How to survive the Polar Vortex!

By: E.J. Bowman

The Polar Vortex…..Ohh what an ugly thought!  But the cold weather will not last forever, and it isn’t cold inside by the fire with a glass of wine (or coffee).  Plus, the weather is warming, why it’s to get to 40 degrees this weekend!  My goodness, break out the shorts!!!!

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in Lancaster County.  Here are a few things going on in the area that will help you to escape the winter blues….We will keep the home fires burning for you at the B&B while you enjoy the activities.  Warmth, comfort and friendship await you here!

Murder Mystery | Mount Hope Estate & Winery

February 7 (14, 21, 28)

Join us at the Mount Hope’s Mystery Dinner Theater for an interactive, culinary “who-done-it! Savor a delicious meal, become the detective, and put the clues together to uncover the truth! Fridays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
717-665-7021 or

Victorian Valentine Dinner | Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

February 8

Snuggle up to your loved one on a horse-drawn ride to the historic Landis Valley House Hotel, where you will enjoy a delicious prix-fixe meal accompanied by music. $145 per couple. Reservations are required.

717-581-0591 or

Lititz Fire & Ice Festival | Throughout Lititz

February 14-17

Enjoy beautiful and exquisite ice sculptures designed by DiMartino Ice as well as the annual Friday Block Party, Chili Cook-off, Winter Wonderland Carnival, Dodgeball Tournament and Youth Rally Day. In addition, there will be a Family Movie Night, live music, entertainment and contests.

717-371-1846 or

Lancaster Roots and Blues | Downtown Lancaster

February 21-22

Lancaster Roots and Blues is a large music festival featuring 60 artists from around the globe playing blues and roots music ranging from jazz and folk to polka and rock. It is held in 5 venues on 9 stages all within walking distance.

717-391-9722 or

Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale

February 22

Strasburg Fire Company 46 W. Main Street, Strasburg, PA 17572