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The Olde Square Inn

127 E. Main Street, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania 17552
Innkeeper(s): Georgie
  • Introduction

    The Olde Square Inn, our Lancaster County bed and breakfast, is a beautifully restored architectural gem of the Colonial Revival era. Setting our accommodations apart from other area B&Bs, we offer a pool, pet friendly lodging, and handicap accessibility in the child-friendly Carriage House, as well as a venue for hosting retreats, small weddings, and special celebrations!

    A pleasant departure from Mount Joy hotels, The Olde Square Inn is conveniently located on the historic square of this quaint, but expanding, town. We are just minutes from 283/30 that leads to Hershey, Lancaster, York, and Gettysburg. Amtrak is located just two blocks away!

    If you are planning a special occasion, anniversary, or birthday, the Carriage House is the ultimate in privacy and luxury for your Lancaster County getaway.

    Our guest rooms are furnished with all of the amenities you could desire. All of our guest rooms have flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, private baths, and your own fireplace for a romantic evening. Accommodations for families or those who may need handicap access are available in the Carriage House.

    You will awaken to the enticing aroma of your freshly made breakfast. We will do our very best to provide you with local, fresh foods from our neighboring farms and markets. Breakfast may be served in the dining room, the veranda, the brick patio, or by our seasonal in-ground swimming pool. You may even catch a glimpse of the gorgeous horses pulling a wagon filled with Amish children trotting down the Main Street.

    Survive the hot weather, take a dip in our pool, and have dinner at the world-famous Bube's Brewery that's just a short walk away. Check out what's happening at Bube's for a sure weekend of fun. Here in Mount Joy we outdistance the competition in price and value.

    We look forward to serving you. The Inn has undergone a great renovation, so come and enjoy. In the summer, you can take a dip in the pool and enjoy the events taking place here and surrounding us. In the fall and winter, curl up in one of the wicker chairs, rocking chair, or a sofa by the fireplace in your guest room.

    Spend your Pennsylvania vacation or weekend getaway at our Amish Country inn, and you'll be planning your next visit before you leave! From our thoughtfully appointed guestrooms to our cozy common areas and convenient location, our amenities set us apart from other area hotels and lodging accommodations.

    Need some time away with your friends? The Olde Square Inn is the perfect destination for Pennsylvania girlfriend vacation getaways. Use the Inn as your home base to sightsee, shop, and dine in Lancaster, Hershey, Harrisburg, and York. Then spend your evenings reminiscing and relaxing at our Mount Joy B&B. We have everything you need to make your stay memorable and rejuvenating.  

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  • Amenities

    • Queen Beds
    • Private Baths
    • Wi-Fi
    • Hair Dryers
    • Flat-screen TVs
    • Central Refrigerator
    • Iron
    • Desk (Designated guest rooms)
    • Fireplace (All guest rooms)
    • Sitting area (Designated guest rooms)
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace in Living Room
    • Pool (In season)
    • Verandas to sit on
    • Courtyard
    • Patio
    • Three blocks to Amtrak
    • Restaurants less than a three-minute walk
    • Easy on and off to Route 30 and 283
    • Off-street Parking and Parking lot
  • Weddings & Parties

    Our Inn is the perfect venue for "small intimate" Lancaster County weddings. We will customize and work side by side with you to make your wedding day your dream to remember.

    The Olde Square Inn is available for other special events as well, including Pennsylvania bridal luncheons and showers, baby showers, anniversary parties, girlfriend getaways, weekend scrapbooking retreats, business meetings, and more.

    From May to the end of September the gardens are in full bloom. During this time the in-ground pool is a beautiful backdrop for your special day while candles are floating to give a special ambiance.

    You have the option to set up small tents in one of the areas. There is a lovely brick arched patio on part of the grounds.

    The Inn has a large veranda filled with wicker furniture and beautiful hanging ferns. The small front entrance is enhanced with white wicker rockers, carriage benches and ferns for the summer months.


    Memories are tucked away and relived with your photos. The Inn is the perfect venue for pictures, and its outstanding architecture of columns that are very detailed at the top. A beautiful, very large, cast iron fountain that operates from May to September is featured in the front of the grounds. There is a stone wall set between two columns that creates the perfect backdrop for a photo.

    Just minutes away is a covered bridge and the Chickies waterway that also make perfect settings for wedding pictures.

    Outdoor weddings at the Inn can host up to 60 guests from the end of April to the beginning of September.

    Indoor weddings at the Inn can host up to 25 guests all year long.

  • Pet Friendly

    Your puppy is welcome!

    If you're looking for pet friendly hotels in Pennsylvania, consider The Olde Square Inn. Your favorite bed and breakfast now offers dog friendly lodging near Lancaster and Hershey! We recommend the Antebellum and Nevada Sky for guests with dogs as they have hard wood floors.

