Searching for your perfect home in Lancaster? If you are curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!
Whether you live in the area or not, Strasburg, PA is an adorable, quaint spot for a day trip. It’s a picturesque little town with tons to eat and do, but today’s post is centered around what we’d consider the perfect afternoon here.
Breakfast, followed by a show, anyone???
Start your day early by getting to Agape Café, located nearby in Ronks. It’s the most delicious, Instagrammable café in the area. Be prepared to wait! But this wait is worth it for some of the best brunch foods around… Pancake boards! Brown sugar bacon?!? When I went a couple weeks ago, I split the five egg omelet with a friend and loved it. We cannot recommend Agape enough!!!
LANCASTER LOCAL SECRETS TIP: CALL AHEAD! I live about 40 minutes away from Agape, and luckily my friend called and put our name on the list before we left our houses. By the time we drove there and parked, they were ready for us. I highly recommend calling ahead on Saturdays, which is when we went. *note that they are closed Sundays and Tuesdays.
After you indulge in a memorable breakfast, drive a couple minutes down the road to the second portion of the day: seeing a show at Sight and Sound Theater.
WOW. These shows honestly rival Broadway! And isn’t the outside just gorgeous.
I’ve taken my family here from the time my children were babies. Just when I think the shows can’t get better, the next one tops it. They are bible stories brought to life, with huge casts of talented actors, live animals (birds, camels, etc) and unreal stages/sets. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing most shows they’ve done over the years, most recently Queen Esther. It’s still playing now – hurry, get tickets before the show ends!!!
LANCASTER LOCAL SECRETS TIP: you can’t go to a S&S show without getting their amazing roasted nuts. Have you had the nuts sold on the streets of NYC? They are like that, but better!
And another reason to love Sight and Sound Theater… Wolf & Webb’s very own Derek Webb’s wife is an actress here! Go Gretchen!!!
Be sure to add these to your list of things to do in the area! We have no doubt you’ll plan another visit to go back and do all the other fun activities Strasburg has to offer.
How do we know all of these great Lancaster Local Secrets? We are local real estate agents and residents of Lancaster for more than 30 years!
For more information on the wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 (WOLF) or visit our real estate website atwww.WolfandWebb.com.
No home is too big or too small for our team. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Today is a special day! We are off to great places with big smiles: we share with you that today is our six month ‘work-aversary’ as Wolf and Webb REALTORS®. Six months ago, great minds came together to bring their skills and experience into one company, providing the community one space to meet all their real estate needs of home buying and home selling. Through looking at each other’s strengths we have created an unstoppable company, one that prides ourselves in real estate knowledge, home buying and home selling tips and tricks, as well as ways to make new neighbors feel welcomed and involved within our communities of Lancaster County. Wolf and Webb REALTORS® was formed amidst the pandemic: taking on the challenges that came with this event that has affected all of us. We are utilizing creative ways to interact with our clients and our community and contribute our unique experiences to ensure home buyers and sellers are getting their questions answered while providing personalized experiences in a safe manner.
When you choose to work with a real estate agent, you are probably looking for a personable person with strong communication skills, a great knowledge of the ever changing market, and an honest approach in everything they do. As Wolf and Webb REALTORS® we are a team which works hard everyday to stay up to date on all things real estate, all while creating a space where all questions are welcome, and dependable resources are always provided to clients and customers of homes. It is our vision, and great joy to give great experiences to anyone whom interacts with us!
To celebrate we want to dive in and share with you who we are as professionals and your neighbors. We hope you learn more about our team and consider celebrating with us!
Join us to celebrate our six month work-anniversary through a FREE Shredding/e-Waste recycle event happening today! Pre-Register at our link.
Our team is truly the meaning of a dynamic duo with different backgrounds, experiences and personalities. We provide you a well rounded and detailed experience. Wolf and Webb prides ourselves in our ability to make your home buying or selling experience personalized, honest and neighborly. As hardworking individuals, we would like to share with you a little more about our background and who we are. Wolf and Webb Realtors is made up of two team members Derek Webb and Mary Sue Wolf, both Lancaster County residents.
