Olde Square Inn

FAQs About the Area

Lancaster County is a blend of history and charm, with a mix of Amish countryside. Lancaster County has many intriguing small towns and a vibrant city center. You’ll find a delightful variety of things to do and places to explore.

The Amish culture is unique and fascinating. You can tour Amish farms, visit shops selling handcrafted goods, and learn about their traditions at cultural centers. When available, we can even arrange for you to experience dinner with an Amish family in their home.

The area offers a wide variety of cuisines. You’ll enjoy delicious meals at family-style restaurants with local Pennsylvania-Dutch dishes. Our farmers’ markets have fresh local produce, cheese, breads, and excellent pastries. You might like indulging in one of Lancaster County’s nationally acclaimed fine dining restaurants or taking a walking food tour, sampling international bites.

Whoopie pies, Shoo-fly pie, Pennsylvania Dutch pretzels, chicken pot pie, Lebanon bologna, and scrapple are all Lancaster County classics which are available at many restaurants. A stop at Central Market in Lancaster City or Roots Market in Manheim will help you fill your shopping basket with take-home treats.

Be sure to check our Facebook page and our Newsletter for events like quilt shows, art festivals, and seasonal celebrations.

Yes! Explore unique shops in downtown Lititz, Mount Joy, Strasburg, and Lancaster City. You can hunt bargains at outlet stores and discover handcrafted items at markets and small businesses around the County. If you’re into vintage and antiques, you’ll be thrilled with treasure hunting in Columbia’s fabulous antique stores.  There is great shopping in our area, explore it all.

Lancaster County’s is rich in history ranging from our early American heritage and religion to arts and culture. Some unique stops include President James Buchanan’s Wheatland Home, Historic Rockford, Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, Wright’s Ferry Mansion, Lancaster Central Market, and Fulton Theater. There are also scheduled walking tours through historic Lancaster City.

Catch a show at the historic Fulton Theatre, enjoy dinner and a performance at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, or a magic show in Strasburg and other live shows around the county. You’ll also find performances and music at many restaurants and venues in the area, including the summer concert under the stars at Long’s Park. Be sure to check out other local attractions & theater in the area.

Hike or bike on scenic trails, go kayaking on the Susquehanna River, or visit Chickies Rock park for a picnic. The Susquehanna River Trail is a beautiful 14-mile paved recreational trail along the river. It can be accessed in nearby Columbia and Marietta where you can also rent kayaks, bikes or just enjoy a beautiful stroll.  There is so much to see and do outdoors in our area.

Hike or bike on scenic trails, go kayaking on the Susquehanna River, or visit Chickies Rock park for a picnic. The Susquehanna River Trail is a beautiful 14-mile paved recreational trail along the river. It can be accessed in nearby Columbia and Marietta where you can also rent kayaks, bikes or just enjoy a beautiful stroll
Absolutely! Take a leisurely drive through Amish country, following back roads and stopping at roadside stands for fresh produce and baked goods. We also have a Covered Bridge tour you can drive which includes nearly 30 landmark bridges. Of course, you don’t have to do all of them in one day!
A car is the most convenient way to explore the sights, especially those in the Amish countryside. However, once you reach your destination, you’ll find that the small towns are very walkable.
While credit cards are widely accepted, especially in larger stores and restaurants, some Amish shops and roadside stands may prefer cash. While some also accept checks, it’s always a good idea to carry some green.
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See what our guests are saying:

Joshua F
Joshua F
2024-03-18
Great place to stay! Had a great time. Nancy welcomed us with opened arms. Our room was clean and comfortable. We had dinner at Bube’s after we arrived it was a short walk and even around midnight seemed safe walking. The next morning Nancy made us the most wonderful breakfast. The French toast bake was out of this world. We will stay again if in the area. Thank you!
Kimberly H
Kimberly H
2024-03-02
Lovely experience We had a wonderful experience at the Old Square Inn. From the moment we arrived, Nancy made us feel right at home. The accommodations were lovely and the breakfast was out of this world. We will be coming back for years to come. Thank you Nancy!!
CM
CM
2024-02-20
Great Birthday Weekend Getaway Charming Inn, room was very cozy and comfortable. Nancy is so wonderful and she serves up a gourmet breakfast to die for. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay, so many little personnel touches that make your stay memorable. We will certainly be back and look forward to our next visit.
Amanda E
Amanda E
2024-02-06
Cozy pre-Valentine couple getaway My hubby and I enjoyed our stay 10/10! Nancy was the most gracious hostess, and her cooking was top notch! She is very knowledgeable about Mount Joy and surrounding towns, and it helped us find great shopping and eating. Everything was so clean and neatly decorated. We splurged and added a custom charcuterie and wine upon arrival. The mix of treats was so perfect and it was enough to snack on for 2 days. We will be back during warmer months. Thank you!! Amanda & Rob Eberhart
Helen M
Helen M
2024-01-05
Wonderful Getaway! We loved our stay at the Olde Square Inn. We were there for New Year's Eve. The Inn was beautifully decorated for Christmas, we even has a small tree in our room! Nancy, the innkeeper was so welcoming and helpful with any questions we had and made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived. We also enjoyed a delicious made from scratch breakfast and she even sent us with brownies to go that were probably the best brownies I've ever had! it's evident that Nancy loves what she does and she does it very well! I would definitely recommend staying here and we hope to return.
From New Jersey
From New Jersey
2023-12-11
Great place to stay Excellent stay. The bed was comfortable, the rooms well appointed with a great gas fireplace, and the breakfasts were delicious. The house has a lot of charm and Nancy is a top rated host that exceeded our expectations.
Terry M
Terry M
2023-11-21
Meeting the parents! We stayed in the cottage in the back of the property. It was so charming and comfortable and all the comforts of home. We didn't have breakfast, had other plans, but it sounded so yummy. very convient to town. The only recommendation I would make is for softer pillows.
Michael O
Michael O
2023-11-14
Great B & B in a quaint little town! Nancy was very friendly and made us feel like friends. Our room was beautiful and clean. Breakfast each morning was delicious, Nancy even accommodated a a dietary need. Nancy recommended many restaurants in the area, which we chose the Catacomb under the ground, such a cool place. Mike & Debbie :)
Glenn H
Glenn H
2023-10-24
Weekend Getaway Stayed with my wife, and another couple went with us. The place was extremely neat and clean. Nancy was a great hostess, and we asked for suggestions on some things. Nancy was spot on with her recommendations. the breakfasts that we received on Saturday, and Sunday was outstanding. I would highly recommend the Olde Square Inn, and the next time we are in the area it will surely be our place to stay. Great Time
ExoConsulting
ExoConsulting
2023-10-15
Highly recommend - What a wonderful stay! As with any B&B, things start and end with the innkeeper. Nancy is a wonderful host, amazing cook, and opens her lovely home to guests. Breakfasts are worth getting started for, there are several work areas for us “work from everywhere” folks. The rooms were clean & comfortable. If your business takes to Mount Joy or the Lancaster area, staying at the Olde Square Inn will be a highlight of your trip.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania