Willow Valley Resort & Conference Center - Lancaster, Pennsylvania Hotel in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center is situated at Willow Street Pile in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is spread over 307 acres. Given 24 hours notice, the resort will provide a complimentary shuttle service to and from Lancaster airport, which is approximately 10 miles away. The resort started out as a 30-unit motel back in 1966 and has since evolved to its present status, including 342 guest rooms, banquet facilities for up to 1000 and a free car park.
There is a selection of room types to choose from at the resort where all are non smoking and no pets are permitted, and include TV, telephone, complimentary internet access, refrigerator and coffee making facilities. Atrium Suite is located in the Atrium building and can accommodate four people with a king bed in one room and a queen bed in the other. Accommodating families of up to seven people is the Atrium Family, which has two queen beds and a pull out couch.
Atrium Queen rooms are also in the Atrium building and can take up to five guests, with two queen beds. The Centre Queen is located in the Centre building and can also take five guests with its two queen beds. Finally the south wing is a detached building, which has rooms with two queen beds for a maximum occupancy of five people.
There are on site dining areas including the Willow Valley Family Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner smorgasbords and local food. Located off the main lobby is the Willow Valley Terrace Restaurant serving dinner Friday and Saturday nights, and breakfast on Saturday whilst in the summer it also opens Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday brunch is served at Palm Court between 10am and 1.30pm and as with the other dining areas all the baked goods are produced at the resort's own bakery.
The hotel caters for meetings and social events with 20,000 square feet of space for functions accommodating between 15 and 1000 people. Weddings are held at the resort in its Victorian Wedding Chapel, which seats up to 200 guests. Various banquet menus offered by the resort can be arranged through the resort's professional meeting consultants.
Guests have the choice of two pool areas at the resort. The first is an indoor water playground at the Atrium Pool, which includes slides, palm trees and water sprayers. An outdoor pool is situated near the restaurant and bakery at the Centre building, where guests can order lunch and snacks to be delivered by the poolside in the summer.
Other recreational activities include an on site nine hole golf course set on 35 acres of the resort grounds, and there is tennis and basketball available on site. Families can take part in activities such as bingo, crafts and scavenger hunts. Alternatively there is a chance to ride in a wagon on the Willow Valley Farm tour and take a look at the farm and its animals.
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