Ascot House Bed & Breakfast - Lancaster County, PA

2-Night Stay with Tea, Wine, Cheese, and Dining Credit at Ascot House Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster County, PA

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Romantic B & B in Pennsylvania Countryside

When Wendy Codd decided to open a bed and breakfast, she spent months searching for the right property and location, with no luck. Then, one Sunday morning while reading the newspaper in Baltimore, a two-line ad jumped out at her: “200-year-old house. Could make a bed-and-breakfast.” The open house was taking place later that day, so Codd made the 64-mile drive to have a look. “The house just called to me,” she says. “I had an idea of what it could be.”

She bought the five-story, Federal-style house and added seven bathrooms, central air conditioning, and entirely new décor. Since 1800, the house has been a private residence, an all-girls’ academy, and a general store. It’s now known as the Ascot House Bed & Breakfast and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Codd, the English-born owner and self-taught chef, is a natural host. “I love to take care of people,” she says. And guests at the Ascot are certainly pampered, with offerings ranging from evening hors d’oeuvres to gourmet breakfasts served on Wedgwood china. The morning meal typically includes homemade muffins, croissants and preserves, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, savory crepes, and fresh fruit. With this Groupon, you can also enjoy a selection of cheeses and fruit, an English afternoon tea service, and a dining credit to the nearby Accomac Inn, which serves seasonal farm-to-table cuisine for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

The inn’s guest rooms are named after counties in Codd’s native England, and each includes a fireplace. The Surrey, Bedford, and Suffolk rooms are outfitted with a queen-size four-poster bed and either a two-person tub or jacuzzi, while the Essex room features a private entrance as well as a balcony overlooking the garden.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Crossroads of Amish Culture and German Heritage

Lancaster County sits in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. A number of Amish families—many of them descendants of the German immigrants who settled in the region in the 18th and 19th centuries—still farm the land here, living and working by the same timeless principles and unadorned methods they've been using for generations. On a drive through the area, you'll see covered bridges spanning the Conestoga River and probably share the road with a horse-drawn buggy or two.

At stops such as Kitchen Kettle Village, you can watch experts canning jellies, jams, and relishes and sample homemade baked goods. The Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum houses more than 3,700 artifacts, including a number of antique Amish quilts. The building itself is a Beaux Arts gem previously used as a bank.

To tour the countryside in style, take a ride aboard a coal-burning steam locomotive on the Strasburg Rail Road. As the train chugs past farmers tending fields and cattle grazing on hay and strudel, parlor-car attendants serve cocktails and snacks to passengers in the dining car or in first class. Across the street from the station in Strasburg, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania chronicles the history of the track via rotating exhibits and more than 100 locomotives and railcars.

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What You Get

2-night stay for two in any room

  • Option 1: $239 to check in Monday–Wednesday (up to a $466 value)
  • Option 2: $269 to check in Friday–Sunday (up to a $506 value)

Included in all options:

  • Afternoon English tea for two
  • Cheese and fruit platter with bottle of wine
  • $20 dining credit at The Accomac Inn


Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/30/13
Travel by: 9/30/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 14-day cancellation notice or fee of 50% of applicable one-night's stay applies; 7-day notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 6% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • 17 fireplaces
  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Afternoon tea
  • Library
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/30/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice or fee of 50% of applicable one-night's stay applies; 7-day notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and 21 or older to drink alcohol
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 6% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Surrey and Suffolk Rooms

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Norfolk and Bedford Rooms

  • One king bed and one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest

Essex Room

  • One queen bed and one futon
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for an additional guest

Dorset Room

  • One king bed or two twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: dogs allowed only in Surrey, Suffolk, and Essex rooms for a $100 refundable deposit
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 100 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • By car: about 90 miles west of Philadelphia; about 70 miles north of Baltimore

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