Brownstone Colonial Inn

590 Galen Hall Rd , Reinholds, PA 17569 USA (Show map)


Brownstone Colonial Inn is a beautifully restored 18th century Georgian sandstone farmhouse built by German Mennonite settlers. Situated on 7 country acres, the Brownstone offers 4 period-authentically furnished rooms featuring locally handcrafted furniture, wide plank floors, lofty windowsills, private bathrooms, comfortable sitting areas with TV and wireless high-speed internet. Enjoy a home-cooked country breakfast by open-hearth fireplace in the summer kitchen and a leisurely walk by our flower and water gardens or nearby nature trails. "Take a step back in time . . ."



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Can I give six stars?

5 on October 18, 2016

I was 50% of two old gals celebrating half a century of friendship. We had a wonderful week long stay at this B&B. We stayed in the two room "suite" which had very comfortable beds and a nice little seating area. Mark and Brenda are fantastic hosts who obviously really enjoy it. They have a lovely home with a huge kitchen/dining area which was the heart of a wonderful family style breakfast every morning. Brenda is a great cook who is justifiably proud of her yummy breakfast dishes that incorporated a lot of her home grown products. Every guest we met clearly enjoyed being there. Loved having a great camaraderie at breakfast. Fresh warm cookies, coffee & tea waiting in the communal room in the afternoon. Lovely grounds. Nice, well behaved dogs and a sweet kitty too. What's not to love?

Warm and friendly atmosphere

5 on October 17, 2016

This is an ideal location to stay for seeing Valley Forge and Gettysburg. I wish we had stayed longer. I enjoy the group breakfast atmosphere and the food was wonderful!

Take a step back in time. . .

5 on September 21, 2016

What a delightful, relaxing experience my husband and I enjoyed on our vacation at Brownstone Colonial Inn. Brenda and Mark Miller are the epitome of gracious hospitality. Our private room and bath met our needs perfectly. A parlor graces the setting with comfortable seating, a convenient small refrigerator and microwave, home made mint tea (from their garden), lemonade, home made cookies or zucchini-banana bread for your relaxation. Be sure to read the many brochures from local attractions for your enjoyment during your stay. Coupons for local restaurants are provided as well. Hot Country Breakfast is served in the rustic kitchen with a fire place. Brenda takes joy in presenting a variety of delicious homemade breakfast dishes, coffee, tea, and juices. Friendly conversation is prevalent at the breakfast table with other guests from around the world and a variety of vocations as well as with Mark and Brenda. Sit by the lovely pond and relax, while you enjoy the beautiful scenery. If you need anything else, Brenda and Mark are quick to provide. Everything is clean, relaxing, and attractive. We joyfully recommend the Brownstone Colonial Inn for your next vacation. We are already planning to go again next year. You can't go wrong with this choice.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your thorough, descriptive review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and certainly look forward to your already booked one-week reservation with us in October of 2017!

Wonderful Place!

5 on September 12, 2016

We have stayed at Brownstone Colonial Inn, this week and it has been such a wonderful experience. The place is beautiful, the grounds are stunning and the breakfast is outstanding. The owner Brenda is a great cook, the food was probably the best we had in any bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in! The owners are very nice and helpful. This bed and breakfast has exceeded our expectations! I highly recommend it! We will definitely come back and stay there again! Once again thank you Brenda for this wonderful stay and experience!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a stunning review! Especially from a young person, and one who seldom stays at bed and breakfasts! We are glad you gave us a chance and hope we made a believer out of you! We'll look forward to future visits at the Brownstone Colonial Inn!

Great B and B and great people

5 on June 27, 2016

The Brownstone Colonial Inn is a great facility that dates back to 1790, however it has all the current conveniences,(private baths, A/C,modern kitchen). Brenda and Mark go out of their way to make you feel very welcome and comfortable. I had requested in advance some information about Sunday evening church services and she had available several options for us. We will stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our restored colonial-era farmhouse. The main house does indeed date to the 1790's; however, we believe the summer kitchen may be as old as 1750's, as the barn had a date stone of 1759! Those original settlers may have built the kitchen area first, staked their claim on the land, then built the barn next, which was pretty important in the day! We look forward to your next visit at the Brownstone Colonial Inn!

Great place, I drove extra 100 miles to get there

5 on June 14, 2016

Great place you have, I drove extra 100 miles, one way, to visit. I always choose places with best customer feedback on country lanes. On this trip I benchmarked six places on country lanes (in MA, PA, NY, ...) before and after posh conference hotel in Boston, which was silly expensive but nothing like your place. I will come back next time

Innkeeper Response
We are honored and totally blown away by how much you researched and then went out of your way to find and stay with us! We love what we do and are glad that it shows! Blessings and safe travels!

