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Brownstone Colonial Inn Information

Description

Built by early German Mennonite settlers, this beautifully restored 18th-century sandstone farmhouse is situated on seven acres amid farmland and countryside. Enjoy a leisurely walk by our flower and water gardens or nearby nature trail: a round of golf at the local course; a day of shopping at the numerous outlet centers and antique malls just minutes away; or a tour of area cultural and historical sites/attractions. Whatever brings you to Lancaster County, you can be certain your stay with us will be restful and accommodating . . . each room boasts random-width plank floors, lofty windowsills, local handcrafted period-authentic furniture, private bathrooms, and comfortable sleeping and sitting areas, centrally heated and cooled. In the morning, let us serve you a full country breakfast featuring premise-grown fruits/juices, home-made pastries and jams, and a hot entree in the homestead's original summer kitchen, complete with open-hearth fireplace, brick floor, and exposed ceiling beams.

We purchased our Inn as a residence in 1998 and contributed much blood, sweat and tears to fulfill a dream of running our own business. Mark's had the vision for the property; with the help of professionals, we've worked very hard to restore the homestead and provide a comfortable place for our guests to enjoy a peaceful, country respite from the struggles of life. We met as college sweethearts in Hesston, Kansas, where Brenda studied Business Management and Mark studied Aviation. Mark has flown commercially for many years, both with the airlines and corporate. He enjoys restoring vintage Ford Mustangs and pick-up trucks, hiking, bicycling, reading and teaching scripture. Brenda loves cooking, gardening, preserving, canning and freezing fruits, vegetables and berries grown on-premise for hearty breakfasts! She also enjoys hiking, bicycling and music--singing and playing piano, flute and guitar. We, the Millers, help serve the community through the local church. We have two sons and daughters-in-law, with whom we enjoy spending time! We hope you'll feel a part of our family while you're here as you take a step back in time and enjoy the serenity of our 18th-century farmhouse.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Masks for guests
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitized tableware
  • Takeaway meals
  • Wrapped room service

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Books, DVD, games
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Massage services
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Bicycle rental

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Conference & events

Dining

  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • American breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options

Policies

  • Check in
    3:00 PM 6:00 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    10:00 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions

Accessibility

American Disabilities Act Compliance: We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and accommodating for all individuals, including those with hearing, vision or other disabilities. We have built our site with ADA compliance in mind and have utilized available tools such as achecker.ca and Google Chrome’s ADA compatibility diagnostic tools. Please note that our property is not physically ADA Compliant. Due to the fact that our inn has only 4 rooms and is owner occupied, we do not have to comply to ADA’s physical requirements in and on the property. We do, however, offer one first-floor guest room with a back entryway having no steps.

 
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