Friday, March 25, 2011

It has been very interesting meeting the people who have come to stay at the Alden House.  They have had many reasons to visit Lititz.  Some were just looking for a small town with a quaint main street to explore.  Others were in town on business with a chocolate seminar or with a local bank.  Most recently we have had a couple wishing to take wing, another hunting treasure and another on the nest.
The couple wishing to take wing is in flight school at Lancaster Airport.  They have had some life changing experiences in recent years.  So, they retired early, seized the day and bought an airplane to learn to fly.  If the weather is clear and calm on a certain two days per week, we have learned to expect a phone call for a room.
The treasure hunting couple was looking for a quaint small town to explore, but they do it in a different way.   It is called Geocaching.  Adventure seekers are equipped with GPS devices and search for hidden containers outdoors.  There is a web site to help people get started and share their experiences.  Our guests said they were skeptical when they were taken on their first adventure, but now they are hooked.  In Lititz, they found three sites and a fourth site nearby.
Our next guest never comes indoors.  She is literally on a nest.  A pair of doves has nested above a door that goes from a guest room onto our balcony.  This has become her habit of three years.  In 2009, she arrived late and nested three times, two babies each time.  In 2010, she arrived early and nested five times, two babies each time.   She is early again for 2011.  Our guests enjoy saying good morning to her.  Some get to watch her feed her babies or teach them to fly.
            With the promise of spring, all of the Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Inns are looking forward to a great year of seizing the day, trying something new, smelling the roses or watching the doves.   

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

First Friday, Lancaster PA, Art Galleries and Studios, Romantic Bed & Breakfast Lodging

First Fridays in Lancaster Pennsylvania have become a very popular and not to be missed monthly event.  With over 70 participants there is something for every taste in art, music and theater.   The wide variety of art abounds from glass to photography, from ceramics to chain saw carvings, from paper mache sculptures to fine art paintings.  Beginning at 5pm and lasting till 9pm you will have every minute filled with exploring the different shops, art galleries and studios.   All your senses will be satisfied with great places along the way to savor some local food specialties as well as being treated to the sounds of live music.  On your next venture to Lancaster Pennsylvania make sure to plan for a First Friday.  In Lancaster Pennsylvania, you will find a wide variety of Romantic Bed & Breakfast Lodging where your hosts will be more than pleased to offer you more information and help you in planning visit.  Make sure that you also check on theater events at the Fulton Theater another participant for First Friday activities.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wine Tasting

Many Pennsylvania wineries are celebrating new vintages during the month of March. Many Lancaster PA bed and breakfasts, are located near a number of the local wineries. This includes the York County and the Brandywine Wineries which are hosting events every weekend.
The 2011 Tour de Tanks, hosted by the UnCork York Wine Trail, has tank and barrel tastings from 11am-5pm. You’ll have the opportunity to talk with the winemakers and enjoy tasty treats. A few wineries in the area are; Tamanend Winery, Nissley Vineyard & Winery Estate, and Moon Dancer Vineyard & Winery.
 Barrels on the Brandywine features tastings of the new vintage in barrels, buckets, and bottles. Passports are required but allow access to cellars, new wines, pruning demonstrations, and seminars. Three other wineries also near many of Lancaster County's finest Bed and Breakfasts are; Twin Brook Winery, Black Walnut Winery, and Penns Woods Winery.
After a full day of touring wineries, there’s nothing more relaxing than a nap in front of a fireplace, a cool spring evening on the porch, or relaxing in a jacuzzi. Lancaster, PA Bed and Breakfasts' offer the luxury and romance to complete a perfect getaway weekend. So pick up your favorite bottle of wine at any of our local wineries and enjoy a lovely evening at your favorite Bed and Breakfast.