Location: 117 E. Main St., Terre Hill
Contact: (717) 445-0219, artistinn.com
Cost: Rooms $125-$130; suites $179-$209; cottage and carriage house $235-$260.
Drive time: About an hour.
The scoop: Where the heck is Terre Hill? Well, it’s far enough away from Amish Country’s touristy Route 30 corridor, yet close enough for a night out in downtown Lancaster. This cozy, unassuming B&B doubles as a gallery for innkeeper Bruce Garrabrandt’s remarkably detailed, always humorous work in colored pencil. His wife, Jan, is an artist â€¨in the kitchen, especially when â€¨it comes to her highly addictive, â€¨fresh-baked cookies.
Amenities: Whirlpool tubs, gas stoves and fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, and other perks vary by room. The carriage house can accommodate up to eight, and kids stay free.
Don’t miss: The abundance of Amish and Mennonite culture in â€¨Terre Hill, sans hype. Kick it up a culinary notch and head to Fenz, one Lancaster’s best restaurants, specializing in a sleek yet casual vibe and upscale, expertly plated comfort food.