Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lititz Bed and Breakfast is a better way to stay!

Homemade root beer and short cake
Memorial Day in Lititz is past and we are now officially into summer.I, for one, love summer, the warmth, the farmers markets, roadside stands, and all the special events that pop up all over the countryside.  In keeping with a current national bed and breakfast promotion called "A Better Way to Stay" we are constantly reminded of the reasons our guests choose to stay with us. One of the reasons is how connected we are with what is happening around us. We enjoy telling visitors about out of the way things to do. This weekend is no exception.


On my way home from Roots Farmers Market with my watermelons, bananas, cantaloupes and home grown strawberries I passed my favorite Amish farm stand. A huge sign proclaimed that Saturday they would be making homemade ice cream. If you have never had freshly churned homemade ice cream you are missing something amazing. Vanilla served with freshly picked fruit or any variety of flavors, homemade ice cream was a staple in the summer at home growing up. Neighbors would gather and all bringing something to go along with the ice cream. We would enjoy a warm evening watching fireflies and savoring  the creamy treat. Neighbor John Landis even hooked the churn up to a tractor motor one summer so we could all sit and watch it churn… but there is still something nostalgic about hand turning a batch.

Boxes of freshly picked berries, sugar peas and fresh jam
We still have a few rooms available this weekend. Why not escape to the country for a few nights, enjoy some homemade ice cream at the Amish farm up the road and relax in some of the most beautiful gardens around.

Other fun events:
Waltz Vineyard wine tastings are a must for any wine lover out there. Just 15 short minutes from the inn this beautiful tasting room is the perfect place to enjoy the amazing wines that Waltzes produces right here on Lancaster County farmland. They have truly earned the many medals they display.

Just around the corner is the Wolf Sanctuary of PA. Once a month they hold an evening event called the Full Moon Tour. Our guests just love this event, many returning several times to it visit again. The next full moon tour is the weekend of June 16.

This year we will again have tickets available for the Nissley Vineyard Lawn Concerts. We are happy to provide chairs and a picnic with 24-48 hours notice. This is such a fun night under the stars dancing.

Hoping to see in Lititz soon