Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

72 Blue Rock Road , Lancaster, 17551 USA (Show map)
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Affordable and comfortable accommodations welcome your entire family. Start off your day of business or liesure with delicious home-cooked breakfast (complimentary) with home-grown food. Blue Rock BnB is located in Lancaster County's PA Dutch country, two blocks from Millersville University, within minutes of Sight and Sound Theater and many other attractions. Built in 1847, this colonial farmhouse containes a bit of the character of each of its previous residents. Family Suite guests have the pleasure of staying inside the lower level where an early 20th century water pump fits into the rustic decor of the antique wood paneling and solid brick walls. Other suites have unique features such as original hard wood floors and antique door hardware. See web site for specialties and packages: bluerockbnb com. Hosts are long-time professional innkeepers, and know the Lancaster County area well. Optional personal and marriage therapy and prayer counseling can be scheduled with host. Options for pastors and Christian leader retreats and get-aways. See




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A Nice Place to Stay

3.8 on April 01, 2018

The owners of this B&B are so sweet, helpful and were especially willing to accommodate our needs while staying there. The rooms and bathroom were clean and orderly. The breakfast was outstanding with local sausage and homemade jelly and apple butter. Stephanie asked beforehand about any food allergies and made a gluten free breakfast for us. It was fabulous.

Innkeeper Response
Great to have you at the BnB! Winter is hanging on way too long, but looking soon to have the seasonally fresh foods of Lancaster County on the breakfast table again!

- Ed (innkeeper)

Very personable, caters to guests

5 on March 28, 2018

We truly enjoyed our recent stay at Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast, and we look forward to our stay next year! Thanks so much for your outstanding service. Jeff & Luana.

Visiting our kids

4.6 on March 24, 2018

The Hersh Family were very hospitable and made our stay enjoyable and pleasant. Definitely recommend staying here and would do so again.

Innkeeper Response
Family to family hospitality ... All the best to you and yours!

- Stephanie (innkeeper)

Very quaint place. Wonderful breakfast!

5 on January 07, 2018

My only issue is that the sign for the place needs to be more apparent. We pass it every year at night. Please shine a light on it. Thanks!

Innkeeper Response
Yes, our sign is not large intentionally because we're in a residential neighborhood. If you're coming from the north/ east, the driveway is on the near side of the house, so it comes up quickly if using the GPS. Better night time visible numbers at the driveway would be a great addition! Thanks for sharing!

- Ed (innkeeper)

Our Trip

5 on December 28, 2017

Great folks, nice home, and good location!

Perfect weekend

5 on December 15, 2017

Delicious filling breakfast, cute sunroom, deep relaxing, soaking tub & long meaningful, eye opening talks with Ed! Just what my husband & I needed & we Can’t wait to go back!

Had a great stay

4.0 on November 30, 2017

We stayed in the basement area with our dog. Enjoyed our stay very much and may try to do it again next year. The breakfast we were served was delicious. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Nice back yard for Fido, I cleaned it up as nesassary. I would recommend to anyone needing a quiet getaway.

Very nice littel bed and breakfast and outstanding hosts

3.4 on November 06, 2017

We had a pleasant one night stay. Everything was fine, we slept very well and got a nicely cooked breakfast. Ed and Stephanie were helpful with our requests. We would come again!

Thank you Ed and Stephanie

5 on October 27, 2017

This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast, and I’m so happy I did. Ed and Stephanie are absolutely wonderful. They go out of their way to make you comfortable. Breakfast was amazing every morning and if you walked away hungry it was your own fault. The room was spotless and the mattress was super comfortable. I will stay at the Blue rock again and again.

Pleased Repeat Customer

4.6 on October 10, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast. Ed and Stephanie are warm, gracious, and accommodating hosts. Both gave us helpful tips about nearby points of interest. Have been here before and wouldn't hesitate to come again. Highly recommended. Harv & Virginia Konrad from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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Rooms & Rates

Sun Suite

First floor living quarters. Second floor bedroom (queen bed), private bath (tub and shower) with adjoining "sun" (enclosed porch balcony) room. Plus see amenities included for all rooms. Perfect for an individual or couple's stay. A sleeper sofa or cot is available for children traveling with parents or additional adults. Home-cooked delicious breakfast is provided.

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

Cabin Family Suite

Private entrance to cabin-like quarters including a kitchenette, living room, and bedroom with private bath all on one level. Inside this daylight basement stands a 1900 water pump that fits into the rustic decor of barn siding and brick walls. Sleeping area includes one queen bed, two twin beds, and room to add cots etc. for families with more than 2 children. Amenities included as for all rooms. Perfect for the entire family or a couple's stay. Home-cooked delicious breakfast is provided. Three or more persons, add $25 per person; $15 / child

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Dutchman Suite

First floor living quarters. Second floor bedroom (queen bed), private bath (shower). BnB amenities included for all rooms. Suitable for individual, couple or entire family's stay. Bedroom is a 2 room suite with a queen bed in one room and a double and twin beds in a second room. Extra bedding available. Home-cooked delicious breakfast is provided. Three or more persons, add $25 per person; $15 / child.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Check Dates


