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The Secret Garden B&B

445 W. Chestnut St. , Lancaster, PA 17603 USA (Show map)
14 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: $139-$169

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: $119-$149

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: $129-$149

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5

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Absolutely wonderful stay!

5 on September 01, 2014

We wanted to do something special for our anniversary, so we decided to stay in the garden suite at the Secret Garden B and B. It was everything we hoped for plus more! We enjoyed strolling the streets of the city, then coming 'home' to a warm and wonderful atmosphere and LOVELY room! Amos and Marianne are incredible people and it's worth coming to this b and b just to be able to spend some time with them!! The room was clean and spacious and every bit as lovely as the pictures. Not to mention a fabulous breakfast made by Marianna herself! I would recommend this place to ANYBODY! You can't go wrong!

The best!

5 on July 30, 2014

My husband and I found this B&B online and we could not have been happier! We were celebrating our anniversary and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The room was amazing - clean, cozy, and very romantic! The food was unbelievable! We both said it was the best meal we have ever had. Our favorite part was getting to meet Marianne. We could not have asked for a better host. Not only did she make us feel completely at home but she suggested a great restaurant for dinner and gave the best ideas for touring in Lancaster. And did I mention her cooking was amazing??? This was our first stay at a B&B and we will not go any where else. We have already talked and plan on going again next year for our anniversary!

Little gem in Lancaster

4.6 on July 18, 2014

We had the nicest stay here. The hosts are the best we've ever had. They were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was great. When we came back to the B&B after dinner they had the garden all set up with a fire in the chiminea and the torches lit.

Wonderful Stay!

5 on July 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in the sunny Tropical Room the night before my competition. When I arrived to check-in, Marianna was in the kitchen prepping for breakfast tomorrow. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area on where you could get a great meal. I mentioned I wasn't able to partake in the breakfast portion because of my weigh-in and she offered to make a few things to go the next morning, a nice fruit cup and some of the lemon coffee cake she made - very tasty :) The night of our stay I decided to take full advantage of the deep soaker tub (with jets!). It was relaxing and was very comfortable - a huge perk if you ask me! I highly recommend staying at The Secret Garden B&B and look forward to coming back next time we're in Lancaster!

A perfect stay

5 on June 08, 2014

Amos and Marianne are the perfect hosts. This is by far our best stay ever at a B&B. The location is ideal to downtown Lancaster and everything arould it.

Stay at The Secret Garden B&B

4.0 on June 05, 2014

The Secret Garden was very hospitable, accommodating, and the food was great!! I really enjoyed my stay!

Our stay

4.2 on April 23, 2014

The room was great except that the toilet/bath area was behind a curtain, so there wasn't privacy when you needed to use the restroom, but we just went downstairs and enjoyed the common area when that time arrived. Other positives: the bed was so comfortable and the breakfast was amazing! It was a short walk downtown to many restaurants. We checked out The Federal Tap House which was awesome! If you like beer and mussels this is the place. Marianne and Amos were great hospitable hosts.

Just the best

5 on April 18, 2014

Being at the garden was the loveliest weekend we've ever had. It felt like coming home and the hosts treat everyone like family. We feel so blessed to have met them and truly enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Thank you!

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.

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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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

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

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  • Check In:: 4:00- 11:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children small enough to sleep in a pack-n-play
  • 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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