The Olde Square Inn

127 E Main Street 10 minutes from Lancaster, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1513 USA (Show map)


The Olde Square Inn, our Lancaster County bed & breakfast, was build in the early 1920's in the Colonial Revival style. Setting our accommodations apart from other area B&Bs, we offer a hot, three-course breakfast, coffee and treats available 24 hours, an in-ground pool during the summer months, and handicap accessibility in the child-friendly Carriage House. The Inn is also a beautiful venue for hosting retreats, small weddings, and special celebrations. A pleasant departure from hotels, Olde Square Inn is conveniently located on the historic square of this quaint, but expanding, town. We are just minutes from Highway 283/30 that leads to Hershey, Lancaster, Spooky Nook Sports, York, and Gettysburg. Amtrak, slotted for a $27.5 million update, is located only two blocks away. Our lovely suites and rooms include private baths, mini refrigerators, TV, wireless internet, queen or king beds, air conditioning, and fireplaces or stoves. If you are planning a special occasion, anniversary, or birthday, be sure to check out the Carriage House as the ultimate in privacy and luxury for your Lancaster County getaway.



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

wonderful experience

5 on June 29, 2016

My Partner and I spent a night in this wonderful place on our road trip from Kansas. Nancy is a wonderful, generous hostess and she made our experience perfect. Our room was charming (the old Parlor) and breakfast on the porch was very special. Mount Joy is a charming town and I highly recommend that you stop here for the night if you are in the area.

A beautiful, relaxing and classy B & B

5 on June 11, 2016

This place has a "home away from home" appeal. The Inn Keeper is very friendly and accommodating. The breakfasts are delicious and Nancy has a flair for detail without being fussy. This was our second visit and we prefer this to a hotel in the area. Our son lives nearby and we are happy to have discovered the Olde Square Inn in this quaint little town.

Innkeeper Response
It was so great to have you and your family out again, and it was my pleasure to be able to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. I always enjoy talking with you and enjoyed your extended family as well! Hope to see you again soon!

5 star stay!

4.6 on March 15, 2016

I felt so relaxed, and my daughter was getting married! Nancy, the innkeeper, took care of absolutely everything! It was such a lovely venue, the photos do NOT do it justice! I wish I could describe better, the feeling of being pampered, in such a lovely place!! I questioned my daughter's choice, almost 2 hrs from Philadelphia, but it was so worth the trip! The drive was just lovely, enjoyable, as well!

Innkeeper Response
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed hosting your daughter's wedding and being part of your family's wonderful day. Everyone was relaxed, gracious, and a pleasure to be around. Hope to see all of you you back to celebrate the first anniversary! Thanks so much for choosing Olde Square Inn as your wedding venue.

Valentine's Day Stay

5 on February 18, 2016

Nancy was such a gracious host. She made us feel welcomed right off the bat. We'll return to The Olde Square Inn someday and highly recommend others choosing it for their stay when in Mt. Joy.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


5 on February 14, 2016

Our stay was outstanding, the breakfast was one of the best we ever had. The staff was very friendly and help-full. I would definitely recommend The Olde Square Inn to all my friends and relatives. Thanks again Bob and Sue

Innkeeper Response
Hi, Bob and Sue! It's people like you who make Innkeeping such a great experience. Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to review. Hope to see you again soon!

Carriage House

5 on February 10, 2016

Everything was perfect. We have stayed here in the past and always loved it. This time was especially good due to the new owner's over-the-top friendliness and welcoming demeanor. Breakfast was excellent!! We will be returning as often as possible in the future. Highly recommend!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. So happy to welcome you back and I'm happy you enjoyed your stay under our ownership. Friendly and welcoming guests make it easy for us to be friendly and welcoming owners! Thanks again!

Nancy's Serenity

4.0 on January 17, 2016

1st B&B ever and what a wonderful experience! Warm & welcoming! Nancy and her staff created an awesome 1st time experience we won't soon forget.

