About Us

The historic General Sutter Inn gives visitors and guests an opportunity to experience a true historic Lancaster County country inn. Seventeen spacious rooms including two suites are decorated in contemporary Victorian styles. Our ROCKBLOCK Penthouse offers unique, rock & roll decor combined with amenities that include kitchenette, deck, and laundry room. Make the General Sutter Inn your home base for weddings, events, or just while you enjoy visiting the many sites and attractions which Lititz and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have to offer.

Everything Old...

In 1776, the Moravian town of Lititz was born. Conceived as an experiment in utopia, the village was named to honor the Bohemian town of Lidice where, in 1756, the followers of John Hus had received sanctuary from religious persecution and formed the Moravian Church, the oldest of all Protestant denominations.

It was called “Litiz”. To ensure that inhabitants would be “free from all dangerous and worldly connections, and live a peaceful and quiet life in Godliness and Honesty,” the Town Regulations of 1756 were adopted. Only those who signed the Regulations were allowed to live in the town. It was “for the necessary entertainment of strangers and travellers” that in 1764 the present Inn was built and named the “Zum Anker” (the sign of the anchor).

The Inn became the Lititz Springs Hotel, then in 1930 the name was changed to The General Sutter Inn to honor John Augustus Sutter, a California Gold Rush pioneer, who lived his last seven years in Lititz, and is buried in the Moravian Cemetery.

...Is New Again

Freshly decorated in an antique style, our new additions and amenities include wireless DSL Internet accessibility in every room, new beds with lush European goose down comforters and high thread linens, and all rooms now have new flat panel televisions.

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THE SUTTER | 14 EAST MAIN STREET | LITITZ, PA 17543 | 717.626.2115 |EMAIL US |