Tea Kettle Inn Bed & Breakfast

457 S Main Street , Manheim, PA 17545 USA (Show map)


Make the Tea Kettle Inn a home base for day trips to Gettysburg, Hershey, Philadelphia, Baltimore,and DC. But don't forget to explore beautiful Lancaster County first, we are minutes from many activities! Enjoy a full delicious breakfast each morning in our formal dining room, then go exploring. When you return, relax on our large wrap-around porch or sit by a cozy fire in our parlor. Tea Kettle Inn is open year round and offers four guest rooms all beautifully furnished, each with private baths, airconditioning, 76 channel CATV, wireless internet access, and onsite off street parking.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

The Tea Kettle Inn

4.0 on October 07, 2015

This Inn was OUTSTANDING in every way!! The food was delicious (had to take home the recipes). The atmosphere and cleanliness were incredible! The rooms were comfortable, clean, and beautiful! And the innkeepers made you so comfortable & welcomed that I didn't want to leave!!

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you found the Tea Kettle Inn comfortable and affordable. We look forward to a future return visit of such pleasant guests!

Small town comfort

3.2 on April 26, 2015

We enjoyed our night at the Tea Kettle Inn. The house is lovely; Patty & Kevin were very gracious hosts;the breakfast was delicious! We'd certainly recommend it as a place to stay for anyone visiting the Pennsylvania countryside.

Great Stay

5 on November 23, 2014

My wife and I had a really great stay at the Tea Kettle Inn. The hosts were very nice and welcoming and full of useful information about the surrounding area. It is located in a great area close enough to all the Lancaster County sights and sounds.


4.8 on October 27, 2014

Patty and Kevin were very friendly and helpful for planning our trip. We stayed there for 3 days and felt very comfortable like a home away from home.

Home away from home!

5 on October 26, 2014

Patty and Kevin are the most amazing hosts! I've stayed here multiple times in the past, and will continue to make it my home away from home any time l visit the Manheim area. Patty makes certain all of her guests sleep well, have fun things to do during the day, and are fed the most amazing breakfasts! Plus, she can accommodate any food restrictions. You can't go wrong with the Tea Kettle Inn!!


4.0 on October 12, 2014

Very nice, friendly innkeepers

Outstanding Experience at Tea Kettle Inn

5 on September 19, 2014

I stayed at the Tea Kettle Inn throughtout a 4 month work engagement. I was nice to be in a home environment when I couldn't be at my own and it was so much quieter than a hotel. The breakfast was so good I needed just a light snack for lunch. Highly recommend staying here. Innkeepers very personable.

Simply the best

5 on September 17, 2014

Patty and Kevin are simply the best as B&B hosts. They are sincerely friendly, and both are enjoyable to talk with. And Patty's breakfasts never disappoint. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the value beats any hotel deal easily. You'll feel at home at the Tea Kettle Inn.

Excellent choice when staying in Manheim,PA area

5 on September 15, 2014

I chose the Tea Kettle Inn because of my wife's fascination with all things tea related, but the inn far exceeded our expectations. The room was really well done and Patty, the hostess, made us feel very welcomed. It certainly would be our choice if we decide to vacation in the Lancaster area agin

Like staying with family

5 on August 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed with Patty and Kevin earlier this month to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful time. The rooms were very nice. Far better than I expected from the internet pictures. We stayed in the Avalon room and our bathroom was small and the sink was in the bedroom section, which was a bit unusual, but overall the room was clean and comfortable. If we stay there again, I'd opt for the Through the Looking Glass Suite. The bedroom is larger, so there is more lounging room if you're looking for that. More importantly, to me, the bathroom is larger. It's in the hallway, not attached to the bedroom, but there is a curtain to pull for privacy that separates the bedroom/bathroom from the hallway and other guests. Breakfast was delicious. We had fruit every morning with tea (or coffee) and juice. Our first morning we had a quiche-like egg & veggie bake with bacon that was wonderful and lemon zucchini bread. Everything was homemade and seconds were encouraged! The next morning Patty treated us to Belgian waffles and cranberry scones. It was obvious that the hosts were willing to go out of their way to make everyone's stay enjoyable. They offered suggestions on where to eat in the area and were very flexible with our schedules, both to check in and for breakfast. It was a thoroughly wonderful experience.

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Rooms & Rates

Through the Looking Glass

From Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventure in Wonderland, this 2 bed family-style room features queen and double metal frame beds with a sitting area and is designed around the fantastical dream story. Rate is based on double occupancy, additional guests in a room are $15 per person, space permitting.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129


Anne of Green Gables, by L M Montgomery, was the inspiration for this Victorian room featuring a queen-sized cherry four-poster bed. Located on the west side of the house, bright sunlight floods the room in the afternoons, making it feel especially warm and cozy.

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

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114


This light and airy room, named for the tea chamomile, which Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit drank when he was ill, will calm, soothe, and heal the every day work and travel blues. This north-facing room includes a queen sleigh bed, armoire, and rocker to rock your cares away.

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

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

Very Nearly Tea

A.A. Milne's characters and tales influenced this English cottage style room. Wicker and antiques give this room its child-like charm and is reminiscent of a nursery. This room is situated on the east side of the house having a queen bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

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Location Type



Lancaster, PA (LNS) 9 miles

Directions to property:

From Lancaster: From Rt. 30, take Rt. 72 North, go past the traffic light at Sun Hill Rd. and continue about 1/4 mile down the hill. Tea Kettle Inn will be on the right. Take the first entrance to the circular driveway which will be directly after the tan house after the pond. From Hershey: Take Rt. 322 East to Rt. 72 South, go through the borough of Manheim, then cross the railroad tracks. Continue about 1/4 mile up the hill, Tea Kettle Inn will be on the left. Take the second entrance to the circular driveway just before the tan house. From Reading: Take Rt. 222 South to the Lancaster Pike, I-76, West, to exit 266 to Rt. 72 South. Continue with directions from Hershey.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Covered Bridges, Amish Culture, Boutique Shopping, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guests smoking inside the house will be charged a $500 fee.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome in the company of thoughtful parents.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum for specific holidays and Celtic Fling and Lititz Craft Fair.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimum deposit is one night's lodging to secure the room. We will process your credit card only upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Due to our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Guests are expected to stay and/or pay for the full number of days that rooms are reserved. In the event that you must cancel your reservations, you will receive a full refund if cancelled 14 days or longer. Less than 14 days, cancellations are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Three days or less, we will retain the deposit and apply it to a future reservation if we cannot re-book the room. If a room is booked, but no cancellation is received, no one shows up, or the room is not taken for whatever reason, the credit card number taken to reserve the room will be charged for all nights booked.



Patty & Kevin Tompkins

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Kevin and Patty enjoy meeting new people (and old friends) and share a love for hospitality and good food. Kevin enjoys woodworking, camping, and finding that perfect patch of green. Patty's hobbies include reading, researching genealogy, and crafts, crafts, crafts.

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  • Time Served: 7am - 9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Buttermilk Waffles with Baked Apples