Our cozy yet spacious guest house is located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster's popular destinations. We are a lovely stroll from Central Market, Fulton Opera House, F&M College, the Ware Center, plus many eclectic shops & restaurants.
Come share with us in Lancaster's exciting renaissance!
Our guest house is a recently renovated private apartment located on the second floor of a wonderful 130 year-old brick building. We have preserved the high ceilings and original light fixtures while adding innovative additions. We love our building and hope to share it with you.
We are conveniently located near the local bus station, as well as the Amtrak Station and Greyhound Bus Station. Lancaster City is also nestled among many rolling acres of Amish farm country.
Interaction with Guests
We live next door to our guesthouse and are available when you need help. We also value your privacy and want you to enjoy your stay.
Other Things to Note
Free parking is available on weekends and
on weekdays between 5PM and 8AM.
Long-term parking available at a local parking garage for $5 per day..
Short-term metered parking is available directly out front at the rate of $1.50 per hour.
We do require 2 night minimum for all reservations.
Please, no smoking.
We love animals, but ask that you leave yours at your home.
Check-in is at 3:00pm and check-out is at 11:00am.
Please include anyone who is 12 years or older when calculating the number of adults in your party.
We are happy to supply sheets, towels, pillows and extra blankets for our guests.
Lost key charge is $30.
Please be considerate of the others who live in our building by limiting noise.
Wow! This apartment was perfect in every way. Dennis and Alicia are great, thoughtful hosts. Communication was clear and easy, something I always appreciate. I hope to make a standing reservation every year at this time. And Downtown Lancaster was cool and hip. We could walk everywhere, food was great, shopping was fun. Perfect location, perfect apartment and gracious hosts.
Oh gosh, where to start? Alicia and Dennis' Downtown Guest House is more than charming. It's perfect! My Mom and I stayed there while attending the AQS Quilt Show at the Convention Center. We could not have had a better location just 5 short blocks to the show. Alicia is clearly an artist with an artist's eye because the apartment is decorated in perfect retro style and there are little visual surprises everywhere. It's very clean, very comfortable and has every modern necessity. This is one of those places that you don't want to tell people about because it might not be available the next time you want to visit.
Dennis and Alicia were wonderful hosts! They were so nice and thoughtful that you felt welcomed in every way at their house. The charming guesthouse is more than charming. It is very beautiful!!! In general, it was a perfect stay, and Lancaster was a nice little city. I would love to come to visit again!!!
Very pleasant stay and a beautifully designed apartment.
Our host even left us fruit and chocolates to enjoy during our stay! The apartment was clean and tidy, with great access to lots of nearby coffee shops and restaurants.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. All of our coordination exchanges with the hosts were clear and prompt. Alicia met us on arrival and ensured that we knew where everything was and that we were comfortable calling if we did run into any difficulties.
The apartment is "charming" and the neighbourhood is great for walking and visiting shops. We chose the location in order to watch field hockey at the Nook, and found it very convenient with a vehicle. The hosts helped to simplify the complex parking arrangements to move amongst free spots, and we were able to park without trouble during a 4-day stay.
We would absolutely recommend this apartment to others visiting the Lancaster area. It was a delight.
We stayed at the Charming Downtown Guest to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary - IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! And, we wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away and experience beautiful downtown Lancaster PA. The plentiful accommodations are full of character, spotlessly clean, and with every convenience you'd need, all with a location that makes it effortlessly easy to enjoy all that downtown has to offer. Hosts Dennis and Alicia are wonderful and spoiled us with their generosity and attention to detail. We'll be looking forward to our return.
This lovely apartment is at least as great as it appears and probably even better. It is roomy, whimsically decorated and super comfortable. It is located on the hippest block in Lancaster and is an easy walk to everything downtown.
Our hosts provided some very nice starter groceries and even some yummy chocolate treats.
The beds were comfy but just be aware that they are doubles, not queen-size. I wish we could have taken advantage of the lovely covered deck but, unfortunately, January was a little too cold for that, although we did see the New Years Eve fireworks from there. And even with the cold weather we stayed comfy and warm inside.
I hope we have opportunity to stay there again and, in fact, I would be happy to live there!
We love: our family, good food, cats, great movies, wine, books, vintage & antiques everything, traveling, the arts, music, Lancaster, chocolate, romance, coffee, meals on the patio, cooking, baking, dinner parties with friends & campfires.
Welcome to our world!