2249 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
0.8 Mile from the Country Inn
With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place for your next family staycation. Cool off in Duke's Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life! Bring your little princess or prince to the best Lancaster amusement park to meet characters like Duke and Merlin, for a special event, family dining, or a whole season of fun. Find your next magical adventure at your favorite kids amusement park in Lancaster, PA.
300 Hartman Bridge Road Ronks, PA 17572
Sight and Sound Theatre
4.1 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
Sight & Sound Theatres is an entertainment company that produces Bible stories live on stage. Sight & Sound’s unique theater experience begins with a 2,000 seat auditorium, a 300-ft stage that surrounds the audience on three sides, a cast of 50 actors, state-of-the-art technology, and live animals.
Each production is intricately created — from the finely-stitched costumes to the grand staging of massive sets. Meticulous attention is given to every detail as they magnificently come together to transport you right into the heart of the story.
Sight & Sound’s entertainment is designed to be universally appealing — regardless of age, life experience or previous exposure to the Bible. As a family-owned, family-led company, our desire is to see families and friends come together for a shared experience that leaves them with a lifetime memory. Learn more about visiting with a group.
2395 Covered Bridge Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602
The Amish Farm and House
1.8 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
The Amish Farm and House offers Guided Bus Tours, Amish Farmhouse Tours, and a 15-acre Farm
Welcome to America's first Amish attraction where we've been educating the public since 1955. We invite you to learn about the fascinating life of Lancaster's Amish people while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Start your visit learning about Amish history and heritage on our guided house tour. Then, take the next step and wander through the Amish countryside on our picturesque bus tour. Be ready to take a lot of photos! We will make a stop at an Amish business along the way, when available. After your guided tours, spend time on our 15-acre farm. There is fun for the whole family, feed and pet farm animals, ride an Amish scooter, explore our Amish-built schoolhouse, walk across our covered bridge and much more. Visiting Amish Country today? Call our farm to make a reservation for a tour.
2425 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
American Music Theater
1.7 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
THE WIDEST VARIETY OF LIVE MUSIC, COUNTRY MUSIC, BROADWAY SHOWS AND COMEDY PERFORMANCES IN PA.
American Music Theatre is a 1,600-seat theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that hosts more than 300 live concerts and performances each year: from Broadway shows to rock concerts and comedy club performers to today's hottest country music concerts. We've welcomed Grammy winners, CMA winners, Tony winners, and even Oscar winners to our stage. We hope you take the opportunity to catch a show in the comfort of one of Pennsylvania's premier venues for live entertainment. Welcome to American Music Theatre, and enjoy the show!
311 Stanley K Tanger Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602
Tanger will continue to be a top performing retail REIT by
focusing on operating and developing first-class outlet centers
that deliver the following:
» Significant savings to the shopper
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» A customer experience that attracts and retains shoppers
35 S Willowdale Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602
Shops @ Rockvale
2 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
Welcome to The Shops @Rockvale!
We are a premier outlet shopping and dining destination in Lancaster, PA, with more than 50 outlet brands! The Shops @ Rockvale gives you bigger bargains on all the brands you love: you can enjoy up to 75 percent off of traditional retail prices every day!
Play, Eat, Save Together. So Much More Than Just Shopping
We have some amazing restaurants that are ready to serve you some tasty food and help unwind after a busy day of shopping and savings.
Where Is The Shops @ Rockvale Located?
We are conveniently located on Route 30 in Lancaster, PA, which happens to be close to some of PA Dutch country’s most popular attractions! There’s Hershey Farm, Dutch Wonderland, Strasburg Railroad, Kitchen Kettle Village, and so much more!
The Shops @ Rockvale is right across the street from American Music Theater, and down the street from Sight & Sound Theater. There are plenty of things to do for you and your family.
Shop for clothes and shoes while paying zero sales tax; enjoy nearby attractions; and when you get hungry, choose from a variety of family-friendly dining options at The Shops @ Rockvale! Plan your visit to The Shops @ Rockvale today and see how much you can save.
2811 Lincoln Hwy E, Ronks, PA 17572
Miller's Restaurant Smorgasbord & Bakery
3.8 Miles from the Country Inn
Real. Good. Food. Since 1929.
Buffet & Restaurant
90 years ago, Anna Miller served chicken & waffles to truckers as her husband repaired their rigs. It was a simple dish, but it was always served up with a smile. Today our tried & true recipes may not be as simple, but they are prepared with the freshest ingredients … and they are still served up with a smile. If you miss Miller’s, you miss Lancaster County.
