by Amanda Geronikos and Lisa Milbrand
Bird-In-Hand Family Inn is more than a place for families to rest in the heart of Amish Country. Located near Lancaster, Pa., the hotel offers complimentary farm tours, a game room, picnic pavilion and playground, lighted tennis courts, mini golf, outdoor and indoor pools, a hot tub and fitness room. There’s also a petting zoo where kids are encouraged to feed the chickens each morning!
Don’t miss a meal at Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasboard either. It’s guaranteed to put your family in the ultimate food coma. The restaurant’s specialty is its homemade macaroni and cheese, and there’s plenty of kid-friendly options, such as chicken fingers and pizza.
The hotel houses 125 spacious rooms, including two Family Suites. One of them (No. 265) features a separate room with two queen beds, a pull-out (queen) sofa bed in the living room, a small kitchenette with a refrigerator and a dining area. The other one (No. 464) has a separate bedroom with a king bed and a queen bed in the adjoining room. Standard rooms with two queen beds are also available, and are suitable for families of four. If you’d like a full kitchen in your room, opt for an efficiency unit, which also has two double beds.
All rooms have flat-screen TV’s and DVD players. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- Family Suites
- Complimentary farm tours
- Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasboard
Decided to visit Lancaster for a day, found Bird in Hand Inn and decided to stay the night, awesome experience will stay again everything was first class. From the playground near the cafe where we feed the animals to the hot tub it was a great experience. Will definitely stay again.
this inn is centrally located to the items of interest we wanted to visit; the pools and hot tub added to our "free time", the restaurant offers an excellent variety of food for all tastes … visiting will be a nice diversion from the hectic pace of the daily routine