Hi, posting at this forum because it seems to be the most busy.
My wife and I are planning a 30-year anniversary trip from the Southeast to the Lancaster/Amish/Pennsylvania Dutch area in May. We are planning to make the trip by car (it's only 750 or so miles, gas will be cheaper than plane/car rental).
Since we finalized that we are coming, and the time frame, we've been looking at a ton of B&B's, which would be our preference as far as lodging (although we wouldn't be opposed to a hotel).
There are tons of good ones as I'm sure the locals know, we're needing some advice as far as where to aim for as far as a location that will be the most centralized to allow us to venture around to see things.
We will be arriving on a Monday and leaving on Saturday. My wife is an antiquing fiend so we will probably do a day if not more in Adamstown. We want to get down to the heart of the Amish country for a day or so for a tour, buggy ride, etc. We are planning to spend a day at Gettysburg. We'd like to spend a day or so seeing some of the historical stuff in Lancaster. We have no real interest in Hershey or Philadelphia.
We've looked at maps and of course it's difficult to get an accurate bearing on locations since we've not personally experienced the lay of the land. But I guess my question would be, again, what's would be your recommended location for accomodations that would be the most centralized to allow us to do all these things? (Gettysburg would be the only really lengthy trip I know but it's only an hour and a half.)
We've looked at places in Denver, Ephrata, Stevens and Terre Hill, not opposed to a spot in Lancaster proper or closer to the city.
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!