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Travelers Rest Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Intercourse
Certificate of Excellence
Kirkwood, New York
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Home once again”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We just returned from 4 nights at Travelers Rest in Intercourse, Pa. It feels just like home to go back there as we have stayed there twice a year for many, many years. First their breakfast room is just the greatest and to see Linda each time makes for a great start to the day. We c to chose a room w/a king bed and couch this year and really enjoyed the comfortable couch. It is by far the cleanest motel and the gounds are very well kept. If you have extra time there are many lounge chairs and also a gazebo in the front lawn that you can just sit and enjoy the buggies going by. I personally like to walk to town. Take the back door out, cross Hollander Road and walk behind the fire station to town. I recommend this place to all.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Alicia A, Public Relations Manager at Travelers Rest Motel, responded to this review, 3 May 2013
It was wonderful to see you again, Pat. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. The Smucker family and all of our staff members eagerly await your return “home.”
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

There is nothing fancy about the Travelers Rest Motel.....however, it was perfect for what we wanted - a clean, comfortable motel with a friendly staff. The rooms are basic - a good-size room with two comfortable queen size beds (not so, the pillows), a small refrigerator, a desk, and oddly enough, free wifi. I like the neighborhood because it is away from the relentless shopping malls found on Route 30 - and more in line with the Amish horse and buggy's. You can "get lost" in the surrounding farmlands, or drive about 10 minutes to the shopping areas. There are a multitude of restaurants within 10 minutes or so as well. I like this motel - it is simple and pleasant.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank elaine212
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Alicia A, Public Relations Manager at Travelers Rest Motel, responded to this review, 3 May 2013
We’re glad you stayed with us and appreciate your kind words! The Smucker family is committed to warm hospitality, and we’ve already shared your comments with our grateful staff members. It sounds like you didn’t get a chance to take our complimentary guided tour of the farmlands all around us. We invite you to experience it next time you’re here. And know that we’re in the process of making sure that all of our rooms have the comfortable pillows you were looking for.
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Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Just got back from a 3 night stay at this motel and enjoyed everything about it! Our breakfast hostess, Linda, was the nicest person ever. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is wonderful, and the free tour is amazing.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank fromGeorgiaGeorgia
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Justin S, Manager at Travelers Rest Motel, responded to this review, 8 April 2013
Thank you for your review of our motel. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that you received great service from our staff. Our farmland tour is a nice way to get into some unique areas of Lancaster County, it is great to hear you were able to do this while staying with us. We really encourage our guests to take this tour, we believe it helps give people a good perspective of the Amish and Mennonite culture here in Lancaster. Thank You for staying with us--we hope to serve you again in the future.
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Binghamton, New York
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I thoroughly enjoy every time we stay at any of the hotels owned by the Bird in Hand corporation! I enjoy the continental breakfast, and that we can still enjoy the pools at the family inn! I think the best thing though is in the evening sitting out on the lawn chairs and listening to the occasional buggy pass by. One night my family and I even heard a softball game nearby! Its also within walking distance of Kitchen Kettle Village, Stolzfuts restaurant and meat market, and a host of other fun attractions! If you're looking for a nice quiet vacation in the heart of Amish county, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Andrea O
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Justin S, Manager at Travelers Rest Motel, responded to this review, 13 March 2013
Thank You for writing a review of our property on Trip Advisor. We are excited to hear that you enjoy Travelers Rest and our other family owned properties. We work hard at providing a home away from home for the guests that come to stay with us. So, thank you for trusting us with your vacation to Amish Country in the heart of Lancaster County PA.
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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

