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“Serene Stay in Amish Heartland”

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Rocky Springs Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #11 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
North Bend, Oregon
1 review
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“Serene Stay in Amish Heartland”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

I chose Rocky Springs B & B for a one night stay and only regret we could not stay longer. Verna the innkeeper is a paragon of gentle hospitality, and provides a splendid Pennsylvania Dutch breakfast, hosted in nice weather on the back deck of the immaculate historic home which lies on spacious, well-kept property. The ammenities are modern, as is the air conditioning, but the hospitality is warm and timeless. We'd stay again without hesitation if ever in Lancaster County.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We were looking for a bed and breakfast that wasn't on a busy street. Also, part of the b&b experience for me is having a leisurely breakfast outside, overlooking something green. And we found these things here. Verna the innkeeper is just lovely and instantly ready to help. Her breakfasts were superb. She picked fresh blackberries, made some fresh mint tea, which my husband loved. The place is also spotless, another important point.The only reason I didn't give this place 5 stars is because of some missed opportunities the owner has relating to the location. The b&b is located on the site of a century-old amusement park. But you don't know this when you turn into the place. When you drive in, you pass some dilapidated buildings. At first, we thought we were in the wrong place. Then we spotted the b&b behind all that. The history on this place is really amazing; it'd be great if it could be showcased more. The owner should paint those buildings at the entrance and put up a big colorful sign that explains what this place was. Nevertheless, it was a great experience. You get the quiet of a b&b, but you're also minutes away from most attractions. The bed and pillows were super comfortable, by the way. I recommend this b&b highly!

Room Tip: We stayed in the 1st floor Emma Belle room. The room is large; so is the bathroom. It's a little...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We were looking for a restful place to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary and selected Rocky Springs B & B because they offered an accessible room, not always available in B & Bs. Talking with Verna on the phone was the beginning of a wonderful experience with the B & B. The room was definitely accessible and very comfortable, including having a TV in the room. The breakfasts were very special. Where else do you get freshly picked cherries for breakfast! Eating on the patio in that beautiful setting was the perfect way to start the day even for someone who is not a morning person. Verna went out of her way to help all of the guests as they planned their day. The web site shows rocking chairs on the porch and they make an ideal place to read and relax. We look forward to another visit there. As long as Verna is there you can be guaranteed a great stay.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lake Grove, New York
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Our stay at Rocky Springs B&B was beyond our expectations. Verna, who is the innkeeper is a true professional. She provided a room that was immaculate. The home was warm and inviting, and the grounds were a treasure. There is so much Lancaster history behind this historic property! The grounds are spacious and beautiful, and end at a picturesque river. The whole atmosphere around this property was so tranquil. Verna created a breakfast that was by far the best we have had so far. It was delicious, and a literal work of art. We can not say enough good things about this B&B! We hope to return soon. Thank you Verna!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Figari room. It was fantastic. We saw the cottage, and it looked like a great con...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Funkstown, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Rocky Springs B&B is a wonderful, peaceful & relaxing B&B tucked away on a beautiful piece of property. The property was an amusement park, some of the parks buildings still remain on the property, my husband really enjoyed the history that this piece of property has. This was just the weekend that my husband & I needed to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the cottage and it was lovely, decorated just like a cottage should be with all the comforts of home and very clean. Verna the inn-keeper was very welcoming and a very, very good cook. The breakfast was delicious and we look forward to visiting again.
Debbie & Dave
Funkstown, MD

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We booked two rooms for the family for 2 nights. It is hidden in the midst of the old theme park and it is beautifully decorated and well taken care of. The rooms are clean and very comfortable and above all the host Verna is simply wonderful! We loved the breakfast and immensely enjoyed the hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

The Rocky Springs Park Bed and Breakfast is in the middle of an amusement park that dated back to the late 1800's, closing in 1966. There are still landmarks of the park existing today. The grounds are beautifully kept, a quiet spot to touch base with nature. The owners of the Bed and Breakfast did a fantastic job of refreshing the Inn. A lot of work, I am sure, but it is beautiful! Verna, the Innkeeper, sure knows her way around the kitchen. Breakfast was delicious each morning we were there. She even made me some refreshing mint iced tea, her mother's recipe. Verna made our trip very pleasant. Even invited me to join her for service at her church, a Mennonite church, on Sunday. My husband was busy with meetings, so I took her up on her offer. Learned a lot about the Mennonites. Their friendliness made me feel welcomed. Next time you are in the Lancaster area, look this place up, I really don't think you'll be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Figari room. One of the smaller rooms, but perfect for us. No bathtub, only shower...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Rocky Springs Bed & Breakfast
Address: 1441 Millport Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1221
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Lancaster
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautifully restored pre-Victorian mansion is located on 17 partially wooded acres, formerly the site of the locally famous Rocky Springs Amusement Park. Originally built in 1855, Rocky Springs B&B now boasts four spacious guest rooms offering comfort and quiet luxury. Enjoy playing our baby grand piano, watching TV in the Library, reading in our Fireplace nook, or relaxing on our large, shaded deck. Located adjacent to the mansion, ROCKY SPRINGS COTTAGE offers privacy for two complete with a kitchenette, a luxurious bath, a private patio and more. It’s the perfect place for a honeymoon or a romantic get-a-way. ... more   less 

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