Location: 1855 Mansion Lane, Mount Joy
Drive time: 90 minutes.
The scoop: Built in 1805 by President William McKinley’s great-grandfather and situated on 15 wooded acres, this truly gracious hideaway in the heart of Lancaster County is on the National Register of Historic Places. For a truly authentic experience, ask for a room in the original part of the building.
Amenities: Many of the 17 rooms and suites have fireplaces and original woodwork. All are furnished with period European and American antiques and offer views of the property’s streams, stone bridge, lush lawns and rose garden. A hot breakfast in the Sun Porch Dining Room is included with your stay.
Don’t miss: The chocolate-rubbed lamb or pan-seared salmon with applejack brandy maple glaze at the inn’s dinner-only white-tablecloth restaurant (make a reservation when you book your room).
Contact: (888) 422-6376, cameronestateinn.com