5 on September 06, 2017
What a truly delightful stay we had at Country View PA Bed and Breakfast! Eli and Barbara were so very warm and welcoming that we almost felt like family. Their hospitality is truly genuine. The house itself is historical, and it's wonderful to see what they have done, not only with the house, but also with the grounds and other buildings. There are animals to visit behind the house, an Amish dry goods store within walking distance, and a Mennonite gift and thrift store, an Amish grocery, and an Amish hardware store, each just a short drive away. Breakfasts were ample, and conversations with other guests both around the breakfast table and on the front porch were warm and friendly. The location of Country View affords the "real feel" of life with the Pennsylvania Amish and makes touring the area easily accessible. Many thanks to Barbara and Eli
5 on August 17, 2017
the owners add a touch of charm to this place. you really feel like if you are staying with friends or relatives. even the area with the farm animals is well kept and clean. we are hoping to come back soon!! the Portillo's
5 on August 08, 2017
This is an exceptional place to stay. We stayed in the cottage which was lovely. Very comfortable and roomy. The Hosts are friendly and gracious...suggesting where to eat, visit etc. The breakfast was delicious with homemade goodies. Loved the baked oatmeal. Will definitely be back again and again. The Farmer and His Wife. ;-)
4.6 on August 03, 2017
Everything was perfect. Our room was cosy and very clean. The breakfast was homemade every day and I really loved the baked oatmeal. It is lovely to sit outside in the beautiful garden after a day of side seeing or in between activities. Becky, her mom Barbara and dad Eli make you feel very welcome and give you lots of suggestions about things to do. The number of returning guests says it all, this is the best place to stay in Lancaster County. And one day we will be returning and taking our kids with us to meet these lovely hosts and the county they love (and so do we).
4.4 on July 17, 2017
The staff was incredibly helpful in suggesting places to visit and eat at. They were very welcoming, even when we arrived later in the evening and left early. The location and grounds were beautiful and kept well-maintained. The small farm in the back was also very fun. We would definitely stay again!
4.2 on May 26, 2017
This place was super clean! We just loved our hosts! They were so friendly and informative. We really felt at home. We'll be back!
4.8 on April 14, 2017
My husband & I were in Lancaster for a long weekend and spent 3 nights at the very nice B&B in Amish country. We were met by the proprietor Becky & Matt and their parents who made us feel very much at home. Becky provided us with several suggestions of places to eat (Diener's Restaurant and the Historic Revere Tavern were great choices!!) and things to do. They were available if we needed any assistance but were never intrusive in the least. Breakfast was awesome and we looked forward to it each morning. Finally, for us at least, the best part was the relaxation & peace that you felt from the moment you entered the home. It is not a fancy hotel. Rather it is as if someone has opened their home to you and you are perfectly at ease. Would definitely stay there again!!
5 on March 02, 2017
If your looking for a very nice place to stay I would recommend staying here. Everyone is very pleasant and helpful. You are close to shopping but far enough away for the hustle and bustle. The rooms were very clean and well taken care of. The breakfast was delicious. I would go back for another visit anytime. Sandy
5 on February 22, 2017
My daughter and I were welcomed by open doors and a gracious smile with a delightful decorated cottage that was perfect for our overnight respite !!! The breakfast was delicious with just the perfect food choices to send us off with fond memories!! Thank you Becky!
4.4 on January 11, 2017
Loved staying here the owners were so nice and I actually enjoyed the farm in the back the cottage was so cute clean and cozy! Im def coming back again!
4.8 on December 14, 2016
Beautiful home nestled in a great area of Lancaster. The owners are very sweet and the breakfast was delicious! Look forward to staying again.
4.4 on December 02, 2016
It Is a quiet place, we meet new people, Eli and Barbara always take time to chat with us.
4.6 on October 21, 2016
A beautiful place to spend part of our vacation. The hosts were warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable about everything in the area. They even arranged for us to have dinner one evening in an Amish home. Everything about our stay was perfect.
5 on September 20, 2016
Great hosts and very welcoming and helpful with things to do in the area. Simple but filling breakfast. Great view of the countryside form the property.
4.4 on August 29, 2016
We stayed three days in this lovely and friendly Bed & Breakfast.The host were very friendly and the breakfast was delicious! Will definitely stay again!
5 on August 27, 2016
The bed and breakfast is in the middle of beautiful farmland. The garden, farm animals and atmosphere is delightful.
5 on August 07, 2016
Great place to stay in the heart of Amish Countryside. Friendly staff, great rooms, tasty breakfast!
5 on August 02, 2016
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5 on July 29, 2016
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend. We stayed in the cottage. It was very clean and very comfortable. The owners were very welcoming and wonderful people. We also met travelers that were staying also, that have been coming for 10+ years. We are so happy we stayed here. When we go back to Lancaster, we will always come back here.
