Tea Kettle Inn Bed & Breakfast

457 S Main Street , Manheim, PA 17545 USA (Show map)


Make the Tea Kettle Inn a home base for day trips to Gettysburg, Hershey, Philadelphia, Baltimore,and DC. But don't forget to explore beautiful Lancaster County first, we are minutes from many activities! Enjoy a full delicious breakfast each morning in our formal dining room, then go exploring. When you return, relax on our large wrap-around porch or sit by a cozy fire in our parlor. Tea Kettle Inn is open year round and offers four guest rooms all beautifully furnished, each with private baths, airconditioning, 76 channel CATV, wireless internet access, and onsite off street parking.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Repeat Stays Tells the Story

4.0 on October 05, 2017

The best kept secret in Lancaster County is The Tea Kettle Inn, Manheim. With only four rooms, it is very peaceful, and has a beautiful back porch on which to enjoy the lovely grounds. One room is very large and appears to sleep 6-8 people, a roomy space for those traveling with children, and with great prices what family could resist! We have stayed in the the other three rooms and each is special in its own way. We now prefer the Very Nearly Tea Room as it is on the more quiet side, but all rooms are lovely. The Innkeepers are great--friendly and helpful! They obviously love what they’re doing.

Hit the Spot

5 on July 04, 2017

We were visiting Manheim to watch our grandson compete in a local contest (which he won). Keeping an eye on the weather, we finally made our reservation the night before arrival. Staying here was a great decision: clean, pleasant, and so convenient to our venue. And the Caddy Shack next door offers fantastic ice cream. Patty and Kevin were excellent hosts, the other company was very pleasant, and we would definitely stay again if grandson returns to this venue.

Outstanding visit to Tea Kettle Inn

5 on June 22, 2017

We stayed for six nights in order to visit Amish country and do day trips to Gettysburg and Baltimore for an Orioles game. Inn and Innkeeper Patty exceeded our expectations in every way. Just a perfect visit. Breakfasts were top notch.

Great Stay at Tea Kettle Inn B&B

5 on June 17, 2017

We recently stayed at the Tea Kettle Inn Bed and Breakfast in Mangeim PA and it was like coming home. The innkeepers were friendly and welcoming. Our room was cozy, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and our host made sure the menu was to our liking. We loved it so much we made reservations for the fall. Do not hesitate to book a stay here. You are right in the antique district of PA and close to Amish and Mennonite country. It's a lovely stay in a beautifully kept home with friendly hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at the Tea Kettle Inn. We are very appreciative and flattered about your generous review. Looking forward to the return visit of such pleasant guests!

- Patty (innkeeper)

A little Gem

5 on May 27, 2017

Stayed here in the month of May. Both Kevin and Patty were very welcoming, helping us with bags and then making coffees for us all. They were always there when we needed them and we found their company after breakfast to be delightful. The breakfasts were amazing. Different and imaginative ideas every day-all delicious. We will never forget the pina colada scones and the lemon poppy seed bread. The rooms were spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and had very comfortable beds. There was a coffee/tea maker in the dining room which was always available and filtered water close to the bedrooms along with a fridge . The property itself is perfectly located and always seemed to be around 40 minutes drive from anywhere. It was also less than 10 minutes walk to restaurants in Manheim. All in all, a perfect stay and we hope to back before long.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your detailed review and the many complimentary remarks. . We hope to have you return soon and sample the many other offerings to visitors of Lancaster County!

- Patty (innkeeper)

A quiet getaway

4.0 on November 03, 2016

The room was spacious and comfortable. In the evening, it was a pleasure to relax in the common room and chat with Patty & Kevin. We really enjoyed Patty's fresh baked scones! Tea Kettle Inn is perfect if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. It is close to several attractions, so you can easily spend the day wandering about, then you have a comfortable "home" to come back to. Highly recommend! Oct. 2016

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at the Tea Kettle Inn. We really appreciate your generous comments and are so glad you enjoyed the breakfast scones. We look forward to seeing you again.

- Patty (innkeeper)

Home Away from Home

5 on October 16, 2016

From the moment we arrived, we felt like we had arrived home.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you found our Inn comfortable and affordable. We look forward to a future return visit of such pleasant guests.

