February Will Be Hotter Than Ever At The 2016 Roots & Blues Festival

Mark your calendar for February 26th through February 28th as the 2016 Roots & Blues Festival once again heats up the Lancaster music scene. If you missed it last year, don’t make that same mistake again! This year’s event will … Continue reading

Cure Your Cabin Fever At The 2016 Lititz Fire And Ice Festival

2015 Chili Cook-off “Hometown Heroes” Trophy Recipients: Ephrata VFW & our own Rebecca Gallagher   Baby, it’s cold outside…and that means the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is on its way. 2016 marks the eleventh year for the event, which features ice sculptures on … Continue reading

Historic Smithton Inn’s All-Time Favorite Recipes: Blueberry Ginger Millet

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier, you’ll want to try this delicious recipe. Millet (a.k.a. porridge), a naturally gluten-free grain, is packed with vitamins and minerals and will provide you with sustained energy to get … Continue reading

Why A Stay At The Historic Smithton Inn In 2016 Should Be On Your List Of New Year’s Resolutions

Like most of us, you probably have your sights set on accomplishing a few New Year’s resolutions in A glimpse of our Sage room 2016. And, like many of us, you may not quite fulfill all of those promises to … Continue reading

Lancaster County New Year’s Eve And New Year’s Day Traditions To Make 2016 The Best Year Ever

If you’re looking to get this New Year off to a great start, joining in on some of our New Year’s   traditions in PA Dutch Country would make a wonderful step in the right direction. Count Down To 2016 … Continue reading

Warm Up To Winter With All There Is To Do and See In Lancaster County

For many people, going out and about when the weather turns colder has as much appeal as a root    The fireplace in our sitting room canal. But you can find a lot of wonderful things to do and see … Continue reading

Gift From The Historic Smithton Inn Kitchen: Chocolate Nut Clusters (a.k.a. “Christmas Crack”)

One of our favorite ways to show our appreciation to those we hold near and dear at this time of year is to give a gift from our kitchen. This sweet and salty recipe is one I’ll bet your friends … Continue reading

More Ideas On Where You Can Find The Best Gifts In Lancaster County

Just a few weeks ago, I shared some local shopping destinations that have a lot to offer to those looking for special gifts for special people. With the holiday getting ever closer and time in short supply, I thought I’d … Continue reading

Holidays At Mount Hope: A Festive Time Of Live Entertainment, Wine, And Merriment

Formerly known as “A Dickens Of A Christmas,” “Holidays At Mount Hope” is once again bringing laughter and warm tidings to all who attend its interactive performances between December 2 and December 23, 2015. It all begins as you’re ushered … Continue reading

Ho, Ho, Ho! Have A Horticultural-Inspired Holiday Experience At Longwood Gardens

Just a short one hour and 11 minute drive from our B&B is one of my favorite places to tell visitors about: Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. Known as “the world’s premier horticultural showplace,” Longwood Gardens will wow you with … Continue reading