5 on July 25, 2016
It is a first time we travel to Kinzers ,PA and stayed at Country View , definitely we going to coming back . Eli and Barbara make us feel at home. Al & Andrea.
4.8 on July 22, 2016
This is our second time staying at the Countryview ! We love it . We stayed in the main house this time. It was just as comfortable as the last time . Everything is clean and comfortable . The farm animals are adorable . I have been suggesting to many people to come and stay if you want a true country feel. We love it. Great place ! There is no cable so bring a few movies and you will be fine ¿¿!!! Love love love it .
5 on July 15, 2016
We enjoyed the country life around us while we stayed and also the owners of the Bed and Breakfast helped us with finding the Bible Book Store I was looking for and also helped us find a church to attend - which by the way was awesome!!! We look forward to more visits. The Hemples
4.8 on July 13, 2016
Already booked our next stay. Room was small but adequate.There were public rooms to hang out in. Family was wonderful, Yard was beautiful. Everything was neat and breakfast was home cooked.
3.8 on July 05, 2016
We very much like our room and would go back there again.
5 on May 30, 2016
My husband and I have been visiting Lancaster County Pa since our children were young. We are keeping the Country View B&B on the top of our list of places to stay . Everyone was super helpful and friendly . We felt very at home . We stayed it the little white cottage . It was super comfortable and very tastefully decorated. We will be back again very soon.
4.6 on October 16, 2013
The Countryview was recommended to us and what a great find!! Eli and Barbara are so welcoming and accommodating; couldn't ask for better people. Rooms are clean and decorated lovely and "lovingly"! Nice continental breakfast; wonderful conversation and direction on what and where to visit in the area. They will strive to meet any of your needs or desires! Thanks, Eli and Barbara - you're the best!
4.4 on August 13, 2013
Our stay with Eli and Barb was a wonderful experience. The inn is wonderful and we felt very welcome. We sat on the porch in the evening and watched the Amish children across the street playing as the sun went down. So peaceful. Eli and Barb are so friendly we felt as if we had known them for years instead of 2 days!
5 on July 17, 2013
My mother and I stayed here back in October of 2003, before Country View was even on this website! We still, to this day, talk about the great stay we had at their charming inn. Barbara spent a whole evening with all of her guests in the parlor, answering questions about Amish and Mennonite culture. They invited us to visit their church that Sunday, and my mom and I did. The congregation was so warm and friendly, even to us "outsiders." We really felt like part of their family and I hope to take my own daughter there one day. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone considering a trip to Lancaster County!
5 on February 25, 2013
We have been staying with Eli and Barbara for over 10 years now. They are the BEST!! Country View is a warm and friendly place to stay. The view from there back yard looks just like God painted it with a paint brush. The B and B reminds me of going to grandmas house. Always so clean and breakfast is warm and very filling. Always meet such nice people there also. We have made friends with several couples we have met there. I recommend to try this place!! I think your going to love it!
5 on February 06, 2013
Quality Excellent Facilities Excellent Service Excellent My husband and I just spent 7 nights at Counrtyview B&B and it was the best time in my life, Eli and Barbara are the most loveliest Godly people and we felt part of the family...thank you Eli and Barbara. The rooms are fabulous, the food well what can one say...delicious and plenty of it, and the position perfect. We were truly blessed meeting you bot and we will be back in 2014...Bruce has promised me..canty wait. If you are looking at this review, look no further this is the place for you, its real, authentic, and the amish and their buggies go past all the time. Also great value for money.
5 on October 28, 2012
My journey took me to Eli and Barbara's Country View PA B&B from Oct. 12th thru Oct. 14th. Staying with Eli and Barbara was the most wonderful and caring experience I have had in a long time. I travel alone, and they took me in like family instead of a guest. Their home and rooms are lovely and emaculate. The Breakfast was sensational and homemade. The area around them is beautiful and quiet. They have geese, goats, chicken and a donkey. You can sit on the porch, relax and watch the world go by. Also,, you can take a horse and buggy ride in the next town and ride out into the country and see how the Amish live and work on their farms. Staying with Eli and Barbara is a must, and you can not be disappointed. Sincerely, June
5 on September 20, 2012
Country View PA B&B owners are top notch in welcoming their guests and making sure that all your needs are met. The rooms are beautifully decorated and homey. Breakfast is delicious!!! You can't beat the value!
5 on July 02, 2012
My husband, son and I along with four other couples and children stayed at Country View Inn in June 2012. We had a wonderful time made even more special by the gracious hosts Eli & Barbara. The bed and breakfast is in the best part of town if you want to view Amish and Mennonite living. There are plenty of things to do and many dining options. Eli and Barbara will give you a great history lesson in addition to pointing out places of interest in the neighboring towns. Barbara makes a wonderful spread for breakfast with an egg casserole and baked oatmeal you wish you could eat every day. The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned and clean. We'll be sure to visit again should we ever return to the area. Highly recommended!
