Category Archives: Amish


Amish Quilt Auctions

Buying quilts at an Amish Quilt Auction, rather than in one of Lancaster’s many wonderful local quilt shops, is NOT for the faint of heart.  It is a truly unique experience.  Plus, it can save you lots of money. My favorite auction is held every-other month in New Holland at the Garden Spot Hall.  They …
Mouthwatering breakfasts

Mouthwatering Breakfasts – Amish Strawberry Bread Recipe

One of the favorite sweet breads we serve at the Historic Smithton Inn is this mouthwatering breakfasts – Amish Strawberry Bread!  Your house will smell SO good when you make this for yourself at home! I’ve never seen a cookbook I didn’t NEED to own, and buying a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County opened …
Amish Dolls

15 Best Amish Shops in Lancaster PA

Are you looking for the best Amish Shops in Lancaster PA?  You should be!  It’s an authentic way to explore our Amish countryside, meet and interact with our Amish neighbors,  and support Amish family owned businesses.  There’s a wide array of Amish stores and small businesses located throughout the Lancaster County.  In this list you’ll …
Wine and Fire Pit with historic bed and breakfast in background

Romantic Getaway Ideas in Lancaster PA

If you are looking to take your significant other on a romantic getaway in Lancaster PA, look no further! We have the perfect destination for you. Pennsylvania is a stunning place to visit, and there are a multitude of romantic things to do in Lancaster, PA. Discover the secrets of Amish culture, go on a …
people walking on mud

2021 Mud Sales

While some people dread the springtime mud season that follows a snowy winter, in Lancaster County, it is one of the most exciting times of the year. Starting in February, mud sales pop up all over the county offering incredible deals on everything from antiques to farmed goods to clothing.    What is a Mud …
Lancaster PA Horse and Buggy

5 Winter Things to do in Lancaster PA

Wondering if there’s anything to do during the winter months in Lancaster, PA?  Here are 5 Winter Things to Do in  Lancaster PA from a Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper, Rebecca Gallagher, owner of the Historic Smithton Inn. 1.  Covered Bridges Quest: Lancaster County is known for having a large concentration of covered bridges …


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