Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast

2236 Marietta Avenue , Lancaster, PA 17603 USA (Show map)


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
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great Option in the Lancaster Area

4.6 on March 27, 2017

Everything is just fabulous at the Lovelace. The hosts are great and offered plenty of insight into local attractions and eateries. The breakfast was one of the best we've had n quite some time...simply amazing. The room was wonderful and very comfortable. Thank you for a great stay!

Phenomenal b&b

5 on February 19, 2017

My fiancé and I stayed here this past Valentine's Day weekend in the rose suite it is a gorgeous restored home and the owners are fabulous we will definitely be coming back in the future. I highly recommend everyone to come and stay here

Charming, Wonderful B&B

4.8 on December 07, 2016

Beautifully restored home, comfortable rooms, warm and friendly welcome. Delicious breakfast. Owners are extraordinary folks who are so enthusiastic to help make your stay an incredible one.

Honeymoon Haven

5 on November 22, 2016

My husband and I decided to save on the "out of the country" honeymoon and stay locally. What a smart decision! Lark and Michael went above and beyond to give us our romantic honeymoon stay. The Manor was beautiful and very heartwarming. It felt like home. We could choose to have our alone moments or join the other guests for some fun conversation. It was perfect. We are already discussing spending our anniversaries here too!

A pleasant experience

4.2 on October 15, 2016

Lark and Michael are extremely gracious hosts. The breakfasts were superb and Lark sets a fabulous table. They also went out of their way to guide us in exploring the Lancaster area. We enjoyed friendly conversation with them as well. We highly recommend that you stay with them. It is likely that we will stay at their Bed and Breakfast again if we are in the area but the next time we will attempt to secure a suite.

Exceeded our expectations

4.8 on October 08, 2016

We hated to leave. Lark and Michael truly made our trip to Lancaster. Their knowledge of the area and culture clearly demonstrated the commitment to the business. But the funny thing is we felt like we were home. (OK a really beautiful, friendly version of our home with much better breakfast.) Lark's guidance for our itinerary was the difference between a tourist experience and a cultural understanding of the area. We will be forever grateful for sharing their world with us. Obviously this is now our standard for any B & B experience.

Absolutely beautiful and friendly place

5 on October 04, 2016

This is an outstanding example of the beautiful homes from years gone by. Breakfast (and service) was amazing and much more than expected! This was my first experience in a B&B, but I don't know where else I would rather be! We were treated as family! I have spent many nights (over the years) in hotels and NONE compare with this experience!

A Complete Experience

5 on September 22, 2016

In some places you feel like an intruder or at least a bit awkward as you jostle with the owners and other guests for a bit of space. Then there are the few that offer a warm welcome and share their homes and their local knowledge in the spirit of genuine hospitality. Lovelace Manor has to rate among the best of the best for charm, comfort as well as location in the heart of the Amish country. Whether it's the bounteous and healthy breakfasts, the generous touches like all day tea, coffee and snacks, the comfort and elegance of the furnishings and appointments or the optional arrangement of a meal with an Amish family, it's all perfect. Lark and Michael are hosts par excellence and deserve the highest accolades of appreciation for their efforts.

Most Wonderful Experience

5 on August 12, 2016

Absolutely fantastic experience! Lark and Michael put their hearts into this labor of love, and welcomed us into their home as if we were one of their family members. It was beautifully appointed, clean, quiet, and very thoughtfully done. So grateful for their wonderful hospitality and I highly recommend it.

beautiful bed and breakfast

5 on June 14, 2016

Michael and Lark you have a beautiful place and you see that every one enjoys.Every thing was just perfect for our stay we enjoyed every minute of it.the food was great thanks again for making our stay so nice.hope Michael is well enough to enjoy your vacation. See you next year. Jack and Carol Barrett

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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

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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

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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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • 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 are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on certain holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A major credit card or a 50% deposit is requested to secure your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations less than 5 days in advance are subject to one night's fare, should we be unable to rebook.
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Lark and Michael McCarley

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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.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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