Festival Site Updates
May 1, 2020
Home2 Suites by Hilton
If you are interested in staying at Home2 Suites by Hilton, you no longer need to request a password from your Festival adviser in order to book your reservation. As a reminder, early housing reservations begin on Monday, May 4, and general housing reservations begin on Monday, May 11.
We’re happy to be returning to Lancaster’s No. 1 resort—Eden Resort & Suites. Church services will be held in the luxurious Crystal Ballroom.
For housing, we’ll have rooms with two queen beds and suites with two separate rooms, among other options. All rooms have one bathroom, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Some rooms have full kitchens. (The Festival housing brochure will list the specific room types in our reservation block.)
Resort dining includes Garfield’s Food & Spirits (family-friendly atmosphere), Arthur’s Terrace (casual and fine dining) and the Encore Lounge (full range of drinks). Additionally, there’s an award-winning champagne Sunday brunch in the beautiful setting of The Courtyard.
Off-site dining options include traditional Pennsylvania Dutch restaurants, such as the Bird-in-Hand, Shady Maple Smorgasbord (200 feet of food) and Good ’N Plenty (family-style dining). For more, see the 2020 Lancaster Visitor’s Guide.
For a group activity, we’re pleased to announce that a block of tickets have been reserved at the Sight & Sound Theatre for a new show in 2020—Queen Esther!
Additional nearby attractions are the Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction, Civil War History and the Underground Railroad, Lancaster Central Market (food and music), The Green Dragon (farmers’ market, Fridays only), Strasburg Rail Road, Amish Farm and House, Turkey Hill Experience (ice cream!), Bounce Kraze, Dutch Wonderland (family theme park, ages 3+), Hersheypark (with Boardwalk/Splash! and ZooAmerica), Sky Zone Trampoline Park and more.
Fragrance-controlled room available: No.
Tax rate for accommodations: 11 percent.
Closest airports: Harrisburg (HIA), 30 miles; Philadelphia (PHL), 65 miles; Lehigh Valley (ABE), 68 miles; Baltimore-Washington (BWI), 85 miles.