August 26, 2016
The Pennsylvania countryside is a gorgeous honeymoon spot to escape to after you say, “I do.” Its tranquil landscape, friendly people, and blissful solitude underscore the sweetness of your Pennsylvania honeymoon while you relax and unwind. Here at the Historic Smithton Inn, you can slow down and explore beautiful Lancaster County. What better way to start your life together than with the pure relaxation you can find here in the heart of Pennsylvania?
High on your list of Pennsylvania honeymoon to-dos should be a couples massage. No doubt about it, letting go of the stress from your wedding is the best way get your honeymoon off to a great start. Release the tension with Visage a Visage Day Spa, Salon & Boutique where they offer a variety of couples massage options. Or, if you need aromatherapy and reflexology, check out Body & Sole Reflexology and Spa.
Any vacation is not complete without an inspiring dining experience, and our Pennsylvania honeymoon destination has plenty to offer! Start with local, in-season fare at John J. Jeffries near downtown Lancaster. The organic inspiration will leave you wanting more! Another great stop will take you back to old Pennsylvania refinement. The Log Cabin Restaurant, a bastion of Lancaster County fine dining since 1929, will immerse you in storied tradition through incredible food. Not to be outdone, the brewing companies and distilleries of Lancaster County produce some exciting spirits. Explore Lancaster Brewing Company and sample the craft beers and brews. If you favor spirits, Thistle Finch Distillery in downtown Lancaster, offers many ways to experience their distillery where they craft award-winning rye whiskey, gin, and vodka.
The natural beauty that comprises Lancaster County is infectious. Susquehannock State Park is a gorgeous spot for a day-trip and a hike. It sits on 224 acres of a wooded plateau overlooking the Susquehanna River, providing a variety of options for hiking. A few miles north, Shenk’s Wildflower Preserve will usher you through a veritable wonderland of shady woods and waves of wildflowers. If you need some adrenaline, go check out Refreshing Ziplines for a thrilling day-trip adventure! And last, but not least, Lancaster County’s famous covered bridges will transport you to beautiful spots full of whim and wonder.
Lancaster County is a place of rich heritage and history. There are many museums and tours available. History buff or not, your Pennsylvania honeymoon is not complete without a stop at these museums.
The Milton Hershey Museum is about as sweet as it gets for museums. As the name implies, the Milton Hershey Museum will recount the story of America’s most famous chocolatier. There is even a chocolate tasting room!
Another interesting place to explore is Rock Ford Plantation, the 18th-century home of Edward Hand, Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution. Come and tour his historic, preserved estate. Another historic home worth exploring is located just outside of Lancaster: Wheatland, President James Buchanan’s estate. Take the time to call ahead as this tour takes about an hour!
The Historic Smithton Inn is conveniently located along Main Street in Ephrata. Here at the Historic Smithton Inn, we know the value of a memorable honeymoon. We are ready to accommodate you with our custom packages and spacious rooms. Need more ideas for your Pennsylvania honeymoon? Check out our Vacation Guide and book now!