Published June 9th 2020. This information does not reflect current openings and closures in 2021.
WE ARE OPEN!!! What else is open in Amish Country? Well, that’s tricky because the situation is fluid and changes are happening daily as businesses open back up. All over Lancaster County, people are encouraged to keep social distance between groups of people, and they are also encouraged to wear face masks. We require face masks to be worn while taking our tours and entering our buildings. Our staff and guest’s health are of the utmost importance to us. (We will also update this blog post as needed.)
We are open from 10-4 pm Sunday-Friday and from 10:00 am -5:00 pm on Saturdays. We are running tours with reduced seating to ensure social distancing guidelines are being met. We are sanitizing after each tour and we are following enhanced cleaning routines to ensure as safe an environment as possible.
All-day Farm Pass- Enjoy the entire day on our farm visiting with our animals. This option is perfect for those with young children.
Animal Fun Tour- Get beyond the fence and interact with our animals. You’ll help us collect eggs, brush our donkeys, and cuddle with baby goats. (Coming back in May of 2021)
Guided House tour – You’ll learn about Amish history, religion, and culture as you walk through our house. (includes all-day farm pass)
Guided Bus tour – Sit back and relax as we tour you through the beautiful Amish countryside. We’ll even make stops at Amish stores Monday- Saturday. (includes all-day farm pass)
Lancaster County has entered the Green Phase of reopening. This means restaurants are open for carry-out, outdoor seating and dine-in options.
Panera Bread is within walking distance of our farm. Get your take-out meal and enjoy it on our farm. Panera Bread is also open on Sundays.
Katie’s Kitchen is another option. Katie’s is an Amish owned restaurant is accepting dine-in seating.
Good N Plenty is open for take out. They will be closing after December 30th for the winter.
Dienner’s Country restaurant is open for dine-in seating. Dienner’s will be closing on January 1st- February 3rd. They both have delicious PA Dutch meals. See their websites for hours of operation.
Farm stands are popping up all over the back roads for fresh produce. Now is the time to get the best tasting fresh picked strawberries. Rhubarb and peas are also in abundance.
Bird N Hand Market is open Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm.
Central Market is open Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 7:30am-2:00pm.
Roots Country Market is open Tuesday 9:00am-9:00 pm
Things to do:
Even though many attractions are still closed, there’s still plenty to do to fill up a weekend in Amish Country.
Coming back in June 2021, unwind with our baby goats during one of our goat yoga classes. Gift Certificates are available now.
Take a buggy ride through the countryside with Abe’s Buggy Rides.
Get your blood pumping on a zipline at Refreshing Mountain or try their new high-ropes obstacle course.
Spend the afternoon driving through our beautiful covered bridges. Discover Lancaster has mapped out all the bridges and their address for an easy and free self-guided tour.
Under the Green Phase, retail is allowed to open but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are. At this time, it’s on a case by case basis.
Kitchen Kettle in Intercourse is an option to spend the afternoon shopping. Most of their outdoor shops are open.
If you’re looking for any type of Amish made souvenirs and gifts- we’ve got you covered. Our gift shop is open to the public, free of charge.
Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop has all your favorite PA Dutch pies- whoopie pies, shoofly pies, strawberry pies- you name it!
Wilbur Chocolate retail store is now open. Drive up to Litiz and try some of the very best chocolate.
Where to Sleep:
Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts are open, check with an individual hotel first to make sure. Check out our page on the best Bed & Breakfasts in Amish Country here.
The Country Inn of Lancaster– award-winning and close to our farm. (they have a pool!)
Any and all of the Bed & Breakfasts listed here- best places to stay in Amish Country
Make a day trip to Lancaster, there is plenty open to fill a day. Take a tour, visit a market, and have a great meal. No matter where you go, you’ll always be greeted with a big smile and a warm welcome. If you’re ready to take the next step in planning your trip to Amish Country, visit this page.