Month: February 2019

Get Away – Mud Sale Edition

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Sometimes planning a get away to a new area is hard.  So, what if we planned it all out for you?  Let’s plan a 4 night get away at Carriage Corner during Mud Sale Season, because we know you love finding a bargain!

Day 1, Thursday:

photo of the cheese plate you can add onto any stay at Carriage Corner Check into Carriage Corner, unload your bags and relax with a lovely cheese plate waiting for you.

After relaxing for a bit, get into the car and head to Pasquale’s Italian restaurant.  Their garlic knots are amazing, so make sure you order them to start.  They have gluten free pasta which is very good as well.

After dinner, come back to Carriage Corner and cozy up in the guest lounge with a cup of coffee and a book from our lending library, or your favorite hand work – it is National Craft Month, after all.

Day 2, Friday:

After enjoying a relaxing, freshly prepared breakfast that meets all of your dietary requirements, why not head over to Green Dragon?  Green Dragon is an amazing farmers/flea market.  You’ll find fabulous baked goods there as well as loads of fresh local veggies.  Don’t forget we have a fridge available for your use, so you don’t have to worry about your produce.

LBC Tap Room - Bacon SamplerOn your way to the mud sale venue, take a quick stop in Ephrata at Weathered Vineyards Wine Tasting Room (don’t forget to ask us for the discount code).   Then continue on your way to preview this week’s mud sale items.  Don’t forget to register for your bidder number while you are there.  It will make getting started that much easier!

Friday evening, I’d suggest a stop into Lancaster Brewing – either the Tap Room on 30 or the main location downtown.  Their burgers are amazing – as is everything else on the menu!  Tell them you’re staying at Carriage Corner for a discount on your food.

Upon arriving back at Carriage Corner, we’d love to sit and hear all about your day.  Or curl up in your room and watch a movie before having a peaceful night’s sleep.

Day 3, Saturday:

Because the mud sale starts so early, we’ll be waiting for you in the kitchen, which a hot packed breakfast.  Bring a travel mug so you don’t have to miss out on our fabulous coffee.

Spend the day at the mud sale, patience will be your friend – especially if you are waiting for a particular item.  Grab lunch at the mud sale as the ladies auxiliary will be there with food.  Once you’ve left the mud sale, may we suggest a trip up to Lapp Valley Farm for some incredible ice cream?

End the day with reservations at the Historic Revere Tavern.  We’re happy to make reservations for you.

Day 4, Sunday:

Take your time on Sunday morning you have nowhere to be.  Enjoy your breakfast over conversation with the other guests.  Tell them all about the treasures you found at the mud sale and the great bargains.  Be prepared for show and tell.

After breakfast, take a short drive up to Columbia and spend a couple of hours at the Turkey Hill Experience.  Do try the Ice Cream Experience (where you get to create your own ice cream flavor) and also the tea experience.  When you are done there, head down the road to Burning Bridge Antiques Market and why not grab dinner at Mr. Joe’s Steak House before heading back to Carriage Corner to revisit your relaxing day?

Day 5, Monday:

4 flats or 10 dozen farm fresh brown eggsDarn! Today after your fabulous breakfast, you have to go home 🙁  We are going to be so sad to see you leave.  But we’ll tell you were to shop on your way home so you can go back with your car loaded down with fresh groceries from Amish Country.

First, we’re going to send you across the street to grab some fresh eggs from cage free chickens!  This is where we get all of our eggs and they are fabulous.  Next, why not make a stop into Centerville Bulk foods and stock up on baking supplies – I get mini chips here, as well as flavor extracts and sprinkles for cookies.  Don’t forget to stop by Kitchen Kettle Village – The Olive Basin is where we get the flavored balsamic we put on your morning fruit cup, then go around the corner to the Jam & Relish Kitchen – pick up some pickles and peanut butter smear.  Don’t forget to stop into Aged & Cured for cheese and meat for your ride home.  Finally, go across 340 and up Center Street to Stoltfus meats and stock up.

Once you are home and enjoying all your fresh fruits, veggies, eggs & meat – call to make your next reservation at Carriage Corner!

Crafty March

I am a crafty gal!  I love knitting, sewing and cooking.  I love taking a craft class and getting to meet people who have similar interests to mine.  I really enjoy spending a couple hours learning a new knitting technique and then coming home and practice that technique.  Let Carriage Corner be your base as you explore some wonderful crafts and the classes that are offered in Lancaster County.

Because I now live in Amish County, I have been starting to do some quilting too!  It’s fun.  If you’re a quilter, check out this post on places to look for fabric.  Mr. Carriage Corner likes to play with wood and dirt (he’s a gardener).  Garden season isn’t here quit yet, but feel free to check out this post on local greenhouses to visit.

There are lots of really great craft classes and crafty things going on March, regardless of your craft, here are just a few things happening around Carriage Corner during March.

Fall Colors in Yarn, Lancaster Yarn Shop, Kitchen KettleYarn

Lancaster Yarn Shop, located in Kitchen Kettle Village offers a Yarn Camp twice a year.  The Spring Yarn camp starts on Monday, March 4 with an absolute beginners class.  Followed by magic loop, lace knitting, knit night, brioche and the week wraps up with the only paid class – a full day class where you learn to make your own fair isle cowl and have lunch at the Kling House in Kitchen Kettle.

Most of the classes are scheduled so that you can start your day enjoying our freshly prepared breakfast with a cup of coffee or two.  We are close enough to Kitchen Kettle that you can grab your supplies and walk on down when you’re ready!  After your class is over, head back to the B&B and curl up in the common area to work on what you learned or prepare the homework for the next day’s lesson.

Beautiful Display of Quilt Fabric - Log Cabin Quilt ShopFabric

The Old Country Store is located right across the street from Lancaster Yarn Shop!  The Old Country Store has a quilty retreat planned from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.  Andrea Hoke is the instructor, while this is a work on your own projects retreat, I’ve taken a class with Andrea and she is knowledgeable and patient.  The Old Country Store has lots of great classes available regularly.

While you might need to leave for The Old Country Store a little bit earlier that you’d need to leave for Lancaster Yarn Shop, it’s located a short drive away – 5 minutes tops!  We are happy to serve breakfast earlier or pack a brown bag breakfast for you.  Nobody leaves Carriage Corner for the day hungry!  Bring your go cup so you can take a cup of our popular coffee with you to class!

Quilt Week

The American Quilter’s Society holds a show in Lancaster every year that rivals Paducah.  The quilts that are shown are stunning and the vendors are amazing!  This year, quilt week starts on Wednesday, March 27 and runs through Saturday, March 30.  As always with early morning events, we’ll have grab and go breakfast so you can get to your class on time.  It’s an easy drive from Carriage Corner to the Quilt Week Venue.


Maybe you’re into all those charming wood signs with lovely sayings on them?  Well I found a place you can take classes and make one of those too!  Board & Brush is located on Fruitville Pike and has classes and they look like lots of fun!  I might have talk Mr. Carriage Corner into taking one 🙂

So, while there is always something to do in Lancaster, maybe you want to schedule a get away and do something crafty while you’re here.