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Christmas Traditions in Amish Country

Amish Country Christmas Traditions & Customs

The Christmas traditions in Amish Country are full of old-fashioned customs and activities that keep the holiday season alive. Christmas is a special time for many of us, but for the Amish, it’s a chance to come together and celebrate their culture. Whether you live nearby or plan on visiting one day soon, you won’t want to miss out on experiencing these unique holiday traditions for yourself! From candlelit decorations to special meals shared among family members or friends, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience!  Let’s take a look at some of these unique holiday traditions.

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What is a Boutique Hotel?

Make Unique Memories on Your Next Vacation

Looking for a unique and customized travel experience? Consider booking a stay at a boutique hotel! Though the term “boutique hotel” might conjure up images of luxury and extravagance, there’s much more to these types of accommodations than meets the eye. Read on to learn all about boutique hotels, including what they are, where they got their start, and what you can expect when staying at one.

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The Charm of Fall in Lancaster PA

Fall in Lancaster Pennsylvania is a must-see!

Enjoy the charm of fall in Lancaster PA. As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather gets colder, there’s no better place to be than in Lancaster Pennsylvania. With so many charming things to see and do, you’ll fall in love with fall, all over again. From taking in the sights of Lancaster County, to enjoying all the delicious local food, here’s why fall in Lancaster PA is a must-see.

One of a Kind Amish Country Tradition

Lancaster County is famous for its Amish community, which provides plenty of charming sights to see and adventures to experience. Take a horse and buggy ride through the rolling hills or visit an Amish farm for a taste of country living. You can also find plenty of local craftsmanship in the many shops around Lancaster County. Be sure to pick up some Thanksgiving decorations while you’re there! 

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5 Tips for Booking Holiday Travel 2022

How to reduce travel stress and enjoy your holiday more

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re planning on booking holiday travel this year, now is the time to start planning and booking your trip. Planning a trip can be stressful, and often overwhelming. Waiting until the last minute can make prices spike and availability limited.  By following these five tips, you can ensure that you and your family will have a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season. 

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Booking The Perfect Honeymoon Suite

Romantic Honeymoon Suites Near Me

Booking the perfect honeymoon suite can be overwhelming. You have probably already spent the last year planning your wedding and big day, so of course you want to make sure your honeymoon is perfect too. A newlywed couple’s honeymoon is very important as it is the first time you get to spend quality time with each other as a married couple and to connect without the distractions of everyday life. Booking the perfect honeymoon suite can be fun and stress free when you know what to look for. Here are some things to consider when booking your romantic getaway.

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Unique Vacation Ideas – Must Visit Hidden Gems in Amish Country

Top Reasons to Visit Amish Country PA on your Unique Vacation

If you’re like most people, you want your much deserved travel time to be used for a unique vacation that offer experiences that are very different than your everyday life. Your vacation should be relaxing, but also allow you to learn and experience different foods, music and cultures. With the changing world, it isn’t always easy to get out of the country to experience these things anymore. Fortunately, now you can have a unique vacation full of fun and unforgettable experiences with your family, without breaking the bank. The best part is that you can do that right here in the United States! Not in the US? Seeing and experiencing all that Pennsylvania’s Amish Country has to offer is definitely worth a trip over!

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Amish Farming Traditions Survive in 21st Century

A trip to Lancaster County is not complete without getting a firsthand look at Amish farming.  Whether you take in the views of the countryside on the Strasburg Railroad, drive down the winding roads of the eastern part of the county by car, or visit the tourist attractions such as  Plain & Fancy Farm, or The Amish Farm & House, you don’t want to miss this very integral part of  Lancaster County.

In today’s fast-paced world, a trip through Amish farming country takes the visitor back to an earlier time when family, faith, and friendships were the focus instead of speed, spending, and over-scheduling.

The Amish have a long history of farming with horses and mules, dating back to when horse-drawn plows were first used to break up the earth.  While some newer Amish farms have begun to use tractor-drawn equipment, many Amish farmers still prefer to use horse-drawn implements.  The Amish believe that farming with horses and mules is a more humane way of raising crops, as it allows the animals to play an active role in the process, making Amish farming more environmentally friendly.

Stewards of the Land

This may seem to be a step back in technology, but there are actually several advantages to farming with animals.  For one, horses and mules are much less likely to compact the soil than heavy machinery.  The Amish see this as taking care of the soil, being better stewards of the earth. They also believe that it allows them to connect with the land in a deeper way, to stay close to nature and to live in accordance with God’s will. As one Amish farmer stated, “Using horses helps us remember that we’re farming God’s land, not just working it.”

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June Special Events in Dutch Country

Activities galore are in store for you when you visit various Pennsylvania Dutch areas of Lancaster County in June.

  • Support a worthy cause— shop the wares offered by Middletown Piecemakers Quilt Guild at the Quilt Shop at Miller’s from June 8 to July 13–and your purchases will benefit a wonderful group of quilters who are doing marvelous things to brighten the lives of those in need with their colorful handmade items.
  • Experience local food, music, history, and community at Intercourse Heritage Days June 17-18.
  • Add a spark to your visit with our special Getaway Enhancement – a discounted package of benefits when you book your hotel room at the best place to stay in Lancaster, Amishview Inn and Suites.

Middletown Quilt Guild

June is Benefit Month at the Quilt Shop at Miller’s!  From June 8 to July 13, you can enjoy shopping from a broad range of quilts, crafts, and other handy items, with the proceeds from this sale benefiting the Middletown Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

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Types of Amish Quilts: Plan a Weekend in Lancaster to Learn More

In Amish and Mennonite communities, quilts mark milestones such as marriage and birth. The creativity, craftsmanship, and detail that goes into each quilt makes them highly desirable and valuable. Amish quilts are displayed in art museums, admired for their beauty and the skills needed to create them. Yet they also are available in local country stores.

What are the types of Amish quilts? In Lancaster, you will find Amish quilts in these general categories:

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Weekend Getaway for Couples in Pa: Escape to Amish Country

It’s been a challenging two years, hasn’t it? But with mask mandates lifting and COVID cases diminishing, folks are shedding cabin fever.

Are you among the many looking for a weekend getaway for couples in Pennsylvania? At AmishView Inn and Suites, couples get a boutique hotel experience. With farm views, nearby shops, and access to Amish experiences, a weekend getaway in Lancaster County can be jam-packed with fun activities or completely serene with plenty of on-site amenities.

Many of our guests return year after year. Couples looking for a romantic getaway often choose AmishView, opting to stay at our five-story adults-only hotel building.

“Once a month, we get away from the everyday hustle of work to focus on us,” one guest recently shared. “The peace of the grounds, with its picturesque scene, the AmishView sunsets, the Grand King Room with the tub…I look forward to every visit, time and time again.” Read further for ideas for a great weekend getaway for couples in PA.

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