Derek Webb has been working within real estate since 2013, 8 years. With a variety of experience in vacation rental management, homes and land. He has worked within multiple states and has experience in both residential and commercial real estate. Starting out with vacation rental properties, he then decided to get his Real Estate license to sell lake properties on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. When Derek and his family transitioned to Lancaster County, he knew he wanted to do real estate with the beautiful homes in the area. Derek enjoys helping clients make these big and sometimes tough decisions. He has a passion for the marketing of a home as well. He believes Lancaster County has it all, just about anything you could want you can find in Lancaster or within a short drive, a great place to live and play!
Mary Sue Wolf has lived in Lancaster County for 30 years with her husband and 3 children. She knows the best areas to explore, places to try, and ways to get involved in the community. As a long time resident of Lancaster County she enjoys time with her family, traveling and entertaining her family and friends. The best part of her job is helping connect people and their families to Lancaster and Lititz. She also enjoys sharing her ‘local secrets’ that she has learned over the years to truly make this community your home too! With Mary Sue being a member of the community for 30 years her love for Lancaster County and it’s people is felt by all.
Derek and Mary Sue provide a unique experience for each of their families truly putting 110% in all that they do to ensure their families are happy and excited about their home buying or selling experience. The Wolf and Webb partnership began when Derek would help Mary Sue with IT work. One day they realized their skill sets would be complementary to one another and benefit the Lancaster Community. Their personalities come out in their work, you feel excited, refreshed, and positive after working or speaking with this team!
Still curious about the Wolf and Webb team? Hear what past families share and say about this incredible team-
“Derek is always quick to respond and will work hard to get the deal done for you! Can’t say enough good things about this guy!”
“Mary Sue is one of the most conscientious Realtors I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful and loves her clients and most importantly focuses on their happiness over anything else.”
“Incredible communication and service. I have been involved in numerous real estate transactions and the recent transaction with Derek was certainly one of the best. Highly recommend Derek”
“Mary was exceptional at helping us understand and navigate the 100’s of little details that you would never think of unless you work in real estate; which resulted in us getting a great deal for our house and finding the perfect house to purchase.”
“Need to give this Plus 🌟 for Derek Webb, For my husband and myself he’s is the best Realtor we met…He’s very communicative and knowledgeable of what he’s doing, very kind and helpful”
We are real estate agents because we love to work with people and we are compassionate people who love Lancaster County. We want everyone we interact with to feel that, and have the opportunity to learn and grow with their family here in Lancaster through the help of Wolf and Webb. We have found that there is a lot less traffic on the extra mile! We are excited to go the extra mile for you. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home here in beautiful Lancaster County, give us a call today. We’d love to hear from you and get to know you!
Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!
This partnership is truly a win win for the community, home buyers, home sellers and Lancaster County. On this special and big occasion we have such gratitude for all the families we have worked with and neighbors along the way. We have well wishes for the future to continue to grow our company and work towards providing individuals successful buying and selling experiences. We hope to continue to continue to help our neighbors in Lancaster County find their forever homes with their families!
Contact Mary Sue Wolf or Derek Webb to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy two realtors who are not only here to help you with the move but get you acclimated into the neighborhood….you will love it here!
For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like 628 Fleetwood call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website atwww.WolfandWebb.com
It is our favorite time of year again…the annual Lititz Fire & Ice Festival would be right around the corner. What we typically look forward to and know is a time with ice sculptures, great food, live fire show, breathtaking art, block party, an awesome chili competition and the Lititz Lions Carnival & vender fair. While the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is not happening this year it will be back in February 2022. But that doesn’t go without some celebration this year!
Though we will not have our favorite chili cookoff, fire show, carnival or block party festivities we WILL be able to experience the remarkable ice sculptures! Lititz Fire & Ice Festival is revamped to the Lititz Ice Walk for 2021. From February 12th until February 20th you can walk through the streets to see the sculptures. Each day more will be added so this does not have to be a one day walk you can go to Littiz multiple times to see what has been added! This is a great way to get the family outside and moving after the past few cold snow storms we have had while getting a taste of one of our favorite Lancaster County winter traditions.
Venture Lititz has thought of everything making sure we are all kept safe, this event is all outside, there will be no live carvings, and people are required to be masked and stay socially distant. By adding extra days to the event this is a way they are working to help spread out the crowds as well. It truly is magnificent that during this time the committee and organizers thought to figure out a way for us all to have a little cheer and taste of our Lancaster!
