Anabaptist Hospitality

| July 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Anabaptist Hospitality is a group of Christians who are willing to welcome traveling guests into their homes on a donation basis. The purpose of Anabaptist Hospitality is to provide kindness, friendship, and connection to like-minded believers and those seeking to follow Jesus faithfully.

Hosts are Anabaptist or similar Christians who practice separation from the world, modest dress, head-covering for women, nonresistance, marriage for life, simplicity of life, etc.
Hosts provide their names, their city and state, and the name of their congregation or church affiliation. Hosts list what they have available for guests to use: How many beds or bedrooms, shared or private bath, cots, cribs, etc. and whether their rooms are wheelchair accessible. You can also add your name to this listing if you have a place for campers/RVs but do not have beds available. A short bio would be nice but not really necessary. How many children? are there any at home yet? your line of work? etc. Hosts provide a contact phone number, stating whether to call and/or text. An e-mail address is also satisfactory. A full address is given to guests after contact is made. Hosts are welcome to ask potential guests for references before agreeing to host.
(Hosts may want to establish a dedicated email address for this purpose.  Then, if their schedule is full for the month or wish to take a break for certain months of the year, they can set up an automatic reply for inquiries about availability. (e.g. "We are sorry that our calendar is full for July and August, but feel free to check with us again in the future!") Hosts should not feel obligated to provide accommodations more times per month than what is good for them and their family and may want to set some boundaries accordingly.


We suggest a nightly donation of $10-$15 per adult and $2-$5 per child depending on the age of the child. If meals are served, you may want to consider donating $3 per adult and $1-2 per child. A hostess gift instead of or in addition could be a thoughtful act of thankfulness and appreciation. The hosts are sharing their home, space, time, and resources with you as a guest. Hosts are not expected to provide rides or act as tour guides for guests. But most hosts will likely be helpful with suggestions for local points of interest or where to find services if needed. Guests who have considerable earthly possessions, but enjoy fellowship with new people are encouraged to tip the hosts proportionately.  Guests who use this hospitality service agree to be respectful of their hosts beliefs and values to the best of their knowledge.


Hosting information can be sent to [email protected] or faxed to 814-470-8885.
If someone is stranded or wants to inquire about hospitality options not found on the PDF, they can join the CloudVeil group, Anabaptist Hospitality, and make their request known.  Hundreds of people will see the notice and may have something to suggest.



Daniel and Virginia Kuhns
La Palma Mennonite Church - Nationwide Fellowship
Small guest house with 2 bedrooms. 1 with queen bed and 1 with double bed. 3/4 bath, kitchenette with refrigerator and hot plate. Laundry room with washer, no dryer. Wheelchair could work, but would be tight fit. Crib available. Children could sleep in main house if needed.
Camper that can sleep 5, has RV hookup.
Also willing to share meals with guests if needed.
We have 7 children, 1 married, and the other 6 at home. Ages 8-24.
Dan's work is truss design, working remotely for a shop in MI.
Call: Dan: 505-486-5071 or Virginia: 505-486-2503
Email: [email protected]


Caleb Jenkins- 28 yrs old, single. | Old German Baptist Brethren Church - New Conference.
1 bedroom and an office that can convert to sleep space. Living room space and air mattress available as well. 1 shared bath w/ shower and 1 guest bath w/ tub.
Caleb is a tax accountant and QuickBooks consultant.
Call or text - 209-985-4381 or email - [email protected]


Richard and Ruby Strite
Orchardville Mennonite Church - Eastern PA Mennonite Conference
Finished basement with 3 bedrooms. One has queen bed, one with double bed, and one with 2 single beds. Additional floor mattresses also available. One full bath, living room, refrigerator, and microwave. Not wheelchair accessible.
We are retired with no children living at home. We enjoy meeting new people.
Call or text: 618-214-1785 or 618-316-8743
Email: [email protected]


Allen and Edith Myers
Yarrowsburg Mennonite Church - Cumberland Valley Affiliation
Apartment with private entrance. One double bed and floor space for foam mattress for up to 2 children. Bath with shower. Refrigerator and microwave available for use.
Call or text: 301-432-4464.


