After Eight Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wolf Sanctuary, Lancaster PA wildlife, Bed & Breakfast Lancaster PA

The Wolf Sanctuary of Lititz Pennsylvania, secluded on 22 acres of natural woodland is a great way to spend a few hours.  Over 40 rescued wolves have found there way here in a safe and protected environment.  These wolves are lovingly cared for and it is your donations that make this effort possible, since they receive no government support.  This is not an opportunity to miss when you are in Lancaster Pennsylvania.  Located within a reasonable distance is the After Eight Bed & Breakfast, where your host Robert is more than pleased to give you more information and assist in planning your visit.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gregg Allman, American Music Theater, Lodging Lancaster PA

Gregg Allman performs at the American Music Theater, January 9th, 2011.  You will not want to miss this performance of one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band.  Gregg's debut performance at the American Music Theater will be a night of rock, country and jazz, infused with his own personal style.  Located nearby is the After Eight Bed & Breakfast where your host Robert has many suggestions for ways to spend your time while visiting Lancaster Pennsylvania.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Murder Mystery, New Year's Extravaganza, My Fair Lady, Lancaster Symphonic Orchestra

After Eight Bed & Breakfast has scheduled a New Year's Weekend Extravaganza.  Included in the weekend package are tickets to the Lancaster Symphonic Orchestra performing a semi staged version of My Fair Lady, at 7:30pm New Year's Eve.  The evening is not over, at 11:00pm guests will be entertained and ring in the new year with a champagne  toast at midnight while enjoy the comedy at Stitches Comedy Club.  Guest will enjoy a breakfast New Year's morning and have the afternoon free, returning the After Eight Bed & Breakfast and participating in a New Year's Eve Masquerade Murder Mystery, which each guest taking on a character.  This is a first time murder mystery event for the After Eight Bed & Breakfast and guests are already excited.  Your host Robert is also anticipating a very enjoyable and entertaining weekend.   

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Deathtrap, Fulton Theater, Lancaster Pennsylvania Performing Arts, Lodging Lancaster Pennsylvania

Deathtrap is now performing at the Fulton Theater in Lancaster Pennsylvania and runs through November 7, 2010.  You will not want to miss this production of the ever popular comical murder mystery, with so many twists and turns and performed so well with a great cast.  Make your reservations early, many shows are sure to be sell out performances.   Robert, your host  from the After Eight Bed & Breakfast has encouraged many guests to explore the performing arts in Lancaster Pennsylvania, he would be pleased to give you additional information for the full season at the Fulton Theater for 2010-2011.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas Show, American Music Theater, Lodging Lancaster Pennsylvania

You won't want to miss this years American Music Theater - 2010 Christmas Show.   This is an all new show with many new cast members and with the ever popular American Music Theater musicians.  This is a great way to enjoy the holiday season and will be entertaining for people of all ages.  Make your reservations early as many of the shows sell out.  This years season is from November 2 through December 30.  Located nearby is the After Eight Bed & Breakfast where your host Robert would be pleased to assist you with your visit to Lancaster Pennsylvania.  Robert has many excellent ideas on things to see and do when in the area.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lancaster PA Crafts, In Grandma's Attic, Christmas Open House Tour, Lodging Lancaster Pennsylvania

In Grandma's Attic is part of the "Christmas Open House Tour" in Lancaster Pennsylvania, with the theme "Christmas in the Country", on November 18, 19 and 20, 2010.  Stop by and visit with Patti and get details on over 20 different shops that will be part of this years tour.  Located conveniently at 3595 Lincoln Hwy, Kinzers PA 17355 it is only minutes from Intercourse, Paradise and Bird-In-Hand.  In Grandma's Attic is open Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 5pm.  There you will find a great mixture of seasonal decorations and creative Country and Victorian crafts with many of them made by local craft artists.  Nearby is the After Eight Bed & Breakfast where your host Robert will give you more information for your visit to Lancaster Pennsylvania with it's rich farm and Amish Heritage.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Scrapbooking, Things Remembered, Craft Supplies, Lodging Lancaster PA

Scrapbooking is alive and well in Lancaster Pennsylvania Times Remembered, Inc. has recently opened their second location, this time it is located in the Rockvale Outlets.  They specialize in scrapbooking and you will find an abundance of scrapbooking supplies.  They have so many unique items and many of them with themes of the Amish and local farmland attractions.  Even if you are not a seasoned scrapbooker, you would easily find something of interest for yourself or a gift.  Located nearby is the After Eight Bed and Breakfast where your host Robert would be more than pleased to offer you information and maps for your visit to Lancaster Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Church Basement Ladies, Dinner Theater, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lodging Lancaster PA

