Welcome to the Alden House Bed and Breakfast, a fine example of “In-town elegance.” This 1850 brick Federal style house is located in the center of the Lititz Historical District within strolling distance of local attractions, unique shops, and fine dining. It’s the perfect location to enjoy the ambiance of the charming town of Lititz while being centrally located in Lancaster County, PA.
The Alden House has been professionally restored with modern amenities while retaining all its original charm. The high ceilings, striking staircase, cozy dining room, and comfortable rooms and suites all remind guests of another era, a time when the pace was just a little slower. For pictures and a detailed description of each room click on “Rooms & Amenities”
Breakfast at the Alden House is an experience to remember. Each morning guests are treated to a full breakfast including beverages, fruit, main entree, meats, breads or muffins, and always dessert (an Alden House specialty). Entrees might include omlettes, quiche, ebleskivers, or our signature ploys (French Acadian crepes) with Wilbur cinnamon drops. Desserts vary from cakes, such as apple cake, to delectable puddings, maybe lemon cake pudding, to homemade Danish and breakfast cheesecake. (We try to accommodate special dietary needs, including gluten-free items, with advance notice.)
For the convenience of our guests, there are snacks and beverages always available (don’t miss the Wilbur Buds in the candy dish near the front door). Take time to notice the antiques, artwork, and assorted collections scattered throughout the house. There is ample off-street guest parking behind the inn. Relax on one of our three porches; linger by the garden and fishpond (be sure to ask about our resident heron); and simply enjoy the good life. The Alden House brings you old-fashioned hospitality with all of the amenities one expects in today’s world. Come for a night, come for a week, come and be our guest!
|Lititz was named a Distictive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for 2009|
It might surprise you to know that Lititz is home to our country’s oldest pretzel bakery, the nation’s oldest girls’ boarding school, and one of the oldest 4th of July celebration in the U.S. A visit to Lititz is truly a step back in time—the streets and town reminiscent of hometowns of yesteryear.
Lancaster County is a smorgasbord of flavors. There are restaurants nearby to satisfy all tastes. Choose from fine dining to casual menus, family-style service to ethnic specialties. With prior arrangement, we can even arrange a dinner in an Amish home. We frequently recommend dining at Haydn Zug’s, Reflections, Lily’s on Main and, within walking distance, General Sutter’s 1764 Restaurant. Also, just a few steps from our front door, delicious chocolate delectables at the Chocolate Cafe. Whatever your dining choice, we are happy to make reservations for you or assist you with additional recommendations. Of course, advance notice helps ensure your dining preference.
Additional links and information:
- Sturgis Pretzel House & Bakery Tour
- Wilbur Chocolate Candy Museum
- Lititz Springs Park
- Linden Hall School For Girls
- Lititz shopping and information
- Pennsylvania Directory
- Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association
- Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
- Lancaster County Bed & Breakfast Inns Association
- Lititz Retailers Association
- Highlighted in “Exploring Lititz” Central Pa Magazine (April, 2006)
- Awarded Lancaster Newspaper, Inc. 2004 Readers Choice Award (Favorite B&B in Lancaster County)
- Mentioned in “Choc Full of Fun” San Francisco Chronicle (April 13, 2003)
- Featured in Harrisburg’s WITF “Our Town: Lititz” PBS Special (2003)
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Alden House Bed and Breakfast
John & Lynndell Eccleston, Innkeepers
62 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543