We recently stayed in the Ruby suite. We had our own separate handicap accessible entrance, king bed, jetted tub and handicap accessible shower. Also, we had a sitting room and a 2nd shower/bath room that had a steam shower. The bed was fairly good. The layout of this suite is a little odd, and had steps to get from the main bedroom to the sitting room, and another step into the hallway before the final step into the steam shower. Not an issue for us, but if you are handicap, you'll need to know. The 2nd bathroom is also where the towels and hairdryer are. There were no towels in the bathroom off the main room, but there were towels next to the tub (which is in the bedroom itself.
The suite was nicely decorated, less frilly than most B&Bs, but the furniture in the sitting room is not the most comfortable - but they're antiques, what do you expect? There's also a tv in the bedroom and sitting room. No windows in the bedroom. Also, its right off the entrance, so there can be a little bit of noise.
The outside of the inn is a deep purple with accent colors. The driveway is VERY steep and narrow, but there is parking at the top. You may also park on the street. The house has a nice wrap around porch, with chairs and a swing. If you don't have a private entrance, you'll have to use the main door (On the opposite side of the house from parking.) which has a combo lock to open. Breakfast is on the main floor, and Tom chats up the guests while pouring coffee. The breakfast had a good variety - fruit cup, egg dish, croissants, and oatmeal. We don't like really fancy pretentious meals, so this was good for us.
The main drawback for us was the distance from Amish country. Had we been there for the antiques, it would be a fantastic location. Also about 30 min form the Renn Faire. There were a few other odd little things like putting the hairdryer in the 2nd bath, and not having towels in the main bath. Also, there was no hand soap, only little packets of body soap, which we found a bit odd.
Overall, it was a nice stay, and we'd stay there again, but for Amish country visits, it is a bit out of the way. We did enjoy the drive there, though.
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- The Amethyst Inn, a Lancaster PA Bed and Breakfasts located in the heart of Antiques Capital in Lancaster County’s Amish country. We are minutes from outlet shopping, historical sites and golf ... more less
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