Location Type

Near several college campuses, New York City and ocean several hours, Baltimore/ Washington DC; 2 hours, Hershey/ Harrisburg; 40 minutes, In heart of PA Dutch Country, Gettysburg; 1.5 hours, Airport, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Take Route 30 to Lancaster; exit Millersville (Route 741). Turn off exit ramp and take Rohrerstown Road (741) East (south) 3.5 miles to Route 999, Manor Avenue. Turn right. At third traffic light, bear straight/ right onto Blue Rock Rd (remains R999). We are the eighth house on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Hershey Park and Dutch Wonderland amusement parks, Sight and Sound and American Music Theater etc., Amish, Mennonite & religious heritage etc., Outlets, museums & historical sites, Lanc. Barnstormers & Phila./ Balt. sports teams, Strasburg Railroad and PA Railroad museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Homestay, Apartment, Cabin

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Bike rental, Conference Rooms, Electric vehicle charging, Kitchenette, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Sports equipment rental, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Workout facility , Optional child care, Optional massage therapy, Accommodation of reasonable requests, Family accommodations, Optional healing prayer counseling, Well behaved pets in certain rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Community park, pool, PA Dutch / Amish attractions, theater, museums, amusement parks, grocery store, shopping, restaurants, univ. campus, healing prayer therapy, massage therapy, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4 - 7 or flex
  • Check Out:: 11:00 or flex
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes children friendly
  • Childcare Provided: Yes fee for service
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One suite accommodations for well-behaved pet & preapproved
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: specials on 2 or more nights
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card # or $50 per night
  • Cancellations: Our small size means cancellations affect us very significantly. Therefore, we are forced to adhere to a strict policy. Cancellations require notification at least 14 days prior to the reserved arrival date in order to receive a full refund of deposit or to avoid a charge to your credit card of one night's lodging. No refunds for early departure. Reservations made less than 7 days prior to arrival must be secured with a credit card, which will be charged at that time.



Hersh Family

Languages spoken

Chinese, PA Dutch, English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Interest include adoption, foreign language & clutures, missions, home educating, higher education, music, special education teaching, access technology training, pastoral counseling, Christian leadership (pastor). missions, mental health professional, gardening, book author, travel .... See more at:

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  • Time Served: 8:30 / flexible
  • Serving Location: private room option, home made foods, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian other dietary needs, Amish family's home

Signature Dish

Breakfast egg casarole dish
Versions sometimes includes zucchini or other vegetables from our garden.



Special Package

Family Fun

Plenty of room for the whole family. After first two persons included in base rate, each additional family member is only $15. Children of all ages are welcome. Home cooked delicious breakfast complimentary for all.

Marriage Booster Getaway

Give your marriage a boost by getting away for two nights and schedule a session with your host Ed Hersh to discuss your relationship. An experienced counselor, Pastor Ed can help you evaluate where you are, and help you find the keys to making your life together the best it can be. Mention this package when you reserve your room at the Blue Rock BnB. The cost is only the rate for lodging at the BnB plus a donation for the marriage discussion session(s). Breakfast each morning is complimentary with the BnB amenities. Also ask about vow renewal option if desired. For individual or family counseling to work through more involved issues or conflicts, call Ed to schedule counseling time. See more at:

Sight & Sound Theater Discount

Purchase Sight & Sound Theater tickets at a discount with your stay at the Blue Rock BnB. Call for pricing and details or visit $5 off per ticket.

Corporate Retreats

Reserve 2 or 3 suites for small group liesure or decision making sessions. Warm home atmosphere with easy access to free Internet connections and modern conveniences.

Girlfriends' Getaways

Room rates based on 2 persons, however, additional perswons are only $25. Accommodations and prices for small retreat groups and gatherings. Suites with multiple beds for adults traveling together.

Healthy Living - Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling Special A session(s) may be scheduled at $45/ hour. Be sure to request a session(s) when making your reservation to guarantee availability of your host Ed Hersh. This Christian therapy offers a safe and supportive environment to assist in healing emotionally and growing spiritually. More details available at: . (offered to pastors and counselors on a donation basis)

Food Glorious Food

We serve complimentary home cooked breakfast each morning. Most ingredients grown in our garden or nearby Lancaster County farms. Many PA Dutch food restaurants in our area serve buffet or menu style home cooked foods. We can also arrange an authentic Amish cooked dinner in an Amish home nearby to the B&B. Please let us know at reservation time for sheduling purposes.

Multiple Nights & Weekday Stay Discounts

Special multiple nights and weekday rates. Stay 2 or more nights consecutively and receive at least a 20% discount off the one night room rate. Sun thru Wed rates are discounted even further.

Am Music Theater Discount

Purchase discounted tickets to an American Music Theater show. Mention at reservation time so we can purchase the tickets and have them ready for you. Non-Christmas shows are $29 and Christmas show tickets ar $39 per ticket.

Holiday Specials

Make you birthday a holiday! We help celebrate your birthday by giving a 50% discount on a 2nd nights stay during your birthday. Stay for one night at the regular rate, and stay the night before or after your date of birth for 50% of the cost. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or gift certificate redemption. Also subject to room availability. Tell us you saw this special at reservation time. Happy birthday!

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