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Apple Bin Inn

2835 Willow Street Pike N , Willow Street, PA 17584-9501 USA (Show map)
43 Reviews
$129 - $259
per night

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Built in 1865, the Apple Bin Inn is located in the heart of Lancaster County and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Our accommodations (including rooms, suites, and a private cottage) are ideal for romantic couples, families, and business travelers alike. You'll awaken each morning to a scrumptious full country breakfast, served with china, silver, & fine linens. We are just minutes from "Sight & Sound" Theatres, Strasburg Railroad, Dutch Wonderland, antique & outlet shopping, and all the sights and attractions that make Amish Country famous! Your hosts, Steve & Jamie Shane, cordially invite you to come and experience the relaxed atmosphere and renowned hospitality of the Apple Bin Inn.

Rooms & Rates

Braeburn Cottage

Welcome to the Braeburn Cottage. Relax by the flickering flames of the gas fireplace in your living room, enjoy a snack in your well-appointed dining room, or just watch a favorite movie on TV or DVD. Then spend the night snuggled under the antique heirloom quilt and down comforter on the acorn post bed in the master bedroom upstairs. The uniquely tiled Private Bathroom has plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer. There's also an optional 2nd bedroom available in the cottage for larger families. All of this makes the Braeburn Cottage the perfect getaway

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 3 Twin

Cortland Suite

Pamper yourself in our beautiful Cortland Suite. The cozy separate sitting room, with its comfy loveseat and cable TV w/DVD, and the queen-size canopy bed, with pillow-top mattress, and draped with a handmade antique quilt and down comforter, make this the perfect place to relax and dream the night away! Includes ensuite Private Bath, with plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer.

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

Empire Room

Breathe in the moonlight on your private balcony in the Empire Room, and snuggle under an antique quilt and down comforter on your queen size canopy bed. Awaken to the morning sun and magnolia blossoms, and the aroma of a scrumptious country breakfast. The Empire Room features an all-season electric fireplace, antique writing desk, and cable TV w/DVD. Includes ensuite Private Bath, with plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer.

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

Gala Suite

The Gala Suite features a queen-size canopy bed adorned with an antique family heirloom quilt, and embroidered pillowcases. The suite's large separate sitting room features cable TV & DVD, bead-board walls, recliner & wing back chair, writing desk, and your own private library! Includes an ensuite Private Bath, with plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer.

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

McIntosh Room

While birds sing and squirrels play outside your door, you'll enjoy the comfort and rustic décor of the McIntosh Room. This first-floor room has a private patio entrance, cathedral ceiling, cable TV w/DVD. And during warmer months, our flowered patio gazebo is right outside your door! The ensuite Private Bath has plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer. There's even a fold-out sofa bed for an extra guest. Reminiscent of a hunting or fishing cabin, it's the ideal cozy hideaway!

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

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Exceptional Accommodations

5 on November 17, 2013

This was our first stay at a B&B. We didn't know what to expect although we read may of the reviews of previous visitors. Almost all reviews were exceptional in all areas and we couldn't agree more. Jamie and Steve were gracious hosts. Their home provided the cozy, comfortable atmosphere that made you feel like you were family. What a cook...Jamie skill at the stove makes you feel as though you are at home with mom or grandma.. Rooms were spotless, amenities were outstanding, movies, games, library, drinks, snacks, etc. If you didn't feel like family when you arrived you certainly felt like it when you left. We cannot say enough about them opening their B&B to Veterans which shows how great full they are for our service. Thanks Steve and Jamie, we will be back. Glenn & Mim - Yardley, Pennsylvania.

A Little Piece of Heaven

5 on September 24, 2013

We should have known from our first phone call with Steve that the experience at our second B&B would be fantastic and he and his lovely wife Jamie exceeded every one of our expectations! We slept in the Gala Room which included a very comfortable bed (with a homemade quilt) and a separate TV room with two comforable chairs and snacks! The bathroom was perfect and stocked with soaps and other items that you would have in your very own home. Aside from the comfortable facilities, we cannot describe the warmth that we received from Steve and Jamie during all our interactions including the outstanding breakfasts, recommendations for day trips, and dinner. We followed their directions as we visited the Amish Country and could not have been happier with our visit to an Amish farm for homemade ice cream; a country store for freshly made soft pretzels; and the Central Market in Bird in Hand. Their dinner suggestions were spot one and in fact, we ate twice at the Fireside Inn! We can't wait to return to theApple Bin Inn and also, to refer this fabulous B&B to our friends and relatives. Thank you Steve and Jamie for an oustanding time at your home and for giving us a little piece of heaven during our vacaation.

