After spending 4 amazing nights at The Apple Bin Inn last year, it was my first choice this year heading to Lancaster with a friend of mine for a weekend of shopping and sight-seeing. It was even better the second time around. Being early May, their property was in full blossom..... absolutely beautiful.
When we arrived the first night, if felt just like coming home. Steve was there to roll out the welcome mat, give us the grand tour and show us to our room. I was surprised the next morning that Steve and Jamie remembered I drink tea and not coffee. Breakfasts were delicious with fresh fruit, homemade peach pancakes and other delicacies. Jamie is very careful to meet any special dietary requirements. It's also very cool how they engage the guests with each other so that we wound up leaving with new friends from our visit there.
We stayed in the Cortland Suite, which has a bedroom with a cute rolltop desk, a sitting room, and an ensuite bathroom with the softest toilet paper imaginable (my friend even made sure to find out what kind it was so we could take some home to Canada with us). The sitting room has a TV with a newly installed DVD player. There are lots of DVDs downstairs in the common area..... along with about a zillion books if reading strikes your fancy.
As usual, Steve was very helpful with what to see and do in the area and how to get there. He is also very interested to know what each of the guests think of the restaurants and sights they visit so he can follow up if there is a problem. The Outhouse is a weird store to visit with your kids (be careful of the game that shows you what you will look like as an old man!). And we had a fantastic time at Hershey.... the trolley tour was extremely informative (it comes with free chocolates) and the 3D show is truly a full-sensory experience, complete with falling snow and other surprises. After the Hershey visit, we made our way to Fiesta Mexico in Harrisburg for some very yummy Mexican fare.
The bottom line is you can't go wrong with The Apple Bin Inn. I can't imagine a better place to stay.
- Also Known As:
- Apple Bin Inn Willow Street, PA - Lancaster County
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Apple Bin Inn, built in 1865, is located in the heart of Lancaster County. We offer 5 delightful guest rooms, including suites and a private cottage. A scrumptious full country breakfast is served each morning, and complimentary soft drinks & snacks are also included with your stay. All of our guest rooms feature private ensuite bathrooms, antique family quilts, air conditioning, cable TV with DVD (plus a huge video library), and free wireless Internet access. Come enjoy our renowned hospitality as you explore the beauty, charm, serenity, and spirit of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. We look forward to welcoming you to the Apple Bin Inn! ... more less