Olde Square Inn

4.2 on January 17, 2016

Excellent service! Food was beyond amazing. Rooms were nice. Our room just happened to be above the kitchen so it was a little noisy in the morning. We would stay here again.

Olde Square Inn

5 on January 15, 2016

An Excellent experience!

Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on January 06, 2016

My fiancee and I truly loved our stay at Old Square Inn. The host was very lovely and we felt so welcomed. The rooms were very cozy and relaxing. I definitely refer my family and friends to stay here. I hope to be able to come again and stay soon. Breakfast was delicious too.

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Rooms & Rates


A true guest favorite and located right off our dining room, the Summerfield is a beautiful, large, sun-filled guest room with unique leaded glass windows. The breath-taking queen Victorian Mansion bed takes center-stage and is the first thing you see when you walk through the double doors. Although this large room does not have a closet, the matching armoire has hanging space and ample drawer space to tuck away all of your possessions. A chestnut wood table and upholstered chairs fit right into the curve of the exquisite bay window area, just right for enjoying the fireplace or reading the newspaper. The Summerfield has a cozy private bath with a shower. Your vanity area offers room for your cosmetics and toiletries and whatever you might bring to get your day started. Once the home's original dining room, the Summerfield is located at the back of the Inn on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


The Antebellum is aptly decorated with a stunning queen sized, plantation-style bed and elegant magnolia wallpaper. You'll be drawn in by the beautiful carvings that enhance the massive posters on this magnificent bed and will find it difficult not to stretch out for a luxurious afternoon nap. Your private bath has beautiful, large, sunny windows (curtained for privacy, of course!), and a standard tub and shower, along with a lovely pedestal sink. It's the perfect place for putting on makeup or getting ready for your day. There is so much to see and do, and when you've come home from a great day of sightseeing or shopping, treat yourself to a cup of tea and a late-night snack from our common area. Stay downstairs to chat, or carry it up to your room and curl up on the love seat. Read a book, turn on the TV, watch the fire -- a great little getaway is just waiting for you! The Antebellum is located at the front of the Inn on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Rich chocolate-colored walls, teals, and off-whites grace this room for a lovely and relaxing stay. The beautiful antique white iron bed offers the welcome of a refreshing night's sleep. You'll be ready to take on your day, but might want to lounge a little in your comfortable, queen-sized bed. A two-person shower in your large private bath and a large vanity area give plenty of room to get ready in the morning or turn in at night. With ample space for your toiletries, you'll find everything within easy reach for a stress-free morning. The charming fireplace flanked by occasional chairs make a great place to sip a comforting beverage. With coffee, tea, and light snacks available all day, you might be tempted to stay in -- but you won't want to miss any of the restaurants and adventures available to you! The Charleston is located on the second floor at the back of the Inn near the Grand Balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Elizabeth Anne

A wrought-iron open canopy bed graced with beautiful sheer fabric is the feature of this lovely second floor room. With its location at the back of the Inn, you can enjoy the view of the patio and gardens while relaxing at the table and chairs by the large window. Let go of the day's stressors and take a long soak in your one-person whirlpool tub. Your private full bath also has an antique pedestal sink and an original architectural feature -- a built-in medicine cabinet put in when the home was constructed in the early 1900s. Even the commodehas a unique way of flushing! For a great night's sleep, snuggle into your queen-sized bed, and in the winter months, keep toasty with a fire burning in the cozy gas fireplace. You won't want to get out of bed until the smell of a delicious breakfast cooking lures you down the stairs. Don't worry, it will be worth the trip! The Elizabeth Anne is located on the second floor at the back of the Inn with a beautiful summer garden view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Themes of an English foxhunt adorn this corner room of our beautiful Inn. The buttery yellow walls play up the rich hues in the furniture and bedding, as a marble topped dresser fully complements queen-sized, cherry sleigh bed. This outstanding bed is luxuriously decorated with elegant Ralph Lauren linens. A cozy room without a closet, you'll still find plenty of space to tuck away and hang up clothing on the cloths tree provided. With it's proximity to a grand shared balcony area, you'll find yourself spending warm evenings sipping a cool beverage and watching the town of Mount Joy from a great sky view, or later, maybe identifying constellations in the night sky. The large bath area features a tub and shower, and pedestal sink. You'll find plenty of space for your toiletries and cosmetics, making it easy breezy to get ready for your day sightseeing, shopping, or poking around town. Foxfire is located on the second floor in the front of the Inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Third Floor Suite