The ice sculptures will be located on North, South and Broad street. There are going to be twenty six ice sculptures put out on just one day! Then in the following days another fifteen sculptures and twenty two…that is over sixty plus ice sculptures to enjoy and truly marvel at. What is wonderful is that like the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival the Lititz Ice Walk is also sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Some of the ice sculptures are in front of local shops and businesses. This is a great way to pop into the shops and get a valentine gift for someone you love or a birthday gift! Attending this event is a great way to support our local businesses while enjoying the artwork of so many! Consider getting a hot chocolate or order takeout for when you finish your walk for a great meal after with your family.
So over the next few days plan a night, an afternoon or two or three to get over to downtown Lititz, you will not want to miss the incredible artwork of the ice sculptures or a little taste of our favorite festival. Bundle up with some warm clothing, look up some of the shops and local buisnesses that are sponsoring the event, check out some restuarant menus in Lititz and have yourself a day! Get out into the town and enjoy the fresh air while getting a piece of our favorite tradition and opportunity to help buisnesses in the local area by enjoying a treat or two and shopping for your loved ones. Thank you to all that worked so hard to bring us a version of our Lititz Fire & Ice Festival. We look forward to when we can all be back together enjoying the festivities like in years past!
Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania many call pickled vegetables Chow Chow? Have a great week!
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience some Lancaster County Traditions yearly, seasonaly or monthly. You will love it here!
For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster Countycall Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com
What is absolutely wonderful about where we live is all that Lancaster has to offer. There truly is something for everyone be it movies and plays, cuisine and restaurants, clothing and shops or activities! A unique feature of Lancaster County is the wolf sanctuary, a space for wolves to seek refuge for treatment cultivating a life that is protected will provide the space for natural instincts and growth to occur. What is unique about a sanctuary is animals that go to these will spend the rest of their lives in that space.
Lancaster County holds one of these incredible spaces, located in Lititz at 465 Speedwell Forge Road. The Wolf Sanctuary of PA is located on over 80 acres of natural land to provide the wolves a terrain identical to the wild they would be roaming. This sanctuary is run by the Darlington family and has been for over 40 years. Within the sanctuary you will find not only gray wolves but wolf-dogs as well which are just as the name states a mix of a domestic dog and wolf such as gray, eastern, red or Ethiopian. This space started as a private rescue but now is an educational space where patrons can learn all about wolves, their habitat, history, and so much more!
The Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania is currently home to over 60 wolves each with their own unique personality, fur coat, and ways of life. The sanctuary does an incredible job to bring to light each of the wolves personalities through detailed biographies on their website as well as wonderful photos and videos. This sanctuary is a 501 c3 nonprofit where you can fully immerse yourself in the life of these wolves through their virtual videos or through an in person visit. Visits are done through tours where you follow a walking trail through the acres of land being able to witness the life of the wolves inside. It is suggested that proper walking shoes are worn as well as attire, being outside it is important that you dress accordingly to ensure you are comfortable. While exploring the sanctuary you are allowed to take photographs but lenses cannot be longer than 5 inches, you cannot take videos or use tripods, selfie sticks or monopods. It is important when attending a tour you follow the guidance of your tour guide this ensures the safety of yourself, those around you, and these magnificent creatures. Currently the sanctuary offers 5 different tours:
Saturday Guided Public Tour- a 1 to 1.5 hour tour on Saturday mornings
Full Moon Fundraiser- a 2.5 hour tour on Saturday closest to the full moon
Professional Photography Session- Mondays through Thursdays with a 30 minute minimum and a 2 hour limit
Tuesday/Thursday Tours- morning tours that last 1 to 1.5 hours
Private tours- offered Saturdays and Sundays a 2 hour detailed tour
Each of these options give individuals the opportunity to pick what is best for themselves or their party and to ensure that you see all you would like, experiencing the wolves with the help of an expert by your side. Each varies in cost depending on the duration of the tour as well as it’s focus, prices can be found on their website. Tours need to be booked in advance right now and can be done on the sanctuary’s website with immediate payment options. It is important to note that during the tours you are going to be walking pack to pack around the acres of the sanctuary and will be following the tour guide taking time to pause and learn about each wolf.
