The Amish Experience

The Amish

Many of our guests stay at The Inn at Leola Village because they appreciate the unique lodging we provide and they want to explore the back roads of Lancaster County and personally experience the authentic sights and sounds of our Amish neighbors.

And while there are dozens of special, out of the way distinctive Amish shops, farms and roadside markets, we have outlined a few of our favorites. We did not highlight the major Amish tourist attractions, crowded with bus loads of visitors; instead we focused upon the smaller family operated businesses.

Also, most of the Amish businesses listed below are closed on Sundays and be sure to check their specific operating hours, since they vary throughout the year.

Hopefully you will come, stay at our historic Inn and visit these fine families and support their efforts.

Misty Creek Goat Dairy
43 W. Eby Road, Leola PA

This quaint dairy located a few minutes from the Inn at Leola Village houses a chilled room where customers can help themselves to samples of numerous cheese varieties, a myriad of scented soaps or take home a bottle of raw goat’s milk. A handwritten sign asks customers to fill out what they purchased in a notebook and place their cash in the drawer below. Open Dawn to dusk. No Sunday Sales

Countryside Scooters
Rt 340 Bird in Hand, PA
(717) 598 3191

While this business is not Amish owner or operated, we added it to our list of neighbors since taking a bike or scooter through the back roads is a great way to explore and see Lancaster County. Get some fresh air, have fun, and save gas all at the same time.

Lapp Valley Farm
244 Mentzer Rd New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 354-7988

The Lapp family (Benuel, Lena, and Dave) makes their ice cream & other dairy products on the farm from milk from Jersey cows (noted for their higher butterfat, calcium, and protein). The family has been making & offering their ice cream for sale since the mid-1970s after Benuel Lapp took an ice cream making course at Penn State. You can watch them milk the cows (if you are there at the proper times- call before visiting if you intend to watch the milking). They also offer drive thru service at the farm.

Kauffman Handcrafted Clocks
3019 W Newport Rd Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 656-6857

Specializes in Grandfather and Grandmother clocks that are customized and handcrafted from the finest solid woods: Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Quarter Sawn Oak, Tiger or Curly Maple, and other exotic woods.

Witmer Quilts
1070 W Main St (Rte 23) New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 656-9526

Witmer Quilts is one of our favorite quilt shops, not only for its wide variety of quilts but for its wonderful Amish staff. Even if you are not in the market for a quilt, a stop at Witmer Quilts is well worth your time.

Fisher’s Bakery & Roadside Stand
328 North Belmont Road, Gordonville, PA
(717) 768-3541

Choose from a wide array of homemade baked goods including pies, bread, sweet breads, cookies and whoopie pies. Fisher’s also has a nice selection of homemade canned goods, jams and jellies and pickles. There is fresh fruit in season and homemade root beer, lemonade to enjoy and some Amish made crafts as well.

Fisher’s Quality Furniture
3061 Newport Rd Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 656-4423

Owner Levi Fisher and his staff of skilled craftsmen create stunning hardwood furniture suites and pieces that are as beautiful as they are durable and functional. At Fisher's there are no high pressure sales people and the furniture is not mass produced. Each piece is made with care and with an eye towards detail. All of the furniture is finished according to the client's choice of dye, stain, distressed or crackle paint, hardware and special upgrades

Glick’s Craft Shop, Countryside Road Stand
333 Monterey Road, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
(717) 656-8755

In addition to the authentic Amish quilts, Mrs. Glick has an extensive variety of colorful quillows including ones that are perfect for baby showers and ones that are perfectly “kid-sized.” Your children (or grandchildren) will enjoy an Amish doll and doll clothes, cloth books, and handmade stuffed animals and toys. Check out the wooden spoons. This is one of Lancaster’s “hidden treasures” that you do not want to miss.

Riehl’s Quilts & Crafts
247 E Eby Rd Leola, PA 17540
(717) 656-0697

Quilt and craft shop located on a working dairy farm operated by the Riehl family. Riehl’s features quilts of all sizes, Amish foot scooters, fresh root beer, rock candy wall hangings, pillows, quillows, dolls, pot holders, spice mats, bird feeders, mailboxes and all sorts of needle crafts.

Miller's Organic Farm – (Camel Farm & Milk)
648 Millcreek School Road. Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
(717) 556-0672

Here’s a farm you have to visit while in Lancaster County. Not only does Miller’s have a great selection of organic meats, nuts and other goodies, they raise camels and sell their milk. You will know you are close, when you see camels out in the field. This is a fun place for sure!

Lapp’s Toys & Furniture
2220 Horseshoe Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Lapp’s toys are “Handmade and Built to Last” so you can expect the very best from everything you purchase here. This family business prides itself on delivering the best wooden items to their customers.

Smucker Gourds
317 Springville Road, Kinzers, PA 17535
(717) 354-6118

When visiting Lancaster County, don't miss the Smucker Gourds showroom. You will see gourds like you've never seen before, hand painted by Amish girls and all of great quality. There are illuminated gourd lights with moons, hearts, apples, stars and even a penguin. Plus, you can select a gourd birdhouse, bird feeders, jewelry, bowls and canisters available in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Come visit the farm to see the beautiful fields where they grow the gourds.

White Horse Mill Antiques & Fine Art.
107 Cambridge Rd White Horse, PA 17527
(717) 768 0960

Here you will enjoy shopping for antiques in an historic 18th century gristmill, plus they have great stuff. White Horse Mill Antiques and Fine Arts is surrounded by Lancaster County farmland and offers fine antiques through honest dealing and fair prices. Our dealers' offer period furniture, textiles, jewelry, ceramics and glassware.

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home
Stumptown Road and Newport Road (Route 772) - Southeast of Leola Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 656-7616

Each year visitors from throughout the world find their way to this historic site, nestled in the heart of a thriving Amish community in eastern Lancaster County. This site features a remarkably preserved water-powered grain mill, along the banks of scenic Mill Creek. The adjacent 1855 miller's house, home to three generations of Resslers. The home is preserved just as it was when brother and sister Franklin and Anna Ressler offered their neighbors the finest flour, along with neighborly hospitality.

Millers Natural Foods
2888 Miller Ln Bird in Hand, PA 17505
(717) 768-7582

We really love this store for a number of reasons; it's got a unique 'Amish' aspect to it, it's situated next to the family household / farm and it's run and caters to the Amish, even though everyone is welcome. Millers has a wide variety of healthy foods, including organic, gluten free, and other varieties. as well as other homeopathic remedies. We love that they have local honeys, cheese and other dairy products and quite surprised to find Fenugreek in their spice aisle, since Wegman's didn't.

You will find this place is very charming and for people that enjoy the idea of doing good for ourselves and the environment (by choosing natural/organic over chemical laden products) or people that that want to rub elbows with the Amish, this is a great experience.

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Please note that when selecting one of the Inn's "Authentic Amish Experience" rooms online, your reservation will be in one of the Amish inspired room type, however specific room types cannot be confirmed.

For specific "Amish Experience" room types, including whirlpool accommodations, please call 717-656-7002.