Apple Bin Inn

2835 Willow Street Pike N , Willow Street, PA 17584-9501 USA (Show map)


Built in 1865, the Apple Bin Inn is located in the heart of Lancaster County and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Our accommodations (including rooms, suites, and a private cottage) are ideal for romantic couples, families, and business travelers alike. You'll awaken each morning to a scrumptious full country breakfast, served with china, silver, & fine linens. We are just minutes from "Sight & Sound" Theatres, Strasburg Railroad, Dutch Wonderland, antique & outlet shopping, and all the sights and attractions that make Amish Country famous! Your hosts, Steve & Jamie Shane, cordially invite you to come and experience the relaxed atmosphere and renowned hospitality of the Apple Bin Inn.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great and Nice B and B

4.8 on December 01, 2014

Me and my wife stayed for 1 week in this B and B and enjoyed the great hospitallity from Steve and Jamie. The breakfast was every morning an surprise and was excellent. A great place to visit Amish County. Our stay was in the first week of september 2014. Wim and Marja Boer Soest, The Netherlands

Wonderful B&B

5 on August 19, 2014

Apple Bin Inn is one of the best B&B's I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Jamie and Steve were welcoming and wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented and served on china, they were very happy to accommodate any special requests and remembered them each morning. The rooms were beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean! We spent 4 nights in the empire room which has a private balcony, we felt like the Apple Bin was our home away from home. Steven and Jamie gave us great suggestions on places to visit and restaurants to enjoy complete with directions and maps.

Cozy Cottage

4.6 on May 11, 2014

We loved our stay at the "cottage" - so quaint and everything we needed. Plenty of room for 2 couples who were good friends, or a family. We spent the day, after a beautifully served and equally delicious breakfast, out touring the countryside thanks to hints "off the beaten track" from Jamie and Steve. They are most hospitable and went out of their way to ,make our experience in Lancaster County one that we would want to repeat, and we do.

Cozy, rustic, and so close to everything!

5 on May 03, 2014

We were looking for a B&B to rest our heads while we were in Lancaster for a convention. We chose the Apple Bin Inn for its location and for the fact that there was a room available with a private entrance - an absolute necessity since our hours were going to be unpredictable. Much to our delight, the experience was so much more than we had planned on. Steve, Jamie, and Daisy the cat were gracious and charming hosts. Steve regaled us with stories of the history of the building and the area, and is always ready with a recommendation for a restaurant or a destination. Jamie's cooking is superb - the baked oatmeal unexpected, yet phenomenal. The McIntosh Room is almost like having one's own cabin. The grounds are quiet, with just the occasional soft whoosh of traffic there to remind you how close you are to everything - minutes from downtown Lancaster, a short, and beautiful, drive to Lancaster County's many rustic little towns, and walking distance to several restaurants and shops. The Apple Bin Inn is perfect for couples, families, sports enthusiasts, conventioneers, history buffs - really, anyone. We can't wait for our next trip up! Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend!

Exceptional Accommodations

5 on November 17, 2013

This was our first stay at a B&B. We didn't know what to expect although we read may of the reviews of previous visitors. Almost all reviews were exceptional in all areas and we couldn't agree more. Jamie and Steve were gracious hosts. Their home provided the cozy, comfortable atmosphere that made you feel like you were family. What a cook...Jamie skill at the stove makes you feel as though you are at home with mom or grandma.. Rooms were spotless, amenities were outstanding, movies, games, library, drinks, snacks, etc. If you didn't feel like family when you arrived you certainly felt like it when you left. We cannot say enough about them opening their B&B to Veterans which shows how great full they are for our service. Thanks Steve and Jamie, we will be back. Glenn & Mim - Yardley, Pennsylvania.

