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Strasburg Village Inn ~ Bed and Breakfast ~ Strasburg PA ~ Amish Country

Start your stay in the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country off right by staying at the delightful Strasburg Village Inn Bed and Breakfast in the enchanting, small city of Strasburg, PA.

Strasburg is a charming village, away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities in the Amish Country. Somehow we imagined Lancaster to be a small town, but it felt big and busy and teaming with modern life.

We were hoping to see the bucolic farmlands of the Amish, the quiet roads and unspoiled sites. If that is more your speed, set off through the rolling farmland a few miles down the road, and come to Strasburg. Enjoy beautiful tree lined streets with picket fences, exquisite historical homes, beautifully manicured lawns, quaint shops in the historic downtown and the distinct clip clomping of Amish buggies.

We arrived in Strasburg after dark, much later than we had hoped to get there. On our way into town, we encountered our first Amish horse and buggy and our hearts leaped with anticipation of what the morning would bring!

We turned the corner and saw the beautiful Strasburg Village Inn, a pretty porch filled with fresh flowers, welcoming us in after a grueling drive. It was love at first site, we get to stay HERE we both thought!! We got inside a few minutes before closing for the night. Rich, the innkeeper, very graciously checked us in, sharing some of the history of the hotel with us. He had set out frosty waters for us in our room, and helped us carry our luggage up.

It was our first Mother Daughter weekend, and as we climbed the stairs, our hearts beat with anticipation. What would our room look like? The Inn was so pretty, with gleaming woodwork, historical wallpaper, antiques, it is a beautiful place! When Rich opened the door, Emily and I were thrilled to see two huge four poster beds filled with plump cushy pillows, and soft comforters, with more antiques filling the room. A private bath with gigantic thirsty white towels, and pretty little toiletry items. It had everything two girls needed for a weekend retreat! We never noticed the "street noise" that the website said we might hear. It was quiet and peaceful, yet in the very center of town! You really must plan to stay for a few days!

The next morning we woke up to the smell of sausage wafting up to our room. We got ready fast - we were STARVING! We went down to enjoy a breakfast of homemade French Toast, maple sausage, cereals, bagels, pastries and coffee with several couples from all over America (and the world). That is one of the great things about staying in a B & B, you are instantly friends with other guests, and it is like a big breakfast at someone's house. Everyone is super friendly and loves to share all the neat things they do when they are in town.

As ever, we had our history hats on and were pestering Rich for details! The Strasburg Village Inn was built in 1788. Rich has a steady stream of guests that want to know, and he has been trying to dig up information for 3 years! When you are a busy innkeeper, that can be a slow go at times! He found someone who is helping him research the history of the Strasburg Inn as they look for old photos of the building!

Rich is a wealth of information about the Strasburg area. He recommends the historic Strasburg Railroad which offers all sorts of day trips, and even Thomas the Tank weeks for the kids. Many folks who are coming to the amazing Sight & Sound Theatre for the Biblical plays in Strasburg stay at the Inn. It is only one light up on 896. The Creamery next door has been around since 1984. They make 22 flavors of homemade ice cream, along with homemade waffle cones! The Creamery has been voted one of the best ice creams in Lancaster County!

If you are into exploring all things Amish - call ahead of your reservation and he can set up a tour of an Amish home, and you can have a real Amish dinner at an Amish house, as guests! Most B&B's can set this up in advance, and it will cost about $15 a person. He says the food is amazing, homemade, from scratch cooking, all of it!

Strasburg will be celebrating it's 275th Anniversary on Oct 4, with a parade on Main Street and a fireworks display. The Strasburg Inn is the place to stay for that - right in the heart of Strasburg!

The Strasburg Village Inn is a family friendly Bed and Breakfast with great prices, nice folks and a great place to stay in the heart of Amish country! Please tell them that Living History Sites sent you! A special thank you to owner Angela Skiadas for her warm hospitality!

Strasburg Village Inn ~ Bed and Breakfast ~ Strasburg PA ~ Amish Country

  1 West Main Street
Centre Square
Strasburg, PA 17579
  Inn Phone: 717-687-0900

You can find the sister Inn, Greystone Manor here!