Category: Things to Do

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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Amish Mud Sales in Lancaster 2022

Every year, the Lancaster County community comes together to support local volunteer fire companies through various mud sales. The sales start in early spring and continue into the fall. Amish mud sales will be held in several towns and will feature items sold on consignment, with monies going toward various volunteer fire companies.

From the Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale Feb. 25-26 to the Gordonville Fall Sale and Auction Sept. 17, you’re sure to find one worth attending. You’ll find a comprehensive list at LancasterPa.com.

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beer versus wine

What Is Better for You, Beer or Wine? (Enjoy Both in Lancaster County)

Beer and wine may add to your enjoyment during your leisure time. Over the years, many have posed the question: Which is better for you, beer or wine? Beer offers more nutritional value than wine, however, wine contains fewer calories. Moreover, red wine provides antioxidants. Both beer and wine can provide some health benefits when consumed in moderation. Your health goals and personal preference determine the best of the two. 

With this question not having a clear-cut answer, one might have to do some research and explore the options available. Lancaster is home to many great breweries and wineries for such discovery, and an extended stay at AmishView Inn & Suites will give you the time you need to taste the best beers and wines in the area.

First, let’s get into some details about beer and wine and answer some questions you might have.

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Amish thanksgiving

Enjoy an Amish Thanksgiving During an Extended Weekend in Lancaster County

While October’s peak foliage attracts many visitors to the area, soon guests will have holidays on their minds and we can’t think of a better destination than Lancaster County for a celebration of blessings and bountiful harvests!

We have rooms and suites offering breathtaking views of Amish Country and encourage you to call for availability as soon as possible. Visit our site’s Offers page to see updated information on special packages and enhancements to your accommodations.

Read further to learn more about Thanksgiving in Lancaster County.

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Where to Stay Near Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster

Sight and Sound Theatres, Lancaster, PA, just announced David as their newest show for 2022 (March 12 – December 31). Master Poet. Fearless Warrior. Anointed King. After unprecedented victories lead to devastating failures, this passionate warrior will face the biggest battle of all: the one within himself. Experience one of the most legendary Bible stories as it comes to life in this brand-new stage production. David is a story that is sure to captivate audiences of all ages!

With Sight & Sound’s announcement of David for 2022, AmishView Inn & Suites is noticing an uptick in future individual and group reservations. Located only 12 minutes from the Theatre, AmishView Inn & Suites is an ideal choice for your Lancaster County stay. And, did we mention we have the best complimentary hot breakfast in the area? Continue reading

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Visit Lancaster County During Mud Sale Season 2021

(Link to 2022 Updates)
Mud sales in Lancaster County are back this year! It’s not the full lineup that we’re used to, but some mud sales are still planned for 2021.

What’s a Mud Sale?Amish quilt for mud sales in Lancaster County

Mud sales are auctions and large “yard sale” type events mostly held in the spring in Lancaster County. The weather usually brings spring showers, which can create muddy grounds.

Members of the Plain Community as well as “English” (non-Amish or Mennonite) residents and visitors attend the events to find great prices on items, including Amish-made quilts, farm tools and equipment, and more.

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Experience Lancaster County Craft Beer and Adults-Only Lodging

There are thousands of craft breweries throughout the United States and despite the challenges of pandemic restrictions, many of these microbreweries are still open and producing great-tasting beer. Lancaster County is a top craft-beer destination and AmishView Inn & Suites is the perfect hotel choice for your weekend to explore craft beer in Lancaster County. Continue reading