Outstanding Return Visit

5 on September 22, 2013

We just completed our 4th visit to the Apple Bin Inn this weekend and it keeps getting better and better. It’s getting to the point where we start speculating about what fantastic breakfast Jamie and Steve will dish up weeks in advance of our trip. And, of course, breakfast is always better than our highest expectations. For those of you who are considering a stay at the Apple Bin Inn, not only will the meal be a treat but you will enjoy meeting the other guests at breakfast who have, without fail, been a very interesting and nice group of people. This was our second stay in the Gala Suite and it is as comfortable as our own bedroom at home. It has a separate room where one of us can watch TV or the movies without bothering the other in the bedroom. Unfortunately, there is a very comfortable recliner chair which makes it almost impossible for us to stay awake watching TV. We’ve also stayed in the Empire Room twice which has its own unique charms like the balcony where one can enjoy sitting outside when the weather is nice. The Apple Bin Inn is centrally located among the various tourist spots so you are never more than 15 or 20 minutes away from most places and are only 5 – 10 minutes away from downtown Lancaster. Steve and Jamie are immensely knowledgeable about the Lancaster area and are very helpful with advice on what to see and where to go without being obtrusive. They are two very genuinely nice people. Another resource that we have found invaluable is the Apple Bin Inn’s list of restaurants. We have visited about half of the restaurants on the list and we have enjoyed each one. Thank you Steve and Jamie for another outstanding visit and we look forward to seeing you next year!

great stay

4.8 on November 12, 2012

was our first for a bed & breakfast stay. actually better then a hotel,it was very homey and comfy in the house. felt like a home away from home. the breakfast both mornings was very awesome and very well presented in a home done good jamie & steve. thank you for the great stay,we will be back. thank you bob & monica k. from ohio.

Weekend Getaway

5 on October 24, 2012

I had the pleasure and good luck to stay at the Apple Bin Inn on Columbus Day Weekend. My sister-in-law, daughter-in-law and I had decided we needed a break from our busy lives. I went on-line and even the name "Apple Bin Inn" sounded restful to me. We ended up having a great time. Steve and Jamie go out of there way to make you feel at home and the breakfasts!!!!!! They are very familiar with the area and got us right where we wanted to go every time. This is the first time any of us had stayed in a B&B and we were very satisfied. Thank you Steve and Jamie for making us feel at home. I would highly recommend the Apple Bin Inn to anyone that wants a great getaway!! Thanks again and God Bless! Kim, Patti Rae and Bobby Jo

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Location Type

Amish Country, Heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Small town, Village


Lancaster, PA (LNS) 9 miles

Directions to property:

Take 501 South toward Lancaster. As the road becomes Route 222 South, go over the bridge and follow Prince Street through the city and out the south side, to the town of Willow Street. Go through the intersection of Route 741, and you'll be on Rt. 272 South. Make a left onto the second street - West Willow Road. At the stop sign make a left and an immediate right into the driveway of the Apple Bin Inn.

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, Dutch Wonderland, Amish Buggy Rides, Hot-Air Balloon Rides, Strasburg Railroad, Amish Country attractions, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Covered Bridges, Museums, Historic Sites, Wineries, Antiques and Quilt Shopping, Live Theaters & Concerts, Amish attractions & Buggy Rides, Outlet Malls, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games , Massage Shower Heads, Vintage Embroidered Pillowcases, Parking (free, off-street, lighted), Antique Heirloom Quilts, Complimentary Soft Drinks & Snacks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Covered Bridges, Museums, Historic Sites, Wineries, Antiques and Quilt Shopping, Live Theaters & Concerts, Amish attractions & Buggy Rides, Outlet Malls, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children of all ages welcome! Please call for details.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No But you're welcome to play with our two wonderful cats.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain holidays and peak weekends may require a two-night minimum stay.
  • Deposit Amount Required: A valid credit card is required to secure your reservation.
  • Cancellations: - Cancellations within 3 days of your scheduled arrival date (7 days for peak holiday weekends) will be charged for one night, or 50% of the total reservation amount, whichever is greater. - "No-shows" or premature check-outs will be charged the full amount of the reservation. - Group reservations (3 or more rooms) require email and credit card information for each room booked.



Steve & Jamie Shane

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Cats

About the innkeepers

Reading, Knitting, Geneology, Golf, Travel, History, Sports

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  • Time Served: typically at 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: 1865 Dining Room



Special Package

*** Special Offer ***

Two days just isn't enough time to experience the many sights, sounds, tastes, and activities that abound in Lancaster County. Let us help you extend your visit to Amish Country... one of America's favorite travel destination!... Stay at least 3 consecutive nights at the Apple Bin Inn during 2014, and we'll take $50 OFF your final night... even on weekends and holidays! Please request this special when making your reservation. (Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or third party gift cards.)

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2835 Willow Street Pike N , Willow Street, PA 17584-9501 USA (Show map)

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