Rocky Springs B&B

Mystical Mansion Close to HOME
Mystical Mansion Close to HOME
The actual cars from a the old roller coaster, they seem to be sitting just awaiting new riders
The actual cars from a the old roller coaster, they seem to be sitting just awaiting new riders

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Rocky Springs Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster Pennsylvania is a lovely little getaway spot just off the main road. As you enter the driveway you are taken back to the grounds of a magical Amusement Park from the past. The worn and tattered remnants of the old park rides create their own special ambiance. At first glance, you are immediately captured by the nostalgic atmosphere and historical essence of this property. You eventually pull up to the mansion home that sits in the middle back. You can begin to feel the home, as it would have been surrounded by the action and enthusiasm of the park attendees. Its wrap-around type porch and simply placed wood rocking chairs relay a sense of welcoming and serenity. Once you come to the front entryway there is an excitement to enter and see what lies behind the brick exterior. The foyer area is ornate and colorful; a lovely sitting room is just off to the left with a baby grand piano. You can almost imagine a group sitting around enjoying the entertainment and at this moment you are gently seeing yourself set back to another time. The home just draws you in as you take in the amazing architecture and gorgeous furniture and decorating that are in line with the past life of this stately home. It is large yet simply stated and amazingly magical.

The gracious and welcoming innkeeper Ms. Verna meets you. She gives a simple but informative tour and shares the history of the past. She offers resources and maps in the Lancaster area and points of interest. She is so knowledgeable and warm in her presentation and is eager to meet her client’s needs. After a great nights sleep in the Emma Belle Room with all of its character and accessible features (just one of the rooms available along with a single cottage option on the property.), You wake to a wonderful gourmet breakfast. The wafting aromas whisk you toward the dining area where you, yourself are amidst a storybook adventure to the past. It is simply dream-like as you can sense its similarity to the way the home would have functioned in its prime.

The dining room with it large floor to ceiling windows in the offset sitting area pull you toward them to take in the sites of the grounds, a beautifully set table of china and flute glasses full of orange juice and enticing fruit parfait set the scene. The presentation was elegant as we were served a luscious breakfast of blueberry stuffed French toast with maple syrup, cheesy sausage links and an amazing egg soufflé and more. After the Innkeeper, Verna, blesses the food and fellowship, we shared a stimulating conversation about one another and the site itself, as well as the Lancaster area and its attractions. After being so graciously informed on the culture by Verna who was so open in response to our somewhat probing questions, we embarked on our weekend to remember. We spent two beautiful days at Rocky springs and look forward to a return visit in the future.

A marker1441 Millport Road Lancaster, PA. 17602 -
1441 Millport Road, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
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Rocky Springs Bed & Breakfast Lancaster,PA.

“Rocky Springs Bed & Breakfast 1441 Millport Road Lancaster, PA. 17602 Phone 717-509-6800, has its own special ambiance. Just looking about you can imagine yourself roaming the Old Amusement Park in its hay-day. The accommodations are breathtaking with their nostalgic presence, yet they allow for all the comforts of home. The innkeeper Verna is most assuredly one of its greatest treasures as she is so welcoming and knowledgeable of the area and the culture. The food is delectable and presented in a first class manner, so much so, you look forward to the next day. Rocky Springs is a delightful experience one to be savored and repeated.”

5 out of 5 stars from 1 rating of Rocky Springs B&B Lancaster,PA.

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The Stages Of ME 3 years ago Author

Eddy ~

Thank you for stopping in ~ truly is a lovely little place in history :)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub and thank you so much for sharing. Voted up.

Eddy.


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The Stages Of ME 3 years ago Author

Ghaelach

So glad it brought to mind such a beautiful memory. I know this past weekend will be a memory for me as well. God Bless


Ghaelach 3 years ago

Hello Kathy.

You took us back into a time, not to long ago. The way you described the details of the place, it's lost years, that must have been wonderful with so many families taking the day out at the amusement park.

What brought a smile to my face is that before I met my wife and moved to Germany I used to live just outside Lancaster in England, UK. That was 20 years ago, so you got me thinking of home.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful weekend with us.

LOL Ghaelach

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