A Little Piece of Heaven

5 on September 24, 2013

We should have known from our first phone call with Steve that the experience at our second B&B would be fantastic and he and his lovely wife Jamie exceeded every one of our expectations! We slept in the Gala Room which included a very comfortable bed (with a homemade quilt) and a separate TV room with two comforable chairs and snacks! The bathroom was perfect and stocked with soaps and other items that you would have in your very own home. Aside from the comfortable facilities, we cannot describe the warmth that we received from Steve and Jamie during all our interactions including the outstanding breakfasts, recommendations for day trips, and dinner. We followed their directions as we visited the Amish Country and could not have been happier with our visit to an Amish farm for homemade ice cream; a country store for freshly made soft pretzels; and the Central Market in Bird in Hand. Their dinner suggestions were spot one and in fact, we ate twice at the Fireside Inn! We can't wait to return to theApple Bin Inn and also, to refer this fabulous B&B to our friends and relatives. Thank you Steve and Jamie for an oustanding time at your home and for giving us a little piece of heaven during our vacaation.

Outstanding Return Visit

5 on September 22, 2013

We just completed our 4th visit to the Apple Bin Inn this weekend and it keeps getting better and better. It’s getting to the point where we start speculating about what fantastic breakfast Jamie and Steve will dish up weeks in advance of our trip. And, of course, breakfast is always better than our highest expectations. For those of you who are considering a stay at the Apple Bin Inn, not only will the meal be a treat but you will enjoy meeting the other guests at breakfast who have, without fail, been a very interesting and nice group of people. This was our second stay in the Gala Suite and it is as comfortable as our own bedroom at home. It has a separate room where one of us can watch TV or the movies without bothering the other in the bedroom. Unfortunately, there is a very comfortable recliner chair which makes it almost impossible for us to stay awake watching TV. We’ve also stayed in the Empire Room twice which has its own unique charms like the balcony where one can enjoy sitting outside when the weather is nice. The Apple Bin Inn is centrally located among the various tourist spots so you are never more than 15 or 20 minutes away from most places and are only 5 – 10 minutes away from downtown Lancaster. Steve and Jamie are immensely knowledgeable about the Lancaster area and are very helpful with advice on what to see and where to go without being obtrusive. They are two very genuinely nice people. Another resource that we have found invaluable is the Apple Bin Inn’s list of restaurants. We have visited about half of the restaurants on the list and we have enjoyed each one. Thank you Steve and Jamie for another outstanding visit and we look forward to seeing you next year!

great stay

4.8 on November 12, 2012

was our first for a bed & breakfast stay. actually better then a hotel,it was very homey and comfy in the house. felt like a home away from home. the breakfast both mornings was very awesome and very well presented in a home done good jamie & steve. thank you for the great stay,we will be back. thank you bob & monica k. from ohio.

Weekend Getaway

5 on October 24, 2012

I had the pleasure and good luck to stay at the Apple Bin Inn on Columbus Day Weekend. My sister-in-law, daughter-in-law and I had decided we needed a break from our busy lives. I went on-line and even the name "Apple Bin Inn" sounded restful to me. We ended up having a great time. Steve and Jamie go out of there way to make you feel at home and the breakfasts!!!!!! They are very familiar with the area and got us right where we wanted to go every time. This is the first time any of us had stayed in a B&B and we were very satisfied. Thank you Steve and Jamie for making us feel at home. I would highly recommend the Apple Bin Inn to anyone that wants a great getaway!! Thanks again and God Bless! Kim, Patti Rae and Bobby Jo

a 10 star B&B with 10 star innkeepers

5 on August 26, 2012

This is our third time staying at the Apple Bin Inn, and far from our last. This time we brought my 85 year old mother. Mom wanted to see the B&B that we talk so highly of and the innkeepers that we consider friends. Jaime and Steve are just that...friends. Mom was very impressed with the beautiful B&B especially on the cleanliness and how accommodating Jaime and Steve are to their guest (friends). They greet you with open arms and hugs as if you were family. We stayed in the Macintosh room again and it was spotless and comfortable. And don't get me started on the breakfast. Jaime never stops to amaze us with her breakfast choice . She is outstanding. Steve is one lucky guy when it comes to dinner time! They must be meals to die for. Ask for an extra homemade muffin or two for the ride home and they will put it in a baggy for you. Don't forget to ask Steve for directions to Lapp's Farms Ice Cream stand it's something you can miss going too. Steve will map out directions for you. Ask for the scenic route, a little bit longer but you see the beautiful country and farms. Steve will also tell you where to pick up the best fruit and veggies and the best corn. We love this place and now so does mom.