Jonathan and Melanie Showalter | Three Rivers Christian Brotherhood, Conservative Unaffiliated Anabaptist.
1 bedroom with double bed and crib. Half bath and shower room close by. Floor space in adjacent office rooms. Adjacent to supply store. Wheelchair accessible. Commercial kitchen available for use or have meals with hosts.
Accommodations are available after business hours (6pm to 8am) M-F. Weekends are preferred, but weekdays are possible.
We are a beehive manufacturing business, employing 6 of our children, plus other employees. We also make wood pellets, do organic farming, & maple sugaring.
Call: 269-496-7885 or email: [email protected]


Eugene and Melisa Garman
North View Mennonite Church - Weaverland Conference
2 upstairs bedrooms, one with queen bed and one with double bed. Also have pack-n-play and air mattresses available, single and queen. Full bathroom (semi shared). Washer and dryer if needed. Window AC for summer. Breakfast or other meals served by request.
Call: 660-216-9824
Email: [email protected]

Vernon and Mary Zeiset
Osage- Eastern PA Mennonite Church Group
1 bedroom in basement with queen bed and pak-n-play. Curtained corner with 2nd queen bed. Sitting area with hideaway bed sofa. Private bath with shower. Dining area supplied with breakfast and snacks. Other meals upon request. Play area for children.
Not wheelchair accessible.
We have 7 children, ages 3-18.
Vernon's occupation: painting & landscaping.
Call or text: 573-789-1785
Email: [email protected]

Herman and Mary Schrock | Mennonite Christian Fellowship.
Private cabin in the woods. 1 bedroom downstairs w/ queen size bed. 2 double beds in the loft. Full bath with shower/tub. The kitchen area has no stove, a hot plate stored under the cabinet to use for cooking, plus an electric skillet. Towels and sheets are provided. Not wheelchair friendly.
Call or text: 417-435-5468 or email: [email protected]

New York

Hoosick Falls
Jason and Eileen Reinford
Green Mountain Mennonite Fellowship in Bennington, VT - Nationwide Fellowship (a 20 minute drive for us).
2 basement bedrooms, 1 with queen bed and 1 with double bed. Full private bath. Not wheelchair accessible.
We welcome guests to have meals with us.
We raise puppies to sell. We also have a few chickens and ducks.
We have 9 children ages 3 to 19.
Jason is part owner of Creative Custom Woodcraft.
Call or text: 802-282-2232
Email: [email protected]

Hoosick Falls
Thomas Seagrove lll
Green Mountain Mennonite Fellowship Church - Nationwide Fellowship.
I am a 32 yr old single man. I have a small house with an extra double bed. Lots of floor space for children. All in one room upstairs. Shared bathroom downstairs. Not wheelchair accessible.
I work for Creative Custom Woodcraft. I also have a woodworking hobby shop in the basement. I like to read and collect old books. I also enjoy bicycling.
Call: 518-833-4129

Hoosick Falls
Eric and Stella Zimmerman
Green Mountain Fellowship - Nationwide Fellowship.
3 upstairs bedrooms, one with king bed, one with a queen bed, and one with 2 single beds. Plus plenty of floor space for temporary beds. Private bath with shower. Sitting area with table and chairs but no kitchen. Tub available downstairs if needed. Located in a separate upstairs wing of the main house. Not wheelchair accessible.
Eric and Stella are the only people living on the property. They are willing to provide breakfast.
Call Eric: 518-695-6801

Lewin and Diane Martin
Still Waters Mennonite Church - Northeastern Conference.
1 bedroom with queen bed and pak-n-play. Adjacent living room with sofa and floor bed space or air mattress. Private bath
Not wheelchair accessible.
We welcome guests to have meals with us.
We live on a farmette with space to park a trailer or pop-up camper, etc. No RV hookups.
We have 5 children ages young teen to toddler.
We are close to both I-90 and I-86. Erie, PA is 45 min west and Niagra Falls is 90 min east.
Call or text: 301-491-6507 or email: [email protected]


Big Prairie
David and Velma Leid
Chester Mennonite Church - Wisler Conference.
3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 shared bath. 2 bedrooms have 1 double and 1 single bed each. 3rd room has 1 double bed and a crib. There are currently ceiling fans but no AC.
Offer breakfast or other meals.
We have 7 children, one son living at home. David works for CAM. Velma is a homemaker.
Call: 330-201-6640 or email: [email protected]

Abe and Esther Miller
Chesterville Amish Church.
Shop apartment: large kitchen with window unit AC. 1 full bath. 1 bedroom and additional room for air mattress (provided by hosts). Also pack-n-play available. Washer and dryer available if needed. Wheelchair accessible.
We have 6 children, 2 living at home.
We live on a farm with row crops and livestock.
Call: 740-694-9008

