Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites

2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania 17505
Innkeeper(s): Penny Hershey
  • Introduction

    Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites - Bird-in-Hand, PennsylvaniaGet away to the Village of Bird-in-Hand, nestled amid the Amish farmlands of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. Here you can relax in the comfort and privacy of custom decorated rooms and suites in four preserved, historic buildings at the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites. Each is tastefully appointed with period furnishings and has its own private bath. Many guest rooms feature king-sized beds, sitting rooms, whirlpool baths, romantic fireplaces and kitchenettes. Know that our Inn staff stands ready to treat you to a stay you'll never forget!

    Step outside the  Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites, and you can almost hear the past come to life. Conestoga wagons creak, horse teams whinny as they make their way along this Colonial byway from Philadelphia to the western frontier in the Allegheny Mountains. These are the travelers who first sought refuge, rest and refreshment in the original Bird-in-Hand Inn. Today Bird-in-Hand Village Inn has been painstakingly restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Amenities

    • 24 rooms & suites, each with private bath (all non-smoking)
    • Complimentary continental plus breakfasts
    • Complimentary two-hour tour of Amish farmlands
    • Complimentary evening snacks
    • In-room refrigerators
    • Complimentary use of recreational facilities:
      • Two indoor pools
      • An outdoor pool
      • A hot tub
      • Tennis and basketball courts
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • AAA Three Diamond Rating
    • Cable television in each room
    • Individual room climate control
    • Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards in all rooms
    • Meeting room for small retreats
    • Within walking distance:
      • Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord
      • Bakery & Creamery
      • Mini-golf

    Rest, relaxation, discovery and renewal await you at the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites. Our four restored historic homes feature 24 uniquely decorated guest rooms and suites, each with private baths and tastefully appointed with period furnishings. Many feature king-sized beds, sitting areas, large whirlpool baths, romantic fireplaces and kitchenettes. All are non-smoking rooms, and all guests must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Dining

    By example, Grandma Smucker taught us well. She showed us to treat all guests like they're family and serve them food that's as farm fresh as can be. Year-round we bake fresh donuts, muffins and other wonderful wake-me-ups. Plus, we offer a farm fresh difference by buying as many vegetables, fruits, eggs, poultry and meats as possible from local farmers.

    Enjoy Delicious Meals Each Day

    Complimentary Continental Plus Breakfast

    Your stay at the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites includes a delightful continental plus breakfast. Choose from a variety of freshly baked sticky buns and other breakfast specialties from the Bird-in-Hand Bakery just up the street, bagels, fresh fruits, yogurt, cold cereals and juices. Along with a selection of herbal teas, you'll love a cup of our special blend of Bird-in-Hand coffee.

    Sweet & Salty Evening Snacks

    A visit to the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites also features complimentary evening snacks. Enjoy an end-of-day pick-me-up with cookies and an ever-changing selection of sweets like chocolate goodies, pie or cake. Coupled with either pretzels or mixed nuts, it'll be sure to offer just what your tummy needs after a day in the Amish country.

    Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord

    No visit to Bird-in-Hand is complete without experiencing the farm-fresh goodness of the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord. Only two-tenths of a mile east on the Old Philadelphia Pike, this Lancaster County landmark is open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call ahead seating is available: 717-768-1550 or ext. 1550 from your room phone.

  • Our Four Homes

    Oh, if these walls could speak! The tales that would be told, the business deals that were struck and the community-lo, our great country-that was built by their many owners, guests and inhabitants. Truly, the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites is the perfect setting for an inspirational getaway, a special occasion or a small retreat.

    1734 Inn

    It's said that this is the inn along the Colonial byway connecting Philadelphia and Lancaster that gave birth to the village's memorable Bird-in-Hand name. The first inn built on this site-a long, one-and-a-half story log structure-was all but destroyed by fire in 1851. Within a year the popular road stop reopened as a stately, three-story hotel. The thick walls of the original inn's southeast bar room survived to become a part of today's Margaret Bitzer Suite. Likewise, the cellar walls supporting the oldest section of the 1734 Inn date back to the original hotel. In all, this Victorian treasure may be the fourth to stand on the original stone foundation.

    • The main reception and check-in area
    • 11 well-appointed rooms and suites, all non-smoking
    • An inviting sun porch for relaxed reading and conversation

    Ressler House

    For almost 90 years this was the home of Bird-in-Hand's village doctor. The last doctor to practice here-from 1902 to 1944-was Dr. J. Lyle Ressler. Set on the south side of Old Philadelphia Pike across from the 1734 Inn and check-in, Ressler House was restored and renovated in 2003.

    • Six suites, all non-smoking
    • A breakfast room with continental plus breakfast and evening snack service
    • A sitting room that's perfect for small meetings

    Desmond House

    The Desmond House is a beautiful example of the early 19th century architecture found in the Village of Bird-in-Hand. Located on the south side of Old Philadelphia Pike, opposite the 1734 Inn where you'll register, Desmond House was restored and renovated in 2003. Brimming with Victorian charm and 21st century amenities, it features a beautiful, two-story entryway in the rear.

    • Three suites, including two with a loft
    • All non-smoking

    Carriage House

    The Carriage House sits on the south side of Old Philadelphia Pike behind the Desmond and Ressler Houses. With Amish farmland out its back door, this building was originally a small barn. It was transformed in 2003 into this perfect setting for extended stay suites.

    • Four two-room suites with kitchenettes
    • All non-smoking
    • Extended stay packages available
  • Weddings & Special Events

    Even ordinary days become something special when you stay at the Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites. Take a special day, though, and your experience is extraordinarily transformed.


    Looking for an intimate setting to begin a new life together? You've found the venue! Our 1734 Inn abounds with a variety of picture-perfect places for small weddings.


    Honeymooning here surrounds the newlywed couple with the strength of history and the simplest cores of life-what a foundation. Whether Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites is selected for a couple's first night together as a married couple or an extended time in the peace and privacy of our quaint village, a stay with us will build memories for a lifetime.

    Renewal of Vows

    Slip away for a special time together. Reaffirm your commitments to each other and re-gird your relationship for life's continuing journey. Not only will you find the quiet ambiance you seek for this renewing experience, but we can also help you find a minister.