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About Our Bed and Breakfast

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Our Lancaster bed and breakfast offers a quiet atmosphere that is within four miles of Strasburg, of center city Lancaster, and also Bird-in-Hand. Originally built in 1941, our house was constructed by Amish carpenters and owned by a Mennonite family. We purchased the property and in the early years of tourism here in Lancaster County, we opened up our home for five years for the overflow guests from the hotels and motels. Then in 1992, we did major remodeling and opened two years later as a B&B.

Our bed and breakfast is nestled among mature trees on a 1 1/3 acre property in the heart of PA Dutch country. The homes' furnishings reflect comfort, simplicity and tradition. Yellow pine floors are original in the main part of the house and are accented with lovely rugs. Hardwood flooring was added during renovations to the Gathering Room.

We have 3 common area rooms, which you can use to watch cable TV. We also have a VCR and a DVD available. There is always a puzzle in progress in the Puzzle room.

Meet the Innkeepers

Innkeepers at Flowers & Thyme B&BWe both were raised on farms. After our marriage, Don worked as parts manager for a farm machinery store, and then went into home appliance installation. Ruth worked as a bookkeeper before marriage and then was a stay-at-home Mom, but did payroll/bookkeeping when the children were in school. She also worked part-time at a greenhouse during those years.

We enjoy traveling and the last couple years find us heading to Texas and Wyoming to see our 2 children and their families. Flowers and gardening are Ruth's enjoyment plus scrap booking when time permits. Don loves to refurbish and refinish furniture. His love of woodworking is evidenced throughout the house. Both of us enjoy tandem biking.

Bed and breakfasts are an increasingly popular way to enjoy more individualized accommodations. Each bed and breakfast has its own personality. The charm of staying at a B&B property is the unique furnishings combined with privacy and a home-style feeling from your hosts. We want to be helpful and are eager to make you feel at home - everything to make your trip a memory you will cherish.