Owner Barbie Beiler is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. She is pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable, a great cook, and at your service whenever you need. She helped me so much to locate sites I was interested in, and even found an Amish Mennonite church for me to visit. (I know, term is a little contradictory, but the experience was memorable--uplifting and welcoming.)
My schedule didn't permit me to be there for breakfast every morning, so I just paid for one breakfast. It worked out well for me, plus saved a little money.
I stayed 10 nights, in two different rooms. First I was upstairs. The room was large, with 2 beds. I stayed there part of my visit, because some of the nights I'd be there were already reserved by someone else. There was direct access to a large kitchen. The other nights I stayed downstairs. The room had one bed and was smaller, but I appreciated not having to climb the stairs when returning late at night, or when doing laundry (conveniently located on first floor). There was a kitchen on the first floor, also, but I only used it once, to store the world's best ice cream from Lapp Valley Farm, in New Holland. I'd learned about the farm from an informative video about the area, which Barbie had for loan in the breakfast room. There were several books and videos available to use, but I only took time for that one.
The location was very convenient. It was close to stores and attractions, yet far enough away to enjoy being in a more rural, scenic area.
I am looking forward to another stay ASAP! This was so much nicer than staying in a hotel. If you check in on a Sunday, you get Thursday night free--such a deal.
The only reason I didn't give a 5 circle rating was a few minor inconveniences, such as the upstairs room having the bathroom outside in a hallway, and the downstairs room having a coat rack but no closet. These things were not that important to me, in exchange for a reasonable cost. However, I don't want to mislead someone by saying everything was excellent. The value was definitely 5 stars, the hostess was 10 stars. If you ever find such a nice place at such a good price, and the rooms are stellar--you are out in the boonies or else in a haunted house. This will now be my go-to residence in Amish Country. :-D
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have operated our family run business for over 19 years and welcome fun loving guests who want to learn more about the local Amish/Mennonite culture and are looking for a home away from home atmosphere.We are along a busy highway so if you are a light sleeper you should be aware of this.Our rooms are very clean, comfortable and casual.We as a family work very hard here to make your experiance in Lancaster County a great one for the memory books. If you love to have fun, please come join us. if you are a joy stealer, there are some great places just down the road for you, lolIt's time to escape to Paradise, PA in the heart of Lancaster's Amish County ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beiler's Guest House Rooms & Suites Paradise, PA - Lancaster County