So- you are in Lancaster- what’s a good spot to stay in?

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Yep!  That IS a giant, stuffed bacon on his head…and a Zoobie, and a Yogi Bear.  What, you don’t travel like that???

Last night we stayed at the Best Western Village Inn in Intercourse, PA.  (I know, funny name- especially for such a very religious area!)  As soon as we got there, the first thing I noticed (besides the well-kept property and friendly service) was how clean the room smelled.  As soon as we opened the door, we were hit with the smell of “clean”.  The room- while on the smaller side, it had everything you needed for the night.  Clean beds, bathroom, towels, they had a large TV and a mini ‘fridge as well.  One of the best aspects of the Best Western was the location- it was  right in the middle of so much- lots that you didn’t even need a car to get to, in fact.  Kitchen Kettle Village, home to many shops, restaurants, and the famous ” Yummy”, is about 2 blocks away.  The Lancaster, PA area has some fabulous shopping- from Amish-made treasures, to quite a few outlets- whatever your heart may desire.  And the food will not leave you wanting!  If you can’t find something you like- forget that- something you LOVE- you need to get your taste buds checked.  You can have fantastic PA Dutch Smorgasbords (Family-style dining experiences), the BBQ can’t be beat- and farm fresh produce is found at nearly every corner!  The Herrs factory is local, as is a pretzel factory, several places to see and buy fresh “canned” veggies, and- lets not forget the desserts!  Shoo-fly pie, apple pie- and let’s not forget the famous “Whoopie pies”, which are really tiny cake sandwiches with frosting in between- my son’s favorites!  Home made ice cream, lemonade, and pretzels are local favorites as well. (DO NOT miss these!)

The restaurants all close by 8- something this city girl didn’t know!  So that is a consideration to be aware of.  But it is no big deal- just know it ahead of time.  This area could not be more family friendly.  There are many historical, hands on, and active events and attractions for you and your family to enjoy.  Working farms, buggy rides, adventure farms, petting zoos, museums, puppets shows, live theater- you name it!

Did I mention how safe it feels here?  Or how friendly?  People wave and say hello. If someone bumps you- they say “excuse me”.  It is a great place to be, and a fantastic place to visit.  Don’t forget all our other adventures are in the area- Day out with Thomas, The Strasburg Railroad, Choo Choo Barn, Hayloft Candles and Petting Zoo- they are all just a little drive from the Best Western.  I love Lancaster.   I love being here with my kids, and I am here all the time- if you have not been here, get planning!  If you have, then when is your next visit?  Yummie’s birthday is coming up- you know you want to come on over for that!!!  If you are looking for a place to stay in the area, I am definitely recommending the Best Western Village, in Intercourse.  Fast, friendly, local to so many attractions, a restaurant on site (open from 6 am until 8 pm)- and even FREE wifi and continental breakfast!  What more can you want in a hotel?  Happy Trails to you, and I hope to see you soon in Lancaster– there is so much more then meets the eye!  Take your time, relax, enjoy all the local delicacies, and have fun!

Disclosure- I received a complimentary night at this hotel for the purpose of this review.  This is my honest review, all opinions are my own.



  1. sounds great! and your Little Man is having a great time

  2. Hi,
    I lived in Lancaster county several years ago, loved it! Wish I could get back. I didn’t see any mention of the Wilbur chocolate factory in Lititz, you didn’t miss going there I hope.

  3. We love to take quick trips to PA, and Lancaster really is nice, isn’t it? I’m glad you’re having fun. I am always so relived when I open the door and my hotel room is clean and comfy!

  4. I love it when I get to stay in a friendly town and the Best Western Hotel sounds like a place to stay.
    I’m glad this vacation is going well.

  5. AHHHHHHHH! I LOVE GOING THERE TOO! Kitchen Kettle Village has some of the best Barbeque Sauce I have EVER tasted.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time…I hate the name of the town too. Maybe sometime they will rename it. LOL! 🙂

  6. I want to hear more about the famous “Yummy!”

    It does sound like a good location though. Glad the room smelled clean – I hate hotel rooms that have that stale smell or still faint odors from previous visitors.

  7. Sounds like a great place to stay!!

  8. Great vacation review. Stopping by to say Hi from Moms Say Aye.

  9. Sounds like your vacation is going great so far..

  10. Nothing will ruin fun travel travel like a yucky room and bad food….Good food and a great place to stay are the most important pieces of the vacation pie! Sounds like you have both!

    I so love the smell of clean 🙂

  11. Reading your reviews are so informative and fun! Sounds like your vacation is going great!

  12. Looks like you guys had fun! A stuffed bacon? That is a new one!

  13. Sounds like a great place to stay! How could you want more than free wifi 🙂

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