Looking for a comfortable and cozy guest house to stay with accommodations for up to 8 guests? Look no further than The Inn Joy! During your stay the Inn is private to you and family. Our rooms are designed to make you feel at home, with all the amenities of home with a peaceful environment that will make your stay unforgettable. Our private onsite parking, at the rear of our property, has enough space for your trailered ATV or boat.
Our quaint town offers casual dining, gas, a convenience store and a post office within a short walk. Many other locales are within a short drive; check out our To Do tab for more ideas! The town hosts a recreation park and is quite safe, enjoy a nice walk!
We are located at the foothills of the Blue Mountain, along the Appalachian Trail. Our convenient location provides easy access to areas like Allentown, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Lebanon, Pottsville and Reading. We are minutes from attractions like Cabela's, Koziar's Christmas Village, Blue Marsh Lake, Pat Garrett Amphitheater, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, many wineries and antique shops and so much more.
While we love pets, for everyone’s health and safety we ask that you leave them with trusted loved ones. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note, unfortunately the Inn is not handicap accessible.
This historic 1905 Victorian was transformed into a beautiful retreat which can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 comfortable guest rooms.
Our parlor is available for guests to relax with a book, tea and coffee, and a variety of snacks.
The sitting room has satellite TV, a DVD player, games, books and periodicals. WIFI is also available at the Inn.
Have your breakfast in our formal dining room or it can be taken outdoors to one of our seating areas. A fully equipped kitchen is also available to you.
The home that now houses The Inn Joy was built in 1905 by Albert and Gertrude Sausser. There have been, prior to myself, four ladies of the house. Gertrude being the first. She was followed by a widow named Lizzie Filbert. The property then passed onto Harry and Florence Anthony. The Anthony’s then sold the property to their daughter and son-in-law Mary and Robert Harner. The Harner’s son Philip also owned the property prior to our acquiring it in 2017. Given that guest rooms should be called something other that 1, 2, 3 and 4 as we had been; we finally settled on honoring these ladies and named the rooms after them. Since Gertrude and her husband built the house, we decided to name the largest room (the pink one) after her. The adjoining room (the yellow one if you will) will be called The Lizzie Room. The brightest of our rooms, it has such wonderful daylight throughout the day, will be named after Florence. This leaves us with Mary, her name will grace our last room. This bedroom has a private balcony and is decorated with grays and purples. Hopefully these ladies would approve of what we have done with the house. We did not change anything structurally and it very likely remains something akin to what what it would have been during their tenure in the house.
This enchanting guest room has a wonderfully comfortable king sized bed and the turret space has a lovely sitting area perfect for reading a novel. This room along with the Lizzie also make up our Family Suite option as they are adjoining rooms but with the locks to allow them to be private guest rooms as well.
Currently accepting reservations through our Airbnb listings.
You may choose to reserve your stay using one of the following options that best meet your needs:
~ One Guest Room (Gertrude)
~ Two Room Family Suite (Gertrude & Lizzie)
~ Three Guest Room Option (Gertrude, Lizzie & Florence)
~ The Entire Inn (All Guest Rooms)