The Artist’s Inn is close to so much to do in Lancaster County.  Here are some of our favorites!

  • Antiques Capital of the USA
  • Maple Grove Raceway
  • Shady Maple Smorgasbord
  • Quilt shops and craft stores
  • Hiking and cross-country skiing in nearby Nolde State Forest
  • Outlets in Lancaster and Reading
  • Amish and Mennonite attractions
  • Farm markets, gift shops, buggy and sleigh rides
  • Covered bridges, one-room schoolhouses, unique restaurants, wineries and microbreweries
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides


Landis Valley Museum (15 minutes)
National Watch and Clock Museum (25 minutes)
National Civil War Museum (60 minutes)
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (30 minutes)
Mid Atlantic Air Museum (30 minutes)
Winterthur Museum (60 minutes)
Hagley Museum (65 minutes)


Rockvale Outlets Lancaster (20 minutes)
Tanger Outlets (20 minutes)
VF Outlet in Reading (30 minutes)

There are thousands of antique dealers just ten minutes away in Adamstown, known as The Antiques Capital of the USA.
Oley Valley Antiques (15 minutes)
Renningers Antiques (10 minutes)
Churchtown Antiques (10 minutes)
Antiques Capital of the USA (10 minutes)
Hess Auction (30 minutes)
Horst Auction (15 minutes)
Morphy’s Auction House (10 minutes)
Shupps Grove (5 minutes) – Read our Blog to find out more
Stoudt’s Brewing Company and Antiques (10 minutes)
Village Barn Antiques (10 minutes) Read our Blog to find out more!
Rivertown Antiques – (30 minutes)
Burning Bridge Antiques – (30 minutes)
White Horse Mill Antiques – (20 minutes)

Great Shopping:

Kitchen Kettle Village (20 minutes)
Green Dragon Flea Market (10 minutes) – Friday Only
Frysville Farms Nursery, Ephrata (7 minutes)
Cornfields, New Holland (5 minutes)
Best Kept Secrets Tour (throughout the county)


Hawk Valley Golf Club (5 minutes)
Foxchase Golf Club (15 minutes)
Honeybrook Golf Club (20 minutes)


Sight and Sound Theatre, Strasburg (35 minutes)
American Music Theatre Theatre, Lancaster (30 minutes)
Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lancaster (25 minutes)
Rainbow Dinner Theater, Lancaster (25 minutes)
Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading (30 minutes)
Santander Arena, Reading (30 minutes)
Fulton Opera House, Downtown Lancaster (25 minutes)
Lancaster County Comedy Show (30 minutes)

Farm Markets:

You will find lots of flowers and produce fresh from the farm within 3 miles of the inn – no matter what direction you travel.

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market (Wednesday-Saturday) (20 minutes)
New Holland Farmers Market (Saturdays) (10 minutes)
Weaverland Auction (Wholesale but open to public) (2 minutes)
Green Dragon (Fridays only) (15 minutes)
Roots Market (Tuesdays only) (30 minutes)
Lititz Farmers Market – (Saturdays) (30 minutes
Shady Maple (5 minutes)
Central Market (Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays) (20 minutes)
Village Farm Market (5 minutes)


J. Maki. Elverson (30 minutes)
Va La Vineyards (45 minutes)
Moondancer Winery (30 minutes)
Mount Hope Winery (30 minutes)
Waltz Vineyards (30 minutes)
The Vineyard at Grandview (35 minutes)
Thorn Hill Tasting Room (20 minutes)
Weathered Vineyard Tasting Room (15 minutes)

Other Fun Things To DO:

Aaron and Jessica Buggy Rides (20 minutes)
Franklin and Marshall College(25 minutes)
Long’s Park (20 minutes)
Longwood Gardens (60 minutes)
Maple Grove Raceway (5 minutes)
Painting With a Twist  (25 minutes)
Pa Dutch Travel
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (30 minutes)
Strasburg Scooters (30 minutes)

U. S. Hot Air Balloon Rides (20 minutes)
Zip Line – Refreshing Mountain

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