In colonial times the town of Marietta, PA was known as Anderson’s Ferry, and today this riverfront town offers “the” place to stay if you are looking for a romantic getaway, a base from which to explore the Pennsylvania Dutch country, to go antiquing and outlet shopping, sample wines at nearby wineries or to just relax and unwind.
Ascot House bed and breakfast is ideally located near many places of interest, including museums, historic homes, Amish culture, family entertainment, antique and outlet shopping. Guests may enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities such golf, fishing, hiking, boating and bicycling and even hot air balloon rides. Lancaster County is known for its scenic bike riding opportunities; backroads and bike trails enable riders to experience the beauty of this area at a leisurely pace.
Innkeeper Wendy will be happy to share her knowledge of the area with you, providing important information about local attractions, activities and dining that will most suit your interests.
Attractions & Activities
In Marietta: Josephine's (French) , McCleary's Pub, The Railroad House, Shank's Tavern, Italian Villa Pizza Shop
In Columbia (10 minutes): Lost Cajun Kitchen , Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant
In Lancaster (15 minutes): The Brasserie , Carr's Restaurant , Olde Greenfield Inn , The Press Room
Country Inns (15-20 minutes): Cameron Estate , The Accomac Inn , The 1764 Restaurant at the General Sutter Inn
Unique: Bube's Brewery Catacombs Restaurant , Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant (Amish)
Outlets: Tanger, Rockvale
Antiques: Adamstown, Columbia, Black Angus, Kitchen Kettle Village, John Wright's Store, Lititz, Crafts & Boutiques, PA Dutch Stores, Quilts
Farmers Markets: Columbia (Thursdays), Bird in Hand, Lancaster
Craft Shows: Longs Park Art & Craft Festival, PA Christmas Craft Show, Kutztown Festival
Golf - Cool Creek Golf Club, Overlook Golf Course
Wine and Beer - Moon Dancer Vineyard & Winery, Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, Twin Brook Winery, Lancaster Brewing Company, Stoudt's Brewing Company, Bube's Brewery
Factory Tours - Harley Davidson, Wilton Armetale, Hershey Chocolate, Herr's Snack Factory
Walking & Driving Tours - A sampling of tours include Amish-Pennsylvania Dutch Country, local walking tours of historic Marietta, Civil War Tours, and Strasburg Railroad
Museums - National Watch & Clock Museum, Landis Valley, Ephrata Cloister, Mennonite Center, Lancaster Art Museum, People's Place Quilt Museum, President Buchanan's Home (Wheatlands), Quilt & Textile Museum, Quilter's Heritage, Robert Fulton's House, Music Box Museum, Wright's Ferry Museum, Railroad Museum of PA, Chocolate Museum
Outdoors - Hot Air Balloon Trips, Lancaster Heritage Bicycle Trail, Chickies Rock Park, Kayaking, Boating, Roundtop Ski Resort
Concerts & Theaters - Longs Park, Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate, Fulton Opera House, Amish Experience, Sight & Sound Theater, Dutch Apple Theater, American Music, Lancaster Symphony
Religious Service - Contact Wendy Codd at 717-426-2518
General Travel Information - PA Dutch Country Welcome Center , Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau, VisitPA.com, ExplorePaHistory.com, paevents.com, Town of Marietta
Calendar of Events
Updated Events for 2012 coming soon!
December 2, 2012 - Marietta Restoration Association Candlelight Tour
Ascot House is located in the National Historic Registry District of Marietta, PA in the Pennsylvania Dutch – Amish Country of Lancaster County, PA