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Scoot & Stay at 10% Off

10% off 1 night & 10% off Scooter Tour.... March 1- Mid-November, some Holidays excluded. "Thanks" to Strasburg Scooter. Your Innkeeper will contact you when you add this offer to your stay.

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About The Inn & Spa at Intercourse Village

Arrive as Guests, Depart as Friends

At the Inn & Spa at Intercourse Village, an adventure in hospitality begins with new owner Carl Kosko. This journey promises deeper culinary exploration, a healthy and relaxing experience, along with care and thought for guests' comfort, and safety.  Centrally located in Lancaster County, the Village of Intercourse PA is the perfect place to start your exploration of all that PA Dutch County has to offer.  The Inn & spa has the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing, romantic couples' getaway, or the ideal location for a shopping adventure with friends. Carl and his staff have over 35 years of hospitality experience to offer you the best, upscale stay.

History of the Inn & Spa at intercourse Village

From the first steps onto the Inn & Spa's property, you know a rich history lies here. The original home was built in 1909 and still boasts original chestnut woodwork. Mr. Samuel Futer built the home for John and Mary Leaman, a local Mennonite couple. Mr. Futer also was the builder of the first bank in Intercourse, this building is situated at the "Y" intersection in the center of the village. The original bank building now houses the Military Edged Weapons Museum.

At some point in our Inn's history, the original home was reportedly rented to a physician, named Dr. Johnson and also two dentists named Dr. Robert Chain and Dr. Appleyard. These doctors practiced their professions for the Amish Community in the quaint country village of Intercourse for many years. Evidence of the dental chair and water lines were found during the large renovation process. The old carpet was removed to reveal tobacco paper, used to keep dampness from the basement seeping into the upstairs. Below the tobacco paper, there was the large unpainted section of the floor outlining where the dental chair would have been placed.

The original owner's daughter married Ezra Zimmerman. Their son, Willis L. Zimmerman was the proprietor of W.L.Zimmerman Hardware and grocery store located across the street from the Inn. Their son Elmer Zimmerman and his family bought this house and made it their home until his retirement. At that time they put the house for sale at public auction in 1993.

Elmer H. Thomas and his wife Ruth Ann had a vision for this property and purchased it at the auction. Mr. Thomas restored the house back to its original elegance and transformed it into a beautiful new Bed and Breakfast for the Village of Intercourse. The house is of brick construction set on a high foundation to allow for lots of light to shine in the basement. The outside windowsills and lintels are from Indiana Limestone and have been maintained in mint condition. The original windows were composed of large panes of glass rather than the more frequently used smaller panes. At the time it was recognized that large panes of glass represented a home of a more well-to-do family. The deep windowsills and interior trim work is crafted from rich Chestnut wood.

Fortunately, the house was built before the blight destroyed most of the chestnut trees in the area. All of the wood has been preserved in its original condition. Every room was brilliantly designed and furnished to reflect the time period, yet remain welcoming for guests. In fact, you will notice the names of the rooms in the house reflect the folks who either lived in or owned the property over the years (Leaman, Johnson, Zimmerman and the grand Thomas suite).

Concluding the renovation of the Victorian House, the construction of three new homestead buildings began. After careful planning, meticulous decorating; and creative landscaping, the first Bed and Breakfast to be located in the Village of Intercourse was open for business in June 1998. In 2002, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas added to the rear of the property a Wedding Garden with a gazebo, water fountain, and outdoor sound system. The first wedding took place in June of the same year. In 2005 they added a spa to the Inn, and the name was changed from the Intercourse Village Bed and Breakfast Suites to the Inn & Spa at Intercourse Village. The spa was the first of its kind in the small town.

In February 2021, Carl Kosko purchased the property. Carl was the former owner of the Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast in New Holland, PA. Carl has been in the innkeeping industry since 1986 starting at the Yankee Clipper Inn in New England as an assistant to the Chef. Many years of working a variety of positions at the inn lead him to become the innkeeper of the establishment. He soon went on to own and operate his own inn in Lancaster County and operating the Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast from 2002 until purchasing the Inn & Spa. Carl is active in the Lancaster County community to help others achieve their goals as innkeepers.