Lovelace Manor Bed & Breakfast
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Innkeepers Lark & Michael McCarley welcome you to
Lovelace Manor Bed & Breakfast.
Located in Lancaster, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, we are just minutes away from numerous historic sites, Amish farmlands, outlet shopping and abundant antiquing.
Lark and Michael, (Innkeepers), welcome you to Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast. Located in Lancaster PA, the heart of Amish Country, we are just minutes away from numerous historic sites, Amish country farmlands, outlet shopping and abundant antiquing.
Built in 1882, Lovelace Manor B&B has been described by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County as one of the more elegant examples of the Second Empire style domestic architecture in Lancaster Pennsylvania. From the ornate porches with brackets and pendants, to the interior elements of 12 foot ceilings and etched glass doors, visitors have an opportunity to step back in time.
As our guest, you are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments in the Victorian parlor or on one of the porches. Or if you prefer, a relaxing game of billiards awaits you in the game room. We also provide a collection of books and videos for your enjoyment. And for the business traveler, there is wireless internet, telephones and a fax machine for your convenience.
Each morning you will be treated to a hearty breakfast including fresh fruit juices, baked goods and hot entrees served in one of the dining rooms. We will be glad to accommodate any special dietary restrictions.
"We enjoyed our overnight stay very much. Lark and Michael have created a beautiful home that they so willingly share with weary travelers like us..." M. Guyer & T. Johnson
"...had a wonderful holiday at Lovelace Manor. The home is magnificent, the hospitality top class and the breakfasts unique and delicious..." - I. Lassiter
The game and billiards room is a place you can relax after a long day of site seeing. This is where you will often find guests enjoying wine and cheese in the late afternoon and early evening. There is an electronic dart board, piano and assorted board games and puzzles.
Meet The InnkeepersLark and Michael moved to Pennsylvania in June 2000 to follow their dream of becoming Innkeepers. They most recently lived in Tennessee where Lark worked for Nortel Networks as a Marketing Manager and Michael was an independent computer consultant. Michael's talents in home restoration can be seen throughout Lovelace Manor. With their roots in the South, they hope to offer a touch of southern hospitality to their historic Pennsylvania Victorian mansion.
One of Lark's interests includes genealogy. One of her more famous ancestors is the great 17th century poet Richard Lovelace, whose works are found throughout the house. She is also an eBay enthusiast where she has been able to collect Lovelace patterned china, silver and crystal to compliment the furnishings of Lovelace Manor.
Michael spent over 25 years in the upholstery business where he specialized in antique furniture restoration and aircraft interiors.
We welcome you into our home and look forward to meeting new friends and extending their hospitality.
Welcome Business and College Travelers
We understand that Business Travelers have different needs than tourists. We want to provide you the comfort of home with modern conveniences. We offer:
- Corporate rates
- Wireless internet throughout our house
- Power strips with USB ports
- Flexible check in times
- Flexible cancellation policy
- Workspace in each guest room
- In room TV/VCRs with DVD available
- Flexible breakfast times
- Refreshments and coffee available 24 hours in our Butler�s Pantry
- Room amenities include hairdryer, shampoo, soap, robes, alarm clocks
- Concierge services for dinner reservations or local resources
- Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express accepted
- Direct billing can be set up in advance with your company for frequent travelers
We are conveniently located less than 1 mile from Rte. 30. Harrisburg International Airport is 30 minutes away and the Lancaster airport is 13 minutes. We are 90 minutes from the Philadelphia or Baltimore airports.
Distances to some of the local colleges and universities are:
- Franklin & Marshall College - 2.5 miles
- Lancaster Theological Seminary - 2.8 miles
- Pennsylvania College Of Art & Design - 3.5 miles
- Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology - 4.2 miles
- Millersville University - 4.6 miles
- Lancaster Bible College - 5.1 miles
- Armstrong World Industries Corporate Office - 2.5 miles
- MXL Industries - 3 miles
- Lancaster General Hospital - 3.8 miles
- Manheim Auto Auction - 7.4 miles
- Greenfield Corporate Center - 7.7 miles
We wanted to go to Lancaster Pennsylvania for our 2nd wedding anniversary and stayed at Lovelace Manor for a few days. We really felt at home. The place was nice and cozy, the food was truly delicious and Lark and Michael were just wonderful. We really enjoyed our stay. If we ever decided to visit the Lancaster area again, we would definately book a room at Lovelace Manor.
