Category Archives: Amish Things to Do


Make The Season Extra Bright

When guests are looking for unique ways to become inspired and get excited about the holiday season, I recommend visiting a few Lancaster County museums and historical sites. Here are a few holiday-themed events at two of my favorite local spots to consider sharing with your friends and family: Ephrata Cloister Christmas at the Cloister – December …

Handcrafted in Lancaster PA

One of Lancaster County’s best-known treasures is its plethora of skilled furniture makers. If you appreciate fine craftsmanship, I recommend that you visit a few of our area’s stores that feature locally made handcrafted wood furniture. The artistry and skill demonstrated in their creations is breathtaking. Here are a few of my favorite Lancaster County …

Strawberry Baked French Toast

If you love French toast, you're in for a real treat with this Strawberry-Apple Streusel Baked French Toast recipe. With the deliciousness of sweet apples, strawberries, and cinnamon, it will surely become a breakfast and brunch favorite in your home. Here's what you'll need... Ingredients: 2 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced. (I prefer sweet …
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Oktoberfest in Lancaster County

Drink up the true German heritage of Pennsylvania Dutch Country during your trip to Lancaster County this fall. Our area’s Oktoberfests are filled to the brim with music, fun, food, and some of the best brews around. Check out the events below, and book your stay at the Historic Smithton Inn so you’ll be close …

Scenic Beauty of Amish Country

Nothing beats the beauty of Lancaster County’s breathtaking backroads where you can savor the views of endless rolling hills of crops, fields of wildflowers, historic covered bridges…and perhaps you might even stop along the way for authentic homemade root beer or to pick up some fresh, homegrown produce at roadside stands. Whether you’re hiking or …

Mushroom Ragu Polenta Recipe

At the Historic Smithton Inn, we’ve been getting more requests for vegan breakfast options, so we’ve been building up our repertoire of delicious, hearty recipes that fit the bill. This mushroom ragu polenta recipe works for vegetarian and vegan guests—and for those following gluten-free diets.  Mushroom Ragu What you’ll need: 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms 4 …


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