Winter In Lancaster

You want to get away from your house but you’re unsure what to do or where to eat because Winter in Lancaster can be hard.  But, check out these hidden gems that stay open and are literally where the locals go when they go out!


These hidden gems are not all sit down and be waited on places.  A few of them are more deli style, but man the food is good!  During your next trip to Lancaster be sure and check out:

  • Amos’ Place – a fabulous deli with a huge variety of options. Located inside of Stoltzfus Meats right in the heart of Intercourse.  Dine in or take out only. dessert waffles at Agape
  • New Holland Family Diner – a lovely sit down restaurant.  We’ve been for breakfast and our guests seem to absolutely love it!
  • Speckled Hen – another hidden gem, this one is located in Strasburg and while it’s more deli than sit down, what I love about the Speckled Hen is how creative their menu options are, just really amazing combinations
  • Coffee Co Cafe – this is a small, family owned “chain” with four locations.  New Holland is my favorite.  You have the option of sit down dining or take it to and sit in their lovely outdoor area hidden in the trees.
  • Agape – eating at Agape is worth the wait to get in!  The food is amazing with portions large enough to share as well as a great variety of options.  You’ll want to try one of their spritzers and maybe a shareable board as well.
  • Carriage Corner B&B – The breakfasts are amazing, freshly prepared and will keep you full until dinner.



Most of the places to shop won’t have links, so you’re just going to have to take my word for it that they’re fabulous!

  • Centerville Bulk Store – this is a wonderful Amish grocery story that has great prices on everything! I love being able to buy spices as I need them and then I store them in glass jars without always throwing old jars away!
  • Roots Country Market – because this hidden gem is only open on Tuesday it’s gives you a great reason to extend your stay!  Root’s Market features fresh meats, deli, bakery items, flowers, handmade crafts, antiques, collectibles and household items from over 200 standholders, you can easily spend the entire day here
  • Green Dragon – considered a farmer’s market as well as a flea market, if you can’t find what you’re looking for at Green Dragon, then it probably doesn’t exist.  While you’re there, don’t forget to grab a bit to eat at the Corner Cafe
  • Cedar Lane Dry Goods – this is a remarkable dry goods store filled with fabric, notions, small household supplies.  It’s my favorite shop to stock up on buttons, snaps and premade bias binding
  • Ken’s Gardens – don’t forget to stop by Ken’s Gardens and get a head start on your garden!

Plan Your TripBook your stay in our cozy log cabin guest room

It’s time to start planning your trip so you can explore some of these hidden gems located just a short distance from Carriage Corner.  Check out our rooms and pick your favorite!