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The Secret Garden B&B

445 W. Chestnut St. , Lancaster, PA 17603 USA (Show map)
6 Reviews
$109 - $189
per night

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Located in the historic district of downtown Lancaster, we strive to make your stay memorable! We are within walking distance of restaurants,shoppes,art galleries, and performing theaters. The "Secret Garden" area of our B&B ,is the perfect spot to start or end your day with a cup of coffee/tea and your favorite book. Please your senses with the sound of bubbling water and singing birds, while relaxing in the garden . We serve a "by candle light" 3-course breakfast each morning,and strive to use our own garden fresh produce and herbs,as well as other local staples like fresh milk, free range eggs and Lanc. County cured bacon and sausage.Enjoy delicious "made from scratch" pastries!

Rooms & Rates

The Garden Suite

A favorite for honeymooners and couples celebrating an anniversary or special occasion, this suite lends itself to romance,privacy,and plenty of space! It features a pillow top queen size bed,double jacuzzi, Electric fireplace,and private balcony, overlooking the garden area.Very romantic! Wireless Internet Access**Cable** 42 plasma TV**spacious sitting area**Luxury bedding.

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

Nightly Rate: $169/$139

The Tropical Room

Accented with a tropical decor,this room features (3) massive windows facing south and has lots of light all day! End your day immersed in bubbles in the jacuzzi, and sleep tight under the mosquito net! Cable TV**comfy pillow top Queen size bed**Wireless Internet Access**In room coffee pot

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

Nightly Rate: $149/$119

The Red and Gold Suite

Located on the third floor,this whimsical suite is all dressed up in red and gold! Very private--it comes complete with a bath/dressing room separate from the sleeping area.Adorned with long hanging curtains made of material from India,and three windows including window seats.Relax on the love seat or rocker. Other amenities are: Plasma TV,wireless internet, and in-room coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $149/$129

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Rapturous Bed & Breakfast

5 on April 15, 2014

My husband & I were heading to Lancaster to see Moses at the Sight & Sound Theater in March. We decided to stay one night in the Tropical Room of the Secret Garden. Upon arriving we met our lovely hostess Marianne. She is a warm and inviting hostess. She provided us with a wonderful restaurant tip. After briefly familiarizing ourselves with the city, we headed back to our B & B. We were greeted by Amos, Marianne was buying popcorn for the guests. We made ourselves comfortable in the living room & talked with Amos & Marianne for quite a long time. The next morning another couple, as well as, my husband & I enjoyed a delicious three-course homemade breakfast. It was prepared with much love & exquisitely presented. We loved every aspect of our stay. We will definitely be returning & this time during the months that we can enjoy the "Secret Garden". Each room of the B & B is decorated with a different theme. Our room was cozy & our bed was super comfy, & the shower well - I think you should experience it for yourself.

Very Nice!!!!

5 on March 26, 2014

When I saw the pictures online for the Garden Suite I knew this was the place I wanted to stay. Although I was sort of skeptical that the room would live up to the pictures, but it did. We stayed here for our 7th Anniversary and it was very nice & relaxing; just what we needed. The inn keepers were very nice, inviting, personable, and respectful of your privacy. Although we only stayed for one night, our stay was very nice. The breakfast was very nice, and quite elegant. Overall I would definitely recommend this bed & breakfast, and surely go back for another stay.

A lovely trip!

4.8 on July 05, 2013

Just as we heard, the owners have so much enjoyment for their jobs and truly care about their customers. They made it feel like home and gave special gifts to share as well as some time to sit and chat. Thanks for a lovely trip!

Can I add another star to every category

5 on June 21, 2013

Our gracious host and hostess greeted us like genuine old friends, maybe family. They know Lancaster and take great pride in being able to guide you in any direction, to highlight another local attribute. They know gardens and have a showpiece secret garden to verify their knowledge. They know food and provide a spectacular breakfast, different both days from first course to last (yes, courses at breakfast)! They treasure their community traditions, but welcome the new ideas and opportunities that have become part of the secret story of Lancaster. Best of all, they gave us the gift of time, with great conversations when we were interested, and the gift of quiet, private time in between. Flowers in the garden; home-popped popcorn at the door for late night movie munching; historic ambience; plenty of hot water and up to date technology; convenient location; and a gracious relationship towards all guests. We were happily celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary and are thrilled to have the friendship of Amos and Marianne to start our 51st year. We grant them 6 stars!

Escale très sympathique au pays Amish

5 on June 13, 2013

Non seulement un très sympathique B&B mais aussi une étape "amicale" pour mieux comprendre la communauté Amish.

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Location Type

Lancaster,Pa, Downtown


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Leaving airport,follow signs to 283 east.Take the Fruitville Pike(south) exit toward Lancaster City. Bear right onto 222 south (Prince St.)Turn right onto Walnut St. Turn left onto Pine St. Go to stop sign and turn left onto Chestnut St. Go 1 block, property is on left: (green and putple house)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Amish Country Farms, Central Market, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Tours, Bird watching, within walking distance of downtown, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos , Double Unit Jacuzzi, Single Unit Jacuzzi, Front Porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, within walking distance of downtown, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holiday Week-ends
  • Deposit Amount Required: ($50.00) per room reserved
  • Cancellations: We offer a full refund up to (7) days prior, with the exception of multiple room reservations, which requires 10 days. Inquire for more details when making reservations.



Amos and Marianne

Languages spoken

Pennsylvania Dutch, English, German

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  • Time Served: Beween 8:30 and 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Potato Stuffed Omelet
A fluffy omelet stuffed with potatoes, sautéed with onions ,seasonings, and cheese , topped with an herb and garlic sauce.

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445 W. Chestnut St. , Lancaster, PA 17603 USA (Show map)

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