What’s the best time to visit The Inn at Leola Village?

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Daniel Klotz

The Inn at Leola Village’s flowerbeds and gardens are extensive, so summer and fall are some of the best times to visit. During those seasons, you have the opportunity to experience the well-tended grounds in their full glory as well as enjoy the outdoor pool. Since the inn’s restaurants incorporate ingredients from their own gardens and from local farmers, a summer or autumn visit allows for the most variety of local ingredients in onsite meals.

A winter trip is not to be ruled out, however; suites and signature rooms feature stone fireplaces, and with fewer weddings scheduled at this time, the Lancaster hotel is at its most peaceful.

If you end up staying the first Friday of the month, venture into downtown Lancaster to enjoy the metropolitan buzz of First Friday, when shops and art galleries stay open late, restaurants draw crowds, and the residents fill the sidewalks wandering from stop to stop. Or check out the year-round Central Market (Tuesday and Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.), which claims to be the country's oldest continuously operating market. Peruse the numerous vendors who hawk everything from Pennsylvania Dutch sausage to butter pickles.

The entire experience of The Inn at Leola Village is warm, intimate and romantic, making it an ideal place for a couple to celebrate a wedding or anniversary. Regardless of the time of year chosen for a stay at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, be sure to add in a day to enjoy Leola Village’s spa, shops, restaurants and grounds.

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