Osceola Mill House B&B

313 Osceola Mill Road , Gordonville, PA 17529 USA (Show map)
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The Osceola Mill House, c.1766 is a gracious and comfortable stone colonial located in the heart of picturesque Amish country. Come and be lulled by the sounds and sights of the Amish farm community. Set in a tranquil dell with an antique grist mill c.1757 on one side and a miller's house built in the 1860s across the road. One of Lancaster's finest bed and breakfasts, the inn is the perfect place just to relax or take in the many sights and sounds of our beautiful Lancaster county. We are only minutes from the quaint villages of Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand and Strasburg. Only minutes away from Sight & Sound Theatre and the American Music Theatre. All our guests rooms are beautifully and individually decorated. Attention to details abound throughout the inn. Antiques and quality period furniture fill the common rooms and bedrooms. Most guests rooms have fireplaces with queen size beds and private baths. Attention to details abound throughout the inn.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Home and Innkeepers

5 on May 21, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Ron and Pat. The breakfasts were incredible and as they told us, we really didn't need lunch.

Osceola Mill House B&B

4.8 on April 16, 2018

The pastoral setting in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch farmland is sublime. Peaceful, serene, and totally relaxing. The old stone house is one of a kind, the grounds are beautifully landscaped and the rooms each have their own unique and wonderful character. Ron and Pat are great hosts. This was our second stay at the inn and we would definitely return again to enjoy all that the Amish country has to offer.

Innkeeper Response
It was our pleasure to welcome you back this past weekend. Thanks for coming back and sharing your photos from the last trip years ago. Hope to see you again soon.

- Ron and Pat Ernst (innkeeper)

Everything you need for a great stay!

5 on March 25, 2018

We came to Lancaster for a weekend with friends and stayed at the Osceola Mill House B&B. We had a fantastic time! The Innkeepers, Pat and Ron, are warm and welcoming, and have created a lovely, warm, and cozy space to relax and get a away. They know the area well and guided us to two wonderful restaurants for dinner, and helped us navigate the Mudd Sale that was going on in the area. The rooms are quiet, the beds comfy. We hung out with our friends in one of two gathering rooms and had a wonderful visit. I also have a gluten allergy, and Ron and Pat met my needs with a wonderful breakfast each morning. Can't recommend this Inn enough! If you are looking for a place to gather with friends, or a romantic getaway, or just need to escape for the weekend...look no further!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. "Warm and cozy" is exactly what we want our guests to feel - so glad to hear that we were successful.

- Pat & Ron (innkeeper)

Best B&B in the Lancaster area!

4.8 on March 21, 2018

The hosts are warm, hospitable and very helpful. Breakfasts were delicious. The room was very comfortable, beautifully furnished and quiet. Great DVD collection if you want to watch a movie!

Amazing Stay

5 on December 03, 2017

This was our first time ever staying at a bed and breakfast. We were not disappointed at all. The rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean. We slept even better than we do at home. Pat and Don are amazing hosts, it felt like we were visiting family. Their breakfasts are delicious and very hearty. Really enjoyed having dessert with breakfast, it was a nice treat. We will definitely be back again and again!

Innkeeper Response
So kind of you to take the time to review your stay with us. We often say that we want our guests to feel like they are at home. So glad it was that way for you. Looking forward to the next time!

- Pat and Ron Ernst (innkeeper)

Wonderful property, even better hosts

4.8 on December 03, 2017

My wife and i spent two days in fhe Osceola Mill House and were sad that it wasn’t longer. We stayed in the Fireside room,were very comfortable and loved the decor. Even better than the room however were the hosts - Pat and Ron. Breakfast both days was exquisite, and both of our hosts were very friendly and made us feel welcome. We WILL be back to the Mill House.

Going there is like coming home

4.6 on November 06, 2017

I was raised in a Pennsylvania Dutch household near Lancaster. So whenever I visit Lancaster County pleasant childhood memories are rekindled. We had been staying at Osceola Mill House B&B even before Ron and Pat became innkeepers and, although we enjoyed the accommodations, a feeling of hospitality was missing. However, ever since Ron and Pat have been there, it truly feels like coming home. They are both gracious hosts who go out of their way to be sure you have everything you need. The breakfasts are sumptuous. Ron is a wealth of information about the Amish culture and has many friends who are part of it. We try to visit at least once a year, and always look forward to the restful and rejuvenating experience of staying there!


