Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast Inn
Innkeeper(s): Werner & Debbie Mosimann
52nd Annual Antique Show 25 Jun 2014, 2:31 pm
The Swiss Woods gardens, Werner's bees and Lancaster County farmers markets 28 May 2014, 12:41 pmLititz is all about shopping, food, and beauty. Here at the Inn it is no different. We love the spring and all that it brings with it... warmer days, green grass, magnificent flowers and newly opened road side markets. The bees are out and about gathering pollen for their wonderful honey and Werner is busy redoing a few things in an attempt to do rounds of comb honey. We are up to 17 hives many with new queens so stay tuned.
Roots on Tuesdays
Central Market on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Green Dragon on Friday
Lititz Farmers Market on Saturday
various and plentiful road side stand every day but Sunday
The one below is my new favorite. In my little kitchen garden I have black cherry tomatoes, purple plum tomatoes and several other heirloom varieties all purchased here.
Why not book a trip to Lititz this summer? We would love to see you!
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Lititz Farmer's Market 16 May 2014, 2:56 pm
Speedwell Forge lake restoration under way!! 7 May 2014, 7:12 amAs many of you know, Speedwell Forge is the lake that Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast overlooks and due to major storms needed a complete renovation of the dam. In addition a local grass roots group has secured monies from a Growing Greener grant to remove 40 years of accumulated sediment from the lake bottom.
The work has begun! All the waiting for permits, plans and contractors is over and this last week we were elated to see the first backhoes and bulldozers arrive. This is the sediment removal portion and the actual work on the dam itself should start soon as well. A big thank you to the Speedwell Wolf Sanctuary who is taking the sediment to make new wolf enclosures. The Sanctuary is located just around the corner from Swiss Woods and many of our guests enjoy the tours and special full moon events there.
All this to say our lake is on it's way back and promises to be better than ever. In the meantime there are so many other reasons to visit Swiss Woods. Our hiking trails are still amazing, Werner's gardens are set to bloom and Lititz PA is booming after being 2013's coolest small town. Second Friday's continue to grow and are a big hit. Be sure to follow the link to see all the events Lititz has planned for 2014.
For you birders out there, the wealth of birds on the property keeps growing. Over the course of spring, summer, fall and winter we have identified well over 140 different birds. Yesterday we watched a summer tanager flit through the newly greening trees and the distinctive pecking of the pileated woodpecker sounds from the forest.
Make your reservations now. Take advantage of our Swiss Woods June Midweek Special. Stay 2 nights Sunday-Thursday and we will include 2 free wine tastings at our favorite vineyard, Waltz Vineyards in Manheim, PA , a short drive from the Inn. Please mention "June Special" when booking. They also have a tasting room on Main Street in Lititz, the perfect stop while shopping!
Upcoming Concerts and Events close to Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast 1 May 2014, 11:36 amHere at Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast we strive to keep everyone updated on the wide variety of events there are to visit in the area. Lititz, PA is central to many including all of the concerts and shows at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA ( 30 min), the production of Moses at the Sight and Sound Theater in Strasburg (35min) and the wealth of concerts at the American Music Theater. During the summer there are also you can enjoy a dinner theater in Mt Gretna at the Timbers.
Sheryl Crow graces the AMT stage on June 1st.
The American Music Theater is adding shows constantly and just added Terry Fator for August 24, 2104, and Bill Cosby for Sept 7, 2014. Both shows will be a total sell out so get your tickets (and your rooms!) early!
3rd Annual Lititz Pretzel Fest 17 Apr 2014, 1:02 pm
Love pretzels? Be sure to check out the 3rd annual Pretzel Fest held in historic downtown Lititz! On April 26th, ten different chefs will prepare their unique recipes available for tasting. Local bands, The Lancaster Liederkranz & Ragtime Willi Band will be playing live music. Learn about the history of the pretzel as you tour through the Sturgis House, the first commercial pretzel bakery in North America. From dunk tanks, pretzel twisting competitions, to German Folk dancers, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Tickets are available at www.lititzpretzelfest.com
Waltz Vineyards 10 Apr 2014, 2:46 pm
Situated on a picturesque property between Lancaster and Lebanon County, Waltz Vineyards has been producing an incredible array of fine wine since 1997. The family owned farm has been passed on for generations and continues to yield world class soil. This amazing vineyard is only a 15 minute drive from Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast and they also have a tasting room on Main Street in downtown Lititz, PA.