Ivan and Mary Mast
New Order Christian Fellowship
1 bedroom with a small table and chairs. Shared bath. Not wheelchair accessible. January - March: 2 bedrooms (whole apartment) w/someone always there (maid service).
Breakfast available. Private back porch (summer).
Double house with our son and family of 4 grown children live downstairs.
We own and operate Mast Country Sales. A sewing machine and mail order company.
There is also a bulk food store on the property with a deli and groceries.
Home phone:740-427-2428
Ivan's cell: 740-398-9917 (doesn't always work).
Office: 740-427-4700
Email: [email protected]


Alvin and Elizabeth Hoover
Sherman's Valley Mennonite Church- Weaverland Conference
1 upstairs bedroom with queen bed and pak-n-play. 2nd room with plenty of room for floor beds. Shared bath. Not wheelchair accessible.
Willing to serve an allergy friendly meal if requested.
We live near 100's of acres of State Game Lands, also close to Central PA Haiti Benefit Auction. Usually the second weekend in August, every year.
We have 7 children, ages 3 to 12 yrs old.
Call or text: 717-205-7577
Email: [email protected]

Phillip & Eva Mast | Living Hope Christian Fellowship.
We have an empty upstairs with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. 1 double bed and 3 single beds and a pak-n-play available, not wheelchair accessible.
We welcome guests to have meals with us.
We are a young couple in our twenties with a one year old son. Our home is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from highway 222 and I-76 (PA turnpike).
Call or text Eva: 717-940-7314

John and Velina Showalter | Washington/Franklin Conference.
2 upstairs bedrooms. 1 double bed, other room has 2 single beds + mattresses for the floor to accommodate up to 5 ppl. And 1 portable crib. Full private bath w/ shower & tub.
We have 8 children, all married. John works for Plastic Profiles in Greencastle.
Phone: calls only 717-593-0360 or email - [email protected]

Port Royal
Wilson and Marian Hoover | Sherman's Valley Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
Basement: 5 steps down outside entrance. Not wheelchair friendly. 1 bedroom, sofa bed in living room - semi-private from kitchen. Bathroom with shower. Queen air mattress available as well.
We have 5 children ages 6 mo. - 10 yrs. Our farmette includes several kinds of animals. Wilson is a small engine mechanic, lawnmower sales/service.
Call or text: 717-866-5474 or email - [email protected]

Eddie and Kathryn Martin | Fairmount Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
Two bedrooms - sleeps up to 4. Shared bathroom. 3 cots and pak-n-play for babies. Bedrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
We have 4 children, 3 married and 1 at home. We live on a 105 acre farm. We have cattle and chickens.
Call or text: 717-475-5332


Cumberland Furnace
Nelson and Laura Miller
Lighthouse Mennonite Church - Maranatha Affiliation
Countryside Retreat:
Main house: fully furnished basement with 2 bedrooms, one with queen and one with double, beds. One full bath. Air mattress available as well. Full kitchen and living room.
Additional spacious Airbnb barndomimium: 3 bedrooms, with queen beds. 2 full baths. Fully equipped kitchen and living room. Wheelchair friendly. And family friendly.
Call or text: 615-795-4813 or 615-795-4820
Email: [email protected]


British Columbia

Russell and Julie Stephanson
Heartland Mennonite Brotherhood Church - Western Fellowship
3 children still at home.
Occupation: construction (stucco)
1 bedroom in basement with queen bed. Adjacent family room with hideaway bed and floor space. 2 full bathrooms, both shared. Extra refrigerator available for use in basement. Not wheelchair accessible.
Also room for RV set-up. Water and power (no septic) hook-up.
20 min to ID border and 2 hrs to Alberta.
Call or text: 604-825-9210
Email: [email protected]

Joann McClinton | McBride Mennonite Church.
Cabin with 2 bedrooms w/ queen beds and full bath. Can also use the living room sofa and add a crib. 2 bedrooms in main house with 2 double beds and shared bathroom.
I'm the daughter of Wayne & Carol McClinton. We live together with my 3 foster children, ages 7, 6, & 4.We will always offer/serve breakfast. Dad Wayne is a farmer and builds cattle feeders.
We can be reached at: home- 1-250-569-8839. Cell phone: call/text- 1-250-569-7539 or email- [email protected]



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