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Rooms & Rates

Cortland Suite

Enjoy the cozy charm of our beautiful Cortland Suite. This 2-room suite features a Queen-size canopy bed with pillow-top mattress, cherry rolltop desk, sitting room with comfy loveseat, flat panel cable TV DVD, fireplace, and ensuite Private Bath with t

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

Gala Suite

Welcome to the Gala Suite, a spacious 2-room getaway complete with your own private library and recliner! The suite features a Queen- size canopy bed, flat panel cable TV, DVD player, writing desk, fireplace, and ensuite Private Bath with tub/shower.

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

Braeburn Cottage, with 2 bedrooms

Enjoy all of the amenities and comfort of the Braeburn Cottage, including its ground-floor 2nd Bedroom with extra vanity. Perfect for families or girlfriend getaways!

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

Braeburn Cottage, with 1 bedroom

You'll just love the Braeburn Cottage! Cuddle by the gas fireplace, plan your day, or just relax. Then enjoy sweet dreams in the cozy 2nd-floor master bedroom! Includes private bath, living room, dining room, cable TV with DVD, refrigerator & microwave

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Empire Room

Soak up the moonlight on the private balcony of our delightful Empire Room, with its tall Queen-size four-poster bed, flat panel cable TV DVD, fireplace, comfy loveseat, antique desk, and ensuite Private Bath with tub/shower.

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

McIntosh Room

Sweet dreams await you in the cozy comfort of this rustic ground-floor room, with private patio entrance, cathedral ceiling, flat panel cable TV DVD, all-season electric fireplace, and ensuite Private Bath. During warmer months you'll love the flowered

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Amish Country, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Heart of Lancaster County, Small town


Lancaster, PA (LNS) 10 miles

Directions to property:

The Apple Bin Inn is located in the town of Willow Street, in the heart of Lancaster County. We are located on Rt. 272 N, about 3 miles South of downtown Lancaster City, between Rt. 741 and Penn Grant Road. Please call our toll-free number if you need more specific directions.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, "Sight & Sound" Theatre, Dutch Wonderland, Amish Buggy Rides, Hot-Air Balloon Rides, Amish Country attractions, Strasburg Railroad, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Board games, Movie library, Parking , DVD players, Massage Shower Heads, Parking (free, off-street, lighted), Antique Heirloom Quilts, Complimentary Soft Drinks & Snacks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Golfing, Outlet Malls, Museums, Historic Sites, Wineries, Covered Bridges, Antiques and Quilt Shopping, Live Theaters & Concerts, Amish attractions & Buggy Rides, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking allowed in outdoor picnic & patio areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children of all ages welcome! Please call for details.
  • Childcare Provided: No Parents are expected to supervise their children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No But you're welcome to play with our two wonderful cats.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Certain holidays and peak weekends may require a two-night minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A valid credit card is required to secure your reservation.
  • Cancellations: - Cancellations within 3 days of your scheduled arrival date (7 days for peak holiday weekends) will be charged for one night, or 50% of the total reservation amount, whichever is greater. - "No-shows" or premature check-outs will be charged the full amount of the reservation. - Group reservations (3 or more rooms) require email and credit card information for each room booked.



Karen & Tom Simpson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , BB Bunny

About the innkeepers

Tom’s love of fly fishing, experience as a guide, & knowledge of outdoor recreation activities help guests to realize the vast nature-related resources in the area. Karen is most passionate about event planning and yoga. A registered yoga teacher, Karen loves that her students find peace and strength in her classes. Always focused on the “total experience,” guests of the Apple Bin Inn will find her attention to the small things make all the difference in their stay.

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  • Time Served: 8:00AM or 8:30AM sharp
  • Serving Location: 1865 Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten-free, Allergy/Sensitivity