The Dutch Apple Dinner Theater is presenting Church Basement Ladies, starting on September 30 through November 13, 2010.  This hilarious musical has played in Minneapolis for two years and now comes to Lancaster Pennsylvania to amuse and entertain.  Make your reservations now and don't forget to stay over and enjoy many of the other activities in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.  Your host Robert, at the After Eight Bed & Breakfast is more than pleased to assist you in planning your visit.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

National Christmas Center, Christmas in July, Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast, Lodging Lancaster PA

The National Christmas Center in Paradise Pennsylvania is hosting the Midsummer Yule Festival on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 9am - 5pm.  The event will have Antique Christmas Items, Christmas Arts and Crafts, Demonstrations, Farmer's Market and Festival Food.  This is an event you will not want to miss.  The National Christmas Center is located amid Amish farmland and easy access on Lincoln Highway.  While you are there you will not want to miss a tour of the National Christmas Center and Museum.  Here you will find Christmas memories from the past and envision Christmas "through the eyes of a child".   Marvel at the life size Christmas story created in settings depicting the way of life at the time of Christ's birth.  Exploring the museum will take almost 2 hours with its twists and turns you will keep wondering what is in store around the next corner.  The After Eight Bed and Breakfast is located only minutes away and your host Robert would be more that pleased to assist you in your adventure in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Restaurants Lancaster PA, Checkers Bistro Lancaster PA, Lancaster PA Lodging, Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast

Checkers Bistro in Lancaster PA, has consistently lived up to a very high standard of quality, well prepared meals, both unique and delicious. Their menu include a delectable array of soups, salads, a variety of small plates as well as sandwiches and main entree.  There is not a single item that should be missed including their scrumptious desserts.    David and Masami are a remarkable and enthusiastic team who openly express their love and energy for an excellent dining experience and infuse that same energy to all their staff.  Server Kenny was very helpful and full of suggestions and never once were we rushed to make a decision.  The atmosphere is relaxing with subdued lighting and candles flickering throughout all of the dining area.  A very romantic restaurant but not stuffy, casual but elegant.  First time guests joined me for dinner, who were amazed and could not find one single flaw and cannot wait for a return visit. Contributed by Robert, host and innkeeper at the After Eight Bed & Breakfast.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hans Herr House, Historic Lancaster PA, Lancaster PA Lodging, Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast

Hans Herr House, the oldest homestead in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, was built in 1719, and is also the oldest Mennonite meetinghouse in America.  The structure has been fully restored and provides an opportunity to explore the way that early settlers came into Lancaster Pennsylvania.  You will want to spend time discovering many of the features within the house and also check out the tool sheds and blacksmith shop.  Open Monday through Saturday 9 to 4, there is a charged admission.  Located nearby is the After Eight Bed and Breakfast, where your host Robert can provide you with maps and many other places to explore and enjoy around Lancaster County Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

American Music Theater, Nashville, Lancaster PA Lodging, Lancaster Bed & Breakfast

American Music Theater in Lancaster PA, has opened another original production Nashville City Limits.  A very talented group of musicians and vocalists performing many your country favorites.  Excellent staging with great acoustics, you will still be tapping your foot as you leave the auditorium and only wanting more.  Don't miss this performance which will end June 19, 2010, so there is not much time.  After Eight Bed and Breakfast provides convenient lodging and your host Robert will be more than pleased to give maps and additional information on Lancaster Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fedora Hats, Cowboy Hats, Killerhats, Lancaster PA Lodging, Lancaster PA Bed & Breakfast

Killer Hats, has opened their first public store in Paradise, PA, with their grand opening on Saturday, June 19th, 2010.  Killer Hats has been in operation since 1949 and have been displaying their merchandise in shows and events around the country with the support of four distribution centers.  The new store will be open seven days a week, providing customers the opportunity to explore their wide variety of hats in addition to other products including belts, boots, buckets, t-shirts and several other accessories.  Their courteous staff was more than welcome to provide advise and information.  Check them out.  Nearby Killer Hats is the After Eight Bed & Breakfast, a great location for exploring Lancaster PA, where your host Robert will provide you with information and maps.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Activities Lancaster PA, Miniature Golf, Lancaster Bed & Breakfast

