About This Listing
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.
You are welcome to use the kitchen! In the morning, I'll give you a light breakfast and coffee if you would like.
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.
We were received warmly and graciously by Laura after an evening of changes and delays. Our room was small but comfortable for two and the shared bath was very clean and updated. The property was in a lovely neighborhood and easy to find. Our experience with this listing was excellent and we thoroughly appreciate the hospitality offered by Laura.
Laura made our day!
After 7 hours car ride, passing 5 States we felt at home right from the beginning. The room is clean and calm - and the city worth to stay for a longer time. Ask her for local tips!
Laura and her home were exactly as described and we had a great time staying there. Thanks for the hospitality!
I had a great time staying with Laura in Lancaster. She definitely has the gift of hospitality. The guest room was equipped with travel information, bath supplies and a hairdryer. So perfect! I will definitely stay again and recommend Laura to all my friends.
Laura was very welcoming and went above and beyond in providing anything that we needed to make our stay more comfortable.
About the Host, Laura
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.