150 Eastbrook Rd, Smoketown, PA 17576
Good 'N Plenty Restaurant and Buffet
2.9 Miles from the Country Inn
About Good 'N Plenty
No buffet lines here! We bring it all to you.
Since 1969, Good ’N Plenty Restaurant has been serving up a unique Pennsylvania Dutch dining experience.
At Good ’N Plenty, we are pleased to offer our guests family-style dining, menu dining, convenient 2Go Takeout program, an award-winning bakery, and an extensive gift shop. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy our traditional, Lancaster County home cooking. See and taste why we have been chosen as one of AAA’s Top 10 Best “Down Home Dining” restaurants in North America, and been voted as “Best Local PA Dutch Restaurant” for the last 17 years. We look forward to serving you!
3065 Lincoln Hwy, Paradise, PA 17562
Magic and Wonder Theater
5.4 Miles from the Country Inn.
In this all new variety magic show, illusionist Brett Myers and his cast explore both real and imagined worlds that spark wonder in all of us. Visit a masquerade ball in Wonderland, sail away to jolly Pirate adventures on the high seas, and run away to join the circus! Join Brett and his cast as they captivate with more large illusions, more circus arts, and more dynamic variety than ever before while reminding audiences of the true magic that exists all around us.
62 Bowman Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602
Barn at Silverstone
2miles from the County Inn of Lancaster
The Barn at Silverstone
Built as part of the original 1000 acres farm, deeded from William Penn (now known as Silverstone Inn & Suites) and first settled in 1751 by the Evans Family, the early 1800's stone bank barn originally served to house the working horses in the lower stables area and store hay and feed on the upper floor to be fed through chutes down to the horses.
The full fieldstone gables have large ventilation slots which shows a mastery of masonry work. All original massive mortise and tenon beam work supports the barn and full slate roof to create a large open space with ventilation which served its use as a tobacco barn during the 1900's.
During restoration, all interior stonework has been repointed, all woodwork and beam systems have been preserved to create a beautiful reclaimed barn that provides climate controlled elegant open spaces for large events.
The lower stables area keeps its character by incorporating the original feeding troughs, chutes and gates into the décor and spills out into the courtyard area where it meets the
2209 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Mennonite Information Center and Biblical Tambernacile
0.4 Mile from the Country Inn of Lancaster
Our information center serves as a resource for many individuals, families, and groups seeking to learn more about the unique way of life and faith of the Amish and Mennonites.
The Biblical Tabernacle is an intricately designed reproduction of the original Old Testament tabernacle. People of all backgrounds will enjoy this intriguing reproduction.
301 Gap Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
5.7 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
Strasburg Rail Road™ is America’s oldest operating railroad with a charter dating back to June 9, 1832. First used for passenger and freight transportation, the short line limped along for more than a century until in 1958, on the verge of abandonment, the railroad was salvaged and given new life as a tourist railroad.
When you visit Strasburg Rail Road, the first thing you can expect is an authentic experience of a real steam railroad. The locomotives and passenger cars, (known as “rolling stock”) are not replicas, and our team members are not reenactors. Strasburg Rail Road has five working steam locomotives and 20 operating passenger cars, including our President’s Car, First Class Parlor Car, First Class Lounge, and our Dining Car. All equipment is restored and maintained on-site in our Mechanical Shop.
226 Gap Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579
Choo Choo Barn
5.5 Miles from the Country Inn
Since 1961, people across the country and around the world have come to visit a truly unique attraction...the Choo Choo Barn -- Traintown U.S.A.®! Our 1,700 square foot train layout features over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains…we guarantee the Choo Choo Barn is like nothing you've ever seen!
214 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
Strasburg Market Place
EXPERIENCE A LANCASTER FARMER'S MARKET
3.5 Miles from the Country Inn
Treat yourself to a friendly, welcoming, all-in-one shopping experience at Strasburg Market Place.
Our farmer's market is nestled right in the heart of farming country in Lancaster County in Ronks – just west of Paradise, PA. Take a moment to discover what we offer and see why you'll love becoming one of our customers.
