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Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

72 Blue Rock Road , Lancaster, PA 17551 USA (Show map)
35 Reviews
$95 - $126
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Affordable and comfortable accommodations welcome your entire family. Start off your day of business or liesure with delicious home-cooked breakfast (complimentary) with home-grown food. Blue Rock BnB is located in Lancaster County's PA Dutch country, two blocks from Millersville University, within minutes of Sight and Sound Theater and many other attractions. Built in 1847, this colonial farmhouse containes a bit of the character of each of its previous residents. Family Suite guests have the pleasure of staying inside the lower level where an early 20th century water pump fits into the rustic decor of the antique wood paneling and solid brick walls. Other suites have unique features such as original hard wood floors and antique door hardware. See web site for specialties and packages: bluerockbnb com.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.6

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Family Gathering

5 on April 06, 2014

My husband, sister and I stayed at the Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast to have a location close to York County as well as Lancaster County. Ed and Stephanie were gracious hosts to a family gathering for us for about 25 people. I had not been able to see my family for many years and we filled the B&B with memories and laughter. The food was delicious and the owners daughter is law made some fruit tarts what were simply a work of art. We ate them despite thei beauty!

Innkeeper Response
So wonderful to host you all! We're glad our BnB suited your needs. We fell privileged to play a part in such a momentus family event. Hope to see you again.

So friendly, excellent service!

5 on September 19, 2013

My wife and I made our yearly trek to Lancaster trying different bed and breakfasts in the area on her birthday. We very much enjoyed staying at the Blue Rock with the Hershs' as our host/owner. The rooms were all clean, comfortable and climate controlled. The breakfast that Stephanie prepared exceeded our expectations with hearty portions of eggs, excellent sausage and pancakes (as well as the healthy fruit, granola, and juices) Ed is very knowledgeable of the local attraction and history of the area. Families big or small will be comfortable is the space the living areas in the house provide. We strongly recommend anyone interested in experiencing a bed and breakfast stay, try here first.

Great Family Getaway!

5 on September 17, 2013

The family suite was perfect for our two young children and our dog. There was plenty of room for the kids to play with the toys and games provided, and for us to relax in the evening while the kids slept in a separate area. The suite was very clean and very comfortable. Our hosts were great and very helpful with giving recommendations. We were not very far from all the attractions and we were in a very nice and quaint neighborhood. The breakfast was incredible. Our hostess made homemade banana muffins with homemade preserves, oatmeal pancakes, eggs with homemade salsa, local sausages, homemade granola and fresh fruit and of course coffee and juice. We had a fantastic mini getaway with the family and most of the credit goes to the Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast.

Perfect B&B for the family!

4.8 on September 03, 2013

This is the perfect B&B for your family! Our family of 4 had plenty of room in the large suite with room to spare. Everyone had there own comfy bed and it was well separated from the living area if you needed quite time. The bathroom is huge giving everyone space to get ready for the day. The toys and games that were in the room were a nice touch. The amount of food offered is plenty and there's something for everyone - eggs, sausage, pancakes (3 types), muffins, granola, fresh fruit and salsa from the garden. We did not have any food restrictions but Stephanie was willing to accommodate if we did. Ed and Stephanie are welcoming and offer a great value with their rooms and breakfast. Better than any hotel and less expensive too!

Very private rooms, great hosts!

5 on June 29, 2013

Ed and Stephanie were wonderful hosts. Breakfasts were great - and a lot of choices! Stephanie prepared multiple dishes each morning - and all were delicious. The B&B has 3 rooms and they are physically separate from one another - one is at the top of one stairway, the other at the top of a different stairway, and the family suite is in the basement (yes it has windows!). So all 3 rooms are very private. We stayed in the Sun Suite that had an enclosed porch - perfect for that morning cup of coffee or evening reading! And the company was wonderful. If we are in the area again, we will be staying at the Blue Rock B&B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review. And thank you for choosing Blue Rock BnB. We're glad you appreciated the privacy factors of our location. And glad you enjoyed the breakfasts. We will certainly try, as it is our chief aim, to give you the great service you deserve when you return again! Many blessings,

We will be back!

5 on June 19, 2013

My husband and I were very much pleased with Blue Rock and it's proprietors. The Rooms were more the size of an apartment and included just about everything you would need! Although we did not travel with children, Blue Rock would be ideal for them. It's spacious and even comes with shelves filled with games and movies. We did bring our dog and Freddy was welcomed! The bathroom was my is overly large, slightly rustic but in a nice way and came with baskets of bath gels to choose from. Like I said...if we need a place near Lancaster to stay, Blue Rock would be our first choice!

Wonderful Place!

