Our Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast is located in the southeastern part of Lancaster County. Therefore along with close proximity to most Lancaster Amish Country attractions, you will also have easy access to other popular Pennsylvania tourist destinations such as historic downtown Philadelphia (recently designated the first world heritage city in the United States), Valley Forge National Historical Park, and Longwood Gardens (see below under Recreation). Visit the Discover Lancaster website for more great ideas for Amish related activities, restaurants, shopping and all the various attractions in and around Lancaster County PA!
Rocco & Anna’s Ristorante Italiano
302 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365
Tasty Italian food less than 10 minutes away from the Olde Stone Guesthouse.
Dutch-Way Farm Market & Restaurant
365 Route 41 Gap, Pa 17527
Breakfast, lunch & dinner buffet in nearby Gap PA!
Yoder’s Country Market & Restaurant
14 S Tower Rd. New Holland, PA 17557
A casual dining atmosphere offering a variety of different foods to accommodate everyone’s appetite.
Dienner’s Country Restaurant
2855 Lincoln Hwy East, Ronks, PA 17572
Pennsylvania Dutch eatery with a lunch & dinner buffet plus sandwiches & platters of country fare.
3063 Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30), Paradise, PA 17562
Dine in style in this historic tavern, built in 1740, featuring four warm and distinctive dining rooms.
Pheasant Run Antiques
4824 West Lincoln Hwy Parkesburg, PA 19365
Open: Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm; Sunday: 11pm – 4pm
This unique shop is located only 2 miles from the Olde Stone Guesthouse Farm Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Pheasant Run Antiques specializes in antique primitive country furniture, old paint, architectural salvage (large to small), industrial, garden accessories and small antique items. Their large bank barn shop is full of ready-to-go, as-is pieces!
The Old Country Store
3510 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
Old Country Store website
Plan to stop by The Old Country Store, the oldest store in the heart of the village of Intercourse, when you visit Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Our local Amish and Mennonite craftspersons create thousands of handcrafted items that marry beauty and function. They, too, shop in the same store as you who come to discover their creations. From their homes to your home! You will also find a wide selection of locally made high-quality quilts, in traditional Amish patterns as well as contemporary designs.
Shady Maple Farm Market
1324 Main St., East Earl, PA 17519
Shady Maple Farm Market & Smorgasbord website
Shady Maple is known for its large selection of fine quality produce including organic produce & local produce in season. They have fresh produce arriving daily. Visit the huge Bake Shop with 300 items made from scratch, including specialty cakes & pies. The Shady Maple Smorgasbord is famous throughout Lancaster County and far beyond – guaranteed to conquer the appetite of any hungry tourist!
Country Lane Farm Amish Quilt Shop
221 S. Groffdale Rd., Leola PA 17540
Country Lane Amish Quilts website
Country Lane Quilts is an Amish quilt shop offering a unique selection of locally hand-made quilts and gift items. Come and browse the great selection of in-stock intricate designs or ask Katie about custom pieces. This stunning collection of Amish quilts for sale, along with aprons, pillows, pot holders and much more, is located on a beautiful Amish farm in Leola, Lancaster County PA.
History & Culture
Sight & Sound Theater
300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572
Sight & Sound Theatre is a Christian theater company based in Lancaster County operating the Millennium Theatre in Ronks, PA.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and Museum
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society website
Open Tue.-Sat., 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Experience this acclaimed museum exhibit of Amish and Mennonite fraktur, antique furniture, needlework, and other handcrafted artifacts. The library, archives, and bookstore offer the finest collection of Amish and Mennonite materials in the County for use in religious or family history research.
Landis Valley Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum website
Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm
Authentic, preserved living history village of Pennsylvania Dutch life; largest in Pennsylvania. Renowned collection of buildings and objects. More than 24 “exhibits.” Live craft demonstrations. Farm, animals, and gardens.
632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522
Ephrata Cloister website
Open Wed. – Sat. 9am – 5pm and Sunday noon – 5pm (also open Tues. 9am – 5pm March – December; also open Mon. 9am – 5pm May – October)
One of America’s earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers seeking spiritual goals rather than earthly rewards. Gathered in unique European style buildings, the community consisted of celibate Brothers and Sisters, and a married congregation of families.
At the zenith of the community in the 1740s and 1750s, about 300 members worked and worshiped at the Cloister. Today, the National Historic Landmark is open for tours, special programs, and on-going research opportunities.
The Demuth Museum
120 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Demuth Museum website
Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-4PM; Sunday: 1PM-4PM; Monday: Closed
The Demuth Museum is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the artwork and legacy of Charles Demuth, renowned American modernist painter and his family’s contributions to the Lancaster community. The Demuth Museum strives to engage and inspire a diverse range of audiences by pursuing an innovative program of exhibitions, education, scholarship and collections activities. National in scope, while reflecting the distinctive character of the Lancaster region, the Demuth Museum explores the compelling work and legacy of Charles Demuth.
Rt. 741 East, Strasburg, Lancaster County, PA 17579
Strasburg Rail Road website
Visit website or call for train schedules.
Your 45-minute train ride will take you through some of the most beautiful, peaceful and productive Pennsylvania Dutch Countryside, with a stop in Paradise, PA. From this unique vantage point, you’ll see Amish farmers working in their fields, Amish children playing nearby; livestock grazing and farm produce waiting to be harvested. You’ll come to appreciate why so many people choose to live in Lancaster County, PA and raise their children here. You’ll also take pride in the fact that a portion of your ticket will help preserve this landscape for centuries.
Aaron and Jessica’s Buggy Rides
3121a Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
Aaron & Jessica’s Amish Buggy Rides website
We are family owned and started Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides with a simple idea…..a little girl…and her horse. “This buggy ride will be the highlight of your visit to Lancaster County,” says Jessica’s dad. “It’s for real” Nobody can even come close to offering what you’ll see here and kids love it too. We offer several different routes through real Amish farms. We take you right through the middle of Amish Farms, on private roads with no cars and you’ll see real Amish Life. We offer the longest “standard” ride and can create custom Amish rides for you, just ask.
Green Mountain Cyclery: 285 S. Reading Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522
Green Mountain Cyclery website
Scenic Bicycle Routes in Lancaster County
Lancaster Bicycle Club website
The Lancaster Bicycle Club is pleased to offer to the public this 25 ride series, showcasing the beautiful Lancaster County’s rolling farmlands. The tours range from 11 to 58 miles in length. All rides take you through picturesque, rolling farmland, generally on lightly traveled roads. The terrain is varied from flat easy loops to rolling farm country to challenging hilly rides. There are many covered bridges in Lancaster County and where possible the rides pass through these structures of years past. Lancaster County is known for its Amish and plain Mennonite sects. It is not uncommon to see horse drawn carriages and teams of mules working the fields.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Longwood Gardens website
In 1906, Pierre S. du Pont purchased the Peirce Arboretum to save its trees from being cut for lumber. Over the next nearly half century, Mr. du Pont developed Longwood Gardens into what it is today, a magnificent horticultural showplace. We invite you to visit Longwood Gardens, which now encompasses 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Enjoy over 11,000 types of plants, more fountains than any other garden in the US, educational and visitor programming, and over 400 performances a year. When visiting Longwood Gardens, you are immersed not only in the breathtaking surroundings, but in the rich history as well. The traditions and elegance of the gardens have evolved over time, and resulted in the magnificence we have today. Step back in time and learn about the important cultural events and their contribution to today’s Longwood Gardens.