Monday, March 20, 2006
The General Sutter Inn (A Weekend Getaway)
March 18, 2006, 8:15p.m. The walls are so old here. The floors bend when you walk on them. The sound echoes, multiplied a hundred-fold , as if a century's footfalls answer your own.
Still preserved, a sitting room for guests. A warmly lit library to welcome the sleepy hours.
Welcome to the General Sutter Inn, Lititz Pennsylvania, Lancaster County in Amish country. In 1757, Moravians established Lititz as an experiment in religious utopianism. The rules were strict, and no one was permitted to live in the town without absolute adherence. In 1764, "for the necessary entertainment of strangers and travelers," an inn, the Zum Anker (Sign of the Anchor), was built. Replacing the original log inn on the site was a brick structure named The Lititz Springs Hotel. This Hotel was renamed The General Sutter Inn" in 1930 to honor John Augustus Sutter, a founding pioneer of California.
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