"How wonderful it has been to be here - the place where Zinzendorf began his missions in this area. Being a "born & bred" Moravian, this has been a most wonderful experience - and to find such a knowledgeable and delightful host and hostess - words do not express our delight and gratitude."
Scharlie - Jamaica
After shopping in historic downtown Lititz,
having seen a show at one of the local theaters, visited the museums, and ate
at one of many fine restaurants, then treat yourself to a night at Jacob
Huber's Tavern, one of the oldest remaining houses found in
Lititz. now known as Forgotten Seasons Bed & Breakfast.
is where it all started.... the vision of the Moravian Church in Lititz
and the town itself was shared here in this very house by Count
Zinzendorf himself over 260 years ago.
Built circa 1735, the Forgotten Seasons Bed & Breakfast was originally
known as the Jacob Huberís Tavern, a very well known
stopping point along the trading route that connected the seaports to
the frontier. Count Zinzendorf stayed here in December, 1742 and talked
to the local farmers, sharing his vision of establishing a mission to
minister to the Native Indians in the local area. As a result, George
Kline passed his farm on to the Moravian Community for this purpose. This
is now Main Street in Lititz.
Spend a night in History. Touch the Ram's Head Hinges that were
imported from Germany in the 1700's, see the 1810 art work on original
plaster, walk the 200 year old stairway to your guest room, enjoy your
breakfast by candle light in the Dining Room that has the 200 year old
corner cupboard with its original glass.
The owners have documented the rich history that took place inside these
walls. In the B & B Library are many books relating to local
history, Moravian history and maps detailing the migration of the early
settlers and to the development of Lancaster County. Extensive genealogy
has been made of the families that lived within these walls...the Hubers,
Erbs, Snyders, Hersheys, Beckers, and Groffs. Go to "History" on this
page, then "Research Materials" to get a listing of what books are available
for your use in the B & B Library.
Want to wind down and relax? Adjacent to the Bed & Breakfast
is the Warwick Township Linear
Park. This one mile long award winning walking and biking trail is
an excellent place to do just that. It goes into the quiet countryside
in one direction and past the ball fields and duck pond into Lititz in
Feel what three centuries are all about. Make your stay to Lancaster
County a memorable one with an overnight visit to a house that helped
to make this region what it is today. You'll leave refreshed and
with a deep appreciation of how this country developed.
Last Updated 05/19/10 KSW