft, and the bed was quite comfortable. A book containing local history and dining/shopping recommendations, created by the innkeepers, is located in each room. We followed the recommendations for dinner each night and were never disappointed. A Keurig was located outside of our room, stocked with caffeinated/decaf coffee and tea K-Cups, as well as a mini fridge, stocked with water and sodas. Local snack foods (chips/pretzels) were also available next to the Keurig.
Guests staying in the cottage also have access to the main house. Walking from the cottage to the main house, one passes a beautifully landscaped yard, complete with a Koi pond and Adirondack chairs. Entering the main house, guests have even more amenities from which to choose. Freshly baked cookies are always available in the living room, and in the office, a computer, printer, and scores of attraction brochures and books are available for guests to browse. An extensive DVD library is also available for guest use; all guest room televisions are equipped with DVD players. Also in the main house is the guest dining room, a room that is sure to be the favorite spot of any Lancaster B&B guest.
The breakfast experience here is phenomenal. Keith and Brad go out of their way to help guests ease into their mornings. Breakfast is served continuously from 8:30 - 10:00, so guests have the option of sleeping in or heading out early. Honestly, one should not plan to head anywhere early; breakfast here should be considered an event, an attraction as wonderful to experience as the Amish countryside or dinner at one of Lancaster's wonderful eateries. While guests can choose their own table, conversation between tables inevitably occurs. Keith and Brad greet arriving guests as if they were family, asking each guest about his/her night's sleep while pouring juice and coffee. The first course is fresh fruit, perhaps with a homemade syrup, fresh herbs, or Greek yogurt. Then comes the main course. During our stay, we enjoyed stuffed French toast (with Neufchatel cheese and caramelized bananas), an "Amish-inspired" breakfast casserole (with three cheeses and homemade chicken sausage), root vegetable hash topped with a shirred egg, and chicken and waffles. While we devoured these delightful dishes, Keith and Brad circulated, answering questions regarding local attractions and chatting about anything we wished to discuss. We always left the dining room satisfied, not just because of the terrific food, but also because of the stimulating conversation. Now, we're home, gulping down a bowl of cereal and rushing to work. I truly miss those Lancaster mornings.
If you are unsure of where to stay in the Lancaster area, your search is over. At The Lancaster B&B, you will find friendly hosts, comfortable rooms, and unforgettable breakfasts. Our standards for a B&B stay have risen. Keith and Brad, we both thank you, and we hope to see you again next year.
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