Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast at Pheasant Run Farm
A Bit of History
In 1985, Vivian and Bob Abel, two teachers with a penchant for old houses and antiques, purchased a stone farmhouse built in 1842. It was surrounded by 48 acres of pristine farmland and several outbuildings. After renovating the house one room at a time, adding gardens and restoring the outbuildings, the owners turned their attention to preserving the 1809 stone bank barn. In 1998 work was begun to convert the barn into a unique Lancaster PA bed and breakfast that combines today's modern luxuries with the barn's original architectural features. Pheasant Run Farm Bed & Breakfast opened its doors to guests in 2002 and was presented with an award for Adaptive Re-use by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. It also received an Award of Excellence from The Keystone Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. for interior finishes. The property remains a working farm with 26 acres of corn and alfalfa crops.
Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfast with Style & Simplicity
All four of our guest rooms are furnished with a combination of antiques, fine reproduction furniture and contemporary pieces. Decorated with specially chosen fabrics and colors, each has its own personality, embellished by the hand painting of local artist, Mary Beth Shenk. All have private en suite bathrooms with tub/showers, Pheasant Run Farm signature bath products, hair dryers and magnifying make-up mirrors. Each room has individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Mattresses were selected to provide the most comfortable night's sleep. Bed linens are hand pressed. In short, we have attended to every detail to provide a calm, relaxing atmosphere in every guest room. Henry and Anna's Room, on the first floor, is handicap accessible. Our most spacious room, it has a king size bed, gas fireplace, whirlpool tub and its own private sitting area on the balcony. The other three guest rooms are on the second floor. The first floor "great room", the loft sitting room, the balcony, the gardens and grounds are for the enjoyment of all our guests. There is no TV to interrupt the tranquility; but there is free wireless internet service for those who need to stay "connected."