In 1739 Samuel Smith, a local miller and Indian trader, received a grant of land from the William Penn family, the founders of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To this day, 20 acres remain of the original 305 acre tract located along the Conewago Creek. The original deed, written on sheepskin with pen and ink, is preserved and on display in our dining room.
The Smith family settled into the long time project of clearing the land and building the homestead that they named the Conewago Manor Farm. The location of the house was carefully considered and then perfectly placed along the creek, an oasis in the middle of what was wilderness at the time. It is now an oasis of a different nature, but still a welcome sight at the end of a long day. We hope that you are as intrigued by the Manor and the thriving grounds as were its original owners.
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"A note of thanks to try to express how much we appreciated your gracious hospitality towards our family and guests during Mandy and Chris' wedding. Your Manor is absolutely spectacular, a fairy-tale venue for a wedding and reception. Your large tent and flagstone reception area saved the day when Mother Nature opened the skies! Everyone who took a room in the Manor remarked about the beauty and detail of your decor. We also appreciated the invitation to the morning get-away breakfast. We hesitate to call it "breakfast" because it was so amazing! The huge table setting was fit for a king and the food unique and delicious. Just a fabulous way to finish our weekend! Thanks for helping to create special memories for all of us."
—Sincerely, Bill and Jan L.