While my family and I were in Lancaster, PA we stayed at the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn. Just across from the Amish Village, the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn was perfect for our families needs (and then some!) When I checked in the ladies at the reception desk were lovely. They welcomed me, told me about all the family-friendly facilities the Inn had and they even gave me a nice big container of food for the petting zoo. YES, you read right, they have a petting zoo on their property! Once I mentioned that to Hayley and Derek it was clear we needed to head directly to the petting zoo, no stoping at the room yet.
The kids loved feeding the animals!! They fed chickens, goats and a Llama. Since we are huge fans of the Llama Llama books they both were out of control excited over seeing a Llama!
Finally we convinced Hayley and Derek that the animals had all eaten enough and we went to check out our room. It was a perfect size, very clean with two beds and what more could you ask for! The Smuckers had left a lovely letter welcoming us and it all just felt like a perfect place to stay!
Next up…..The playground…no matter where we are Hayley and Derek must check out the playground so we spent a good amount of time there and off to the Smorgasbord for dinner. Have you ever had Broasted Chicken?? GO HAVE IT!!! Also have the fried apples….yummmm!
When dinner was over we went off to play mini-golf. YES! They have a mini-golf course on their property too!! It was so much fun, the kids had a blast!!
After all that fun both Hayley and Derek were exhausted and we didn’t make it to the beautiful indoor pool….NEXT TIME and there will be a next time!!!
That night we all went to bed right away. I think it was spending so much time out in the fresh country air that exhausted us. We slept soundly and comfortably.
Information About Bird-In-Hand Family Inn
Sitting along a AAA scenic byway, surrounded by Amish farmland, the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn features 125 comfortable, well-equipped rooms and a family restaurant. Choose from ground level, drive-up rooms in our Front Building or a variety of room styles in our three-story Pool Building. Each is offered to you Pennsylvania Dutch clean—and that’s clean!
But nobody stays in their room for long when there are three indoor and outdoor pools and a hot tub to enjoy! Plus, we have lighted tennis courts, a playground, mini golf, a game room and paths to explore the 10-acre property. And we offer complimentary, two hour tours of our neighboring Amish farmlands.
- 125 clean comfortable Guest Rooms
- Family Suites & King Rooms
- Complimentary Wireless Internet
- Complimentary Tour of the Amish Farmlands
- Two Heated Indoor Pools
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool with unique walk-in entrance
- Lighted Tennis Courts
- Playground & Game Room
- 2 18-Hole Miniature Golf courses (fee to play)
- Acres of Lawn
- Family Restaurant including Smorgasbord and menu dining
Bird-In-Hand offers many fun family activities including:
- Petting zoo
- Complimentary 2-Hour Amish Farmland Tour
- Fitness room
- Game room
- Indoor pools/hot tub
- Outdoor pools
- Picnic pavilion
- Pond & walking trail
- Tennis & basketball courts
Disclosure: I was given a complentary stay at the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn during the Girls’ Lunch Out Blogger event #VisitLancaster. All the opinions are me own…I really enjoyed the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn and will return!