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Rocky Springs B&B

Updated on November 12, 2022
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Rocky-Springs Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a delightful little getaway spot off the main road. As you enter the driveway, moving toward the rear to the grounds, the property's history emerges.

The remnants of a magical Amusement Park are in an old carousel pavilion outside the main house. The worn and tattered seats of the former park rides are on display as a reminder of the historic footprint. These tattered relics create a unique ambiance of days past, where thousands flocked for respite and enjoyment of this fantastic property.

At first glance, you draw to the nostalgic atmosphere and historical essence as you imagine the artistry of the era when the park was in its prime. Once you pull up to the mansion, which sits with regal prominence on the grounds, there's an eagerness to explore.

There, the building comes to life. In your head, the scene of action and enthusiasm from park attendees presents with wonderment. Its wrap-around porch and strategic placement of simple wood rocking chairs relay a sense of welcoming and serenity.

Once in the front entryway, the anticipation swells to see what lies behind the brick exterior. The foyer room is ornate and colorful; a pleasant sitting room sets off to the left with a baby grand piano. You believe if you get close, you might hear a group sitting around enjoying the park atmosphere, as you find yourself set back to another time.

You're in awe as the mansion draws you in as you take in the architecture, antique furniture, and decorating in line with the past life of this stately home.

It is old, dreamlike, and magical.

The Innkeeper ambiance and more

The gracious and welcoming innkeeper, Ms. Verna, meets you. This sweet lady then gives a simple, informative tour and shares the history of the past. She offers resources and maps of Lancaster and the many points of interest. Ms. Verna is knowledgeable, warm in her presentation, and eager to meet her client’s needs.

After a great night's sleep in the Emma Bell Room with all of its character and accessible features (just one room available along with a single cottage option on the property.), You wake to a beautiful gourmet breakfast.

The wafting aromas whisk you toward the dining room, where you are amid a storybook venture to the time of its liveliest era. This lovely breakfast is whimsical, as you can sense its similarity to how the home functioned in its prime.

The dining room, with its large floor-to-ceiling windows in the offset sitting room, pulls you toward them to take in the sites of the grounds. There is an elegant set table of China and flute glasses full of orange juice and enticing fruit parfaits to set the scene.

The presentation is exquisite as you partake in a luscious breakfast of blueberry stuffed French toast with maple syrup, cheesy sausage links, a fantastic egg souffle, and more. After the Innkeeper, Verna blessed the food and fellowship; we shared stimulating conversation, telling stories with one another and learning the stories of the property site itself, Lancaster, and its attractions. Minutes turn into over an hour with gracious and enlightening information on the culture of the Amish Community.

Ms. Verna was lovely and open in response to our somewhat probing questions as we embarked on our weekend to remember. We spent two beautiful days at Rocky- Springs Bed Breakfast and looked forward to a return visit. We recommend this charming getaway spot amid Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and its attractions.

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

“Rocky-Springs Bed & Breakfast 1441 Millport Road Lancaster, PA. 17602 Phone 717-509-6800 has a 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 innkeepers are one of its greatest treasures as they welcome guests with a delightful smile and are knowledgeable of the area and the culture. The food is delectable and presented in a first-class manner, so much so that you look forward to the next day. Rocky-Springs is a delightful experience, one to savor and repeat.”

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

© 2013 Kathy Henderson


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