Murder Mystery Weekend November 7, 2015

Posted on: November 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm, in
Juice Joint Murder Mystery Group Nov. 2015

Juice Joint Murder Mystery Group Nov. 2015  This is the group before the dastardly deed was done!   Great fun was had by all.   Amazing food, good karaoke singing; superb acting out; death scene deserved an Oscar!  Let us know if you would like to attend or plan a group Murder Mystery.

Visit from a long time friend

Posted on: August 5, 2015 at 1:21 pm, in

Ruth Miller Touchup

Long time Inn sitter, Ruth Miller, now 88 stopped by for a visit last week.  Now living independently in Robesonia, Ruth took care of the Inn while Stuart and Jim vacationed for weeks at a time.  Being a self-taught piano player, she would entertain guests hosting sing-alongs in the parlor.  Now when she visits us, she plays and recalls numerous stories about the guests and visitors to the Inn.  She has kept a diary and photo album that we have copied and treasure.    

Wedding Vow Renewal an Extraordinary Experience for all

Posted on: July 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm, in

The Churchtown Inn’s  Victorian Parlors set the scene for a romantic Wedding Vow Renewal the last weekend of June. Reverend Ken Boyle imparted inspiring words to the participating couples, reminding us of the significance of our past commitment and our new promise to each other.  One couple wrote, “It was wonderful to renew our wedding vows at the Churchtown Inn, our home away from home.”   We loved everything; the pastor has such warmth and wisdom; the time after the ceremony in the parlor was made special by the appetizers and Champagne provided. The Amish Wedding Feast Dinner at Naomi and David’s home was a treat”.

Barbara, Bill and Ken WVR 2015

Bill and Barbara proudly celebrating theri 50th with good friends Emma and Ray. Come with their friends every December.

emma and ray wvr saying vows.

Long time guests of the Inn celebrating their 50th with their good friends, Bill and Pam, also married 50 years on the same day.

Bob and Jasmin brought their son and her mother to help them celebrate their reunion before they move to the Philippines.

Bob and Jasmin brought their son and her mother to help them celebrate their reunion before they move to the Philippines.

Pam’s husband Mike surprised her with this event, simply asking her to pack a dress for a weekend getaway!

Pam’s husband Mike surprised her with this event, simply asking her to pack a dress for a weekend getaway!

Getting ready for delicious fresh summer breakfasts!

Posted on: May 4, 2015 at 4:57 pm, in

Plant_Vendor_1_tinyHere we all are stocking up on our herbs; soon to be planted in our fragrant Herb Garden just outside the Breakfast Room!  Within minutes of the Inn are multiple plant nurseries  that specialize in carrying easy to grow, hard to find and reasonably priced herbs; i.e. sages (pineapple, variegated , purple); basils (Thai, Italian, Pepper); oreganos, thymes, and many more.

May 8th and 9th is this year’s Annual Landis Valley Herb & Garden Faire, Southeastern Pennsylvania’s most popular horticultural event with over 80 vendors of plants and garden-inspired products, as well as insightful and inspiring lectures and an array of healthy lunch options in our food court.

kitchen window herb garden

Just made this 3 tiered kitchen herb garden under for under $12.00 Box basil, thyme, and dill will sit on the windowsill and then be used as garnish for breakfast entres.



Connecticut Visitors Annual Spring Visit

Posted on: April 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm, in

Rick caught the blooming forsythia in front of our beautiful Amish Farm view last spring and presented it to us framed.  This year the group saw “Funny Girl” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.  Looking forward to “Oklahoma” from June 18th to August 1st.  Great breakfast conversations…thanks Lucille, John, Rick, Diane, Carol and Rich…see you next year if not sooner.


The Churchtown Inn Donates Breakfast for Poole Forge Auction

Posted on: April 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm, in

Last year’s Poole Forge Park Days winner of the Breakfast for Six at The Churchtown Inn was won by Mary Martin.  Bringing six members of her family, including her grandaughter, the group enjoyed a beautiful spring morning eating in our lovely Garden Room.  Marian got point out that our Koi Pond and Landscaping,was built and designed by her son, Jeremy Martin. The pond and gardens add a special serenity to our Amish Farmland Views.

Mary Martin Poole Forge Breakfast

pooleforge silent auction breakfast 2015



Posted on: April 12, 2015 at 6:41 pm, in

As many of you have received our April 2nd email, you will note the similarity in theme going on here at the Inn! This sign was a big surprise gift to us from our young 11 year old Amish helper.  He likes working outdoors and is helping us get our gardens ready  for planting.  We planted this sign and some pansies yesterday.  Our next venture is to empty out and clean the pond!  (Arlen is excited!)  Enjoyed my kitchen prep this weekend while chatting with Mary R.   Thanks, Mary, for making my work go quickly!

Gift from Arlen

Gift from Arlen

An extra special Easter

Posted on: April 7, 2015 at 2:09 pm, in

We spent a delightful Easter with our guests. Easter Egg dying took on new meaning this year!   We received seven dozen new “spring chick” brown eggs and needed to think “Outside the Box.” Grand daughter Julia and Mom Mom Chris searched and searched and found Gold Aztec style tattoos; don’t you think they could be on “Pinterest”?  Dinner at Lily’s on Main shared with Maureen and John was extra special as we were able sit with our guests and eat a meal  that someone else prepared! Thanks Steve eggsand company at Lily’s.  And thanks Julia and Andrew for helping with Easter Breakfast!

Posted on: March 19, 2015 at 6:18 pm, in

Last weekend we braced the cold and wind and attended the King Street Irish Parade and Block Party. If you think Lancaster is all Amish/Mennonite and “only farmland with no nite life or party fun,” you are amazingly mistaken. Although the festival was outdoors and gated, two great Irish food and music venues were easily accessible and we hopped in and out of both. Crowded, but not overly so, all the venues offered fine Irish Beer, a good assortment of Irish and not so Irish music, and lots of delicious comfort food. See video clip for examples of the fun.  This weekend, just a few blocks from King Street’s Seisiun, is yet another Irish parade, this one to support Lancaster City Mounted Police.  Weather permitting, we’re headed to Lancaster again this Sunday…if you can make it, join us; we’ll spring for your admission. It’s our way to say, “We Love Lancaster.”  View POUR website for details.

Posted on: March 9, 2015 at 10:02 pm, in

Happy March!

Our heritage is a typical “Heinz 57” variety American. However, if, like us, you have any Irish blood in you, you know it!  And we do.  We both can recite “Irish Uncle, Irish Grandmother, or Irish Auntie” stories from our pasts.  And best of all, we remember the special Irish “goodies” that magically appeared on our tables in March!   Jim tells everyone about his grandmother wrapping her Irish Soda Bread up in a “Tea Towel” and storing it that way until it was all gone.  Chris remembers her mother making  Corn Beef and Cabbage and Irish Stew.  And, of course, growing up in the Philadelphia, famous for candy manufacturing, the delicious cinnamon covered “Irish Potato” candy was available for sale pretty much everywhere. See this month’s article,   A Philadelphia Tradition to read about Irish Potatoes.   So, if you have a hankering for Soda Bread, Irish Potatoes, and/or Irish Coffee, and an Irish Breakfast (or a facsimile thereof on the breakfast), come and spend a night with us this March. There will be a little pot of gold for you to take home with you.