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Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast
238 Strasburg Pike
Lancaster PA, 17602
Local call: 717-393-1460
Don and Ruth Harnish

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Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast is located 4 miles east of Lancaster. We are centrally located 1 mile off Route 30, but the feeling is rural. We overlook a peaceful valley with a working farm. Built in 1941, this property was restored and opened it's doors to guests in 1994.
We offer elegant simplicity with relaxing country style accommodations. If you enjoy flowers and are looking for a quiet getaway, Flowers & Thyme is a starting place. Our property includes a gazebo on our 1 1/3 acre where colorful gardens grow with their varying color schemes of lavenders and pinks from early Spring till late Fall. We've been featured in "Birds and Blooms Magazine."
You can have your preference of a room with a canopy bed, a fireplace, or a 2-person Jacuzzi. We invite you to Flowers & Thyme "where thoughtfulness and hospitality bloom."

  • Setting:      Rural
  • Rooms :     3
  • Cottages :  0
  • Rates:        $105 -169
  • Jacuzzis:     1
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • Children:    12+
  • Guest snack bar, 24 hr. day
  • Guest rooms have ensuite baths
  • Hearty country breakfast
  • Landscaped gardens & gazebo
  • Our Recipes

    Coffeecake Cookies

    4 cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup sugar, divided
    1/2 cup shortening
    1 pkg. yeast
    1/4 cup lukewarm water
    1 cup milk
    2 beaten eggs
    1 teaspoon cinamon
    4 tablespoons butter
    1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    hot tap water

    Combine flour, salt, and 1/4 cup sugar in bowl. Cut in shortening and set aside. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Scald milk and cool. Add milk to yeast mixture, then stir in eggs. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and stir lightly until flour is moist. Do not knead. Refrigerate overnight.
    The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide mixture in half. Roll each half out to a 12-8 inch rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle each rectangle with the mixture. Roll up, starting at the longer end, and slice in 5/8-inch slices. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes in the middle of the oven. Cool.
    Meanwhile, melt butter and cook on low until it begins to brown. Remove and mix with sugar and vanilla. Add enough hot water to make spreadable. Frost the cooled cookies. Makes 4 dozen.

    Buttermilk Pancakes

    1 1/3 cup buttermilk
    1 egg, beaten
    1 1/2 cups flour
    2 T. sugar
    1 tsp. baking powder
    3/4 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 c. butter, melted

    Pear Streusel Topping:
    1/2 cup butter
    1 tablespoons lemon juice
    4 pears, peeled and sliced
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/8 teaspoon ginger
    1/4 cup chopped pecans

    Combine buttermilk and egg. Add dry ingredients and mix till blended. Add butter.

    Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Combine lemon juice and pears and stir into butter. Add brown sugar and next 4 ingredients to pear mixture. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until pears are softened.

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