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Amish & Mennonite Culture

Many visitors to Lancaster County come here because it's "Amish Country" (or Pennsylvania Dutch Country). With many Amish and Mennonite families in our community, it's inevitable that you'll come across a few during your stay. You'll see (and hear!) their carriages and buggies pass by the bed and breakfast. You'll shop beside an Amish family at a thrift store or quilt shop. Maybe you'll visit the New Holland Sales Stables (just a 10 minute walk away at 101 West Fulton Street) and watch local farmers buy and sell livestock.

But if you're looking for a dedicated experience, there are several options all within a short drive and mostly centered around the town of Intercourse, PA (10 minutes south).

Board Games & Card Games

Country Hearth B&B is itself a board game and card game destination. We have more than 200 board games available for you to play during your stay as well as standard bridge, pinochle and poker decks for guests who prefer a game of cards. You can play in one of our common rooms or take them up to your room. We recently played through two campaign games, Clank! Legacy and Eila and Something Shiny. Standalone games that we've played this year include Mariposas (butterfly migration), Dutch Blitz (Amish country-themed, fast-paced multiplayer solitaire), Bang! (Old West themed hidden roles elimination game), and Azul (colorful and clever tile placement).

If you're looking to buy games or participate in a gaming event, the area gaming stores are can't-miss.

Quilts and Quilting

Lancaster County is home to many quilt shops featuring beautiful, hand-sewn quilts. And if you're quilter yourself, you can find several quilting and fabric shops carrying everything you need.

Vintage, Thrift, and Antiques

The Country Hearth B&B makes a wonderful home base for your thrifting and antiquing. We're very close to several vintage, antique, and thrift shops here in New Holland, and just over 10 miles (20–25 minutes) from Antiques Capital USA. Within a comfortable walk (as long…