Stayed at the Mill Stream Country Inn for 2 nights with my husband, sister in law and niece. Because my sister in law and niece had never been to the Amish Country, I wanted to stay some place where they could feel the Amish tradition. Did not want the main highway in Lancaster, wanted the old highway where the horse and buggies go up and down the roads that lead through all of the little villages of Amish Country. Have stayed at several other motels, hotels in Amish country and thought we would try this one. Great choice.
Rooms are big with hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and refridge. Nice continental breakfast with hot homemade waffles, danish, mini muffins, donut holes, cereals, different breads, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, and sausage gravy and biscuits. Check in was easy and Bernice at the front desk is soooo pleasant. Had hoped to use the outdoor pool but the weather was not really hot so we didn't need it.
Nice location. You can see amish buggies going by in the morning and at the end of their day. Good and Plenty (family style eating) is right next door and quite a feast!! Had to nearly be carried out we ate so much. The road that Mill Stream is on runs from the old highway of Amish country to the new highway which has every type of eating place, shopping, Tanger and Rockvale Outlets and tons more. So it is literally one minute from the motel to the road that goes into Ronks, Paradise, Intercourse and one minute the opposite way to anything you may want or need.
Now for the very best part of Mill Stream stay....they give you a free 2 hour tour of the Amish Country. The bus picks you right up at the motel and the driver is so knowledgeable about the Amish way of life. She took us on all of the back roads and gave us a detailed tour of the Amish houses, what to look for, watching the children working in the fields, everything you always wanted to know and see. While on the tour we stopped at a family run quilt shop. The 2 youngest children gave us a detailed description and price of each quilt they had on display and for sale.. And the older sister showed us the quilt she was currently working on. Then on to more back roads and another stop at a Amish home/shop that makes homemade rootbeer. More touring and then to Hayloft Candle Shop which has everything that the Amish have to offer. Wood items, baskets, brooms, candles, baked goods, old time toys, homemade pretzels and ice cream, and a petting zoo. 2 full hours and everyone loved every minute of it. Sign up for the tour as soon as you check in. I dare say that tour would probably have cost each person about $25.00 if you had to pay for it. So the tour is a definite plus at Mill Stream.
The only downfall I had with the motel was that there was not a coffee maker in the room and the lobby closes at 9pm. When we would get back to the room after shopping all day and having dinner, we would have liked a cup of coffee while we sat out on our balcony. Had to go up to the main highway (yes it is only 2 minutes) to get coffee before we went back to the room.
If you are going to Amish Country, give this motel a try. You will enjoy it.
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