Lancaster County Bed & Breakfast Lavender Patch Marietta PA
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190 Longenecker Ave
Marietta PA, 17547
717.426.4533  






























LAVENDER PATCH B&B: Local Interest


Food and Beverage

Bube's Brewery: 102 North Market Street, Mount Joy. An intact historic 19th century brewery and museum complex. Fine dining available at any of our restaurants: The Catacombs, Alois, Bottling Works, and Biergarten. Experience Live Events, enjoy our Feasts, view our art gallery, shop our Cooper's Shed Store to step back to the 19th century.

Groff's Farm Restaurant and Golf Club: 650 Pinkerton Road Mount Joy 17550.

Josephine's Restaurant:  324 West Market Street Marietta 17574.  A 1792 log home in historic Marietta, offers fine international cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Exposed beams, fireplaces and classic design are joined by arrangements of fresh fruit and flowers in making guests feel at home. The menu is eclectic, changing with the seasons and designed by chef/owner, Daniel LeBoon, whose creativity and innovation are as important ingredients as the fresh foods he chooses.  Also a Certified Sommelier, his wine list reflects the best up-and-coming vineyards of the world.

Marcos Pizza: 1410 River Rd, Marietta just 3 minutes from our bed and breakfast. Marcos Pizza the best pizzaria in the area and Marco delivers and online coupons for you to use! 

Nissley Vineyards and Winery Estate: 140 Vintage Dr, Bainbridge. 140 Vintage Dr, Bainbridge. We are a family-owned and operated winery in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where we have been growing grapes and producing Nissley wines for over 25 years. Many visitors come to   Just off the archway, you will find the wine shop, with a complete selection of Nissley estate-bottled wines and many wine serving accessories.  We are open seven days a week, year round for tours, tastings and sales.


Local Attractions

American Music Theatre:  2425 Lincoln Hwy East • P.O. Box 10757 • Lancaster, PA 17605 Enjoy critically acclaimed original shows and renowned celebrity performers in the comfortable convenience of Lancaster's Entertainment Showplace. State of the art facilities, unparalleled talent and music that moves you... that's American Music Theatre.

Burning Bridge Antique Market:  304 Walnut Street Columbia.  24,000 square feet market originated as a hardware store & sewing factory in the late 1800's. We have painstakingly added modern conveniences while preserving the historic beauty of our market.

Our dealers offer a diverse mix of fine antiques and collectibles at competitive prices.

Gettysburg: Detailed information resource for the Battle of Gettysburg, The Gettysburg Address, and the present day National Park. Although known primarily as an attraction because of its proximity to the Gettysburg Battlefield, site of the Battle of Gettysburg, the town is also known for its institutions of higher learning, namely the Lutheran Theological Seminary, founded in 1826, and Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College), which began operating in 1832. Harrisburg Area Community College also has a campus here. Many roads radiate from Gettysburg, providing hub-like access to Baltimore, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,Carlisle, Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland (25 and 30 miles, or 40 and 48 kilometers, respectively), and Washington, D.C.  Chambersburg is 25 miles west on the Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30), the first transcontinental U.S. highway. Today the borough is a 2˝ hour drive from Philadelphia and a 3˝ hour drive from Pittsburgh via the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 15. Gettysburg Regional Airport, a small general aviation airport, is located 2 miles west of Gettysburg.

Hershey: A great family town with lots to do including Hershey’s Chocolate World, Hershey Park, Zoo America, Hershey Gardens, Hershey Hotel and much more!enjoy the quality of our wines, the beauty of our property, and the romance of our summer evening lawn concerts.

Indian Echo Caverns: 368 Middletown Rd, Hershey. Tour breathtaking limestone caverns rich in beauty and history. The Caverns were first opened to the general public in 1929, when Mr. John Bieber opened the doors to the caverns.  Mr. Bieber realized that many people wishing to visit the caverns might be put off by the treacherous, uneven terrain that nature created.  Bieber undertook a massive commercialization process, in which all of the pathways in the caverns were made safe for travel, as well as opening up many rooms closed off because of huge mineral deposits.  The caverns were a natural Mecca of the region, attracting thousands of visitors in its first years.  However, sadly, the caverns fell upon hard times during the Great Depression, and Mr. Bieber lost ownership to the bank.  All was not lost, for in 1942, Mr. Edward S. Swartz, a Hershey native purchased the caverns.  Today, the ownership of the caverns still remain in his family, with hundreds of thousands of visitors walking the paths of the Susquehannocks each year.

Middletown Hummelstown Railroad: 136 Brown Street Middletown 17057.  The original M & H Railroad Company was formed in 1888 by local businessmen and construction of the line between its namesake Boroughs was completed in 1890. From then until 1976 the line was part of the Reading Railroad.  Since 1976, the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad has been an independent company.  Freight service has been provided since 1976 and tourist passenger service has been provided since 1986. In addition to our active fleet of locomotives and maintenance equipment, we have a collection of railway rolling stock displayed in our Middletown Yard.

Music Box Museum: 225 W. Market Street Marietta PA 17547In 1994 after myself, David Thompson and George Haddad having sold our gift shop and old country store in northern New Jersey to retire to Marietta, Pennsylvania. We discovered how much we had missed having customers and opened a museum in our home. Come enjoy a guided tour of our trim green brick Federal Townhouse main floor, Circa 1790-1804. Walk among the beautifully appointed rooms. Listen to the angelic sounds of antique musical boxes while hearing about their background.

