Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas at Lily's

Just imagine a simple vacation with very little planning; no more long hours searching online for a unique restaurant and then something to do after dinner.  Planning a visit to Lancaster Pennsylvania just got easier with dinner and a movie or concert specials at Lily’s on Main in Ephrata.  Then after your evening entertainment, head over to the Adamstown Inns & Cottages, a luxury bed and breakfast, where you will feel the warm hospitality when you enter the Victorian home.  Now that’s what I call a simple romantic weekend getaway!

Lily’s is a local favorite that specialized in American cuisine with a twist of artistic flare.  The atmosphere is warm and the menu is reasonably priced.  Recent guest of the Amethyst Inn rave about this ephrata restaurant and there is even a couple who eats there every night for dinner with they visit Adamstown!

Ephrata Main Theatre has many events happening throughout the month of December.  There are even great specials to take advantage of:  Free popcorn on Mondays, free movie on Tuesdays if you eat dinner at Lily’s on Main, and every other day of he week 10% off dinner with purchase of movie tickets.  There are a number of events planned for December, even some to celebrate the holidays!  The Holiday Extravaganza on Friday December 3rd includes a dinner buffet and both folk and classical music.

Be sure to order your tickets today for this festive celebration, and take my advice about this pre-planned relaxing getaway.  Everyone deserves a mini vacation every once in a while, especially to take your mind off the Holiday bustle.  Let Adamstown Inns & Cottages, a Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast, make your reservations and prepare a relaxing room for  you.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Autumn in Lancaster, PA

As the leaves continue to change colors and drop, I’m reminded of the simple joys of Fall:
the variety of colors, chrysanthemums, and cooler weather. Adamstown Inns and Cottages has not disappointed with their gardens and porches filled with fall colors! Not only will you enjoy the flowers at this Lancaster Pa bed and breakfast, but make sure you save time for a side trip to Longwood Gardens.
Until November 21, Longwood Gardens is showcasing Autumn Colors in both their indoor and outdoor gardens. Walking around outside you’ll observe asters, orchids, berries, and a Japanese Maple that is in full bloom. The rose garden is beautiful and there is Swiss Chard in the Idea Garden. You’ll want to hurry though, since many of the outdoor gardens are at their peak before the first frost of the season.

The indoor conser-
vatory has a breath-
taking array of
themums, orchids, roses, and fruit trees. A giant water lily display will amaze you, and the largest thousand bloom chrysanthemum is a spectacular view. The pruning and meticulous care needed to achieve a large amount of uniform blooms is mind-boggling, so be sure to ask for more information about the Thousand Bloom!

The East Conservatory Plaza construction is finally complete, so there’s a new area to explore! The plaza features design elements based on the conservation of natural resources, with natural lighting and insulation of earth.

Longwood Gardens is just an hour away from Adamstown Inns & Cottages and a definite must see! Plan your romantic weekend getaway to this Lancaster County bed breakfast today, and let us know if there’s anything we can do to ensure a pleasant stay!

Friday, November 5, 2010

November Activities

Adamstown Inns & Cottages, a luxury bed and breakfast of Lancaster County, has many options for you this fall, whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway at the Amethyst Inn, or you want to immerse yourself in local culture. The crisp leaves of early November are still beautiful in Lancaster Amish Country and the surrounding areas. I’d recommend taking a vacation just to drive the back roads and enjoy the scenery, but if you’re looking for a bit more excitement, then Lancaster Pennsylvania has some different activities this fall: an ale trail, a grand review, and an alpaca open house!

The best way for me to describe an ale trail is to think of it as the equivalent of a covered bridge tour, but instead of visiting historical bridges, there is a map of local breweries and pubs that you do not want to miss when you’re visiting Pennsylvania Dutch Country! During the tour you’ll learn about history, have a tour (some by appointment only), and hopefully get to sample some microbrews. Stoudt’s Brewing Company is the last stop on the ale trail, so it only makes sense to spend a night down the road at the Amethyst Inn before making the long drive home.

On November 4-7, downtown Harrisburg will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a Grand Review of the United States Colored Troops. Unbeknownst to many, the African Americans who fought were not allowed to participate in the Grand Review following the end of the war. The events of the weekend will include a parade, fair, and historical presentations. Adamstown is only an hour away from the capital, so you can spend a day among the hustle and bustle, and escape to a quieter and more relaxing town at night.

The most interesting event is the alpaca open house! Eastland Alpacas is a 20 acre farm just 40 minutes from Adamstown. You’ll be able to take a tour of the farm, feed the alpacas, see the babies, and even watch an obstacle course demonstration. These adorable creatures will just grab your heart and you’ll be amazed by the time you’ll get to spend up close with them. Tours are only available on the weekends of November 6-7 and 12-14, so make sure you don’t miss this!

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to book your stay at Adamstown Inns & Cottages during the month of November. We look forward to seeing you soon!