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A New Beginning Bed & Breakfast

1400 East King Street , Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Innkeeper(s): Denise Ricci
  • Introduction

    Our home was built in 1912 and has been a labor of love to restore and renovate. Original chestnut woodwork throughout the house has been refinished to its original luster and the hardwood floors on the first floor have been restored. The four bedrooms have been redecorated and upgraded to add to your comfort during your stay at A New Beginning.

    A New Beginning to us means “Dreams do come true”. Owning a bed & breakfast has been a dream of ours for many years and when the opportunity presented itself we had to say yes and pursue our dream. Staying in various bed & breakfasts over the years along the eastern seaboard has allowed us to experience the art of inn keeping and gave us the dream that we could do this, too. As a guest of A New Beginning, we will make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

    Our guests may enjoy sitting in our parlor with its working fireplace to watch TV, read or play the many board games we have collected over the years or to relax and renew after a day of shopping or touring the Amish countryside. Please join us for a part of the simple life.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Denise for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn? First, they read the reviews in TripAdvisor and like what they see; then, they check out our website and see how cozy our home is.  

    What are you best known for? Best known: Feels like coming home and the 'comfort food' breakfasts! We very much interact with our guests while giving them space to 'be alone' and we just love the house! 105 years old! It is beautiful with the American Chestnut woodwork and the 'older' furnishings - not modern at all!


    What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn? First, they read the reviews in TripAdvisor and like what they see; then, they check out our website and see how cozy our home is. 

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit? #1 reason - the Amish!    


    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn? The best compliment has been 'it feels like home!'


    What’s the best kept secret about the area? Best kept secret is all the amazing things to see and do! The Amish are a big part of why visitors come to Lancaster but there is so much more - the museums, theater in/out of the city, restaurants and the normal tourist
    venues and recently added is a scooter tour with a discount if staying in our home.


    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area? First, there is the normal touristy things to do - visiting the little
    villages and towns, buggy tours & other farm tours (there are several); then, there are museums and shows of all kinds - Biblical interpretations (Sight & Sound), Fulton Theater, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Hershey and Hershey Park - the town is quite historic with attractions other than the
    amusement park. Downtown Lancaster has much to offer with walking tours, Central Market, Antique Row and the various ethnic restaurants. You can also spend the day in Lititz, much to see and do there. Depending on the day, there are huge flea markets with vendors indoors and out that offer local fare, antiques, produce, meats, bakeries and pretty much anything else. OR there is always the idea to just relax and do nothing :)


    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn? Actually, we have one very good restaurant, The Conestoga, with a beautiful deck overlooking the Conestoga River - lovely in the Spring, Summer and Fall - right down the street. Unfortunately, there aren't any attractions that are accessible on foot.


    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area? The Lancaster Brewing Company - the fried pickles! The Brasserie, Conestoga Restaurant (all 3 offer a 10% discount on food as a guest in our home!) and of course, Cracker Barrel! We frequent all of these restaurants and all have delicious food and drink!


    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? When we send out a confirmation email, we send out the website for
    Discover Lancaster - the visitors' center - -
    this has a plethora of information for things to do and where to eat. It
    really depends on the interest of our guests and what they really want to
    see and do.


    How many rooms does your inn have? We have 4 rooms all located on the second floor. All have queen sized beds with private baths.


    Do you accept pets? No, we do not accept pets and honestly, I cannot think of any motels, etc. in our area that do accept them.



  • In the morning, a full breakfast is served for your enjoyment. On weekends, breakfast is served at 9:00 am; while on weekdays, breakfast is served at 8:00 am in our formal dining room or on the front porch. Start your day with a typical New Beginning breakfast which can include:

    • Gourmet coffees and teas
    • Fresh fruits and juices
    • Cereals - hot & cold
    • Homemade granola & yogurt
    • French toast
    • Stuffed French toast
    • Waffles or pancakes
    • Quiche
    • Omelets or eggs made to order with locally cured meats
    • Home-baked muffins
    • Scones
    • Pastries

    We are happy to accommodate special diets if you advise us in advance

  • Attractions

    Historic Lancaster City, founded in 1730, is in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country and is the home of the Central Market. The city offers may wonderful gift shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee houses, consignment and antique stores. Other area attractions include the towns of Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse, Lititz, and Ephrata with their various specialty shops and restaurants.
    the Strasburg Railroad and Museum,

    • The Sight & Sound Theatre,
    • The Tanger and Rockvale Outlets and various farmers' markets and craft shows
    • American Music Theatre
    • Hershey Park
    • Dutch Wonderland and in the fall
    • the Renaissance Faire are just minutes away from A New Beginning
  • Directions

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    From Delaware County

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