Village Greens Golf located in Strasburg PA, amid Lancaster County farmland, has two fantastic miniature golf courses covering 13 acres.  The Gold and Orange courses provide challenges, with a variety of obstacles, inclines and water traps. The extensive gardens, trees and shrubs, changing with the seasons, along with flowing water streams and a collecting pond provide a very relaxing and shady cover.  Check their website for special value offers and for the dates of special events, including the Glo Golf Nite.  You will not want to miss their snack bar with tables inside and a patio outside for enjoying your snacks and treats.  Planning on a visit to Lancaster PA, located just minutes away from Strasburg is the After Eight Bed & Breakfast, where your host Robert will provide you with maps and many other activities in Lancaster PA.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Outdoors Lancaster PA, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, 2010 season is about to begin with their season kickoff on May 29th.  Join in on the outdoor fun and don't miss the opening of their 5 acre corn maze on July 3rd.  If you enjoy trains the Strasburg Railroad makes a stop at the Cherry Crest Farm.  Fun for all ages, you will want to return every year.  Your outdoor adventure is a short and easy ride from the After Eight Bed & Breakfast, convenient and central to many other attractions and destinations in Lancaster PA.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lancaster Quilt, Lancaster Art, Lancaster PA Bed & Breakfast

Handmade quilts have been a tradition among the Old Order Amish and Mennonite Community for many generations in Lancaster Pennsylvania.  One of the best places to learn about Amish Quilts is the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum in downtown Lancaster PA.  On display are locally made Amish quilts dating between the 1870's and 1940's.    The creativity of the Quilts with endless color schemes, original and traditional designs, will bring amazement to nearly everyone.  You will want to visit many of the local Amish quilt stores around Lancaster PA, including Riehl's Quilts and Crafts, Silvia Petersham's Quilts & Fabrics, Smuckers Quilts, Country Lane Quilts and Witmer Quilt Shop.  Lancaster PA is a vibrant community of the arts, with added popularity of the First Friday Events each month, showcasing many of the local artists in the area.  Centrally located is the After Eight Bed & Breakfast, where your host Robert will be more than pleased to give you directions and also provide information on restaurants and many other activities in Lancaster PA.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Doobie Brothers, American Music Theater, Lancaster PA Lodging

The American Music Theater, in Lancaster Pennsylvania, hosts the Doobie Brothers on April 28, 2010.  There are still tickets available to see this popular 1970's California Band, performing some of your most memorable and favorite songs of the recent past.  Opening the show will be Lancaster's own The Green Onions, getting the show off to a great start.   Close by lodging is also available at the After Eight Bed and Breakfast, only a few minutes away, ask your host and innkeeper Robert for great recommendations on local restaurants and other activities in the area.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PA Covered Bridges, Lancaster Country, Lancaster Inn PA

Covered Bridges can be found in every corner of Lancaster County Pennsylvania.  Many visitors will spend several hours driving the beautiful rolling hills and farmland to discover each unique setting and bridge characteristics.  The longest bridge, Pine Grove spans 204 feet, which is a double span bridge.  The longest single span bridge is the 180 foot Hunsecker's Mill Bridge and the shortest is the 53 foot Landis Mill with a whole lot of other bridges in between.  Each of the bridges has it's own charm, which visitors in Lancaster County Pennsylvania love to explore.  Many innkeepers at the local bed and breakfasts, have information and are able to provide detailed maps and some even have books for guests to borrow.  Each season provides a new backdrop of color and interest.  With over 22 covered bridges in Lancaster County, you will want to come back several times to explore a different section of the county.    Take a picnic and enjoy the afternoon in the nicer weather, but you would not want to miss the opportunity to capture a picture during the winter months.  The After Eight Bed and Breakfast is pleased to assist guests in exploring the Covered Bridges of Lancaster PA.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lancaster PA Theater, Fulton Theater, Phantom, Lancaster PA Lodging

The Fulton Theater in Lancaster PA is a beautifully restored theater dating back to 1852.  It is considered to be the oldest, continuously running theater in the USA.  The theater has had many changes over the years from when it was first opened and underwent an extensive renovation in 1995. It has also been named a National Landmark, one of only eight theaters to have that designation. Performers ranging from Mark Twain to Helen Hayes have taken the stage, as well as many other renowned performers.  This is also home to the Lancaster Symphonic Orchestra, showcasing the amazing acoustics of the theater.  You will not want to miss the final two shows of the current season.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof playing April 22, 2010 through May 9, 2010 and Phantom June 3, 2010 through July 4, 2010.   The After Eight Bed and Breakfast has encouraged many guests to become enriched, humored and moved by the performances at the Fulton Theater.   This is definitely one location you will not want to miss when visiting and exploring Lancaster Pennsylvania.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Downtown Lancaster Pennsylvania, Central Market, Lancaster Art Galleries