    With prior notice, our guests are welcome to bring their well-behaved puppies with them to enjoy our pet friendly Pennsylvania lodging accommodations. Your dog doesn't have to be left behind when you travel. With a pet travel carrier and lodging reservations at The Olde Square Inn, you and your best four-legged friend can say goodbye to the kennel, and spend your days enjoying walks in the friendly town of Mount Joy, PA. Our pets welcome lodging is also convenient to several Pennsylvania bike trails.


    • Your dog must be in a crate if you are not in the room with him, no exceptions.
    • If your pet is sensitive, you may want to bring your own water, along with his favorite food
    • Upon arrival, introduce your pet to the innkeeper
    • Ask if there are designated areas for your pet
    • Never let your pet sleep on chairs, blankets, or furniture unless covered with your own linens
    • Put your pet's food and water bowls on a mat
    • Never take your pet in dining areas or let him roam free
    • Always keep your pet on a leash and never take him where he is not wanted
    • Remember that your pet is at an unknown place and it may scare him
    • Try to keep a TV or radio on or put a favorite toy in the crate while you are out
    • Always clean up after your pet, inside and outside
    • Wipe muddy paws before entering the building
    • If your pet damages any property, let your innkeeper know immediately and offer to pay for any damages
    • Copy of up to date vaccinations and rabies will be required
    • We know going away can be difficult for your dog. If your pet barks while you are out of the inn we will ask you to return for your pet. As we want to open the inn to dogs we must consider the atmosphere for all of our guests.
    • There is a $20.00 charge per day, per pet. We do limit how many pets we take at the inn at any given time, so please plan ahead of time for your pet.
  • Things To Do

    During your Pennsylvania vacation in Lancaster County at The Olde Square Inn, take time to explore all of the wonderful places this area has to offer its visitors!

    Spend a day exploring attractions such as Hershey Park, Pennsylvania's most unique amusement park, or take a tour of the Harley Davidson Factory in York, PA. Savor a wine tasting during a tour at nearby Pennsylvania wineries. Experience America's oldest short-line railroad in Strasburg, PA, or take a leisurely ride on one of the local Rails to Trails bike trails. In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner at one of our many wonderful area restaurants, then take in a show at the Sight and Sound Theaters where biblical tales are brought to life!

    Please visit our web site for a complete list of attractions.


  • How to Find Us


    Follow 283 East toward Lancaster. Exit at the Manheim/Mount Joy Interchange and turn right toward Mount Joy. Follow 772 into town until you reach the first light at Main Street, Route 230. Turn left onto Main Street, traveling East. The Olde Square Inn is located on the left side of the East end of the same block. Turn left onto High Street, and pull into the drive. PLEASE PARK ON THE PUBLIC STREET. Look for the lime green awnings!


    Route 30 to 283 West toward Harrisburg. After about 6 miles, you will see a sign that reads "Mount Joy next two exits". Take the first exit (Route 230), which turns into Main Street as it enters town. Our inn is approximately 2 miles straight on the right. PLEASE PARK ON THE PUBLIC STREET. Look for the lime green awnings!


    Take Route 30 towards Lancaster. You will cross the Susquehanna River between Wrightsville and Columbia. Immediately after the bridge, you will take the Marietta-Columbia Route 441 exit. Make a right off the ramp and go to the stop sign, make a right onto 441 North up over the hill until you come to the second traffic light. At the light, turn right onto Ore Mine Road. Follow this road around a bend until you come to a stop sign at a church. Turn right onto 772 East (Anderson-Ferry Road) heading toward Mount Joy. Follow this road through another traffic light past Donegal High School on your right. Eventually, you will enter town and come to a stop sign. Turn right onto Main Street. You will immediately come to a traffic light, go through light. At this light, you will see a flower shop on your right. The Olde Square Inn is located on your left side on the East end of the same block. Turn left at the intersection of High Street and Main Street.

    PLEASE PARK ON THE PUBLIC STREET. Look for the lime green awnings!


    Take Route 83 North to Arsenal Road exit to Route 30 East. Follow the York directions above. PLEASE PARK ON THE PUBLIC STREET. Look for the lime green awnings!


    Take Route 78 West heading toward Allentown, the road will turn into 81. Head South towards Harrisburg. You will exit at Hershey (Exit 80) and follow Route 743 South. Follow Route 743 South into Elizabethtown, about 18 miles. This will lead into Route 230. Turn left and stay on Route 230 into Mount Joy, about 6 miles. We are on the East end of town at the corners of Main Street and High Street. PLEASE PARK ON THE PUBLIC STREET. Look for the lime green awnings!


    Take the PA Turnpike West (76), getting off at exit 266, and turn right toward Manheim. This is Route 72 South. Follow this into Manheim and turn right onto 772 West. This road will take you into Mount Joy. At the light on Main Street, turn left and then go through two more lights. The inn is at the end of this block, on the corner of Main Street and High Street. PLEASE PARK ON THE PUBLIC STREET. Look for the lime green awnings!