Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast

2236 Marietta Avenue , Lancaster, PA 17603 USA (Show map)


Lark and Michael McCarley, Innkeepers, welcome you to Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast. Located in Lancaster, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, we are just minutes away from numerous historic sites, Amish farmlands, outlet shopping and abundant antiquing. Built in 1882, our home has been described by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County as one of the more elegant examples of the Second Empire style domestic architecture in the region. From the ornate porches with brackets and pendants, to the interior elements of 11-foot ceilings and etched glass doors, visitors have an opportunity to step back in time. As our guest, you are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments in the Victorian parlor or on one of the porches. Or if you prefer, a relaxing game of billiards awaits you in the game room. We also provide a collection of books and videos for your enjoyment. And for the business traveler, we provide wireless internet access, telephones and a fax machine for your convenience. Each morning you will be treated to a hearty breakfast including fresh fruit juices, baked goods and hot entrees served in the dining room. We will be glad to accommodate any special dietary restrictions.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A treasure of Lancaster

4.8 on September 20, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Lovelace. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcome and provided all the comforts of home and then some. The location was close to everything we wanted to do in Lancaster, making the most of our unfortunately short stay. The house and room were beautifully decorated and the bed and sheets so comfortable! Breakfast was presented elegantly and very delicious; they were so kind as to make it gluten free for my wife. We felt they made our anniversary stay special.

Great Hosts

4.0 on September 17, 2015

We really enjoyed the 2 night visit. Lark provided a great map with directions for the Amish farm country - great for 1st time visitors to the area! The breakfasts were very tasty and quite filling and the availability of coffee and other refreshments was great. Definitely would stay again next trip that way!

Very nice bed and breakfast !!

5 on September 16, 2015

One of the best B&B I have ever stayed ... beautiful house, very nice place but upon all really nice owners... Thanks from Spain :-)

Beautiful and elegant

5 on September 15, 2015

Michael and Lark are wonderful hosts who give great directions to Amish Country. They also serve you an elegant breakfast so delicious and filling that you can skip lunch and just snack on an Amish Pretzel till dinner. We really enjoyed the porch in the morning and evening. A beautiful place to relax. Thank you!

Lovelace Manor

5 on July 13, 2015

Our two night stay at Lovelace Manor was exceptionally enjoyable. There wasn't anything I didn't love about it. The Manor and rooms are beautifully decorated. The McCarley's are wonderful hosts. The breakfast is served in a beautiful dining room. We spent the better part of one evening on the veranda chatting with the other guests and Lark. Lark is well versed on the historic info of Lancaster County, and served up much interesting information. The rooms are immaculate and very comfortable. The breakfasts were ample and delicious. The location is convenient to everything the area has to offer. I highly recommend Lovelace Manor. It's the most wonderful B&B we've stayed in.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review. I truly enjoyed our evening on the porch with all of the guests. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your recommendation.

Wonderful B&B

5 on March 02, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at Lovelace and it was wonderful. The room (Athea) although was there smallest is actually quiet large. The bed was comfortable and they provided everything you could need. The breakfast was delicious. I am Gluten Intolerant and Lark & Michael had muffins that were gluten free for me and she also makes her own granola which was amazing :) It was very wonderful. Lark and Michel were exceptional hosts. They had lots of information about where to go and what to do and where to eat that was helpful. (We ate dinner at The Aussie and the Fox one night...very good). My husband and I would definitely stay here again if we make it back up to lancaster :)


5 on March 01, 2015

Lark and Michael have a beautiful home and were very gracious hosts. It was a mix of all things wonderful - restaurants, mall shopping, Amish country rides and shopping, covered bridges, bird watching and much much more. Our room was warm and comfortable and the breakfast was superb! We are going to return!

Excellent time!

5 on February 20, 2015

Our children bought us a weekend at the Lovelace Manor for our 40th anniversary. We enjoyed the home very much, the food was awesome, and Michael and Lark did a great job of entertaining and informing us of the history of the B&B, area, attractions, etc. We hope to get back soon!

great stay in lancaster pa.

4.8 on January 26, 2015

This is in the top three of all B&Bs we have ever stayed at.Michael and Lark are the perfect hosts. The other guests and my wife and I spent an hour talking after a wonderful breakfast. This to me is a big part of the true B&B experiance. This place is first class !

Lovelaceanor is a wonderful place!

5 on December 19, 2014

My husband & I went After having been there years ago. it's just as magical, inviting and warm as it was before. Michael & Lark do everything they can to make you feel comfortable. breakfast was so yummy and much more than we needed. We plan to return again!

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Rooms & Rates


Located on the northeast corner of the house is the Althea room furnished with light pine and wicker including a four poster Queen size bed. The soothing palette of greens suggest a peaceful atmosphere and reflect the light from the four oversized windows with original wooden shutters. A modern bathroom with a shower is located in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150


Our largest room, Lucasta, features a king size bed, 32" flat panel TV and VCR/DVD, and an electric all-season fireplace. The large mahogany desk offers business travelers comfortable workspace with wireless internet. The private in-room bath features the original tile and fixtures from when it was added to the house in 1947.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $180


Delightfully decorated, the Ellinda room features a mahogany four poster queen size that evokes romance and relaxation. This room features an earth-friendly memory foam mattress to give you an undisturbed night's sleep. An electric fireplace offers a little extra ambiance any time of the year. There is a 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD/VCR for your entertainment. The original marble sink and comfortable modern bathroom with a shower is located in the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $160

Rose Suite

If you desire privacy and elegance, the Rose room is for you. Located in the rear of the house, this large room offers a king size bed (can be converted into two twins) with a partial canopy draped around the headboard and a flat screen TV. An antique oak secretary and dresser remind you of the years gone by. At night you can enjoy the glow and warmth from the electric fireplace in both the bedroom and sitting room. The sitting room is a cozy nook to read, relax or watch TV or videos. The original 1882 bathroom offers an oversized clawfoot tub with a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

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Location Type

Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Conveniently located off Route 30, the major east/west route through Lancaster. Take the Rohrerstown Rd /Route 741 exit. Go east on 741 a couple of blocks to Route 23 West/Marietta Ave. Turn right and the house is located two blocks on the left on the corner of Marietta and Elizabeth Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Hershey, Gettysburg, Wheatland, Amish Country, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside on porches or in the garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on certain holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A major credit card or a 50% deposit is requested to secure your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations less than 5 days in advance are subject to one night's fare, should we be unable to rebook.



Lark and Michael McCarley

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Michael spent over 25 years in the upholstery business where he specialized in antique furniture restoration and aircraft interiors. He was most recently a computer consultant. One of Lark¿s interests includes genealogy. One of her more famous ancestors is the great 17th century poet Richard Lovelace, whose works are found throughout the house.

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  • Time Served: 9.00 or by special arrangement
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian