Built in 1860, the Apple Bin Inn is located in the center 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 America Music Theater, "Sight & Sound" Theater, Strasburg Railroad, Dutch Wonderland, antique & outlet shopping, and all the sights & attractions that make Amish Country famous! Your hosts, Karen & Tom Simpson, cordially invite you to come and experience the relaxed atmosphere and renowned hospitality of the Apple Bin Inn.
5 on August 12, 2018
The amenities and hospitality rank right up there with the wonderful breakfasts. This was our 3rd stay in the past year and we will continue to use the Apple Bin as our home base when we visit Lancaster County.
We love it when there are return visitors at the Inn. It validates we are doing something right. In your case, we must be doing more than one thing right. Thank you for your kind words and return visits. We look forward to your next visit.
- Karen (Innkeeper/Owner)
5 on September 02, 2017
Karen is a great hostess. My bed was super comfortable, the sheets smelled so good, I loved snuggling in with some great magazines provided. Karen made sure I got a fresh pot of coffee by 5:15am before my morning run. She was amazing. A great stay.
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. It was a pleasure hosting your visit. We look forward to your next stay in Lancaster County.
- Karen (Innkeeper/Owner)
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 setting.you done good jamie & steve. thank you for the great stay,we will be back. thank you bob & monica k. from ohio.
The Braeburn Cottage is a separate two-story retreat with it's own distinctive country décor. It?s private, it?s charming, and it?s all yours during your stay! You can relax by the flickering flames of the gas fireplace in your living room cuddled up with an Amish crafted quillow. Consider enjoying your favorite movie on your in-room personal DVD player with your 32" flat panel TV. Enjoy a snack in your well-appointed dining room. There are several restaurants nearby that offer take out or delivery service. Afterward, spend the night snuggled up in the acorn post bed in the master bedroom upstairs. The uniquely tiled Private Bathroom has plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer. There?s even a small sleeping nook located outside the master bedroom ? perfect for an additional guest. There's also an optional 2nd bedroom available downstairs with a full size bed or a day bed in the living room that converts to twin beds. All of this makes the Braeburn Cottage the perfect getaway for romantic couples, families with children, or business travelers.
Pamper yourself in the beautiful Cortland Suite. The queen-size canopy bed, with pillow-top mattress, is adorned with a lovely matelassé coverlet, crisp linens, embroidered pillowcases, and a warm down comforter? the perfect suite to dream the night away! The bedroom also features a cherry roll-top desk and an Amish crafted quillow. The cozy separate sitting room includes a pleasant all-season electric fireplace, perfect for snuggling, reading, knitting, or watching a favorite movie on your flat panel TV. The Cortland Suite includes an ensuite Private Bath, with plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer.
The Gala Suite features a queen-size canopy bed, adorned with a lovely matelassé coverlet, down comforter, embroidered pillowcases and an Amish crafted quillow. Your suite includes a large separate sitting room with a pleasant all-season electric fireplace, a flat panel TV & DVD player, beadboard walls, a wing back chair & comfy recliner. Enjoy a comfortable writing desk, and diverse reading selections! The Gala Suite includes an ensuite Private Bath, with plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer.
Breathe in the moonlight on your private balcony in the Empire Room, and snuggle under crisp linens, lovely matelassé coverlet, down comforter, or an Amish crafted quillow on your queen-size tall 4-poster bed. Includes a pleasant all-season electric fireplace, elegant loveseat, antique writing desk, and flat panel TV with DVD player. Awaken to the morning sun and magnolia blossoms, and the aroma of a scrumptious country breakfast. The Empire Room includes an ensuite Private Bath, with plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hair dryer.
While birds sing and squirrels play outside your door, you'll enjoy the cozy comfort and rustic ambiance of the McIntosh Room. The McIntosh Room features a private patio entrance, cathedral ceiling, relaxing wingback chair, queen size platform bed, and comfy loveseat. There's also a flat panel TV with DVD player and a pleasant all-season electric fireplace. If you have a 3rd person, the fold-out sleeper sofa will accommodate them (including children). The McIntosh Room is now available for pet friendly lodging. The room includes a large crate with a cushy pillow for your furry friend's comfort while you are out and about. Give us a call or see our Policies page for details. This first-floor room has an ensuite Private Bath, with plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hair dryer. Reminiscent of a forest or lake cabin, it's the ideal cozy hideaway. During warmer months, our flowered patio gazebo is right outside your door!
The Braeburn Cottage is a separate two-story retreat with it?s own distinctive country décor. It's private, it's charming, and it's all yours during your stay! You can relax by the flickering flames of the gas fireplace in your living room cuddled up with an Amish crafted quillow. Consider enjoying your favorite movie on your in-room personal DVD player with your 32? flat panel TV. Enjoy a snack in your well-appointed dining room. There are several restaurants nearby that offer take out or delivery service. Afterward, spend the night snuggled up in the acorn post bed in the master bedroom upstairs. The uniquely tiled Private Bathroom has plush towels, guest toiletries, massage shower head, and hairdryer. There's even a small sleeping nook located outside the master bedroom ? perfect for an additional guest. There's also an optional 2nd bedroom available downstairs with a full size bed or a day bed in the living room that converts to twin beds. All of this makes the Braeburn Cottage the perfect getaway for romantic couples, families with children, or business travelers.
Amish Country, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Heart of Lancaster County, Small town
Lancaster, PA (LNS) 10 miles
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 give us a call if you need more specific directions (717)464-5881.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, 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, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Movie library, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , DVD players, Massage Shower Heads, Parking (free, off-street, lighted), Antique Heirloom Quilts, Complimentary Soft Drinks & Snacks
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
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
Karen & Tom Simpson
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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.
Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten-free, Allergy/Sensitivity
Blueberry French Toast Casserole
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