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Amethyst Inn & Cottages
Ranked #1 of 3 Adamstown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lock Haven, PA
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect Anniversary”
Reviewed January 3, 2007

My wife and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary at the Adamstown Inn, where we stayed in the Redcay Room. The stay far exceeded our expectations. When we arrived, we were greeted by the owners, who gave us a nice tour of the facility and the ammenities available to us. We were then told of all the available things to see, do and eat in the local area. We proceeded to our room and took in the large, pillow-laden, comforter-piled bed and large jacuzzi. The temperature of the room was great throughout the stay. Some of the other comments mentioned old games (this is the "Antique Capital of the World"). They were enjoyable and brought many fond memories. We had dinner at Lillie's in Ephrata (on suggestion of the owners) and had a truly "Fine" dining experience at a reasonable price. Most fine-dining establishments offer artistic meals leaving you hungry. Lillies had the art, but you will not leave hungry. Others also commented on the breakfast. The continental-plus breakfast is just that. It was very good. Having lived in Europe, I expected much less. Some of the items may not be to everyone's liking, but you will find something and plenty of it. Ceral was also offered if you would like. (Great Hot Chocolate). Wanda (the owner) was present for all of our meals and at checkout. She was never intrusive, but was available for any needs, questions or concerns. The touches were very nice...chocolates the first day, biscotti the next. As we were there to celebrate our anniverary, there was a bottle of bubbly (non-alchololic) and CD. All information about our trip was diligently written down on a reservation slip and the staff was versed in our details. Finally, others complained of small rooms, noise and squeaks. This is an old house. This is to be expected. To lose this would take away the charm of staying in a place like this. You may as wll stay in a concrete and cinder-block establishment if you don't like it. Besides, traveling as much as I do, I hear more noise in those other facilities. The Redcay Room was very spacious, bigger than most rooms in modern houses. The bathroom itself was as large as most modern bedrooms. Was this place worth it????? Yes, it's a little pricey, but for a nice getaway and the wonderful experience we had....it was well worth it.

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  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed December 2, 2006

Pretty, ya Ok..We arrived at the Inn, and checked into the Adamstown inn, to stay at the Amythst. We were 2 couples. We love to stay at B & B's because we love that whole B & B experience, well the one you are supposed to have..
Well never saw the owners, the breakfast was, well where was it, cooked fruits and muffins, scones and busciuts that were cooked one evening and warmed up for both mornings of breakfast, the coffee was colored water..Where is the main dish of breakfast, CEREAL?? I would of stayed at the Holiday Inn, if I wanted that and had my eggs! The whole B & B experience was not fullfilled here! The rooms are nice, but you hear everything that goes on in your next door neighbors room, they remodeled but the floors creek and the doors are falling apart! Living area very small, and the board games, where, from 1972..and so, we played some cards, that were from the late 80's and used and abused to say the least, went out and purchased our own..They pay attention to details, with candy and pretty ribbon on towel, and go away gift(tea bags and tea pot thingie) how about your guests?? and the price way over priced...

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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Georgetown, Delaware
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Reviewed November 4, 2006

This was our third time at this inn and it is always a pleasure to stay there. The rooms are beautifully decorated and clean and the hosts (Tom, Wanda, and Cecil) are always friendly and hospitable. Each time we stay, we always choose a room that has a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub. We come to this inn for rest and relaxation and always leave without any disappointment or regrets. This time we stayed in the Amber Room and it is our most favorite yet! We are thinking about staying in one of their new cottages next time!

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  • Disliked — Nothing - Everything was great
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2006

We stayed at the Amythest Inn for our second wedding anniversary and could not have enjoyed ourselves more. The inn was beautifully restored and you could tell that pains had been taken to preserve the authenticity of the home. The hosts were warm wonderful people whom really seem to enjoy opening their home(s) to other people. And Cecil is a cutie pie.

Adamstown is just far enough off the beaten path to be quiet and quaint and just close enough that everything is very accessible. Dave's Diner down the street was great for a quick dinner and the Black Angus tavern fullfilled our need for a fancy schmancy anniversary dinner. Ice cream at Breningers (?) up the road was terrific.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Reviewed May 20, 2006

The room was rather nice but the connecting door to the adjacent room allowed all noise to come through. It clearly interferred with a quiet peaceful weekend. The owners never introduced themselves to us or thanked us for coming. The web site promised a complimentary bottle of champagne and cd if you are celebrating your anniversary - which we were and they were told. No champagne, no cd. Breakfast very disappointing - breads/muffins from mixes, cold cereal, fruit, and some cheese. I will not be returning.

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed October 26, 2005

We were guests at the Amethyst Inn for two nights (one of the two inns that are about a block apart). We stayed in the Amber Room, which was gorgeous (see pic on website). Black wrought iron king bed with tons of pillows and bedding, giant spa tub, massage shower. And see-through fireplace in between the bedroom and bathroom!

We have a preschooler and toddler at home, so to get away for two nights is rare and relaxing! Amethyst Inn fit the bill. My husband spent some time reading on the beautiful porch, while I relaxed on the huge comfy bed or took a warm bath...heaven!

The innkeepers were very accessible and helpful. Breakfast was yummy - don't miss the hot chocolate with whipped cream! We liked the fact that although the dining room was intimate, the tables were separate, unlike a lot of B&B's. Just our preference - we get so little alone time we enjoyed the intimacy of a small table for two.

A nice touch was a bag of Ghiardelli chocolates or candies left on our pillows each day.

My only small disappointment - the website says that couples who are there for their anniversary (we were) will receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a romantic CD. I know they had our anniversary noted (I saw the reference card), but we never saw the bubbly or CD. I felt strange mentioning it to them so I let it go.

All in all, though, it was a great place to relax and get romantic! Lovely.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed January 10, 2005

My girl and I stayed at the Amethyst Inn on New Year Eve for a nice quit getaway and we were not disappointed. We stay in the Ruby Suite that was nicely decorated, has two fireplaces one in the bed room and another in the sitting room. It also had a whirlpool tub for two and steam shower. The owners of the inn are very warm people and make feel like you are home. The breakfast was wonderful we had fresh fruit, cheese, homemade granola and homemade muffins. This a small Inn that pay special attention to detail you will not be disappointed. If you are in to antique shops there is vast number of shop around the area.
My girl friend and I can wait to go back again.

  • Stayed January 2005
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Property: Amethyst Inn & Cottages
Address: 144 W Main St, Adamstown, PA 19501 (Formerly Adamstown Inns & Cottages)
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Adamstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Adamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amethyst Inn & Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Amethyst Inn, a Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfasts located in the heart of Antiques Capital in Lancaster County’s Amish country. We are minutes from outlet shopping, historical sites and golf ... more   less 
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