Boxwood Inn

1320 Diamond Street , Akron, PA 17501 USA (Show map)


The Boxwood Inn gives you the opportunity to escape into a quiet and peaceful setting. Situated in the peaceful countryside on over 3 acres in Akron, PA (10 miles north of Lancaster) this stone farmhouse dates back to 1768 and has been renovated with the modern comforts in a historic setting.Enjoy a cup of tea in the Garden Room or walk the grounds and enjoy the ageless boxwoods and century old chestnut and black walnut trees.Relax on the slate patio and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the natural stream that winds through the edge of the back yard.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A Much Needed Getaway

4.8 on October 26, 2016

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Inn. Greg, the innkeeper was friendly and suggested places to eat and visit. We had 2 wonderful breakfasts, and snacks and drinks were out during the afternoon. The room was nice and we had a wonderful view. The grounds were beautiful and across the street was an Amish farm. I was able to take home canned goods and fruits. Coming back in the Spring.

Idyllic is a good word to describe to describe it.

4.8 on October 21, 2016

My husband and I had never stayed in a bed & breakfast inn before, so for our 41st wedding anniversary we decided to make an overnight trip to Lancaster County, PA. For our first-time experience staying at a bed & breakfast, we were delighted with how wonderful the Boxwood Inn Bed & Breakfast turned out to be. The setting is an immaculately-kept large home that was built in 1768, before the U.S. was even a country. Surrounded by trees and a large yard, one would hardly know they were on the edge of town with traffic whizzing by. Even though we were only there to sleep and eat breakfast, we commented that it would be a wonderful place to just camp out while sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch, reclining on a sofa in the large enclosed back porch, or sitting outside at a table on the stone patio. Idyllic would be a good word to describe it. Our host, Greg, was most gracious and accommodating with a servant's heart. He cooked a hearty and tasty breakfast, and upon our request, sat down with us to chat while we ate. Upon learning of a very recent sorrowful event in his life, we were in awe of what a selfless man Greg truly is and how he is one who looks to the interests of others even before his own. I can not say enough good things about our brief stay at the Boxwood Inn Bed & Breakfast. I would most enthusiastically recommend it to anyone.

Great place

5 on August 24, 2016

Had a great stay here the breakfast was amazing and the place has incredible charm was worth every penny.

Loved Our Stay

5 on May 12, 2016

This was our first experience staying at a B & B. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit in this quaint and charming Inn. The Innkeepers, Greg and Betsy Fitzgerald, were excellent hosts and made us feel welcome. We stayed in the Farm View Room and found it to be very clean and comfortable. In the mornings, Betsy always served an amazing breakfast. We liked the fact that the Inn is located in a rural quiet setting away from the city but within just a few miles of Lancaster. Betsy was so helpful in providing us with alternate scenic routes to take so that we could see the countryside while driving into town. We highly recommend this Inn and look forward to a return visit, hopefully in the fall.

The Place To Stay

3.6 on October 29, 2015

We had a great extended weekend at the Boxwood and completely enjoyed our Inn Keeper Betsy. This B&B has everything for your enjoyment and relaxation. Beautiful property complete with outside chiminea. The Inn is close enough to all the Lancaster attractions but far enough for the peace and quiet. We will return to the Boxwood Inn.

easy going

4.2 on August 31, 2015

Betsy & Greg understand that it's your vacation and provide all the space you desire and all the recommendations you request. Will return for sure.

Great B&B

4.8 on August 23, 2015

Loved our visit to the Boxwood Inn. Betsy was so gracious, Friendly and Helpful in telling us of some good restaurants in the area. The Home is so Charming I just loved it. Our room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was Fabulous. Highly recommend would definitely visit again.

Great stay at the Boxwood Inn

4.2 on July 16, 2015

I surprised my wife with an overnight stay for her birthday. This was our first time at the Boxwood Inn. The property is beautiful and Betsy was a wealth of information for attractions and dining in the area. The home is beautiful in a nice location. Breakfast filled us up. We'll be back!

Nice bed & breakfast off the beaten path!

5 on June 06, 2015

We found this very nice bed & breakfast literally right next to farms. It was quiet, relaxing and just what we needed. Breakfast was hot & delicious every morning. Betsy and Greg were very nice hosts. Becky told us about a couple restaurants we may like to try and about things to do in the area. The Carriage House was quiet & secluded... And we loved the quiet! Recommended to anyone who wants a relaxing experience & dosent want to stay in a commercial hotel.

Wonderful B&B

5 on June 03, 2015

We totally enjoyed our visit to the Boxwood Inn. The rooms and breakfast were excellent. It is in the middle of the Amish area and it was wonderful to wake up and hear the clomping of horse and buggy outside. We will certainly visit again.

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Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Amish Attractions, Farmers' Markets, Ephrata Cloister, Pretzel & Candy Factory tours, Hershey Park, Sight & Sound, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Winery

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On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Videos , Wedding facilities, Corporate rates, Seminars & Retreats, Quilting Retreats

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, TV

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Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: there is a service fee of $20 on all cancellations. If cancellation is made less than 7 days prior to arrival and the room can be re-booked the above cancellation policy applies. If the room cannot be re-=booked, you will be charged a full one night’s stay. In the event you fail to cancel your reservation and do not claim the room, you will be charged the full amount of your reservation. In the event of early departure your entire reservation must be honored. Any monies owed due to cancellations will be billed to your credit card.
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About the innkeepers

Both Betsy and Greg love to garden. Betsy sews for her 4 grandchildren and of course, loves to bake. Greg is a golfer and an avid reader, especially books about the Civil War and WW II. They both love all kinds of music, and have a fondness in their hearts for dogs.

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  • Time Served: 8:00a.m.-9:00a.m.
  • Serving Location: Garden Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Pecan Pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup apples

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