During harvest, the homegrown grapes are hand-picked, sorted and aged in 100% french oak barrels, guaranteeing an exceptional product. Their bottles range from light, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, to a smooth and elegant Cabernet that are available to taste in their beautiful European inspired tasting room. There you can order either one of several tasting profiles with or without a local cheese tray to go with it. Take advantage of our May Special here at the Inn and when you book 2 nights in May, Monday thru Thursday nights we will gift you with 2 complimentary tastings of your choice either at the vineyard tasting room or in the Lititz tasting room. Please mention the May special under comments when booking online.
|Kim Waltz showing off one of their amazing wines.|
Can't get enough? Join their exclusive wine club and get access to one of a kind blends and private member events. If you're in the area, be sure to take a stroll through their vineyard or plan a weekend trip and enjoy one of the many local bands that play during their summer concert series! Follow this link for the upcoming schedule.
Esbenshade's Greenhouse & Nursery 12 Mar 2014, 1:32 pmLooking for the most beautiful flowers in town? Esbenshade's is your place. Located along 322 in Brickerville, the locally owned business has been operating for over 50 years. They house new, unusual and hard-to-find plants every season of every year. At Esbenshade's, they grow their own, so you know you're getting the best quality and selection at the best price. Starting in the glorious days of spring, their greenhouses are filled with over 500 varieties of beautiful annuals and over 2,000 varieties of perennials, herbs and their ever popular hydroponic vegetables.
In their well-stocked Nursery department you can find just about any tree or shrub imaginable, such as European Larch or Beautyberry. They also carry a large selection of hanging baskets, roses and combination planters. Their greenhouses are beyond beautiful. You could spend an entire day just perusing around. Unlike other businesses, Esbenshade's promotes a sense of community, hosting a variety of seminars from Backyard Birding to do-it-yourself Hydroponic Gardening. So if you're just itching to get your hands in the dirt, be sure to stop by!
Cafe Chocolate in Downtown Lititz, Pa 6 Mar 2014, 12:56 pmCafe Chocolate is a must when visiting historical downtown Lititz. Located on Main Street, the small cafe boasts incredible organic eats, fair-trade coffee and espresso, as well as a plethora of decadent chocolate truffles. Our favorite drink has to be the famous ''Turbo''. Steamed milk, rich chocolate and a shot of espresso make this the perfect pick-me-up! The Cafe is known for its organic locavore menu and features such interesting entrees as South African Baboti Meatloaf baked in a curried custard. The West African Peanut Chowder is both vegan and gluten free not to mention amazingly flavorful and delicious. Situated in the middle of town, it is a perfect place to stop for lunch while shopping. The locally owned business is also a proud supporter of the Rainforest Alliance in its mission to protect the people, ecosystems and wildlife. So whether you have a craving for chocolate, a taste for international cuisine, or a thirst that needs quenching, Cafe Chocolate of Lititz promises to satisfy your appetite.
A Trip to Middle Creek 6 Feb 2014, 4:39 pmAs I approached Museum Road sunlight danced across frozen oak turning what was a dismal winter scape, into a brilliant forest made of glass. Middle Creek has always been one of my favorite places to escape. Summer brings a potpourri of wildflowers that run rampant over the foothills of the reserve followed by an October that bleeds the most vibrant spectrum of crimson and rust.
Luck didn't seem to be on my side today as I stared out at an empty lake. ''You just missed 'em'' a voice from behind me called referencing the Snow Geese and various other waterfowl that make this their winter home. ''There were a couple thousand here the other week but it seems they've made their way down to the Carolinas.'' A man peered out from behind the visitors desk combing through what appeared to be old ornithology records. He spoke of the many trails I could hike, a recent short-eared owl sighting and how the lake is only a mere four feet deep in most places. It was quiet today. The only chatter came from a couple talking about the mini-metropolis of Nuthatches they had in their backyard.
Snapping a few last pictures, I made sure my scarf was wrapped tight and stumbled out into February. Even on the most drab, goose-less of days, I always walk away with something
If you're visiting the Inn and are looking for a special getaway, I highly recommend adding Middle Creek to your To-Do List~