5 on June 14, 2012
I stayed here with two of my girlfriends in June of 2011. We absolutely loved it! Eli and Barbara were so hospital and kind, and the atmosphere was so welcoming. I'm going on a little vacation with my mother in July this year, and we are definitely staying here! (We didn't actually eat there, so I don't know what the dining was like, but I'm sure it was amazing!)
5 on February 22, 2012
I was there in Oct 2011 with my daughter in law and 10 month old granddaughter. Eli and Barbara were wonderful, gave us many tips on things to do and the food was wonderful. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. Other guests there had met there and go back each year. Would recommend this bed and breakfast and would love to go back again.
4.6 on September 05, 2011
Staying here was a wonderful experience! Barbara and Eli are gracious hosts and willing guides to share some of the less traveled avenues and areas of interest. I was more than pleased with my time there. Additionally, alot of the other people there at the same time I was, all knew each other. They have stayed at the Inn multiple times. Nothing speaks louder than repeat business.
4.6 on April 16, 2011
Had a wonderful time. The smuckers were the perfect host. Hope to return one day.
4.0 on April 14, 2011
Thank you Barbara and Eli for a most enjoyable stay with you. We did not know what to expect since this was our first time at a B and B. The beds were soooo comfortable and everything was so clean and pretty. We loved the baked oatmeal and the other wonderful special food for breakfast. when we came into the home, we knew we were with wonderful , caring people. Thank you so much for making our stay memorial. Joann, Winfred and Sarah
5 on July 11, 2010
What a wonderful and life changing experience. Eli and Barbara made you feel at home and part of the family. The rooms were wonderful and the landscape is breathtaking. Everyone is so friendly and the atmosphere is so relaxing. My son especially love the animals that were on their property. I also loved that it was so close to all of the local attractions and shops. I can't wait to go back again! Josephine
4.8 on June 23, 2010
What a wonderful stay! My husband, four-year old daughter and I all stayed in the room number 5. The room had a king size bed and a pull out sofa. Eli and Barbara pulled out the sofa bed and had it all made up for my daughter. The room was pretty large and had a nice bathroom. The only complaint we had with the room was the air conditioner which was very loud. But we were used to it by the second night. The property and grounds were very well kept. The gardens were so beautiful and my daughter loved visiting the animals. Barbara and Eli were such sweet people who truly care about the people who attend their Bed and Breakfast. The breakfast is self-serve--but do not get turned away--it was DELICIOUS! Barbara made a yummy oatmeal that was sooo good! We also had fresh fruit, flavorful quiche, homemade pastries and coffee/juice. It was very filling. We only stayed two nights and then stayed at another B & B in the area for three nights and it did not even compare to what Country View offered. I wish we had stayed at Country View the whole time! You will really enjoy your stay so book your reservation asap!
5 on June 11, 2009
We have nothing new to add to all the reviews that have been written before. Unfortunately....we've stayed with Eli and Barbara for only one night. If we'd known in advance what nice place this would be, we would have stayed for at least a week :-) PS: Man spricht "D(e)utsch".
4.6 on May 10, 2009
We have stayed here several times now and will definitely return. It feels like staying with friends and family. They give great advice about places to eat and places to visit, and the view really is beautiful!
5 on April 10, 2009
The room was very comfortable and owners wery welcoming. The breakfast is the best homemade food!
5 on February 10, 2009
My brothers and I were looking for a B&B where we could spend time together with our wives while attending to funeral arrangements for our Mother. Eli and Barbara were most accommodating. This was the best value for the money of any B&B I've seen in the area. The breakfast sets new standards for Continental Plus.
5 on January 05, 2009
If you're reading this review, you're probably in the same shoes that I was when I recently had to make a decision on where my fiancee and I were going stay. If, you haven't done so already, I would immediately book room number 2 with the whirlpool, but, whatever room you do get will be sparkling clean, extremely comfortable, and the beds will have you sleeping before you get under the covers! When you get to the B. and B. you'll be greeted by Eli and Barbara Smucker, 2 of the most friendly, down-to-earth, helpful, and genuinely kind people you'll ever meet. Eli gives you a helpful map of the area with all the points of interest you might want to visit and he'll show you some other places that aren't on the map as well. Barbara is an amazing woman who creates a mouth-watering baked oatmeal every morning with other breakfast items and together with Eli they also have a nice craft store with homemade goods! I just got home yesterday from the Smuckers but I already miss all the animals that I got to pet and feed a bit and especially Jenny the "always happy to see you" pug. She's very sweet, loves to be petted and loves lots of attention so please give her both when you she her. What else can I say besides I miss the tranquility, serenity, calmness, fresh air, and the hospitality of the Smuckers. At least for us, we've found a second home in Amish Country and we'll be back soon!
