The Inn At Leola Village
What We Love
- Two Italian restaurants, one rustic family-style, one formal
- There’s a pool, putting green, and billiards room
- Each of the room types has its own distinct personality
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- 24-hour check-in is available
- The pool is closed in winter
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set among serene perennial gardens, this Lancaster County inn pays homage to its Amish roots, with a range of personality-filled accommodations housed in historic buildings, from a former tobacco barn to a gardener’s cottage. The elegant Te restaurant offers a fine dining journey through the culinary regions of Italy, using organic bounty from the inn’s own chef’s garden. Osteria Avanti, meanwhile, offers a more rustic primer on Italian traditions, including antipasi spreads and lots of sharing plates. The Destinations Spa offers exotic treatments using Chinese herbs, aromatherapy and welcomes both women and men, with the latter being pampered with sports massages and the “Royal Shave,” the most popular treatment for fellas.
In the Area
See Pennsylvania Dutch Country from above on a hot air balloon ride over Lancaster County or wrap your mouth around local favorites like dried corn, whoopie pies, and schnitz und knepp at classic all-you-can-eat buffets (known here as smorgasbords) like Bird in Hand and Plain & Fancy Farm Restaurant. Then explore another local icon, PA’s covered bridges. There are several suggested driving routes that cover the region’s highlights.
How to Get There
We booked a weekend at this lovely Lancaster Inn for a friends wedding and reception that was a huge success. The ceremony was held in a large high ceiling building seating 170 guests. After the nuptials we went to the lobby open bar for libations while the staff set up tables and chairs to seat everyone for dinner! Within the hour the doors opened and everyone found their numbered tables set with flowers, tablecloths and silverware.
The festivities went on with a pool party for the young folks after dinner and toasts, but we adjourned to our room replete with twin queen beds, big screen tv and a large master bath with twin sinks and walk-in shower.
Next morning there was a very nice brunch served at 9am and we departed for Doylestown at noon totally satisfied with an exceptional weekend wedding experience at a fantastic venue.
Loved the property as it is very quaint. Room types are varied, depends on what you pay a night, as to what type of room you will receive. Never ate at the restaurant on property, it is a little pricey. Pool area is nice for gathering and socializing. Housekeeping is lacking. Room was never cleaned before 3 or 4 in the afternoon, one time received all kuerig tea pods, the next day received nothing. Had long dark hair in the shower and on the bathroom counter top on the day we arrived. Room smelled very musty as the windows do not open. The walls are rather thin, but that's to be expected in older buildings. We opened the door all morning to air it out. These things did not ruin our stay, I guess I just expected a little more.
This is my 2nd time staying here. I absolutely love it. I have to come for work about 4x a year and I hope my budget can cover this place everytime! This past trip, I got upgraded to a King Suite-Room 602. It was INCREDIBLE! I sent pics to family members and they were so impressed. I would HIGHLY recommend this cute little hidden gem.
My Fiance surprised me with a BEAUTIFUL weekend getaway in Lancaster County coming from a tourist town (Cape May, NJ) it was refreshing to find such a quaint yet elegant place to stay while we toured the county. I was impressed by how accommodating the staff were upon arrival. Our room was beautifully appointed with the finest of details especially the ammenities in our bathroom. We had drinks in the bar and our bartender Sean was so helpful in suggesting places to visit during our stay...thank you sean for the best orange crush! The food was exdordinary I personally had the tenderloin with mushroom risotto while my Fiance had the black pearl salmon..We toured the property and are highly considering changing the venue of our wedding. Thank you for an amazing weekend! Can't wait to visit in the fall.
I will make this short and sweet...
1) Dont waste your time asking for an "amish experience". Our 300 square foot room consisted of a queen bed with an amish quilt. That was it. Anthony mentioned that amish ladies cleaned for the Inn. I didn't see one amish person on the property. Our shower was littered with black mold. The shower head was even caked with black mold. So much for cleanliness. Our soap dish was falling off of the wall. We were kindly moved to another room. For what we paid for the tiny room we should've been comped a suite. No such luck. Housekeeping didn't come to our room at all the first day. We never got coffee or soaps replinished in our room the entire stay. We resorted to ordering room service for our coffee each morning. $8 each day for a small carafe of coffee. Bummer.
2) Make sure you are away from any sort of wedding venue. The walls are so thin that you will hear every squeal, every song that is being played and every toast being made. Especially if alcohol is involved. There were 3 weddings during our 3 day stay and each one was as noisy and rowdy as the other. I went out on the common porch the next morning and cigarette butts and beer bottles littered the walkway. Very unsightly to say the least.
3) The beds are comfortable. The gardens are gorgeous. In fact the the gardens were the best part of our stay. We paid ALOT booking through a third party site. Big mistake. When checking out there were no apologies. We were offered bottled water for our trip home.
The attention to detail for the "perfect" getaway is very lax. Housekeeping and maintenance need to be on the same page. The mini blinds in our room were broken. The sink had black mold around the bowl that I myself cleaned. I'm giving this property a 3 not because of the service but because of the atmosphere and gardens. We will not be back.