The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast

1105 E King Street , Lancaster, PA 17602 USA (Show map)

About

Welcome to The Lancaster! Your innkeepers, Brad Loman and Keith Jenkins, look forward to enhancing your visits to Lancaster, with elegant lodging, fantastic full gourmet breakfasts, and in-the-know info. Our 1912 Dutch Colonial-style home sits close to the vibrant, creative downtown of Lancaster City, and minutes from the heart of Amish Country. We love Lancaster and want to share it with you! See you soon! Keith Jenkins and Brad Loman The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

The Only 5 Star Review I've Ever Given

5 on February 19, 2016

This is the perfect place to push the "pause". After 2 decades of travel across the U.S, hands-down the best breakfast I've ever had - gourmet and incredibly decadent yet healthy. Warm, friendly and knowledgeable innkeepers with information about where to go and what to do for the most diverse of interests (we are interested in retro book and records shops and local arts, getting great deals in outlet shopping and locally sourced food - other guests at breakfast of different ages and stages of life got different advice attuned to their interests.) Not a detail missed in the guest rooms and accommodations throughout the guest house - from snacks, tea and coffee, computer and printer access, a library/lounge area....We are workaholics from DC who came for Valentine's Day and have decided this will be our go-to place to escape. Fun and unique lodging with every care taken care of.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so, so much for your kind words! We're really honored that you find the inn and Lancaster City so enjoyable. We really try to give all of our guests a welcome respite specific to their needs. So glad the shops were what you were looking for! It was a real pleasure meeting the two of you, and by all means, please do visit us again to relax and unwind. Warmest regards, Keith and Brad


Surprise rescue on a snow emergency

5 on June 28, 2015

We were a group of Lancaster Symphony musicians who needed a place to shelter in a snowstorm! The Lancaster B&B was extremely accommodating, and even cleared the snow off our car in the morning! Following Saturday night's concert, we spent an evening relaxing by the fire in their lovely sitting room. Breakfast was fabulous,including many local ingredients and homemade sausage. Our hosts were very understanding of our need to spend some time getting ready for Sunday evening's concert (they didn't rush us out!) We so enjoyed getting to know them, and having some time to explore the nearby park in the snow!! This is a B&B for people who are experienced and discerning, and for people who haven't had a chance to learn why staying at a B & B is SO much better than a hotel!!


Awesome

5 on October 30, 2014

Brad & Keith are fabulous innkeepers. They are very helpful on places to see. The inn is charming and our room was clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious! We only had a one night stay, but didn't want to leave. You must go and take in the wonderful experience Bill & Stacey


Fantastic!!!

4.8 on February 16, 2014

My family and I gave stayed with Gerry and Dave twice and they are such a lovely couple. Giving such high service and standards of rooms. If we ever go again we would not think of staying any where else. You have treats around every corner of homemade cookies and candy a glass of free sherry on the evening. Full run of the house with other guests. So after a days exploring or taking in the beautiful area you can come back make a cup of coffee or tea and sit in the lounge or garden and relax wonderful!!!


First time B&Bers

4.8 on July 10, 2013

I stumbled on the Lancaster B&B when searching online for a place to stay for our mother/daughter weekend. What a happy stumble! I found the B&B to be a wonderful place to stay. Clean, comfortable and welcoming. Brad and Keith were excellent hosts and the food was outstanding. Snacks were available at all times. We had a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to go back!


The Birthday Surprise

5 on June 08, 2013

My girlfriend took me to Lancaster for my 50th birthday. That was all I knew. Expecting a simple hotel, I was astonished to see this beautiful early 1900's Bed & Breakfast. We stayed in the upstairs of the cottage in the Fennel room. The room was spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. The ground were beautifully landscaped and the main house's decor was nothing short of stunning. The choice of color was done perfectly. The home has so much history, I just fell in love with the moldings and carved trim. But, the best part of the whole experience, were the caretakers Kieth and Brad. Kieth was very informing and very gracious. Going over and beyond to make our experience a great one. Brad was very entertaining and personable. You can tell from the moment you meet them, they love what they do and their guests. The breakfast just blew me away. Brad's culinary skills come through with flying colors. We were served an asparagus and peas quiche that was so delicious, that we raved about it all day. From beginning to end, this was an outstanding stay, and I am telling everyone about it and I will definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! What a kind review! It was so wonderful to meet and chat with you guys. We were honored that you chose to stay with us for your birthday celebration. We really do love what we do, but it is because of gracious guests like you. Remember that we are happy to extend a returning guest discount, so we'd be thrilled to help celebrate 51! All the best to you both, Keith and Brad


