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
As always, Bird in Hand Family Inn is an exceptional place to stay; restaurant close by; perfect view of the goings on in front of you as you lounge in their lawn chairs; hot air balloons going up right in front of you, comfortable rooms; exceptional service. We love it.
Our hot air balloon ride was cancelled due to poor weather conditions but we had the most enjoyable weekend thanks to the Bird-In-Hand Family Inn. We had dinner at their restaurant (delicious) then we saw the Magic Show which was fun and so very entertaining, a real family experience. On Saturday we took the Country Side tour with the most fun driver/tour guide and we learned so much from her about the area. The pools and arcade were fun. My husband and I will definitely return to this Inn when we are in the area.