While we were in the Lancaster area, we stayed at a bed and breakfast called Lititz House. It was DEFINITELY the best one we have ever stayed at, and we typically choose a B & B whenever we travel. The people were nice, the food was delicious, and the room was BEYOND amazing.
Speaking of food, the first breakfast we had was incredible. I was KICKING myself for not bringing my camera, but it was so tasty that I couldn't tear myself away to go upstairs and get my camera. In addition to the breakfast appetizers (every breakfast started with a baked treat along with fresh fruit!), the first meal was this baked egg thing. I don't remember the name, and I have to e-mail them and grab the recipe. Heidi (one of the innkeepers) said that it was deceptively easy. It was kind of like a personal frittata, but with bread somehow mixed in. When I get the recipe and make it, I will post about it. Some of the other yummies they served included baked apples with cinnamon over ice cream and lightly seasoned and sweetened bacon that made John's eyes light up.
The other element that made our stay special? The innkeepers. John and Heidi were so warm and friendly! They really made us feel at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast chats with them, and getting to know a little bit about them, their family, and the quaint town of Lititz. Through their kind suggestion we headed off to a great nursery in the area and purchased enough plants to fill the backseat of our car! Whenever we look our our newly planted border, or our new potted herbs, or our veggies, we think of them. They also pointed us in the direction of a great place to pick up produce before we left for home and a market in Lancaster itself where we stocked up on meat and poultry products.
When we left Lititz House, our cooler was FULL of good food... a chicken, chicken bones, ground beef, liver, marrow bones, fruits and veggies galore, and (after a visit to Zoe!) 4 dozen eggs. Since it was so stuffed, we didn't realize until we got home that we left the cheese we bought at the little shop in town in the B & B fridge! Luckily, John and Heidi found it and are working with the store to ship it out to us. If that isn't proof that they are exceptional, I don't know what is. We were both so upset that we forgot it, but figured it was a lost cause. When they e-mailed us, it made our week!
Our trip would have been quite different if we stayed at another B & B, at least in my opinion. We definitely made the right choice!