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Plan Your Adventure to Mount Hope this Spring
While the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in the region, the historic Mount Hope Mansion also hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the spring and summer months that will keep you busy and coming back...
Happy New Year from Pam and Dallas - B. F. Hiestand House
Happy New Year!  Honestly, the older I get the faster time passes by.  It’s hard to believe it is the end of January already.  Our whole family just enjoyed a week’s vacation in Walt Disney...
B.F. Hiestand House’s Top Book Picks of the Season
We hear this alot – ”So many books, so little time.”  We’d like to invite you to curl up right here in the cozy quarters of B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast. Bring with you one or two of the books you’ve...
6 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever at B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast
Feeling restless? Ready for a change of scenery? Come visit! Enjoy winter in a new wonderful way. Here are six ways to shake off even the most persistent feelings of cabin fever.     1.Take in Downtown Lancaster Historical Downtown...
Things to Do in Lancaster County for the Holidays
The spirit of the season is in our hearts and displayed on our Lancaster County shirt sleeves. If you are looking for things to do this time of year, come visit us! We are located in an area where you’ll find both rich Christmas history and...
Give the Gift Certificate of Rest & Relaxation
Our guess is that when you think of the holiday season “rest and relaxation” is not the first thing that comes to mind. At B.F. Hiestand House B&B, we never forget the importance of renewal that comes from the experience of getting...
Find Your Belsnickle Tour of Inns in Lancaster County
  The first weekend of December come play with us for the second annual Find Your Belsnickle Tour of Inns. In Lancaster County we embrace the mischievous Christmas tradition of Belsnickle. Who is  Belsnickle? During the 18th and 19th...
Enjoy The History And Flavors Of Lancaster County By Bicycle
If you’re in the mood for a bike ride through rolling farm land, past covered bridges from years past, one room school houses, and a possible encounter with a modern day working horse and buggy, then riding the backroads of Lancaster County is...
Have You Been to the York Fair in Pennsylvania?
Getting to Know York Fair Known as the first fair in America, the York Fair was first held in the historic old Town of York in 1765, eleven years before the nation was founded. A charter to hold that fair was granted to the people of York by Thomas...
Calling All Lords & Ladies to The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
At B.F Hiestand House Bed and Breakfast we have watched our faire (fare) share of Lords and Ladies get dressed as their favorite Renaissance personas. They then run off and play along with olde world villagers and merrymakers at the Pennsylvania...
4 Pick-Your-Own Fruit Orchards in Pennsylvania
It’s August. You know what that means. Harvesting of Summer produce is in full swing. Farmers markets are displaying brilliant colors and overflowing baskets. Take part in the harvest yourself and pick your own fruit straight from the tree....
Summer Concerts in Lancaster County
Summer weekends are another kind of special around here. The air fills with the happy sounds of outdoor music festivals, and concerts. You’ll find romantic settings for an intimate concert with a picnic to larger venues hosting all day...
Baseball & Bed & Breakfast = Home Run!
Summer baseball season is in full swing in Central Pennsylvania. Fans from all over are arriving to take in a live baseball game! The small-town feel of the home-team stadiums on a warm July night, coupled with the big-game players (there’s no...
6 Outdoor Activities To Enjoy While on the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail
A Little Bit of Trail History Northwest Lancaster County River Trail stretches nearly 14 miles along the east bank of the Susquehanna River between Falmouth (near the Dauphin County line) and Columbia, Pennsylvania. Along the way, you can stop to...
Enjoy Our Wine and Brew Tours in Lancaster, York, and Hershey Pennsylvania
What could be better than a relaxing stay at the B.F. Hiestand House Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Pennsylvania? How about a relaxing stay coupled with our Wine & Brew Tour? The Lancaster, York, and Hershey, Pennsylvania area is rich...
Our Garden Says...Help Me!
March was such a warm month here, and we were so excited to get outside to start cleaning up our flower and raised vegetable beds. Dallas started growing pansies,  spinach, and lettuce in the basement under the grow lights. He has since started...
Are You Ready to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
Did you know that St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland, was not Irish?  He was born in Britain, into an aristocratic family. At the age of 16, he was kidnapped by Irish Raiders and taken to Ireland.  He was held captive for 6 years,...
Bird-In-Hand Magic Lantern Shows - The Amish Experience
During the 19th century, Magic Lanterns were the most popular form of entertainment in America.  A Magic Lantern holds a hand painted glass lens that is projected onto a screen.  Usually the paintings are of widely recognized stories....
Belsnickle Christmas Tour
During the 18th and 19th centuries, immigrants from Germany seeking freedom of religion settled in Lancaster County that offered a mild climate and rich soil ideal for farming.  The Pennsylvania German word for Lancaster is Lengeschder. The...
The 30th Season of Poe Evermore
For the past 30 years, Mount Hope’s Theater in the Mansion has been performing Poe Evermore, which opens on October 31 and continues through November 15.  Edgar Allan Poe is considered the father and master of psychological horror stories...