5 on December 23, 2015
The best kept "secret" in Lancaster! My fiance' and I have stayed here several times and it is a must visit each and every fall. Guests will find wonderful and clean accommodations, a breakfast to simply die for and hospitality that you only find in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. Your hosts treat their guests like family which, is the most important element to them on earth as can be detected by all of the family pictures so proudly displayed. Lancaster is great city with much history and culture to explore, as well as theater, museum's highlighting the city's involvement in our great country's independence, outlet shopping and great restaurants. Book your first visit soon and I promise, it won't be your last!
4.8 on December 11, 2015
We very much enjoyed our one night stay. The Secret Garden is in a great location near downtown Lancaster, walking distance from many great restaurants, shops, and theater. Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming. The room was beautifully decorated. Note that the toilet and shower/tub in the Tropical Room don't give you much privacy, but that didn't bother us. Breakfast was delicious, and we felt very much at home. A wonderful experience overall.
5 on November 21, 2015
I took my wife there as a surprise for her Birthday . We arrived on a Friday evening stayed till Sunday. We were greeted with nothing but kindness awesome accommodations. Our hosts Marianne and Amos welcomed us as if we were family. Beautiful home beautiful room very clean and inviting. The meals were also very good. We will definitely be back thank you Richard & Kathleen Rauso
5 on October 23, 2015
We stay in different parts of Lancaster every year. Sometimes it's farm views this time we decided to try something different. We stayed downtown, away from the crazy route 30 traffic and it paid off. This charming inn boasts only three rooms. The innkeepers were so friendly and the breakfast was literally one of the best I halve ever had. Give them a try!
5 on July 24, 2015
This B&B is a real treasure! Wonderful people, awesome house and great food. A great value. Highly recommended. A+++++++++++++++++++
5 on July 18, 2015
I really enjoyed everything about my stay here. The house is in a really cool neighborhood and is warm and inviting -- a nice mix between modern and classic furnishings and not overly frilly like some B&Bs. We stayed in the Tropical Room. Like the house itself, the design was mixed modern and traditional. The bed was beyond comfortable (apparently constructed by an Amish vendor in Ohio -- who knew!), and I enjoyed having a Jacuzzi bath. Some guests may not like that the bathroom is retrofitted directly in the room -- the toilet is simply behind a curtain -- but it really wasn't a big deal. If you're weird about it -- get over it! :) Marianne is an impressive chef -- her three-course breakfast that morning was as good as you'd find in a fancy restaurant for Sunday brunch. And I loved the garden out back. Amos did a great job designing it and caring for it. I had a cup of coffee out there before breakfast and it was peaceful and pretty. You can hear water features from the neighbors' homes Marianne and Amos are a lovely couple. I had a few opportunities to chat with them and found them as delightful as can be. I plan to stay here again in the future.
4.4 on June 25, 2015
We had a wonderful time here. Marianne made us feel so welcome. the b&b is really lovely and the gardens beautiful. Breakfasts were delicious and filling! We enjoyed our conversations with both Marianne and Amos. We ended up being the only guests when we were there so we had the place to ourselves. I would highly recommend this b&b to anyone. The Garden Room is really wonderful. Miss it already!
4.8 on November 01, 2014
We spent four days, three nights in Amish country Pa. We chose lancaster as our base as it was a good link to the various towns and farms read we wanted to visit and provided a good selection of restaurants for the evening, as well as an interesting market and historic buildings. It was a good choice. We stayed at the Secret Garden B&B which was outstanding. The basics were all in place: - good location where we could walk to the central retardant district - comfortable room with a very comfortable bed - outstanding breakfasts which saw us through most of the day, best of any B&B we have stayed in What differentiated this B&b from others we have stayed in was the inn keeper Mary Ann. We have never encountered such a welcoming host. Apart from providing us with a great breakfast, she was a fount of knowledge on the local area. But it was her warm and guenons hospitality which shone through. she made our stay in the area. Highly recommended.
4.4 on October 10, 2014
We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary never stayed at an B&B and had never been away from our children. Staying at the Secret Garden was an awesome choice . Marianne and Amos were awesome to talk to and Friendly ,kind people. It made our experience mush more personable and while at the B&B we met other great couples that were celebrating their first wedding anniversary and also another couple celebrating their 25th which happened to be same day as ours.Marianne made us feel at home when we arrived. We say grace before our meals and at he Secret Garden you can expect that. The food was great! Thank you for making our first B&B a great time to remember and to complete our 25th wedding anniversary. God bless Jack & Rose
4.6 on September 25, 2014
Marianne and Amos could not have been more gracious. Lovely couple and the house was warm and welcoming. The food was AWESOME. Gardens were beautiful. Told my husband, I'd love to stay again when I just needed to REST and read and relax. Wonderful stay.
5 on September 01, 2014
We wanted to do something special for our anniversary, so we decided to stay in the garden suite at the Secret Garden B and B. It was everything we hoped for plus more! We enjoyed strolling the streets of the city, then coming 'home' to a warm and wonderful atmosphere and LOVELY room! Amos and Marianne are incredible people and it's worth coming to this b and b just to be able to spend some time with them!! The room was clean and spacious and every bit as lovely as the pictures. Not to mention a fabulous breakfast made by Marianna herself! I would recommend this place to ANYBODY! You can't go wrong!
