The Inn at Leola Village

A countryside getaway in Pennsylvania
Just minutes from the heart of Amish country lies The Inn at Leola Village, a former 1800s tobacco farm that now comprises a range of accommodations in a village-like setting spread over several buildings.

Despite being in the Pennsylvania countryside, though, guests will feel like they have been transported to Italy, thanks to the opulent, Tuscan-style room furnishings and the restaurants Osteria Avanti and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star TÈ Restaurant.

The Four-Star hotel is a popular spot for couples’ getaways (beds are topped with cheeky pillows that say “tonight” on one side and “not tonight” on the other) and the double Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom is quite befitting. It’s no wonder that the hotel is also a popular spot for weddings thanks to its romantic ambiance and magical history.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Inn at Leola Village’s design style is a mix of opulent Tuscan influences and rustic elements. Lush fabrics with detailed embroidery and antique furniture sit comfortably in rooms with exposed wooden beams and unfinished pine baseboards.
  • The Inn at Leola Village’s flowerbeds and gardens are extensive, so summer and fall are some of the best times to visit.
  • The Pennsylvania hotel’s Four-Star Destinations Spa offers the perfect place to indulge offering luxurious treatments, plus special menus for men and exclusive couple's experiences and overnight spa packages.
  • The Four-Star spa also boasts a wellness center specializing in yoga for all experience levels. Personal training is available here too.
  • The entire experience of The Inn at Leola Village is warm, intimate and romantic, making it an ideal place for a couple to celebrate a wedding or anniversary.
Things to Know
  • If you like the hand-selected art and decorations found in the inn’s guest rooms, they are for sale, with price tags on each item.
  • The inn’s steady wedding business allows for an in-house pastry chef, who creates not only cakes for newlyweds but also all pastries for Osteria Avanti and TÉ.
  • The Lancaster inn includes multiple buildings, including two tobacco barns that were original to the property.
  • If you end up staying the first Friday of the month, venture into downtown Lancaster to enjoy the metropolitan buzz of First Friday, when shops and art galleries stay open late, restaurants draw crowds, and the residents fill the sidewalks wandering from stop to stop.
The Rooms
  • Each of The Inn at Leola Village’s 62 rooms is unique, but the commonalities include luxurious bedding, fine furniture, intimate lighting and plenty of space to stretch out.
  • The overall feel of the rooms is one of rustic sophistication, with accents like exposed woodwork and stone tiling.
  • Most of the rooms at the Four-Star hotel have Tuscan-influenced décor; accommodations in the Amos King Barn and the Ada Fisher Cottage incorporate stronger Pennsylvania Dutch elements.
  • The Lancaster hotel’s suites feature relaxing whirlpool tubs. And all rooms come with flat-panel TVs and Keurig coffee makers, and many have rain showers.
The Restaurants
  • Osteria Avanti is the inn’s casual restaurant, where an a la carte breakfast is served each morning, followed by a rustic Italian menu for both lunch and dinner daily. 
  • The inn’s upscale option is Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star TÈ Restaurant, which is open on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Seatings are by reservation, between 5 and 9 p.m.
  • Those dining at TÈ choose between a five-course prix fixe, where each course includes four options, or a nine-course degustation, where each course has been pre-selected.
  • Expect to see the chef — toque John Calabrese is fond of tableside preparations and embellishments. Plus, every course is offered with a wine pairing.
  • All pastas are made in house and many vegetables and herbs come from the inn’s own gardens.
Getting There
38 Deborah Drive, Leola, Pennsylvania 17540
PHL (1 h 20 min-1 h 30 min)  
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