- Patty (innkeeper)

Must experience! The home, rooms, service and breakfast were well thought out and not a detail was missing!

5 on August 22, 2016

Hostess was amazing and stayed on premise to be sure we had all we needed. Beds were comfortable, even the sheets had been ironed! Private bathroom was clean with soft towels and extras such as soaps and lotions. Wrap around porch was perfect for relaxing with a magazine during the day or watching fireflies at night. Breakfast was delicious-warm pineapple coconut scones, Coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit and Belgian waffles. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at the Tea Kettle Inn. We hope when you travel to Manheim and Lancaster County area again you let us know when you are coming so we can reserve your favorite room for you.

- Patty (innkeeper)

The Tea Kettle Inn

4.0 on October 07, 2015

This Inn was OUTSTANDING in every way!! The food was delicious (had to take home the recipes). The atmosphere and cleanliness were incredible! The rooms were comfortable, clean, and beautiful! And the innkeepers made you so comfortable & welcomed that I didn't want to leave!!

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you found the Tea Kettle Inn comfortable and affordable. We look forward to a future return visit of such pleasant guests!

- Patty (innkeeper)

Small town comfort

3.2 on April 26, 2015

We enjoyed our night at the Tea Kettle Inn. The house is lovely; Patty & Kevin were very gracious hosts;the breakfast was delicious! We'd certainly recommend it as a place to stay for anyone visiting the Pennsylvania countryside.

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Rooms & Rates

Through the Looking Glass

From Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventure in Wonderland, this 2 bed family-style room features queen and double metal frame beds with a sitting area and is designed around the fantastical dream story. Rate is based on double occupancy, additional guests in a room are $15 per person, space permitting.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129


Anne of Green Gables, by L M Montgomery, was the inspiration for this Victorian room featuring a queen-sized cherry four-poster bed. Located on the west side of the house, bright sunlight floods the room in the afternoons, making it feel especially warm and cozy.

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

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114


This light and airy room, named for the tea chamomile, which Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit drank when he was ill, will calm, soothe, and heal the every day work and travel blues. This north-facing room includes a queen sleigh bed, armoire, and rocker to rock your cares away.

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

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

Very Nearly Tea

A.A. Milne's characters and tales influenced this English cottage style room. Wicker and antiques give this room its child-like charm and is reminiscent of a nursery. This room is situated on the east side of the house having a queen bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $95

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Location Type



Lancaster, PA (LNS) 9 miles

Directions to property:

From Lancaster: From Rt. 30, take Rt. 72 North, go past the traffic light at Sun Hill Rd. and continue about 1/4 mile down the hill. Tea Kettle Inn will be on the right. Take the first entrance to the circular driveway which will be directly after the tan house after the pond. From Hershey: Take Rt. 322 East to Rt. 72 South, go through the borough of Manheim, then cross the railroad tracks. Continue about 1/4 mile up the hill, Tea Kettle Inn will be on the left. Take the second entrance to the circular driveway just before the tan house. From Reading: Take Rt. 222 South to the Lancaster Pike, I-76, West, to exit 266 to Rt. 72 South. Continue with directions from Hershey.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Covered Bridges, Amish Culture, Boutique Shopping, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Guests smoking inside the house will be charged a $500 fee.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome in the company of thoughtful parents.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum for specific holidays and Celtic Fling and Lititz Craft Fair.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimum deposit is one night's lodging to secure the room. We will process your credit card only upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: Due to our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Guests are expected to stay and/or pay for the full number of days that rooms are reserved. In the event that you must cancel your reservations, you will receive a full refund if cancelled 14 days or longer. Less than 14 days, cancellations are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Three days or less, we will retain the deposit and apply it to a future reservation if we cannot re-book the room. If a room is booked, but no cancellation is received, no one shows up, or the room is not taken for whatever reason, the credit card number taken to reserve the room will be charged for all nights booked.
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Patty & Kevin Tompkins

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Kevin and Patty enjoy meeting new people (and old friends) and share a love for hospitality and good food. Kevin enjoys woodworking, camping, and finding that perfect patch of green. Patty's hobbies include reading, researching genealogy, and crafts, crafts, crafts.

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  • Time Served: 7am - 9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Buttermilk Waffles with Baked Apples

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