Thursday, August 18, 2016

Martin's Carriage Auction Oct 15/16 2016 just minutes from Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast

Here at Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast we make it a point to keep our guests informed on all there is to do in Lititz,PA as well as Lancaster County in general, but we are fortunate to be located not far from the Lebanon County line.  Lebanon has several interesting things going on but one of the more fascinating is their twice yearly antique carriage auction.  Martins Auctioneers is known for this
unique auction which draws people from all over the US and even Europe. Carriages that are rare, in good condition find their way here. Are you a carriage collector or just interested in antiques, this is one for you. This auction also includes saddles, accessories and tack of all kinds. Perfect for any horse lover. We are located a short 12 miles from the auction (a 20 min drive) and the perfect place to come back to after a successful day. Our property can easily accommodate any trailer you might be pulling to take your prize carriage back home. Check out their website for the beauties they will have up for sale this October.
The auction begins at 9am and we are more than happy to do an early breakfast for anyone wishing to be there at the start.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shop Clemintines in downtown Lititz for great clothing and accessories

I love this place. Our guests love this place. Today someone proudly showed us a black sweater they scored on their visit yesterday. I would describe it as upscale eclectic. Great selection, good prices and just a fun place to visit.  Clementines is just one of the fabulous stores that line Main Street in downtown Lititz, PA but it is one of my favorites. Shopping, the perfect thing to do on a cloudy chilly day. When you are all done with bags of goodies stop at the Chocolate Cafe, just across the street,  for a turbo chocolate. It is every bit as good as it sounds.
Why not plan a visit soon?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Attention birdwatchers, the Baltimore Oriels have arrived.

Werner is excited. Sometimes it doesn't take much. Today it was the chirp of the Baltimore Oriel announcing it's arrival. Spring is finally here and it is warm weather welcomes a host of summer birds. The gardens at Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast  are a welcome haven for a vast variety of birds. (See the picture of the Bald Eagle on the gardens page) This year we have a nesting bluebird male that sits along the Inn's windows pecking at his own reflection. There is a Phoebe trying to nest above the Appenzell balcony, a futile attempt as Werner keeps moving them. The house wren's have staked out a nesting space in the entryway and tiny Carolina Wrens are working on a nest in the dogwood tree. These are just a few of  150 bird varieties we have identified on the property.

Pack your binoculars and come visit. bird watching at it's best!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lancaster County Pizza maker wins Caputo Cup

The Caputo Cup..Ever hear of it? Neither had I until a local pizza maker entered her New York Style Pizza into the fray. The Caputo Cup Pizza Competition is Naples, Italy’s largest, most renowned pizza contest.  After 13 years of international success it is in it’s second year in the US.  This is a big deal in the pizza world.. who knew?

Norma Knepp of Norma's Pizza,  who hails from Manheim (right next door to Lititz) and makes her New York style pizza every Tuesday at Roots Farmers market entered and …. Drumroll! Won! So of course this past Tuesday I trekked to Roots, one of my favorite farmers markets, to get a slice of this winner.  I was obviously not the only one with this great idea. The line was long and when it was finally time to order we discovered that the wait was hours! You can call an order in we were told. Good to know so maybe next week…
This must be some pizza! Visit us on a Tuesday and we will call ahead and get us some winning New York style pizza!
You can read about her win her in the Lancaster paper.
Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast would like to say, "Way to go and congratulations Norma!"