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Walnut Lawn Bed & Breakfast

1027 Village Road , Lancaster, PA 17602 USA (Show map)
188 Reviews
$99 - $125
per night

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Our turn-of-the-Century home recalls the rural life a century ago. A wrap around porch and quiet gazebo provide places to relax, read or watch the Amish buggies ride by. Each room has a 20" cabled TV for your enjoyment. Our small orchard provides fruit for the breakfast table. We attempt to maintain a healthy, chemical-free environment for all our guests including those who have allergy and asthma conditions, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness.

Rooms & Rates

Four Seasons Room

One advantage of Lancaster County is its four seasons. Each season is unique and has its own set of holidays and celebrations. This second floor guest room has a queen bed that will make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Enjoy the beauty of our small orchard and garden fountain from your room. Adding to the interest of this room is a full private bath that is accessed through huge chestnut doors which formerly enclosed an indoor 'water closet'.

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

Quilt Room

A quilt is a work of art and a labor of love. In this warm second floor guest room, you will find beautiful examples of quilts from the Amish and Mennonite communities as well as from Thailand. This guest room features a queen bed with a private powder room. The Quilt room has a full private bath located outside the room for the exclusive use of guests in this room. After a busy day visiting the areas many attractions, you can relax and enjoy the view from the private balcony overlooking the Gazebo.

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

Saim Room

In memory of our Peace Corps experience, we gave this room the ancient name for Thailand. This spacious second floor guest room has a comfy king bed and a full private shower bath. An all-season fireplace gives a romantic accent to the room. The mosquito net canopy along with memorabilia and items we collected from our time in Southeast Asia accent this interesting and cozy guest room.

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

Garden Room

This European size guest room overlooks our small orchard and a garden fountain surrounded by flowers of the season. Enjoy the beauty of the Wisteria bush cascading over the Pergola. The bright and airy room features a queen bed, a private bathroom with shower stall, cabled TV and a comfy reading area.

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

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Enjoyable stay with lovely hosts!

4.0 on July 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Walnut Lawn for a weekend in Lancaster. The B&B is nicely located in the country but is conveniently close (about 20 minutes) to Downtown Lancaster. The room was nice and the breakfasts were delicious; the hosts encouraged a family-style breakfast and we enjoyed pleasant conversation both mornings, staying at the dining table well after the meal was finished. We had a lovely experience!

July 2-5, 2015

5 on July 23, 2014

We had an awesome time at Walnut B&B! Thank you Tom and Sarah for your hospitality, delicious breakfasts, great conversations, and knowledge of the area!!!

awesome B&B

5 on July 16, 2014

My girlfriend and i spent the weekend there to refind each other. It was wonderful


5 on July 14, 2014

Very enjoyable stay. Highly recommended!! Innkeepers Tom and Sarah made us feel welcome in their home. The rooms are spotless and well kept. The breakfast served every morning was just outstanding!! Just make sure you save room for dessert. Perfect location,quiet but not far from any of the locations that you may want to visit. Again thank you Tom and Sarah for a most enjoyable stay. Steve and Elaine

wonderful, relaxing getaway!

4.4 on June 20, 2014

We were unfashionably late, but Tom greeted us warmly and showed us around. Sarah prepared a delicious breakfast for us the next morning that left us full until dinnertime. We enjoyed our time visiting with Tom and Sarah. They are interesting, funny, and warm people who truly enjoy their guests. It felt more like a home than a business. The room was very clean and orderly, as well as decorated simply, but beautifully with treasures from their travels in the Peace Corps. Our room faced the road, which had quite a bit of traffic. We had to close the window to turn on the A/C and could still hear the traffic, but it didn't affect our sleep. We're not light sleepers though. The house and the grounds are impecably kept, and the wide front porch and swing are very inviting! Wish we had more time to enjoy this beautiful home! Scott and Julie

Charming B & B

5 on June 19, 2014

Tom & Sarah are always very warm & friendly. Sarah is an excellent cook. This was our 3rd. stay here. Everything is immaculate.

Good location, nice room

3.0 on June 11, 2014

The Siam room had a great bed and nice shower. The hosts were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was served at 8:30 family style, and included dessert.

Walnut Lawn our 40th Anniversary Retreat....loved it

5 on June 10, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Walnut Lawn from the very first day. What a blessing and the food was delicious. Tom and Sarah are wonderful people and great host and hostess...we will return to visit. Thanks for making us feel like family and right at home.

An outstanding B &B

5 on June 03, 2014

We stayed four nights. The room was very comfortable and the owners were very gracious. The breakfasts were excellent. This is the best bed and breakfast experience we have ever had.

Staying in the Siam room

5 on June 02, 2014

First time to a B&B and what a marvelous surprise. Tom and Sarah made us feel like family from the first greeting at the front door. Well maintained 100 year old brick home with modern amenities. Furniture chosen to compliment the house. The maintained yard with flowers and trees caught your eye as one drove down the road. Wraparound porch with a swing and rattan seating groups called out to come and relax. All rooms are as pictured on the web site but in person even more inviting. Breakfast was truly a feast for the senses. Different every day but always delicious. Served family style and the conversation was interesting and we all would linger to keep talking for at least an hour after the meal was complete. Finally, hugs all around on departure day. Can't get that at a hotel.

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Location Type



Lancaster, PA (LNS) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Take 501 south to Route 30 east and follow directions above.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Sight & Sound Theatres, Strasburg Railroad, Hans Herr House, Hershey Park, Wheatland, Ephrata Cloister, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Covered Bridges tours, Amish Countryside tours, Bicycle tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 10:30 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% by check or Credit Card number to hold reservation
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is 10 days or less prior to arrival, payment in full will be charged unless the room is re-booked. A cancellation of more than 10 days in advance of arrival will not be charged or the amount of the check will be refunded. A $10 service fee will be retained with each cancellation.



Tom & Sarah Murphy

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

gardening, cooking, sailing, traveling, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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family style

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Special Package

Girlfriends' Getaways

We have a Spare guest room with a full size bed, cable TV, A/C, robes and wireless internet for that "girls getaway", family member or friend. Our Spare guest room can accommodate an adult or youngester (12 years or older). The person staying in the Spare room will use the bathroom facility in the room(s) you've booked. The Spare room is $40.00 + tax per night.

Anytime Special

Stay with us 3 nights and receive 10% off the third night. This special applies anytime during the year. This special cannot be combined with any other special or discount.

Business Travelers

For businesspersons traveling to or through Lancaster County, a safe and relaxing place to stay is important. We can offer the business traveler an out-of-the-way lodging experience that is environmentally and chemically friendly to sensitive guests and yet close to downtown Lancaster and numerous fine restaurants. We have some amenities that can meet a business person's needs such as room air-conditioners, wireless internet, in-room cable TV, off-street parking, flexible check-in and check-out times and adjustable breakfast time. We do have telephone and fax machine for your use. We are members of the GREEN HOTELS ASSOCIATION, Authentic Bed & Breakfast Assocation of Lancaster County and the PA Visitors Center. We will consider 10% discounts on the room rate for two or more days stay.

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1027 Village Road , Lancaster, PA 17602 USA (Show map)

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