Disclosure: This is a sponsored media trip. All of my thoughts and opinions are based on my own personal experience.
Two weekends ago our family was invited to visit the Lancaster area. We stayed in the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn and Restaurant for one night. After a while day of visiting area attractions we were looking forward relaxing with our kiddos and resting.
After we dropped our belongings in the room we decided to continue to take advantage of the sunshine. The front desk personnel were very friendly and showed us all the activities available to the guests. Well what immediately caught my attention? The petting zoo!
Julianne was so excited to see goats, chickens, rabbits, and even a llama. The inn provided us with some food for the children to feed the animals. It was real exciting to see how entertained my girl was. It was also relieving to see some hand sanitizer too!
Ryan was happy to be showing her the ropes too! In addition to the petting zoo the Inn also includes the following:
- Complimentary 2-Hour Amish Farmland Tour
- Fitness room
- Game room
- Indoor pools/hot tub
- Outdoor pools
- Picnic pavilion
- Tennis & basketball courts
We did not get a chance to do the 2-hour tour but it was great to know we could keep it in mind.
The view around the inn was very pleasant. There was a nice pond and walking trail that was nice. There were lots of people walking. We wished we had bread to feed the ducks that were around.
After that some of the moms sat around as the spouses played with the kids. The playground was very big and it also included swings for both toddlers and grown kiddos. The only thing that was not too safe were the slides. They were geared more to older kids.
How about the food? Bird-In-Hand also boasts a great restaurant and Smorgasbord offering Amish favorites. What was the verdict? Both of us could definitely skip the Smorgasbord. It tasted more like any other country buffet. We wondered how it would be to order off the menu. At least the cherry crisp was a nice finish to our meal. 😉 Baby girl had a roll! Not.
What about the Inn? Here are the amenities:
- 125 clean comfortable Guest Rooms
- Family Suites & King Rooms
- Complimentary Wireless Internet
- Complimentary Tour of the Amish Farmlands
- Two Heated Indoor Pools
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool with unique walk-in entrance
- Lighted Tennis Courts
- Playground & Game Room
- 2 18-Hole Miniature Golf courses (fee to play)
We were not able to visit a lot of these because, well we had little ones and bed time was calling our names but it was nice that we were able to enjoy what the outdoors provided.
The rooms were nice and it seemed like they had been renovated. The inn provided us with a crib that was perfect for our family. The beds, well. Let me just say that it was not our best night’s rest. We could feel the coils in our beds and we woke up sore. Perhaps we got a fluke room.
After our night’s rest we woke up early to head home and enjoyed a nice breakfast buffet. There was a variety of food that filled us and we definitely enjoyed it a lot more.
All-in-all, the Bird-In-Hand Family Inn is a very family-friendly place. There is lots to do in the area and there is a lot to see. If your family gets to visit make sure to try all the nice amenities.
2740 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
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