Our Story

It all began in 1961 with one man and a dream!

The structure which houses Travelers Rest dates back to the late 1880’s when it was a popular stop along the stagecoach route to New York City. In 1961, with only three hundred dollars to his name,  Gerhardt Langner purchased the property to open his own restaurant. Over the years, Mr. Langner toiled building elaborate stonework and gardens on the outside. He utilized his carpentry skills to create magnificent wood paneled walls on the inside and to expand the original building with an extensive addition in 1974.

The Langner family proudly maintained Gerhardt’s tradition for 40 years before passing the reins on to us. We welcome the opportunity to serve you in our restaurant or host your private dining experience, event or banquet. Please visit us soon.

Best American Restaurant in Ossining

Located in the hilly landscape of Ossining in New York, Traveler’s Rest is a restaurant that has been providing luxurious German dining experiences since 1961. Originally a popular stop along a stagecoach route to New York City, Gerhardt Langer bought the property to open the restaurant with only $300 to his name. It quickly became one of the most popular restaurants in Ossining, and it still continues to be over 50 years later with the Langer family still at the helm.

Just getting to this stunning and historic restaurant is a journey in itself as you will pass by mesmerizing lakes and woodlands. Once at your destination, you will immediately come across finely manicured lawns and gardens, colorful floral displays, and a striking waterfall. Enter the restaurant and you will be greeted by a charming fireplace with extravagant lighting fixtures and décor that exude class. Their spacious and sophisticated interiors are perfect for events such as birthdays, weddings, and corporate events. For outdoor events, their one-acre manicured garden offers a breathtaking venue to be remembered.

Traveler’s Rest is famous for their distinctively delicious take on classic German meals like zwiebelrostbraten, jaegerschnitzel, and even spaetzle. Every dish in our menu is expertly prepared by highly trained staff who use only the finest ingredients to make every bite perfect. But what really makes them stand out is the excellent service they have been offering since opening. At Traveler’s Rest, we do all we can to make sure you have a truly exceptional dining experience.