Silverstone Inn & Suites
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Simply the best! Our Inspected, upscale, romantic and historic limestone B&B from ca 1750, is nestled quietly in the perfect location in the heart of the Amish area of Lancaster County, PA. It is a working 15 acre farm with sheep and small scale Maple Syrup production. Quality, luxury and real Old World charm!
Our Diamond Collection award winning historic Inn has been expertly renovated and restored. Offering eight quiet, romantic and luxurious rooms and suites with private baths, private balconies, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, individual A/C, TV, DVD, phone and free Wireless internet access.
Luxury is evident in the large relaxing common areas, the unique intimate 'Bar', covered porch areas and gardens. Knowledgeable local owners/hosts, whom live at the Bed and Breakfast, will personally make sure your stay and your gourmet breakfast are just perfect.
We are perfectly located in the middle of the Lancaster County Amish area where the majority of the Amish live and work. Geographically we are about 4 miles east of downtown Lancaster and 2 miles north of Strasburg; just about 1/2 mile from the US 30 and Rt 896 intersection. While at the Inn you have feeling of being miles away from civilization on our 15 acre farm, yet you are still able to go to any of the area attractions within minutes.
Breakfast is served at your own individual table in our 'Dining Room & Bar' areas. We serve each of our meals made-to-order as you come down to enjoy the start to your day. Generally, we serve breakfast between 8:30am and 9:30am. Our breakfast consists of the chef's choice of breakfast entree which varies daily. The entree is accompanied by an individual fresh appetizer, hot Colombian coffee, assorted teas and many choices of fruit juices.
Our chef's specialty is 'Pannekoeken', Dutch style pancakes. These are served rolled crepe style with a choice of fillings (Chef's suggestion is cinnamon sugar.) always accompanied by fresh local and tropical fruits and served decorated with fresh homegrown edible flowers and herbs in season. Other selections that may be served are: Almond crusted French toast fingers with homemade maple syrup. Soft fluffy country omelet with fresh caramelized leeks and portabella mushrooms, cheese, bacon and toast on the side. Quiche du-jour possibly with pine nuts, basil and sun dried tomatoes. Our appetizers vary from fresh grapefruit or fresh fruit cups in season. Other choices include homemade banana or zucchini bread, pumpkin muffins,overloaded blueberry muffins or fresh fruit parfaits.
About the Inn
Our beautiful limestone mansion with slate roof, located in the heart of Lancaster County's Amish Country, was built in 1750. We have 15 acres of farm and wood land. The stream, called Willow Run, that runs by our pond actually originates from the springhouse on the property. We believe the occupancy of the estate went through five phases. The first homestead was the two story springhouse on the property. In the lower section of the springhouse you can see the origin of the Willow Run Stream. The spring comes in through the one wall, at approximately 300 gal/min, and runs out the other side and under our bridge. The first floor has a historic fireplace. It is an open room with a wooden floor. In the back corner next to the fireplace behind a small door is a curved small staircase leading to the second floor.
The house has a total of over 7500 square feet of living space.Our wood paneled bar is centrally located in the building. It is a great place to chat or play games using any of the high pub tables. The striking Black Walnut bar top is unique as it is shaped to the form of the original tree that the wood came from with knots and burls. The bar room was built to reflect a European style 'Brown Cafe' with it's dark mahogany woodwork, faux tin ceiling and casual, yet elegant, feel. The bar is regularly used as an extension to the dining room for our bed and breakfast guests. Our guests can make their own coffee or tea here and it also has an icemaker, refrigerator and microwave. The bar has hardwood flooring, a beautiful gas fireplace, and a large 10 foot high antique corner cabinet. There is a beautiful set of antique French doors that lead into our sunken dining room.
You enter our house from the parking lot through the entrance way into the dining room and the reception area where you will check-in for your stay. Access to our house is safe yet convenient with our keyless entry system, so you can come and go any time you please.
The dining room has five sets of individual tables where we serve our two course breakfast. Tables can be arranged to accommodate any group sizes. Soft music will play during our gourmet, two course breakfast over conversation.
There are twin built-in glass antique corner cabinets from the late 1700's. Sets of doors lead to the kitchen, bar, and the flagstone courtyard. Walking up the two steps through antique French doors one enters the wood paneled bar where additional tables are available during busy times at breakfast.
Our grand living room is very comfortable. Centered in the room is the romantic, real wood burning, fireplace with original mantle. We have several areas that accommodate different groups of people. Even with multiple groups you can be comfortable, and yet feel individual enough from the other guests. It is large enough for parties and decorated so that small groups can still feel comfortable.
The antique grandfather clock gives you an old fashioned feel with it's Westminster chimes. Our curved glass china cabinet has a mixture of American and European antiques for you to enjoy and the room is decorated with original art. For those who love to puzzle or play games we have an 8 person game table. There are two sets of French doors that lead out onto the covered south porch and side/front yard.
On our small farm we grow many items for our use in breakfasts and to support the production of maple syrup, raise sheep and possibly maintain a small herd of cattle in the future. The main crops will be soy, hay and alfalfa besides the walnut trees and of course Maple Syrup from our own Maple grove. Besides the sheep roaming around we generally have a vegetable garden (with a special section for many varieties of hot peppers), herb garden and beautiful formal flower garden in front of the house from where we can cut fresh flowers for breakfast daily.
Besides our limestone house, there is a spring house and a newly built barn. We have ducks and sheep on the property year round. If you come during early spring you can see the new born lambs. We plan to increase our own maple syrup production so we have recently planted an additional 50 maple trees. In the fall you can take as many Black and English walnuts or Butternuts as you can handle home with you.