Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast

556 W. Bainbridge St. , Elizabethtown, PA 17022 USA (Show map)


Amanda Gish House is conveniently located in Lancaster County, in Elizabethtown, near Lancaster City, Harrisburg, and Hershey. Wake up to the aroma of fresh ground coffee, homemade baked goods and a full gourmet breakfast. Curl up on the swing with a good book, on the wrap-around front porch and enjoy afternoon tea as you smell chocolate wafting through the air from M&M Mars factory. We will be more than happy to help you plan your day exploring beautiful Lancaster County. After a long day of sightseeing relax in one of the beautifully decorated guest rooms where luxury linens and feather beds await you. Whether you are looking for a romantic get-away,a place to relax or you are here for business. Amanda Gish House is the place to stay. Call us for an unforgettable get-away.



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

A weekend in August 2013

5 on August 18, 2013

My wife and I, and our daughter and her husband in a next door room, very much enjoyed the calmly beautiful ambiance of this lovely B&B, and the personality of it's hostess, Ann. This is an excellent place to stay. And the included breakfast was terrific, too.

Felt Just Like Home

5 on August 14, 2013

I was headed to Hershey Park for the day and decided to make it a weekend adventure and stay here with Ann. I was traveling by myself and immediatly upon my arrival it felt just like home. Ann was so sweet and went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable. The first morning here I was the only guest and she still made a wonderful breakfast just for me! Everyday I went out exploring and each night on my return my room had been straightened up and my bed made, which added a nice touch. This was my first B&B experience and I counldn't be happier that I found the Amanda Gish House and Miss Ann to share that with! This was a perfect relaxing and memorable weekend and I would recommend this B&B to anyone- and I did! Thank youi again, Ann! ~Bonnie Oistad, Rockville, MD

A caring, kind hostess

5 on January 22, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the French Room for a few nights after Christmas. The room was clean, cozy, and warm. Each morning Ann served us a lovely breakfast and was completely sensitive to our dietary needs. We felt pampered and cared for. It was a lovely place to stay, with a lovely hostess.

A Real Gem: Perfect combination of comfort, luxury, & warm welcome

5 on July 09, 2011

"We found this the perfect haven after a busy day. We stayed in the luxurious & comfortable French room with its authentic and creative decor. Our lovely hostess, Ann provided a warm welcome with helpful suggestions & both fabulous and abundant food. It is practically across the street from the Masonic Village with easy access to the beautiful Lancaster County attractions."

Exceptional experience!

5 on June 27, 2011

From the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcomed. We stayed in the Garden Room, which was both immaculate and tastefully decorated. The fresh local foods were deliciously and innovatively prepared, as well as tailored to our dietary tastes and restrictions. Ann and Dave were also very willing to help you with our travel plans and destinations that included many memorable sights and sounds. We will not only return on our next trip to Lancaster County, but also would recommend the Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast to anyone interested in a relaxing and an enjoyable stay with warm and inviting hosts.

"Wonderful Stay - but wasn't long enough"

5 on June 02, 2011

We stayed in the Rose room, very cozy, and the bed so comfortable we didn't want to get up in the morning. The best part was the champagne bubble tub, so relaxing after a long day of sight-seeing. Thank you for making our stay a memory we won't forget! Diane & Bill, Sparks, NV

Fabulous Visit

5 on May 26, 2011

Stayed at the Amanda Gish House for (1) evening to attend a graduation the next day. Wished we could have stayed a lot longer. The Inn, the hosts and everything about the place was extremely enjoyable. Extremely clean, comfortable and we where definitely made to feel at home. We visit Elizabethtown College several times a year. We used to stay in a hotel. Never again. The Amanda Gish House will be our first choice. Breakfast was out of this world. I can't say enough about this place. A++++ would highly recommend to evryone.

This is the best

5 on November 17, 2010

I stay at the Amanda Gish B&B twice a year for an extended time and they are like family to me and to all their guests. This is one of the very best B&B's I have ever stayed in.

exceptional B&B

4.2 on November 14, 2010

My husband and I recently had a 1 night stay in the garden room. The room exceeded our expectations. Ann and Dave were friendly and helpful, offering suggestions for dinner and sites to see. Breakfast was also outstanding. We would definitely recommend it to others.

Our Weekend of Royalty

5 on November 03, 2010

Can not say enough good things about the Amanda Gish experience. Ann and Dave treated us like royalty. If you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy a special time, go and stay at the Amanda Gish House.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT)

Directions to property:

Turn onto West High Street at the square in Elizabethtown. Go approximately one half mile following PA 241 south signs and turn left onto Beech Lane. The driveway is the first on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Landis Valley Farm Museum & Village, Cornwall Iron Furnace, Harley- Davidson Motor Company, State Capitol, Gettysburg, Amish Country, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Videos , fireplaces in two guest rooms, gladly accomodate food allergies, special diets, patio, gardens & wrap-around porch, coffee & tea service, refrigerator & ice machine, Romance packages available, 2 person whirlpool in one room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4 pm- 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guests may smoke on front porch or in gardens
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children age 12 or older are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay on holidays & Garden Room on weekends February through October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guest may hold the reservation with a valid credit card.
  • Cancellations: Guest may cancel 14 days in advance and not be charged. Less than 14 days before reservation the guest will be charged for one night stay unless the room is rebooked. Guest will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee. If reservation is cancelled 3 days or less the full amount will be charged.
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Ann & Dave Royer

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About the innkeepers

Ann, a retired teacher, who taught for 25 years, enjoys gardening and cooking, as evidenced in the wonderful breakfasts. She also enjoys antiques, which are lovingly displayed throughout the B&B. Dave, the Director for Transportation Planning for Lancaster County Planning Commission, enjoys music, especially jazz. He also enjoys micro-brews and can tell you anything you want to know about beer.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 or by special arrangement
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Aunt Edna's Granola
Aunt Edna's Granola is a family recipe. Made with oats, honey, canola oil, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and nuts. It is typically served with fresh fruit and yogurt and is a healthy start for our delicious breakfast. We also use our homemade granola to make a scrumptious broiled grapefruit with brown sugar and butter.

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