4.8 on September 30, 2017

We both recently stayed at the Osceola Mill House B&B during our 3 week holiday of the US East Coast. The house is located in an idyllic location next to the historic mill, surrounded by Amish farms, close to Gordonville, PA. The room we had (the Blue Room) was incredibly cozy and very tidy. We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely go there again! The hosts Pat and Ron are very friendly and made us immediately feel welcome. In addition to running this lovely B&B and providing us with a spectacular breakfast, Pat and Ron also gave excellent advice on things to do and points of interest in the area (yes, we actually bought a quilt :-) ). Ample parking space even for larger vehicles is provided right next to the house. Our only regret is that we stayed just for one night - next time we will not make the same mistake!

Serene and beautiful hideaway

4.6 on August 09, 2017

We returned to Osceola Mill House 10 years after our first stay for a long and quiet weekend. The place is just filled with charm, located just out of town on a small farm road... the last house hooked up to the electric grid. Every room is unique in character, and while the house is old and the character of the old house is there, it doesn't feel worn or aged. High quality throughout, from bath accoutrements to very comfortable bed. The hosts are super friendly, very helpful and knowledgable of the area, and accommodating to dietary needs. There's a fridge to store food, a Keurig AND freshly brewed coffee, lots of books and more to keep you entertained on the property, but you'll also be very close to all the Amish villages and sights if that's what you want to do. Best B&B we've ever stayed at!

Osceola Mill House

5 on July 27, 2017

This was a wonderful place to stay. The host was very informative. The breakfast was great. The rooms were very nice. We will be back.

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Rooms & Rates

The Rose Room

Legend has it that this was the "birthing room" for the early occupants, and that legend is reflected in the decorations of the room. Located on the second floor of the main house, with a wonderful view of the morning sunrise, the Rose Room is a peaceful, quiet room with a canopy bed hand made by a local Amish craftsman. The comfortable love seat faces the working fireplace. The in-suite private bath features a traditional tub and shower.

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

The Green Room

The Green suite is the newest and most versatile addition to the Mill House. The two bedrooms and shared bath on the second floor of the main house can accommodate up to four people. Each bedroom is only steps away from the large bath room on the hall. The rooms can be reserved together or alone. You would be sharing the bath only with your traveling companions or family.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Blue Room

The Blue Room is truly a gracious room, with a grand view of the Old Mill, the bridge over the Pequea Creek, and all to the comings and goings of the Amish buggies. It is located on the second floor of the main house. The room is comfortably furnished with a blue painted canopy bed (hand made by one of our Amish neighbors), and two wing chairs for reading or enjoying the working fireplace. The in-suite bath is quite spacious and features a walk-in shower.

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

Burgundy Room

This recently redecorated room on the third floor of the main house celebrates the fact that this house witnessed the struggle for independence and the creation of the United States. It is a cozy room with a painted canopy bed, in-suite bath with a walk-in shower, and comfortable furnishings. The room also has satellite TV and DVD player.

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

Fireside Room

Nestled in the eves of the third floor, this romantic room is a wonderful hideaway. If you can take your eyes off of the gas-log fireplace, you can look out over the neighboring farms and the beautiful sunsets. The room includes a comfortable chair for sitting and reading, a carved oak bed, and an in-suite bath with a large claw footed soaking tub and hand-held shower. Satellite TV with a DVD player to complete your stay.

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

Carriage House

This three room cottage is just steps away from the main house. It offers privacy and comfort to couples and families. The first floor has a kitchen and living room complete with a gas-log fireplace. The living room includes a comfortable queen size sofa-bed and a love seat that converts to a single bed. There is also satellite TV with a DVD player. The second floor features a queen size brass bed in the bedroom and a whirlpool tub with a hand held shower in the bath. Adult guests are invited to the Main House for breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Check Dates


Location Type



Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Route 30 Lancaster the Osceola Mill House is located east of the village of Intercourse. Follow Rt.772 east (1.6 miles) and turn right on the Osceola Mill Road. The Mill House rest on the banks of the Pequea Creek just 1/2 mile from route 772.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Quilt sales, Country Auctions, Sight-seeing, Shopping, Antiquing,, Farmer's markets, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos , Outdoor area for sitting and relaxing, Off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 1 night's lodging payable by check or credit card. All reservations by check should arrive at the B&B in 7 days for the reservation to be valid.
  • Cancellations: A full refund, less $35 processing fee, if given a full two weeks notice before reserved arrival. Less than two weeks notice, we will refund the deposit, less the processing fee if the entire reservation can be re-booked. You may re-schedule your new arrival date up to 21 days after your original arrival date. Your deposit may be applied to the new date if new reservation dates chosen are available. Early departures are subject to all cancellation policies and full payment is required. Cancellations must be made by phone. E-mail cancellations will not be accepted.



Patricia & Ron Ernst

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Ron's hobbies are aviation history, NASCAR. Pat loves baking, music and her garden.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room