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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

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220 Reviews

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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.

Anniversary Weekend in Ephrata

4.6 on January 17, 2015

This was our second Select Registry property, and we had high expectations going into it. We weren't disappointed! Rebecca was a great hostess, and we enjoyed chatting with her following a delicious breakfast each morning (the french toast was the best!). The inn was very nicely decorated and quiet (we could not hear any road noise from the cars driving by), and there was plenty to do nearby. We stayed in the Crimson Dove Suite, and we'd absolutely stay in there again!

Great experience

5 on January 13, 2015

We love older style B&Bs and Smithton Inn was outstanding in every way. Will stay again when traveling through PA. Be sure to make friends with Lucky...

Great Inn, Great Host

4.8 on January 12, 2015

Came here from Texas and picked the Inn for location and a desire to not "stay at the hotel". Glad I did! The room (sage) was great and the home has interesting period accents and a charming, gracious host. Breakfasts to look forward to as well.

FAR Beyond Expectations

5 on January 05, 2015

Stayed here while visiting family and friends in the area. What was planned as just an overnight stay turned out to be an amazing experience. If your in the area staying at this classic inn is a "must-do."

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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.


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

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