Join Us In Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary in 2018
Upcoming Events & Things To Do
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So Much To See, So Much To Do
Every sunrise over the gentle hills of the surrounding farmlands brings a day full of possibility. If you’re looking for events and things to do in Lancaster County, our Bird-in-Hand family of properties offer the perfect place to stay close to everything you want to do. As our Guest, you’re invited to get to know the side of Amish Country we call home, with a complimentary tour of back roads and farmlands. Enjoy a memorable ice cream social with the Smucker family. Test your stamina or cheer on the runners in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon. Take a hot air balloon ride or tour The Amish Village. Nearby you’ll find farmers markets, quilt shops and boutiques, as well as outlet stores, Sight & Sound Theatres, Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Railroad and more. If you want to know more about events and attractions, explore our website or ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations.
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The Bird-in-Hand family of properties are located in the historic village of Bird-in-Hand in the heart of Lancaster County’s Amish farmlands. The Smucker family invites you to get to know our village, to taste the farm-fresh goodness of its bounty and to experience the tradition of hospitality and good food that we have passed down from generation to generation.
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Packages & Special ExperiencesSome moments you’ll remember forever: eating barbecued chicken and steamed corn in the field where it was grown and harvested…. enjoying a private wine tasting for two and a romantic get-away at our historic country inn…. staying in our Schoolhouse Suite....going behind the scenes at an Amish farm during harvest time…. Not only will you make great memories and find lots of things to do in Bird-in-Hand, but you can save money, too.
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Smucker Ice Cream SocialsAvailability: Country Acres CampgroundFamily InnOpen to All Lodging GuestsTravelers Rest Motel
Cornfield BanquetAvailability: Amish Country MotelBakery & CafeCountry Acres CampgroundFamily InnOpen to All Lodging GuestsRestaurant & SmorgasbordTravelers Rest MotelVillage Inn & Suites
Stay & Soar PackageAvailability: PackagesVillage Inn & Suites
Amish Farmland TourAvailability: Amish Country MotelCountry Acres CampgroundFamily InnTravelers Rest MotelVillage Inn & Suites
One-night PackageAvailability: Family Inn
Two-night PackageAvailability: Family Inn
Extended Stay PackageAvailability: Family InnVillage Inn & Suites
Wine TastingAvailability: Village Inn & Suites
Hot Air Balloon RidesAvailability: Amish Country MotelCountry Acres CampgroundFamily InnTravelers Rest MotelVillage Inn & Suites
Breakfast with the SmuckersAvailability: Country Acres Campground
50 Years of Smucker Family Hospiality
Our Smucker Family’s successful experiment with hospitality began in 1968 when we built a motel in the pasture of our Bird-in-Hand farm. Guests soon found our 30-room Bird-in-Hand Motor Inn along the historic Old Philadelphia Pike where they enjoyed wide-open spaces and views of farming country. Two years later we opened the Bird-in-Hand Motor Inn Restaurant next to the motel to offer Pennsylvania Dutch foods that were, according to our slogan in 1970, “Home Cooking at its Best!”
Follow our Smucker Family’s journey from Switzerland to Bird-in-Hand and the development of our hospitality businesses in The Bird-in-Hand Story: 50 Years of Smucker Family Hospitality. This 138-page hardcover book will be available this summer and is full of pictures and interesting anecdotes about life on the farm and the adventures of running motels and restaurants that enhance the lives of our Guests.
How We Became the Bird-in-Hand Family of Properties
This first video in our series highlighting the company’s last 50 years gives an introduction to how we built up our Bird-in-Hand Family of Properties.
Our yearlong celebration features a display of artifacts and a historical timeline in the lobby of our restaurant & smorgasbord. A community hymn sing and ice cream social, original menu items, a limited edition shoofly pie artisan ice cream, a 50th anniversary cookbook, and collectibles are all a part of commemorating our special year.Learn More of Our History
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