1786 The Limestone Inn Bed & Breakfast

33 E Main Street , Strasburg, PA 17579-1427 USA (Show map)


Enjoy life at one of the most photographed homes in Lancaster County. Located in Strasburg's Historical District, this 200 year old home is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the Lancaster County Historic Sites Register. Built for a local merchant in 1786, this elegant limestone residence housed the first Chief Burgess of Strasburg and the first Post Office in 1805. From 1839 to 1860, the principal of the Strasburg Academy boarded up to 50 boys attending the school that was erected behind the home.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Favorite B & B

5 on July 21, 2016

Personable, informative, gracious, consistent. Those are just a few words that I use for The Limestone Inn. Always a treat. Never disappointed in more than 15 years! Best go for rest in a B & B.

Repeated Excellence

5 on July 11, 2016

It's a great friendly place all the time! Denise is knowledgeable, always helpful and goes out of her way to accommodate every guest. And yes, I have visited other B & B's but this one is above and beyond in customer care. Thanks for continued good service.

Loved this place!

4.4 on June 09, 2016

Loved the historic building; very congenial hostess. That we had fruit for breakfast was expected; that it was strawberry shortcake: WOW! Every breakfast was a mouthwatering treat.

Great Place to Visit

4.6 on May 03, 2016

We have stayed in each of the 2nd floor rooms and have enjoyed them all. The best part is visiting with Denise over those delicious breakfasts.

Limestone Inn outstanding hospitality

5 on May 01, 2016

We thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed sumptuous and delicious breakfasts and afternoon treats at the Limestone Inn. It's location is perfect for touring the surrounding Amish region. I cannot say enough about our hosts' friendly warm and attentive care, they are outstanding! We would love to return here.

Beautiful B&B

4.8 on April 27, 2016

No words to describe how awesome Rick and Denise are. Best host and hostess ever. Breakfast was amazing, beautiful presentation. Only place I would considering staying in Strasburg. Can't wait to take my six friends soon. Reagin April 2016

A great B and B with the perfect hosts

4.6 on April 25, 2016

Limestone Inn is a beautiful old house, tastefully decorated & Denise is a welcoming host & a great cook.

Absolutely splendid!

5 on April 17, 2016

This B & B was just outstanding. One of the best, if not THE best, I have stayed in. Our hosts were so friendly and caring - as well as excellent chefs! Our room was heavenly, and the claw-footed tub was out of this world. We will definitely be going back again and again.

Great Place and Great Hostess

5 on April 17, 2016

We've been staying here for several years now and will continue. Denise is without a doubt the best hostess you could ever imagine. She knows the area better than any other place we have stayed in the area. She also make the best breakfast, get ready cause you are going to have things you have never thought of before. The rooms are great and very well maintained and the people that stay there are always friendly, we love getting together with other guest in the evening to talk about our days. Can't say enough about this inn. GREAT

Another wonderful stay

5 on April 09, 2016

I travel to the Lancaster area several times a year and The Limestone Inn has become my home away from home. I have stayed at many bed & breakfasts through the years and I can say that the hospitality provided by Rick and Denise is exceptional. The rooms are clean, the beds comfortable, the antiques unique and the common rooms so numerous that it's easy to find a nook or cranny for a quiet read or just to put my feet up and relax. And the breakfasts - each course more delicious than the last! I look forward to what I hope are many visits to the Limestone Inn.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Suburban, Village


Lancaster, PA (LNS) 10 miles

Directions to property:

3 miles south on Route 896 from the intersection with Route 30.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends and holidays require a 2 night minimum.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Rick and Denise Waller and Daughters

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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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