In 1996 Edward and Carol Stoudt brought their dream of building an architecturally unique and inspiring community to life in Lancaster County, PA. Designed with his ancestral home of Rothenburg, Germany in mind Edward re-created a modern day version of an old European Village where homeowners could be both a resident and a merchant.
The land that Black Angus cattle once grazed is now the little hamlet aptly named Stoudtburg Village. Zoned for both residential and commercial use, the village at this time is primarily residential, however we have several established and newly opened retail shops and boutiques and anticipate the opening of two additional shops by or before April 1, 2022.
Our stucco homes with steep-pitched red roofs, wrought iron balconies, red-top and pebbled walking only streets create a warm and inviting atmosphere filled with European charm and character. Beautiful landscaping surrounds private patios and small gated yards. The Village plaza offers seating and our fountain, where "Peaches" the fountain nymph sits high above and sprays water into the pool below.
Located in Adamstown, we are certainly one of Lancaster County's best kept secrets. Our residents share the knowledge that their neighborhood is a unique community and an environment unlike any other. We welcome visitors and enjoy sharing our history, our architecture, our walking paths, shops, and restaurant.
The meandering walkways throughout our village offer beautiful views of unique European architecture. Many have found our village to be a perfect backdrop for personal or special photos and videos as well as a venue for special events.
Our quaint little retail shops and boutiques are open weekends, Friday through Sunday, and are scattered along the winding red-top and along the village plaza. You'll find a variety of gift items, antiques, unique treasures, antique dolls and bears, hand-painted and wood-burned gourds, handcrafted artisan jewelry, collectibles, and a toy and robot museum. Use the Shop tab above to explore our retail shops for more information. At this time, several new shops are scheduled to open in March and April, 2022.
Our Koi pond has benches where you can sit and relax, enjoy the view and even feed our Koi with food from the dispenser if you'd like.
As we continue to recover from the impact of Covid19 we are beginning to schedule outdoor Events for 2022. We will be resuming music on the plaza events, art/craft festivals, seasonal activities and other festive holiday events.
Our calendar of events holds more information and lists upcoming activities, times, and descriptions of the events. There is also a Contact link if you would like additional information regarding any event or are interested in becoming a Vendor at one of our craft fairs.
Come visit. Stay a night or stay a while. Plan your trip. Explore short term rental/vacation homes. Enjoy our unique little community and the sights and activities in Lancaster County. Antiquing, Amish buggy rides and local markets (seasonally), zip-lining, Crystal Cave, biking, hiking, kayaking, and camping are all nearby.