Nice get-away in the country

5 on May 21, 2016

Would recommend this Inn, we had an enjoyable stay. Friendly innkeepers who provided comfortable rooms and delicious breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you found us to be friendly and engaging! We truly enjoy meeting and interacting with our guests from all over the globe, especially conversations around our breakfast table! We hope to see you again soon at the Brownstone Colonial Inn.

Very relaxing

5 on April 20, 2016

Had a lovely two night stay in the countryside...just what we were looking for. Both Brenda and Mark were wonderful hosts. Brenda is an exceptional cook and served us fresh made breakfast each morning....nothing like those horrible buffets at the hotels.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our inn! Your words "fresh made breakfast each morning" denotes the local pork and brown eggs from our neighboring farms, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables from our own garden, trees and berry plants!

A Home away from Home

5 on April 19, 2016

The Brownstone Inn was a home away from home for my family. It was our first trip to a B & B with our children and they enjoyed their stay. The Innkeepers, Brenda and Mark are excellent hosts, they helped our kids to be comfortable there. Our suite was exceptionally clean and quiet. Brenda cooks fantastic breakfasts. I would definitely recommend the Inn to friends and family.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words! I still am amazed that your daughter was able to put together our most difficult puzzle, which we adults have not been able to figure out! Our policy for accommodating young children is such that "well-behaved children age 5 and older are welcome"! Yours were amazingly quiet!

Comfortable and Authentic B&B!

5 on February 15, 2016

This is as good as it gets as far as bed and breakfast inns go! Brenda and Mark have perfected the perfect blend of hospitality, coziness, and charm to make for a wonderful experience. We spent the Valentine's Day weekend here, and could not have asked for a better time. The inn itself is itself a well-preserved step back in time. My partner and I had a small room on the second floor. It was the perfect size, and was replete with a sleigh bed and antique, heirloom furnishings. The mattress was a dream to sleep on, and the bedding was clean and warm. The ensuite bathroom was clean, and the inn provides linens and some small additions like bottled water and mint chocolates. There is also wifi for those that need to stay connected. In addition, there is a common room available to all guests that has a TV, a coffee/tea station, and some boardgames for personal use. The homemade breakfasts are worth being up and adam by breakfast time. Brenda is a wonderful cook, and her recipes exude a warmth that made us want to return for seconds. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast if you are visiting Lancaster County!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this great review - you are most articulate and summarized our services very well! We are glad you had such an enjoyable time and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Anne Room

Queen Birch Antique Rope Bed and Twin Bed
Private Bath
Free wireless high-speed internet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

Grandma's Room

Queen Cherry Sleigh Bed
Granny Rocker
Original Shaker Peg Boards
Private Bath
Free wireless high-speed internet

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Grandpa's Room

Queen Cherry Sleigh Bed
First Floor
Wheelchair Accessibility; Original Shaker Peg Boards
Deluxe Bath with Shower Sprays and Old-fashioned Style Water Closet
Free wireless high-speed internet
In-room flat-screen TV

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

Shaker Suite

Queen Cherry Pencil Post Bed
Original Shaker Peg Boards
Adjoining Reading Room with Desk and Sofa Bed
Private Bath
Free wireless high-speed internet
In-room large flat-screen TV

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From Rt. 222 between Reading and Lancaster, take the turnpike/Denver exit; follow signs to Rt. 272 North; merge right onto Rt. 272 North. At next light, turn left onto Rt. 897 North. Go 3 miles for 4-way stop. Go straight and almost 2 more miles to Blainsport (small country store called Weaver's on right). Turn right onto Blainsport Rd. Travel 1.3 miles and the Brownstone will be on your right; turn right onto Galen Hall Rd. and left into driveway.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Amish cultural attractions, Hiking/biking areas, Sports stadiums/arenas, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Bicycle friendly!, Water garden with park bench, In-room massage available upon request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Bowling, Roller Skating, Ice Skating, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved children age 5 and older are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We highly recommend a nearby state-of-the-art kennel.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum stay requirement most weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card number will hold your room, although cash or personal check are preferred form of payment.
  • Cancellations: No charged will be incurred if cancellation is made prior to one week before arrival; cancellations within one week of arrival are charged for one night; cancellations within 24 hours of arrival may be charged the full reservation unless room can be re-booked



Brenda and Mark Miller

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Brenda loves cooking, gardening and all that goes with that territory; ie., canning, freezing, making jams and jellies. She also enjoys music and plays the piano, flute and guitar. Mark retired as an airline pilot and and enjoys restoring vintage Mustangs and Ford trucks. Together the Millers enjoy their adult sons, as well as involvement with the local church and community.

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  • Time Served: Hot Full Country B'fast 8:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten intolerant

Signature Dish

Fresh Fruit Pizza
A delightful sugar cookie crust spread with a cream cheese filling and topped with fresh fruit arrangement and lemon glaze over all!