Monday, July 14, 2014

Meet Lizz- The New Kid In Town!

Do you remember as a child, your all-knowing parents saying: “Do what you love and success will follow?” I embodied that mentality while achieving my A.A. in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management because I delight both in the art of savory cuisine and ensuring that people are taken care of to the absolute best of my ability. 

Hailing from the beautiful shores of South Carolina, it is my pleasure to bring my own personal brand of southern hospitality to the Adamstown Inn & Cottages team! Even though I miss having grits for breakfast, I absolutely love the strong family values and old Pennsylvania Dutch heritage around Lancaster County!

It’s no secret that as part of my passion for hospitality, I live for meeting new people with diverse interests so please feel welcome to reach out to me at with any questions or suggestions. I look forward to becoming a familiar face during your Lancaster County travels!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bon Voyage Kristin!

Farewell to Kristin

Wednesday, June 25th was our farewell luncheon for Kristin Rathman, our innkeeper of the Amethyst Inn for over 9 years. We will truly miss her smiling face and wonderful breakfasts! She managed the bed and breakfast with style and compassion. We wish her every happiness as she starts her new life in beautiful and sunny Charleston, SC!

To celebrate the occasion, the staff went to Manna Fusion, 2359 Oregon Pike, Ste 104, Lancaster PA, 17601. Manna Fusion is savory Asian cuisine with authentic flair. There was certainly something for everyone on their menu!

The food was wonderful! 

We sampled a crispy chicken and vegetable tempura to start. As you can see by the empty platter, it was a huge hit!

The entrĂ©es included sushi for Katie, Liz and even Katherine.  I was worried that our youngest employee would not enjoy fusion food….but she was the most adventurous!  

Don has never experienced fusion food or dined 

with chopsticks. He soon became an expert, rivaling Tom with his skills.  
(They are always in competition.)  

Kristin and I both enjoyed the zesty green curry, my favorite, while Nancy loved her tangy pineapple chicken rice.  Jean, always our most health conscious employee, sipped her coconut chicken soup.  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Black Horse Restaurant: Lancaster County PA

Located two miles from the Amethyst Inn Bed & Breakfast you will discover the Black Horse Restaurant.  Known for their fresh, local American cuisine, they are constantly changing the menu and providing a unique and tasteful dining experience. 

My friend Suzanne comes all the way from St. Petersburg, Fl to enjoy the mojitos they feature in the summer!  There is fresh mint growing in the restaurant garden and the bar tenders feature a variety of different types. 

Our first course was the roasted sweet corn & lobster risotto, mushrooms, & pea shoots, and let me tell you it was fabulous.  We both agreed we could skip the rest of the meal and order another dish of the risotto, but we were looking forward to the rest.

For the second course we each decided on a salad.  Suzanne ordered a field green salad and added some grilled chicken, which she thought was juicy and seasoned just right .  I ordered the warm roasted beets & goat cheese salad with a side of grilled asparagus, thyme, and olive oil.  It was so good, I loved the combination of the beets and goat cheese and the asparagus had a wonderful taste and were nice and crispy.   

This has always been a favorite of ours and after this past meal will continue to be for a long time.  So, if you are venturing into northern Lancaster County, come stay with us at the Adamstown Inns & Cottages and we will hook you up with a free appetizer or dessert coupon so you can enjoy one of our favorite Lancaster restaurants.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In Grandma's Attic

Grandma's Attic in Lancaster, PA

Last week Tom and I spent a wonderful afternoon with several innkeepers from the Authentic Bed and Breakfast Association touring a few of Lancaster County's hidden gems.  One of my favorites was In Grandma's Attic located at 3545 Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30) Kinzers, PA.  717-442-4337.  They are open Monday - Wednesday 9:00-5:00 and Friday and Saturday 9:00-5:00.

I particularly liked the slices of watermelon made from hunks of tree.....including the bark. 

They showcase many different craftsmen including one who specializes in uses for odds and end of dishes and glassware and one who utilizes old windows and shutters.

I would definitely add In Grandma's Attic to your list of must stops while touring Lancaster County. This summer we will be showcasing several hidden gems for you to explore while staying at your favorite bed and breakfast -Amethyst Inn