Our suite is located on the third floor of our beautiful Inn and with windows on all sides of the home, offers a 360 view of the area. The suite can accommodate up to four guests and features both a king and a queen-sized bed. Rates are based on double occupancy with a $25 charge per extra person per night. A private bath boasts an oversized spa tub with a hand-held shower, private chamber and an extra vanity area. Cozy up on your full sized sofa to enjoy a movie or the ambiance of your fireplace, or enjoy a book in the little reading nook. Our luxurious Third Floor Suite is complete with a TV and DVD player, WiFi, and of course, mini fridge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Carriage House

With its private and complete accommodations separate from the main house, the Carriage House it is a great choice for romantic weekends, girlfriend getaways, or even Pennsylvania family vacations. Walk inside and you'll find a sitting area with a sofa ready for lounging and watching TV. It can later be pulled out to a queen-sized bed suitable for up to two extra guests. The kitchenette includes a sink, mini-fridge, microwave, coffeepot, and a table and chair set for a convenient spot to enjoy a snack. An added feature of the Carriage House is the lovely three-sided gas fireplace which you can enjoy as you relax on the sofa and talk over the day's events, or as you snuggle up in your queen-sized bed. An extra-large shower roomy enough for two and two sinks in the bathroom make it easy for couples or families to get ready for a day out, while the separate chamber allows for complete privacy. Don't forget to join us in the main dining room from 8:30 - 9:30 for fresh hot coffee, tea, juice and a three-course breakfast with lots of homemade treats. You might never want to go home! The Carriage House can accommodate up to four people. Rates are based on double occupancy. There is a $25 charge per extra person per night. There is no charge for children under a year old.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location Type

Small town


Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 22.8 miles

Directions to property:

From Harrisburg International Airport 1 Terminal Drive, Middletown, PA 17057 1. Get on State Rte 3032 - 4 min (0.7 mi). 2. Take PA-283 E to PA-772 W in Rapho Township. Take the PA-772 exit from PA-283 E - 18 min (19.9 mi). 3. Continue on PA-772 W. Drive to 127 E Main St in Mount Joy. PA - 5 min (2.2 mi).

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , In-ground swimming pool, walking distance to Bube's Brewery and other nearby restaurants, just 4 miles from Spooky Nook Sports complex.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3pm - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 11 years welcomed in the Carriage House
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No See website for policy
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends 2 nights.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a one-night deposit at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: There is a $25 charge for all cancellations. Additionally those made less than a week of arrival date are subject to $100 charge, including costs of packages or add-ons. Cancellations made within 72 hours of check-in date and no-shows will be charged the full price of the room rate, including costs of packages or ad-ons. Sorry, there are no refunds for early departures.



Nancy Skee

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About the innkeepers

In its 25 years as a B&B, Nancy is the third Innkeeper at Olde Square Inn and is fulfilling a dream in becoming its caretaker. Before taking over, she had a great 24 year career in teaching and prior was in business. She has a background in training & development, interior design, entertaining and theater. Nancy feels she’s “come home” and is fortunate to to be able to run the Inn with the help of family, friends and community. She welcomes you to share in the beauty of this lovely inn.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Outdoors, weather permitting., Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Please let us know in advance of food allergies or special needs and we will do our best to make accommodations to start your day off right.