After reviewing the suggestions on Tripadvisror a friend and I decided upon O'Flahertys Dingeldein House Bed and Breakfast, and we were extremely happy we did. David and Jerry made our stay like going to an old friends lovely and perfectly well appointed home. All throughout the house were little treats like candy, cookies, chips, fruit, brandy, and tea and coffee. Our room was charming as were the others I could see. We did have a room that was along the busy main street and even though it was a bit noisy oddly enough it didn't effect out sleep. Our private bathroom was also charming and well appointed. The breakfast was really delicious and generous. We were treated like we were the only guests there although on one day there was 13 guest. Our hosts were always relaxed, friendly, helpful and truly seemed to enjoy the guests, not always the case with burnt out bed and breakfast owners. We were told of great places to eat nearby, shopping at the charming Lancaster market place with the amish and locals, and we were loaned a great CD for the car that took us on a days outing into the beautiful countryside with the lovely amish farms. The CD told us of points of interest along the way and facts about the amish customs and beliefs.
The bottom line is this Bed and Breakfast was in a perfect area to explore the beautiful countryside and charming new england towns. Yes, the main drag (highway) has become very touristy but just get off the main road a few blocks and you are back in time and in one the most beautiful areas of our wonderful United States.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast is a Dutch Colonial style inn, built in 1912, conveniently located 1.5 miles from the center of the vibrant creative downtown and a short 5 minute drive to the inspiring Amish countryside. An evolving vintage boutique decor brings warmth and sophistication. Your comfort is our first priority with in-step local information, personal dining (and marvelous breakfasts!). Wi-Fi keeps the business traveler at ease. Peaceful gardens and the nearby Conestoga River Greenway trail enhance your stay at The Lancaster, a marvelous get-away for work and play. ... more less