From an abandoned Victorian relic to a luxury historic inn in just 14 months, the story behind The Hollinger House Historic Boutique Hotel reads like a fairy tale with several intriguing twists and turns!
The once-proud Hollinger House, an 1860s Federal-style mansion, in 2013 was in the possession of a bank and had fallen into deep disrepair. Much of the roof had rotted off and the entire third floor had disappeared. The future looked bleak for our marvelous mansion.
However, an ambitious young woman named Linda Beiler was not about to let this magnificent tribute to Federalist architecture continue to fall to ruin. Her dream to restore The Hollinger House to her original glory began.
After much waiting and hoping, the bank released the property to Linda and her business partner, Guy Martin. Linda and Guy immediately put to work their extensive experience and expertise in restoring “impossible” properties, transforming The Hollinger House into the stately gem you see today. Their hard work and perseverance created a one-of-a-kind hotel experience complete with stunningly decorated rooms and beautifully manicured grounds.
A few short years after completely renovating the Hollinger House and operating it as a successful Bed and Breakfast, most notably joining the distinguished ranks of the “Select Registry,” Linda succumbed to breast cancer and joined the Angels she so lovingly named each of the inn’s rooms after.
The Hollinger House continued to operate as a bed & breakfast under the astute management of Linda’s dear friends, Teddy and Brandy, until it was closed for two and a half years during the Covid Pandemic.
When Kenneth Martin, a dear friend of Linda’s who relocated to Lancaster in 2020 after living 25 years in New York City, heard the Hollinger House and Linda’s beloved passion project had been closed for all that time, he knew he had to bring it back to life once more.
Kenneth is more than proud to partner with Guy Martin by taking over management of this gorgeous, historic boutique hotel. Kenneth’s extensive experience in hospitality and customer service, and his love of antiques, coupled with his passion to continue with Linda and Guy’s original mission of creating a one-of-a kind get-away experience drives his commitment to top notch hospitality and exceptional customer experience
The Hollinger House reopened its door on September 2nd, 2022.
Welcome to the New Hollinger House!
The Hollinger House was brought to life in 1870, just a few years after the end of the American Civil War. Nestled in the heart of Lancaster County but just 3 miles from Downtown Lancaster City, you will find endless opportunities to make new memories that will last a lifetime. From spectacular local entertainment such as Sight & Sound Theatre, Fulton Opera House, and the American Music Theatre, or enjoying the eclectic, local cuisine, experiencing a day in the life of an Amish family, exploring local museums, to hiking on endless nearby trails. The Hollinger House is the perfect respite from today’s busy lifestyle.
The Inn is only minutes from local shops and galleries in either Downtown Lancaster, Bird-In-Hand, Lititz, and many other quaint nearby towns, offering many unique shopping experiences from designer outlets to specialty and Mom & Pop stores. Franklin & Marshall College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, and Millersville University are just a short drive away. With all this to offer, The Hollinger House provides the perfect balance between modern convenience and historic charm.
Beautifully prepared and presented, each day’s featured breakfast fare is a feast for the eyes as well as the palette. Each morning we offer a full continental breakfast you won’t soon forget. Although the meals vary from day to day, we start with a deep dark roasted coffee, assorted herbal teas, your choice of juice, fresh fruit salad with yogurt and granolas, warm croissants, assorted pastries and sweet breads, bagels and flavored cream cheeses. Next, a hot entrée might be spinach-feta-parmesan egg soufflé or a mushroom-Swiss frittata
Please note: There are no televisions in the guest suites or in the common areas of the House.
- Continental Breakfast each morning
- Complimentary wireless internet
- Free onsite parking
- Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea, and gourmet cookies always available
- Open & inviting living spaces including living room, library, and game room
- Formal dining room for dining, meetings or relaxing wrap around porches
- Baby Grand Piano
- Gorgeous scenic areas such as natural streams, lush gardens, a gazebo, and a bamboo forest
- Fire pit & lounge chairs
- Wine glasses, openers, cheese boards and knives
- Croquet, badminton, volleyball, and other outdoor games
- Outdoor smoking areas
- Beautiful sunsets (complimentary)
Bed and Breakfast Accessibility Features
All guests are welcome at the inn. However, due to the age of our building, we are not ADA Compliant. We do, however, have limited accessibility for those with disabilities.