Historic Smithton Inn

900 W Main Street , Ephrata, PA 17522 USA (Show map)

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Located in the heart of Lancaster County, the Smithton Inn has been welcoming guests for over 246 years, but don't worry, the Inn doesn't feel like a museum! We strive to combine historic charm with a comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Restaurants, shops and historic sites are all close jaunts from the Smithton Inn, making it ideally situated to explore everything Lancaster County has to offer. Amenities include: - A delicious breakfast each morning - Flat Screen Cable TV / DVDs in EVERY guest room - Hair dryers, makeup mirrors & full length mirrors - Wireless Internet access and free local telephone calls - Concierge and activity recommendations and planning - Movies, books and games available to borrow - One pet-friendly suite available Our well-appointed guestrooms feature: - A temperpedic-top bed with fine linens and lots of pillows - A working fireplace and sitting area with desk - A private bathroom, some with jetted spa tub and shower - Spa-quality towels and robes - Antiques & handcrafted furniture throughout



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great Bed and Breakfast with historic suroundings

5 on August 10, 2015

The Inn is very rustic and full of history being that it was built in 1761. The Innkeeper Rebecca made our visit very pleasurable. The breakfast was all homemade and delicious. Everything is made fresh and not skimpy either. The fruit bowl served with our breakfast was nice and chilled. The room we stayed in was so comfortable, it was like you where back home. We will surely be back next year for sure.

Very welcoming and hospitable, lovely Inn, charming hosts!

4.6 on April 20, 2015

I would recommend the Historic Smithton Inn to anyone who loves historic properties, antiques, quilts, and learning about this area. The hosts go out of their way to be accommodating. There is reading material in the Inn which tells the story of the settlement of Ephrata and the general area, which I was interested to read. The breakfast provided was delicious and plentiful, thoughtfully prepared. We enjoyed our stay and will return.

Our home away from home

5 on April 01, 2015

We visit the Lancaster County area a couple of times a year for antique buying trips, and always stay at the Smithton. The location is convenient, the rooms are spacious and clean, and Rebecca and Dave are gracious hosts. Every time we visit, there are new upgrades to the inn, which illustrate their passion for maintaining a welcoming and comfortable destination. Want to sit by a lit fireplace in your room and surf the web? No problem. Want to enjoy a delicious breakfast? These breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients are FAR better than typical restaurant fare, and served in a warm and inviting dining room, rather than an impersonal chain restaurant cavern. There are several great dining options nearby, Amish attractions, craft brewers, and the Adamstown antique strip is a short drive away, as is the Ephrata Cloister, so there is plenty in the area to do. If you want to venture a bit further afield, there are museums and beautiful countryside drives, and even more dining options, from casual to upscale. If you're still having trouble deciding, both Dave and Rebecca are very familiar with the area and can offer suggestions. If you like the personal connection that comes with a great B&B experience, you must visit the Smithton Inn.


5 on March 27, 2015

Very friendly atmosphere, clean and nicely appointed room with new rain shower. We will stay here again when we are in this area. We highly recommend this b&b. Rebecca was very accommodating for our dietary needs. It was a pleasure to stay here. Sandy and Bob

Always a great visit

4.6 on March 16, 2015

Rebecca goes above and beyond in making sure the guests have a great visit. This was our first visit to the Inn in over 20 years. The charm is still the same, but the Gallaghers make it awesome. Beds are super comfy. It's nice to get away for the weekend. We will be back.

Highly Recommended

5 on March 04, 2015

Professional, courteous, and friendly innkeepers and a very good breakfast with all of the extras.

Wish we could have stayed longer

4.2 on February 19, 2015

Enjoyed our stay on a cold winters night. Rebecca and Dave were very accommodating and full of information about the area. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be back.

My stay at Smithton Inn, Ephrata PA

5 on February 09, 2015

Innkeeper very accommodating, inn is charming and breakfast outstanding. I stay there any chance I ger!

Short but enjoyable stay...

4.0 on February 04, 2015

Rebecca took very good care of us from start to finish!

Great stay at a great place

5 on January 19, 2015

Wonderful, charming inn. Innkeeper is fabulous and the breakfasts are spectacular.

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Rooms & Rates

4. Guestroom Four - Blue

Queen pillow-top bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

2. Guestroom Two - Yellow

Queen pillow-top, canopy bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1. Guestroom One - Sage

First floor guestroom. Queen pillow-top bed, quaint sitting area. Overlooks back garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

3. Guestroom Three - Chocolate

Queen pillow-top canopy bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

7. Guest Suite Seven - Tailor's Cottage

Three-room retreat with private entrance, kitchenette and living room with fireplace. Queen pillow-top bed with additional built-in single. Private bath with spa tub and shower. Fold-away bed in Living Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

5. Guestroom Five - Red

Queen pillow-top four poster bed, sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

6. Guestroom Six - Crimson Dove Suite

King pillow-top bed, extra large sitting area with fireplace. Private bath has heated floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 64 miles

Directions to property:

The Smithton Inn is located on Main Street (US 322) at the junction of South Academy Drive in the borough of Ephrata. From the PA Turnpike: Take Exit 21 and follow Route 222 South to the Ephrata Exit; turn right on US 322 West. Travel approximately four miles through Ephrata. Pass under PA 272. The next traffic light is South Academy, take a left and then a right into our parking lot. From Lancaster: Travel North on Route 222 to the Ephrata Exit; turn left on US 322 West. Travel approximately four miles through Ephrata. Pass under PA 272. The next traffic light is South Academy, take a left and then a right into our parking lot.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Antique Shops, Ephrata Cloister, Buggy Rides, Green Dragon, Amish Farms, Shops and Attractions, Outlet Malls, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , One suite has private entrance and is pet-friendly, Hand-sewn quilts on every bed, Flat Screen cable TV in every room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No For the comfort of our guests
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We have one pet-friendly suite with a private entrance
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: From April 1 through October 31, there is a minimum stay of 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required.
  • Cancellations: With 10 days notice, deposit will be returned, minus $15.00 cancellation fee. With less notice, deposit is forfeited if we are unable to rent the room(s).



Rebecca & David Gallagher

Languages spoken

A little French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Rebecca and Dave love cooking, traveling and entertaining. They love to sail and used to own a 38 foot Beneteau. Ask Dave what it's like to sail UP the Mississippi! Rebecca runs and bikes to stay in shape. She's done 9 marathons, including Big Sur in California. Their eleven year old son, Patrick, will be helping out in the B&B as well... whenever he's not playing baseball that is!

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  • Time Served: Coffee at 7:00, Bkfst at 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining room and Living room.

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Baked Eggs in a Ham Cup with Cheesy Polenta
This dish is as yummy to look at as it is to eat! It's the first dish we served back in June and it's been a guest favorite ever since.