After touring the sanctuary if you fall in love you are welcome to return at any time, try another tour experiencing all it has to offer! Or become a volunteer, you must visit the sanctuary at least once prior to submitting an application and be at least 18 years old. Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to help the sanctuary run daily where you help with many facets including special events or weekends. In order to be approved as a volunteer one must participate in an orientation process and training to ensure you meet all the necessary requirements needed for this program. Being a volunteer is a wonderful way to get involved in the local community, help a nonprofit and experience a strong work environment where you will build many skills in a unique atmosphere! Talk about an incredible experience…unique and making a difference for our wildlife.
After a visit to the sanctuary if you have fallen in love with one of the many wolves you can participate in the Adopt a Wolf program. These are symbolic adoptions where you can help to provide care for a wolf. Through a payment you can receive the adoption package which holds a personalized adoption certificate, 4×6 professional photo of your wolf, a detailed letter about the wolf, a detailed letter from sanctuary founders and a fact sheet about wolves. There are deadlines to submit adoption requests so be sure to check in with the sanctuary when looking into this process.
If you are interested in touring the wolf sanctuary be sure to go to their website and make a reservation, currently they are not able to offer walk-ins but through social media and their website you can check to see how to make a reservation and when the walk-ins will be allowed again. Visiting the wolf sanctuary can be fun for the whole family, a great outdoor birthday party through having a private tour or just a wonderful way to learn more about these incredible creatures.
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties not far from the incredible wolf sanctuary. You will love it here!
For more information on wonderful homes like: 679 Goose Neck Drive, Lititz PA 17543 overlooking the 13th-hole fareway call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com
Many people think about Spring being the season of cleaning but why not make it the end of Fall too! Any time of year can be a good time of year to do some decluttering and cleaning within your house. As the pandemic has had many of us at home more than usual you may be noticing that you have A LOT of stuff! Maybe your grown children are back home and you are realizing you have old things from their high school days that haven’t been used in years, or you are starting to get ideas for decorating this holiday season and you are realizing with each bin you sift through there are more an more items you don’t even remember what you used them for, possibly you have been wanting to make the move to a smaller home and can’t take all the stuff with you that you’ve accumulated over the years.
Whatever your reasoning is it is always a good idea to take some time to declutter within your home. I try to do it a few times a year to make sure we aren’t holding on to things we will never use, or have grown out of. Here are a few of my favorite tips and tricks to start the declutter process and be successful:
Make it a family affair, set a few dates throughout the weekends that way everyone is able to help out
Create new organizational habits, consider folders or shelfs that become designated spots for your needs. You can label the folders-bills, mail, receipts
When going through papers, photos, magazines or documents consider having three options shred, file and recycle this way in the moment you aren’t adding it to a pile because you don’t want to deal with a private document or are finding doubles of old photos (with doubles a great thing to do is use it as a card for the person, write their birthday, thank you or even just a thinking of you on the back before mailing it and this is a great way to make a card personalized while saving on greeting cards)
Find a playlist you enjoy or tune in to a new artist and play music during your day of decluttering, this keeps everyone in a good mood
Set goals-go through your closet, the garage, basement or house closets. Setting up goals for the declutters can keep you on track when trying to work through what might seem like a daunting task
When going through a drawer pull everything out and have a garbage bag nearby, take time to go through medicine cabinets and look at expiration dates of medicine or makeup. When you take everything out of a drawer or cabinet you are more likely to find things that need to be thrown out
When going through items many times I stop and question an item unsure if I should keep it or get rid of it- I now ask myself if I was shopping now would I buy this? Or, when was the last time I used this? If you are honest with yourself answering those two questions you know right away what to do with the item
When going through books I have read I enjoy thinking about the story and passing it along to a friend I think would enjoy the book leaving a note for them to pass it to someone they think would like it once they finish the book, this is a great way to share something you enjoyed with someone and thoughtful for the individual’ that is receiving a new read
Stay organized, having designated bags, boxes or bins for donation, garbage, and giving to someone or selling. This is a great way to not mistake what might be able to be donated versus what has had it’s fair use and is time to get rid of
Be okay with taking time to reminisce, when decluttering you may come across old momentums that make memories flash before you. Take a moment and take in those memories or share a laugh with who it reminds you of
Take a lunch break, sometimes decluttering can cause some disagreements. It is always a good idea to take a break when everyone has worked for a few hours to enjoy a nice meal together. This is a great way to decompress before starting up the work again and remember what you are gaining by working through the decluttering-such as space, time, less to clean
Lastly, pick locations you can donate your stuff to. Finding local organizations that take appliances, furniture, clothing and other household favorites can be very easy
If you live in Lancaster County consider contacting Off the Street to donate your items. Off the Street is a non-profit that works to end homelessness helping individuals and families transition into housing. This organization takes furniture and other household items. Be sure to check their website for their current donation wish list. When donating to an organization checking their wish list or contacting the organization first is important you do not want to give them items they either do not need or can’t use. This makes more work for the volunteers at these sights.