The name is a bit of a misnomer. As our museum is not particularly petite and the 76 music boxes represent only the tip of the iceberg, which vary from the tiny snuff box musical works, Circa 1820 to the wooden cob organ, which was made in Chautauqua, New York, Circa 1900.

Visitors will find collections of New England art glass, clocks, Bennington pottery, baskets, toys, china displayed throughout the main floor. A special exhibit is mounted for each collection once a month. In the library, there is a rare American horse trough basket and a painting of Westminster Abbey that chimes. The largest Swiss 1896 disc musical box resides in the living room next to the museum's smallest music box, hidden in an album on a table. Lift the bread basket on the dining room table and it plays. Ditto for the seat on a child’s chair and the statue of an inebriated man leaning against a lamp post, whistling "Show me the way to go home." The star of the collection is a seven-foot-high Regina music box, the largest ever made in America. There's so much in our fascinating house museum that I takes visitors through on hourly tours, My partner George is hard at work downstairs producing our own antique music boxes for sale in our giftshop.

Sight and Sound Theatres: 300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Strasburg. Inspirational live stage productions in each of their two Lancaster County Theaters. Glenn and Shirley Eshelman started Sight & Sound in the summer of 1975, with a 10-week multimedia show The Wonder of It All in an auditorium rented from Lancaster Bible College. Based on that success, they built the original Sight & Sound Auditorium (now Living Waters Theatre) on Rt. 896 near Strasburg, Pennsylvania. In July 1976, the Sight & Sound Auditorium opened for the performance of A Land of Our Own. Live actors and actresses were eventually added to the productions, and Behold the Lamb debuted as the first full-length live stage production at the original Sight & Sound Auditorium in 1987. A larger facility, the Sight & Sound Entertainment Centre opened in March 1991.

Susquehanna Glass Factory:  731 Avenue H Columbia 17512.  Personalized Glassware and Gifts

The Royal Tea Club: Our club was started in February 2005 by a committee of women who just love to go to tea! We schedule one or two tea events per month except January and February. Variety is the spice of life, so we go to many different tea rooms, usually in Pennsylvannia and Maryland. We also love to travel, incorporating visits to tea rooms in our excursions.

The Watch and Clock Museum: 514 Poplar St. Columbia. The Museum collection is international in scope and covers a wide variety of clocks, watches, tools, and other time-related items.  The main focus of the collection is on nineteenth-century American clocks and watches.  However, additional collections include early English Tallcase clocks, Asian timepieces from Japan and China, and timekeeping devices from Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Russia.  Chronologically, the exhibits take you on a tour through the entire history of timekeeping technology from early non-mechanical devices to today’s atomic and radio controlled clocks.

Wilton Armetale: Plumb & Square Streets, Mt. Joy. Wilton Armetale Company is a family-owned and family-run business founded in 1892 by Ralph P. Wilton, Sr. in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Wilton Armetale® products are still individually cast and meticulously hand-finished so no two pieces are exactly alike. Wilton Armetale® products are sold in department stores and specialty stores throughout the United States and internationally.

Wright's Ferry Mansion:  368 2nd Street Columbia 17512.  Wright's Ferry Mansion stands as evidence of the strong rooting of the settlement made by a handful of English Quakers coming from Chester and Darby, Pennsylvania, to wild and virtually uninhabited country along the Susquehanna River. Pervaded by English Quaker elegance and simplicity, this house, built in 1738, reflects the sophisticated tastes and panoply of interests of its original owner, Susanna Wright. A dynamic force in establishing colonial self-sufficiency, she encouraged industry, especially the production of silk; imparted her knowledge of law and medicine by providing counseling and medical help; implanted her Quaker beliefs; and stimulated a literary current through her poetry and correspondence. The mansion houses a superlative collection of Philadelphia furniture, English ceramics, needlework, metals and glass, all made prior to 1750.  Two books about the Wright's Ferry Mansion have recently been published. To order your copies contact us at 717-684-4325.  Open May through October, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10AM to 3PM.  Admission charged.

John Wright Company:  North Front Street Wrightsville 17368.  A manufacturer and distributor of cast iron products nestled in the heartland of Pennsylvania, the John Wright Company is a fourth-generation, family-run business. A limited number of products are still made here in our foundry, while the majority of our products are sourced abroad. John Wright is proud to present its collection of decorative and functional products for the home.  Times keep changing and so do our product lines, but John Wright continues to offer exceptional, top-quality designs. We offer things that last; pieces that folks can treasure over several generations. In today's fast moving, highly disposable world we think that is a remarkable accomplishment!

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (LMHS) is your home for Mennonite and Pennsylvania German history, genealogy, faith, art and culture.  

xquisite nail design & day spa: a full service spa 717-653-2402

Floral Designs of Mount Joy : a great shop for flowers 717-653-1950

The Fashion Finish Boutique : great ideas of what the shop carries 717-575-0017

Local Discounts

Etown Fitness:  $5 to work out for anyone staying at the Lavender Patch. Elizabethtown Fitness Club is a family and community oriented health and fitness facility.  Members, ages 12 years and older can customize a workout plan in our full circuit, cardio and free weight areas.


 

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