Year: 2020

Meet Roseann F.

Roseann Fowler, Guest Services Lead

What is your most memorable AmishView guest moment or interaction?

“I believe the smallest thing can make a big difference. On one occasion I had a guest who brought along a personal item. This guest needed that item to assist them during their visit. The guest noticed that the item was broken. I assisted the guest in fixing the item and the guest appreciated my effort and thanked me. Several weeks later that guest took the time to write me a lovely personal thank you note for my efforts and the expression of gratitude meant the world to me.”

What do you like most about working for AmishView?

“I like being part of a great team. We are committed teammates and we do for each other. My managers always support me and stand behind me and help me grow. Our various departments work hard together and help one another be successful in our various responsibilities and put our guests first.”

What do you think sets AmishView apart from other hotels?

“We do everything possible to see to it that our guests come first and their needs are fulfilled. No matter what the issue, from the biggest to the smallest detail, we take care of them. None of us knows how life is treating the person who walks through our doors. It is our goal to make their life a little happier, a little more pleasant while they are staying with us. We don’t hesitate to put our personal touch on them and make them feel welcome, appreciated and valued.”

Is there something special, unique or interesting you’d like our guests to know about you?

“I love to cook big Italian meals and I am a country line dancer.”

Thank you for sharing, Roseann, and for helping us to earn this outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor.

 

Meet Rosa O.

Rosa Ortiz Aguilera, Kitchen Manager

What is your most memorable AmishView guest moment or interaction?

“I have received many good comments about the friendliness and availability of my team, how good the breakfast is and the view we have. Sometimes you hear about adventures or personal stories from the guests.”

What do you like most about working for AmishView?

“I like that I have a very good team who always have new ideas and recipes to innovate breakfast. I appreciate that we have mutual respect for each other, a good work atmosphere and I enjoy working with all of my team because we are flexible and support each other.”

What do you think sets AmishView apart from other hotels?

“Cleanliness, friendliness, always offering a greeting, a smile, comfort to make them feel welcome.”

Is there something special, unique or interesting you’d like our guests to know about you?

Nothing shared.

Thank you for sharing, Rosa, and for helping us to earn this outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor.

Meet Michelle S.

Michelle Santos, Housekeeping Supervisor

What is your most memorable AmishView guest moment or interaction?

“Its hard to pick one memory. There are so many fun days at our hotel and unforgettable memories with our guests.”

What do you like most about working for AmishView?

“I like that we work hard as a team to go above and beyond for our guests to make their stay a memorable one. AmishView is my home away from home. There’s always opportunity to grow with the company.”

What do you think sets AmishView apart from other hotels?

“All of our team members’ positive attitudes and welcoming smiles! Everyone’s hard work and dedication in the job that we do keeps our guests happy and coming back.”

Is there something special, unique or interesting you’d like our guests to know about you?

“I like to read, spend time with my four grandchildren and making family memories.”

Thank you for sharing, Michelle, and for helping us to earn this outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor.

Meet Natalia Q.

Natalia Coto Quesada

What is your most memorable AmishView guest moment or interaction?

“All of my interactions and moments with guests have always been positive and memorable. But, I remember a woman who was staying at the hotel and told me her grandchild was going to be born soon. A few days later she called the hotel asking for me and told me of the birth of her grandson! That was a very special moment for me.”

What do you like most about working for AmishView?

“Working at AmishView allows me to be myself. I’ve learned that a small act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s day. What I like the most about AmishView is being able to give to many people the best of me.”

What do you think sets AmishView apart from other hotels?

“I think that AmishView is different from other hotels because here we have many people of different nationalities and capacities. We reflect a mutual respect and equality to our guests. In AmishView, there is no place for racism, gender inequality or homophobia.”

Is there something special, unique or interesting you’d like our guests to know about you?

“I like to play and watch soccer and enjoy beer!”

Thank you for sharing, Natalia, and for helping us to earn this outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor.

Meet Jen B.

Jen Brackett, Housekeeping

What is your most memorable AmishView guest moment or interaction?

“My most memorable AmishView guest moment was when I noticed a special needs guest sitting by themselves in the breakfast area. They looked sad, so I gave them a wave and a big smile. The expression on their face was priceless to me. It was nice to be able to make someone’s day special!”

What do you like most about working for AmishView?

“I enjoy the job flexibility. The management works with my college schedule. I also love all of the hardworking staff that all come together to work as one team. The guests are awesome. I like the variety in my work schedule. No one day is the same.”

What do you think sets AmishView apart from other hotels?

“We work hard and everyone has a positive attitude. The customer service provided is “top-notch” and we are trained to go above and beyond. We take pride in our work. Every team member helps each other and no one is left behind. The work experience each person brings is unique and it blends well together.”

Is there something special, unique or interesting you’d like our guests to know about you?

“I like to play golf in my free time.”

Thank you for sharing, Jen, and for helping us to earn this outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor.

Meet Jon Rogers

Jon Rogers, Guest Services Lead

What is your most memorable, positive AmishView guest moment or interaction?

“Getting to host Tony Bennett during one of his stays in Lancaster and getting to interact with him and hear how much he enjoyed his stay. As he is a world traveler, it is always very exciting to hear that guests love us as much as any five-star hotel they’ve stayed at from around the globe. As a music aficionado, that was very exciting!”

What do you like most about working for AmishView?

“The AmishView family – whether it is team members, our legion of loyal repeat guests, or first time guests, everyone who walks through our lobby is treated as one of the family.”