If you have gone through your closets and have a lot of clothing in good condition you have a lot of options consider making a bag of hand-me downs for someone you know, look at the consignment shops in the area if you would like to try to sell items, or contact Lancaster Food Hub! Lancaster Food Hub has a clothing bank where community members in need can shop for free! Clothing donations make up all the clothing that is distributed to community members, your donations truly are making a difference! As the pandemic continues it is important to note that more people than ever are looking to organizations like these to find support, if you have the ability to donate gently used items I am sure it is greatly appreciated!
These are both great organizations where you know that neighbors within the community are able to benefit from the materials you donate. Should you declutter your house and realize you have a lot that needs to go to the garbage and is not necessarily salvageable to be donated consider a monetary donation or volunteering your time. Both organizations have monetary donation spots on their websites as well as volunteer inquire forms. It is important to note these are not the only two nonprofits to donate to there are many wonderful organizations within our county working to help others! Organizations are taking precautions with the pandemic to ensure safety of volunteers, community members using their facilities and donations, look up how they are accepting donations, some are doing contactless pick up or contactless drop offs.
As we make the season of Fall a new season of decluttering our homes or spaces let’s make it the start of the season of giving. Take time to give gently used items to wonderful organizations in Lancaster County who work to help those in need! This is one of the many reasons why Lancaster’s sense of community and neighborly love is ever present in the organizations and people who reside in our County. Be a part of that reason!
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience the community of Lancaster and ability to join a space of supporting your neighbors. You will love it here! For more information on wonderful homes call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at MarySueWolf.kw.com
Whether you are someone who enjoys day trips or long weekends to new places or COVID has you wanting to move out of the city~full time train transportation in Lancaster County will provide you with your needs and assurance that you can travel to your destination. Located just about a mile from Downtown Lancaster!
Lancaster Train Station opened in 1929 as a Pennsylvania Railroad station but is now an Amtrak station, located at 53 McGovern Avenue, Lancaster PA 17602. This train station provides transportation to Philadelphia and Harrisburg through this connection individuals can continue their travel to New York City or Pittsburgh! There are trains to meet your schedule from Lancaster to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and beyond. The average trip from Lancaster to Philadelphia is 1 hour 13 minutes so sit back, read your emails, or just relax before your day in the office or adventures in Philly.
The Lancaster Station once was a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad which began in 1857 but the current building was not created until 1929. Built of beautiful red brick the station is a piece of history with high ceilings, marble, skylights for beautiful natural lighting, and full of antique wooden benches it is a part of the National Register of Historic Places, a true piece of history. The station is smaller and easy to navigate with two train platforms. There are information and ticket booths located within the station for your convenience with questions, ticket purchases and more. If in Lancaster Train Station be sure to look for 6 gorgeous vintage style clocks, gifts from a Lancaster based jeweler~Brent L. Miller, truly remarkable!
Having just two train tracks Lancaster Train Station is easy to navigate and ensure getting to your proper destination. Track one takes you East towards New York or Philadelphia while Track two takes you out West towards Harrisburg or Pittsburgh.
The train station was completely refurbished in June 2009 which was put on through Amtrak and Lancaster County. The waiting area, ticket booths, landscape and parking lot are just a few of the improvements from this effort. In 2012 the interior was restored: the waiting area of benches, walls, paintings, windows, and the accessibility was also refurbished.
