722 E. Market St. Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547
Learn about the Pennsylvania Dutch Country attractions, shopping, golf and other outdoor activities nearby B.F.Hiestand House Bed and Breakfast Inn. See the articles below and click the "read more>>" link to get suggestions and information about the many ways you can enjoy your stay
Lancaster County has a great variety of shopping opportunities within 30 minutes of our Bed & Breakfast. There are many historic towns like Columbia and York, PA with top notch antique and architectural salvage stores. There are also a variety of indoor and outdoor farmers markets. The Lancaster area is also home to three major outlet malls. Here are some of Innkeeper Pam's favorite picks among the wide variety of Dutch Country shopping venues.
Antiques Capital USA Nestled in the heart of scenic Pennsylvania Dutch Country, little Adamstown is making a big name for itself in the world of antiques. Dealers and collectors, as well as the uninitiated from all over the world have succumbed to the charms of Adamstown, which has become the premier year-round antiques destination in the Northeast.
Saturday's Market Pennsylvania's Largest Indoor Farmers and Flea Market. Over 300 indoor vendors! Open Every Saturday 8AM to 4PM - All Year. Middletown PA, an easy drive from Lancaster.
Roots Market, Manheim, PA - Root's Market is the oldest single family-run country market in Lancaster County
Bird in Hand Farmers Market Amish Souvenirs, Novelties, Gift items, Crafts, Quilts, Quillows and Clothing Candy, and many other Pennsylvania Dutch Country items.
Green Dragon Market Located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this market grown to be one of the largest Farmers Markets on the East Coast.
Rockvale Square Outlets Lancaster, PA
Tanger Outlets Lancaster, PA
VF Outlets Reading, PA
Kitchen Kettle Village - shopping, food, fun in Intercourse, PA
Wilbur Chocolate - Home of Wilburbuds in Litiz, PA
Amish country lifestyle and culture is one of the most unique and interesting found anywhere. It can be seen throughout Lancaster County, home to the oldest Amish settlement in the U.S. Whether you are interested in Amish quilts, Amish culture or you just love to see the countryside, innkeepers Pam and Dallas can provide resources and maps to help make your Amish Country visit more complete.
Here are some links and resources for experiencing the Amish and Mennonites:
The Mennonite Information Center is located in the heart of the Amish and Mennonite communities of Lancaster County, the second-largest Amish settlement in the world.
The Book Shoppe One of the finest collections of books about the Amish and Mennonites!
Aaron and Jessica's Buggy Rides Take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride or buggy ride through Amish farm country.
Lancaster County is known for its quality hand-crafted quilts mostly made by the Amish and Mennonite women. These quilts are both works of art and luxury bedding. You can find heirloom quality treasures in many places from Amish farm markets to quaint quilt shops to artist galleries.
See a great list of quilt shops by visiting the Quilts from Lancaster County in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Lancaster County has four theaters, two amusement parks, including Hershey Park, and a variety of other events and attractions throughout the year. Here are a few of the major entertainment venues:
Hershey Park in nearby Hershey Pennsylvania
Dutch Wonderland amusement park. Your little ones will delight in visiting this "Kingdom for Kids". The park opens May 1st.
The PA Renaissance Faire Live the romance and adventure of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire amidst a bustling 16th century marketplace.
Ghost Tours of Lancaster Hear the folklore and spirited tales of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country on entertaining candlelight walking tours in Strasburg, a town that time forgot, and Lancaster city, home to 300 years of haunted history. A ghostly evening of haunted mansions, eerie cemeteries and roaming spirits, all while Amish buggies pass by!
Hot Air Balloon Rides Experience the hands-on adventure, of taking a balloon ride with the experts. Enjoy the serenity of floating in the skies over Pennsylvania in your hot air balloon. This is more than just a balloon ride - it's a ballooning experience you'll not soon forget.
Chickies Rock is a popular venue rock climbing. The ridge to the west of Chickies Hill Road is part of Chickies Rock Park, owned by Lancaster County.
Shank Mare Go Play Outside. Kayak rentals.
Chiques Rock Outfitters Canoe and Kayak rentals, float down the Susquehanna
Ski Round Top Skiing, Flying Leap Ropes course, Paintball... Lewisberry, PA
Laserdome Laser Tag virtual arena.
Rails to Trails Go cross country skiing, biking or hiking on one of our many rails to trails areas near the house. B.F.Hiestand is just a short walk from the Susquehanna River and Pam and Dallas can provide trail info.
Lancaster County Parks there are numerous parks around the area with great scenery and places to picnic.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country is just bursting with history and points of interest. You can enjoy many museums, historical tours and day trips within a short driving distance of our Inn. We are centrally located to Lancaster, Hershey and York, PA. As a guest of B.F. Hiestnd House, Pam and Dallas will help you map your route depending on what you would like to see in Lancaster, Hershey, York and Harrisburg.
National Christmas Center, Paradise PA
Landis Valley Museum, Manheim, PA - a living history village and farm, that collects, preserves and interprets the history and material culture of the Pennsylvania German rural community from 1740 to 1940.
Lancaster Heritage Museum - Located in downtown Lancaster adjacent to Lancaster Central Market. The museum collects, preserves and interprets Lancaster County's history and decorative arts through its permanent collection, annual exhibitions and education programs.
Ephrata Cloister One of America's earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers seeking spiritual goals rather than earthly rewards.
National Watch & Clock Museum Columbia, PA
National Civil War Museum Harrisburg, PA
Wheatland, the Lancaster estate of President James Buchanan.
Brandywine Valley, PA - home to Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Brandywine River "Wyeth" Museum and much more.
Gettysburg, PA The historic civil war battlefields and location of Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address.
Harrisburg, PA State Capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg area encompasses Hershey and Central PA
Visit B.F. Hiestand House on Saturdays between July 11, 2015 and August 22, 2015 and enjoy open air lawn concerts at Nissley Vineyard, just 6 miles away.
Nissley Vineyard package includes:
Full Package Price is $75 in addition to your room rate.
Tickets only price is $15 per person in addition to your room rate
Check out the concert schedule: Nissley Vineyard Summer Concert Series
Pennsylvania has a rich railroad heritage. Railroad buffs can choose from among several historic railroad attractions nearby.
Strasburg Rail Road Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway, a full day packed with activities or just about an hour's worth of wholesome fun, Strasburg Rail Road has your ticket.
There are three Lancaster area golf courses close to our bed & breakfast:
Cool Creek Golf Club Nestled near the Susquehanna River, halfway between York and the PA Dutch Country of Lancaster County, Cool Creek offers a front nine that is open and easy walk, and the back nine with Kreutz Creek that winds through four holes plus a pond on the par 3, 14th hole. Slope: White (Men) - 69.2/126. Wrightsville, PA
Cross Gates Golf Club Located in Millersville PA. Bordered by the Conestoga River and nestled in gently rolling hills, Crossgates Golf Club offers you 18 holes of challenging play, a driving range, putting greens, a full service pro shop and a comfortable restaurant. All this in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere just minutes from downtown Lancaster.
Four Seasons Golf Course A challenging par 70 mature golf course, perfect for any player. Landisville, PA.
York, PA – Soak-in even more of Pennsylvania’s ultimate wine experience with NEW wineries and extended hours during the 2010 Tour de Tanks Event! The 13 wineries of the UnCork York Wine Trail welcome you Saturdays and Sundays in March from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for special tank and barrel tastings of vintages before they are bottled.
Here are other fine Pennsylvania Dutch Country Vineyards and Breweries: