Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast Welcome!

Welcome to my blog!  I hope to keep you informed with happenings here at the bed and breakfast, as well as upcoming local events.  I may also intersperse my blogs with articles about my passions – recipes and gardening ideas and tips.

We are in the busy season of welcoming guests to our bed and breakfast – guests coming in from near and far to experience the quaintness and peace of Lancaster County.  Tonight guests are checking in from Brooklyn NY, Italy, and Wrightsville, PA. 

Whether folks come from near or far, we want them to enjoy the bounties and pleasures that abound here in the area.  This is the growing season and if you travel on the back roads you will happen upon a roadside stand.  Stop to sample and take home some of the finest produce you’ll find.  Presently, corn is in abundance and the peaches are producing their luscious fruits.  Tomatoes and cantaloupe are also beginning to show up on the stands.  Some stands also offer a variety of baked goods.

Other reasons for coming to the area may be the theaters, the outlets or the Strasburg Railroad.  Whatever your reason for coming – to take in the peaceful countryside, to be immersed in the hectic activities, to see the rural or urban areas – we do extend to you a friendly welcome here at Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast.  If you would like to reserve a room, visit us at
Blue skies on lush countryside pastoral meadow.
View of farm meadow from porch of our bed and breakfast

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Amish Experience at Plain and Fancy Farm

When visiting Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you will likely have many questions about the Amish. A great way to have those questions answered is to visit the Amish Experience at Plain and Fancy Farm. The farm offers many glimpses into the life of an old order family, from tours to a multi-media presentation on the life and choices of a young man, called Jacob's Choice.

The Farm offers a few different tours, which are as varied as a 45 minute Amish House Tour to a two and a half hour Witness Tour, which takes you to the farm where the movie Witness was filmed, as well as rides through beautiful farmland and historic covered bridges.

The Plain & Fancy Farm Dining Room (featured on Man vs. Food) offers both family style and ala carte dining options to fill you up with delicious Amish recipes such as broasted chicken and chow-chow. Don't forget to leave room for the fabulous home-made deserts! A little farther down the road, make reservations to  Miller's Smorgasbord for a buffet option. Big eaters will not leave hungry, with carving stations, soups, sides, and desserts available. Lighter appetites can opt for the soup, salad and bread buffet. Make sure to check their website for coupons to save a few dollars on your meal.

The Amish Experience is open March through October, seven days a week 10 am to 5 pm, November  7 days through Nov. 25, December, Saturday and Sunday only through December 24 and daily December 26-31, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day, and January through mid-March.