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Mill Stream Country Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Smoketown B&B and Inns
Swannanoa, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Good Stay with the Family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed at Mill Stream Inn early this weekend. We found it very clean, comfortable and at a good price. We booked a package that included a tour and 2 meals which we found enjoyable. Our only complaint was that the pool closed at 9:00. We enjoyed watching the Amish buggies go up and down the road in front of our room. We stayed on the frontside and it was very quite and enjoyable. A definite do over~!

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Alicia A, Guest Relations Manager at Mill Stream Country Inn, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Isn’t the Amish Farmland tour fun? We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry you wanted more time at the pool. For swimmers, we can never keep it open late enough; for guests eager for mesmerizing country quiet, we can’t close it soon enough.
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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We recently stayed one weekend night and I was quite disappointed in the fact that the 2 hr bus tours are only offered in the morning so a perk I was looking forward to became unavailable to us. Secondly, our in room booklet of hotel facts told us that Sunday breakfast was now being offered at their bird-in-hand restaurant. Didn't realize that this breakfast was not complimentary and it was subpar to other hot buffet breakfast meals that we have experienced in Lancaster. These two items made this stay not what I had expected.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Alicia A, Guest Relations Manager at Mill Stream Country Inn, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We’re really sorry for the confusion. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is offered seven days a week for all guests at Mill Stream Country Inn. Our complimentary farmland tours are offered Monday through Saturday mornings.
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed here Saturday thru Monday Memorial Day weekend. Nice, clean rooms. Only complaint I have is that there isn't a coffee maker in the room. Room was clean. Beds were comfortable. Nice continental breakfast with hot waffles, fresh locally made yogurt, pastries, cereal, juice, etc. Staff was friendly, they even looked up directions for us online. Internet is only available in the lobby, wish it was available in the rooms. The rooms are cleaned daily, which is nice. They offer a free 2-hour tour of the Amish area with stops at some of the local Amish businesses. I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alicia A, Public Relations Manager at Mill Stream Country Inn, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
We’re glad that you had a nice stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Although we don’t have in-room coffee makers, we do feature our special Bird-in-Hand blend of coffee in our breakfast room. We also wanted to let you know that free WI-FI is available in all our rooms so please connect with us next time if you have trouble connecting.
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We recently stayed at the Mill Stream Country Inn located in Smoketown PA. It is in the heart of the Amish Country. The room was very comfortable. They provided a nice breakfast that was more than a continental style. Fresh, make your own waffles was just one of the extras. One of the best features, aside from the excellent price, was the 2 Hour Guided Mini Bus Tour! Our guide was Joanne. She had a great knowledge of the area and the Amish. She took us to several fabulous Amish owned stores, off of the beaten path. Places we wouldn't have known about. One of them had fresh baked home made Amish favorites including the best home brewed Root Beer Soda we have ever tasted. Another place was an Amish Quilt shop, where we saw some of the most beautiful quilts. We are looking forward to going back ASAP!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alicia A, Public Relations Manager at Mill Stream Country Inn, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
We’re so happy to know you enjoyed your room and our deluxe continental breakfast and Amish farmland tour. We hope you’ll be back soon. We also hope you signed up for our VIP program so you’re always up-to-date on our special deals and all that’s going on in Lancaster County.
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Trenton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Recently stayed here while visiting the Bird-In-Hand area in Lancaster Pennsylvania area. Rooms were clean, breakfast was included and we enjoyed, we were close to many attractions and Shows and we found it to be a very comfortable stay. I would come back here again, and in fact will stay here again next time we visit this area.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is our 3rd year at Mill Stream Inn. It's quiet, comfortable, clean and affordable; centrally located to outlet malls, restaurants,etc.We always ask for the same room (facing the front; even with traffic, you can't hear any noise). They've added dehumidifiers in the rooms, which enhanced the comfort level (although we never had any humidity problems in the past). Wide choice of continental breakfast items (farm fresh eggs & yogurt; make your own waffles station-although aroma of waffles upon entering dining area is alittle too strong for me--nobody else from our group complained of this). Pool is perfect..feels like you're in your own backyard, not too many guests take advantage of the pool. Complimentary 2 hour tour (I go every year because I learn something new each year). The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable re: events in the area, timing to restaurants so as to avoid waiting in long lines, etc Kudos to Dustin, Lisa, Dottie (all at front desk), Brianna and Maria (in the past) (housekeepers). Another plus is that you can enjoy the amenities at any of the other 5 Bird In Hand Family Inns for free. Only negative feature is that the designated handicapped rooms could use an update (stall with grab bars or walk in shower, shower seat, tub mat, lower threshold into room, handicap accessibility from curb to room). I highly suggest to sign up to become a VIP upon check-out (it's free) and receive special gifts and discounts for future visits as well as for discounts at many of the shops and restaurants. Enjoy!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is the first time we stayed at the Mill Stream Country Inn..I heard many good things about the Bird In Hand Family Inns that I wanted to try it out. We had a wonderful experience.. The Inn is very close to all. It is very affordable, with a 2 hour farmland tour included. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable about the Amish way of life. I wasnt to impressed with the breakfast that was included. We instead went out for breakfast. The breakfast that they had at the Bird In Hand Family Inn on the Sunday we were there was great. For $5 a person, it was an all you can eat buffett. The only complaint I have is the tub/shower. They need to change the way the shower goes on. Other than that it was a wonderful experience and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Mill Stream Country Inn
Address: 170 Eastbrook Rd (Route 896), Smoketown, PA 17576-9701
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Smoketown
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Smoketown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mill Stream Country Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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