About Hayloft Candles
Hayloft Candles is a family owned business in Lancaster County and was founded by Ben and Barbra Smoker in May of 1971. Twelve years later in February 1983, the barn burned to the ground. They began to rebuild the shop using wood from an old shed which was purchased from a neighboring property. During the rebuilding, they made candles in the garage. Then, five weeks later, the shop was completed and was once again open for business. In the mid-1990’s the ownership was transferred to the Yoder Family. Over the years, the shop grew into one of the largest candle shops in northern Lancaster County.
Hayloft Candles Today
Hayloft Candles is proud to offer many items in addition to their wide selection of candles. You’ll find many collectibles, beautiful lighting accessories, inspirational books and cards for almost any occasion. Upstairs you’ll find a good selection of furniture pieces as well as locally made crafts.
Our homemade ice cream is made with the cream from local Lancaster County area dairy farmers. After pasteurization of the cream, the proper ingredients are added to bring you the perfect blend of sweet happiness. During the summer months, we offer 13 different flavors of ice cream including fresh strawberry, fresh peach, butter pecan, raspberry, cookie dough, chocolate and more.
There is a petting zoo on the property, next to the store and pond. There is no admission fee for the zoo. Over the years, the zoo has grown to include as many as 40 critters. As improvements were made to the zoo, professional landscaping was done all around the pond, making it a beautiful destination for the whole family.
Thanks for stopping by Hayloft Candles and we hope to see you again soon.