4 Tips to a Stress-Free Holiday Season in Lancaster County

The holiday season is upon us, and many people begin to stress over creating and capturing the perfect holiday gift and getaway.  I personally believe the holidays are for family, friends, and gatherings, and should not be about trying to get everything done perfectly.  Honestly, does it really matter to anyone if the bow falls off the present or the ham is a tad cold when served?  Below are a few tips and tricks to help you enjoy the holidays this year and avoid the dreaded holiday stress. 1. Take Time For Yourself The most important gift you can give your family and friends is a healthy happy you.  Plan a quick getaway – sure you can combine this getaway with a little holiday shopping and kill two birds with one stone, but get away!  Like many small towns across the country, Downtown Ephrata is very special during the holiday season, and we would love for you to join us and… Read More

Get to Know Lancaster County and Our Amish Community

As a native of Berks County, discovering the wonders of Lancaster County has been a great joy. When we first moved to Ephrata in March of 2014, I was under the misguided impression that Lancaster County could not have been much different than Berks County. After all, Berks is a neighboring county with less than a 20-minute drive to just about anything Lancaster County has to offer. Boy was I ever wrong! Lancaster County and its Amish countryside are completely unique and compare only slightly to the Pennsylvania Dutch area of Berks County. With so many attractions and delightful restaurants to explore, Bob and I set our sights on enjoying all that Lancaster County has to offer. I know what you’re thinking, “that’s a tough job”, but somebody had to do it. When we bought the 1777 Americana Inn Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Amish Country, we knew our guests would want a tried and… Read More