Ascot House Bed & Breakfast

One- or Two-Night Stay in a Room or Suite at Ascot House Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster County, PA

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Ascot House Bed & Breakfast - Lancaster County, PA: One- or Two-Night Stay in a Room or Suite at Ascot House Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster County, PA

Historical B & B in the Heart of Amish Country

When Wendy Codd decided to open a bed and breakfast, she spent months searching for the right property and location, with no luck. 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 estate, rewired it, and added seven bathrooms, central air conditioning, and a slew of fireplaces. 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 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. “I love to spoil people.” And guests at the Ascot are certainly pampered, with offerings ranging from complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres to gourmet breakfasts served on Wedgwood china. Codd cooks the morning meal herself; it typically includes homemade croissants and preserves, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sautéed potatoes, and a fruit cup. Codd’s dishes—particularly her sponge cake and steak diane—have won several awards at galas and food festivals.

The inn’s guest rooms are named after counties in Codd’s native England, such as Norfolk and Bedford. The Surrey is outfitted with a queen-size four-poster bed, a fireplace, and a two-person jacuzzi tub. It overlooks the English-style garden, where groundhogs can be seen rehearsing lines from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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

In the heart of Lancaster County’s Amish country, the quaint town of Marietta sits along the Susquehanna River. The pace of life is slow here: you’ll likely see horse-drawn buggies sharing the road with cars. Stop in to see the experienced canners at Kitchen Kettle Village blend jellies, jams, and butter from Dutch farm preserves. Or visit the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum, housed in a Beaux Arts building that was once a bank. The museum’s collection includes more than 3,700 artifacts, including antique Amish quilts.

At the Strasburg Rail Road station in Lancaster County, a coal-burning steam train whisks travelers on 45-minute rides throughout the idyllic countryside. As the locomotive rolls past farmers tending fields and cattle grazing on hay or pannenkoeken, parlor-car attendants collect cocktail orders. Across the street, more than 100 rail cars and rotating exhibits chronicle the history of the track at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

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

What You Get

Accommodations for two adults

  • Option 1: $119 for a one-night stay in a standard room, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $235 value)
  • Option 2: $199 for a two-night stay in a standard room, valid Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $425 value)
  • Option 3: $229 for a two-night stay in a standard room, valid Friday–Saturday (up to a $425 value)
  • Option 4: $249 for a two-night stay in an upgraded suite, valid Friday–Saturday (up to a $470 value)

Book by: 10/15/12
Travel by: 3/31/13

Included in all options:

  • One bottle of wine (up to a $20 value)
  • Daily gourmet breakfast (up to a $20 value per day/person)

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

Amenities

  • 17 fireplaces
  • Hors d’oeuvres and pre-dinner drinks
  • Afternoon tea
  • Library
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/15/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/31/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservations required, subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or 50% of Groupon applies; 7-day or up to amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 6% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Rooms

Surrey and Suffolk Rooms

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

Dorset Room

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

Norfolk Room

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

Upgraded Suites

Bedford Room

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

Essex Room

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

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; $100 refundable incidental deposit required
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: available upon request at booking; subject to availability

Getting There

  • By plane: about 99 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • By car: about 91 miles west of Philadelphia; about 70 miles north of Baltimore

Tips

91 Ratings

The Ascot House was a wonderful mid - week get-away. Room was large and comfy with a great tub in front of a working fireplace. Breakfast was terrific each morning. Innkeeper Wendy was friendly and added to our stay with touring and dinner suggestion
Patricia A. · March 29, 2014
A fabulous place to eat and stay
Roseann D. · February 5, 2014
I really love this place, it is romantic, nice, friendly and just amazing.
Talisha D. · October 21, 2013

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