Discover and explore  Downtown Lancaster Pennsylvania, now that spring is here and in full swing.  There is easy parking in several parking garages or right on the downtown streets. Your stops should include:  Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Residences, The Heritage Center Museum, Central Market, The Quilt & Textile Museum, Fulton Opera House, Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Lancaster Museum of Art, Mulberry Art Studios, the Demuth Museum and Steinman Park.  There are so many great places to eat when downtown including The Pressroom Restaurant.  You will not want to miss First Friday's in Lancaster.  Stroll the streets and discover something new, different and unique.  The new Lancaster Convention Center has helped to stir a new resurgence in downtown Lancaster. So you will want to come visit, explore and see what is new and revisit some of your favorite stores, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Amish, Lancaster PA, Amish Lifestyle

Lancaster Pennsylvania has been know for years as a farming community and for the Amish culture.  In fact, Lancaster has some of the most productive non-irrigated farmland in the country.  This is probably one of the reasons that the Old Order Amish, Mennonites, Brethren and other "Plain People",  find the area so appealing.  Their priorities are first to God and second to their families and farms.  There are many different variations within the the "Plain People", but it is their faith and literal interpretation of the Bible scriptures that keep them to be separate from many of the modern ways of the "English".  The Old Order Amish will not have electricity or telephones in their homes.  They will not own a car or a tractor, which is why you will see them riding buggies and using draft animals to pull their farming equipment.  Lancaster is a great place to mingle with the Amish, learn about their culture, discover and become intrigued with people that can remain faithful to their beliefs, even with all the modern culture surrounding them.   

Some local business owned by the Amish and Mennonites are great places to have person to person contact, they include:  Riehl's Quilts and Crafts, Countryside Road Stand, Lapp Valley Farm (dairy and ice cream), Dienner's Family Restaurant, and the Mennonite Information Center.   Other local businesses that have tours of farmhouses and buildings depicting the way the Amish live include:  Amish Farm and House Tours, The Amish Village, and the Amish Experience

Centrally located to all these activities and destinations is the 
After Eight Bed and Breakfast
where you can find a home away from home.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Strasburg PA, Easter Bunny Train, Lancaster PA

Strasburg Railroad located in Lancaster PA will have their annual Easter Bunny Trail rides on April 2-4, 2010.  Don't forget all the other train attractions in Strasburg, PA, which is a quaint town located in the Amish countryside of rolling hills and picturesque farmland.  The large minature trains at the Choo Choo Barn will take at least an hour to see and you probably will want to go around a second time as you see the layout go from day to night.  The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has on display a large array of locomotives and cars, you must allow at least 2 hours to discover and enjoy this collection.  The National Toy Train Museum is just a couple minutes away and has an large collection of miniature trains, don't forget to press all the buttons and the joy of being a 'kid' again.  All of these attractions and many more are only minutes away from the After Eight Bed & Breakfast.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster bed and breakfast

Sight and Sound Theater has opened their new production "Joseph", which will run for 8 months, through October 2010.  This is a $3 million production with a cast of 45 professional actors, live animals, special effects and 30 foot tall sets with stages on three sides.  The sound track includes 13 original songs, with a score composed by Don Harper, whose credits include "National Treasure" and Disney's "Lion King 1-1/2".  Live singing is accompanied by pre-recorded music by the Prague Symphony Orchestra.  The After Eight Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located only 4.5 miles and about 10 minuets away from the theater.

American Quilters Society, Lancaster PA Lodging

American Quilters Society Quilt Show
Lancaster Pennsylvania
March 24 - 27, 2010

Lancaster Pennsylvania is the host for American Quilters Society Quilt show. There are expected to be 17,000 visitors to this years event. The After Eight Bed and Breakfast is proud to be one of the local lodging facilities welcoming quilters to this much anticipated show. There will be over 300 vendors participating in this show and contest, displaying over 300 quilts. Lancaster Pennsylvania is a great destination for those interested in quilts with many locally made Amish quilts and all the supplies and fabrics for those dedicated quilters.

After Eight Bed and Breakfast is centrally located in
Lancaster County PA,
near many of the farmland attractions, towns and markets.