Gregory and Suzette Ervin - Wyandanch, NY USA
Our lives are always so busy. It was nice to step back in time and enjoy the ambience of a quieter, more laid era. Thanks for your heartfelt hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay.
Jason Ciastko & Tami Shaw - Granger, IN USA
Our stay at Love Lace Manor was magical, the very best. The daily breakfasts was incredible, never went hungry. The tour that you recommended was outstanding, it truly was the best that I have ever experienced Thank you so much for the outstanding service that you have provided us.
Elena Jones - St Petersburg, FL USA
A unique blend of history, culture and family entertainment.
Lancaster flourishes with history dating back to first settlers who arrived in 1709. They were the German immigrants known as Pennsylvania Dutch (from "Deutsch" meaning German). A prominent citizen named the city after his hometown of Lancaster, England.
There is so much to explore through numerous museums and historical sights. Some little known facts include: Lancaster was the capital of the US for one day, was the home of the Conestoga Wagon and the Kentucky Long Rifle and is thought to be the oldest in-land city in America.
Although it is most recognized for the beautiful farmlands and diverse population, there are wonderful theaters, shopping centers, colleges and universities, restaurants, attractions and outdoor events for year round entertainment.
But surrounding these modern day amenities is the simple life of the county's Plain People. Once you leave the modern highways, the rural roads take you past the beautiful farms and the peaceful atmosphere of the simpler life. Numerous covered bridges and quaint villages dotting the countryside offer visitors a relaxing atmosphere to explore the peaceful scenery, shop the farm markets, or experience the local history.
Explore the backroads and covered bridges by scooter. Lots of fun and beautiful scenery. Be sure to ask us for a special coupon for our guests!
Chiques Rock Outfitters
Float the Susquehanna River in Kayaks or Canoes! Half day or full day trips. Or try the 5:00 Therapy Float for $10/hr. Outfitter supplies everything you need for the float experience.
Nissley Vineyards & Winery
A family-owned and operated vineyard located on the western edge of Lancaster county. Starting July 3rd you can enjoy "Music in the Vineyards" each Saturday evening during the summer. Details are listed on their website.
Riehl's Quilts and Crafts
Visit the Riehl's quilt shop on their working dairy farm. All quilts and crafts are handcrafted locally by the Amish.
Kreider Farm Tours
Kreider Farms is working dairy farm that supplies eggs, milk and ice ceam to retail stores. They offer a ninety minute farm tour by reservation only.
Amish Country Tours
Amish Farmland Tours offered 7 days a week. In addition, VIP (Visit in Person) Tours are offered Monday thru Friday at 5:00 this summer. And on Saturday The Underground Railroad Tour is offered at 5:00. If you want to visit Philadelphia and don't want to drive, an all day tour is offered on Wednesdays.
Bernard's at Brighton
Our favorite Day Spa! If you just need to relax and be pampered you will love Bernard's at Brighton Day Spa. Located only 15 minutes away.
Our self-guided bicycle tours will take you through the rolling countryside of Western and Northwestern Lancaster County with continuous views of preserved farmland, some covered bridges and the less traveled country roads.
Lancaster PA Outlet Shopping
Eastern Pennsylvania's outlet shopping haven is Lancaster, with over 150 stores to choose from.
The Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from mid-April through December. Reopens for the 2002 season on April 19. For special holiday hours, call (717) 299-6440 for details.
Lancaster Museum Of Art
Local, National and International artwork is displayed. Open 7 days a week
National Toy Train Museum
The Train Collectors Association, headquartered in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest and most prestigious collecting societies in the world.
Landis Valley Museum
Landis Valley Museum is a nationally significant living history museum that collects, conserves, exhibits, and interprets Pennsylvania German material, culture, history and heritage from 1740 through 1940. Open all year except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 9-5
The National Watch and Clock Museum
Home of America's premiere collection of timepieces with interactive exhibits and museum. Includes over 12,000 watches and clocks, the largest collection in North America.
Ed's Buggy Rides
Route 896, 253 Hartman Bridge Rd., Ronks, PA 17572, (717-687-0360)
Amish Barn Buggy Rides
3029 Old Philadelphia Pike Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, (717-768-8886)
AAA Buggy Rides
Located at the Red Caboose Motel and Restaurant in Strasburg, (717-687-9962)
Abe's Buggy Rides
2596 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, (717-392-1794)
Aaron and Jessica's Buggy Rides
Plain and Fancy Farm, 3121A Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, (717-768-8828)
Home of Hershey Park, a world-class theme park, and Hershey's Chocolate World with museum, gardens and theater
National Military Park, with over 1,000 monuments and cannons along 40 miles of scenic roads, a battlefield shrine to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought here.
The Choo Choo Barn
More than the 1,700 square foot miniature display.
Ride one of America's oldest steam trains through spectacular Amish farmlands. Or visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
The Horst Auction Center facility has a seating capacity of approximately 600, with heat and air conditioning to allow for year-round comfort. The Auction Center sits on a three acre tract at the corner of Rt. 322 and Durlach Road just outside the Borough of Ephrata, PA.
Bird in Hand Farmers Market
Located in downtown Bird-in-Hand. Tons of produce and baked good.
Kitchen Kettle Village
Kitchen Kettle Village is tucked in the town of Intercourse, located 10 miles east of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Route 340. (1-800-732-3538)
Peaceful Valley Amish Furniture
3347 Old Philadelphia Pike Route 340, 1/2 mile west of Intercourse, PA (717-768-0216)
The Amish Experience
Located at Plain and Fancy in Intercourse. Everything you want to know about the Amish can be found here.
The Peoples Place
3513 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA An educational and heritage center about the Amish and the Mennonites.
The Amish Farm
Explore the history and customs of the Amish as you tour a home and a working farm, complete with live animals and exhibits. Open year round.
Outlet Malls of Lancaster
Rockvale Square Outlet and Tanger Outlet Center in Lancaster. Hundreds of stores that extend for miles.
The rural Lancaster County home of James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.
Unique Experience!!! With over 25 years experience, balloonist Stan Hess and his team show guests a first class ballooning experience. fly over beautiful quilt-patternedfarmlands and wave to the spectators. Even the animals look up as the baloon flies overhead!
2013 Mud Sales
Need a reason to come to Lancaster County in March and April. Check out the schedule of Mud Sales, the annual auctions and sales at many of the local firehouses. You can buy everything from Amish quilts to buggies, antiques to tools.
Rainbow Dinner Theatre
Route 30 East, Box 56, Paradise, PA 17562 (717-299-4300 1-800-292-4301)
Sight and Sound Theatre
Rt. 896, Strasburg, PA 17579, (717-687-7800)
American Music Theatre
Wonderful talent, original music shows and concerts.
Central Pennsylvania's premier regional theatre & National Historic Landmark combines Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas with the grandeur of ornate Victorian architecture.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Located just two miles from the B&B. You can enjoy a wonderful dinner and show.
From Harrisburg/Western Pennsylvania: Take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 19; take 283 East (first exit after tollbooths) to the Lancaster area. Exit Millersville/East Petersburg (Route 741). Take Rohrerstown Road (741) East 2 miles to Route 23 West (six traffic signals). Turn right (Route 23 West/Marietta Avenue). Located two blocks on the left, on the corner of Elizabeth Street.
From Baltimore/Washington D.C.: From Baltimore Beltway (Route 695), exit onto Route 83 North; follow to York, PA and exit onto Route 30 East. Take 30 East to Lancaster; exit Rohrerstown Road (Route 741). Turn right off exit ramp. Turn right at second traffic signal (Route 23 West/Marietta Avenue). Located two blocks on the left, on the corner of Elizabeth Street.
From New York City: Take the NJ Turnpike to the PA Turnpike West. Take Exit 21 and pick up Route 222 South; follow 222 South towards the Lancaster area. Exit onto Route 30 West; follow 30 West to the Rohrerstown Road exit. Turn left off the exit ramp. Turn right at third traffic signal (Route 23 West/Marietta Avenue). Located two blocks on left, on the corner of Elizabeth Street.