First time staying at this motel even though we visit Lancaster about twice a year. We were pleasantly surprised at the comfort of the room, parking, breakfast, location, convenience, etc. Oh and did i mention the reasonable price!!??? The room was spotless and contained everything we needed. The heat worked perfectly and was toasty warm (sometimes not so much at other motels in that area in the winter) lol- It was located AWAY from Rt. 30 but not too far away and the traffic was light in the evening when you want quiet! I was happy about our fellow senior neighbors, also. I think in the summer when families stay there, there will be more noise but with no pool there for the kids, maybe more seniors will stay there, rather than large families. I hope this is the case, because we will be returning there on our next trip to Lancaster!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Justin S, Manager at Travelers Rest Motel, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
Thank You for posting a review of our motel. We are delighted that you found us and that you enjoyed our property and the services we have to offer. We look forward to serving you again on your next visit.
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parksley, virginia
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

just spent another great weekend in the Amish country. spent two nights at Travelers Rest. Imho...still the best value in the area. as usual, clean comfortable rooms, friendly service and a nice breakfast. we generally go to this area twice a year and always stay at this motel. very affordable. right in the middle of Amish country. nice update to LG flat screens with many cable channels. cant wait to return in the fall.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Justin S, Manager at Travelers Rest Motel, responded to this review, 19 February 2013
Thank You for taking the time to post a review of our motel. It is good to hear you had an enjoyable time staying with us. We continue to work at improving our rooms with items such as flat screen TV's. Currently half of our rooms have the flat screen TV's, we are working towards having all rooms with flat screen TV's. When making a reservation with us feel free to request a room with a flat screen TV and we will do our best to accomodate.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Amish Country and look forward to serving you again in the fall.
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Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

This was such a pleasant stay! What a great area to have a motel. We usually don't stay at motels...but I loved parking right by your door. We could hear the buggies go by from our room...and we really enjoyed that. Just a few tips if you plan to stay here:

-Definately bring earplugs. We didn't have any problem with noise at night...but we wanted to sleep in until 9 or so...and people were already up and moving by then, if you are early risers...this probably wouldn't be an issue. We brought along earplugs and we were fine.
-Bring a night light or flashlight... if you need to get up during the night and go to the bathroom...the room is very dark...and if you turn on the bathroom light once you get there...it has a fan attached, which might wake other people in your group up.
-The room smelled a little musty at first...but I had some room spray and that took care of it.
-If you plan on using your iPad/iPhone with the updated sotware 6.0.1, please ask before you book if they have the wireless fix yet from Apple. (If this is important to you). Evidently there is some problem with their wireless and the new software.
-Go on the bus tour...this was a highlight! The hot pretzels at one of the stops were the best I have ever had, and melted in your mouth.

We would go back again!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank ohiosmiles
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Justin S, Manager at Travelers Rest Motel, responded to this review, 13 December 2012
Thank You for taking the time to post a review of our motel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are replacing some of the older heat lamps with new ones that have a quieter fan. This is taking place in the month of January. Next time your with us we hope you won't have a problem with this.

We work hard at keeping our rooms clean and smelling clean. If you ever run into this problem of a musty smell we are always willing do what it takes to make it right.

Thank you for sharing about the wireless internet. We were not aware of this issue and will look into getting this fixed. Also, we are so glad you took our complimentary farmland tour, it is a nice way to see some of the less traveled roads and Amish Farms.

Thank You for your review and tips for our future guests. We hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Property: Travelers Rest Motel
Address: 3701 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7011
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Intercourse
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Intercourse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelers Rest Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 40 room motel in is located at the edge of the picturesque village of Intercouse, PA and is just minutes from farmers markets, antique shops, museums, outlet shopping and theaters. Kitchen Kettle Village and the charming shops and eateries of Intercouse are all located within walking distance.Each morning start your day with a delicous complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast featuring a variety of pastries, muffins, bagels, fruits, yogurt, hot gravy over biscuits, waffles, cold cereals, juices and hot drinks. During your stay experience the back roads and people of Lancaster County in our climate-controlled tour bus as we wind through the scenic farmlands, making several stops along the way. Our knowledgeable tour guides will tell you the history of the Amish and Mennonites as well as their traditions of schools, churches, marriages, funerals, dress and transportation. ... more   less 
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