Do you live in Lancaster County and are looking to take the train for a day trip or a long weekend? Here are a few of my favorite places to go always easy by train:
Philadelphia-For a great dinner or any of their seasonal pop-ups like ice skating at the Christmas Market, the Flower Show or Lantern Festival!
New York City- The best place to experience your first Broadway show or the holiday lights in December and enjoy a weekend walking the highline or shopping in the fashion district!
Pittsburgh-Holds some of the best places to take in great food and artwork galore!
Baltimore-Full of wonderful shopping, a beautiful harbor and wonderful restaurants!
Washington D.C.- A wonderful opportunity to visit museums and national monuments!
Before buying your train ticket be sure to check out Amtrak’s website to buy your ticket ahead of time or get a discount. Amtrak ensures a quality ride at a great cost; children 2-12 get 50% off, senior citizens get 10% off their tickets, Military Personnel and families get 10% off, Military Veterans get 10% off and more. It is important for you to take a few extra minutes to save a few extra dollars. If you are taking a trip with a group of 20 or more of your close family or friends there is also a group discount where you also have the ability to make a reservation request, truly being able to enjoy the journey all together!
The Lancaster Train Station is open at 5:00am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays where it closes at 11:59pm. Weekend hours are Saturday and Sunday opening at 7:15am and closing at 11:15pm.
Whether you’re packing up a backpack for a day of fun in New York City or riding along the tracks on a commute home from your Philadelphia work commute, you will be sure to see roaring landscapes and enjoy the peaceful commute to and from Lancaster County full of rolling hills and countrysides. Truly a breath of fresh air! When you return to Lancaster you can enjoy a walk in a park or by the river, visit your favorite restaurant in downtown Lancaster or check out one of the local farmers markets. The peace felt within Lancaster County is magnificent!
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that can provide you the commute you desire, you will love it here!
For more information on wonderful homes within Lancaster County like 115 Market Street, Bainbridge PA call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at WolfandWebb.com
Golf, pool, tennis, fine dining and more: Lancaster Country Club is the best place to spend your weekends. This prestigious private club is full of wonderful amenities that it has something for everyone. Located at 1466 New Holland Pike, Lancaster PA 17601 it is the perfect location to take in the trees and perfect terrain for a round of golf. The country club was started in 1900, originally a 9-hole course near Lancaster Catholic High School. Thirteen years after opening, the country club moved to its current location on New Holland Pike where a 9-hole course was created along with tennis courts. Over the next 80 years, the club purchased land to create an 18-hole course and an additional 9-hole Highlands Course due to such high demand in membership. In 1929 the club added a swimming pool to add to the amenities for members to enjoy. The rich history of the club goes deeper than the amenities and the work done on the grounds and clubhouse; the Lancaster Country Club has hosted many well known golf tournaments of the past 120 years including the Armstrong World Invitational in 1974 and the Women’s U.S. Open Championship in 2015. If you are passionate about golf you will notice that professional golfers, celebrities and athletes have had the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful course! As the Lancaster Country Club continues to update and provide for their members, the history of the club is the perfect example of Lancaster County and the wonderful experiences you can enjoy regularly. To follow their changes be sure to look at the defining moment on their website as they continue to be prestigious and innovative. What’s coming within the next year to two years is going to be remarkable!
Lancaster Country Club’s course was designed by William S. Flynn, one of the most prominent golf course architects in the 20th century. He designed clubs like Cherry Hills, Merion Golf Club, Shinnecock Hills and so many more! William S. Flynn is well known for using the natural terrain to create landscapes that are strong in competition, making golfers work all sides of the art of golf from short and long games as well as strategy while emulating the beauty. You can find a plaque in his honor at the first tee. Though Flynn designed the course, it is important to note that course restoration has occurred ensuring that the course is well maintained and continues to be a joy for golfers. There are three parts to the course: Meadowcreek is the first 9-holes of the round(1-9), Dogwood is the final 9-holes (10-18) and Highlands another set of 9-holes (1-9). This gives golfers looking to play a full 18-holes or 9-holes multiple options. The dress code for the golf course is set for men and women but no golfers are permitted to wear denim jeans, cargo shorts, athletic shorts, or sweats. Golf shoes are required for playing.
