Stay here if you want to relax, seek walkable accessibility to downtown and an opportunity to swap stories of travels. You can make yourself at home in the kitchen and have the opportunity to hear advice on the city's best spots should you desire.
The home is across the street from Franklin and Marshall College, mere seconds from a gorgeous park and a brief walk to downtown (about 15 minutes). The guest room is on the second floor, right beside the shared bathroom.
The home is a beautifully renovated house build in 1898. I love my house, I hope you will too!
In addition to me, there are two fun housemates who live on the third floor. They too use the bathroom that you will use.
Comfortably, my space houses TWO people. However, I am completely willing to welcome a third person (I have air mats) if you just need a place to crash for a night or two. I didn't want to limit groups of three...just understand that a third person will make it tight, but it's completely fine with me!
I know that a lot of people have other plans for breakfast, but if you want, I'm more than happy to give you some cereal and toast. Just let me know! (If you would rather me point you in the direction of good eateries, that's fine too!) Regardless, I'll make sure you have some delicious coffee (or tea!) each morning if you want it and will do whatever I can to make your stay a Lancaster a successful one. I love giving advice on the best places to eat, drink and see in town, so if you ask, I'll help you as much as I can.
Interaction with Guests
I will typically be around for questions you may have. I will also be quick to answer if you text or call me before or during your stay. I do this because I enjoy meeting the people who stay with me.
If you prefer hiding in your room, that's okay too!
My house is in a beautiful neighborhood that is easy to get to all the places in Lancaster city that you want to be, but peaceful and quiet when you need a break.
It's perfect for getting out of town, for any F&M College related event or getting downtown effortlessly.
Things to see and do:
Lancaster First Friday and Third Friday (Lancaster Music Friday),
Lancaster Central Market, The Amish, Lancaster County sightseeing, Franklin and Marshall College (F&M), Millersville University (and the Ware Center), Lancaster Convention Center, Long's Park, The Fulton Opera House, Zoetropolis Art House and much more!
To eat and drink I recommend:
Lancaster Brewing Company, Aussie and the Fox, Himalayan Curry, The Fridge, Square One Coffee, Chestnut Hill Cafe, Prince Street Cafe, On Orange, Tellus 360, Hunger and Thirst, Iron Hill Brewery and many more!
There is a bus stop right outside my house. Also, you can get downtown with a 15-20 minute walk.
I also can lend one bike if you are interested.
The train station is also walkable and many guests come in by train or bus. This station is linked west to Harrisburg (and beyond) and east to Philadelphia (and beyond).
Other Things to Note
I host on airbnb because I genuinely love getting to know new people and helping you learn about my awesome little city.
I also really, really like other humans.
Common human courtesy: Clean up after yourself, be quiet if you are coming in late or leaving early. Please turn off lights when you are aren't in the room.
Understand that the bathroom is shared, so please try not to take eternal showers or make a massive mess.
This is a home, where real people live, we do our best to make sure your time here is relaxing, comfortable and fun :)
Also, if you have a problem, communicate it and I will do whatever I can to help you out.
Laura is a wonderful host, she provided me with all the information I needed to insure a easy arrival. The room was ready and the house is neat and clean, so were the bathrooms. I will definitely stay here during a future visit. Do you self a favor and stay here next time your in Lancaster, PA. She also brews a great tasting cup of coffee.
I needed a quiet, private room to complete a (website hidden) interview while traveling, and this bedroom in a clean, stylish row-house met all of my needs. Laura had towels and toiletries waiting for me when I arrived, and fresh coffee in the morning. She was eager to chat and share her love of Lancaster, and let me cuddle with her sweet cockapoo, Kimchi, as much as I desired! Spending one night here was the perfect way to kick off my cross-country road trip adventure, and I really couldn't have asked for a better location or host.
My roommate and I had a wonderful experience with Laura! She was extremely personable, friendly and incredibly informative about the Lancaster area. Beyond that she was a very lovely person that we've been lucky enough to have stayed with. Her place is cozy and comfortable. Definitely felt like home away from home. Would definitely recommend her place! Kimchi was also a very pleasant surprise :)
Laura was awesome to host us last minute. We were only going to take a day trip to Lancaster but the forecast for snow pushed us to make a last-minute reservation. It was so nice to have a warm home to stay at. The listing was exactly as advertised and Laura was very nice.
This was our second stay with Laura. Everything was great once again, tidy and attractive, and handy to downtown. Laura is very friendly and helpful, and her pup, Kimchi is a happy little guy.
Five stars to Laura and Kimchi!
I stayed for a two day weekend. Was greeted warmly by Laura and her small cute dog. My room, the house and the bathroom were all very clean. House was quiet. I found the bed warm and comfortable. Neighborhood was very nice and I enjoyed walking the mile to Town Center and back a few times. I recommend.
This place was amazing! The house was so comfortable and nice a quiet and relaxing! Laura was a great host! Having coffee made for you every morning and laughing and talking over a bowl of cereal in the morning made me feel comfortable and at home. Laura is full of suggestions and happily answers any questions you may have. And no one can resist Kimchi the most adorable and well behaved puppy!
I am a traveler who appreciates the comfort of a cozy place to call home in the midst of wandering the globe. I am quick to smile, enjoy people's stories and love hearing people laugh. Depending on the time of the year, I may be responsible for the well-being of dozens of international teenagers. I love cities and want to travel to everywhere I haven't yet been and go back to every place I've already seen.