4.4 on November 17, 2008
I work for a very nice B&B in the mountains of NC, so I am pretty picky about who I give praise to! Country View B&B had a very warm feel to it as soon as we walked in. It's an old farmhouse in Amish country that's been remodeled. We arrived on Saturday night, so understandably we didn't get much time to chat with the owner because the next day was Sunday & they are of course involved in church & all that. In fact, if you are planning to go to Amish country, be warned that everything closes down on Sundays (even restaurants). The short time we conversed with the owner, he was extremely hospitable!!! His wife brought in breakfast in the morning & I have been dreaming about her baked oatmeal ever since...each morning was some different kind of fruit on the bottom!!! YUM!!! There were lots of other things to choose from as well. I still can't believe the price on this place, I mean, you know it's not going to have a whirlpool tub for that price, but WOW!!! I loved our handmade quilt on our bed, it's such a nice touch. To summarize, the place was clean & inviting, the food was great, the location was excellent for surrounding attractions, and the owner was very hospitable. We won't need to stay anywhere else in PA ever again.
5 on November 11, 2008
Five couples always stay here for the Smuckers hospitality,the beauty of the b&b,the area, cleanliness and the value. It's the onky placewe stay when visiting lancaster, pa
4.8 on September 28, 2008
The Smuckers were incredibly friendly and nice. The check-in was very efficient, and Eli provided a map of the area and some suggestions of places to see. Our room was very clean and had a huge bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Out back, they had goats, chickens, donkeys, peacocks, a turkey, and a dog. They also had corn that we could feed to the animals. Breakfast was provided from 7-10 (even on Sunday!) and consisted of an egg bake, banana bread, fruit, and cinnamon sticky bread w/ pecans. It was all excellent. The one drawback was no cable TV. However, our room had a VCR and they had a limited collection of VHS tapes that we could watch. Recommend bringing some videos. The wireless internet was a nice touch. Overall, it was a great experience and a great value. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend!
5 on April 28, 2008
This was our first visit to Lancaster county. We did not know what to expect when we made our reservations for the weekend of April 25-27 at Country View B&B. This place has one of the most breathtaking views of Amish farmlands and the countryside. Absolutely scenic, picturesque and very homely. Eli & Barbara are one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. The breakfast was simple but yummy!!! Jenny, the pug, is the cutest pet ever. The farm animals complete the picture! The place to be for a quiet and relaxing vacation! We are planning to go back in June.
5 on April 28, 2008
This was our first visit to Lancaster county. We did not know what to expect when we made our reservations for the weekend of April 25-27 at Country View B&B. This place has one of the most breathtaking views of Amish farmlands and the countryside. Absolutely scenic, picturesque and very homely. Eli & Barbara are one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. The breakfast was simple but yummy!!! Jenny, the pug, is the cutest pet ever. The farm animals complete the picture! The place to be for a quiet and relaxing vacation!
5 on April 21, 2008
We did not know what to expect upon making our reservations at this bed and breakfast. Everything in the description and the one review we read seemed to good to be true. Well, the description and review does not even come close to what one will experience upon staying here. This has got to be one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed. We stayed in room number 5. We had all of the room we needed, the bathroom was larger than the ones we have in our own home, and the sitting room, although small, was just right for a couple to sit and watch a movie or just sit and talk about the days activities. The beds were very comfortable in the room we had with a pillowtop mattress. As for the Smuckers, they have to be some of the most helpful and nicest people one will meet. Mr. Smucker was very helpful in showing us places of interest to visit. Mrs. Smucker went well beyond the call of duty when it came to having breakfast out for us. They both made my wife and I feel like family in the time we stayed. We really enjoyed going to church with them on Sunday morning. We are already making plans to go back and visit next year. God bless both of you for what you do for people upon visiting your bed and breakfast. Look forward to seeing you next year if not sooner.
4.0 on July 18, 2007
I am so picky when it comes to cleanliness...and this place exceeded my expectations or met my standard of cleanliness. The host were the most wonderful and Godly people I have met. The place is so cozy in the middle of the farm but very quiet which we truly loved. It's real country living. Everything about the place is perfect and immaculately clean for me. They have the perfect amenities, nothing to distract your perfect vacation. I will keep going back to this place...I really love the Amish way of life..simple and uncomplicated. My husband & I even attended their church worship service on a Sunday because we really admired the way they treat their guest. They really go out of their way to make you feel welcome always. No wonder, we are going back again there next month. Lancaster will always be my favorite vacation destination because Country View B& B owners are the perfect host and the best B&B place to stay.