Carriage Corner Bed and Breakfast is a
five-minute walk from the "Amish Capital" Village of
Intercourse in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and is a perfect
introduction to the original concept of Bed and Breakfast:
affordable lodging, genuine hospitality, delicious food and
A bright, airy and inviting home built as a
bed and breakfast in 1980, it has been owned by Gordon and
Gwen Schuit since 1992. There is a warm friendly atmosphere.
Guests refer to the bed and breakfast as being "comfortable"
and appreciate the highlights of the tasteful country theme
and Amish quilt hangings in each guest room.
The Inn has five air-conditioned guest
accommodations, each with a private bath and high speed
Wireless Internet access. With tasteful hand-crafted touches
of folk-art, Carriage Corner offers a relaxing country
atmosphere. Each room has cable TV.
Breakfasts vary daily, but might include
juice, fresh fruit, or pecan baked apples; sausage, bacon, or
scrapple fresh from the Stoltzfus meat market; omelets, French
toast, baked oatmeal, oatmeal pancakes, or egg and sausage
souffle; accompanied by raisin scones, Irish soda bread,
buttermilk rolls, homemade bread toast or bran muffins with
local jams. "Breakfast is a time of wonderful food and
conversation" says one of the guests. International
guests frequent the B&B, and are taking more to the
backroads of the U.S.A. these days, so one may find themselves
conversing with a German, Italian, English, or French visitor.
Neighbor folks from the Provinces north also make their
regular route this way.
Intercourse is a bustling Village from
yesteryear with Amish buggies converging. The phone booth at
Zimmerman's food store is favorite photo spot, as the movie
Witness had one of its scenes shot here. Locally
crafted furniture, crafts, pottery, tin, decoy shops, and art
galleries as well as fine and family-farm restaurants fill the
town. Kitchen Kettle Village lures all visitors to its unique
shops. On a drive through the countryside, one can experience
plain people who work tirelessly with horse and plow, or
needle and thread. One guest described it as being "right
in the middle of Amish country with carriages rolling by,
Amish boys on scooters, and girls in bonnets playing games."
Just west of the Village is The Amish
Experience Theater. The dramatic tale of an Amish family's
efforts to preserve a lifestyle and a culture is unforgettably
told through the high-tech, multi-media production of Jacob's
The presentation captures both the facts
and the soul of the Inn's Amish neighbors, answering many
questions and documenting the reasons behind these people's
Gordon and Gwen have found that many of
those coming their way consider sympathetically their
expressions of faith. Virtues which tend to pass us by in the
fast pace of life are practiced here, such as modesty,
humility, and obedience to God's will, are lived out in the
community of faith. Thus, guests of the bed and breakfast
leave the tranquillity of the area and a peaceable people
having been touched by it in some way. And many return again
and again to consider what the Psalmist says: "...The
meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in
the abundance of peace."