WHO WE ARE
Strasburg Market Place is a family owned and operated food store. Our goal is to recreate the Lancaster farmers' market experience in a convenient, rustic, and modern indoor setting. Whether you're a long-time Lancaster resident or just visiting or passing through, we think you'll appreciate us because of our:
300 Gap Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
5.7 Miles From the Country Inn of Lancaster
What’s in a name? Actually, quite a bit. We are the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, not the “Pennsylvania Railroad Museum” or some other variation of the name. We are, in no way, a museum exclusively devoted to the Pennsylvania Railroad. We are a museum devoted to telling the rich stories of railroading in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including all its railroads, its support industries and its workers and travelers – past and present.
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania was created by an act of the state legislature (1963), with a site selected in Strasburg, Lancaster County (1965). Very gradually, the Museum began acquiring its first locomotives and railroad cars, with the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Historic Collection arriving in Strasburg from Northumberland, PA (1969). The first phase of Museum construction yielded the installation of a 100-foot ex-Reading Company turntable and yard tracks (1970-1971), while the second phase saw the completion of the Museum building (1972-1974). In April 1975, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania opened to the public, the first structure in North America built specifically as a railroad museum.
The non-profit Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania was chartered to provide support for education, restoration and fundraising projects (1983). A successful capital fund drive yielded a 45,000-square-foot addition, reminiscent of an arched urban train shed of the late 19th century, to the main exhibit hall (1995). Gradually, the 1915-era “Golden Age of Railroading” Street Scene was completed, with the addition of Steinman Station, a re-created early 20th century passenger depot (1988); Stewart Junction, an interactive railway education center for all ages (2000); and a furnished streetscape of five period building vignettes (2004-2010). To better preserve a growing collection, a state-of-the-art restoration shop was added (1999). The Museum’s font entrance was remodeled, with a new lobby atrium and museum store (2007), and geothermal heating and air-conditioning was installed (2011). Currently, a $4.5 million comprehensive exhibit project is in progress (2018), and a $6 million roundhouse is planned (2018).
Today, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania features a world-class collection of more than 100 historically significant locomotives and railroad cars – made and/or operated in Pennsylvania – as well as a collection of more than a half a million photographic images and documents, and over 17,000 smaller artifacts, including tools, uniforms, tickets, station signage, telegraph and signal equipment, works of art, and many other items used to build and operate railroads serving the Commonwealth. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s mission is to document, preserve and educate the public about the Commonwealth’s rich railroad history, discovering the relevance of railroads in building the nation and the role of today’s railroads in our lives.
300 Paradise Ln, Ronks, PA 17572
National Toy Train Museum
5.9 Miles From the Country Inn
Learn All About Toy Trains!
Collecting, building and operating toy trains is a lively hobby for the 21st Century! Fun and challenging, it combines traditional skills with cutting-edge technology.
- Designed like an old-time train station, the Museum features the latest in exhibits and LED lighting.
- The massive toy train collection features models from the 1800s to the present.
- Seven operating, interactive train layouts in G, Standard, O, S, HO Gauges, Replica Lionel D-265 O Gauge, and Lego®. Videos on all aspects of toy trains.
- National Toy Train Library of toy train publications and history.
- Lionel, American Flyer, MTH, Weaver, LGB, Bachmann, Marklin, Lego® and more.
150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
7.1 Miles From the Country Inn
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm will strive to be good stewards of the gifts God has entrusted to us by offering wholesome family agri-tainment, providing exceptional service, cultivating learning and agriculture awareness and creating memories for our employees and our guests that will last a lifetime.
Firmly planted in a rich agricultural heritage, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is committed to cultivating growth that reaps a harvest of award winning levels of excellence. We can do this through the use of innovative business models that value people, develop our brand, foster creativity, encourage loyalty and serve our guests in a way that far exceeds their expectations.
Our core values
The following values we believe are aligned with God’s Word and reflect our desire to always have our choices and actions always honor God. These values will be the foundation on which Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is built. These principles are non-negotiable, define our company culture and will be the filter through which decisions are made. We are committed to holding each other accountable to ensure that our choices and actions reflect these values.
Success is only important if achieved with complete Biblical integrity.
We will expect our staff is to act with complete uprightness according to God’s Word. We will treat all staff and guests with equal respect, speak and act with kindness, humility, sincerity and act with honor in every situation.
God has temporarily entrusted us with many resources.
We will care for the land, value our staff, honor our guests, share in our community and manage our finances.
Exceptional service is an essential component of our success.
We will follow the biblical example of going the “second mile” to humbly serve our guests. We will serve others joyfully, making positive differences in the lives of each other and our guests.
Wholesome simple fun is an essential component of our success.
We will create an environment where fun is expected by our staff and guests. Have fun while being productive.
