1786 The Limestone Inn Bed & Breakfast

33 E Main Street , Strasburg, PA 17579-1427 USA (Show map)
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Enjoy life at one of the most photographed homes in Lancaster County. Located in Strasburg's Historical District, this 200 year old home is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the Lancaster County Historic Sites Register. Built for a local merchant in 1786, this elegant limestone residence housed the first Chief Burgess of Strasburg and the first Post Office in 1805. From 1839 to 1860, the principal of the Strasburg Academy boarded up to 50 boys attending the school that was erected behind the home.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Terrific stay

5 on August 23, 2018

We have stayed at The Limestone Inn 4 times and it never disappoints. We truly feel like family and Strasburg is a great place to come and slow things down. We can't wait to visit the inn again.

My favorite place to stay

4.0 on August 22, 2018

For some reason, this website would not let me give a score of OUTSTANDING for any of the categories and I would absolutely give an OUTSTANDING rating for ALL of them!!! I have been staying here for many years because the hosts are so gracious, the beds are very comfortable, the rooms are spotless, the food is magnificent, the location is perfect, and the home itself is an historical gem. The hosts have thought of EVERYTHING to make their guests feel welcome and at home, even while away from home. I have not found anywhere else in my many travels that has ever compared to The Limestone Inn! I look forward to my stay every year!!

Review of Limestone Inn B&B

4.0 on August 11, 2018

We had a wonderful and pleasant stay. The owners were very hospitable and informative. I would definitely recommend this B&B to whomever would be interested.

Our Favorite Place To Stay!

5 on July 23, 2018

For the past five years my husband and I have stayed at the Limestone Inn in Strasburg, PA. We recently returned home from our amazing four nights there, and as always we wish it could have been longer! From their gorgeous home and gardens to the amazingly yummy breakfasts along with great conversations, Denise and Rick put so much love into what they do! There is a plaque that hangs on the wall in the gathering room which reads “There Are No Strangers Here, Just Friends You Haven’t Met Yet”. It is so fitting, for we have never felt like strangers even from day one! There is a sense of belonging and friendship. When you leave this place, you will take away much more than you went with. New friends that you will wIll want to go back to see again and again. There is so much to do in the area as well, but if you just want to relax and slow down a bit, it’s awesome just being there at the Inn. We truly love our stays there and can’t wait to go back as soon as we are able!!

June 2018

5 on July 08, 2018

A wonderful night’s stay. Rick and Denise are great hosts and we enjoyed the breakfast very much

Rare combination of the sedate and excellent functionality

5 on June 29, 2018

This is the rare combination of the all-too-rare quality of sedateness and the high-voltage electricity of well informed and out-going innkeepers. Situated on an easy to negotiate state road, and a parcel of land that is genteel in an old English Inn way, this stately and historic limestone house is both grand and welcoming. It is truly an ideal location to venture forth on discovery tours of the Pennsylvania Dutch experience. The Innkeepers are an intelligent couple who are quietly meticulous about maintaining the house in a comfortable yet not stodgy fashion. They provide an outstanding full breakfast that rivals the work of the most accomplished chef. Their understanding of the local culture, lore, and geography make them a superb resource to enrich the traveling experience. The house is on a quiet lane, that leads to a great green sward with well paced benches under shade trees where one can contemplate the bucolic beauty of the landscape. All the accouterments, e.g., beds, furniture, public rooms, A/C, bathrooms, are both functional and, when appropriate, aesthetically tasteful. We recommend the Limestone without reservation.

Great hosts, great home, great breakfast, and great extras

5 on March 21, 2018

Needed to attend a convention in Lancaster and didn't want to stay in the convention center hotel. The Limestone Inn was about 3-4 miles away (10 minutes) in a cute little town. Super great hosts and home. I've stayed in a lot of B&Bs and Inns, and Denise and her husband had great extras I'd not seen before -- homemade cookies, a morning paper with breakfast, and so on. Will definitely be back.

Best Weekend Stay

5 on November 26, 2017

We stayed at the Limestone for the weekend. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome by the owner, Denise. She showed us around the property and gave suggestions on where to go including giving us a map. The property is lovely, clean, and very comfortable. We stayed on the second floor bedroom with the on suite bathroom with the claw foot tub, which was amazing. She even included bath salts! When we awoke the next morning Denise and Rick were preparing a gourmet breakfast. The Inn was full of guests and we all sat in their beautiful dining room together. Denise served us breakfast and explained how she prepared each dish. Simply delicious! The Inn has several rooms and areas to use during your stay. The back room has a television to relax by and a stocked refrigerator with drinks and a table with snacks to enjoy. It was the first time we stayed at a bed and breakfast and we loved it. We will definitely be going to stay there again. I highly recommend the Limestone Inn.

Perfect location

5 on November 14, 2017

This was a perfect location for Sight and Sound theater and the Strasburg Rairoad Museum. Our Innkeeper was very friendly and served some amazing breakfasts.Would love to stay here again.

Exceptional hospitality

5 on November 10, 2017

I have stayed in many Bed and Breakfast‘s through the years and the Limestone Inn is by far my favorite. The hospitality offered by Denise and Rick can’t be matched. The breakfast is always special – and this was no exception. My husband and I had a lovely visit. Thank you Denise and Rick for sharing your lovely home!

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Rooms & Rates

Doc Tinney

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



  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin


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



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

Jacob Pfoutz

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


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

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 50 miles

Directions to property:

I95 South from the airport to Route 322 West. Follow Route 322 West to Route 1 South. Continue on Route 1 South to Route 41 North. Take Route 41 North to Route 741 West to Strasburg.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 03:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Rick and Denise Waller and Daughters

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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