Awesome / 1a

5 on April 13, 2013

I was overwhelmed by the place and hospitality. Keith and Brad are wonderful and served an outstanding breakfast in the morning. Lancaster city/downtown only a couple of minutes ago, same for the Amish experiences. I would definitely stay again at The Lancaster B&B.


Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 18, 2012

This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and we were truly amazed!! Keith and Brad were Wonderful Hosts, The Room was beautiful and comfortable and the Breakfast was first class, I cannot wait until we can come back to The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast, It was our home away from home!! Thank You again for a Wonderful Stay. Traci & Jerry Meli


Wonderful stay! Fantastic hosts!

5 on May 22, 2012

We stayed in October of '10, and had a fantastic time. We were celebrating our "babymoon" and Gerry and Dave were fantastic hosts. They had wonderful advice for the area and were very friendly. Room was great, breakfast was FANTASTIC. I would definitely recommend this to friends, family, or strangers. 5stars all the way!


37TH Wedding Anniversary.

5 on April 15, 2012

From the moment we met Dave at the "backdoor" we knew our kids had made the right choice. Our Bed & Breakfast stay was a gift for our 37th anniversary. We stayed in the master suite and the room was more than we ever expected. We felt at home here. Gerry & Dave are very friendly. Gerry made great breakfasts. Dave was a wealth of information on the Lancaster area. All the guests during our visit had something to add around the breakfast table. This was our first bed & breakfast experience and was a great one. We would not hesitate to stay here on another visit to Pennsylvania "Dutch Country." My daughter also arranged for a plate of chocolate covered strawberries in our room. We were very pleased to find out they were not store bought but hand crafted by Gerry.


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Rooms & Rates

The Hawthorn

Our premier accommodation, the Hawthorn Suite serves as a spacious and quiet retreat. The queen-size bed shares the main room with a comfortable seating area where you might enjoy evening reading, conversation, or the electric fireplace and Satellite TV/DVD. The suite also includes a large separate dressing room linking the main room to the large bathroom. The bathroom features vintage fixtures including a tiled walk-in shower and a separate oversized soaking tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

The Juniper-Chamomile Ste

Our Juniper-Chamomile Suite has two adjoining bedrooms, making it perfect for a family or two couples. The Chamomile room has a queen-sized bed and an electric fireplace while the Juniper room features two twin-sized beds and electric fireplace. Both rooms offer Satellite TV/DVD. Accessed from the hall is the adjacent large private bathroom that retains its original fixtures. This bathroom serves only the Juniper-Chamomile Suite. You may book one or both rooms in the Juniper-Chamomile Suite. $130/night for the Juniper or the Chamomile or $200/night for the Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

The Fennel

This large room offers comfortable and earthy wicker furnishings. A skylight provides ample sunshine in this pleasant room, and attached is a modern bath. An electric fireplace and Satellite TV/DVD are also present. Just outside the room is a guest refrigerator with complimentary sodas, waters, and snacks, as well as a Keurig machine for coffee and tea. The room is located on the second floor of the Cottage, featuring a semi-private entry. $140/night, double occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

The Saffron

This cheerful yellow room offers comfortable and earthy wicker furnishings. A skylight provides ample sunshine in this pleasant room, and attached is a modern bath with a walk-in shower. An electric fireplace and Satellite TV/DVD are also present. Just outside the room is a guest refrigerator with complimentary sodas, waters, and snacks, as well as a Keurig machine for coffee and tea. The room is located on the second floor of the Cottage, featuring a semi-private entry. $140/night, double occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

The Foxglove

At the top of the stairs, the Foxglove provides ample space for a small family or three touring friends. In addition to a queen-sized bed, the room also has a trundle bed that serves as a comfortable place for a third guest to sleep. This room also features a large electric fireplace and Satellite TV/DVD. The bathroom tucked under the eaves features a skylight and is very spacious with a tub and shower combination. $140/night double occupancy; add $30 for a third party.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $40

