Gift Certificates and Gift Cards are convenient and a nice surprise for just about anyone.  There has been a recent change that you might want to be aware of.    Bed and Gift Cards We will no longer be accepting Bed & Gift Cards. The program for gift cards has been discontinued. As […]


It’s getting close to that time of year again for the 4th annual tour of the inns dressed for the holidays. What a better way to get you in the holiday spirit than a Lancaster County house tour. Enjoy festive decorations, entertainment, goodies, collect recipes, beautiful countryside, drawings for prizes, and raise money for a […]

Nature…Hiking…Adventures – Lancaster County PA

Nature in Lancaster County is more than visiting a farm or riding along country roads.  Visitors come to Lancaster County for a variety of reasons…to learn about the Amish culture, outlet shopping, theater, art & music, education, farmers markets, antiques…the list goes on and on.  Sometimes it never occurs to travelers what spectacular attractions Mother […]


It is a perfect Spring day outside today. The skies are blue, there a nice breeze in the air, and it stopped raining at least for today.   It makes you wonder…what everyone is doing on such a beautiful day.  Here at the Inn, it is a painting day.  There are always updates to do at […]


What are OTAs anyway and why should it matter to travelers as long as they are booked where they want to stay?   The acronym OTA stands for Outside Travel Agency.  For travelers booking their trip online, it is sometimes taken for granted or thought to be a necessity to book through another source besides directly […]


Planning an intimate event in serene Lancaster County?  Are you looking for a special place to have a small wedding with just a few friends and family?  Or maybe you would like to renew your wedding vows and gather together to celebrate?  Perhaps a venue for a memorial service for a loved one to keep […]


The Apple Bin Inn strives to provide the most relaxing stay while you are visiting our Inn.  We are proud to introduce to you our Triskele Labyrinth with a welcoming meditaive walk in celebration of World Labyrinth Day, May 6, 2017 from 11:30AM-2:00PM. Triskeles are very common in Celtic art. They can be found in […]


APPLE BIN INN EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WILLOW STREET, PA, USA MAY, 2016–APPLE BIN INN Bed and Breakfast today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of […]

Massage Therapy

  The Apple Bin Inn is pleased to have Massage Therapy available for our guests.                                                                                   […]

New Beginnings – Reborn

Today marks the beginning of a new month.  This new month features a few significant changes at the Apple Bin Inn.  First, the McIntosh Room is now offering a larger bed.  That’s right!  The quaint red wooden full size bed has been replaced.   Tom did his magic and built a platform bed that supports an […]

Apple Bin Inn Inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Apple Bin Inn Inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

After winning TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award for the fifth consecutive year, the Apple Bin Inn has been inducted into TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. “Winning our Certificate of Excellence award for 5 consecutive years is a remarkable feat”, said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused […]

Our Getaway at the Apple Bin Inn

by Christina RohrerBlogger for “Discover Lancaster” (PA Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau) Reprinted with permission As parents of three young children you may imagine that getaways for my husband, Adam, and I are rare. However, we happened upon a Saturday night without kids. Although it was only for one night, we were excited to get […]

Ex-Engineer Presents Comfort in an Apple Crisp

by Stephen KopfingerCorrespondentLancaster Intelligencer Journaland Jamie Shane likes to call herself a “hospitality engineer,” and it’s a title that suits her well. After all, Shane, 54, was engaged in an industrial engineering career for many years. Her husband, Steve, worked in ceramic engineering. And their son, Dylan, 19, is studying mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University […]

At Home with B&Bs’ History

An excerpt By MARY BETH SCHWEIGERT Staff Writer Lancaster Intelligencer Journaland Most of Steve and Jamie Shane’s guests at the Apple Bin Inn ask a lot of questions.  The top two are pretty predictable. “After they ask where is a good place for dinner, their next question usually is, ‘Tell us about your house,’ […]

Gettysburg 150

Gettysburg 150

2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the pivotal battle in our nation’s greatest struggle.  This turning point in the Civil War took place July 1-3, 1863, and Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address was delivered that November 19th to commemorate the battlefield as a national cemetary.  The commemoration of the battle will involve many […]

Apple Bin Inn Welcomes Bestselling Author

Apple Bin Inn Welcomes Bestselling Author

During August 2009, bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark was a guest at the Apple Bin Inn while doing research for two upcoming books about the Amish in Lancaster County…  A Pocket Guide to Amish Life (release date: January 2010), and Secrets of Harmony Grove (release date: November 2010). Ms. Clark is the author of Shadows of […]

Apple Bin Inn a “Top 10” Bed & Breakfast!

Apple Bin Inn a “Top 10” Bed & Breakfast!

In October, 2006, the Central Penn Business Journal recognized the Apple Bin Inn as one of the Top 10 Bed & Breakfast Inns in Pennsylvania! Whether you’re coming to Lancaster County for business or pleasure, you’ll find our warm hospitality, delightful accommodations, and delicious breakfasts to be just what you’re looking for.  We hope to see you […]

“B&B” Makes for an “A” Weekend

“B&B” Makes for an “A” Weekend

by Ted TaylorTimes Chronicle / Glenside News / Huntingdon Valley GlobeReprinted with permission I remember staying in tourist homes as a kid. My dad’s Philadelphia-based company also had an office in Ottawa, Canada, and in the summertime we’d drive up there, stop at Niagara Falls and spend a few nights along the way in tourist […]