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The Australian Walkabout Inn Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Vienna, VA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Charming!”
Reviewed February 9, 2008

Elegant, meticulously clean and very welcoming. Service was outstanding - great attention to every detail.

Our family of five would be tough to accommodate in most B&Bs, but the Walkabout Inn has private adjoining areas to a couple of rooms that are easily pressed into service in a way that allowed us to stay close yet quite comfortable.

Innkeepers Bob and Lynne Griffin obviously love what they do, and that particularly shows at breakfast time.

Can't wait to see what they do with the carriage house in back.

  • Liked — Innkeepers Bob and Lynn Griffin have an amazing range of interests and talent.
  • Disliked — Nothing - We thoroughly enjoyed every moment!
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Fredericksburg, VA
2 reviews
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Reviewed January 1, 2008

The Australian Walkabout Inn B&B has lovely charm. The owners are wonderful hosts, going above and beyond to make sure all guests are comfortable and satisfied. And there are many interesting places and attactions near by to tour and visit and experience.

Stayed December 2007
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3 Thank melmarkr5
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western pa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2007

Thanks for a wonderful stay. The food was great, the hostesses were caring and friendly, the room was romantic (loved the hot tub!). Just an overall great atmosphere for a much needed get-away.

Chris and Karl
Western Pa

  • Liked — the atmosphere
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank klscms
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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2007

Our stay at the Inn was great! We stayed in the Quilt Room and it was beautiful -- adjacent to our room was a large sitting room with a refrigerator (very nice).

Lynn and Bob were caring, warm and helpful...making you feel welcomed from the start. For me, the personalized touches and decor made all the difference and I was very impressed with how clean everything looked.

Though we didn't get to take advantage of breakfast, it smelled wonderful!

We are definitely planning to stay there again!

Danny & Chris

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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3 Thank InTheBeginning
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Pittsburgh
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2007

We found the Walkabout to be much more than we even dreamed it would be. The rooms are very nicely furnished, the woodwork is as close to perfection as anyone will find. While we chose not to avail ourselves of the spa in our room, we are sure it would be a wonderful addition for guests- furthermore, there is a spa in other rooms as well. The breakfast we enjoyed was very tasty and served in the beautifully furnished dining room. That which sets the Walkabout aside as head and shoulders above the others are the hostess and host- Lynne and Bob. They are so warm and caring making it diffcult for us to imagine any other accomodations can even come close. As we visited The Sight and Sound Theatre in Strassburg, we believe the location of The Walkabout - a trip of about 10 minutes puts it over the top!
Irene & Ron Reibie

Stayed September 2007
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3 Thank buck36
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2007

My boyfriend and I (late 20's) decided to take a Labor Day Wknd trip to Lancaster for our anniversary. Since neither of us had been there since we were kids, we weren't sure where to stay. I really just wanted a nice room with a jacuzzi. After a few internet searches, I wound up booking the Outback Cottage at the Walkabout Inn.

We arrived around dinnertime on Saturday the 1st. When we arrived, we were greeted by Bob (an innkeeper) doing work on the house outside. We were then greeted inside by his wife (I feel so horrible that I cannot remember her name right now!), who assisted us with checking in. They are the new owners of the Walkabout Inn (I thought she was joking, but I found out the next day that she was not), having just bought it last week. They were very nice people, I must say.

She took us to our room and showed us around the room. We did not see the other rooms, but ours was perfect. When you entered the "cottage" (which is a sectioned off area of an old garage, it appears), the bathroom (with a shower) was on your right and directly in front of you was the Jacuzzi. It was very large, and in a separate area than where the bed is. She showed us how to operate the jacuzzi. There is also a mini-fridge in the jacuzzi area, which was always stocked with sodas and water. The bed was king-sized, and there was a tv/vcr/dvd player. The entire place was decorated very nicely, and went well with the theme.

We ate breakfast the first morning we stayed there, which was baked french toast, breads, breakfast ham and a poached apple. Very delicious. Coffee and juice was also available.

The location of the Walkabout Inn was great for us. It seemed to have a central location for everything we wanted to do. 15 minutes to Bird-In-Hand, 5 minutes to Willow Valley, very short distances, and not far from Rt. 30.

It was very romantic, and perfect for a relaxing getaway for us.

Stayed September 2007
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Northern Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2007

We stayed one night at the Australian Walkabout Inn. It's in a small village called Lampeter which is just south of Lancaster and a few miles west of Strausburg. The host, Valerie, greeted us like old friends and gave us a tour of the lovely home. The woodwork in this place is so beautiful! There were complimentary cold beverages, hot tea and some snacks offered to us. There was also informaiton available about area attractions and restaurants. Our room, the Tulip Suite, was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. It had a 2-person whirlpool tub with a separate shower. The room was on the front of the house, so there was some street noise, but nothing that kept us awake.
In the morning, we had a lovely breakfast of glazed fruit, a baked egg & cheese cup, these outrageous cappuccino muffins and stuffed French Toast. Everything was served on elegant china and at the right temperature. There was juice and coffee aplenty. We will definately stay here again!

  • Liked — Breakfast!
  • Disliked — Everything was terrific!
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
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1 Thank RLGriffin
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Property: The Australian Walkabout Inn Bed & Breakfast
Address: 837 Village Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1626
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Lancaster
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Lancaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Australian Walkabout Inn Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casual elegance in the heart of Amish Country. We offer 5 unique suites with private bathrooms. Hot, hearty breakfast included in rate. ... more   less 
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