4.8 on May 28, 2013

My husband and I along with our one year old stayed at the Blue Rock B&B and had a wonderful time! Our room was very spacious and separate from the rest of the guests. We even had our own stairway. The hosts are amazing and so welcoming. The breakfast was DELICIOUS! Stephanie served us eggs, bacon, french toast, homemade muffins, homemade applesauce, homemade apple butter, and a variety of fresh fruit. Stephanie and Ed are both so friendly and great to talk to, as well. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in the area :)

Weekend GetAway

5 on August 19, 2012

The room that we stayed in was very spacious and the hosts did not mind that we arrived a little late in the day after visiting the Rennaisance Fair in Mannheim. We slept great in the comfortable bed. My favorite part though, was BREAKFAST!!! Everything was fresh and homemade--bacon and egg casserole pumpkin bread, oatmeal pancakes, watermelon from the garden, applesauce, apple butter and COFFEE. Highly recommended--Michael and Michelle from Dover, DE

Our first stay at a BnB

5 on May 31, 2012

This was our first time staying in bed and breakfast. We stayed at the family suite (8 ppl) in the basement, that was secluded from the rest of the house, hence a lot of privacy, especially when you have kids who make a lot of noise, like ours. The suite was well maintained. Loved the homely decor and cozy accommodations. They had even kept toys, games and DVD's for entertainment. The bathroom was amazing and clean. The breakfast was quite delicious and in variety. Our kids are picky eaters and yet they had a great meal. Would definitely stay there if we are in Lancaster again. Ed and Stephanie, thank you so much for such a wonderful experience. And also for all the help with what to do in the vicinity.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! It is our pleasure to help families have a wonderful time together. You are welcome to return any time.

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

5 on April 30, 2012

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. We felt very comfortable and relaxed. Breakfast was wonderful and we are grateful that you were able to make breakfast earlier than normal for us. We also appreciated you allowing us to leave a little later than the normal check out time. Should the need arise, we hope to be able to visit again. It was a pleasure meeting both of you, and we will recommend your establishment to anyone who is looking for a place in Millersville! Thanks again!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the great feedback. It is our pleasure to provide a wonderful experience families like yours.

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Rooms & Rates

Family Suite

Private cabin-like quarters including about 800 sq.ft. of private space on one level. Inside this daylight basement stands a 1900 water pump that fits into the rustic decor of barn siding and brick walls. Plus amenities included for all rooms. Spacious and affordable accommodations welcome one person or your entire family. Tall persons beware of low beams.

Ammenities include private bath, use of refrigerator & small kitchen appliances, queen bed, AC, TV(cable)/VCR/DVD, DSL Internet (wireless), alarm clock, iron, hair dryer, soaps, linens, parking, home-cooked break

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $95 - $126

Nightly Rate: $95 - $126

Dutchman Suite

First floor living quarters with second floor bedroom, private bath (shower), queen bed and adjoining room with twin and double bed. Plus amenities included for all rooms. Amenities include private bath, use of refrigerator small kitchen appliances, queen bed, AC, TV(cable)/VCR/DVD, Internet (wireless), alarm clock, iron, hair dryer, soaps, linens, parking, home-cooked breakfast, and more...
Great for individual or family lodging. Contact hosts for availability.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $95 - $126

Nightly Rate: $95 - $126

Sun Suite

First floor living quarters with second floor bedroom, private bath (tub and shower) with adjoining “sun” (porch balcony) room. Plus amenities included for all rooms. Perfect for an individual or couple’s stay. Additional persons on special request. Ammenities include private bath, use of refrigerator & small kitchen appliances, queen bed, AC, TV(cable)/VCR/DVD, Internet (wireless), alarm clock, iron, hair dryer, soaps, linens, parking, home-cooked breakfast, and more...

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $95 - $126

Nightly Rate: $95 - $126

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Location Type

Near several college campuses, New York City and ocean several hours, Baltimore/ Washington DC; 2 hours, Hershey/ Harrisburg; 40 minutes, In heart of PA Dutch Country, Gettysburg; 1.5 hours, Airport, City, Countryside, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Take Route 30 to Lancaster; exit Millersville (Route 741). Turn off exit ramp and take Rohrerstown Road (741) East (south) 3.5 miles to Route 999, Manor Avenue. Turn right. At third traffic light, bear straight/ right onto Blue Rock Rd (remains R999). We are the eighth house on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hershey Park and Dutch Wonderland amusement parks, Sight and Sound and American Music Theater etc., Amish, Mennonite & religious heritage etc., Outlets, museums & historical sites, Lanc. Barnstormers & Phila./ Balt. sports teams, Strasburg Railroad and PA Railroad museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Optional child care, Optional massage therapy, Accommodation of reasonable requests, Family accommodations, Optional healing prayer counseling, Well behaved pets in certain rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Community park, pool, PA Dutch / Amish attractions, theater, museums, amusement parks, grocery store, shopping, restaurants, univ. campus, healing prayer therapy, massage therapy, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4 - 7 or flex
  • Check Out:: 11:00 or flex
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes children friendly
  • Childcare Provided: Yes fee for service
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One suite accommodations for well-behaved pet & preapproved
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: specials on 2 or more nights
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card # or $50 per night
  • Cancellations: Our small size means cancellations affect us very significantly. Therefore, we are forced to adhere to a strict policy. Cancellations require notification at least 14 days prior to the reserved arrival date in order to receive a full refund of deposit or to avoid a charge to your credit card of one night's lodging. No refunds for early departure. Reservations made less than 7 days prior to arrival must be secured with a credit card, which will be charged at that time.



