- By Terry
- | October 3, 2019
Family Lodging in the Country
A Resort-Style Hotel in Lancaster County That Puts the Fun Right at Your Doorstep
When you want to get away, bring your family to the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn for a vacation that’s relaxing and fun for everyone. Our family-friendly, resort-style hotel offers everything you want on site, including an outdoor pool and two indoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, a game room and more. Our on-site Restaurant & Smorgasbord and nearby Bakery & Cafe make family meals convenient. For great vacation memories, enjoy a live show on our Stage or a free guided tour of Amish farmlands (Monday-Saturday) provided exclusively to our lodging Guests. You’re near Sight & Sound Theatre, Dutch Wonderland, the outlets (Rockvale & Tanger), Strasburg Railroad, and many other Lancaster-area attractions. We offer exceptionally clean, comfortable rooms and suites, and our friendly staff upholds our deep-rooted tradition of hospitality and excellent service, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. For added convenience and value, ask about our money-saving meal and/or stage packages or our VIP Program. If you’re looking for a hotel near Intercourse, PA or Bird-in-Hand, we invite you to be our Guest!See Rooms »
All Rooms Include
- Clean, comfortable standard or king room, junior or family suite, or efficiency
- In-room Wi-Fi (free) and cable TV
- In-room refrigerator for beverages and snacks
- Individual room climate control (air conditioning and heat)
- Complimentary scenic two-hour tour of Amish farmlands (Monday-Saturday)
- Use of two indoor pools, hot tub, and our on-site outdoor pool with walk-in zero-grade entrance
- Use of on-site lighted tennis and basketball courts, playground and walking paths
- Fitness room with NEW treadmill, elliptical machine and bike
- Game room located next to the indoor pool area
- A Picnic Pavilion, with seating for 30 to 40, is available to our Guests. To reserve the pavilion, a rental fee is required
- Discounted tickets to Bird-in-Hand Stage shows
- Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord located next door. Open Tues.-Sat. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday breakfast buffet served for lodging guests only 7:30-10 am.
- For a modest additional fee: miniature golf, petting zoo, and fixins’ for fireside s’mores
- Check-in: 3:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am
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My grandfather and grandmother used to come to Bird-in-Hand. My mother came when she was pregnant with me. When I was little, I used to ride on Grandpa Smucker’s tractor and play in the field where the farmers’ market is now. My wife and I brought our children to the Family Inn. Four generations of my family have stayed here. The best part is, even with the growth, it’s always stayed off the beaten path. I tell people that Bird-in-Hand is home, but unfortunately we have to live in New York.
— Greg Perrin, Brooklyn, NY
Create Memories for a Lifetime
In the heart of our village, the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn in Lancaster, PA is built on land that has been in the Smucker family for generations – since 1925, when John E. Smucker bought the farm from his father-in-law. Today, we have 125 rooms and continue to improve on our resort-style country inn for the benefit of our Guests.
With one outdoor and two indoor swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, an on-site fitness center, and other recreational facilities, our Bird-in-Hand country inn is the perfect place for an active family or group. Think of us like a family resort in Lancaster. We offer unique experiences like Fireside S’mores and free ice cream socials with the Smucker family that help make for a memorable family vacation. You can pull up a lawn chair and watch horse-drawn Amish buggies go by or hot air balloons launch from the field across the road. Plus, our location puts us in the middle of everything you want to see and do in Amish Country. Our hotel in Lancaster County is next to our Restaurant and Smorgasbord, as well as our live theatre. We’re within easy walking distance of our Bakery & Cafe, a farmer’s market, antique shops and a mini-golf course. And if you’re looking for a hotel near Sight & Sound Theatre, Dutch Wonderland, Kitchen Kettle Village, the Strasburg Railroad or the outlets, we’re just a short drive from these popular Lancaster, PA attractions.Welcome Message from Tammy, our Property Manager
Frequently Asked Questions
At Bird-in-Hand, you’ll find comfortable, high-quality lodging and accommodations. We offer a clean, comfortable standard or king room, junior or family suite, or efficiency room types. In-room Wi-Fi (free) and cable TV, in-room refrigerator for beverages and snacks, and individual room climate control (air conditioning and heat) are provided for all of our guests.
Guests of Bird-in-Hand lodging locations can enjoy a complimentary two-hour bus tour of Amish farmlands (Monday-Saturday), use of any of the facilities at all of our Bird-in-Hand family of properties, in-room refrigerators for beverages and snacks, free in-room Wi-Fi and cable television, hairdryers, restaurants nearby, and more.
Guest of the Family Inn also receive discounted tickets to Bird-in-Hand Stage shows, and a free scenic two-hour tour of Amish farmlands (exclusively for our lodging guests) Monday – Saturday – Bus boards on-site.
Absolutely! Bird-in-Hand Family Inn is a family-friendly destination located in the heart of Amish Country. Our Lancaster County hotel can accommodate groups of all sizes, whether you want a fun weekend getaway with the kids or a longer stay to fully experience the local culture.
Yes. Within Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, guests can enjoy the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord. At the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, you’ll find delicious food and great service in an atmosphere that’s uniquely Pennsylvania Dutch.
Select a room from our rooms catalogue, and set your dates in the booking system for rates or call (717) 768-8271.