Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast

2236 Marietta Avenue , Lancaster, PA 17603 USA (Show map)
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Lark and Michael McCarley, Innkeepers, welcome you to Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast. Located in Lancaster, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, we are just minutes away from numerous historic sites, Amish farmlands, outlet shopping and abundant antiquing. Built in 1882, our home has been described by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County as one of the more elegant examples of the Second Empire style domestic architecture in the region. From the ornate porches with brackets and pendants, to the interior elements of 11-foot ceilings and etched glass doors, visitors have an opportunity to step back in time. As our guest, you are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments in the Victorian parlor or on one of the porches. Or if you prefer, a relaxing game of billiards awaits you in the game room. We also provide a collection of books and videos for your enjoyment. And for the business traveler, we provide wireless internet access, telephones and a fax machine for your convenience. Each morning you will be treated to a hearty breakfast including fresh fruit juices, baked goods and hot entrees served in the dining room. We will be glad to accommodate any special dietary restrictions.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Old world charm with exceptional service and modern amenities

5 on April 24, 2018

Lark and Michael think of every comfort and they make you feel like family. Such a peaceful and rejuvenating getaway with exceptional accommodations and out-of-this-world breakfasts. The house is stunning--a beautiful, spotless and well-restored home with all the modern amenities you could want. We booked our next trip as soon as we came home from the last one -- we cannot wait to go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review. We truly enjoyed meeting your family and are looking forward to your return in the fall!

- Lark (innkeeper)

Great place

4.8 on March 26, 2018

Lovelace Manor exceeded our expectations. The owners Lark and Michael really made us feel at home. They were knowledgeable about the area and helpful with all our questions. The breakfasts we're amazing! They looked beautiful, tasted delicious, and lacked nothing. We would highly recommend staying at Lovelace Manor.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us.

- Lark and Michael (innkeeper)

Wish We Could Rate It 6 Stars!

5 on March 20, 2018

If 6 stars were possible, I would give it. The owners, the beauty of the place, the breakfasts...we came for a volleyball tournament and got a VACATION! Hoping that we have reason to return to Lancaster again so we can stay here!!

Innkeeper Response
It was great meeting the three of you. Hopefully some day you can come back and just relax with no tournaments scheduled. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us!

- Lark (innkeeper)

Wonderful Place

5 on December 12, 2017

This is a fabulous place to stay. Lark and Michael are exceptional...they will work with you if you need breakfast earlier than the appointed time. The breakfast is out of this world(and I'm not normally a breakfast person). If you are looking for things to do they will help guide you in planning things to do. We travel to Lancaster frequently and this is the place we now stay!

Anniversary Celebration

5 on October 27, 2017

Lark & Michael made us feel so special and presented us with a special wine to celebrate our anniversary. They explained the history of their Inn as well as all the Amish attractions, restaurants & theatres. They are conveniently located to everything . We definitely plan to return again.

Wonderful B&B experience

5 on October 17, 2017

My daughter and I traveled throughout PA and I wanted her to have a great first B&B experience. I am so glad this was her first. Lark and her husband made sure this experience was a sweet memory from the minute we booked our room until we checked out. Although we spent most of our time exploring Amish country, Lovelace was great to come "home" to in the evening. My daughter enjoyed the movie library and games that we could borrow in our room. When I told Lark we wanted the full Amish experience, she gave us a less known route through the countryside and stops at excellent bakeries and shops. Her breakfast was not only delicious but beautifully presented. Everything about Lovelace Manor was quaint and will be a fond memory. I recommend Lovelace to everyone who wants a B&B experience- the way they used to be! Thank you for the sweet memory!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your nice review. And I'm happy that your daughter got to immerse herself in the Amish culture!

- Lark McCarley (innkeeper)


5 on September 24, 2017

Lark and Michael were wonderful, their home is beautiful and breakfast was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them! We wished we could have stayed longer and look forward to staying with them again on our next trip to Lancaster.

Great weekend!

5 on September 19, 2017

Our stay at Lovelace Manor was a winner! The B&B has been lovingly restored by Lark and Michael – and it shows great attention to detail. Breakfast was simply delicious and elegantly served. Our room was beautiful and spacious, and the bedding and towels were luxurious. We were especially pleased by the many electrical outlets – a tiny detail that made it much easier to charge our phones, IPad, etc. We followed Lark’s map to tour the Amish countryside and enjoyed it immensely. Don’t miss the Lapp Valley Farms for the best homemade ice cream ever! We definitely give Lovelace Manor 5 stars.

My stay at Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 05, 2017

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast, and was a wonderful experience. The couple running the inn were very nice and attentive to our every need. The breakfast each morning was delicious, much better than any continental breakfast I ever had. I will definitely stay there again. I give them an outstanding rating. Also very clean and neat.

Relaxing getaway

4.8 on July 03, 2017

My husband and I decided to have a local "getaway" this year for our anniversary at Lovelace manor. What a gem we found. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and most importantly Lark and Michael were wonderful hosts. We enjoyed conversation with them and felt very at home. This is a place we would strongly recommend!!

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Rooms & Rates


Located on the northeast corner of the house is the Althea room furnished with light pine and wicker including a four poster Queen size bed. The soothing palette of greens suggest a peaceful atmosphere and reflect the light from the four oversized windows with original wooden shutters. A modern bathroom with a shower is located in the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150


Our largest room, Lucasta, features a king size bed, 32" flat panel TV and VCR/DVD, and an electric all-season fireplace. The large mahogany desk offers business travelers comfortable workspace with wireless internet. The private in-room bath features the original tile and fixtures from when it was added to the house in 1947.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $180


Delightfully decorated, the Ellinda room features a mahogany four poster queen size that evokes romance and relaxation. This room features an earth-friendly memory foam mattress to give you an undisturbed night's sleep. An electric fireplace offers a little extra ambiance any time of the year. There is a 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD/VCR for your entertainment. The original marble sink and comfortable modern bathroom with a shower is located in the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $160

Rose Suite

If you desire privacy and elegance, the Rose room is for you. Located in the rear of the house, this large room offers a king size bed (can be converted into two twins) with a partial canopy draped around the headboard and a flat screen TV. An antique oak secretary and dresser remind you of the years gone by. At night you can enjoy the glow and warmth from the electric fireplace in both the bedroom and sitting room. The sitting room is a cozy nook to read, relax or watch TV or videos. The original 1882 bathroom offers an oversized clawfoot tub with a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Conveniently located off Route 30, the major east/west route through Lancaster. Take the Rohrerstown Rd /Route 741 exit. Go east on 741 a couple of blocks to Route 23 West/Marietta Ave. Turn right and the house is located two blocks on the left on the corner of Marietta and Elizabeth Street.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Hershey, Gettysburg, Wheatland, Amish Country, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00 - 19:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside on porches or in the garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 permitted but 2 people per room max
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Lark and Michael McCarley

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Michael spent over 25 years in the upholstery business where he specialized in antique furniture restoration and aircraft interiors. He was most recently a computer consultant. One of Lark¿s interests includes genealogy. One of her more famous ancestors is the great 17th century poet Richard Lovelace, whose works are found throughout the house.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9.00 or by special arrangement
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian