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“So many nice shops”

Kitchen Kettle Village
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Intercourse
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Kitchen Kettle Village showcases all that Lancaster County has to offer — homemade baked goods, jams and relishes, good food with unexpected touches and charming one-of-a-kind overnight lodging in a picturesque countryside. We're also famous for our unique shopping experience, featuring 40 distinct merchants offering everything from locally-made art, pottery and PA Dutch quilts to name-brand favorites like Brighton, PANDORA Jewelry, UGG and Minnetonka moccasins. Visit us today and spend the day or spend the night. With plenty of things to do in the Village and around PA Dutch County, we make it easy to plan a great trip to Lancaster, PA.
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

I generally abhor shopping, but KKV is an exception. There are about 40 neat shops to check out. The food shops have lots of open samples so you aren't buying on blind faith. You can watch them do some canning at the canning shop (can't get fresher than that). This area goes beyond your traditional knick-knack souvenir-type items and you can really get some useful items at a decent price.

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Reviewed June 26, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the "Cottage" at Kitchen Kettle Village and it was amazing...so worth the price of the room! The decor was calming with beautiful quilts both on the beds and hanging on the wall. There was a welcome basket on the table with two jellies, crackers, and candy. We got complimentary coffee mugs that we were able to take to the Kling House restaurant a few feet away from our room, for our free breakfast. And I'm not talking about danish and coffee...we had a choice between three breakfast entrees....two eggs with hashbrowns and toast, pancakes with bacon or sausage, or french toast with bacon or sausage. I was able to add bacon to the egg entree for a dollar. There were two dishes of jelly on the table.For our other meals we ate in the private yard outside of our room. There was a glass table with an umbrella and four wicker chairs. There were beautiful flower plants outside and a view of farmlands. We had total privacy. The room was much bigger than I anticipated. There was a lantern and flashlight for our use. Paper towels were provided by the microwave.We had private parking right at our "yard".Exclusive hotels that I've stayed at can't compare to the cleanliness, and amenities that were provided at the Cottage. Kitchen Kettle Village was just a few yards away. After the Village closed at 5, we were able to stroll through it and window shop. We relaxed on a bench under the huge trees listening to the leaves rustling from the gentle breeze. I just wish we stayed longer. One night was definitely not enough time.

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Reviewed December 8, 2008

An awesome shopping experience where you can get some unique and beautiful homecrafted items. You've got to try the samples at the Jam & Jelly Kitchen. Their lemon curd is to die for. I know it sounds gross but it tastes great. You can get a sample of anything they sell there. Also it allows you to see and interact with the Amish people up close and personal; an amazing and beautiful people.

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Reviewed November 18, 2008

Our young family of 5 enjoyed staying at Kitchen Kettle Village very much. We got a lot of bang for our buck, beginning at check in with a packet of coupons for free breakfast and lunch, free ginger bread men for each child, 2 free pretzels, 2 free buggy rides and 2 tickets to National Christmas Center. When we arrived at our beautiful room 2 travel coffee mugs , biscuits and jelly in a cute welcome basket were on the counter. The shops are unique and adorable. My 10 and 2 year olds loved the petting zoo.The restaurant menu was fresh and diverse. I recommend it to everyone. Stay longer than the 2 days we were there.

1  Thank redredwine78
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Reviewed October 25, 2008

There is nothing particularly wrong with Kitchen Kettle Village: it's just the wrong type of shopping in the wrong place. There's nothing like a bunch of bunch of shops that could be in any mall in the U.S., surrounding a chaotic 20 acre parking lot, to ruin what used to be a charming village. The decent quilt shops and and woodwork shops, and the fine Quit Museum, are barely noticable against the competition of Kitchen Kettle Village. Try Plain and Fancy Farm at nearby Bird in Hand instead. It's less hectic and is more honest in its commercialism. Better still, try one of the area farmers' markets or one of the farmside Amish family shops on one of the county roads.

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