From Worn Out Motel to “Feels Like Home”

One morning local entrepreneur Jeremy Peifer jokingly told his wife, Jenna, that he’d found their “dream property.” And while owning an outdated motel had never actually been something they aspired to, they purchased The Carriage House at Strasburg with several adventurous family members shortly thereafter. The Adams, Krause, and Peifer families operated the business for 5 years, improving the once-neglected property and creating a destination that guests could call “home” in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. 

In the spring of 2022, with new opportunities on the horizon, the family prepared to sell the business. However, after a conversation with friends who shared an interest in partnering with The Carriage House, the Peifers decided to continue operating the motel with a group of close friends. In August of 2022, Mark and Heather Buckwalter, Ryan and Denise Weaver, Matt and Naomi Buckwalter, and Tyler and Amber Martin joined the company. 

Our team values community, connection and creating space for people to share meaningful experiences. Now, we get to utilize our collective passion for hospitality to make The Carriage House a place where guests experience the beauty of Lancaster County alongside friendly service and comfortable accommodations. Whether you’re traveling solo, spending time with family, or vacationing with friends, we’d love to be the ones to welcome you to our area. We look forward to meeting you soon!



The decor was warm and welcoming and everyone was helpful and friendly. Breakfast at the Speckled Hen across the street was an unexpected bonus! The owners have reinvented what a motel can be. We will be returning to stay again.


The Carriage House is so comfortable and welcoming. The owners and employees are the best I've ever encountered while traveling. The motel is spotless and quiet. Peaceful! I can't say enough good things about this place. When I finish this review I'll be booking our third visit.


If you're looking to escape a big city to take time to relax, The Carriage House at Strasburg is the perfect place to stay! Sight & Sound Theatres is 5 minutes away and the shopping outlets are also close by. The rooms are very clean and cozy. I highly recommend The Carriage House for a relaxing weekend.

144 East Main Street
Strasburg, PA 17579

(717) 687-7651

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