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Greenhouses in Lancaster County…

..just a stone’s throw from our Lititz Bed and Breakfast. With Springs abrupt arrival the myriad of small greenhouses that dot the countryside here are hanging out their “open” signs. Flats of pansies, seed packets, early annuals are all in beautiful display on the watering benches. Lancaster County is a farming community and spring planting,…

Spring and Summer on the way to this Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast

“Can I pick fruit anywhere in Lancaster County?” At our bed and breakfast, this was a new question. Most of our guests are coming to tour and shop, eat and relax, not necessarily to pick fruit. But why not? As I thought about it, it made perfect  sense. We encourage our guests to shop the farmers markets. We…

What to do with 3 days in Lititz, Lancaster County

As fall comes into full force and the days grow shorter and cooler many folks think that activities in this part of the world slow down as well. I am here to tell you that it “just ain’t  so”!  Late fall and winter are some of the richest, activity wise, in Lancaster County. Here are…

Forcasting the winter

Much folklore surrounds predicting the amount of snowfall one can expect in the upcoming winter If the band on the black and red catapiller is broad, not so hard, if it is a thin line, very hard winter.  If the acorns are big and plentiful, hard winter, and the list goes on and on.. I…

Wild Mushrooms in the Swiss Woods

Werner and I took the time on Sunday afternoon to hike the back trails behind the Bed and Breakfast,  and take a look at a new bridge the boys built across the stream. The bridge makes that trail a guest favorite. It winds its way back to the marshes and then along the inlet where…

A Bed and Breakfast is the perfect way to visit Lancaster County

Every year Werner and I host a group of Swiss Farmers. They arrive after touring through New England and Canada and Lancaster County is the last stop on their trip. We are always challenged with showing them the best of the area and it serves as a wonderful opportunity for us to evaluate all that…

Lititz Bed and Breakfast is a better way to stay!

Homemade root beer and short cake Memorial Day in Lititz is past and we are now officially into summer.I, for one, love summer, the warmth, the farmers markets, roadside stands, and all the special events that pop up all over the countryside.  In keeping with a current national bed and breakfast promotion called “A Better Way…

Swiss Woods, crown of Lititz Gardens

Every spring as the daffodils just take our breath away and then give way to the staggering variety of spring flowers and plants, I am just astounded at what all grows in the Swiss Woods gardens.  Today the early daylilys are blooming profusely, the rhododendrons are loaded down with the brightest pink and purple blooms, Jack in the pulpits in…