The Clove

On the third floor, tucked under the eaves of The Lancaster, is our cozy Clove room. Originally the housekeeper's quarters, it is now a hideaway from the bustle of everyday life. This serene room contains a queen-sized bed and a comfortable reading chair and electric fireplace, as well as Satellite TV/DVD. The en-suite bathroom contains a charming original claw-foot bathtub with a sitting hand-held shower

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

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Location

Location Type

Older Suburban Neighborhood, Urban

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 69.5 miles

Directions to property:

US Rt 30 to Walnut Street (PA 23 West) Right to Ranck Ave at second light. Left to E. King Street at first light. Left one block to Cottage St. Left to Inn at corner of E. King & Cottage St.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Amish Farms & Culture, Strasburg Rail Road, Lancaster Central Market, Sight & Sound Theater, Franklin & Marshall College, American Music Theatre, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

2 minutes from Lancaster Central Park, Spring Mud Sales - call for details, Farmers and Flea Markets, 20 minutes from Susquehannah River, Summer Concerts in Long's Park

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 16 years and older welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on In-Season Weekends and Holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night rate or half of stay, whichever is greater, prepaid with cash, check or credit card.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, a $25 processing fee to recover bank and credit charges will be assessed. The deadline for deposit refunds is 7 days before arrival date. After the deadline, charges for the first night and the aforementioned processing fee will be assessed. Cancellation less than 24 hours before your stay will result in charges for all nights and rooms you have reserved, as well as the processing fee, unless we can fill your room with other guests. For multi-room reservations, the deadline for cancellation is 30 days before arrival date for deposit refund less a $25 processing fee. Sorry, there are no refunds for early departure. Snow Storm Policy - December through March 15. Deposits will be credited towards a future stay if reservation is canceled within 48 hours of reservation due to a snow storm. Stay must be prior to March 31.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Keith Jenkins and Brad Loman

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Goldfish in the pond

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30-10 AM Daily
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/Dining Room, Covered Porch as Season Allows, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-Free, Vegan


Signature Dish

Our Daily Special Breakfast
Every breakfast is a distinctive amenity of our Lancaster accommodations at the Lancaster. Each breakfast is freshly served at individual intimate tables in our dining room. We can also arrange seating for groups. Breakfast is continuously available from 8:30-10 AM, so it's okay to sleep in a little; we'll make more! Coffee and tea are available throughout the day. We can also easily accommodate business travelers for timely appointments and guests who need to make an early departure. That most important meal of the day begins with a generous selection of coffee, tea, and juices. Fresh seasonal cut fruit is available daily. Homebaked muffins or breads are often on the menu as well. The wide variety of Lancaster County Farmers’ Markets, Amish Farmers' produce stands and orchards provide many of the favorite ingredients for our daily entrees. Most breakfasts include a meat side dish, such our own homemade turkey or chicken sausage, but we are always sensitive to the needs of our vegetarian guests, and are happy to offer a meat substitute. Main courses may be Brad's tremendous stuffed Challah French toast, Chicken and Waffles like you've never had (!) or a beautiful artisan quiche. When Brad is cooking you are welcome to share first hand in the process, but remember: he might put you to work! Please let us know ahead of time if you may require attention to food allergies or dietary concerns. We are happy to oblige.


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Special Package

Mud Sales - A Lancaster County Tradition

"Mud Sale" is the Lancaster County term for the annual auctions/sales on most Saturdays, from February through the summer and into October, at one of our local fire companies. The auctions/sales run by the local Amish community, where they sell everything but the mud! Thousands of people - Amish and the "English" (all the rest of us!) - will be looking for bargains on anything from quilts and antiques to lumber, horse, buggies, and farm machines. Stay Friday & Saturday during Mud Sale Season and and take 20% off your stay. Use your savings to get your bidding started! And if you wish, we'll prepare a takeaway breakfast early on Saturdays to fortify your bargain hunt! Call or email your innkeepers, Keith & Brad, for dates and details at rooms@thelancasterbnb.com or at 717-295-1723.

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