December is special in Lititz

I must say that I love to see the decorations go up in downtown Lititz. It is my favorite spot in Lancaster County for the old time feel of the Christmas season. Founded by the Moravians in the 1700’s who also founded such towns as Bethlehem, PA and Winston-Salem NC, it has an old world charm about it that just lends itself to Christmas. Street lights are decked out with beautiful stars, Store fronts are decorated and the pub has seasonal beer on draft. What’s not to like?

Fireplace in the living room

We just hosted a local couple who were escaping for a night before their kids got home from college and the relatives all descended at Christmas. They were looking for a night away to watch a movie, enjoy the fireplace, and just relax. Dinner at the pub and some shopping in town totally fit their mood, and after an amazing breakfast that featured stuffed hazelnut baked apples, a farmers fritata chock full of leeks, potatoes, bacon and peppers, and brandied pear muffins, they left energized to conquer the coming days.
That gave us an idea. In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle why not take a day off, escape to the peace and calm of the woods on the edge of town and enjoy some time together. We at Swiss Woods, would love to make that possible for you and are offering a special from now thru December 20, 2010.   Any room, any night first come first serve… $135.   Call it an “escape” special. Call it a visit Lititz special. Call it a “sit in front of the fire and drink tea” special.   Whatever it is that you need this time of year, join us for a wonderful breakfast, peace quiet and the charm of the winter woods for the special price of only $135 a night for 2.

Later today, I will help with your holiday entertaining by putting a wonderful baked apple recipe up on the Eight Broads blog as well as (are you reading this Beth??) our Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter Icing recipe. We wish you all a wonderful, cheerful and fun filled December.   Don’t forget to visit our online store for some amazing teas and our world class biscotti.

Recommended tea:  Nutcracker Sweet , If you are looking for a tea that smells “Christmas” this is it. Very fragrant, filled with cinnamon, cloves, oranges and all manner of spices it is perfect for the holidays.

Swiss Woods Gift certificates make the perfect gift of time for those loved ones who could use a few days away. We ship these priority with maps and visitors guides to the county. Click HERE to order securely online. 

EVENTS:  December 10, 2010 Friday Second Friday Historic Downtown Lititz is bursting with energy every 2nd Friday of the month. Each month Downtown Merchants are happy to announce great family activities and entertainments, free and open to the public, in stores and venues throughout the downtown shopping area. The 2nd Friday of each month year round, rain or shine, 5-9pm.