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Red Rose Bed & Breakfast

441 Mount Sidney Road
Lancaster, PA 17602
Owner, Melvin Lapp

Melvin manages and takes care of the bookkeeping and maintenance of the property. He also occasionally helps with guest check-in.


Lena, Melvin’s sister, helps with room cleaning service.

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Check-In / Check-Out Policy


The check-in time is from 3:00 pm (15:00) to 7:00 pm (19:00). If you arrive earlier, there are plenty of local attractions and shopping centers near by. If your flight gets delayed or some other delay occurs and you cannot arrive before 7:00 pm (19:00), please give us a call to let us know about the delay. There will be $15 administrative fee for late arrivals if you arrive later than 10:00 pm (22:00). Absolutely no arrivals after midnight! Please note that we are in the Eastern time zone.


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Cancellation Policy

We are a very small facility (we have only five guest rooms), and that forces us to be rather restrictive in our cancellation policy. As a matter of fact, if you cancel a reservation, it means 20% of lost income to us, because it’s very unlikely that we would be able to rent your room to someone else – most visitors would have already booked a room at some other place. Large hotels can afford the “same day” cancellations – we cannot, sorry. Thank you for your understanding!


  • Any reservation must be cancelled or changed no later than two weeks in advance before the check-in time (3 p.m. (15:00) Eastern Time on the arrival date). We charge the $10.00 administrative fee for such cancellations or changes, except when the change is to add nights to your stay (assuming we have the availability, of course.)
  • If you cancel within the two weeks, we will have to charge the first night’s rate to your credit card. If you change your reservation to reduce the number of nights or move them to a different arrival date, we reserve the right to charge your credit card for the nights you had reserved originally.
  • If you cancel or make a change within 48 hours of your check-in time (or later), or in case of a no-show, NO REFUND is given.
  • No refund is given in all other circumstances.
Other Terms

This is a non-smoking Inn – For the comfort of all our guests, smoking is strictly prohibited inside the building (this includes vaping and e-cigarettes).

No alcohol on property – Please be considerate of the children that live in the apartment of the property and other guests. If you plan to go to bars and stay out late, then this bed and breakfast is not for you.

Family oriented – Our goal is to have a bed and breakfast that is pleasant, hospitable, and family oriented.

Children – Children are welcome at the inn, however, because the rooms aren’t very sound-proof, be considerate of other guests if you have children/babies that cry during the night. Feel free to bring children in the same room for no additional charge if you bring additional bedding/blankets.

Reservations – Required – A credit card number is required at the time of booking to hold the room. Drop-ins are welcome, subject to availability.

Pets – We are not able to accommodate pets.

Payment – We accept the following: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, & Discover Cards, Checks Not Accepted. Pennsylvania sales tax of 6% and Lancaster County Hotel excise tax of 1.1% will be added to the room rate.



Both buildings on the property were built in the mid-1800s. The house where the bed and breakfast is was usually a country store and post office in the early 1900s! Book a room and experience a unique, historical bed and breakfast.