What do you think sets AmishView apart from other hotels?

“Our AmishView team members – everyone is dedicated to the satisfaction of our guests and they go above and beyond to make sure everyone is comfortable and enjoys their stay.”

Is there something special, unique or interesting you’d like our guests to know about you?

“I enjoy going to concerts!”

 

Thank you for sharing, Jon, and for helping us to earn this outstanding achievement on TripAdvisor.

a shoofly pie

Discover Traditional Amish Food in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

One of the best parts about visiting Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is that you’ll be able to indulge in the savory Amish dishes during your stay with Amishview Inn & Suites. When we think of a home-cooked meal, our go-to thought is a mom n’ pop style preparation, and that’s something you can’t find on just any vacation. Lucky for you, on your Amish Country, Pennsylvania, vacation, you’ll find the care of fresh ingredients in the region is second to none. We encourage guests to dine at Miller’s Smorgasbord for the ultimate Amish experience when it comes to food selection. You can try a variety of meal options made with ingredients that were grown on Amish farms in the surrounding area.

Locally Grown Amish Food

It’s no secret the Amish grow their own food and raise cattle on their farms, and their hearty dishes are served family-style. Many of the gardens in the region are full of traditional ingredients such as carrots, potatoes, sweetcorn, tomatoes, celery, peas, and other common vegetables. While you’re in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you’ll see there’s everything from pigs to hens as well as livestock and many other animals roaming around the Amish farms, which are also used as the meat supply for the community. These animals are used for food, and sometimes Amish families without dairy farms tend to have a “family cow.” Amish dairy farmers regularly drink milk raw, which means it’s straight from the cow, and while it may be controversial to some, it’s quite common for Amish and non-Amish farm families to do.

Popular Amish Foods

There’s a variety of local shops around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that sell Amish specialties such as shoofly pie, smoked cheeses, Dutch apple dumplings, and much more. Many traditional Amish meals are crafted with seasonings like thyme leaves, cloves, bay leaves as well as baking ingredients like sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk. The community is no stranger to unhealthy food as most of the dishes are made to be filling and include a lot of fat. Many of the Amish housewives bake as their occupation, which means there’s always some kind of delicious blueberry, peach, or apple pie around! Here’s a list of 10 staple food items and dishes you’ll find in most Amish communities in Lancaster County.

  1. Shoofly Pie
  2. Dutch Cabbage Rolls
  3. Pot Pies
  4. Apple Butter
  5. Chow-Chow
  6. Cream Chipped Beef
  7. Homemade Doughnuts
  8. Scrapple
  9. Homemade Bread
  10.  Buttered Noodles

Explore Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country

Are you hungry yet? Good! Grab your family and get ready for an Amish experience, unlike any other in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There’s plenty of places to dine, shop for handmade furniture, take an Amish tour, and experience the Pennsylvania Dutch County while you’re on vacation. Even in your room or suite at Amishview Inn & Suites, you’ll find beautiful mahogany hand-crafted Amish furniture. When you decide to stay in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, you choose a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere and a restful night’s sleep. Check out the different accommodations on our website, or please give us a call at 1-866-735-1600 to learn more.

AmishView Inn & Suites Suite

Amish Horse and Buggy Rides

Horse and Buggy Rides: An Authentic Amish Experience

When you first drive into Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it will become very apparent that you’re “not in Kansas anymore” (as Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz would say) while staying at Amishview Inn & Suites. One of the first things you’ll notice upon your arrival is the classic horse and buggies strolling through town. 

Amish believe in keeping their buggies close to the farm, which means they do not use rubber on their tires because it’s not intended to go very far. Why not immerse yourself in the Amish experience and take a buggy farm tour during your stay in Lancaster, Pennsylvania? You can’t take a unique Amish tour just anywhere these days, and it will be one of your favorite things to do in Lancaster during your vacation. 

Amish Country Tours

There are many ways to see Amish Country, PA, whether you’re flying high in the sky on a hot air balloon ride looking over the farms or are taking a walking tour through downtown Lancaster. Taking one of the buggies Amish Country tours will not only give you a chance to have an authentic Amish experience, but you’ll also gain insider information from the buggy drivers themselves! You’ll be able to ask as many questions as you’d like to during the tour with Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides, which is a family-friendly owned business.

On tour, you’ll take a scenic ride around the Pennsylvania Dutch Country passing by the Amish schools, farmlands, shops, and many other areas that you wouldn’t think to view in your free time. If you have the Amish experience Monday through Saturday, you’ll be able to see a privately owned and operated Amish dairy farm. Lucky for you, the buggy rides are open year-round, and Amish Country tours happen during rain or shine! Learn more at amishbuggyrides.com or on our website under the attractions page

Spring Break Relaxing Getaways

No matter what you have on your daily itinerary, you’ll be able to grab a seat in the Great Room each morning between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m to get your fill of a freshly made breakfast! Breakfast includes a variety of delicious options from baked oatmeal to made-to-order waffles as well as bagels, fruits, and sticky buns. 

During your stay with AmishView Inn & Suites, you’ll be happy to know that we offer coupons to use for Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides, and they can be redeemed on our website. A buggy ride is a one-of-a-kind Amish experience in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that you won’t want to miss while you’re in town! Spring break is quickly approaching, so why not plan a relaxing getaway to Pennsylvania Dutch Country where you can take the time to relax and unwind? Give us a call today at 1-866-735-1600, or you can make your reservation online