If you are not a golfer, don’t worry! Lancaster Country Club has many other amenities to enjoy such as tennis. The Tennis pavilion was rebuilt in 2007 to accommodate the needs and wants of members such as adding a lounge, locker rooms, a pro shop and wonderful views to enjoy the match. There are 3 Har-Tru courts. Har-Tru courts are clay courts that have playing surfaces created by unbound mineral aggregate, shale, brick or crushed stone. These courts are outside and are the world’s leading clay court surfaces. The other 6 courts are hard courts indoors allowing for year round tennis. The club started providing indoor tennis in 2003, making the tennis facility a total of 9 courts, some outside behind the clubhouse with a beautiful view of the river and others perfect for the winter months! Paddle tennis is also available at the country club. They offer 3 courts to enjoy this outdoor sport. Paddle tennis was adapted from tennis. The differences are that the court is smaller, the net is lower, there are no double lanes and you play with a solid hard paddle as well as a depressurized tennis ball. Paddle tennis has similar play to tennis but is a great alternative should you want to try something new! The pool is a mix of a baby pool and a competition-size pool. Surrounded by lounge chairs and a snack bar, the pool is a great way to spend your summer months with friends or family. It is the perfect way to relax whether your hope is to enjoy a nice book in the sun or cool off with a few laps.
Lancaster Country Club does not stop there. The staff also provides Junior Programming for the children in your family as well, truly making the country club a place for everyone to enjoy. There are multiple ways for your children to get involved with the club while building new skills and building lifelong friendships. In the summer months they can join the swim team, attend summer camp, junior golf or one of the many children oriented events. The club offers Friday nights at the pool and each one is themed. Plus, there are father daughter dances, parties, fests, cooking classes and private lessons. Your children will be able to enjoy the Country Club just as much as you while being able to learn life long skills and having fun with others attending programs. Lancaster Country Club truly is the place for family enjoyment!
Lancaster Country Club offers amenities for everyone including golf, swimming, paddle tennis, and being able to play tennis in the winter with their indoor courts. The country club staff work to provide an enjoyable experience for all members and their guests year round. One way they ensure this is through hosting annual social events and activities. A few favorites are the Independence Day Celebration, and the Christmas Party. The events hosted by the club are a great way to build annual traditions with your family and have a day or evening full of laughter, creating wonderful memories together. As a member, you also have the ability to host your own special event. This gives you the ability to host major milestones in your family’s life surrounded by your loved ones without worrying about details. The Director of Catering and Events ensures that your experience is everything you hoped for. While you have the opportunity to enjoy annual events or host your own, the country club has superb options and locations for dining regularly from casual dining, quick dining and elegant dining. The menu is always enjoyable and there is something for each member of the family to enjoy. The culinary team at the country club is magnificent!
Does this sound like a place you would like to enjoy with your friends and family? The benefits of membership continue to be some of the best. To learn more about membership amenities or ask about membership, visit the Lancaster Country Club website. You will be hooked!
A weekend in the life of Lancaster Country Club History…new renovations, history of hosting elite golfers, golf, tennis, pool, dining, activities for the whole family. Does it make you want to be a little closer to the Country Club?
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that emulate the history, beautiful landscapes, and your own piece of paradise at Lancaster Country Club. You will love it here!
For more information on wonderful homes like: 70 Eshelman Road, Lancaster PA 17601 overlooking the 13th-hole fareway call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at WolfandWebb.com
Bent Creek country club features a Jay Morrish Championship designed golf course. The setting of rolling hills, lakes and a creek in the Pennsylvania country side is a beautiful and easy to walk the course. Membership to the country club includes golf, tennis and heated 6 lane pool.
Are you looking to leave New York City, Philadelphia or other cities for a a safe community, with transportation to the major cities, great school district and country style living?
Transportation to New York
Amtrak operates train service from Lancaster to New York Penn Station every 3 hours.
Amtrak trips generally are 2 hours 45 minutes to New York City (may vary due to time of day and covid-19 rescheduling)
Lancaster bus service direct to NYC once a day is a 3 hour 50 minute trip.
If you prefer to drive, the distance between Lancaster and New York is 152 miles with approximately 2 hours 55 minutes.