Lancastern PA road trip




Before school started we Tom and I decided to take a quick two day trip to the Lancaster area for some antique shopping and sight seeing. On the way we had to stop and do the tour at the Haine’s shoe house. The house was surprisingly larger then I expected inside, though the bedroom located under the laces has a sloping ceiling that would make me feel a little claustrophobic. The kitchen was adorable and still had all its original appliances. I didn’t get a lot of photos inside because we were on the tour with four other adults, and five kids, so a little tight. In Lancaster we stayed at the Lancaster Arts Hotel which is in an old cigar warehouse, its perfectly located next to a coffee & donut shop (Mean Cup coffee & newly opened Beiler’s donuts) which made a very convenient breakfast combination. We had dinner one night at a brewery called Bube’s Brewery which gives you a little tour before dinner where you descend 43 feet into the stone-lined vaults of the Catacombs. Then you get to sit and eat several stories below the surface of the street. I love novelty stuff like this, and the meal includes some locally made pretzels and cheese dip while you wait for your food. The next day we did the antique circuit in Adamstown PA. There is one main street where you can stop at somewhere between 10-13 antique malls. We found plenty of treasure which I still need to take some photos of. I’d love to go back to Lancaster again soon for even more exploring. I have been there a bunch with my sister on her birthday trips, but it was always in February, and so being there in the Summer made it so much easier to walk around without freezing.

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8 Responses to Lancastern PA road trip

  1. brandy says:

    oh how fun! makes me itch to get a road trip in before summer is completely over

  2. Colleen says:

    I love the Haines Shoe house! My mom is from York county and my great grandparents did an anniversary trip there when it was available to stay. We have some neat pictures.

  3. Amy Ragland says:

    Sounds like such a fun trip! 😍

  4. Maureen says:

    I’m from Pittsburgh and love the Haines House. Went through there about 10-11 years ago, and remember the tour guide saying it was something like 1300 sq.ft. I love the old buildings like the shoe. If you haven’t been there, go visit Lucy the Elephant in Margate NJ right on the beach. The Bedford Coffee Pot is another favorite.

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    Maureen, isnt it such a fun house! I’ve been to the bedofrd coffee pot, so very cute…but never Lucy the Elephant! Love places like that

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Amy, it was quick but fun! :) Wish we had thought to plan more mini trips during Summer vacation but it seemed to just fly by

  7. Heidi Kenney says:

    Colleen, Oh thats really cool! We saw photos from a few married couples who stayed in the shoe!

  8. Heidi Kenney says:

    Brandy, I wish we had made an effort to do some other little trips, but the Summer just seemed to get away from us!