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Hayloft Candles

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This was a fun place we happened upon where you can pet and feed some animals. We saw a highland... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Debbie W
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Lots of candles, and plenty of furry animals to pet.

Honestly, I spent more time in the petting zoo than I did in the store. The store had a lot of... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Ware, Massachusetts
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99 S Groffdale Rd, Leola, PA 17540-9533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the animal are gone. And the candles also. The barn is now a kind of ice cream store. It is a work in progress. I was very surprised when I visited.

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My daughter just called me crying because the petting zoo is gone. She grew up visiting the animals. It was a very special place for her. I hope it comes back.

1  Thank cherylwick
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

I lived in Lancaster pa my entire life. This petting zoo is a very special and wonderful place for the kids and families. ....I am praying the petting zoo comes back....we all miss the loved animals .....please bring this back!!!!

6  Thank tinamiller747
Reviewed April 29, 2018

it was a great getaway spot to be with family experience part of what Lancaster was about ! sorry to see it leaving !

Thank Derek B
Reviewed April 11, 2018

This was a fun place we happened upon where you can pet and feed some animals. We saw a highland cow, alpacas, deer, goats, peacock and ducks. Kids would love it.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed March 1, 2018

The candle portion of the store (and the entire store) as of right now iS CLOSED AND UNDER RENOVATION. It is going to reopen strictly as an ice cream parlor and petting zoo, but not for a while. Be sure to phone before coming out!

14  Thank Lorrie
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a Mennonite owned small zoo & large store. They have animals like birds, deer, a yak, llamas, donkey, & peacock. They also had really cute goats that loved attention & food from the 25cent dispensers. There were ducks, geese, & swans in the...More

1  Thank Hrutt
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Honestly, I spent more time in the petting zoo than I did in the store. The store had a lot of country style items and a plethora of candles, but the petting zoo had a very friendly deer, and that was the first time I've...More

Thank bikerwarewolf
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends and our young kids. The petting zoo was a huge hit. There were lots of goats that were eager to be fed and that kept the kids entertained. There were also unique goats - Jacobs goats with multiple horns. There were also...More

Thank jennifer821
Reviewed August 17, 2017

If you are into candles this is the place for you. They have all type. Next door which they own is a small zoo. You really do not pet the animals you really just buy feed there and feed it to them. Inside besides the...More

Thank Ken N
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Kathy S
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Response from Hrutt | Reviewed this property |
Hayloft Candles is now Hayloft Ice Cream & is under new management. The building is open Monday-Saturday 10am- 8:30pm for ice cream & handmade soft pretzels. The petting zoo has been discontinued.