5 on July 30, 2014
My husband and I found this B&B online and we could not have been happier! We were celebrating our anniversary and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The room was amazing - clean, cozy, and very romantic! The food was unbelievable! We both said it was the best meal we have ever had. Our favorite part was getting to meet Marianne. We could not have asked for a better host. Not only did she make us feel completely at home but she suggested a great restaurant for dinner and gave the best ideas for touring in Lancaster. And did I mention her cooking was amazing??? This was our first stay at a B&B and we will not go any where else. We have already talked and plan on going again next year for our anniversary!
4.6 on July 18, 2014
We had the nicest stay here. The hosts are the best we've ever had. They were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was great. When we came back to the B&B after dinner they had the garden all set up with a fire in the chiminea and the torches lit.
5 on July 11, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed in the sunny Tropical Room the night before my competition. When I arrived to check-in, Marianna was in the kitchen prepping for breakfast tomorrow. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area on where you could get a great meal. I mentioned I wasn't able to partake in the breakfast portion because of my weigh-in and she offered to make a few things to go the next morning, a nice fruit cup and some of the lemon coffee cake she made - very tasty :) The night of our stay I decided to take full advantage of the deep soaker tub (with jets!). It was relaxing and was very comfortable - a huge perk if you ask me! I highly recommend staying at The Secret Garden B&B and look forward to coming back next time we're in Lancaster!
5 on June 08, 2014
Amos and Marianne are the perfect hosts. This is by far our best stay ever at a B&B. The location is ideal to downtown Lancaster and everything arould it.
4.0 on June 05, 2014
The Secret Garden was very hospitable, accommodating, and the food was great!! I really enjoyed my stay!
4.2 on April 23, 2014
The room was great except that the toilet/bath area was behind a curtain, so there wasn't privacy when you needed to use the restroom, but we just went downstairs and enjoyed the common area when that time arrived. Other positives: the bed was so comfortable and the breakfast was amazing! It was a short walk downtown to many restaurants. We checked out The Federal Tap House which was awesome! If you like beer and mussels this is the place. Marianne and Amos were great hospitable hosts.
5 on April 18, 2014
Being at the garden was the loveliest weekend we've ever had. It felt like coming home and the hosts treat everyone like family. We feel so blessed to have met them and truly enjoyed our stay to the fullest. Thank you!
5 on April 15, 2014
My husband & I were heading to Lancaster to see Moses at the Sight & Sound Theater in March. We decided to stay one night in the Tropical Room of the Secret Garden. Upon arriving we met our lovely hostess Marianne. She is a warm and inviting hostess. She provided us with a wonderful restaurant tip. After briefly familiarizing ourselves with the city, we headed back to our B & B. We were greeted by Amos, Marianne was buying popcorn for the guests. We made ourselves comfortable in the living room & talked with Amos & Marianne for quite a long time. The next morning another couple, as well as, my husband & I enjoyed a delicious three-course homemade breakfast. It was prepared with much love & exquisitely presented. We loved every aspect of our stay. We will definitely be returning & this time during the months that we can enjoy the "Secret Garden". Each room of the B & B is decorated with a different theme. Our room was cozy & our bed was super comfy, & the shower well - I think you should experience it for yourself.
5 on March 26, 2014
When I saw the pictures online for the Garden Suite I knew this was the place I wanted to stay. Although I was sort of skeptical that the room would live up to the pictures, but it did. We stayed here for our 7th Anniversary and it was very nice & relaxing; just what we needed. The inn keepers were very nice, inviting, personable, and respectful of your privacy. Although we only stayed for one night, our stay was very nice. The breakfast was very nice, and quite elegant. Overall I would definitely recommend this bed & breakfast, and surely go back for another stay.
4.8 on July 05, 2013
Just as we heard, the owners have so much enjoyment for their jobs and truly care about their customers. They made it feel like home and gave special gifts to share as well as some time to sit and chat. Thanks for a lovely trip!
5 on June 21, 2013
Our gracious host and hostess greeted us like genuine old friends, maybe family. They know Lancaster and take great pride in being able to guide you in any direction, to highlight another local attribute. They know gardens and have a showpiece secret garden to verify their knowledge. They know food and provide a spectacular breakfast, different both days from first course to last (yes, courses at breakfast)! They treasure their community traditions, but welcome the new ideas and opportunities that have become part of the secret story of Lancaster. Best of all, they gave us the gift of time, with great conversations when we were interested, and the gift of quiet, private time in between. Flowers in the garden; home-popped popcorn at the door for late night movie munching; historic ambience; plenty of hot water and up to date technology; convenient location; and a gracious relationship towards all guests. We were happily celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary and are thrilled to have the friendship of Amos and Marianne to start our 51st year. We grant them 6 stars!
5 on June 13, 2013
Non seulement un très sympathique B&B mais aussi une étape "amicale" pour mieux comprendre la communauté Amish.
5 on March 05, 2013
We have repeatedly visited here on our anniversary. The hospitality of the innkeepers keep us coming back. Of course, the rooms are beautiful, clean, beds are comfortable, and the breakfast alone is worth a substantial portion of the room rate. We highly recommend The Secret Garden for a peaceful night away from home.