Hersh Family

Languages spoken

Chinese, PA Dutch, English, German

About the innkeepers

adoption, foreign language, missions, home educating, music, special education teaching, access technology training, pastoral counseling, Christian pastor. mental health professional, gardening, book publisher

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  • Time Served: 8:30 / flexible
  • Serving Location: private room option, home made foods, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , other dietary needs, Amish family's home

Signature Dish

Home cooked breakfast dish
Breakfast generally consists of at least one main dish such as egg cassarole, baked oatmeal, pan cakes or french toast; also served are fresh fruits, home made jellies and sauces, pastries, home made granola, bacon, sausage, hot and cold beverages, and lots of other home made goodies.



Special Package

Healthy Living - Spiritual & Emotional Health

Pastoral Counseling Special A session(s) may be scheduled at $45/ hour. Be sure to request a session(s) when making your reservation to guarantee availability of your host Ed Hersh. This Christian therapy offers a safe and supportive environment to assist in healing emotionally and growing spiritually. More details available at: . (offered to pastors and counselors on a donation basis)

Family Fun

Plenty of room for the whole family. After first two persons included in base rate, each additional family member is only $15. Children of all ages are welcome. Home cooked delicious breakfast complimentary for all.

Marriage Booster Getaway

Give your marriage a boost by getting away for two nights and schedule a session with your host Ed Hersh to discuss your relationship. An experienced counselor, Pastor Ed can help you evaluate where you are, and help you find the keys to making your life together the best it can be. Mention this package when you reserve your room at the Blue Rock BnB. The cost is only the rate for lodging at the BnB plus a donation for the marriage discussion session(s). Breakfast each morning is complimentary with the BnB amenities. Also ask about vow renewal option if desired. For individual or family counseling to work through more involved issues or conflicts, call Ed to schedule counseling time. See more at:

Food Glorious Food

Authentic Amish cooked dinner in an Amish home nearby to the B&B. Please let us know at reservation time for sheduling purposes. Also,home cooked breakfast is complimentary with your stay at Blue Rock BnB.

Corporate Retreats

Reserve 2 or 3 suites for small group liesure or decision making sessions. Warm home atmosphere with easy access to free Internet connections and modern conveniences.

Girlfriends' Getaways

Room rates based on 2 persons, however, additional perswons are only $15. Accommodations and prices for small retreat groups and gatherings.`

Family Reunions

Family Cabin suite is perfect for the entire family. More rooms available for extended family and prices are family-friendly as well. Additional family members cost only $15 after the room rate based on 2 persons.

Class - De-stressing Relationships

A 2 nights stay combined with a 3 session class for couples or individuals to explore inner person change, resolving conflict, and how faith can remove stress in relationships. Classes run periodically throughout the year. $325- couple; $275-individual.

Sight & Sound Theater Discount

Purchase Sight & Sound Theater tickets at a discount with your stay at the Blue Rock BnB. Call for pricing and details or visit

Beer Lovers Getaways

Guests may enjoy an experience at the historic Lancaster Brewing Company for $45. The package includes: $25 Gift Certificate (for lunch or dinner dining), LBC Bottle opener, Two Bottles of LBC Beer, Beer Tasting Sheet,$5 Dollar Coupon on merchandise, and tour. Brewery Tour Hours: Mon - Fri: 1pm to 3pm by appointment; Sat & Sun at 3pm. Make request for package at reservation ti

Ongoing Discount

Renew your vows and strengthen your relationship. Make your marriage the best it can be! A man and woman vowing for lifetime covenant is a sacred thing. Your host Ed Hersh is an ordained minister. Mention this request at reservation time and Dr. Hersh will schedule time for you to renew wedding vows. Also if desired, this renewing of covenant can include prayer and discussion of your relationship. This service is provided on a donation basis.

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72 Blue Rock Road , Lancaster, PA 17551 USA (Show map)

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