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The Alden House
Bed & Breakfast

Lititz, Pennsylvania
(Lancaster area)

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Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, this 1850 brick Victorian/Colonial house is located in the center of the town's historical district within walking distance to all the local attractions and fine dining. The Alden House was professionally restored with all modern amenities while retaining all its original charm. 

"You allowed us to feel very much at home.  I can think of no higher compliment."  Sue & Carl Decke

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 ambience 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.


* Complimentary biscotti & pretzels.
* Complimentary homemade cookies.
* Complimentary sodas and bottled water.
* Wilbur Buds!
* Cable TV/VCR or DVD
* Over 70 videos (both classic and modern)
* Daily paper in the Sitting Room.
* Private bath in every room.
* Hairdryers
* Private parking lot.
* Late check in with Access code.
* Microwave available in kitchen.
* Front porch views to every parade.
* 1st floor room & suite available
* Walk to shops and restaurants.


The inn consists of two intimate rooms and three spacious suites. All beautifully decorated and feature updated menities for the comfort and convenience of our guests.  The following are detailed descriptions of each room.  The rates are based on double occupancy.


The Joshua Room:  This comfortable and convenient first floor room has a ten foot ceiling and five bright windows including a bay.   The room features a queen size bed, two winged easy chairs, parlor stove, private bath, and a LCD TV/DVD. $139
The Scandia Room: This cozy second floor room is quietly located in the center of the house.  The hardwood floors have recently been uncovered and refinished. The room features a queen size bed, private bath, and a wall mounted LCD TV/DVD has been added to give more space to the room. $139
The Upstairs Parlour Suite: Originally the upstairs parlor in the front of the house, this florally decorated suite has seven large windows, ornate 1 1/4 strip oak floors, pillared archway, parlor stove, cable TV/VCR/DVD and our only King Size Bed.  A flight of steps within the room leads to the loft dressing area and private bathroom. The loft has a day bed for an additional person, queen anne chair and LCD TV/DVD.  $169 per night - 2 night minimum on weekends.
The Lilac and Lace Suite:  Featuring a three-window bay with sitting boxes, the bedroom has a heavy pineapple four-poster queen size bed with a demi-drape canopy.  The suite includes a sitting room with a cable LCD TV/DVD, parlor stove, and a private bathroom.  The day bed comfortably accommodates an additional person. There is an entrance from the second floor porch that overlooks the gardens and fish pond.  $169
The Tea Rose Suite:Situated upstairs in the back of the house, this secluded suite features a library sitting room with a second entrance from the upstairs porch, TV/VCR and a private bath with granite vanity top.  The bedroom provides a queen size brass bed, vented gas fireplace, and a new LCD TV with DVD to enjoy from the bed or rockers.  $139

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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 ployes (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 accomodate 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!

The town of Lititz, located in Lancaster County in the midst of Amish country, was founded in 1756 and is rich in historical attractions. Many of the 18th century buildings are basically the same as the day they were built. The streets and town are reminiscent of hometowns of yesteryear.

"A charming town, and a lovely Bed & Breakfast!"  Donald & Jane Miller

The restaurants in the area run from very fine dining to smorgasbord and family style.   A special dinner with an Amish family can be arranged, but takes a little time since the Amish don't have telephones in their homes!  We can make reservations and recommendations for you.  The more advance notice, the better the choices.

The Alden House Bed & Breakfast
is within short walking distance of:

  • Heritage Map Museum
  • Sturgis Pretzel House & Bakery Tour
  • Wilbur Chocolate Candy Museum
  • Lititz Springs Park
  • Antiques, Shops & Boutiques
  • Fine Dining

In the morning there is a choice of a full breakfast served in our dining room or outside on one of the porches.  Start your day with fresh fruit and a full breakfast, which might include waffles, omelets, quiche, and cinnamon chip pancakes served with locally cured meats.

"This place is now top on my list!  Superb!"  Gina Woolley

Selected For:

  • Frommer's 9th Edition (Rated as a Frommer's Favorite)
  • Mobil '98 Travel Guide Mid-Atlantic (3-star, Excellent)
  • American Historic Inns, Inc.
  • Christian Bed & Breakfast Directory

Member of:

  • Lancaster County Bed & Breakfast Inns Association
  • Professional Association of Innkeepers International
  • Pennsylvania Travel Council
  • Pennsylvania Rainbow Region
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Selected by Lancaster Newspapers, Inc., for the 2004 Readers Choice Award as "Favorite Bed and Breakfast"

The Alden House
Bed & Breakfast

62 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
717-627-3363  800-584-0753
E-mail: inn@aldenhouse.com
Homepage: www.aldenhouse.com
Innkeepers: John & Lynndell Eccleston 

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