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Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast

2236 Marietta Avenue , Lancaster, PA 17603 USA (Show map)
41 Reviews
$125 - $190
per night

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

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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!

Lovely Lovelace

4.8 on November 08, 2014

Stayed 4 days in interesting Lancaster. Lark and Michael gave us excellent advice and explanations. Beautiful house, lovely decorations, tasty breakfasts, made us feel at home.

Our first stay at a B&B was excellent!

4.8 on October 15, 2014

Lark and Michael were very accommodating and friendly. The house was gorgeous and comfortable. Our bed was a little on the firm side, but other than that, no complaints. We would definitely stay here again!

Great Business Alternative

4.6 on September 21, 2014

We stayed at Lovelace Manor mid-week for one night as part of a business trip. It was perfect. Centrally located, reasonable price, relaxing and way more fun than the usual chain. Lark and Michael adjusted breakfast time so I could make a meeting the next morning. Think about it . . . . David Basri

Best Place in Lancaster!

5 on September 03, 2014

We have been staying at the Lovelace Manor for 6 years. Every year we are more than pleased with the quality of the rooms, the cleanliness and the hospitality of the Inn Keepers! Every year we bring more of our friends with us to share the experience. If you are thinking of visiting Lancaster, you don't want to miss this place!

Three fine days

5 on August 04, 2014

Lovelace Manor provided a delightful stay. The room was comfortable. The house was attractive. And the Innkeepers worked to make the stay memorable. Breakfasts were attractive, original and social; the innkeepers sat with the guests at breakfast and offered local insight into visiting the Amish country. There is little doubt that we would stay again at Lovelace Manor on our next visit to Lancaster.

Perfect place to stay!

5 on July 31, 2014

What a beautiful place and the hosts are such lovely people. We will be staying again!

Great for Business

5 on July 15, 2014

Lark was so sweet, I had to leave early for business and she still got up and made me breakfast! Thank you!

Very enjoyable experience.

4.0 on June 04, 2014

Our late arrival didn't cause a flat with our hosts. Both were very gracious and helpful. they were more than accommodating.

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Rooms & Rates


Located on the northeast corner of the house is the Althea room furnished with light pine and wicker. The soothing palette of creams and pastels suggest a peaceful atmosphere. The four poster canopy bed is draped with sheers to 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

$125 - $150


Our largest room, Lucasta, features a king size bed, large armoire with a 27" TV and VCR and a pair of inlaid antique chairs. The large mahogany desk offers business travelers comfortable workspace along with a private phone line and high speed internet access. 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

$155 - $170


Delightfully decorated, the Ellinda room features a mahogany queen size bed topped with a hand knotted canopy with roses entwined to evoke romance and relaxation. An electric fireplace offers a little extra ambiance anytime of the year. 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

$135 - $150

Rose Suite

If you desire privacy and elegance, the Rose Suite is for you. Located in the rear of the house, the large bedroom has a king size bed with a partial canopy over the handmade headboard. 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 the bedroom or in the separate sitting room. The original 1882 bathroom offers an oversized canopy-draped clawfoot tub with a handheld shower.

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

$175 - $190

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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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

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

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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



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

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