We always strive to create “wow” factors.
We will provide our guests with an extraordinary and memorable experience that is more than what they expect.
New and creative ideas are essential for improving our facilities and expanding on our potential.
We will promote an environment that encourages creativity and sharing of ideas.
Guest and employee safety and well-being are a high priority.
We will establish and promote a safe environment for our employees and our guests. We will encourage all guests and staff to identify and report potential safety risks.
Education is a vital component of growth and development for staff and guests.
We will provide opportunities for our staff to develop their God-given gifts and abilities. We will provide interactive experiences for guests to discover agriculture.
meet the farmers
The Cherry Crest property dates back to the early 1700s, when it was owned by the Ferree family, who came to the Pequea Valley from France to escape religious persecution. Though her husband Daniel died before coming to the New World, Marie Ferree settled here with her seven children. The farm and surrounding land was passed down through several Ferree generations before being sold to numerous different families over the years.
Today, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is family-owned and operated by Jack and Donna Coleman, who moved here from New Jersey with their children in 1987. Though they began as dairy farmers, they currently have beef cows, raise broilers for Tyson, and crop farm over 300 acres. They ventured into the agri-tainment business in 1996 with their first Amazing Maize Maze, “Locomotive Labyrinth.”
Over the years, Cherry Crest has grown from being the “farm with a corn maze” to being a 15-acre adventure farm, with 50+ Farm Fun activities, including the Hay Chute Slide and Straw Bale Racer, Jump Pillow, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Petting Zoo and Farm Experience Center, Corny’s Ball-cade, and of course the Corn Maze.
Jack and Donna are still very much involved with the daily operation of the farm, and their kids are too! Their oldest daughter Sherri has taken over much of the accounting and financial work at the farm as the Chief Financial Officer, and lives down the road with her husband and family. Their youngest daughter Shelly works as the Chief Operations Officer at the adventure farm, and runs Cherry Crest Meadows with her husband and kids. Their oldest son Jerry lives with his wife and family in New York, where he does crop farming. Jack and Donna have two younger sons, Jared and Dylan, who still live at home. Jared is heavily involved in the shop and on the farm, helping with construction projects and tending the chicken houses. Dylan is quite knowledgeable in the area of digital media, and helps to produce videos for the farm and the maze. Jack and Donna also have nine grandchildren, many of whom work at the farm as well.
In 2019, we celebrated 23 years of growing fun!
2710 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market
4.5 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
A Family Owned & Operated Farmer’s Market for More than 30 Years.
The Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market is a favorite destination for locals, as well as out-of-town visitors. It features tons of delicious offerings, including fresh meats, cheese and produce, a wide variety of baked goods, chocolates and candies, bulk foods, spices, coffee and loose leaf tea, locally made chips and hard pretzels, hand-rolled soft pretzels, fresh-squeezed lemonade, apple cider, made-to-order subs, fried chicken and rows of homemade canned goods.
Come for a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch style lunch or opt for something more portable, such as a soft pretzel-wrapped hotdog, and eat while you stroll the aisles in climate controlled comfort. Looking for a gift or souvenir? The Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market offers many locally made crafts and quilts, dried and silk flower arrangements, old fashioned toys, dolls and doll clothes, quality leather goods, t-shirts, and locally themed souvenirs.
Visit the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market for mouth-watering aromas and bountiful displays. Come back for more of the same – time and time again!
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
Amish Experience at Plain and Fancy Farm
5.5 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
The Amish Experience – 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505.
2021 is our 62nd year presenting guided tours of the Amish Farmlands, tours of Lancaster County’s only officially designated “Heritage Site” Amish House & One-Room School, and the spectacular Amish Experience Theater five-screen production of Jacob’s Choice. 2021 reservations are now available March 26, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Book with confidence and flexibility as all reservations can be changed or cancelled without penalty and are fully refundable up to one hour prior to the start of your activity. Please note that at this time Pennsylvania still has a mask mandate in effect, so please come prepared with a mask or face covering to wear when inside buildings at the Amish Experience. If you can’t or won’t wear a mask, consider the “Contactless Amish Farmlands Tour” option.
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ronks, PA 17572
Aaron and Jessica Buggy Rides
5.5 Miles from the Country Inn
Welcome To The World of Aaron & Jessica!
America was born in our front yard.
Jessica and her family live in the oldest known standing house in Lancaster County.
Come visit our farms and our Amish experience homestead with house tour. We are THE ride that takes you to a REAL, NON-COMMERCIAL AMISH FARM. Have some homemade cookies or pretzels with us. Try our lemonade and root beer. Pass a real Amish Village and ride through an ALL Amish area. Nobody else offers you more.
We offer seven different routes through REAL Amish country farms. We take you through the middle of Amish country farms. You will see real Amish Life. We offer long rides and can create custom Amish town rides for you. We give private carriage rides to meet purpose and suit your pocket book!
Open All HOLIDAYS Except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve And Christmas Day!
Yes, We Are HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE! Yes, Your PETS Are Welcomed!
*Please No Exotic Pets.
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
Smokehouse BBQ & Brews at Plain & Fancy Farm
5.5 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
This is Smokehouse
This is the type of house where knocking isn’t necessary, being on a first-name basis is common practice, and where cleaning the BBQ off your face or wiping your hands before you’ve finished eating isn’t necessary. Smokehouse BBQ and Brews is a place where food isn’t simply eaten. To us, it’s so much more than that. We like to savor each and every hardy bite on our plate. Food is what brings family and friends to the table for good conversation, savory meals, and memorable experiences! When you walk through our doors, you’ll be welcomed with a friendly smile and mouth-watering smells. That’s home cookin’. Low N’ slow.
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA 17529
Kitchen Kettle Village
7.2 Miles from the Country Inn of Lancaster
Experience 40+ unique shops, restaurants & lodging
Open Monday - Saturday 9-5. Some shops may be operating with limited hours during the early spring, click here to learn more. Read more...
When Pat and Bob Burnley invited their neighbors and friends to celebrate fresh food and family fun in their backyard in 1954, they began a tradition of serving up memorable experiences for all to share. Three generations later that tradition of spreading happiness holds true; only now the backyard is a village of shops, eateries, a working canning kitchen, and an Inn nestled next to rolling Lancaster farmlands. And you are our guest.
Kitchen Kettle Village is a place for sharing laughter, carving out family time, and relishing a Lancaster, PA hospitality experience all rolled into one quaint, walkable village of local cooks, quilters, and shopkeepers looking forward to your visit. Whether you come for unique homemade food, shopping-locally made, or your favorite name brands, lodging or festivals, you will always find a warm smile and lots of friendly faces at Kitchen Kettle Village.
510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
9.8 Miles from the Country Inn. A Short 10 minute drive.
A year-round dinner and Broadway show package featuring professional performers from across the United States and a live orchestra. Dutch Apple features traditional classics and new critically-acclaimed shows, coupled with an All-American buffet meal.
Children's theatre and concerts are available throughout the year.
BOX OFFICE HOURS
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 7:30pm
Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00pm
*Times vary during winter months and on Sundays*
Evening Performances Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Salad Bar/Dinner Buffet: 6:00pm
Thursday Evening Served Dinner Performances
Salad Bar/Lunch Buffet: 11:30am
Salad Bar/Lunch Buffet: 5:30pm
Mastercard, American Express, Visa, Discover and personal checks accepted. Handicap Accessible.
Download our app! Check out the latest happenings, look up show schedules and purchase tickets all in this handy app that you can take with you everywhere! Download the app from your app store.
For a list of upcoming shows, please visit our website.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
- PHONE: (717) 898-1900
- FAX: (717) 898-1546
129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA, USA
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
14.6 Miles from the Country Inn. 25 minute drive.
All your favorites plus some new dishes, ready for your dining pleasure. Some of Lancaster County's finest cooks prepare foods in the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch way. We also have daily smorgasbord features that will give your taste buds something to dream about. Consider our banquet facility for your special event, wedding reception, or corporate meeting.
For a quick meal, consider our Fast Food Dutchette on our lower level next to the Gift Shop,specializing in juicy cheese steaks, burgers, deli sandwiches, fries, onion rings, platters, salad bar, potato bar, pasta bar, sundae bar and much more.
While you are here, be sure to visit our unique Shady Maple Smorgasbord Gift Shop with over 40,000 square feet of unique gift items, collectibles, dolls, Fenton Glassware, Jim Shore, candles and accessories, souvenirs, home decor, Amish crafted oak furniture, quilts, and many other items.
Shady Maple Smorgasbord is open Monday through Saturday from 6AM to 8PM serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from 8AM to 9PM. We are closed on Sundays.
Shady Maple will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27).
Shady Maple Smorgasbord
129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519
- PHONE: (717) 354-8222
- FAX: (717) 355-0184